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  1. In Calgary? JUNE.

    In Calgary?

    JUNE.
  2. Erm... I beg to differ with this. I have yet to...

    Erm... I beg to differ with this. I have yet to see any bike other than an entry-level recreational bike that comes with an adjustable stem. Why? Because most people don't know what to do with them;...
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    Re: the lady in the article - awesome! And one of...

    Re: the lady in the article - awesome! And one of those bikes is in my garage, wearing Ice Spiker tires, ready for my partner to trundle off to get groceries.
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    I bike commute in winter because it's faster and...

    I bike commute in winter because it's faster and warmer than the bus. Not quite as warm and almost as fast as driving (not that I have a car anyway), and not counting parking and scraping ice off the...
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    Rule # ___ As shared by my co-worker and...

    Rule # ___

    As shared by my co-worker and fellow commuter James P., in praise of fenders for city bikes:

    That puddle? It's urine. ALWAYS ASSUME IT IS URINE.

    Probably also hiding a pothole.
  6. I work in a bike shop. We can't GET replacement...

    I work in a bike shop. We can't GET replacement cones for half the hubs out there... if you have a source, can you please share?

    My favourite technique for tired bearing surfaces is smoothing...
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    I am curious where you had a bad experience......

    I am curious where you had a bad experience... I'm now working as a mechanic at MEC. I love doing cables & housing because they can make such a huge difference very quickly and cheaply. But we're...
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    Just look at them and say "what? They're power...

    Just look at them and say "what? They're power tools. And which body part, exactly, did you think was required to operate these?".

    Works EVERY time on the guys who get all weird at the sight of a...
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    I did! But I got better :D Personal record...

    I did! But I got better :D

    Personal record low: -30C (That was kind of by mistake)

    But as Machka says - if people will ski in a given set of weather conditions, we might as well bike! It's not...
  10. Cleaning your bike can be the difference between...

    Cleaning your bike can be the difference between *having* a bike come spring, or not. The extra grime, grit, and especially road salt are murder on drivetrain components and your frame won't like...
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    You were lucky. Don't get yourself into that...

    You were lucky. Don't get yourself into that situation again. There are a lot of good suggestions in this thread; take as many of them as you can.

    I cycle year round in Calgary; even in summer we...
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    Wear less. You're making the #1 winter cycling...

    Wear less. You're making the #1 winter cycling mistake, which is to bundle up. You need something that wicks next to your skin (synthetics like CoolMax, or merino wool - which is softer and doesn't...
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    Sticky: My 3 year old nephew asked for studded tyres...

    My 3 year old nephew asked for studded tyres "like Dad's winter bike!" for his Strider. (This was a couple of weeks after requesting lights on his bike "just like Auntie" -needless to say, I am one...
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    Mmmm. I have to agree. Sushi (or sushi rolls...

    Mmmm. I have to agree. Sushi (or sushi rolls anyway) is one of the few things I can eat when I feel really overtired and ill, too. It sort of tricks my stomach into accepting it... it almost doesn't...
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    Speak for yourself! :D

    Speak for yourself!
    :D
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    I'm definitely going to try to make it to some of...

    I'm definitely going to try to make it to some of the Cyclepalooza rides this year (I was out of town last year!). We have Paddlefest on the 23rd - I'm on the committee for that too - so it's going...
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    Calgary people - Bikefest coming soon!

    (I know there's a few Calgarians here... I work at MEC now and I'm on the organizing committee for Bikefest, so I wanted to spread the word! I am organizing the clinics and I managed to get a real...
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    Poll: One word: BEES.

    One word: BEES.
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    MEC Calgary Bikefest - June 16, 2012

    Calgarians! Come one, come all, to MEC's Bikefest, June 16 at Eau Claire Plaza! There will be maintenance clinics, info sessions, vendors, demos, food, kids riding lessons, group rides, music (with a...
  20. The only roads in Calgary where bicycles are not...

    The only roads in Calgary where bicycles are not allowed are Deerfoot Trail and Stephen Avenue pedestrian mall downtown. Now, I am not suggesting that Crowchild Trail, for example, would be the...
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    Also, don't forget MEC now has bikes and a full...

    Also, don't forget MEC now has bikes and a full service bike shop. Well, it'll be back to full service once we catch up from the renovations backlog. Also, I work there now :D
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    Poll: Nope. Not breaking any rules at all; the fitter...

    Nope. Not breaking any rules at all; the fitter was looking at the angles and geometry of *your* body on *that* bike. It's actually pretty common for people to put their saddles too high and end up...
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    There' s a randonneur in BC who is quite well...

    There' s a randonneur in BC who is quite well known for eating nothing but ice cream on the road... and not only does this guy *routinely* crank out 400 - 800 kms nonstop, but he once took a break in...
  24. Thread: Chain Slipping

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    1) You mention that the chainrings are relatively...

    1) You mention that the chainrings are relatively new (that's what you mean by triple, I take it) - but what about your cassette (rear)? If you have a new chain on a worn cogset, you can get the...
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! *does spider dance* On my...

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! *does spider dance*

    On my work intranet the other day there was a very informative photo guide to removing the LIVE HORNET* found hibernating inside a customer's brake hoods...
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