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    Many new bikes around here... here's mine!


    homebuilt commuter, mixte, road and track (+ Ryffranck road)
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    nice bike tuz....slick fenders...

    yo this article pisses me off...its so expensive to incorporate bicycles with transit...
    we should just give up and all drive...yay!
    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/698943

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    very nice job tuz. nice clean lines and great colour choice.

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    Thanks! It's a sweet bike so far. With fenders (now w. flaps and rear light mounted) and Brooks, it's 24lbs. And the fork is pretty wicked: it's bend only near the bottom and has generous rake.
    homebuilt commuter, mixte, road and track (+ Ryffranck road)
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    24 pounds? Not bad at all.
    I rode CanadaWide for Cancer in 2006! I rode 6850km and raised over $110 000 for kids with cancer. Check out the journal at: http://www.cyclingforcancer.ca

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    Big thanks to Krusty. Bikes all put away nicely and the seatpost is perfect. Wicked bar and stem too.
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    New Norco catalog today... 10 sp mountain bike components! *rolleyes* get your gold card out if you want to be the first! 11-36 yo!

    Also, the 3sp sturmey fixed gear is out too. For about half the price of the 10sp mtb cassette alone.

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    I saw a nice Norco single-speed with the belt-drive system and disc-brakes in the old catalogue and I figured it would be a perfect winter bike, it even had tabs for fenders. But damn, it was like $1200 or something nutty like that. I guess the prices for the belt-drive stuff will come down a bit once they gain in popularity but for now, they seem pretty high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    I saw a nice Norco single-speed with the belt-drive system and disc-brakes in the old catalogue and I figured it would be a perfect winter bike, it even had tabs for fenders. But damn, it was like $1200 or something nutty like that. I guess the prices for the belt-drive stuff will come down a bit once they gain in popularity but for now, they seem pretty high...
    I don't think the trek belt drive is close to that price.
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    the trek belt drive is about US$1100

    and then your maintenance cost would also be pretty high, everything is more expensive

    not into it personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy View Post
    Big thanks to Krusty. Bikes all put away nicely and the seatpost is perfect. Wicked bar and stem too.

    You're most welcome. Thanks for the pints! The first load from my garage the other evening was 1.25 metric tonnes, filled the truck, and was less than half what was there. Lord, the home renovation industry is wasteful, but the shoddy, moldy materials have to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exhibitx View Post
    the trek belt drive is about US$1100

    and then your maintenance cost would also be pretty high, everything is more expensive

    not into it personally
    Hmm... that Norco doesn't look like a lot of bike for the money once you take away the belt drive. Also, has anyone done the belt system with an IGH? To be fair, these aren't bad bikes - it's just that we aren't into $1200 SS city/utility bikes, but there should be some market for these out there. Maybe a system like bikeshare would benefit from reduced maintenance?

    The only obvious loser in the belt-drive category has to be that Trek Madone CF SS monstrosity.

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    This is the one I was thinking of, the MSRP is 1175$USD but I am sure you could get it for a bit lower than that.

    http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/conte...and-city-bikes



    I'd love one of those 12lbs Madone SS belt-drive bikes with a 47X15 setup, I'd never need another bike ever again...

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    i don't see the need for a belt drive on that norco. how much maintenance can a bike like that with a chain instead of a belt really be?

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    almost build time, so close
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn View Post
    i don't see the need for a belt drive on that norco. how much maintenance can a bike like that with a chain instead of a belt really be?
    exactly

    i could see wanting a belt on a motorcycle, from what i hear the chains on those are a pain in the butt, but a bike chain is fairly light and easy to maintain

    you also have a lot more options with a bike chain, you don't need to get a new chain whenever you change your gear ratio

    seems like more of a novelty than anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by traffic jammer View Post
    almost build time, so close
    isis?

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    Y to ISIS

    easton vuelta wheels, 3T bar and stem, just need a few more pieces.
    Hey does anyone know who makes that modular/snap together cable guide system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
    Y to ISIS

    easton vuelta wheels, 3T bar and stem, just need a few more pieces.
    Hey does anyone know who makes that modular/snap together cable guide system?
    Nokon?

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    that's the one holy ship that stuff is expensive!!!! .. ok maybe later for that stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post

    I'd never need another bike ever again...
    Except that it is carbon and is unlikely to last that long. I have been wrenching bikes for more years than I care to mention. Until recently a busted frame was a fairly uncommon thing. Since carbon became "The Next Big Thing" I have lost count of the # of busted frames I have seen. One guy has gone thru 2 of the same model in 2 years. Great for bike companies....bad for the consumer.

    As our team motto says "Friends don't let friends ride carbon!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post


    Hey does anyone know who makes that modular/snap together cable guide system?
    There are a few. NOKON and Aztec Powerlines are 2. I have used both and hated them. Pain in the ass to install/maintain and expensive. They are a few grams lighter but not worth the negatives IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech View Post
    Except that it is carbon and is unlikely to last that long. I have been wrenching bikes for more years than I care to mention. Until recently a busted frame was a fairly uncommon thing. Since carbon became "The Next Big Thing" I have lost count of the # of busted frames I have seen. One guy has gone thru 2 of the same model in 2 years. Great for bike companies....bad for the consumer.

    As our team motto says "Friends don't let friends ride carbon!"
    Is there a particular region on the bike where you see failure more often than not with CF? To be honest, I've never ridden a CF bike. Ever. I should just take one on a test ride to see if I notice any serious difference that can't be attributed to different wheels & tires.

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    chain>belt

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    documentary on bike culture in toronto and the igor/attourney general fiascos on now on cbc...

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