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02-29-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By jm01

Check the mfg's web site and www.mtbr.com for...

Check the mfg's web site and www.mtbr.com for dealers that sell frames. I ride an Ellsworth, my wife a Santa Cruz and we bought our frames sort of on-line (from the mfg but it had to go through an...
02-22-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By jm01

Thanks everyone...this is one LBS that it would...

Thanks everyone...this is one LBS that it would be a shame to loose...great service, products, staff, and one of the best wrenches in Toronto since 1914...

http://dukescycle.ca/

Post Fire, Day...
02-21-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By jm01

My LBS burned down

A Toronto fixture for 95 years burned down yesterday, a mecca for high end bike enthusiasts. My Santa Cruz and Ellsworth came to life here...he had 3 Ellsworths, 10 Santa Cruz's, Merlins, Turners,...
02-21-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By jm01

no kidding

no kidding
02-14-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By jm01

Please don't buy him a bike that hasn't been...

Please don't buy him a bike that hasn't been fitted and having gone a test ride...
02-14-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,664
Posted By jm01

I'd make sure that the drive train matches your...

I'd make sure that the drive train matches your riding needs...the Trek is a hybrid with a hybrid frame (longer wheel base, more upright riding position)...11-32 cog set with a triple chain ring...
02-07-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,293
Posted By jm01

Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
01-18-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,184
Posted By jm01

My first CTC bike was a Supercycle...I think they...

My first CTC bike was a Supercycle...I think they also sold Flyers and Gliders back then
01-15-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,708
Posted By jm01

I've learned to carry tools, a pump, a spare tube...

I've learned to carry tools, a pump, a spare tube (2-3 when on asphalt)...it's a long walk if you don't.

I had two flats last Friday (loose nipple wore through the tape...didn't catch it until...
01-15-08, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By jm01

And a few years later....:rolleyes:

And a few years later....:rolleyes:
01-14-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,313
Posted By jm01

The 2003 Truth is lot better than the 2001's and...

The 2003 Truth is lot better than the 2001's and you shouldn't expect to have problems...A friend of mine rode his 2003 Truth to a top third finish in the Trans Rockies and did very well at La...
01-11-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,313
Posted By jm01

Any examples, other than anecdotal? My...

Any examples, other than anecdotal?

My experience is that he honored that warranty...A friend had a cracked chainstay replaced, a cracked Truth frame (2001 model) replaced, and I had my seatstay...
01-10-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By jm01

both work fine...I like the Sram grip shifts...

both work fine...I like the Sram grip shifts because it gives me a fist full of gears at a flick...

just don't mix Sram and Shimano shifters with incompatible rear derailleurs
01-10-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,313
Posted By jm01

I agree with KG...the frames are now guaranteed...

I agree with KG...the frames are now guaranteed for 2 years because of the customer abuse problems (one guy got 11 warranty replacements because he and his friends kept jumping off his garage roof)...
01-09-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By jm01

Jeez ...

Jeez

http://www.mtnbikehalloffame.com/inductees.cfm?page=99&mID=94
01-09-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,313
Posted By jm01

I ride an Id, several friends have Truths and...

I ride an Id, several friends have Truths and Epiphanies...we all think they're remarkable bikes, but not for everyone...essentially they're long travel XC bikes, very light, have a high bottom...
01-08-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By jm01

not really... 1978 A couple of guys in a...

not really...

1978
A couple of guys in a Vancouver, BC bike store modify Nishiki road bikes with wide tires, straight bars and thumbshifters with internal 5-speed or external 10-speed gears. This...
01-07-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By jm01

the guy that founded Rocky Mountain was forced to...

the guy that founded Rocky Mountain was forced to sell because of money problems and then founded Kona...used to have a fellow named John Brodie make some high end frames for him back then
01-03-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,421
Posted By jm01

depends on your riding style...the 7700 is a...

depends on your riding style...the 7700 is a hybrid, you'll have a more upright seating position, and it will climb better with the bigger cogs. Its a bit heavier with that front suspension.

The...
12-21-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By jm01

my daughter's getting this for Christmas if I can...

my daughter's getting this for Christmas if I can figure out how to wrap it and get it under the tree

Just like mine...we'll be the FB roadie Bobsey Twins :)
12-20-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,310
Posted By jm01

wow...I can't believe that you get paid for...

wow...I can't believe that you get paid for posting here

sweet!
12-19-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By jm01

yep...they make only as many as they can sell

yep...they make only as many as they can sell
12-18-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By jm01

5 years on a shock is about it...Fox estimates...

5 years on a shock is about it...Fox estimates that a shock will last about 2 years of hard use, 5 of average use. Looks like you've hit the best before date...it's sometimes a long road to ride, but...
12-18-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,827
Posted By jm01

I'm like hybrids for those recreational rides...

I'm like hybrids for those recreational rides when you can explore and enjoy the surroundings. I have a Trek 7.5fx, a Scott flatbar Speedster S60, a hybridized Gitanne Professional Tour de France, ...
12-13-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By jm01

I retired a few weeks ago and still ride at least...

I retired a few weeks ago and still ride at least 3 hours each day...the only difference will be that I won't bike in the snow this year as I no longer commute.

I'm looking for a house near our...
12-10-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By jm01

you're right to be worried...many years ago Sears...

you're right to be worried...many years ago Sears Canada was forced to recall a couple of their stationary bike models...apparently the seat post wore through the seat, causing some injuries...
...
12-04-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By jm01

I've found that March is the best time to buy...

