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12-29-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By trickdog

Camera Bracket for Trekking (Butterfly) Handlebars

I am wanting to mount my camcorder (small Sony) to the handlebars of my MTBe which has trekking handlebars. The problem I am running into is as you can see in the attached photos, there is very...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,274
Posted By trickdog

Thanks everyone. The rim is a MTB rim as I...

Thanks everyone. The rim is a MTB rim as I purchased it some years ago for this same bike. I tried the 1.5" tire on the rim last night then tested on the bike trainer and had no problems after an...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,274
Posted By trickdog

1.5 inch tire on a 1.75 inch rim?

Looking to get back into full time commuting once the Orthopedic Surgeon finds out what is wrong with my knees. In the meantime and now that our local wet rainy winter is on the way, I have purchased...
07-27-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,602
Posted By trickdog

A couple of the better/different pics I have seen...

A couple of the better/different pics I have seen from this years tour

http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/tdf_07_14/tdf10.jpg

...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By trickdog

Back on the bike commute after 8 months

I was off the bike for about 8 months due to a knee problem. Started commuting again last week and I am surprised that the legs are still in fairly decent shape...can't say the behind has fared as...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,515
Posted By trickdog

I am up at 4:00 am, leave the house around 5:40...

I am up at 4:00 am, leave the house around 5:40 am. At work by 6:00 - 6:05 am.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,302
Posted By trickdog

Thats what that smell is...! Now I know...

Thats what that smell is...! Now I know...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By trickdog

I use a Starbucks mug that has a handle on it and...

I use a Starbucks mug that has a handle on it and fits in a water bottle cage. In case the mug ever decides to take a leap out of the cage, I have an old Velcro equipped reflective ankle band which...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,302
Posted By trickdog

I start early around 6:00 am so I dry my clothes...

I start early around 6:00 am so I dry my clothes draped over the back of the 5 computers next to my desk. The power supply fans and case fans push out a lot of warm air. By 8:00 am when most of my...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,162
Posted By trickdog

I find that yelling at the dog with words such...

I find that yelling at the dog with words such "Get off the couch", "Get the kitty", Where is the ball", "Get the ball" etc work great. The dog gets momentarily confused by this and gives you enough...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By trickdog

First day with Clipless Pedals

Finally sprung for clipless pedals for the MTB commuter. Made it to work and back (10 miles and several stoplights) with no falls yet...though I am sure it will happen more sooner then later.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-07, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By trickdog

Instead of fabricating a piece of metal, visit...

Instead of fabricating a piece of metal, visit your local hardware store. They usually have fasterners etc in every style/design that you could ever use. Another alternative is black rubber muffler...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-07, 01:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,097
Posted By trickdog

Just by coincidence I read this thread then...

Just by coincidence I read this thread then logged onto crazyguyonabike.com.
The first story I clicked on...lo and behold,
I seen this basket...it just might be what you are looking for.:rolleyes:...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By trickdog

For those in Canada, Canadian Tire has these...

For those in Canada, Canadian Tire has these panniers (http://tinyurl.com/yd9kf6)

I have used them for 3 years now on my daily commuter.
They have held very well considering the price of them...
10-19-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,727
Posted By trickdog

Best wishes Sheldon.

Best wishes Sheldon.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By trickdog

Be glad that you are not in the Great Lakes...

Be glad that you are not in the Great Lakes region of Canada and the US (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061013.wontsnow1013/BNStory/National/home)
Forum: Commuting
10-11-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By trickdog

Go to Home Depot and have a look at some safety...

Go to Home Depot and have a look at some safety glasses. They are come in a variety of styles and are very inexpensive. At least you get to try them on and not have to worry about shipping etc.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-06, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By trickdog

My friend had the same problem with her lock. She...

My friend had the same problem with her lock. She bought very simliar material from an outdoor fabric supply store. She cut the material to size then using nylon thread, sewed it into a tube on her...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By trickdog

I have your bikes' twin here in my basement! Same...

I have your bikes' twin here in my basement! Same base colour of paint, same bottom bracket U-Brake. See my original post regarding the bike here...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By trickdog

Did the bike come factory equiped with the...

Did the bike come factory equiped with the optional C-4 plastic explosive rear derailleur cog wheels??
Forum: Commuting
09-10-06, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By trickdog

Swapping out the Front Suspension Fork

I have been thinking of swapping out the front suspension fork for a lighter and solid fork on my MTB.

Although the suspension fork is nice on the bumps and curbs, I think there is too much energy...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,428
Posted By trickdog

I lived up north for quite a few years and seen...

I lived up north for quite a few years and seen and attended more then my share of moose and car MVA's.

The trouble with hitting a moose...especially in today's smaller cars is not so much the...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

Yep, our national best seller...next to DIY igloo...

Yep, our national best seller...next to DIY igloo construction plans :rolleyes:

Funny you mentioned this. A couple of days ago, I had a PM from a southern US resident asking me what hockey tape...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

There is no brand name on them....that I could...

There is no brand name on them....that I could see and I had a very close look before I wrapped them.
I paid $34.00 Canadian at the local LBS.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

New Pics of completed bars

Finished with the trekking bars. I bought a new shorter and less angled stem which dropped the overall height of the bars by approx 1-1/4 inches.

