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Posted By coldfeet

1952 Humber/Raleigh

I was talking to the owner of this bicycle the other day, and he finally sent me some pictures. He originally told me he bought it in 1948, but it seems his memory was playing tricks, as the hub says...
11-20-12, 06:26 PM
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Posted By coldfeet

I don't care what 99% of women think of me, I...

I don't care what 99% of women think of me, I only care what my fabulous GF thinks of me. Given that she is more bike mad than I am...:)
Forum: Commuting
11-20-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By coldfeet

I used the non premium version last Winter, and...

I used the non premium version last Winter, and have them on again for this season. I am recommending them for certain situations. In my mind the ideal set up for Calgary, is a set of these for...
11-20-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By coldfeet

I bought one of these as a gift, when delivering...

I bought one of these as a gift, when delivering it, it was hard to tell it was there. When we took it out the following night for a test, it swallowed a dozen large library books, couple of sacks...
07-31-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By coldfeet

lots of ideas here, if none of these seem to...

lots of ideas here, if none of these seem to help, can you post pics from the side, one of just the bike, one of you on it? Also shot from above and down on the bars.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,003
Posted By coldfeet

Bike shorts, spandex, snug fitting, fairly thin...

Bike shorts, spandex, snug fitting, fairly thin pad, good quality, bike jersey, nothing else, get over it.

If you're really shy, get a long, wicking tee-shirt instead of the jersey.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,745
Posted By coldfeet

I'm 56, I look....40? Some have said 35. My blood...

I'm 56, I look....40? Some have said 35. My blood work is the sort of thing my doctor says he wishes his 35 year old patients could match. I get compliments from the ladies on my legs, My stress...
07-11-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By coldfeet

Yes, the pathways are confusing, it isn't helped...

Yes, the pathways are confusing, it isn't helped by the way the paths wrap around the rivers. I've ended up on the wrong side so often...We do have leash law, it isn't followed by everyone, but...
07-11-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,649
Posted By coldfeet

Ouch! If it's steel, I would see about getting...

Ouch! If it's steel, I would see about getting couplers installed if this going to be a regular occurrence.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By coldfeet

That would be smart, driver screams, covers his...

That would be smart, driver screams, covers his eyes, and jams foot down on accelerator thinking it's the brake? Around here, you'd probably get done for assault with weapon for doing that.

The OP...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,425
Posted By coldfeet

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/santa-cruz-bicycles-t...

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/santa-cruz-bicycles-test-lab.html
06-27-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By coldfeet

The fact that it is an older Cannondale, and thus...

The fact that it is an older Cannondale, and thus aluminum? Makes me a little nervous. if you do it, I would make it a routine to inspect the frame at key points, particularly where you bolt on the...
06-27-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By coldfeet

Eh, if you're in the NW, I can give you some...

Eh, if you're in the NW, I can give you some basic pointers. you could also wheel it in to MEC, and see what they say.
06-27-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By coldfeet

Cruisers, roadies, tourers, MTBs, cargo bikes, (...

Cruisers, roadies, tourers, MTBs, cargo bikes, ( hey, how else would Sean get the firewood down there? ) Relaxed pace, eclectic group of people, few zany but harmless types, ( Hi Vanessa! ) last one...
04-15-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 31,537
Posted By coldfeet

The others are pretty bad, but the highlighted...

The others are pretty bad, but the highlighted one... "Eh... and the horse you rode in on."

I'd like to see him get money out of me for that!
04-15-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By coldfeet

Or in the case of Microsoft products, "It's not a...

Or in the case of Microsoft products, "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
04-15-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 31,537
Posted By coldfeet

I go to a store that has this problem frequently....

I go to a store that has this problem frequently. it used to really get me riled. then i saw a notice that they subscribe to a "fair deal scanning policy" or some such. if the price at the check out...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,599
Posted By coldfeet

Move it, if it was as described. Much smaller,...

Move it, if it was as described. Much smaller, and i could just roll over it, and would probably do so, but might stop long enough to flick it off if I thought it was a particular hazard.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By coldfeet

I owned ( actually still do if I can get it back...

I owned ( actually still do if I can get it back ) a wheeler. Think it was a 3000? Not sure it's the same brand. It was an aluminum frame with really close coupled rear triangle, triple chainring,...
04-15-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By coldfeet

Me too, though perhaps "like" isn't quite strong...

Me too, though perhaps "like" isn't quite strong enough. Thanks for the tip OP, must go track this down.
04-15-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,111
Posted By coldfeet

My current commute is 8 km. It's perfect for me,...

My current commute is 8 km. It's perfect for me, just enough to give me a workout, but short enough that I can do it in just about any weather.

I do remember reading about a guy that had a 100...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,291
Posted By coldfeet

It's all across North America, Canadians get...

It's all across North America, Canadians get their bikes cabled for left front as well. Does Mexico do this?

I always switch to Right Front, spent far too much time riding motorcycles to change my...
04-03-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By coldfeet

bikebike.ca does full moon rides, usually on a...

bikebike.ca does full moon rides, usually on a Friday, but this month 8th April, it's on Saturday. Gather at the shop around 6.45-7.15pm, ride to a local park, listen to music, singe some hotdogs,...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 11:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,637
Posted By coldfeet

I'm finding it harder than ever these days to...

I'm finding it harder than ever these days to tell when people are trolling.

If i think about it, i use both brakes, but mostly I'm just covering the rear brake, i.e. hardly putting any effort...
03-29-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By coldfeet

Pics of 100lbs load please.

