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Forum: Western Canada 11-10-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,966
Posted By DogsBody
Gregor and his cronies are looking at introducing...

Gregor and his cronies are looking at introducing a "Bike Share" program in Vancouver/GVRD.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_sharing_system
Much like the BIXI program in Montreal.
One of the...
Forum: Western Canada 11-10-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,823
Posted By DogsBody
This comment displays a lack of understanding of...

This comment displays a lack of understanding of the costs of running a smaller business when compared to a larger one.
Taxation alone is more onerous for the smaller shop; as well as the skewed...
Forum: Western Canada 11-02-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,471
Posted By DogsBody
Though I would point out (having experience with...

Though I would point out (having experience with the Xtracycle Free Radical) that the kit is very robust, and does the "Trick" nicely.
It is mounted in a very sensible way, and is as strong as...
Forum: Western Canada 11-02-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,823
Posted By DogsBody
It is a valid point concerning the LBS near MEC...

It is a valid point concerning the LBS near MEC Broadway; but they did not have to worry about MEC competing for Bike sales.
And a smaller shop can only "up it's game" so much against something with...
Forum: Western Canada 11-02-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By DogsBody
This is a great idea. The second part is also...

This is a great idea.
The second part is also good for those looking for a greater physical challenge.
Forum: Western Canada 10-26-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,823
Posted By DogsBody
Except that MEC appears to be headed down a very...

Except that MEC appears to be headed down a very gray-lit path with a nigh Wal-Mart-like potential to undercut reputable shops.
I hope they do not begin stocking brands in such a way as to unfairly...
Forum: Western Canada 10-19-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By DogsBody
Factual info here.:thumb:

Factual info here.:thumb:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-19-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By DogsBody
Thanks all for the great input. I have sorted...

Thanks all for the great input.
I have sorted it out.
Funny part of this is that when we got this bike originally this derailleur was on it.
As it turns out someone messed-up big time: The cage...
Forum: Western Canada 10-09-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,661
Posted By DogsBody
It is the Pedal Depot. It is an extension of...

It is the Pedal Depot.
It is an extension of Our Community Bikes up on Main, and 17th.
Shop is open to the Public from 3-6pm.
The rest of the day is spent fixing bikes for sale, and as freebies...
Forum: Western Canada 10-09-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By DogsBody
Placing a bet on 700's. Hybrid commuter by the...

Placing a bet on 700's.
Hybrid commuter by the looks of it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By DogsBody
Right looks image not? lol:D Scrambling...

Right looks image not? lol:D
Scrambling reference for I was.
Image first available i grabbed.

Okay. Gotcha.
Yes those Suntour VX's are wonderful little systems: I have tuned them before, just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By DogsBody
heh. Either the image is reversed, or it is made...

heh. Either the image is reversed, or it is made on mars.
I used that image to show the "bit" I was curious about; sorry for THAT reference cross-up.
Here is better image to reference....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By DogsBody
Suntour Derailleur question.

Don't have the model number yet; but I have a question:
It is obvious that the rear derailleur has a hole for mounting something in it just behind the ?dropout? (where the derailleur hooks onto the...
Forum: Western Canada 09-23-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,661
Posted By DogsBody
Note that on weekends, and evenings (non-rush...

Note that on weekends, and evenings (non-rush hour times): You can take your bike on the Skytrain.
Forum: Western Canada 09-23-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By DogsBody
You planning on using the #3 (Crowsnest) I...

You planning on using the #3 (Crowsnest) I assume:
I have never ridden it; but having lived for 16 years, and having family in Lethbridge AB; I can honestly say I know this route like the back of my...
Forum: Western Canada 09-23-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By DogsBody
This is actually what is happening. VACC...

This is actually what is happening.
VACC confirms it.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-23-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By DogsBody
Two things: I have a Tikit that I won from...

Two things:
I have a Tikit that I won from MOMENTUM; and after several test rides found it fit just fine.
I am 6' tall, 170 lbs.
My build is a little wonky: I have long legs/arms, and a short...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-22-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 44,713
Posted By DogsBody
Noes. They go for the other nuts first. ...

Noes.
They go for the other nuts first.
Unless you are a woman.
Then they try to hide in the bush.
Forum: Western Canada 09-22-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,661
Posted By DogsBody
You will be close to several Grocery outlets. ...

You will be close to several Grocery outlets.
It should also be pointed out that there is now a Skytrain line running down the Lougheed Highway.
Which, judging by your description; will be very...
Forum: Western Canada 09-21-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By DogsBody
This is factual. Main highways have good...

This is factual.
Main highways have good shoulders; So you should be good-to-go.
My Dad is one of those "Albertan owners"; he owns a time-share in Fairmont Hot Spring.
I have cycled the circular...
Forum: Western Canada 09-21-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By DogsBody
Loved the one with the Nun BMX'er ("God's...

Loved the one with the Nun BMX'er ("God's Lesson"), and "White Vans" (won the People's Choice award. -Well deserved).
Was pleasantly suprised to see the one from Victoria called "No, no. Yes"....
Forum: Western Canada 09-21-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,661
Posted By DogsBody
The Central Valley Greenway has been a handy...

The Central Valley Greenway has been a handy addition to the entire corridor from Vancouver to New Westminster.
I have friend that uses it to get from his house in East Vancouver (near Commercial...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-08-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By DogsBody
This is a good point. I will back-up my info by...

This is a good point.
I will back-up my info by saying I am a Hybrid Commuting/Touring rider (flat bars).
Forum: Western Canada 09-04-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,966
Posted By DogsBody
Here's hoping the rumour that the Helmet Law is...

Here's hoping the rumour that the Helmet Law is being examined for a repeal is true.
Ridership needs to go up. Not stagnate because of a barely useful piece of plastic on the head.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-04-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 44,713
Posted By DogsBody
Here's hoping that the helmet law repealed up...

Here's hoping that the helmet law repealed up here.
(I've heard a rumour)
Helmets work against the drive for a Bixi-Bike program, and the drive to increase ridership.
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