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    How far is your commute? Mine is about 7k, flat,...

    How far is your commute? Mine is about 7k, flat, and in slow urban traffic with bike lanes most of the way. I wear suits. I started with a drop bar single speed and have wound up with a Masi...
  2. If this was in Ontario, you got screwed. The...

    If this was in Ontario, you got screwed. The speeding offence only applies to motor vehicles:

    Rate of speed

    128. (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a rate of speed greater than,
    ...
  3. Can't speak to the triton, but someone else...

    Can't speak to the triton, but someone else mentioned the paddy wagon as an option. I just switched from a kona paddy wagon to a masi commuter, and I think it's been an improvement. Here's why:
    ...
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    Last time I checked, being obnoxious isn't...

    Last time I checked, being obnoxious isn't illegal. So how is it not an abuse of power when the police detain you when you haven't broken the law? You'll notice that nowhere in the video do the...
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    And here I was thinking that all 'yall south of...

    And here I was thinking that all 'yall south of the border enjoyed some civil liberties that we did not. Up here, you don't have to identify yourself unless an officer has reasonable grounds to...
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    I'm not convinced that it's the first - seems...

    I'm not convinced that it's the first - seems like a few manufacturers are taking advantage.

    Mec has an alfine 11 bike too, the "chance":...
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    Well, it looks like the second link is down, so...

    Well, it looks like the second link is down, so the choice might have been made for you.

    2km will be a nice short ride, but you might find that you start to use it for longer trips. I haven't...
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    1) the total absence of bicycle rush hour 2) not...

    1) the total absence of bicycle rush hour
    2) not worrying about getting sweaty
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    Good route to York University

    Hi Everyone,

    I need to get out to York University next weekend from Dupont and Dovercourt.

    Checked out some routes on ridethecity.com/toronto, and they all involve a leg on Keele St.

    My...
  10. I've only used a b17 and the factory saddle that...

    I've only used a b17 and the factory saddle that came on my bike. The b17 was a lot more comfortable for me, especially after it broke in.

    I think a big part of it is style - I think they look...
  11. The only place that I know is velocolour. It...

    The only place that I know is velocolour. It looks like they do lovely work, but at a price.

    http://www.velocolour.com/

    There are places that do plain old powdercoating who might be less...
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    Bottom Bracket Life?

    Three questions really, my fellow clydes:

    1. How long does a bottom bracket normally last?
    2. Do they have a shorter lifespan when ridden by us heavier folks?
    3. If so, can anyone recommend a...
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    Liked: Mec Derecho Pants Dapper Dan Ergo...

    Liked:


    Mec Derecho Pants
    Dapper Dan Ergo Leather Grips
    Bullhorn handlebars


    Tried
  14. I bike in in my suit pants and shirt, but will...

    I bike in in my suit pants and shirt, but will switch to shorts once it warms up a little more. Here's what I do:

    - leave the suit jackets at work when I'm biking in wearing work clothes.
    - I...
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    I went through something similar with mine - I...

    I went through something similar with mine - I installed riser bars from a dew.

    I had some problems with hand numbness, but then replaced the grips with ergo grips and haven't had any problems...
  16. When you say "attitude", do you mean that in the...

    When you say "attitude", do you mean that in the classic dictionary definition sense of the word, or are you referring to the kind of "attitude" that a sassy thirteen year old might give to her...
  17. My wife and I bought our first bikes at Sweet...

    My wife and I bought our first bikes at Sweet Pete's last summer. We were total noobs, and we had a very good experience - we took up a lot of their time and they were patient with us and explained...
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    I have this rack as well; I was able to wiggle...

    I have this rack as well; I was able to wiggle the rear hub out by unbolting one of the arms and working the hub out slowly - definitely a pain, but doable roadside with wrench and multitool.

    I...
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    I had it hooked on the back of my bike rack. It...

    I had it hooked on the back of my bike rack. It was so fed up with being crowded by traffic that it leaped from the back of the rack to its death on the pavement down below.

    At least, that's my...
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    Mec has bikes.

    I was in mec in Toronto today to replace my superflash, which committed suicide earlier this month.

    Instead of gear and bike parts they now have bikes. (They still have some gear and bike...
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    Jiu Jitsu and / or Judo combined with boxing or...

    Jiu Jitsu and / or Judo combined with boxing or muay thai. Search "wing chun vs. bjj" on youtube if you need convincing.
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    I installed a similar set of pedals - Mec "RnC"...

    I installed a similar set of pedals - Mec "RnC" pedals - on my bike, and I love them. They are very comfortable and I feel like I have a lot more traction on them.
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    In the panniers: - combination lock for locker @...

    In the panniers:
    - combination lock for locker @ gym
    - dress shoes
    - work clothes - dress pants, dress shirt, tie, undershirt, clean underwear, dress socks
    - u-lock
    - wallet

    In the under...
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    I liked its yellow wheels. Seriously. I was...

    I liked its yellow wheels.

    Seriously.

    I was looking for a singlespeed bike for ease of maintenance. I rode a bunch of them, liked them all about the same, and so I bought the one with the...
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    New Toronto Commuter

    Hi Everyone,

    I recently purchased a kona paddy wagon for commuting and recreation in Toronto. I've been commuting two or three times a week, and hope to do so five days a week when I start my new...
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