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  1. We never have enough rigid ATBs at the co-op......

    We never have enough rigid ATBs at the co-op... they are immensely popular with commuters because you can run a wide range of tyres from skinnier slicks to knobby off road tyres.

    For the longest...
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    I have been hunting for a new vehicle and the...

    I have been hunting for a new vehicle and the needs of the shop warrant a little more load carrying and towing capacity... I was not looking for a woody but have always been quite enamoured with the...
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    http://www.2040cars.com/_content/cars/images/82/33...

    http://www.2040cars.com/_content/cars/images/82/337382/004.jpg

    Might have one of these in the driveway tomorrow...
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    Old school freewheels never came with an 11...

    Old school freewheels never came with an 11 tooth, the smallest available cog was a 12 because of the limitations on freewheels and even then, 12 tooth drivers were pretty hard to come by... 13 tooth...
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    Stability... these are for kids with physical...

    Stability... these are for kids with physical disabilities who may have balance issues.
  6. My longest urban commute was a 20 km round trip...

    My longest urban commute was a 20 km round trip (13 miles through 4 seasons) and for a time I used my bicycle to make client calls and would often ride 60 km a day... my long commute (rural) is 50 km...
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    Bolding mine. You need to step outside of...

    Bolding mine.



    You need to step outside of that tiny little box and then maybe you would see that what does not work for you, and drives you into a near religious fervor, does work for...
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    The good people at our city transit department...

    The good people at our city transit department have given us a bay to store and work on bicycles for the adaptive cycling program I am working with.
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    Those LX 7 speed shifters are really nice... they...

    Those LX 7 speed shifters are really nice... they were made when Shimano was going all out to sell indexed systems and the quality is very high. My first year XTR STI shifters are of this same...
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    11-23 is a manly man's gearing... lesser men...

    11-23 is a manly man's gearing... lesser men would want a wider range on the cassette so that there was a 26 or 28 tooth cog to make hill climbing a little easier and faster.

    You can buy an 11-28...
  11. Your front wheel does not need as many spokes...

    Your front wheel does not need as many spokes because it carries less loads and has no dish, the 32 spoke wheel will be as strong or stronger than the rear 36 because of this.

    There is also no...
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    Just refitted a Santana Elan here and mounted the...

    Just refitted a Santana Elan here and mounted the drag control on the captain's stem using a Suntour thumbie ( half ratchet)... replaced the stock dual pull levers with Tektros which manage those...
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    I have bikes that are equipped with clips and...

    I have bikes that are equipped with clips and straps too.

    It makes riding the fixed gear much more pleasant and I prefer these to clipless pedals as I usually wear more ordinary / walkable shoes...
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    I picked up some new Shimano shoes yesterday, I...

    I picked up some new Shimano shoes yesterday, I don't think I am a wannabe or a dreamer and the clipless pedals work really well for me.

    It will also be nice to have two pairs of commuting /...
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    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/DOGS/2014d...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/DOGS/2014dogal%20(3).jpg

    This was before we hit the mud... it felt a little like cyclocross yesterday.

    Forrest will go almost anywhere, the gravel and...
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    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/DOGS/2014d...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/DOGS/2014dogal%20(7).jpg

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/DOGS/2014dogal%20(2).jpg

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/DOGS/2014dogal%20(6).jpg
  17. Interesting... I was not aware that the Mini used...

    Interesting... I was not aware that the Mini used a smaller quill stem than the standard Moulton.

    One could always build a stem but that is a little pricier and more labour intensive than finding...
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    That ride will wait for tomorrow, today we are...

    That ride will wait for tomorrow, today we are off to BBQ and celebrate my great nieces 3rd birthday.

    As I am riding with my friend and his new Bike Friday I'll take Forrest and check out the new...
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    I still like paper books... how do I get my...

    I still like paper books... how do I get my signed copy ?

    Shared the link on my FB sites and when I update my blog will also post it there.
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    What's that smell ? Someone must be...

    What's that smell ?





    Someone must be burning some Leafs.
  21. Installing that extra long hose on my pump was...

    Installing that extra long hose on my pump was pretty complicated.

    My compressor has a single line and I usually don't bother switching out the die grinder or other tools to fill tyres... my...
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    Now those boys from Tampa get to come and play in...

    Now those boys from Tampa get to come and play in Canada.

    Montreal vs Tampa recap

    The Habs really showed up for game 2... I don't think Tampa knows what hit them.
  23. This is probably it. I don't build large...

    This is probably it.

    I don't build large numbers of 27 inch wheels since the choice of rims and tyres is more limited but still run some high quality 27 inch wheelsets and on occasion get an order...
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    Because people don't ever crash their bikes when...

    Because people don't ever crash their bikes when they aren't on clipless pedals.
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    I realize that nearly every day is throwback...

    I realize that nearly every day is throwback Thursday around here but some of these vintage pictures are great.

    (My picture was of Arvon Stacey (my partner).
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