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06-13-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By Flimflam

Thanks for the input, guys - I'll take a look...

Thanks for the input, guys - I'll take a look into the Lifeproof too :)
06-12-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By Flimflam

Phone (iPhone) mount

Hey all,

Looking to mount my iPhone on my bars / stem somewhere so that I don't have to replace my broken cyclocomputer - I'd rather just use an app on my phone, plus it's handy to be able to see...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,027
Posted By Flimflam

I'd say it's more that people are more focussed...

I'd say it's more that people are more focussed on solely their objectives / needs and don't give two craps as to anyone else, therefore if you're in their way preventing progress, you're a nuisance...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,693
Posted By Flimflam

The best response I ever read was on here many...

The best response I ever read was on here many years ago:

Pretend you're winding down your window and yell something arbitrary, nonsensical or completely benign (think "I love Jesus!")... The...
06-11-10, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Ouch, that sucks TJ... Hope it heals fast......

Ouch, that sucks TJ... Hope it heals fast... polysporin!

Been a long time since I checked in here, hope everyone is doing well. I now work downtown off Yonge, quite the difference from my Whitby...
01-08-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Nice powergrips MacPyzer! :D Here are some...

Nice powergrips MacPyzer! :D

Here are some [bad] pics of the Leader that I picked up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11798643@N04/sets/72157623162377200/

Pretty happy with it, once it's dry...
01-07-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

I've been on/off the commute by bike, but doing...

I've been on/off the commute by bike, but doing OK - had a great ride out to the east end Tuesday night.

Got a call last night from a buddy whose friend was wanting a quick sell on a bike he had....
12-31-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Pffft.. Happy New Year all! :)

Pffft..

Happy New Year all! :)
12-18-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Noted! Ordered a new (cheap) fork for my IRO...

Noted!

Ordered a new (cheap) fork for my IRO yesterday... I want to mount a brake on it as my commute kinda scares me with the big downhills and potential for ice/snow fun and no brake. Yay!
12-16-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Nice re: the Leadville 100 film. Might get...

Nice re: the Leadville 100 film.

Might get some of the glove-versions of those Pyze, as I need something to replace my wool gloves that are a bit too cold once it gets below 0, and my ski gloves...
12-08-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,025
Posted By Flimflam

If you think 20mph with a 42:18 ratio is...

If you think 20mph with a 42:18 ratio is uncomfortable then you were right. You can't spin. 110rpm should not be a hardship, ride your bike more and use a lower gear to develop your spin. Your normal...
12-04-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Woo, congrats guys! Awesome.

Woo, congrats guys! Awesome.
12-02-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

I use the regular ones that the stores sell or...

I use the regular ones that the stores sell or some my Mum has brought from the UK. I guess for an Xmas gift you'd probably want something that isn't all "Sobey's: Eat Fresh" or whatever... Great...
11-24-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Man that sucks, kergin :( I have to lock up...

Man that sucks, kergin :(

I have to lock up outside at my new place, but fortunately they have a rack right outside the main entrance which is also manned by security.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Flimflam

I tried ours (Toronto) out this year after...

I tried ours (Toronto) out this year after getting a flat. One thing the bus driver said was that they were legally not able to help (liability for personal property damage?) load the bike on, but he...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 28,236
Posted By Flimflam

jr98664__________7000 buzzbee__________6100 ...

jr98664__________7000
buzzbee__________6100
SSSTANG_________5482
JeffPoulin_________5175
K'Tesh___________5000.0
woodway_________4852
consularrider______4835
Skyler_WA________4462...
11-06-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,764
Posted By Flimflam

Using this link, at 46x17 I've done 39.5mph,...

Using this link, at 46x17 I've done 39.5mph, which looks to be just south of 189rpm. I'm almost daily hitting 30-33mph (due to some big rolling hills across Toronto) on my commute now, which is...
11-06-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

As others have said, I find the 23s I run on my...

As others have said, I find the 23s I run on my bike cut through the junk pretty effectively. The trouble is when there's ice around/underneath but of course without studs that will always be a bit...
11-05-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,467
Posted By Flimflam

I'll agree with mander here, I think it makes...

I'll agree with mander here, I think it makes most sense in the really bad winter conditions. My bike is brakeless because of the mechanics of my former front brake freezing onto my fork (bad...
10-30-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Flimflam

Whenever I ride to Cambridge (my daughter lives...

Whenever I ride to Cambridge (my daughter lives there), I take the following route:

Starting from Queen/Roncesvalles in Toronto, pick it up as it seems fit to your location...

Queensway
->...
10-29-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

I hope our own Danhalen makes them good, as I saw...

I hope our own Danhalen makes them good, as I saw him working the shop there a few weeks back.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Flimflam

Glad to read you're OK... My first actual...

Glad to read you're OK...

My first actual collision was my own fault: trying to take a cellphone picture of a handicap-friendly van that cut me off. The van was in the centre lane. I was...
10-27-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Cool, big congrats Mark!

Cool, big congrats Mark!
10-24-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 37,958
Posted By Flimflam

This is about the only disadvantage I can think...

This is about the only disadvantage I can think of - I run bullhorns myself and love them dearly, through the city or for long out-of-town rides.
10-24-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By Flimflam

Last I did was at the start of September to go...

Last I did was at the start of September to go see off my daughter on her first day of school. Toronto (Ontario) to Cambridge (Ontario) - according to Google Maps it was 56 miles each way, 112 in...
10-21-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Yeah really, I like how they've seemingly really...

