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09-25-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,095
Posted By SamHouston

Full Fenders. Much of what gets you wet in rain...

Full Fenders. Much of what gets you wet in rain is tire spray, it's also a comfort issue, spray is annoying. And the best are indeed full fenders, thin fenders are okay but in heavy rain where you...
09-25-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

Only the largest u-locks can fit a carjack, Volvo...

Only the largest u-locks can fit a carjack, Volvo & VW have very small jacks but even these can't fit in my Abus 640 mini, or any of the myriad mini u-locks out there, many standard u-lock don't...
09-24-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By SamHouston

Besides local bike shops, a city the size of...

Besides local bike shops, a city the size of Philly will invariably also have "bicycle kitchens" in one format or the other. You could likely get a bike, free maintenance lessons, free use of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By SamHouston

If they've gone through a buncha rides without a...

If they've gone through a buncha rides without a wash the warm water rinse might not get stank out if it has any. It's okay to wash leather gloves with a bit of dish soap, just when they are dry put...
09-23-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By SamHouston

I too have used several pairs of Lake winter...

I too have used several pairs of Lake winter boots. Those and some badass wool socks. Once it starts to get 30 below tho I do go boots & flats.
09-23-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,020
Posted By SamHouston

Depending on where you are, you may want to have...

Depending on where you are, you may want to have some fun doing a CL/kijiji search along with any local shops that have trade/for sale boards. Sometimes you can find a score & that 700 will net you a...
09-23-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By SamHouston

Just bamboo usually, although by the time a frame...

Just bamboo usually, although by the time a frame is made it is more resin & wrapped fiber than bamboo stalk, and a hefty coating of polyurethane. And they still won't take heavy/hard city riding for...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,187
Posted By SamHouston

I used Shimano SPD's for many years for all...

I used Shimano SPD's for many years for all applications but then after trying Time decided those were the best for me. With SPD's I always occasionally came unclipped here & there, but never with...
09-23-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By SamHouston

Many charity rides do feature closed roads, even...

Many charity rides do feature closed roads, even closed freeways. But the number and frequency of charity rides in most major metropolitan areas make closing roads for all or even most of them...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,621
Posted By SamHouston

I tried one years n years ago, was nifty for a...

I tried one years n years ago, was nifty for a time. When I was commuting I changed my route at least weekly, but since I knew the areas I passed through thoroughly I never consulted with maps or...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,378
Posted By SamHouston

I used to ride with people who were derisive...

I used to ride with people who were derisive about things like chain marks on your leg, but they hardly ever wore pants on a bike, never commuted to an indoors job. It's difficult some days to ride...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,229
Posted By SamHouston

Nah, cheap quartz timepieces are accurate to...

Nah, cheap quartz timepieces are accurate to about a 1/2 second a day or 3 minutes a year. Expensive quartz watches can get as good as within 5-25 seconds a year. Better than mechanical but time is a...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,378
Posted By SamHouston

Others are alerted to my presence when I get out...

Others are alerted to my presence when I get out of the saddle by the piercingly bright sunlight flowing out of my...

no, actually I have a bit of 3m retro-reflective on this, that, the other...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By SamHouston

Empirically the Old Farmer's Almanac has been...

Empirically the Old Farmer's Almanac has been found to have 50% accuracy when past predictions are reviewed against actual observed conditions. So no. Farmer's Almanac is said to be no better, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,410
Posted By SamHouston

Yup, cigs worse unless you actually put lips on a...

Yup, cigs worse unless you actually put lips on a tailpipe.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,410
Posted By SamHouston

IKR, why waste a moments thought on any example...

IKR, why waste a moments thought on any example of a major industrial player that furthers car-centric society deceiving the public wholesale to gain or preserve market share at the cost of health...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,410
Posted By SamHouston

Given the news of the past few days, it is now...

Given the news of the past few days, it is now properly topical. What with Volkswagon deliberately & with purpose defrauding pretty much everybody who breathes by installing software designed to...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,229
Posted By SamHouston

When more brands & thus more dealers offer them,...