Pics of 100lbs load please.
03-28-12, 08:29 PM
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Views: 2,581
Posted By coldfeet

You can do it. It WILL hurt. Doing it on a rented...

You can do it. It WILL hurt. Doing it on a rented bike that probably isn't set up for you is going to make it worse. If you can get any time in on the bike in advance, that will help. The proper way...
03-28-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By coldfeet

I wouldn't be so sure about that. I saw a...

I wouldn't be so sure about that. I saw a squirrel take 2 shots from a small caliber air rifle. It then ran up a tree, jumped to another, then ran all the way up that one. At which point it expired....
Forum: Touring
03-28-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By coldfeet

Yup. We sell a -3C rated bag that you can stuff...

Yup. We sell a -3C rated bag that you can stuff into a 1 liter Nalgene bottle. Look for bags that have a 750 rated down or better for maximum compressibility. a good waterproof compression sack can...
03-28-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By coldfeet

Have a look at an Extrawheel trailer....

Have a look at an Extrawheel trailer. http://www.extrawheel.com/
03-28-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By coldfeet

Congratulations, I look forward to hearing how it...

Congratulations, I look forward to hearing how it behaves with a rearward biased load.
03-17-12, 01:54 PM
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Posted By coldfeet

If you have to get a bike by mail order, call up...

If you have to get a bike by mail order, call up MEC, I believe they will ship you a boxed bike. The nearest equivilant would be a Cote or National, one is steel with cantis, the other is Aluminum...
03-17-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By coldfeet

My opinion also.

My opinion also.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By coldfeet

I ride through a popular dog walking area a lot....

I ride through a popular dog walking area a lot. Most dog owners are responsible, some are a bit unthinking, a few need to be banned from dog ownership.

If a dog runs at or to me, i stop, and if...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By coldfeet

Yup. It's this kind of idiot that makes cycling...

Yup. It's this kind of idiot that makes cycling look dangerous. take out all the accident reports of people riding no lights, no reflectors, drunk, wrong way, the figures would go way down.
03-17-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By coldfeet

Unlees you can get some documentation that says...

Unlees you can get some documentation that says the rear rack is suitable for passenger duty, and carry it with you, there's a very good chance some "shiny buttons" constable is gonna ticket you for...
03-17-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By coldfeet

I'm about 95% certain that either of the tires,...

I'm about 95% certain that either of the tires, Conti or Schwalbe that were suggested will work. Can you tell if it takes a tube? That might give you problems as well, but you can always patch the...
02-20-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By coldfeet

You mentioned cyclepath, you are in Calgary yes?...

You mentioned cyclepath, you are in Calgary yes? Which part? If you're near enough, I can meet up and give you some tips and maybe figure out the problem. One thing, how are you filling the tires?...
02-20-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,911
Posted By coldfeet

I was responding to Ziemas' earlier post where he...

I was responding to Ziemas' earlier post where he said he pays 13 cents a day.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By coldfeet

Sorry, were you responding to my comment? If...

Sorry, were you responding to my comment?
If so, all I meant was the only similarity between the 2 incidents were that they both involved a motor vehicle and a bicycle. There was no attempt to set...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By coldfeet

Kinda meaningless comparison. Glad you survived...

Kinda meaningless comparison. Glad you survived the collision with the truck.
02-19-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,911
Posted By coldfeet

Every one is in a different situation. Here,...

Every one is in a different situation.

Here, if I couldn't use the bike, the buses would be almost useless, One night, I had the company van, after 5 hours, I gave up, dumped the van, and walked...
02-19-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By coldfeet

If you know someone that knows what to look for...

If you know someone that knows what to look for on a carbon frame, take him with you. If he/she says yes, and it fits, then yes.

Otherwise, too risky.
02-19-12, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By coldfeet

If you're getting new, look for a mountain bike...

If you're getting new, look for a mountain bike that you can lock the suspension out for road use, maybe think about a second set of wheels for the road slicks. That's the limit of my advice, more...
02-19-12, 12:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,786
Posted By coldfeet

From your description, it sounds like the cyclist...

From your description, it sounds like the cyclist was at fault, and overreacted.

BUT, you should consider professional training help for the dog, it shouldn't be reacting that badly.
02-19-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,225
Posted By coldfeet

I would respond to this with an explanation and ,...

I would respond to this with an explanation and , maybe, some justification.

BUT, the OP has identified himself as a computer tech at BestBUy.

The interwebs are rife with stories about such,...
02-16-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By coldfeet

Yes, it seems almost certain that the OP's wheel...

Yes, it seems almost certain that the OP's wheel is intended to be for a moped. I would like to see a picture of the inside of the wheel rim.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By coldfeet

This.

This.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,377
Posted By coldfeet

Interesting definition of "Support" Calgary...

Interesting definition of "Support"

Calgary isn't too bad for cycling/transit, always room for improvement, but overall, we do better than a lot of others. Pathways are swept, at least major ones...
02-15-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By coldfeet

No. We've had a couple of good weeks, but Monday...

No. We've had a couple of good weeks, but Monday the forecast flurries turned to 3 inches of medium weight white stuff. It's got above freezing since then, but there's still a fair bit around. My...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,827
Posted By coldfeet

This. I do think that some of the drivers...

This.

I do think that some of the drivers that give us a hard time, don't feel comfortable driving around us because they don't trust their own driving skills, this makes them worried, which gets...
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