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Forum: Commuting
06-28-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,388
Posted By jonescanada

I was reading that same report yesterday. In St...

I was reading that same report yesterday. In St Catharines/Niagara things are about the same. 4.8 Walk, 1.2 bike and only 2.9 take the bus. The walking and biking seem about right from what I have...
06-12-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,238
Posted By jonescanada

Thanks everyone. I think wrapping the fork...

Thanks everyone.

I think wrapping the fork with an old tube or maybe double sided tape will be my first effort as it would be the easiest. I might be able to tape a light to the bottom of the...
06-11-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,238
Posted By jonescanada

Front Basket + Light

Hello,
Has anyone else had trouble finding a spot to attach a light where it isn't obstructed by a front basket. The basket rules out the handle bars and the head tube.
I ride a very old bike that...
05-14-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By jonescanada

The tires are 26 x 1-3/8. Red just wouldn't...

The tires are 26 x 1-3/8.
Red just wouldn't work with the orange and blue, maybe green next upgrade.
Are those the original fenders on your 52? They are so shiny Mine were rusted almost all...
05-09-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By jonescanada

I don't fully know what hot roding means but this...

I don't fully know what hot roding means but this is my main ride. A ~1958, or so, SuperCycle. Now 90% rust free.
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Forum: Commuting
01-08-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,185
Posted By jonescanada

I think Seagulls Specs are off base. I have a...

I think Seagulls Specs are off base. I have a large "black" bag and I squared it up and filled it with water. It held about 38L or 2320 CI. If you overstuffed the bag you could easily hold more...
09-10-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,715
Posted By jonescanada

I biked on the roads surrounding the highway...

I biked on the roads surrounding the highway section from Standly to Portage to River Road and I have three theories though none of them very easy.
1 - There is a parking lot near the Canadian...
09-04-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,715
Posted By jonescanada

How he got on there is a very good question. I...

How he got on there is a very good question.
I am not aware of any access point. And it goes from highway to boarder crossin pretty quick with walls and everything. However there has to be some kind...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,672
Posted By jonescanada

I agree that typically right handed people get...

I agree that typically right handed people get the left shoulder so that they can rummage around with the right hand. But if you are reasonably comfortable using your left hand then the right...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,672
Posted By jonescanada

Hey. I am 6'3" and 190. I have the Seagull large...

Hey. I am 6'3" and 190. I have the Seagull large black bag and it is very large. Nice if you want to carry something big but it can be cumbersome off the bike. The medium might suit you well. They...
06-07-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,715
Posted By jonescanada

Corrections. Queenston-Lewiston no longer...

Corrections. Queenston-Lewiston no longer accepts bikes or pedestrians. The other two still allow bikes. Rainbow only charges 50 for bikes even though they have to ride on the road which is nice.
06-07-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,715
Posted By jonescanada

I looked this up recently (can't remember the...

I looked this up recently (can't remember the link) If you cross Peace Birdge (Fort Erie-Buffalo) or the Queenston-Louiston you have to use the sidewalk. They have a pretty severe grade and lots of...
04-21-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,359
Posted By jonescanada

Two thoughts. One of the main bike lanes near...

Two thoughts.
One of the main bike lanes near my place has rumble strips. The problem with these specific ones is they go through the middle of the bike lane and swerve around. I don't know what...
02-25-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,588
Posted By jonescanada

Nice bike pics there. I have a early 60's...

Nice bike pics there.
I have a early 60's Super Cycle and that thing is a blast to ride.
I recently got a 1982 12 speed Ralaigh which was origionally from Canadian Tire.
It is in great shape...
12-16-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By jonescanada

I think that the suggestions on having your son...

I think that the suggestions on having your son try out some bikes is a good one. Different bikes fit very differently and you really have to know what you want if you are buying online.
Some...
11-16-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By jonescanada

Just currious. Do you toe your kayak by bike too?...

Just currious. Do you toe your kayak by bike too?
I saw this kayak trailer. http://www.wicycle.com/kayak_bicycle_trailer.php
And I thought it looked neat.
Never actually seen one.
If anyone has...
11-08-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By jonescanada

I think the police suggestions of the trailer...

I think the police suggestions of the trailer being a factor is probably on to something.
Lots of police in Toronto bike as part of their job and thus likely have a good idea of how to ride and...
11-07-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,562
Posted By jonescanada

I see. That seems somewhat deceptive. I knew...

I see.
That seems somewhat deceptive.
I knew that any component would be imported, but that does seem intentionally deceiving to put "Made in Canada" on the Frame.
The wheels do say "built", but I...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,180
Posted By jonescanada

I found a standard B17 to be very slippery. It...