When more brands & thus more dealers offer them, they will catch on. Except for the "people who want to be different" that were mentioned before, we do buy what the industry tells us to despite the...
09-22-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 108,234
Posted By SamHouston

I'm listening to the CBC...talk about the...

I'm listening to the CBC...talk about the election... nearly time for my midmorning nap
09-22-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By SamHouston

ha, thx for playing, used to be a fun game to...

ha, thx for playing, used to be a fun game to browse alibaba for crazy ****e, did it on a non bike related forum, but back then it didn't seem to be a problem to link to them, the bastads. You would...
09-22-15, 03:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

At grinding. Specifically steel rebar. Introduce...

At grinding. Specifically steel rebar. Introduce case-hardened steel and try to cut it and the difference in torque between corded & cordless comes out. The more pressure that can be exerted without...
09-21-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

Cordless has come a long way in the past 5-6...

Cordless has come a long way in the past 5-6 years, compared to previous cordless tools.. The only cordless angle grinders that can begin to compare power-wise to a corded grinder are brushless motor...
09-21-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

The quick cut video has the lock clamped tightly...

The quick cut video has the lock clamped tightly in a bench mounted vise, cut with a corded angle grinder. Not real world conditions at all, not by a long shot. More a demonstration of how an angle...
09-21-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By SamHouston

uh oh showing some age there

uh oh showing some age there
09-21-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

It's hard to find people who are surprised that...

It's hard to find people who are surprised that metal cutting tools cut metal, but they are out there. 2+ minutes is a very noisy 2+minutes. Locks that aren't easily cropped, picked are more...
09-21-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By SamHouston

This one is pretty hot, the grips are amazingly...

This one is pretty hot, the grips are amazingly huge.

http://g03.s.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1iW7aIpXXXXcoXFXXq6xXFXXXB/700C-full-aluminum-alloy-parts-bamboo-frame.jpg

600$ tho
09-21-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By SamHouston

Alibaba Fixed Gear

I think this is a solution for all. Eliminate the middleman.

I was searching for "fixed gear fatty" (as in fat tire not fat belly) & got this...
09-21-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

All "theft protection" policies offered by lock...

All "theft protection" policies offered by lock companies (Krypto, Master Lock & Ongaurd offer these) are fairly onerous (and should be really) & are little more than marketing mechanisms. Of them...
09-21-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By SamHouston

Two Abus u-locks should protect any 1995 Trek 830...

Two Abus u-locks should protect any 1995 Trek 830 indefinitely. These doubters aren't taking all factors into consideration. As well, you have to cut 2 sides of an Abus, so there's that. 4 cuts to...
09-21-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By SamHouston

Wow these are terrible. Looks like a 500% markup...

Wow these are terrible. Looks like a 500% markup on the "fixies" but you don't have to wrap your own Alloy bullhorns so that's a savings. They are using Alloy for safety and savings, as opposed to...
09-05-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,704
Posted By SamHouston

Hi, I'm sure most of you good people have...

Hi,

I'm sure most of you good people have seen this, but here it is for passing along. I posted it in advocacy, there was a thread in the ssfg forum too but I couldn't post it there with all the...
06-13-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,704
Posted By SamHouston

it was true but maybe not so much now, we're...

it was true but maybe not so much now, we're trying to get our messenger backpack developed and out there right now but after that we're looking into a collaboration with a local technical clothing...
06-13-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,704
Posted By SamHouston

oh and duh I came to say, Global Gutz is on the...

oh and duh I came to say, Global Gutz is on the 20th, unfortunately I can't or won't say where or what time...apparently you know who to ask, according to the flyer :lol: (it ain't me)

there's...
06-13-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,704
Posted By SamHouston

new thread....now you guys have to start all over...

new thread....now you guys have to start all over again?



prices I dunno, but the selection in TO is pretty good now I think, doesn't Cycle Solutions have Steelwool and another brand?