I've found that March is the best time to buy here...the snow is still on the ground, bike sales are dead, the new stock is beginning to arrive, and the store owners are very motivated to clear last...
12-04-07, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By jm01

Yes...I use the Park Tool chain cleaner as well a...

Yes...I use the Park Tool chain cleaner as well a MEC chain cleaner with Bio Cycle cleaning fluid. Riding on sandy trails as well dirty city streets, the drive train picks up a lot of dirt which when...
12-04-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,646
Posted By jm01

I tried Lipitor for a couple of months...reduced...

I tried Lipitor for a couple of months...reduced my cholesterol a bit, but it almost killed me...Apparently, I'm one of those rare cases that get all of the side effects, including muscle weakness (I...
12-04-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By jm01

I support several stores and always negotiate the...

I support several stores and always negotiate the price...I've found that buying off season and at the end of the month results in the better deals.

Recent examples...my FS XC bike was ticketed at...
12-04-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,628
Posted By jm01

Actually, he was right...A cyclist that got...

Actually, he was right...A cyclist that got doored on Queen Street sued the city and won!...a study (long kept secret by the city) found that Queen Street is too narrow for safe cycling if parked...
12-03-07, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By jm01

Welcome to the club...I pulled the trigger a few...

Welcome to the club...I pulled the trigger a few weeks ago, but my wife took a package a few years ago but had problems with the transition and went back to work...her new target date is 2010.
...
11-29-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

Yes, so I hear...the original plan was to buy a...

Yes, so I hear...the original plan was to buy a villa but I understand that that market has been overbuilt and many British expats are having problems selling, so we're now going to rent in different...
11-29-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

+1 Born in London and have much family in...

+1

Born in London and have much family in the UK, I'm keeping returning home as an option if things sour here. Next year I'll be renting in Spain for a few months, and speaking with the Spanish...
11-28-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
11-28-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

There's been a radical shift in the economy of...

There's been a radical shift in the economy of the United States which at one time was the economic powerhouse of the world, focused on wealth creation through manufacturing , resources, and...
11-28-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,690
Posted By jm01

My wife had this clicking noise when we...

My wife had this clicking noise when we rode...turned out to be her shoe hitting the crank
11-28-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,981
Posted By jm01

My Id comes in at 25.5#, my wife's Blur is 27# ...

My Id comes in at 25.5#, my wife's Blur is 27#

Just bought a Scott Speedster S60 flat bar roadie @ 22# after a few modifications
11-28-07, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,016
Posted By jm01

hang on to it...that cromolly frame is...

hang on to it...that cromolly frame is bombproof...one of the best U.S. made frames that Trek ever made

It's a collectors item up here, many convert them into single speed cross cycles for XC...
11-28-07, 05:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

That's both shocking and astounding...that...

That's both shocking and astounding...that America, the richest country on earth, has allowed situations like this to happen...

...if you were in Canada, you would have free health coverage, most...
11-27-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,690
Posted By jm01

none..rust is iron oxide, aluminum rusts into...

none..rust is iron oxide, aluminum rusts into aluminum oxide

the only difference is that aluminum oxide is much harder than aluminum....not the case when iron rusts
11-27-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 848
Posted By jm01

not necessarily the best decision...many...

not necessarily the best decision...many employers see this as an ultimatum and, if they're happy with your work, will counteroffer and keep you on board just long enough to find a replacement. You...
11-27-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 848
Posted By jm01

As a headhunter this is a situation that I've...

As a headhunter this is a situation that I've encountered too many times...the one thing that I've learned is that money is the wrong reason to run to a new job..a situation mitigated in your case by...
11-27-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

+1 Most of us are products of the 60's, and,...

+1

Most of us are products of the 60's, and, like me, were never motivated by money. The reason why I've seem to accumulated so much is because we spent on what we needed, not what we wanted.
...
11-27-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,016
Posted By jm01

Trek 730 MultiTrack?...I thought mine was the...

Trek 730 MultiTrack?...I thought mine was the last one on the roads

I like the Schwalbe Marathon Plus for city use (700x38c)..a wide, heavy tire with a puncture resistant lining...a bit pricy but...
11-27-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

For most of us a global depression would be a...

For most of us a global depression would be a good thing...it will devastate the younger pups, but us older folk who are debt free and invested in cash or very liquid assets, it would be a Godsend.
...
11-27-07, 08:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

Sadly, there is no such thing...my parents lost...

Sadly, there is no such thing...my parents lost everything in WWII and we came to Canada as refugees...my in-laws lost everything in the depression

Given the current American economic folly, we...
11-26-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,139
Posted By jm01

Well..since packing it in a few weeks ago, we've...

Well..since packing it in a few weeks ago, we've been busy putting together a framework with the Financial Planner, and so far it looks good.

My wife took an incredibly generous early retirement...
11-26-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,188
Posted By jm01

I have bikes with X5, X7, & X9's...can't tell...

I have bikes with X5, X7, & X9's...can't tell much differnce and I definetly wouldn't pay the premium for XO's unless you're a weight weenie

Same with Deore, LX, XT, and XTR, the Shimano...
11-26-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By jm01

Weird timing...I was speaking with Jacob about an...

Weird timing...I was speaking with Jacob about an hour ago...

Yes, I've seen a few stolen bikes recovered at his place and yes, he buys and sells many used bikes, however, over the last few years...
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