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  1. The roads here get plowed pretty quick so the...

    The roads here get plowed pretty quick so the snow is not a major problem. Monday and Tuesday were windy but it wasn't cold (highs around -5C) otherwise that would have been a face-freezer.
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    I've had two cable locks in recent years. One...

    I've had two cable locks in recent years. One would flex pretty well in cold weather. The one I have now stiffens right up. I don't remember the brand of the flexy one. Has anyone found a...
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    Sticky: It's seriously time to get the studded tires on. ...

    It's seriously time to get the studded tires on. Wiped out once already this morning.

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    Poll: Other: Xootr push scooter

    Other: Xootr push scooter
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    I would miss Bixi if it went down. I come into...

    I would miss Bixi if it went down. I come into Toronto by train every month or two and I find Bixi perfect when I have a bunch of chores downtown. They do need more stations outside the downtown...
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    I have a size 58 black, almost new FCU frame that...

    I have a size 58 black, almost new FCU frame that is too big for me. Anyone interested in trading a 56 frame for mine?
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    Massive 1,200 bike sculpture in Taipei

    This has got to be the biggest bike-related art work in history. I can't imagine how much work this was:
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    "Gutter Pan". Thanks noisebeam, now at least I...

    "Gutter Pan". Thanks noisebeam, now at least I know what they're called. Still don't know what they're for.
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    Thanks guys. How common are these in your...

    Thanks guys.

    How common are these in your areas? My city Belleville and Kingston are the only places I've seen these. What is the purpose of these strips anyway? I'm considering getting my...
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    Concrete strip at edge of road

    Major roads in my town Belleville, Ontario and in nearby Kingston have a 1' wide strip of concrete running along the edge of the roadway. AFAICT from what little I've found on the Internet, the...
  11. Thread: Mec has bikes.

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    I've been an MEC member since about 1985. I've...

    I've been an MEC member since about 1985. I've never yet had anything but a pleasant experience with staff, including the Toronto store bike staff while shopping for bikes this winter.

    I was...
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    I doubt this is the real BSNYC. The BS doesn't...

    I doubt this is the real BSNYC. The BS doesn't write 'gonna' or 'wanna' for 'going to' or 'want to'.
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    Can you buy the Kona Sutra as a frameset?

    Can you buy the Kona Sutra as a frameset?
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    I agree that Urbane is a good store for commuting...

    I agree that Urbane is a good store for commuting bikes, same for Curbside. MEC's new line of bikes includes commuters too.

    What's the advantage of having your LBS order from suppliers such as...
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    Here's a web page describing surface conditions...

    Here's a web page describing surface conditions on the trail:

    http://www.rideau-info.com/cattrail/cycling.html

    Haven't done it myself so can't collaborate.
  16. I ride 175's on my Steamroller because of my long...

    I ride 175's on my Steamroller because of my long legs (in addition to a set back seatpost). No pedal strike so far but I don't ride as hard as some here would.
  17. Don't know anything about these guys: ...

    Don't know anything about these guys:

    http://www.capricornbicycles.com/index.php

    Velo-Orange started selling this frameset just a few days ago:

    http://www.velo-orange.com/vopomfr.html
  18. Since you say you have long legs and ride with...

    Since you say you have long legs and ride with the seat all the way back, you might want to avoid bikes with steep seat tube angles (not withstanding you wanting a more aggressive design). The...
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    I read a study somewhere recently that found that...

    I read a study somewhere recently that found that moderate exercise (such walking, easy jogging) helps prevent and relieve sickness such as colds. Strenuous exercise however can make you sicker. ...
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    Sheldon-lock it with 2 locks (i.e. ulock plus...

    Sheldon-lock it with 2 locks (i.e. ulock plus cable+pad lock) as BA Commuter said above. Your bike will then be better locked than any others locked nearby and so a relatively harder and less...
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    I'm 5' 10" with a 34" cycling inseam (so long...

    I'm 5' 10" with a 34" cycling inseam (so long legged) and bought the 58 frameset of the MB Phantom Cross Uno which I believe is built with the same frame as the Messenger. This was too small for me...
  22. The only reason for 2 1/2 wide" tires is to ride...

    The only reason for 2 1/2 wide" tires is to ride in deep snow or sand like the Pugsley, and there's no way you can do this singlespeed and still ride on the road without spinning like crazy. Plus...
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    Yeah, I've found the seat tube angle of my...

    Yeah, I've found the seat tube angle of my Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno too steep for my long upper legs (probably about 74 on the 60 cm frame despite what the geometry chart says) so I've been...
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    This was an awesome post. As a guy with long...

    This was an awesome post. As a guy with long legs and arms, I can pretty much relate.

    Skmetz: why the high handlebars? If we're talking about long armed riders, couldn't they be lower?

    Would...
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    Contradicting myself, Bike Fridays come in a...

    Contradicting myself, Bike Fridays come in a Large size.
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