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Old 04-18-07, 01:04 PM   #23476
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I wouldn't call it exactly easy to open. The zippers are heavy duty and quite stiff. 55 is a bit steep for a little bag, but its really full featured and there was obviously alot of work and thought put into it, along with all the exotic hardware. Its also cheaper than any other similar function bag I saw (mostly those lock holster/pouches). Probably not the best choice for your mom though...
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Hey guys and gals, just wanted to intro myself. I am new on this computer forum, and it is a great diversion from writing essays to finish off the school year. I too like the band hot snakes, long bbqs in the park and riding my fixie to York U. 1/2 hour ride, I never see another bike. It is scary in the great white north. Cheers.
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I totally understand and respect that, and I always tried my best to keep him away from anyone who looked like they could be remotely put off by him. But when you have huge bbqs 30 feet away from off leash dog parks its bound to happen evenetually! I don't really know what I'm trying to say here and I don't want to defend any particular viewpoint on this... I guess people just really get angry about stuff...
Who's the genius that puts BBQ pits beside the off leash dog runs..... no judgments made. If that's the way they set the park up , they're just askin' for trouble. Natch for BBQ'n beside the dog run...it's not like you wouldn't see it. Down for a park pit...cook down. Welcome to the diversion Nerdsgirth.
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Its also cheaper than any other similar function bag I saw (mostly those lock holster/pouches). Probably not the best choice for your mom though...
i think i paid $50 for my PUSH hip bag sans lock holster which was made from $2 worth of pac webbing from MEC. come to think of it, if anyone wants one, let me know; i can make one for you super cheap.
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Who's the genius that puts BBQ pits beside the off leash dog runs..... no judgments made. If that's the way they set the park up , they're just askin' for trouble. Natch for BBQ'n beside the dog run...it's not like you wouldn't see it. Down for a park pit...cook down. Welcome to the diversion Nerdsgirth.
The entire park used to be off leash (or at least not specifically on leash), and then one day they put up a metal sign with a map on it outlining the different on and off leash areas. There weren't even bbq pits in this park; people would just bring a ton of hibachi grills and use the picnic tables, many of which were basically bordering the off leash area. No harm done really to either side, its just caused some embarrassing situations I would have rather avoided. I really hope those kids don't grow up terrified of dogs, as it could degrade your quality of life given how common they are in the city.
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i think i paid $50 for my PUSH hip bag sans lock holster which was made from $2 worth of pac webbing from MEC. come to think of it, if anyone wants one, let me know; i can make one for you super cheap.
But can you wear that bag 6 different ways like some kind of special forces wannabe tool?
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i think i paid $50 for my PUSH hip bag sans lock holster which was made from $2 worth of pac webbing from MEC. come to think of it, if anyone wants one, let me know; i can make one for you super cheap.
I've considered sewing something like that into my Chrome pack.. what kind of uber-thread/-needle do you need to sew cordura/webbing?
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But can you wear that bag 6 different ways like some kind of special forces wannabe tool?
I have found many ways to wear mine. I like the codpiece version or, as I like to call it, the toolpouch.
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that sounds about right. my orthotics were close to that about 4 years ago. of course, they were covered by my insurance plan. i'm up for a new pair soon. maybe my insurance company can buy me a new pair of sidis?
Same reply I got. I think next week I'm going to check this out. My insurance covers $900 for orthotics ( lifetime alotment I think) so it might be a major deal.
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Same reply I got. I think next week I'm going to check this out. My insurance covers $900 for orthotics ( lifetime alotment I think) so it might be a major deal.
My coverage is only $300, so I'm out. I have a pair of Sidi's already, but you can't go wrong with another pair. That said, I only really need one orthotic, but I do want two shoes.

The guy who makes my peg leg did offer to build one with a pedal cleat built right in.
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I've considered sewing something like that into my Chrome pack.. what kind of uber-thread/-needle do you need to sew cordura/webbing?
There's this wicked German thread ...polyester...can barely break it with your hand..see if I can find the name....that outta do it I think, sewing machine or by hand?
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if there was a heaven, that'd be it. I'm seriously going to move there.

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There's this wicked German thread ...polyester...can barely break it with your hand..see if I can find the name....that outta do it I think, sewing machine or by hand?
No sewing machine at my house, so I guess by hand. Plus I don't know how I'd get a sewing machine around the waterproof liner in my pack without taking the whole thing apart. I can easily get "behind" it (bag-within-a-bag kind of design) to do it manually though.
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if there was a heaven, that'd be it. I'm seriously going to move there.
I just saw a few problems with that video

There are no bikes in city centre either (well, you can walk them)
that bus setup looks ***REALLY*** dangerous
no bikes on the road (makes things hard for speed demons)

You definitely need a feeling of community for this to work; people really need to work together in harmony. I feel we are all too individualistic and selfish here (as well as ethnically diverse and economically stratified) for this kind of approach to work right away. I know I'd be pissed waiting behind slower cyclists, but thats just because I'm not used to it.

They definitely have the right idea and some of the best cycling infrastructure in the world though.

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Someone just emailed this to me: "I was just at a bike shop at Gerrard and Broadview and they have the biggest bike I have ever seen. A 70 cm Panasonic and nice. $250."

70 cm!!
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how tall would a 70cm frame rider be? Good Lord!
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I'm guessing around 7 feet. I wonder how long the cranks are?
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That's just up the street, I'll have to swing by for a look tomorrow.
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I just saw a few problems with that video

There are no bikes in city centre either (well, you can walk them)
that bus setup looks ***REALLY*** dangerous
no bikes on the road (makes things hard for speed demons)

You definitely need a feeling of community for this to work; people really need to work together in harmony. I feel we are all too individualistic and selfish here (as well as ethnically diverse and economically stratified) for this kind of approach to work right away. I know I'd be pissed waiting behind slower cyclists, but thats just because I'm not used to it.

They definitely have the right idea and some of the best cycling infrastructure in the world though.
If you watch closely you will see some folks blasting ahead by ducking into the traffic lanes but not as wide open in some respects. But again, it's what your used to. I also imagine they filmed at prime commuting time. I also get a little cranked behind slower cyclists, particularly the pedal and coasters. Maybe that's just a general sign for us all to slow down, at least when it doesn't matter.

And welcome nerdsgirth. I used to do a daily ride to Steeles and Leslie, so I know what's it like riding where people have never seen a bicycle before. It was always a pleasure to see the rare cyclist.
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how tall would a 70cm frame rider be? Good Lord!
I remember seeing a pic of Bill Walton straddling his custom road bike. I thought at the time how the head tube was as long as a regular sized bikes seat tube. Mutants.
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The guy who makes my peg leg did offer to build one with a pedal cleat built right in.
That would be amazing.
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No sewing machine at my house, so I guess by hand. Plus I don't know how I'd get a sewing machine around the waterproof liner in my pack without taking the whole thing apart. I can easily get "behind" it (bag-within-a-bag kind of design) to do it manually though.
My lovely wife has the perfect solution. Take it to a shoe maker, dry cleaner, or to someone that does alterations and such. If they can't do it, they'll tell you who can. That's keepin' it simple and it won't cost much.

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