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Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By JeanCoutu

+1 to get rid of it. I've been car free for many...

+1 to get rid of it. I've been car free for many years now, it started like you described with the car essentially rotting in place because I used my bike instead. Except, I waited untill it no...
05-21-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,748
Posted By JeanCoutu

On unthreaded valve stems: Today I came across...

On unthreaded valve stems: Today I came across two of these, the client had a flat on the rear. The tire had a shreded truck tire metal wire in it that had caused a flat, she wanted me to replace...
05-20-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By JeanCoutu

Please do not buy a battery from golden motors,...

Please do not buy a battery from golden motors, this is something you will almost certainly regret. Ping is just about the cheapest lithium that works, http://stores.shop.ebay.com/PingBattery but...
05-19-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,492
Posted By JeanCoutu

You have the essence of a true weight weenie, I...

You have the essence of a true weight weenie, I would suggest following neil0502's advice and have a look on those forums (the listings are less helpful imo)
05-19-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By JeanCoutu

Well, I would argue the point in riding it would...

Well, I would argue the point in riding it would be to get around, since that's what I use this bike for. I'm most likely gonna ride it until **** happens, for now it's flawless.

It's some cheap...
05-19-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By JeanCoutu

Well, I would suggest you are indeed being...

Well, I would suggest you are indeed being unreasonable with torque given you're stripping things. Been there, done that. But thankfully on my own bikes as I learned to wrench on them. I tighten...
05-19-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By JeanCoutu

Freewheel hub race has a crack in it

So I setup my bike all nice like, with a new wider range freewheel, but the chain was too short in the big rind/big cog sombination and I figured I'd be smart enough to not use such extreme cross...
04-28-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,453
Posted By JeanCoutu

Fixed electric bike? Edit: my last one...

Fixed electric bike?

Edit: my last one weighed a ****ton, like 35lbs for sure.
04-27-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,216
Posted By JeanCoutu

Figure out how much electricity your charger uses...

Figure out how much electricity your charger uses to fill an empty battery, calculate in function of electricity cost, then offer your employer grossly more then that. EG 10A*48V = 480wh, with a...
04-27-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By JeanCoutu

Find a strong rack with round-ish edges and lotsa...

Find a strong rack with round-ish edges and lotsa supporting surface, weak ones will bend & break, the kind that leave you sitting on two aluminum rods are pretty horrible to sit on. Also you need a...
04-22-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,380
Posted By JeanCoutu

Quite a lot of the bikes I've seen fitted with a...

Quite a lot of the bikes I've seen fitted with a bionx have handlebar mount bottle cages because the battery is secured on the downtube bottle cage bolts. Usually, very freddy bikes.


My UO-9...
04-22-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,124
Posted By JeanCoutu

10 year old downhill bikes are dramaticly...

10 year old downhill bikes are dramaticly different from modern ones, definitely vintage.
04-22-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,163
Posted By JeanCoutu

Two big ones: Getting wet from rain. ...

Two big ones:

Getting wet from rain.
Getting wet from sweat.

That **** is bogus.
04-19-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,139
Posted By JeanCoutu

Myeah when I take a shower washing my hair cleans...

Myeah when I take a shower washing my hair cleans my nails and hands mostly, for the rest I got an old toothbrush there for that, works pretty well and my hands end up pretty clean. Orange gritty...
04-19-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,139
Posted By JeanCoutu

Dunno man, this makes my hands get dry and skin...

Dunno man, this makes my hands get dry and skin gets wrinkles/loose it's stretchyness.

I put on blue park tools gloves before using the parts cleaner and keep em on after, but they end up getting...
03-10-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,556
Posted By JeanCoutu

I see this as an attempt to get some bikes off...

I see this as an attempt to get some bikes off the roads.
03-01-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,710
Posted By JeanCoutu

Man I gotta get me a set of those. As is I use...

Man I gotta get me a set of those. As is I use anybike; carry a large backpack with a cloth bag in it. I try to only fill my backpack, if I get too much I can put it in the cloth bag and hang it on...
02-25-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,729
Posted By JeanCoutu

One of my freinds had an interesting automatic...

One of my freinds had an interesting automatic shifter story. His parents had a set of them, and with his brother one day they decided to race down the street for some reason. But they didn<t go...
02-25-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,711
Posted By JeanCoutu

Well, there<s a simulator at ebikes.ca, if you...

Well, there<s a simulator at ebikes.ca, if you know what unloaded top speed to expect at a given voltage for your motor, then matching it with something similar on the simulator should give you a...
Forum: Foo
02-22-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By JeanCoutu

Shoulda made this a poll.

Shoulda made this a poll.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,605
Posted By JeanCoutu

There's a lot of such **** segments in Quebec...

There's a lot of such **** segments in Quebec city's bike ways, what happens is say they'll paint a constriction lane or make a separate path on open ground where it's convenient and cheap to do so,...
02-22-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,493
Posted By JeanCoutu

I for one, ****ing love that paint job. In fact,...

I for one, ****ing love that paint job. In fact, I think I'm gonna try & imitate it soon-ish, except I'll write something on the downtube with a sharpie. Otherwise, that lonewolf reflector in the...
02-20-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By JeanCoutu

+1 But then again, a few years ago I got a...

+1

But then again, a few years ago I got a used bike to go to and from work, rode it 100-150 kms per week for a few months, also did maintenance on it myself. Anyways at some point shortly after...
Forum: Touring
02-19-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By JeanCoutu

At some point I was crossing the Pont de Quebec,...

