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04-08-05, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By xanatos

Planet Bike also came out wiht a cheaper chain...

Planet Bike also came out wiht a cheaper chain lock

http://www.planetbike.com/ulocks.html#
01-16-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By xanatos

Thanks for all the ideas everyone, definitely...

Thanks for all the ideas everyone, definitely keeping them in mind!

clevernamehere, you got a PM ;)

-xan-
01-14-05, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By xanatos

Hi there, I am providing a design proposal...

Hi there,

I am providing a design proposal for a bike shelter at my school, and am looking for suggestions from those more knowledgable than I! Let me give a little background:

1. Weather - We...
Forum: Foo
11-13-04, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By xanatos

Crazy Dragon Optical Illusion

K y'all gotta try this out eh?

First heres the video to blow your mind

http://www.grand-illusions.com/videos/dragon%20illusion.wmv

To fold your own,
...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,333
Posted By xanatos

Also, has anyone trie the Integrated Deisgns Sil...

Also, has anyone trie the Integrated Deisgns Sil Poncho (http://www.thru-hiker.com/reviews.asp?subcat=4&cid=67)? It looks very impressive...

However I haven't seen it anywhere in Canada so I would...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-04, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,333
Posted By xanatos

Hmm this is a very good topic as I'm planning to...

Hmm this is a very good topic as I'm planning to start cycling in the rain.

I tried out a poncho a few times, and ran into some of the same problems mentioned. However it may be that I simply...
Forum: Touring
10-23-04, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By xanatos

Thanks for all the helpful replies! I can't wait...

Thanks for all the helpful replies! I can't wait to go on my first tour.. even if it isn't next summer, I know I'll want to do one somewhere and sometime!
Forum: Touring
10-21-04, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By xanatos

Thanks for the replies everyone! I"m in the...

Thanks for the replies everyone! I"m in the process of still thinking about it and trying to recruit friends.

Does anyone have feedback on my other questions? (most answer 1.)




Thanks!...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By xanatos

For somethign cheap, you can find a bunch of 3m...

For somethign cheap, you can find a bunch of 3m Scotchlite stickers to put on your helmet and bike. I dont' think they'd fair well on clothing/bags, but worth checking out:
...
Forum: Touring
10-12-04, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By xanatos

La Route Verte in Quebec, Canada - Experiences?

Hey Everyone,

I'm finishing my last year in University, and trying to plan a graduation vacation for May 2005. I got into cycling about 2 years ago, primarily as a commuter, and was doing 30km a...
Forum: Triathlon
10-11-04, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By xanatos

A good place to check out is Runner's World on...

A good place to check out is Runner's World on various pain. Hehe you just click where it hurts :P

But yeah there are many diff sources of knee pain, so spend some time read, and possibly see...
10-10-04, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By xanatos

Hmm keep in mind not all backpacks are equal....

Hmm keep in mind not all backpacks are equal. Messenger bags are pretty much the same in how they rest on your back.

Deuter has some really interesting backpacks with alls sorts of innovative...
10-09-04, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By xanatos

Knee pain experience? What do you do with it?

Hey

Yes many knee threads I know... but looking for some advice.

Right now, I experience knee pain when my calf and thigh are at about a 135 degree angle. 180(straight) and 90(bent) leg feels...
10-08-04, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By xanatos

Nice ass handsome

Nice ass handsome
10-06-04, 04:14 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 44,664
Posted By xanatos

Wow that's great to hear you got the discount....

Wow that's great to hear you got the discount. I'm planning to do an order as well, and I sure hope i get the discount!!
10-06-04, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By xanatos

PerformanceBike -> Shipping to Canada

Hey everyone,

Looking for some advice. I'm from Winnipeg, and many of the cycling products here are way overpriced. So naturally many of the items at PerformanceBike would be much cheaper, even...
10-04-04, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By xanatos

Wind Vests

Howdy y'all from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada here (how many of the places did you have to read before you knew where I was from? hehe)

Anyway rather windy here, Im' pretty new to cycling so been...
09-29-04, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By xanatos

Good quote from that book mentioned earlier: ...

Good quote from that book mentioned earlier:

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." (Albert Einstein)
09-25-04, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By xanatos

Its been down for over two weeks actually. Heh I...

Its been down for over two weeks actually. Heh I use Opera web browser, and one of my windows always loads Norco's page for their Volante hybrid. About two weeks ago (maybe even a bit more) it...
09-23-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,387
Posted By xanatos

Ah... yeah shoulda read better. Against "major...

Ah... yeah shoulda read better. Against "major lock companies". haha my bad. Soooooo noob
09-23-04, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,387
Posted By xanatos

Hmm I'm leaning towards Kryptonite's side here. ...

Hmm I'm leaning towards Kryptonite's side here.

I'm sure many other locks may have very simple ways to be defeated, but the fact that people don't know about it is reason enough to keep doing what...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By xanatos

Try rolling your clothes. I found that to work...

Try rolling your clothes. I found that to work pretty well.
09-14-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By xanatos

Hm tough poll though. Havent' gotten mine to...

Hm tough poll though. Havent' gotten mine to work.. yet.. so my vote might need to change
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-04, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,376
Posted By xanatos

http://www.bike24.net/images/products/p01307.jpg ...

http://www.bike24.net/images/products/p01307.jpg

Thanks for the tip fliprider. How do you like those bars? Hmm I dont' know a ton about aerobars.. so I guess those ones you don't actually rest...
Forum: Triathlon
09-12-04, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,376
Posted By xanatos

Anybody try homemade aerobars?

Heh yeah fairly new to cycling, but definitely hooked. Want to start training for triathlons, but totally turned off by prices for aerobars.

