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Forum: Commuting 05-21-09, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By JeanCoutu
+1 to get rid of it. I've been car free for many...

+1 to get rid of it. I've been car free for many years now, it started like you described with the car essentially rotting in place because I used my bike instead. Except, I waited untill it no...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,344
Posted By JeanCoutu
On unthreaded valve stems: Today I came across...

On unthreaded valve stems: Today I came across two of these, the client had a flat on the rear. The tire had a shreded truck tire metal wire in it that had caused a flat, she wanted me to replace...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By JeanCoutu
Please do not buy a battery from golden motors,...

Please do not buy a battery from golden motors, this is something you will almost certainly regret. Ping is just about the cheapest lithium that works, http://stores.shop.ebay.com/PingBattery but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-19-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,084
Posted By JeanCoutu
You have the essence of a true weight weenie, I...

You have the essence of a true weight weenie, I would suggest following neil0502's advice and have a look on those forums (the listings are less helpful imo)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-19-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By JeanCoutu
Well, I would argue the point in riding it would...

Well, I would argue the point in riding it would be to get around, since that's what I use this bike for. I'm most likely gonna ride it until **** happens, for now it's flawless.

It's some cheap...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-19-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By JeanCoutu
Well, I would suggest you are indeed being...

Well, I would suggest you are indeed being unreasonable with torque given you're stripping things. Been there, done that. But thankfully on my own bikes as I learned to wrench on them. I tighten...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-19-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By JeanCoutu
Freewheel hub race has a crack in it

So I setup my bike all nice like, with a new wider range freewheel, but the chain was too short in the big rind/big cog sombination and I figured I'd be smart enough to not use such extreme cross...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-28-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,165
Posted By JeanCoutu
Fixed electric bike? Edit: my last one...

Fixed electric bike?

Edit: my last one weighed a ****ton, like 35lbs for sure.
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-27-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By JeanCoutu
Figure out how much electricity your charger uses...

Figure out how much electricity your charger uses to fill an empty battery, calculate in function of electricity cost, then offer your employer grossly more then that. EG 10A*48V = 480wh, with a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-27-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By JeanCoutu
Find a strong rack with round-ish edges and lotsa...

Find a strong rack with round-ish edges and lotsa supporting surface, weak ones will bend & break, the kind that leave you sitting on two aluminum rods are pretty horrible to sit on. Also you need a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-22-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,479
Posted By JeanCoutu
Quite a lot of the bikes I've seen fitted with a...

Quite a lot of the bikes I've seen fitted with a bionx have handlebar mount bottle cages because the battery is secured on the downtube bottle cage bolts. Usually, very freddy bikes.


My UO-9...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-22-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By JeanCoutu
10 year old downhill bikes are dramaticly...

10 year old downhill bikes are dramaticly different from modern ones, definitely vintage.
Forum: Winter Cycling 04-22-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By JeanCoutu
Two big ones: Getting wet from rain. ...

Two big ones:

Getting wet from rain.
Getting wet from sweat.

That **** is bogus.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-19-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By JeanCoutu
Myeah when I take a shower washing my hair cleans...

Myeah when I take a shower washing my hair cleans my nails and hands mostly, for the rest I got an old toothbrush there for that, works pretty well and my hands end up pretty clean. Orange gritty...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-19-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By JeanCoutu
Dunno man, this makes my hands get dry and skin...

Dunno man, this makes my hands get dry and skin gets wrinkles/loose it's stretchyness.

I put on blue park tools gloves before using the parts cleaner and keep em on after, but they end up getting...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-10-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By JeanCoutu
I see this as an attempt to get some bikes off...

I see this as an attempt to get some bikes off the roads.
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-01-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,696
Posted By JeanCoutu
Man I gotta get me a set of those. As is I use...

Man I gotta get me a set of those. As is I use anybike; carry a large backpack with a cloth bag in it. I try to only fill my backpack, if I get too much I can put it in the cloth bag and hang it on...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-25-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,287
Posted By JeanCoutu
One of my freinds had an interesting automatic...

One of my freinds had an interesting automatic shifter story. His parents had a set of them, and with his brother one day they decided to race down the street for some reason. But they didn<t go...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-25-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,908
Posted By JeanCoutu
Well, there<s a simulator at ebikes.ca, if you...

Well, there<s a simulator at ebikes.ca, if you know what unloaded top speed to expect at a given voltage for your motor, then matching it with something similar on the simulator should give you a...
Forum: Foo 02-22-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By JeanCoutu
Shoulda made this a poll.

Shoulda made this a poll.
Forum: Commuting 02-22-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,216
Posted By JeanCoutu
There's a lot of such **** segments in Quebec...

There's a lot of such **** segments in Quebec city's bike ways, what happens is say they'll paint a constriction lane or make a separate path on open ground where it's convenient and cheap to do so,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-22-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,187,045
Posted By JeanCoutu
I for one, ****ing love that paint job. In fact,...

I for one, ****ing love that paint job. In fact, I think I'm gonna try & imitate it soon-ish, except I'll write something on the downtube with a sharpie. Otherwise, that lonewolf reflector in the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-20-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By JeanCoutu
+1 But then again, a few years ago I got a...

+1

But then again, a few years ago I got a used bike to go to and from work, rode it 100-150 kms per week for a few months, also did maintenance on it myself. Anyways at some point shortly after...
Forum: Touring 02-19-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By JeanCoutu
At some point I was crossing the Pont de Quebec,...

At some point I was crossing the Pont de Quebec, and there were two tourists there, one of them with a camera taking video. Years later I accidentally found this video of the bridge, with me in it:...
Forum: Commuting 02-19-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,432
Posted By JeanCoutu
Meh. **** that noise, ebikes rock and haters can...

Meh. **** that noise, ebikes rock and haters can suck my balls.
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