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04-21-16, 04:03 PM
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Posted By pinerider

Backpeddling in Guelph has an amazing selection...

Backpeddling in Guelph has an amazing selection of new and used Backpeddling | King of Bikes ? Guelph, Ontario (http://www.backpeddling.com/)
03-06-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By pinerider

Here is a great description of the route from a...

Here is a great description of the route from a trip in 2007. I'm thinking of riding up that way this year, maybe in late May to feed the mosquitoes!
P?tit train du Nord ? GoBiking.ca...
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Views: 2,189
Posted By pinerider

Hey Mike, I'd say the hubs are worth something,...

Hey Mike, I'd say the hubs are worth something, whether or not the bikes are!! I just picked up a Monark folding bike with a Torpedo 2 speed hub, it is awesome! It allows the rider to enjoy a...
02-16-11, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By pinerider

I got that "kid again" feeling last night, I went...

I got that "kid again" feeling last night, I went and http://www.flickr.com/photos/55508868@N00/5450032110/bought 2 old CCM coaster brake bikes, a 1959 like the one my brother used to take me for...
02-16-11, 05:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,084
Posted By pinerider

I don't have stickers on my bike, I'm working on...

I don't have stickers on my bike, I'm working on an assortment on the back window of my pickup that my bikes get hauled in. IMBA sticker, + Schwalbe so far, I'll see what else comes up.....
02-15-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By pinerider

The lake makes things tricky with winds,...

The lake makes things tricky with winds, especially in the spring. I bike commute Hamilton to Burlington along the lakeshore, seems like I get headwinds both ways!
01-18-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By pinerider

If you're building up a new frame, you should go...

If you're building up a new frame, you should go with disc brakes, tough to do with your budget, but I upgraded last year to xtr hydraulic disc brakes and dual control shifters ($125 used) and they...
01-18-11, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
Posted By pinerider

Great pics Werks, nice rack for the road bike! ...

Great pics Werks, nice rack for the road bike! That's real livin' out there, good to see you're making the most of it!

I dunno, people from here go to Arizona to escape winter! I stick around...
01-18-11, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By pinerider

The route in the other thread and the RTCC route...

The route in the other thread and the RTCC route are not what I'd want to do....
I think Brittannia Rd. to Walker's Line in Burlington, down to Lakeshore, across the Lakefront Trail to Grays Rd in...
09-20-10, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By pinerider

I'm 56, did a weekly race series this year and...

I'm 56, did a weekly race series this year and thought it was great. I'd done some citizen races before and had planned to do some serious provincial races, but I just had too many other things I...
09-20-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By pinerider

It depends on whether you think your bike is...

It depends on whether you think your bike is worth spending that kind of money on. If you can buy a new bike you'd be happy with for a few dollars more, go for the new one. I put hydraulic discs on...
09-20-10, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By pinerider

I thought the Almonte Bike Club might have some...

I thought the Almonte Bike Club might have some maps for you, but the ones on their website http://www.magma.ca/~abc/index.html are all west or north of Almonte. You might want to email them and see...
01-14-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By pinerider

Hamilton is great for riding! I'm in the east...

Hamilton is great for riding! I'm in the east end near King St. and Red Hill Valley, get your husband to pm me and we can email or whatever if he has any Hammer Q's
I work with a girl from the...
11-04-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By pinerider

Leaves are good for mountain biking - they hide...

Leaves are good for mountain biking - they hide the nasty parts of rock gardens so they look easier to ride, which makes them easier to ride! (it's all psychologial!) They do make it much harder to...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,152
Posted By pinerider

I use a messanger bag, don't care much for...

I use a messanger bag, don't care much for backpacks on the bike. Riding with a backpack makes for lots of backsweat, the messanger bag is low enough to allow my back to stay cool. Plus I can...
08-26-09, 04:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,683
Posted By pinerider

I recently rode a portion of the Trans Canada...

I recently rode a portion of the Trans Canada Trail between Perth and Sharbot Lake in Eastern Ontario, found it to be a disappointment. It is an unpaved trail on an old railbed through swamps and...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 03:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By pinerider

Trunk bag if you don't need lots of room. ...