Did any of you know try throwing something together on...
08-30-04, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,772
Posted By xanatos

"Since the bicycle makes little demand on...

"Since the bicycle makes little demand on material or energy resources, contributes little to pollution, makes a positive contribution to health and causes little death or injury, it can be regarded...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-04, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By xanatos

I've used baby wipes for awhile and been happy...

I've used baby wipes for awhile and been happy with that. Comes out to around $0.03 per wipe.

Then I just keep some face wash, lotion, deoderant and cologne at work.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-04, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By xanatos

You can get them at Mountain Equipment Co-op -...

You can get them at Mountain Equipment Co-op - LINKY (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=668631&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=481717&bmUID=1093268645120). For $22 CDN they're...
08-20-04, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By xanatos

Hey Chatbox Recognize my nick? :P Check...

Hey Chatbox

Recognize my nick? :P

Check the stickies in this forum, theres some tests you can do to get a more accurate Max HR. The 196 is a rough estimate.

So by most calculators, for...
08-17-04, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By xanatos

I'm sure they're great. Most people feel that...

I'm sure they're great. Most people feel that they have to resort to meat when being an athlete.

Interesting that Carl Lewis (arguably one of the top track athletes ever), during one his best...
08-17-04, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,889
Posted By xanatos

This topic has always made me wonder.. I use...

This topic has always made me wonder.. I use platform pedals with studs, and there is enough grip that I can push forward and pull back. So when people talk about XX% improvement, they're assuming...
08-05-04, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,331
Posted By xanatos

Hmm I could be wrong, but it seems obvious that a...

Hmm I could be wrong, but it seems obvious that a wider tire with a larger contact patch would have more traction, and thus be safer. Plus a MTB generally goes slower than road bikes, so it also...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-04, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By xanatos

Might have just been wind, that makes a very big...

Might have just been wind, that makes a very big difference.
08-04-04, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By xanatos

dafydd, that's a very good point. I recently got...

dafydd, that's a very good point. I recently got some leg warmers by DeFeet that are 100% polyester, but actually don't seem to wick or dry that fast. So weave is a very important factor I think....
08-04-04, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By xanatos

I'm no scientist, but a few things I would...

I'm no scientist, but a few things I would suggest as valid points:

1. Polyester (and other synthetic materials often used in jerseys) dry faster. I.e. they allow water to evaporate quicker. Now...
07-29-04, 09:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,423
Posted By xanatos

I'm sure many people might have some alternate...

I'm sure many people might have some alternate intentions whether its the wristband, or various ribbons/pins/keychains for supporting other charities.

Brings up the neat issue of trying of...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,282
Posted By xanatos

Apparently its a question many have: ...

Apparently its a question many have:

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question234.htm
Forum: Commuting
07-26-04, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By xanatos

Gravel Road Rash

Hey all,

Got into my first "serious" mishap today.. was on a multipurpose path, heading down a bit of a hill on my way to work. Thought I was going too fast (upcoming left turn), so wanted to...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-04, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By xanatos

Panniers on EBay

Hey everyone,

In another thread ...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-04, 10:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,275
Posted By xanatos

I'd go with a performance hybrid. currently I'm...

I'd go with a performance hybrid. currently I'm riding a Norco Volante (Canadian make)(linky (http://norco.com/bikes/2004bikes/volante.htm))

Pros:
-linear pull brakes (like MTBs, have more power...
07-19-04, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By xanatos

Almost a decade old?? Do you handwash them? Or...

Almost a decade old?? Do you handwash them? Or machine wash regular? delicate? dryer?

I don't imagine biking wears down socks much mind you.. do you do much running sports?

If they do last that...
07-15-04, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By xanatos

It would be cool to own one as its their last...

It would be cool to own one as its their last year,

One place for $89 - http://bicyclesportshop.com/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=3209&Catalog=1&sort=3rdcharacter

Edit - Or if you're a medium, $69 -...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-04, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,456
Posted By xanatos

I echo the advice about the mirror. I ride in...

I echo the advice about the mirror. I ride in Winnipeg here and it has its bad times.

A mirror is great for preventing these types of situations. I always keep an eye out for buses, or wide...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-04, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By xanatos

Hi I am also considering clipless down the road....

Hi I am also considering clipless down the road. I've been riding on studded platform pedals for awhile, so for now I want to move to a cycling shoe with a stiffer sole, so i can move to clipless...
07-02-04, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By xanatos

Depending on where you live and the conditions,...

Depending on where you live and the conditions, time can be very inaccurate measurement. Things like traffic, wind, and just how good you feel will change everything.

Make sure you don't push...
07-02-04, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By xanatos

Hi fellow Canadian here and I ended up getting...

Hi fellow Canadian here and I ended up getting the Timex 30-lap ironman just this week actually from Mountain Equipment Co-op

They don't have the 30-lap online, but its very similar to the 100-lap...
06-30-04, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By xanatos

Fellow Manitoban here, here we get some -40...

Fellow Manitoban here, here we get some -40 temperature. The reason we can all understand that as "damn cold" is because -40 Celsuis and Fahrenheit are actually the same.

That's when you know its...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-04, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By xanatos

*Cuts testosterone with a knife*

*Cuts testosterone with a knife*
06-24-04, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,541
Posted By xanatos

Similar thing happened to me when my sister...

Similar thing happened to me when my sister referred to Patrick Stewart as "oh the guy from xmen?"

I almost performed a Vulcan death grip but decided to have mercy.
06-24-04, 11:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,259
Posted By xanatos

Another vote for the use of reflective tape. In...

Another vote for the use of reflective tape. In the spring and fall it can be quite dark in the morning as is. I use actual 3m scotchlite tape (LINKY...
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