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    I use friction shifters on my 8 spd. They are...

    I use friction shifters on my 8 spd. They are pretty flexible. Had them on 7 spd before and 9 spd.
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    Yahoo! My BA's came in a week early. LBS ordered...

    Yahoo! My BA's came in a week early. LBS ordered them right away instead of waiting till he had a bigger order to send. Plus he didnt charge extra for that. Gave me a discount for buying a bike from...
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    Thanks for all the replies,great responses,really...

    Thanks for all the replies,great responses,really appreciated. I feel much better about my decision to purchase BA's. Now the 2-3 week wait while they get here. Thats the hard part.

    Allan s i do...
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    I was reading on another forum about that. The...

    I was reading on another forum about that. The 60's wont work with out changing the deraileur but the newer size 55's will on the Muirwoods. Even had pics. to show. But thanks for the heads up.
    Im...
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    Question on Big Apples

    My Muirwoods 29er will be a real 29er in about 2 weeks. I ordered 55-622 Big Apples. Thats how long it will take to get them up here. Cant wait. These things with tubes a taxes cost me about $160...
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    The usual way to install them is to move...

    The usual way to install them is to move everything(brake levers,shifters and grips) in board the width of the clamp part on the bar ends. That way you have the full width of the grips still to use....
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    Actually Canadiens have differing accents too...

    Actually Canadiens have differing accents too depending where they come from. I can barely understand those from Newfoundland. They will ask you where ya too,instead of where you at. They call a...
  8. Good one!:lol:

    Good one!:lol:
  9. Agreed. But thats what tents are for. There are...

    Agreed. But thats what tents are for. There are all kinds of ways to get creative and live cheap. Im speaking from experience. Ive stayed in the bush weeks at a time,winter and summer,...
  10. I think you could live on close to a grand a...

    I think you could live on close to a grand a month. Depends how well you want to get by i guess. All you really need is the basic's. A place to sleep,food and something to wear. All else is extra's,...
  11. Thread: Bike Rage

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    Not sure if anyone has noticed but its getting...

    Not sure if anyone has noticed but its getting worse out there in traffic. They dont just do this to cyclists. Im recently retired, but as a long time truck driver o/op (over 40 years) and...
  12. Im going to go out on a limb here and guess you...

    Im going to go out on a limb here and guess you may have had a few more (almost) mishaps than usual to even be thinking that. If not, well its happened to me, im 65. What ive found is my reactions...
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    He wouldnt want to start spitin around a few...

    He wouldnt want to start spitin around a few folks i know. He'd be spittin blood fairly quickly lol.
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    Great looking bikepacking setup on the Salsa. You...

    Great looking bikepacking setup on the Salsa. You got the handle bar sling too?
  15. Thread: Happy Canada day

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    It comes from the Cree and Blackfoot indians who...

    It comes from the Cree and Blackfoot indians who lived on opposite sides of Battle River. They made Pemican from Buffalo meat and the Saskatoon berries that are in abundance around Dried Meat Lake...
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    Meeting Creek is one of my favourite places. I...

    Meeting Creek is one of my favourite places. I have a friend with a ranch/farm close to there. Great history re old steam trains etc. One of the last places where you can see real wood grain...
  17. Thread: Happy Canada day

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    Megalowmat. You should drive into Edmonton...

    Megalowmat.
    You should drive into Edmonton before the 11 pm fireworks. Anywhere along the city center area river valley would give you a good view,especially up top on the banks of it. But be...
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    We always have fireworks July 1 even if its a...

    We always have fireworks July 1 even if its a Sunday. About another 8 hours here in Edmonton.
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    +1 :love:

    +1 :love:
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    Out of all the bikes ive ever owned there is only...

    Out of all the bikes ive ever owned there is only 2 ive regretted parting with. 1 was a old beater Giant and 2 was my LHT. Illness forced me to sell the Surly and cash stops me from buying another...
  21. Thread: Old Guy Stems.

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    I enjoyed all the replies. Good stuff. I feel a...

    I enjoyed all the replies. Good stuff. I feel a bit better now, im over it.:).
  22. Thread: Old Guy Stems.

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    Stronger yet,he will get.

    Stronger yet,he will get.
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    Old Guy Stems.

    Had to ruin the look of my Marin Muirwoods recently.:( Had to put what i call a old guy stem on. Shortened up from 120 to a 100mm and from a 6 degree to a 30 degree. Really helped my neck and back...
  24. Thread: Atrophy?

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    I think it has alot to do with how fit you are to...

    I think it has alot to do with how fit you are to start with. Probably 3-4 days maybe a week without riding if your really fit wont be noticed and is probably good for you. It worked for me when i...
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    I didnt have too much problem with installing...

    I didnt have too much problem with installing fenders on mine (PB touring fenders) and did trial fit a rack not made for disc just for fun too. I just had to bow the stays out a bit by hand around...
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