Trunk bag if you don't need lots of room. Panniers give more surface area for cross winds to push and are usually fairly ugly. I have an Axiom trunk bag with fold out panniers that I have never...
07-20-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By pinerider

Sounds interesting, but I'll be away on vacation....

Sounds interesting, but I'll be away on vacation. That'll be a VIA train you're coming back on!
07-14-09, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By pinerider

How was the show this year? I didn't get there,...

How was the show this year? I didn't get there, had too much going on....
12-04-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By pinerider

Appleby LIne north of Derry and a rail trail are...

Appleby LIne north of Derry and a rail trail are at opposite extremes of riding on pavement. I get scared driving down the escarpment in my truck on that part of the road!

Hamilton has 3 rail...
10-14-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By pinerider

Some of my best rides have started out feeling...

Some of my best rides have started out feeling like crap, but I've found the more I ride, the better I feel. 2 miles isn't enough, but if you were sure you were done, I guess you made the right...
10-02-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By pinerider

I would gladly trade a small drop in average...

I would gladly trade a small drop in average speed for the ability to walk in the bike shoes when you have to. I recently tried to walk up the steep portion of a climb in Look cleats, it was like...
10-01-08, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By pinerider

Try an MS Biketour! The MS Biketours have 2...

Try an MS Biketour! The MS Biketours have 2 events that are great for casual riders, Niagara in August and Toronto in September. Niagara is 40 or 75 km and Toronto is 30 or 55 km. They are both...
09-09-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By pinerider

Hey Splash, I can sell you a men's model if you...

Hey Splash, I can sell you a men's model if you want to get the the hisnhers look going. It's dark green, about a 52 cm frame and not nearly as nice as the one in the Kijiji picture. Like TMar...
07-10-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By pinerider

I think passtime is a better word for it, it...

I think passtime is a better word for it, it doesn't conjure images of big dollars being spent.

Go to Myrtle Beach, rent one from these guys http://http://www.bikesngear.com/store.htm...
Forum: Foo
06-30-08, 06:07 PM
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Views: 1,651,411
Posted By pinerider

Looks like some eye of the tiger goin' on there...

Looks like some eye of the tiger goin' on there in that pic of your daughter, Sixty Fiver!!!

I can see you buying some expensive bikes in the future, but they won't be for you!!
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By pinerider

That's great LBM! I'd like to try riding my...

That's great LBM! I'd like to try riding my whole commute for a week or so, it's twice as long as yours. Rode the 30 miles home last night, feel pretty good today. My usual is 5 mile ride, then...
06-27-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By pinerider

I weigh 190, have put over 1000km on mine (it's a...

I weigh 190, have put over 1000km on mine (it's a 1992 with 8 speed Dura Ace STI), it does feel a little flexy whilst mashing up hills, but certainly doesn't give the feeling of imminent disaster. I...
Forum: Foo
06-26-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By pinerider

Here ya go!! Horse face is on the right. My...

Here ya go!! Horse face is on the right.
My favourite cartoon! My next dog will be named Champion!
06-26-08, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By pinerider

You don't really need a lot of special tools to...

You don't really need a lot of special tools to start out, a good socket set, small wrenches, etc. will do most jobs. Basic Special tools you'll need: spoke wrench, tire irons, cable cutters,...
06-23-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By pinerider

I bought a Giro Omen snowboard helmet with...

I bought a Giro Omen snowboard helmet with moveable vents late last winter, only rode the bike with it a few times - It would be way too hot without the vents, nice and warm on the ears, though.
06-20-08, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By pinerider

The Classic Bike show and swap meet is on Sunday...

The Classic Bike show and swap meet is on Sunday - I plan on bringing a few bikes to sell.
06-09-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By pinerider

If I can get up early enough and leave the house...

If I can get up early enough and leave the house at 5:30 a.m., I ride up the Kenilworth Access to the Sherman Cut, then back down to Charllton Ave., adds some hill to a fairly flat commute to work......
06-02-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By pinerider

Maybe this thread should be moved over to A & S...

Maybe this thread should be moved over to A & S so it can get the degree of polarity it deserves!! :)(jk)
On the slight chance a Critical Manners ride would be noticed by the papers, people may...
05-30-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By pinerider

I just sold my mid 70's Mercier fixed conversion,...