I could not find any soft black insulating foam...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

I have been to Home Depot, Rona and Canadian Tire...

I have been to Home Depot, Rona and Canadian Tire and no one carries the black foam insulation. Does anyone know where I can find this insulation in the Vancouver BC area?

Thanks

TD
Forum: Commuting
08-27-06, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By trickdog

Jimmy Hoffa's last will and testament :D ...

Jimmy Hoffa's last will and testament :D

Seriously though, a one inch sewing needle...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By trickdog

BTW....this is a forum, not a board. I say this...

BTW....this is a forum, not a board. I say this with jest as another forum I frequent, had at times a nasty dicussion for several days on why people call forums "boards" and vice versa :fight:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-06, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

I bought the bars at the LBS and did not notice a...

I bought the bars at the LBS and did not notice a name on the bars. I will take a closer look today when I wrap the bars.

I will also post a side view of the bars. The pictures that were...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-06, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

I went to the local hardware store and all they...

I went to the local hardware store and all they have is the grey type. I guess Home Depot would carry the black insulation?
Forum: Commuting
08-26-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By trickdog

+1 This what I use except the bike chain is...

+1
This what I use except the bike chain is covered with a length of heat shrink tubing.

TD
Forum: Commuting
08-26-06, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By trickdog

New Moustache Bars

Bought some moustache bars for the commuter. After 2 hours of riding and adjusting, I have the bars dialed for what feels to be the best setup for me...for now, however I may change the stem out for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By trickdog

I agree, I live in Canada and Terry Fox is truly...

I agree, I live in Canada and Terry Fox is truly a national hero and inspiration to many many people. I met him very briefly when he was running his Marathon of Hope through southern Ontario and it...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By trickdog

Accuracy of gmap-pedometer.com

I no longer have a cyclo computer (busted it awhile ago) on my bike and would like to know from someone who does if they can vouch for the accuracy or the inaccuracy of this website for tracking...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,800
Posted By trickdog

I also had Kenda Wests, however I found if the...

I also had Kenda Wests, however I found if the tires were not inflated to the max recommended pressure I noticed a lot sidewall "sway" on the corners and this led to premature sidewall failure on two...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,903
Posted By trickdog

I remember once reading on a website (the name...

I remember once reading on a website (the name escapes me now.) A guy rode across Canada on a MTB and about 80% of these days he did a century. He was not the fastest but had a great ride...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,800
Posted By trickdog

Along the same lines.... I have a 26x1.75...

Along the same lines....

I have a 26x1.75 rim and running a 1.75 slick. Can I go down to a 1.5 slick without any problems? 2 different bike mechanics at different LBS say no as the rim is too...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By trickdog

Congrats! Hopefully it will be awhile...

Congrats!

Hopefully it will be awhile before you need to fix a flat. Let me give you a bit of of advise as others have. Practice and practice again on fixing a flat, this includes changing out...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-06, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By trickdog

Does anyone know of a LBS in the Vancouver BC,...

Does anyone know of a LBS in the Vancouver BC, Canada area that sells power grips?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-06, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 510
Posted By trickdog

+1 Very Cool....

+1 Very Cool....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 510
Posted By trickdog

The female vocalist (Kathy Fisher) is from a band...

The female vocalist (Kathy Fisher) is from a band called Fisher (http://www.fishertheband.com/) (they are great BTW), they used to have a MP3 download of the music from the commercial on their...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,041
Posted By trickdog

None....Mind you I don't see much human activity...

None....Mind you I don't see much human activity at 3:30 in the morning....I am lucky to see 2-3 cars driving by.

TD
Forum: Commuting
05-22-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,440
Posted By trickdog

I commute on a bike.....not on handlebars :D ...

I commute on a bike.....not on handlebars :D


Seriously though...MTB, no bar ends.

TD
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By trickdog

Something similar....but not quite. When we...

Something similar....but not quite.

When we were young, me and my cousin did something similar except the inner tube was from a small farm tractor. We rolled the slighty under inflated inflated...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By trickdog

My fastest going down on the very same hill is...

My fastest going down on the very same hill is 67km/h (41mph).
Riding up the hill is a different story.....
Forum: Commuting
04-17-06, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By trickdog

It looks like the map that Jarery made is about...

It looks like the map that Jarery made is about your best bet. I live in the Edmonds/Kingsway/Canada Way area and I am very familiar with the infamous New West Hills.....there ain't no way around...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,596
Posted By trickdog

Try zincofax (zinc oxide)....much better known as...

Try zincofax (zinc oxide)....much better known as diaper rash cream. This stuff works wonders....millions of babies and cyclists can't be wrong and the price is a lot cheaper then other "remedies". ...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-06, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By trickdog

My commute is approx 15-18 kms round...

My commute is approx 15-18 kms round trip...depending on which route I take.

On day shifts, I am on the road by 3:30am. Afternoon/night shifts I am riding home anywhere from 1:00am to 2:00am. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-06, 12:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,906
Posted By trickdog

Take an old chain, and with a chain tool make a...

Take an old chain, and with a chain tool make a section of chain long enough to go through the seat rails then down to loop through a seat stay(s). Next get a piece of shrink fit tubing and put the...
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