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  1. Cycle of Giving 24 hour kids bike building marathon

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    Saturday December 14th –Sunday December 15th, 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


    Cycle of Giving is bringing volunteer mechanics together to build over 250 bicycles for Winnipeg children...
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    Community Bike Shop Job posting

    Employment Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator
    Term Position: March 1, 2013 – January, 2014 (with possibility of renewal)
    28 hrs/week @ $17/hr with benefits.

    Since 2010 The WRENCH has been...
  3. Cycle of Giving - 24 Hour Kid's Bike Building Marathon!

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    Cycle of Giving will bring volunteer mechanics together for a 24 hour kids bike building marathon. On December 17th & 18th...
  4. Step through?

    Just for fun I took a trike for a spin this winter to haul a bunch of parts to a LCBS. It was awful. It was quite snowy and felt like peddling through deep sand or something like that... perhaps...
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    found bike ettiquette

    I found an abandoned bike. I posted it on a couple of email lists n web site and left an obvious note where it was found but so far no response. My question is- how long should I wait before I part...
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    There is a shocking amount of winter riders here...

    There is a shocking amount of winter riders here considering- a) the sh*tty road conditions/infrastructure b) that we are the coldest city with a population of over 600 000 in the world c) that the...
  7. SS 42 front 16 rear on 700s w/ 30mm tires... but...

    SS 42 front 16 rear on 700s w/ 30mm tires... but it's fairly flat here.
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    pressure?

    I too find that if my toque, mask/neck-warmer, helmet combo is the least bit tight I get a head ache right away. It's even worse when it drops bellow -30c and I break out the goggles. i find if I...
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    Winnipeg Job Posting

    'lo all,
    Attached is a job posting from the Winnipeg Repair Education N" Cycling Hub.
    Thanks
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    Winnipeg Job Postings

    Hello all,

    Attached are 2 job postings from the Winnipeg Repair Education N' Cycling Hub.

    Thanks.
  11. 1is nice two is nice too.

    It's true, one doesn't "need" an other bike for winter. In my city winters are intense and to many riders here it is testament to the awesomeness of bikes that if you keep it maintained you can ride...
  12. what-ever-works

    lots of interesting posts.
    I think if you read through them one finds that there is no "best" for winter cyclinig, there is just what works for different individuals in different conditions...
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    Hit the streets

    Having a good bell and ringing it frequently is a good way of clearing the path but you gotta remember that those park-like pathways are like side walks i.e. kids, joggers, dogs etc... totally trump...
  14. It's true...

    It's true...
  15. giver giver

    Ride hard sweetheart.
    People will always **** on you for doing the right thing.
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    Community Bike shop Policies.

    'lo there folks.
    I'm part of a group starting up a local hub for cycling education, advocacy and access called the W.R.E.N.C.H.
    We're looking for organizational by-laws, policies and “best...
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    Why not get a cheap cell phone and call in the...

    Why not get a cheap cell phone and call in the licence plates of the offending drivers your self?
    You might gain insight into where cyclists' rights lay on the cops priority list.
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    Sticky: peg city cycle

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    This here is my winter ride. Because I volunteer @ a community bike shop I was able to build it for $0 out of 95% post-consumer parts (my old winter bike got stolen, it too 95% post...
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    forks

    From what I've encountered this seems to be how most/all of the mtn bike forks made for 26" wheels w/ brazed on studs are. If dude who sold you those claimed that cantilever or v brakes would work...
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    front break only just fine in winter

    Of the 9 winters I've ridden 6 of then have been on a ss road bike with front break only. No problems, but different strokes for different folks I guess.
    This winter I've added a back break simply...
  21. Thread: ma balls

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    sit bones

    Do you know what I mean when I reffer to one's "sit bones"? Kinda the "blades" of your pelvis when your in a sitting position? Just rock back n forth on your butt and you'll find where they are....
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    grinder

    'lo there.
    I find a disc grinder (you can buy a disc that fits on a regular electric drill) works well. I don't think that removing rivets will weaken the structure but if by you comment about...
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    "Avoid any single speed like the plague." That...

    "Avoid any single speed like the plague."
    That might be true for that person but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's true for you. If folks ask I generally advise them to try out different bikes...
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    why new?

    'lo there.
    If yer over 300 I would be weary of aluminium frames if your going to do any rough riding. They have snapped on me before w/ painful results. As for wheels I really don't know what the...
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    thanks folks

    thanks folks
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