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Forum: Charity Events 12-02-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By 0speedbike
Cycle of Giving 24 hour kids bike building marathon


Saturday December 14th –Sunday December 15th, 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Cycle of Giving is bringing volunteer mechanics together to build over 250 bicycles for Winnipeg children...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-10-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By 0speedbike
Community Bike Shop Job posting

Employment Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator
Term Position: March 1, 2013 – January, 2014 (with possibility of renewal)
28 hrs/week @ $17/hr with benefits.

Since 2010 The WRENCH has been...
Forum: Charity Events 12-13-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By 0speedbike
Cycle of Giving - 24 Hour Kid's Bike Building Marathon!

Cycle of Giving will bring volunteer mechanics together for a 24 hour kids bike building marathon. On December 17th & 18th...
Forum: Winter Cycling 04-13-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,654
Posted By 0speedbike
Step through?

Just for fun I took a trike for a spin this winter to haul a bunch of parts to a LCBS. It was awful. It was quite snowy and felt like peddling through deep sand or something like that... perhaps...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-28-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,400
Posted By 0speedbike
found bike ettiquette

I found an abandoned bike. I posted it on a couple of email lists n web site and left an obvious note where it was found but so far no response. My question is- how long should I wait before I part...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-09-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,448
Posted By 0speedbike
There is a shocking amount of winter riders here...

There is a shocking amount of winter riders here considering- a) the sh*tty road conditions/infrastructure b) that we are the coldest city with a population of over 600 000 in the world c) that the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-09-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By 0speedbike
SS 42 front 16 rear on 700s w/ 30mm tires... but...

SS 42 front 16 rear on 700s w/ 30mm tires... but it's fairly flat here.
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-09-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By 0speedbike

I too find that if my toque, mask/neck-warmer, helmet combo is the least bit tight I get a head ache right away. It's even worse when it drops bellow -30c and I break out the goggles. i find if I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-21-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By 0speedbike
Winnipeg Job Posting

'lo all,
Attached is a job posting from the Winnipeg Repair Education N" Cycling Hub.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-21-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By 0speedbike
Winnipeg Job Postings

Hello all,

Attached are 2 job postings from the Winnipeg Repair Education N' Cycling Hub.

Forum: Winter Cycling 09-17-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,269
Posted By 0speedbike
1is nice two is nice too.

It's true, one doesn't "need" an other bike for winter. In my city winters are intense and to many riders here it is testament to the awesomeness of bikes that if you keep it maintained you can ride...
Forum: Winter Cycling 09-16-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,081
Posted By 0speedbike

lots of interesting posts.
I think if you read through them one finds that there is no "best" for winter cyclinig, there is just what works for different individuals in different conditions...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-05-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By 0speedbike
Hit the streets

Having a good bell and ringing it frequently is a good way of clearing the path but you gotta remember that those park-like pathways are like side walks i.e. kids, joggers, dogs etc... totally trump...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-29-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By 0speedbike
It's true...

It's true...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-25-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By 0speedbike
giver giver

Ride hard sweetheart.
People will always **** on you for doing the right thing.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By 0speedbike
Community Bike shop Policies.

'lo there folks.
I'm part of a group starting up a local hub for cycling education, advocacy and access called the W.R.E.N.C.H.
We're looking for organizational by-laws, policies and “best...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-07-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By 0speedbike
Why not get a cheap cell phone and call in the...

Why not get a cheap cell phone and call in the licence plates of the offending drivers your self?
You might gain insight into where cyclists' rights lay on the cops priority list.
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-14-10, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 311,838
Posted By 0speedbike
peg city cycle


This here is my winter ride. Because I volunteer @ a community bike shop I was able to build it for $0 out of 95% post-consumer parts (my old winter bike got stolen, it too 95% post...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-14-10, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By 0speedbike

From what I've encountered this seems to be how most/all of the mtn bike forks made for 26" wheels w/ brazed on studs are. If dude who sold you those claimed that cantilever or v brakes would work...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-13-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By 0speedbike
front break only just fine in winter

Of the 9 winters I've ridden 6 of then have been on a ss road bike with front break only. No problems, but different strokes for different folks I guess.
This winter I've added a back break simply...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-26-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By 0speedbike
sit bones

Do you know what I mean when I reffer to one's "sit bones"? Kinda the "blades" of your pelvis when your in a sitting position? Just rock back n forth on your butt and you'll find where they are....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-26-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By 0speedbike

'lo there.
I find a disc grinder (you can buy a disc that fits on a regular electric drill) works well. I don't think that removing rivets will weaken the structure but if by you comment about...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-06-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 0speedbike
"Avoid any single speed like the plague." That...

"Avoid any single speed like the plague."
That might be true for that person but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's true for you. If folks ask I generally advise them to try out different bikes...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-05-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 0speedbike
why new?

'lo there.
If yer over 300 I would be weary of aluminium frames if your going to do any rough riding. They have snapped on me before w/ painful results. As for wheels I really don't know what the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-09-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By 0speedbike
thanks folks

thanks folks
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