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  1. Get some lead solder and hammer it into the bolt...

    Get some lead solder and hammer it into the bolt head. A punch helps. Just drill it out if you need to.
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    Excellent bike infrastructure report

    Bike Lane Battle - The National - CBC Player

    Focused on Vancouver but lots of references to US and Europe. Talks about political issues affecting infrastructure development and growing carefree...
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    I should be honoured but regret it's a rare event...

    I should be honoured but regret it's a rare event here also.
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    Police officer charged...

    It doesn't happen often but a police officer has been charged in the death of a cyclist:
    Simon Beaulieu, police officer, charged in death of cyclist Guy Blouin - Montreal - CBC News
  5. Where do we learn that the op made "an...

    Where do we learn that the op made "an ill-advised and/or illegal move"?
  6. Thread: Cop rant.

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    Or maybe I'm the referee...

    Or maybe I'm the referee...
  7. Not at all. He straightened it out and made it...

    Not at all. He straightened it out and made it work. I'm wondering if, having been bent twice now, the problem is more likely to recur. It is, btw, an SLX FD which has steel shift plates.

    And...
  8. A mechanic donating his services at a charity...

    A mechanic donating his services at a charity ride told me my front shifting problem was due to an FD bent from usage and also that my middle ring was worn and damaged. Wearing out parts through use...
  9. Thread: New MUP signage

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    Don't we ignore many of these signs anyway --...

    Don't we ignore many of these signs anyway -- e.g. "dismount to cross bridge" and such? There rarely is a penalty for going 1 mph over the ridiculously low limit on a bike path or having a dog leash...
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    Just so you know he entire world has not gone...

    Just so you know he entire world has not gone insane I'll tell you about my visit to the small town of St. Mary's to swim in a quarry that's been converted into the town's outdoor swimming pool. They...
  11. Thread: New MUP signage

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    You are too kind! It's a novelty here too.

    You are too kind! It's a novelty here too.
  12. Thread: New MUP signage

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    It seems this is a pilot project and they are...

    It seems this is a pilot project and they are looking for public input: Trail Etiquette - Town of Ajax
  13. Thread: New MUP signage

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    New MUP signage

    I came across this new MUP sign a few days ago and I like it. No pointless prohibitions, speed limits, dog-leash lengths -- none of which are ever actually enforced -- but a good listing of...
  14. 1. The Highway Traffic Act in Ontario requires...

    1. The Highway Traffic Act in Ontario requires cyclists to identify themselves if requested by providing their correct name and address. The argument seems to be that she says she did this and the...
  15. Maybe but it does raise the question of a...

    Maybe but it does raise the question of a cyclist's obligation to identify himself and is, at least to that extent, cycling-related. Here's what the Toronto Police website says:

    The Highway...
  16. It was the Toronto Police.

    It was the Toronto Police.
  17. Police takedown of allegedly amber-running cyclist

    Cyclist, police share different versions of same story on Facebook - Toronto - CBC News
  18. Thread: Cop rant.

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    You need to explain what it is...

    You need to explain what it is...
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    I try to be extra careful whenever I ride upside...

    I try to be extra careful whenever I ride upside down with the QR skewer loosened or removed and the lawyer lips filed off by my libertarian friend. So far so good.
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    Here's an alternative to headphones: InDesign...

    Here's an alternative to headphones:

    InDesign | Web design studio
  21. And now for something completely different...

    Kitchener women say they were stopped by police for cycling topless - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News
  22. Even saying "where do 'most of your accidents'...

    Even saying "where do 'most of your accidents' happen" implies that we have lots of accidents. I ride on city streets, highways and MUPs and, other than slipping once on a slippery wet patch on the...
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    Paris cyclists free to run red lights

    Paris cyclists free to run red lights - Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio
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    Just a little. I had my Brooks saddle stolen from...

    Just a little. I had my Brooks saddle stolen from under my nose. I guess the thief had an allen key.

    Since my seat is more-or-less-permanently adjusted, I tap some solder into the bolt head with a...
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    Are "statistical facts" different from plain old...

    Are "statistical facts" different from plain old non-statistical facts? As usual, you apparently can't see or deduce the obvious.
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