I found a standard B17 to be very slippery.
It took me a while to adjust to it.
I did adjust, but I still would have preferred something that wasn't quite so smooth.
11-02-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,723
Posted By jonescanada

I live near Toronto and have several friends who...

I live near Toronto and have several friends who have moved there.
It is pretty nice to live car free.
The public transit is very good with subway, street cars and buses which are pretty prompt...
11-01-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,562
Posted By jonescanada

Made in Canada

I have a 2009 (I think), Rockey Mountain Hybrid says made in Canada on the frame and wheel rims. It is a Metro priced below $600.
So that is fairly local.
They have road frames too.
I also love...
10-24-11, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,327
Posted By jonescanada

I have a Darth Vador Helmet that I like to wear...

I have a Darth Vador Helmet that I like to wear when commuting to work.
:)

I tried on a dozen different helmets at two bike stores and only one fit comfortably.
I chose that one and now wear a...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By jonescanada

Yes, Toronto is a really cool city. I live a...

Yes, Toronto is a really cool city.
I live a little over an hour away but go there for about two or three weeks a year for business.
Their bike infrastructure is adequate.
What separates them from...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By jonescanada

Toronto is still a long way off these two cities...

Toronto is still a long way off these two cities but it is becoming a very bike friendly place.
I took this photo on my way home from work yesterday.
If you look carefully you can see that the far...
09-26-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By jonescanada

I live in Niagara Falls which, as you may have...

I live in Niagara Falls which, as you may have heard, is a bit of a tourist town.
I will vouch that tour buses are the scariest drivers around.
They often have a schedule to keep and won't deviate...
09-09-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By jonescanada

+1 for Seagull. I also have a large black bag...

+1 for Seagull.
I also have a large black bag and it could easily carry a Squash rackets thought as said before not very comfortably. your back curves and the rackets don't so I doubt any bag would...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,962
Posted By jonescanada

That sounds like an ok price to me. But since I...

That sounds like an ok price to me. But since I dont live in New York I can't see for sure. I would try to offer paying in cash and seeing if they offer fenders and drop the tax.

Going back to a...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,962
Posted By jonescanada

In short all options would be fine. Single...

In short all options would be fine.
Single speeds are fine in the city. But if you go over large bridges you might want a few gears.
Your 3/7/8 speed would be plenty of gears for city riding and...
07-21-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By jonescanada

Just to be safe assume everyone is a terrorist. ...

Just to be safe assume everyone is a terrorist. Then you will be terrorized.
03-30-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,333
Posted By jonescanada

I have a Rocky Mountain Metro Hybrid that I take...

I have a Rocky Mountain Metro Hybrid that I take off roding on hilly trails. It is a little prone to getting flats and the brakes don't work great in the mud but other than that no problems. I paid...
03-28-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,503
Posted By jonescanada

At 26 I was doing judo for 3 sessions of 2 hours...

At 26 I was doing judo for 3 sessions of 2 hours each a week and about 60 min of biking a week, and I felt great. I was in fairly normal shape but not injury prone. Until I partially tore my ACL in...
03-16-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,560
Posted By jonescanada

When going up the Bruce Peninsula I find Bruce...

When going up the Bruce Peninsula I find Bruce Road 9 to be a much nicer drive than highway 6. I have ridden 9 and found it nice but I haven't ridden 6.
Also unless they changed the rules since...
03-02-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,661
Posted By jonescanada

@ thedutchtouch How do you find the interior...

@ thedutchtouch
How do you find the interior organizer?
I saw the pictures on the website but didn't know if it would suit my needs.
Does it do a good job holding a phone, keys and wallet.
That...
Forum: Touring
03-01-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,350
Posted By jonescanada

In response to the previous comment on whether...

In response to the previous comment on whether Rocky Mountain still makes bikes in Canada.
I have a 2010 Metro and there is text on the frame that it was made in Canada.
That is a more budget...
Forum: Introductions
02-15-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By jonescanada

Hey I just joined and I am trying to make a fixie...

Hey I just joined and I am trying to make a fixie too. Well I am actually waiting until Spring to look for a frame at garage sales but still similar plan. Good luck to you.
Forum: Introductions
02-15-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By jonescanada

Hello from Canada's wang... some call it a peninsula

Hey I am from Sunny Niagara Falls and have been using this site for the last 6 months and thought it was time to start contributing.
I have bikes in some form for most of my life.
Some of my...
02-15-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By jonescanada

My frame says Made in Canada. I was told all the...

My frame says Made in Canada. I was told all the components were made in Taiwan or China. I wanted something that had some North American input though so that was enough for me.
02-15-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 101,110
Posted By jonescanada

I can't get over how many people mentioned that...

I can't get over how many people mentioned that everyone in their school drives or they are the only ones who bike. I know I didn't grow up in the richest neighbourhood but not many people in my...
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