Yeah really, I like how they've seemingly really thought about how the different classes of lane interact at intersections, etc. to ease that whole confusion that seems to happen with regular bike...
10-20-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

holy crap talk about a lucky escape... shiite

holy crap talk about a lucky escape... shiite
10-20-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 17,507
Posted By Flimflam

Seems like this guy is pimping his own eBay...

Seems like this guy is pimping his own eBay store, looking at the "redirectingat.com" URL he used to link with, too...

edit: looks like BF does this redirectingat.com thing themselves, my bad -...
10-20-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Flimflam

Google Image Search!

Google Image Search!
10-06-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

*tumbleweeds*

*tumbleweeds*
10-06-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By Flimflam

Check out the Filzer dZ4L-C...

Check out the Filzer dZ4L-C (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442623585&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693003&bmUID=1254879015987), I got mine for $26CAD just...
10-01-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,708
Posted By Flimflam

My girl doesn't ride, she's not ridden a bike...

My girl doesn't ride, she's not ridden a bike since being a kid so she's not really into it - I'm slowly trying to get her into it but have no newb-friendly bike for her to try out.
09-25-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,224
Posted By Flimflam

I have 18s that I got with my IRO build kit -...

I have 18s that I got with my IRO build kit - love them, ridden them through all seasons (Toronto, Canada winter) and have been both brakeless and brake-equipped... I ride anything from 200km to 10km...
09-10-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,374
Posted By Flimflam

I use bullhorns because like others I rode drops...

I use bullhorns because like others I rode drops on my roadbike and love the hoods and corner positions. Sometimes I would like the tuck of the drops (for wind) but otherwise really love them. I find...
09-10-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Undercover bike cops would be neat, the question...

Undercover bike cops would be neat, the question I have would be how would they pull cyclists over? They'd have to be in some pretty good shape to catch some of the folks on bikes - not to mention...
09-09-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,281
Posted By Flimflam

Fall/Winter '07 1. What influenced you to...

Fall/Winter '07

1. What influenced you to ride fixed (friend, professionals, seeing others, messengers)?

It was different, I was curious - Internet bike pop-culture (seeing Lucas Brunelle and...
09-09-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Realised I pretty much contradicted myself...

Realised I pretty much contradicted myself earlier with what I said, meh... I just try to get where I need to be without getting in the way of anyone else while I do it, I stop for lights mostly...
09-09-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

I've taken to stopping for all reds now - I try...

I've taken to stopping for all reds now - I try and make it a point to catch and pass those who run them, and I don't try to block their way, but I will trackstand in the bikelane/curbside waiting...
09-07-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Seconding the kickass time had at the race, was a...

Seconding the kickass time had at the race, was a great event, wicked spread of checkpoints... chilled out and lots of fun.

I have some god awful cheap cheap cheap (read: probably crap and they're...
09-07-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

I have some cranks - they're blue anodized Sugino...

I have some cranks - they're blue anodized Sugino RD Messenger - I don't have the chainring for sale, just the cranks - they're not track, just "scene" SS/FG cranks as they're 130BCD.

Interested..?
09-04-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

I just can't see it being feasible, and like said...

I just can't see it being feasible, and like said above - it makes cycling way less accessible.

It'd be good to see some enforcement and education on both sides, apparently there's now a blitz...
09-03-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,900
Posted By Flimflam

If this is BS, then I guess the Toronto Police...

If this is BS, then I guess the Toronto Police Service didn't test him for reasons unknown - it's a mandatory test for any road traffic accident, I believe. Bottom line is: he wasn't tested and so...
09-03-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,900
Posted By Flimflam

Bryant is a smart cookie, he pulled into the...

Bryant is a smart cookie, he pulled into the Hyatt hotel, went to the bar and had a drink to "calm his nerves" while waiting for the police to show (he allegedly called the incident in, as well).
...
09-03-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,900
Posted By Flimflam

Yeah, this has no bearing on this incident, nor...

Yeah, this has no bearing on this incident, nor does it have any relevance to his contact with Toronto Police. In fact, it's reported that he was already in contact with police prior to this...
09-02-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

The articles I've read this morning (in the Metro...

The articles I've read this morning (in the Metro paper) didn't mind painting Al as an alcoholic with a "substance abuse" history - it was seemingly implying he was on a mission looking for trouble -...
09-01-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Also going to try and make it back into town for...

Also going to try and make it back into town for this.

Glad to hear of actual charges, let's hope they stick. Mr Bryant being a former AG worries me that he'll snivel his way out of this.
09-01-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Jeez that's messed up... I remember Al from a...

Jeez that's messed up... I remember Al from a couple of events too - in fact, I saw and chatted to him Thursday morning last week on my ride to work. **** :(

Hope Bryant gets slammed for this,...
08-26-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,285
Posted By Flimflam

I use this pump from MEC...

I use this pump from MEC (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441777165&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693749&bmUID=1251316743129) - never seems to fail, and the...
07-29-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,752
Posted By Flimflam

I have B-17s on both my bikes, combined mileage...

I have B-17s on both my bikes, combined mileage of around 15,000 miles - love them dearly.

Don't try to do any homebrew remedies to get it to break in, do what the manual says first (Brooks...
07-28-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 143,882
Posted By Flimflam

Just heard a few of our city councillors want to...

Just heard a few of our city councillors want to ressurect the bike license idea again, including the head of the citys cycling committee (Adrian Heaps)... link here...
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