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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Club Affiliations: Bianchi Riders Club
Horizon 100
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Member Since: November 2004 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 km Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 36,930 km

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Most of my cycling is my 27km (round-trip) commute to work on the Novato hybrid.

Purchased the Bianchi in the Fall of '06.

Bike commuted through seven winters. Pretty well set up now. Making it through the first winter was a major achievement, second was fine-tuning the bike setup, since then it's been pretty easy with the exception of a few bad snowstorm days.


click to enlarge 2003 Bianchi Veloce M Alloy Pro
Road bike
Description:  Purchased from original owner who put 1000km on it.
Reparto Course M Alloy Pro with Campagnolo Veloce Gruppo, Net97 rims.

Replaced the 120mm stem with a 100mm in spring '08.

Not the lightest road bike out there, but handles beautifully, feels very quick.

Previous owner told me I have to give it at least one race, since it's never been raced.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,848.7 km

700 x 23C Continental Gatorskin - Folding, front, 2,912 km
700 x 23C Continental Ultra Gatorskin - trainer duty, rear, 3,716 km
Campagnolo Veloce Cassette 9 speed, 407 km
Shimano Road Shoe single speed, 6,101 km
generic Fizik Bar Tape - Celeste single speed, 4,652 km
Campagnolo Record 9 speed, 60 km

click to enlarge 2005 Marin Novato
XC Mountain bike
Description:  Not much original on this bike.
Upgraded to Deore hydraulic disc brakes in '06.
Replaced the front wheel in '08 (taco'd)
Ultegra 12-23 cassette in '08
Continnental Traffic tires in '08

Major overhaul April '09:
- Shimano SLX Shifters
- Shimano SLX Front & Rear Derailleurs
- Race Face Ride XC 44/32/22 Chainset
- FSA ISIS hollow shaft Bottom Bracket
- SRAM PC991 chain

This has proven to be the perfect commuter bike. With slicks, it feels quite quick & responsive, with studded Nokians it handles most of what a Saskatchewan winter can dish out.

Came very close to replacing the bike this year, but rebuilt it for about 1/3 the cost of replacing it with something with similar specs.

Lifetime Odometer: 25,161.5 km

26 x 1.90 Continental Traffic, front, 6,879 km
26 x 1.90 Continental Traffic, rear, 6,879 km
Shimano Ultegra Cassette 9 speed, 8,798 km
generic Cannondale Roam (shoes) single speed, 10,003 km
Shimano SLX 660 Front Derailleur 9 speed, 5,652 km
SRAM PC-951 9 speed, 5,716 km
Shimano SLX Rear Derailleur - Med Cage 9 speed, 5,652 km
Shimano SLX Shifters 9 speed, 5,652 km
generic Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL single speed, 5,652 km

click to enlarge 1987 Norco Montrey
Road bike
Description:  SOLD March 2012
Purchased from Doug's Spoke 'n Sport when they first started up.

53/42 double with 6-spd rear. Mostly SR Suntour components. Original except new cartridge type bottom bracket.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,319.7 km

click to enlarge 2004 Marin Larkspur
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  Sadly, this bike is no longer with us.
After an enjoyable 10 months of faithful service, she was stolen in the middle of the day in front of her owner who was outside shooting hoops/ mentoring a grade 4 student.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,251.0 km
No planned events for 2024

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