At some point I was crossing the Pont de Quebec, and there were two tourists there, one of them with a camera taking video. Years later I accidentally found this video of the bridge, with me in it:...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,393
Posted By JeanCoutu

Meh. **** that noise, ebikes rock and haters can...

Meh. **** that noise, ebikes rock and haters can suck my balls.
02-18-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,996
Posted By JeanCoutu

Hey, following up to this I've been using my...

Hey, following up to this I've been using my KryptoLok Kryptonite U lock since and no winter-specific problem so far, what a marvelous device! Truly better then the wall-mart grade ones.
02-18-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By JeanCoutu

So, how wide would I need to be able to use...

So, how wide would I need to be able to use skidoo trails on a daily basis, 3.0 tire on large marge rim good enough?
02-17-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,019
Posted By JeanCoutu

Hate is a powerful word... The phenomenal...

Hate is a powerful word...

The phenomenal speed at which bikes degrade is probably what I like the least, I've resorted to get beaters and try to not care about them, but they grow onto me anyways...
02-17-09, 01:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,711
Posted By JeanCoutu

Wait, what? Bicycles without motors are already...

Wait, what? Bicycles without motors are already great car alternatives... Let me fix that for you:


There we go, much better.
02-14-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By JeanCoutu

Well, I'm not familiar with this roads but...

Well, I'm not familiar with this roads but regardless if it has a bike lane, paved shoulder or a wide outer lane, either way is ok. If I had to take the lane, then I would prefer to avoid using that...
02-14-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By JeanCoutu

I learnt to climb while out with a person on...

I learnt to climb while out with a person on foot. The way we were going went by a really steep hill that always caused me to either dismount if I wasn't feeling frisky or to reach the top wet and...
02-12-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,146
Posted By JeanCoutu

*blinks* Safe, I wish I didn't have to be so...

*blinks*

Safe, I wish I didn't have to be so blunt, but does the word “clueless” mean anything to you? I'm asking because it appears you're reading, but not comprehending. The way you keep...
02-12-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By JeanCoutu

Come to think of it, I have a story about winter...

Come to think of it, I have a story about winter and tires.

A few months ago I was barely able to start riding again, winter was already here and I couldn't really bend down to grab something on...
02-10-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,486
Posted By JeanCoutu

Bump for awesome. This is so ♥♥♥

Bump for awesome.
This is so ♥♥♥
02-10-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By JeanCoutu

I once landed off a bit and my left knee smashed...

I once landed off a bit and my left knee smashed the metal tube that that holds the springs, then I fell to the ground in a ball and stayed like that sorta rolling on one side to the other for...
02-09-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,503
Posted By JeanCoutu

Colder then -25 means heavy artillery and my bike...

Colder then -25 means heavy artillery and my bike gets slow, not as much fun at that point. -25 to about -7 is the most fun and comfortable time of the year to ride a bike, by far. Between -7 and...
02-09-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By JeanCoutu

2-3 years before something major starts acting...

2-3 years before something major starts acting up, it's less trouble to just buy/find a new used bike.
Forum: Foo
02-09-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By JeanCoutu

No need to be jealous, I'm sure he'd let you play...

No need to be jealous, I'm sure he'd let you play with it. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-08, 02:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,084
Posted By JeanCoutu

Just keep riding, adjust clothing etc as you go...

Just keep riding, adjust clothing etc as you go along. Before you know it it'll be spring, and you'll be passing everyone while just riding along.
11-26-08, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By JeanCoutu

I once had a bike with a rack up front & milk...

I once had a bike with a rack up front & milk crate on it. It was unridable without hands and as such kinda tiring to get around on, then I crashed it real good. The fork appeared unaltered but the...
11-25-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,869
Posted By JeanCoutu

This forum isn't about motorized bicycles...

This forum isn't about motorized bicycles (mopeds), it concerns electric bicycles. Electric bicycles are distinct entities from mopeds, cars, motorcycles, farm tractors. They are by law bicycles, and...
11-23-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,869
Posted By JeanCoutu

Many bike shop employees get defensive if you ask...

Many bike shop employees get defensive if you ask them about things they don't know much about, try asking about hub brakes for example. Anyways that's the general drift I get from op's story. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,571
Posted By JeanCoutu

Care to show pics of these road style pogies you...

Care to show pics of these road style pogies you speak of?


On-topic content: Fast good :), slow bad :(
11-22-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By JeanCoutu

Well I can't really squat yet because of lack of...

Well I can't really squat yet because of lack of amplitude in the right heel and lack of strength in left leg. I've gotten quite a lot of new exercises drawn out for me next week, I think squatting...
Forum: Foo
11-19-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 982
Posted By JeanCoutu

On the gravel under a church

On the gravel under a church
11-18-08, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By JeanCoutu

I'd totally love the weight savings :love:

I'd totally love the weight savings :love:
11-17-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By JeanCoutu

Get rid of the minivan or park it in your back...

Get rid of the minivan or park it in your back yard, maybe with like a tarp over it or something.
11-17-08, 03:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,972
Posted By JeanCoutu

Smoking while riding seems fairly common in...

Smoking while riding seems fairly common in quebec, the people who do so don't appear performance oriented.
11-16-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,156
Posted By JeanCoutu

I thought it was property taxes that pay for...

I thought it was property taxes that pay for infrastructure?
11-16-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By JeanCoutu

Yeah I've noticed this in Québec media outlets as...

Yeah I've noticed this in Québec media outlets as well. Seems they always mention helmets, even when it's unclear if it could possibly have had any kind of influence. I'm sure the police or...
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