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  1. Thread: 27.5 " wheels

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    No, actually I didn't. My reading of this is that...

    No, actually I didn't. My reading of this is that all of Giant's women's bikes are under the liv banner and that all of them, rolling forward, will have 27.5" wheels. Many liv bikes are not mountain...
  2. Thread: 27.5 " wheels

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    I was referring to this article: Liv/giant Rolls...

    I was referring to this article: Liv/giant Rolls Out New 27.5 Mountain Bikes for Women | Bicycling Magazine

    "In fact, Liv/giant believes so strongly that the 27.5-inch wheel size will hit a sweet...
  3. Thread: 27.5 " wheels

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    In giant's case it seems to be a marketing...

    In giant's case it seems to be a marketing woman's dream. They are nice bikes ("Liv") but I have no interest in oddball non-standard items. Too bad.
  4. Thread: 27.5 " wheels

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    27.5 " wheels

    Giant is promoting 27.5 " wheels for all its 'Liv' women's bikes.

    I've never heard of this size before which may just indicate how little I know.

    Is 27.5" a standard? Is a good selection of...
  5. Or just tap in a bit of solder with a hammer. Not...

    Or just tap in a bit of solder with a hammer. Not that hard to pick it out if necessary.
  6. Thread: Rail Trails

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    Some of our rural rail trails are taken over by...

    Some of our rural rail trails are taken over by quads which chew up the surface. Basically make them unusable for bikes. In the winter they are owned by snowmobiles.
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    Not wearing helmet causes death

    King Richard III killed by two blows to bare head, forensics show - Technology & Science - CBC News
  8. I agree and make the same point with my 20-ish...

    I agree and make the same point with my 20-ish children in other areas. Assault of any sort is wrong but people do wrong things and we have a responsibility to protect oûrselves -- it's self...
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    Well, well. You learn something new every day....

    Well, well. You learn something new every day. How much $$$?

    In truth, the reasons I won't be going the drop bar route (or bunny hopping, for that matter) are my aged back and large gut. I don't...
  10. Cyclist documents dangerous driving and educates drivers...

    CTV Ottawa: Video proof of cycling dangers | CTV News

    Unfortunate title...
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    A few years ago, before I started riding, I was...

    A few years ago, before I started riding, I was absolutely astonished by people who rode to work. It seemed to be a superhuman undertaking, physically difficult and dangerous. So I probably said some...
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    I too have swept bars and really, really more...

    I too have swept bars and really, really more options so plan to get some Jones H bars: Store - Handlebars - Jones Bikes. I like my hydros and wouldn't want to give them up...
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    This is the most radical thing I've ever heard on...

    This is the most radical thing I've ever heard on BF. It deserves a smiley: :lol:
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    You must have missed it. I quote Mr fbinny:...

    You must have missed it. I quote Mr fbinny: 'comparing your bike to a stroller with child is arrogant nonsense.'
    Sounds like a 'comparative obstruction comparison' or are we on different planets?
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    If you actually had a point I'd be honoured.

    If you actually had a point I'd be honoured.
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    Why is it 'arrogant nonsense'? The discussion...

    Why is it 'arrogant nonsense'? The discussion concerns whether or not these devices create an obstruction and that is the comparison. And, by the way, parents are not required to take gigantic...
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    Like most of you I have a variety of strategies...

    Like most of you I have a variety of strategies depending on the situation:

    1. Permanent items such as security skewers on the wheels (I use these. They are cheap and deter casual theft....
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    Who needs pedals?

    Who needs pedals?
  19. I had an incident in which I, driving a car, and...

    I had an incident in which I, driving a car, and a motorcyclist both turned left from private drives about half a short block apart at about the same time. He turned north and I turned south. The...
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    Most effective when used with a pair of these:...

    Most effective when used with a pair of these:
    404909
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    The faraday cage at work: Lightning Strikes...

    The faraday cage at work: Lightning Strikes Pickup Truck in Canada (Video)
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    I'm surprised they let you ride on. If riding...

    I'm surprised they let you ride on. If riding without brakes is a hazard should they not impound your bike until it's properly equipped? If it's not a hazard it should be legal.
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    Exactly! You stole my thunder but since I already...

    Exactly! You stole my thunder but since I already wrote my post I will add it here...

    Suzuki is a pompous boob at the best of times and I'm not sure how his experience with mating fruit-flies...
  24. Thread: School Buses

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    How about putting one foot down and hobbling past...

    How about putting one foot down and hobbling past without pedalling? Sounds like a reasonable, safe and legal compromise that keeps you moving. Since this is the biggest traffic offense (other than...
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    It's Quebec. It's Catholic. It's French and...

    It's Quebec. It's Catholic. It's French and shouldn't be translated:

    Institutions affiliated with University Laval

    Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec (CHA)[2]

    Hôpital de...
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