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Old 01-16-07, 11:49 AM   #18251
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The ballet of getting the bike into the tub, would be a bad thing. Then I'd have to mop half the house afterwards. I'll drip dry n the front of the house....I should get a collection mat for the water.
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Old 01-16-07, 12:03 PM   #18252
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The ballet of getting the bike into the tub, would be a bad thing. Then I'd have to mop half the house afterwards. I'll drip dry n the front of the house....I should get a collection mat for the water.
That's what I did last night.. I just used this big old bath towel that's been relegated to "biggest rag in the world" use and put it underneath (after shaking/scraping as much slush off as possible outside). I don't worry to much about cleaning stuff. Once a week I just give it a "dry cleaning" with a dry (or perhaps damp) rag while I'm cleaning/lubing my chain. That's what beaters/commuters are for, right?
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I have brushed the excess snow off and out of the treads with a brush outside in the past. I suppose a new brush needs to find it's way outside now that we have snow. Thanks Offhoff.....nice vid.... I loved the under the deck shot..... what's the durometer of those kyrpto wheels 80-85 for polished crete?

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I just put my bike in the tub and give it a gentle rinse under the shower. Then again, I'm single..... hmmm....

Operator are you at Bike Chain this week? I may swing by tomorow.
Yah i'll be here tomorrow from like 2pm+.
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I just realized that I desperately want a cycling-specific add-on for theweathernetwork.ca: daily tire recommendation. Slicks/knobbies/studded? What's a man to do ...
This isn't enough?:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/fea...6.htm?CAON0696
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I just put my bike in the tub and give it a gentle rinse under the shower. Then again, I'm single..... hmmm....


My Ex- said this picture looked dirty.. but I thought I'd share it since the topic came up.

Don't mind the CAT-5 cable hanging out the window. That's Ronin's connection.
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Its like an American Apparel ad missing the surprised looking imp.
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Offhoff.....nice vid.... I loved the under the deck shot..... what's the durometer of those kyrpto wheels 80-85 for polished crete?

Duros are all over the place, some people run softer because it takes cracks easier. Sliders use really hard wheels so that they slide easily. For the parking garage racing league it depends if thats weeks race rules state you can pump or not. Pumping boards generally softer wheels then boards you just tuck on. Its like biking, there are good technical reasons to run certain things and certain times but other times its just run what your comfortable on.
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Old 01-16-07, 03:26 PM   #18259
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Do you really think sidewalks and roads are going to be "dry" tomorrow? That's not how they were today.. They were either wet and slushy or covered with snow!! And I don't see why that'll change overnight!!! LIARS!!!
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Truthiness in weather. If you keep saying that its dry it eventually will be. In July.
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Danhalen I do want to come I"m just pointing out that doing track 1 and 2 at the same time would mean you'd be caught up to what other people have done. I'm glad to hear that the snow ride was fun, I went out for a mini ride to get to a friend's house last night on my s/s mtb and it was great fun slipping and sliding around. 27th is fine for me if thats the day to head off to the track.
Ahhh I see good point. That would be great, although it seems Tovi may have heard otherwise. I don't blame you for not wanting to only do track 1 again.
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Yea but you rode all day right? So, no wonder you didn;t come out for the snow, as you'd been in it all day. Back in my day I'd have in the bottom of a beer pitcher after a day like yesterday. Knees hurting from crankin all day?
Yes indeed. I hear ya on the pitcher. For me it was just pass out really early. Clearly I know how to party. Yeah my knee has been kind of messed up since early December. I took a month off because of it actually. I am back part time, but it isn't going quite as well as anticipated. I think I need another part time job, maybe even full time as I may end up having to take more time off. I don't want to be living with this knee bull**** for the rest of my life. *sigh* all I want to do is ride pain free.
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So I called up Forest City Velodrome and they said they no longer do Track 1 and Track 2 in the same session, even if we're coming from out of town. He gave me reasons why they don't do it anymore, but I'l spare you. But they have them.

Anyways, I was told to get in touch with Daryl (dwawenger@yahoo.ca), who books and teaches Track 1. I was told that Saturday's are pretty "mental", and the earliest date we could book was Feb. 3rd. As for Teusday nights, those are (obviously) much more open. We could even come out tonight if we wanted to.

So, there's some food for thought for the forum. Let's get this ball (or wheel) rolling...
Nice work Tovi. Febuary 3rd looks to be okay for me as well. As of now tuesday night wouldn't be too good, as I would be just finished a day of messengering and be very exhausted, not to mention I would have to get up the next morning to do it again.

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the idea of washing a bike in these frigid temps scares me!

i've heard of frames totally cracking as a result of water freezing... hope you're drying everything well and everything is sealed tight
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There's likely still enough residual salt on the bike to keep any residual water liquid when I go outside.
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Nice work Tovi. Febuary 3rd looks to be okay for me as well. As of now tuesday night wouldn't be too good, as I would be just finished a day of messengering and be very exhausted, not to mention I would have to get up the next morning to do it again.

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I lock my bikes up in the lobby of my building (only 1 tenant other than myself) and put papers underneath to catch melting crap. Leave a broom by the door to get most snow/crap off before you come inside and there won't be too much mess.

If there is a sunny day, I sometimes hit one of those DIY car washes. You just pay 2 bucks and get the high pressure hose to get out the mess. I myself only worry about salt corroding the steel but yeah, I bet a frame could crack if there was a sudden drop in the temperature.
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isn't there issues with the high pressure hose of things being 'shot' into the bb, headset, etc?
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Truthiness in weather. If you keep saying that its dry it eventually will be. In July.
*chephy goes off into its little corner to hibernate until July*
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Old 01-16-07, 06:33 PM   #18270
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isn't there issues with the high pressure hose of things being 'shot' into the bb, headset, etc?
Garden hose and what not should be ok, but I would stay away from pressure washers around any sealed bearing units.
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Went for a ride to grab a 14T cog.
Urbane doesn't have any so I got a 15T.

I don't remember it being so slippery last year.
The jacket and layers underneath just make it so annoying to ride.

I'm thinking a 28c cycle-cross tire would have a much better time in the muck
26 x 1.95 @ 65 PSI just doesn't feel right.
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Yah. Just don't shoot it at those places.
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Yes indeed. I hear ya on the pitcher. For me it was just pass out really early. Clearly I know how to party. Yeah my knee has been kind of messed up since early December. I took a month off because of it actually. I am back part time, but it isn't going quite as well as anticipated. I think I need another part time job, maybe even full time as I may end up having to take more time off. I don't want to be living with this knee bull**** for the rest of my life. *sigh* all I want to do is ride pain free.
what did you do to it to cause the pain?
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what did you do to it to cause the pain?
Dan was opening beer bottles at a party with that soft pocket just under the knee cap. I told him not to to that, but he just kept passing me beers. That's all I remember
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Yah. Just don't shoot it at those places.
With the olde Italian paint job on mine, it would strip the paint instantly...
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