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  1. Hi, 100KM Se of Ottawa? Does that put you in ...

    Hi,
    100KM Se of Ottawa? Does that put you in the Ingleside area? I like to cycle there from Ottawa, have breakfast, and then cycle home. I too would like some cycling buddies.
  2. Ingleside to Kingston - Waterfront Trail - All Asphalt?

    Hi,

    I've searched this forum and browsed the WT site but can't definitively determine if I can cycle on asphalt all the way from Ingleside ON to Kingston ON. Cycling through the odd community to...
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    Great topic. As the book "Younger Next Year"...

    Great topic. As the book "Younger Next Year" points out, by following 7 simple rules, you can be functionally younger next year. If I can share a small nugget from the book: when you exercise you...
  4. 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....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  11. 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?"
  22. 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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