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    I think the original plan they had for that...

    I think the original plan they had for that stretch was to widen the sidewalks and plant trees and such, removing one lane. IIRC an environmental assessment was done for this. The cycling advocacy...
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    Not sure what brand tool you have, but Park's...

    Not sure what brand tool you have, but Park's info is here:http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=39
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    Not sure what brand tool you have, but Park's...

    Not sure what brand tool you have, but Park's info is here: http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=40
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    Thanks! I saw Urbane has the Free Rad kit, but...

    Thanks! I saw Urbane has the Free Rad kit, but would rather go with the Big Dummy. I'll visit Bikes on Wheels.
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    Yeah, that's weird. I was contemplating...

    Yeah, that's weird. I was contemplating purchasing a Big Dummy long tail and CT came up as a Surly dealer. I was going to go for a visit this weekend. Anyone else in town that I can talk to about...
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    The beer+glass probably weighs more than their...

    The beer+glass probably weighs more than their bikes!
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    It's not as good of a deal as the Kogswell, but...

    It's not as good of a deal as the Kogswell, but Rawland makes a couple of models of steel 650B bicycles that have lots of potential for a versatile "rough stuff" bike. Think an updated version of...
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    I've been using a Nelson longflap on the SQR...

    I've been using a Nelson longflap on the SQR system between two bikes for the last three years. The bag holds a full change of clothes, lunch, and shoes if needed, as well as my tools, tubes and all...
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    I use a Sugino XD600 with a 9 speed chain/rear...

    I use a Sugino XD600 with a 9 speed chain/rear cluster with no problems.
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    You might also consider a saddlebag. I use a...

    You might also consider a saddlebag. I use a Carradice Nelson longflap to carry my lunch, clothes tools and other odds and ends to and from work daily.
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    The only thing that has been hurled at me is the...

    The only thing that has been hurled at me is the occasional insult or "Get off the road!"
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    I use a Carradice between a few bikes, with the...

    I use a Carradice between a few bikes, with the SQR frame and a block on each bike. It works great, but the metal frame is a bit on the heavy side.
  13. Thread: Ticketed

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    True, but I ride in the 'burbs where everyone...

    True, but I ride in the 'burbs where everyone drives anyway and there are few MUP users, even with exceptionally nice weather. It's usually not a problem. Of course this morning a very large husky...
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    I've had the opposite reaction on MUPs with my...

    I've had the opposite reaction on MUPs with my bell. The DING gets ignored. I slow down and say "Good morning, do you mind if I squeeze by you?" It seems to do the trick.
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    I'm using a Carradice Nelson Longflap with the...

    I'm using a Carradice Nelson Longflap with the SQR attachment. It carries a full change of clothes, a raincoat, tools/tubes and my lunch.
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    You can also make your own from coroplast a la...

    You can also make your own from coroplast a la Kent Peterson: http://www.mile43.com/peterson/FendForYourself.html
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    Do you mean the Victoria Recreation...

    Do you mean the Victoria Recreation Transportation Corridor& Haliburton County Rail Trails? The run from Lindsay to Haliburton. A buddy of mine has a cottage up that way, and every year we say...
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    An alternative is to use saddlebags and/or...

    An alternative is to use saddlebags and/or handlebar bags that don't need a rack mounted to eyelets.
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    I'll second the recommendation for a Carradice. ...

    I'll second the recommendation for a Carradice. I use a Nelson Longflap on two bikes with SQR fittings. The bag holds all my tools/tubes and everything I need for a day at the office. Plus there is...
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    I _think_ it's a 28.6 clamp dia. I got it from...

    I _think_ it's a 28.6 clamp dia. I got it from Rivendell when I purchased the bicycle.
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    I use a 170mm XD600 with 9 speed stuff, and it...

    I use a 170mm XD600 with 9 speed stuff, and it works fine. I'm shifting 105 FD, RD with barcons.
  22. Thread: MEC Panniers

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    I think MBS Tandems in Mississaugua may carry...

    I think MBS Tandems in Mississaugua may carry Tubus. Give them a call, see http://www3.sympatico.ca/vandevelde/index2.htm
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    I have a MEC rear rack that I use on my commuter....

    I have a MEC rear rack that I use on my commuter. I certainly don't load this as heavy as one might on tour . The product page for the rack indicates it is made of "solid 6061 aircraft aluminum ." ...
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    MEC tried to keep Serratus afloat, but they...

    MEC tried to keep Serratus afloat, but they couldn't do it financially. I recall reading that offshore competitors were producing finished products cheaper than Serratus could buy fabrics...

    I...
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    Mark, you can check out the Urbanite tourer at...

    Mark, you can check out the Urbanite tourer at Urbane Cycle (www.ucycle.com). I think they also deal Surly. Hugh Black at True North Cycles also does custom work. I've seen a few of his bikes, and...
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