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Le Poisson

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In case you were thinking of cycling to work...
« on: May 27, 2015, 09:42:46 PM »
Just thought I'd point out this "commuter bike" for sale in Toronto right now... http://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/markham-york-region/commuter-bike/1072156470

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Re: In case you were thinking of cycling to work...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 12:12:00 AM »
Perfect for commuting from one side of the velodrome to the other?

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Re: In case you were thinking of cycling to work...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 07:02:23 AM »
I'd use a TT bike quite happily if I had a long commute without too many lights to stop at.  Not having gearing though pretty much negates the benefits of your aero position.  Disc wheels would be also dumb considering the amount of wind we usually get around here.

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Re: In case you were thinking of cycling to work...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 07:04:22 AM »
Disc wheels would be also dumb considering the amount of wind we usually get around here.

Ooh, why so? I've felt stupid for not going for disc brakes (I'm a nervous nelly on steep downhills), so I'd love to feel that I actually, accidentally, chose correctly ;) especially given the horrendous winds we've had in the 905 lately.

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Re: In case you were thinking of cycling to work...
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 07:18:06 AM »
Disc wheels would be also dumb considering the amount of wind we usually get around here.

Ooh, why so? I've felt stupid for not going for disc brakes (I'm a nervous nelly on steep downhills), so I'd love to feel that I actually, accidentally, chose correctly ;) especially given the horrendous winds we've had in the 905 lately.
Disc wheels != disc brakes

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Re: In case you were thinking of cycling to work...
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 08:41:55 AM »
Disc wheels would be also dumb considering the amount of wind we usually get around here.

Ooh, why so? I've felt stupid for not going for disc brakes (I'm a nervous nelly on steep downhills), so I'd love to feel that I actually, accidentally, chose correctly ;) especially given the horrendous winds we've had in the 905 lately.
Disc wheels != disc brakes

D'oh! Never mind--I can entirely see how that weird filled-in wheel would be hellish in the wind.