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    I have a really, really thick cable lock. It's...

    I have a really, really thick cable lock. It's flexible enough that it's hard to saw (moves with the blade) or snap with a lever, and too thick for even a 24" bolt cutter to span. It's not light...
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    To each his own, I guess. I had these things for...

    To each his own, I guess. I had these things for about two weeks, didn't find them very helpful and got annoyed with them flipping upside down every time I took a foot off a pedal. I think they're...
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    Fullcount, you'd be foolish to replace your...

    Fullcount, you'd be foolish to replace your platform/clipless combo pedals with cage-and-strap (dangerous and inconvenient) or strapless half-cages (more trouble than they're worth). You have the...
  4. I actually like the soup shirt and the...

    I actually like the soup shirt and the fish-and-wrenches jersey. So do not look to me for fashion advice.
  5. Thread: Who has a bell?

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    Yes. The bell lets walkers and joggers know...

    Yes. The bell lets walkers and joggers know you're there, and that you're on a bike, in a polite and non-startling way. The Good Morning and Thank You keep things civil and friendly. My bell works...
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    A 28 really isn't all that much tire, at least...

    A 28 really isn't all that much tire, at least for my purposes, which sound very much like those of the OP. I have 37s on my all-rounder, and they come in very handy on looser gravel, dirt and...
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    Yellow-green actually blends rather easily into...

    Yellow-green actually blends rather easily into sunlit early spring leaves. I prefer orange or orangy red in the spring.
  8. I've just learned of a couple of nice-sounding...

    I've just learned of a couple of nice-sounding trails near our cottage, where we keep a couple of underused mountain bikes. So next time it's too cold to swim. too warm to ski and too windy to...
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    Canadian Pacific recently removed the rails and...

    Canadian Pacific recently removed the rails and ties from its Ottawa Valley Railway corridor, and local governments are attempting to acquire the land for a rail trail. It has great potential. Using...
  10. Liner shorts are the cheapest way to go, and...

    Liner shorts are the cheapest way to go, and under light, synthetic cargo shorts they work very well. Mountain bike shorts are equally functional, especially the ones with separate liners, which you...
  11. Congrats and sympathy in the same thread. Both...

    Congrats and sympathy in the same thread. Both well warranted. Take care of yourself, get well and get back soon.
  12. Yeah, my town is flat as a pancake in a car. On a...

    Yeah, my town is flat as a pancake in a car. On a bike, it's all long, gradual slopes.
  13. I have a 2004 Expedition Sport, which helped me...

    I have a 2004 Expedition Sport, which helped me to drop 60 pounds and carried me for many miles of faithful and comfortable service. You've got 100 pounds on my peak weight, but I did load the bike...
  14. Custom wheels are pretty pricy. Would the...

    Custom wheels are pretty pricy. Would the standard wheels from a cargo bike like the Kona Ute or Minute, or the Surly Big Dummy, be a cheaper alternative?
    If I were looking for a heavy-duty bike I'd...
  15. Yes, you are. I was just agreeing with a general...

    Yes, you are. I was just agreeing with a general point expressed by a previous poster: It is sleazy to use a local store as a free fitting room and then buy online. No one suggested that you were...
  16. It's worth repeating.

    It's worth repeating.
  17. I have these and they are great for my wide...

    I have these and they are great for my wide forefoot, with a fairly pronounced toe box. Got mine really cheap on clearance, but I think the regular price is pretty reasonable.
    Also for about $150,...
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    Maybe I'm jinxing myself here, but in three years...

    Maybe I'm jinxing myself here, but in three years I've never fallen because I use SPD pedals and shoes. I guess I'm supposed to have taken a couple of zero MPH falls, but it hasn't happened....
  19. Some do. But they aren't all designed the same,...

    Some do. But they aren't all designed the same, and no two guys have the exact same body shape or the same set of equipment down there, either. So some bike shorts have seams in bad places, and some...
  20. Since we're casting our inhibitions aside, I'll...

    Since we're casting our inhibitions aside, I'll discuss my cycling lingerie.
    I have one pair of liner shorts with a synthetic "chamois" that's just a thin layer of fiberfill covered with smooth...
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    Try to find out what surface material is used on...

    Try to find out what surface material is used on the trails you plan to ride, and if possible, how well they are maintained. Compressed stone dust rides almost like pavement, and presents no problem...
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    I guess times have changed, and not for the...

    I guess times have changed, and not for the better. Years ago, I spent four summers as a park ranger at two Ontario provincial parks. In all that time, we never had a single reported theft, of...
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    Only if you come from Alabama. Do not listen...

    Only if you come from Alabama.

    Do not listen to the banjo naysayers. I'd love to camp next door to you, yukon biker. My best camping trip ever included a weekend at a bluegrass festival with some...
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    I'm pretty excited about this. It could be the...

    I'm pretty excited about this. It could be the best thing this side of the P'tit Train du Nord, which of course is a huge success. The Ottawa-Carleton Trailway, which is pleasant but not nearly as...
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    Great new rail trail

    This needs to happen:
    http://www.facebook.com/OttawaValleyRailTrail?hc_location=timeline
    An uninterrupted trail all the way from the Rideau Lakes region to Ontario's Near North. A great community...
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