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  1. I think the time to consider weight is before you...

    I think the time to consider weight is before you buy the bike. What I'm reading is that you substituted the bus with a bike. Great choice. Why consider $300 in upgrades and labour on a $500 bike....
  2. Vintage Westfalen Child's Scooter BB Overhaul

    Bought this at a garage sale for $5. I think it has potential although it's a bit of a fixer upper. While the crank rotates, it's a bit rough. Do I approach the BB removal from the right side or the...
  3. Ever Buy a Tire That Wouldn't Fit? Conti 700*28 Touring Plus

    Hi,

    I recently purchashed two Conti Touring Plus 700*28s and I'm having one heck of a time trying to get them on. Anyone else ever have this problem?

    The problem is with the last 8" or so. I...
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    I've read many of your posts with great interest....

    I've read many of your posts with great interest. I too do some resistance training 2 or 3 times a week: nothing spectacular but it's making me look better in the mirror....

    Just wondering if any...
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    Sticky: 52 years old Riding enthusiastically since 2003...

    52 years old
    Riding enthusiastically since 2003 when I began commuting about 50kms a day, every day from mid-March to late-October. Now, with w/e rides included I average about 7500 kms/year....
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    Acceptable Storage System?

    Hi. I just picked up my new Tarmac.Is it appropriate to 'hang' a CF bike as shown in the pic? I've never had an issue with my aluminum Allez.

    TIA
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    Long ago on a similar thread, someone opined that...

    Long ago on a similar thread, someone opined that CF attenuates (getting away from the damping/dampening thingy :-) high frequency vibrations better than ALU and therefore leaves the rider in a less...
  8. Can't over emphasize the importance of in-flight...

    Can't over emphasize the importance of in-flight nutrition. Suggest you start finding the right combination of endurance drink/snacks that will propel you from start to finish.
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    Worked as directed. Had to use an old pipe to get...

    Worked as directed. Had to use an old pipe to get some extra oomph.

    Thanks again.

    Phil
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    Crank Brow Candy c crank side removal

    Hi,

    I'm stuck - literally and figuratively. Which way do I turn the hex key to remove my pedal?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi, I'm from Orleans as well. (Haven't been on...

    Hi,
    I'm from Orleans as well. (Haven't been on this site for a while) What sort of recreational riding are you interested in? I know that Orleans Cycles of St Joseph has a friendly group that gets...
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    Easton Vista SLs or Fulcrum Racing 6

    I'd value the Forum's input.

    Just took delivery of a stock Specialized Tarmac Comp 105. First all-carbon bike for this lad. :) Comes with Fulcrum 6 wheels which I gather is a cross between the 5...
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    If modesty is an issue, consider yourself...

    If modesty is an issue, consider yourself fortunate that you're into cycling and not bodybuilding! :-)
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    Something Dear, Something Cheap...

    In dressing for this morning's commute and coupled with the weather we're having here in Eastern Ontario (rain, coolish temps), I decided to wear a complimentary shower cap I took from an earlier...
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    In sunny Ottawa, managed to get in 15km yesterday...

    In sunny Ottawa, managed to get in 15km yesterday (Christmas day (-9c)) before my parents arrived. Nothing makes turkey go down better than a pre-dinner workout. :-) Got in 20km today (-7c.) While...
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    Up here in Canada, our cross country...

    Up here in Canada, our cross country automotive/everything else retailer started selling an all carbon bike this year for 999 CDN. Components are the ones below Sora. Tires are 700*23's. One size. ...
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    Poll: Is the OP question ambiguous? "Do Females like...

    Is the OP question ambiguous? "Do Females like guys to shave their legs"

    I think the question is explicitly asking if women like men who shave womens' legs. I think we can all agree on the intent...
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    An accountant would reply by closing the blinds,...

    An accountant would reply by closing the blinds, locking the door, and ask in a hushed voice, "what do you want your average speed to be?"
  19. Thread: first timer

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    Bide your time, wait for the right bike, and then...

    Bide your time, wait for the right bike, and then strike. IMO, getting a 'good' road bike at the start will make a world of difference if it's performance you're looking for. If you get a nice...
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    2010 Rapid 1 Stem: Is it Special?

    Is there anything extra special about the stem configuration on the Rapid 1?

    When a friend, with whom I cycle to work occasionally, told me last week that he just replaced his sporty mtb with a...
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    Feel Good Thought For the Day

    A recent post on the Ottawa area Craigslist - Bike section.

    Hi - I just wanted to thank the kind cyclist who stopped while flying down a hill to help me with a flat tire. You gave me a cartridge...
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    Could you offer some context of what a "cold...

    Could you offer some context of what a "cold ride" temperature is where you ride? It might help focus recommendations.
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    That pretty much echoes the message in the...

    That pretty much echoes the message in the seminal book on finding employment, "What Color is Your Parachute?"

    After some self analysis to determine your passion, let everyone and their dog know...
  25. What do Canadians have to be thankful for? A...

    What do Canadians have to be thankful for?

    A neighboUr where 76% recently suggested that if Canada were attacked by a foreign country that the US should step in. (Rasmussen poll in Sept) Canada...
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