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  1. There was no marketing bs in the purchase of my...

    There was no marketing bs in the purchase of my armoured cable lock. As I stated, it was the right lock for my needs. I will not carry a much heavier type for my daily commuting as my bike is nearly...
  2. Yes the bike is in good condition, just not as...

    Yes the bike is in good condition, just not as mint as when it was stolen. There are some cosmetic scuffs/scratches in the paint, but not through into the carbon. This is a pretty strong frame...
  3. Even good quality U-locks & the extremely heavy...

    Even good quality U-locks & the extremely heavy chains we see all the time now can be defected within moments by a properly be-tooled thief.

    My bike had a cable lock with a flexible metal armoured...
  4. I think the local police were on a big bike theft...

    I think the local police were on a big bike theft push back due to a recent news story about a girl u tubing her own bike recovery sting....meeting a seller, taking a test ride and just kept going....
  5. Regarding insurance obligation, legally...

    Regarding insurance obligation, legally disclosing a recovered bike after a claim has been settled is required. Otherwise I would be "stealing" from the insurance company. They said I could repay my...
  6. Thx...they were pretty amazed at the story and I...

    Thx...they were pretty amazed at the story and I think it helped them be flexible with the current valuing of the bike...they just asked me to get a LBS written value estimate and they'd go with that...
  7. Gettin' One Back! How my bike was un-stolen

    Lost my beloved all carbon hybrid some 1.5 yrs ago, taken from my garage, lock burned through and left on the ground. Did the usual stuff, reported to police & posted to local bike theft website with...
  8. I paid $184 CDN for my Cambium 3 weeks ago from...

    I paid $184 CDN for my Cambium 3 weeks ago from my local Mountain Equipement Coop (Canada's answer to the USA's REI stores). MEC has a killer return policy..."Rock Solid"...basically no time...
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    I've had my Cambium on my daily commuter...

    I've had my Cambium on my daily commuter hybrid/bamboo frame ride for 3 weeks now and I'm pretty sure it's a keeper for me. Since I've only had spongey/gel type saddles until now, it took me about a...
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    Kudos 4 Shimano & LBS

    Took my rear wheel with Shimano IGH Alfine11 into my LBS to fix a leaking oil seal. The shop had recently performed the first oil change on the hub and ever since, it has been leaking excessively...
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    When a shop detects a stolen bike and then as a...

    When a shop detects a stolen bike and then as a result it gets reunited with the rightful owner, that is a pretty great way to gain a loyal customer. Plus the shops could post figures as "bragging...
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    LBS's & Bike Theft Idea

    Has anyone thought of approaching local bike shops in your area to get them to participate in identifying stolen bikes and returning them to rightful owners? I'm thinking having them agree to check...
  13. Here's my story: 1.5 yrs ago my All Carbon...

    Here's my story:
    1.5 yrs ago my All Carbon Hybrid bike was stolen from my parking garage. Filed a police report, an insurance claim and posted the incident on the Vancity Bike Watch website...
  14. My progress can be tracked here...headset first...

    My progress can be tracked here...headset first appears on page 3:

    http://www.pbase.com/d30/bamboobike&page=1
  15. OK..happy to report a successful mission. The...

    OK..happy to report a successful mission. The headset went it lower cup first as suggested. But it did want to go sideways a few times. I stopped torquing on the AllThread and just tapped the...
  16. I'm thinking to use the two BB "Bungs" (as BBS...

    I'm thinking to use the two BB "Bungs" (as BBS calls them...I call them plugs) pictured below to act as my "washers" for the headset press in:
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    I`ve grabbed a digital caliper from work and...
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    Like most things in life, the proof is in the...

    Like most things in life, the proof is in the pudding. We'll see how the design holds up...BBS has claims on their site that their frame build technique has hundreds of builds that have held up for...
  18. Thanks for all the tips. I will be swapping a...

    Thanks for all the tips.
    I will be swapping a fork over from a donor bike so no need to do a crown race.
    I'm taking my frame to LBS tonight to have them assess what headset to install. May have...
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    I need the adpator fitting to mount my disc...

    I need the adpator fitting to mount my disc caliper to the dropout...it that what you are referring to?
    Here is what my rear dropout has for disc brake caliper mounting:

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  20. Thanks for the advice...I'll check my kit vendor...

    Thanks for the advice...I'll check my kit vendor for specs on the head tube and headset sizing as the video's don't mention it...I guess most of their clients build the bike at their location and...
  21. The headtube came with the kit...there is no...

    The headtube came with the kit...there is no machining work to be done on it...1-1/8 standard sizing.

    There's a viddy on the kit vendor's website showing the park tool to press in the headset...
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    Can you throw the frame or at least the welded...

    Can you throw the frame or at least the welded section into a tub of boiling water for a few hours and do a slow cool down? I think that is a standard procedure for tempering 6061 in other...
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    Does a brake bridge add strength?

    I'm nearing completion of my Bamboo Bike frame build and was wondering if I need to install the included brake bridge that came with the kit? I will be running disc brakes front & rear so it's not...
  24. Installing Heaset into a homebuilt frame?

    I'm nearing the end of my Bamboo Bike frame build and need to start putting components on. I understand there's a large Park tool for pressing in the headset races on the head tube.
    Is there a...
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    G-Flex epoxy from West Systems is pretty nice to...

    G-Flex epoxy from West Systems is pretty nice to use for many small projects. It has better elasticity (less brittle) than the standard laminating resin but somewhat lower overall bonding strength....
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