I just sold my mid 70's Mercier fixed conversion, I plan on converting a Dawes Galaxy I have for winter commuting. I had the Mercier for 3 years or so, great for the occasional ride, very smooth and...
05-30-08, 03:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,141
Posted By pinerider

I too am Canadian, haven't posted much lately. I...

I too am Canadian, haven't posted much lately. I do a bike recycling project, have managed to fish a few classics out of the scrap bin.
Southern Ontarians might want to check out :

7th Annual...
05-19-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By pinerider

Brantford Vintage Bike show & Swap Meet

7th Annual Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show, Sun June 22, 2008 -

The 7th Annual Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show will be held on Sunday June 22 from 7am to 6pm at Heritage View Farm, 95 Tutela Heights...
05-08-08, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,741
Posted By pinerider

Central Cycle is my favourite Hamilton bike shop...

Central Cycle is my favourite Hamilton bike shop - not a big store, but they usually have what I need and they do a great job on repairs. They lean more towards road stuff than mountain bike stuff. ...
05-07-08, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By pinerider

Patience is required for stuck parts. Sometimes...

Patience is required for stuck parts. Sometimes rusty chains and derailleurs can be brought back to life, with a healthy dose of penetrating oil ( I use a product called Moovit ). I've freed up a...
04-27-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,002
Posted By pinerider

I have a converted mid 70's Mercier road bike...

I have a converted mid 70's Mercier road bike that accounts for about 5% of my rides. I'd ride it more if I had confidence in the drivetrain, the left crank arm loosens up on me once in a while, the...
04-27-08, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By pinerider

Nice find HS, I think the rear hub is probably a...

Nice find HS, I think the rear hub is probably a Bendix DuoMatic 2 speed, I've heard that they might be worth something. I do a recycle bikes from the dump for charity project, it's amazing what...
04-12-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By pinerider

Rode in +3 rain yesterday, found the Giro Omen...

Rode in +3 rain yesterday, found the Giro Omen very comfortable, kept my head dry too. Opened the vents up a bit part way when it was getting too hot inside, open vents cooled things off well. Had...
04-12-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,708
Posted By pinerider

Hey, I have a Supercycle Twenty in my garage...

Hey, I have a Supercycle Twenty in my garage right now. Needs a rear brake cable. It's a mid-70's rebadged Raleigh Twenty. All Supercycles aren't crap, just most of them!
Forum: Commuting
04-11-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,119
Posted By pinerider

My 2 bike commuting co-workers started last week,...

My 2 bike commuting co-workers started last week, I got back on the bike this week. I usually ride all winter, but only got in a week in January this year. There are 30 of us working here, 10% bike...
04-11-08, 03:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,708
Posted By pinerider

Don't buy one! I do a bike recycling program, I...

Don't buy one! I do a bike recycling program, I don't want to have to try and fix up one of these in a few years. This level of componentry is usually impossible to adjust properly and has a...
04-11-08, 03:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,307
Posted By pinerider

Fortunately for both of us, my wife stays out of...

Fortunately for both of us, my wife stays out of the garage, I stay out of her closet. I recently put 2 canoes in the back yard that were hanging in garage so I could fit more bikes in there. (8 in...
04-01-08, 03:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,053
Posted By pinerider

One reason to prefer a Presta valve is there is...

One reason to prefer a Presta valve is there is less likelihood of air leakage through the valve.
03-30-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By pinerider

I haven't ridden in the rain with it yet VR. I...

I haven't ridden in the rain with it yet VR. I found out last week that it's a little too warm when mountain biking at a few degrees above freezing. My other helmets all have visors but I'm not...
03-30-08, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By pinerider

Here ya go!!! ...

Here ya go!!!
http://www.countytrails.com/trailMaps/trailH.pdf
I haven't been on a bike on these roads, but have driven most of this route, very scenic and interesting.
The link is from Lennox...
03-18-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,790
Posted By pinerider

A second wheelset with studded tires for when you...

A second wheelset with studded tires for when you need 'em is the best solution!! Your studded tires last a lot longer plus they're readily available to put them on the good mountain bike to do a...
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