Then...
03-25-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By SamHouston

Not to quash your artistic endeavor but this is a...

Not to quash your artistic endeavor but this is a dime a dozen, as witnessed by you in the local news where media emphasize the negative to get attention. Now doing the other side of things, that'd...
03-23-09, 07:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,029
Posted By SamHouston

I was replacing a handle on some kitchen cabinets...

I was replacing a handle on some kitchen cabinets the other day when I encountered a Phillips screw...All I had was a Robertson screwdriver, the toolbox was in another room.

But I jammed that...
03-23-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,622
Posted By SamHouston

I had an 07 paddy wagon, was a very dependable...

I had an 07 paddy wagon, was a very dependable ride. I'm on a Ute some days, old cruiser on others, while looking around for a ride for summer.
03-23-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,622
Posted By SamHouston

All sorts of bikes get top tube pads not just...

All sorts of bikes get top tube pads not just fixies, and whatever other reasons people have for using them they are merely to protect the top tube from scratches, nicks and dings. Since they get put...
03-22-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,622
Posted By SamHouston

lol, you should see some of the ridiculous things...

lol, you should see some of the ridiculous things people buy. Many buy ours, can't keep them stocked.

They're more expensive than most but then again we enclose the foam completely, use proper...
03-22-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,622
Posted By SamHouston

Canvas alone will protect your paint from some...

Canvas alone will protect your paint from some but not all scratching, provides no ding protection at all. Add some foam to your mix if your intention was ding protection.
02-08-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,088,698
Posted By SamHouston

I met a guy the other day that had a solution...

I met a guy the other day that had a solution that worked for him, but this is presuming that the mobility isn't returning? A 20 pound weight for a pedal combined with a peg, though this fellow had...
04-22-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By SamHouston

CMWC Update - This is a few days old if you didn't get the email

Hello World,

16th Annual CMWC 2008 Toronto (http://www.cmwc2008.com/)

This update is to let you know about some of the work that's been done since the last update, provide some of the same info...
04-22-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,587
Posted By SamHouston

Hello World, This update is to let you know...

Hello World,

This update is to let you know about some of the work that's been done since the last update, provide some of the same info in case you didn't get it and to remind you that Early...
04-18-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,088,698
Posted By SamHouston

sure, Constable Stephen Burns of TPS presenting...

sure, Constable Stephen Burns of TPS presenting at the TCAC meeting this past Monday. I'd wondered when it would be and it's right there at the end of bike month and the end of CMWC. It's name is...
04-18-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,088,698
Posted By SamHouston

There may be a practice blitz with the good...

There may be a practice blitz with the good weather, but the actual blitz is scheduled for June 16th - June 22nd 2008.

Equipment, ignoring signals & signage, reckless behaviour will be targeted....
03-01-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,557
Posted By SamHouston

The Monster Track people are doing the right...

The Monster Track people are doing the right thing IMO

But don't let it overshadow the aspects of the event that remain and such, go anyway because it'll be the best party in town+bikes!
02-20-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,088,698
Posted By SamHouston

Good eye, me n the wife initially figured...

Good eye, me n the wife initially figured Ministry of Labour, but OHRC was what google recommended since we didn't consider the job loss. No way should she have to put up with that in this daynage
02-20-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47,508
Views: 1,088,698
Posted By SamHouston

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/issues/sexual_harassment...

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/issues/sexual_harassment

smack em around with the human rights commision, punk ass muthafukahs
02-10-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,065
Posted By SamHouston

that is hotnesss, almost perfection,,, If I...

that is hotnesss, almost perfection,,,

If I could have a bike that sweet the only thing I'd change would have been to have it made with chrome S&S couplings...no cables + S&S = nifty
01-28-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By SamHouston

I did on occasion work there, but no, my on call...

I did on occasion work there, but no, my on call night years were at RoadRunner where I spent 8 years, I worked for Mach 5 for a year before returning to Canada though, good people at both companies.
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