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Old 01-30-02, 01:09 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of Norco bikes?

Who are Norco, and are there bikes worth buying? I saw someone riding one today, could anyone give me any info. Thanks CC
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Old 01-30-02, 02:25 PM   #2
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They are a Canadian company. I've seen some articles in mags about them. I think they build a quality bike but I don't know much about them. Check out their site.
http://www.norco.com/firstscreen.htm
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You live in Canada and you haven't heard of Norco before?

They make great mountain bikes IMO. They have a reputation of being the best deal for the $$ in Canada. What type of bike were you looking at?

BTW where abouts in Canada are you?
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Old 01-30-02, 03:09 PM   #4
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Bikerider I live in the coldest city in Canada, that being Winnipeg, I am looking at a mountain bike around 500.00 Thanks for replying to my post. CC
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Runge has a Norco..Haven't seen him around here for awhile though. They have some sweet looking bikes at their website.
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Norco is a VAncouver-based company thart makes a very fine MTB at generally very affordabole prices. I've always been impressed with their quality. They're making a full range this year, from roadies to XC MTBs to BMX, but they'ew best known for their "North Shore" [freeride bikes], for which they have a top-notch reputation.

Good bikes. Mostly made in Canada, in fact.
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Hey - Portage and Main - coldest streetcorner in North America. Is that really true?

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Hey - Portage and Main - coldest streetcorner in North America. Is that really true?
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It's what the Winnepegers will have you think. I'd expect there are street corners in Yellowknife, Inuvik, Iqaluit and Tuktoyaktuk that are considerably colder.
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Thanks everyone, Gary, it is true it is the coldest corner in North America, by the way my dad is from the Netherlands, nice to hear from you. Thanks
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The corner of Portage & Main in Winterpeg is the source of that bitter wind which the Americans call the "Canadian Clipper." (and you all thought it was a natural occurence) One of Canada's gratuitous exports.

I've always heard that the coldest temperature recorded in Canada was something like -70F, at Snag, Yukon Territory but I'm pretty sure it's colder in other places. Regardless, it makes for relatively miserable riding conditions, IMHO.

A little side note...it's so flat around Winterpeg that you can watch your dog run away for days and days!
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But it's a dry cold!

Really it's the venturi effect of the buildings and the street configuration that amplifies the effect of the wind and makes it seem a lot colder than the temperature would indicate (high windchill).
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NORCO?!

It`s a deal to do, a brand in the average about high class bikes in canada you have something for you money.
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Actually, if you want a cold street corner, you have to go to Kuujjuarapik in Quebec. When you're waiting for the sled on the corner of Ookpik Ave. and Wemindji Way and the wind is blowing off the bay, ya gotta wonder when spring is coming. Of course, this is in June!
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I used to work for shop that sold 'em when they were imported to the U.S., ALWAYS a good buy for the money. Hard to sell here, the bikes iddn't didn't have the "NAME" .

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