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Forum: Touring
10-01-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,798
Posted By jimblairo

[QUOTE=spectastic;18760907]has anyone done this? ...

[QUOTE=spectastic;18760907]has anyone done this?


I laced my B-17 but for a different reason. The shirts of the saddle spread out and wear holes in my bibs and shorts very quickly.
Lacing put...
09-25-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By jimblairo

Ditto in Montreal. We had 3 stations on Ille...

Ditto in Montreal. We had 3 stations on Ille Notre Dame but the idiots cut the cables holding the tools and took the air hose too.
09-22-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,676
Posted By jimblairo

How is Canadian Oil Land locked??[/QUOTE] ...

How is Canadian Oil Land locked??[/QUOTE]


No pipe line capacity to tidewater. It must be shipped by land either by pipeline or rail.
09-21-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,676
Posted By jimblairo

[QUOTE=FBinNY;19073143]Yes, however what we pay...

[QUOTE=FBinNY;19073143]Yes, however what we pay you depends on the world price. Oil is fungible, it doesn't matter where a particular barrel comes from. So there's no difference if Canadian oil...
09-01-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,515
Posted By jimblairo

Two summers ago I noticed my tolerance for hot...

Two summers ago I noticed my tolerance for hot weather kind of disappeared and I was really sweating. One day I got really dizzy and visited the doctor. I was diagnosed with AFib.


I still ride...
09-01-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,051
Posted By jimblairo

I have a partial tear on the right side which was...

I have a partial tear on the right side which was really painful when I slept on my back. The Ortho talked me out of getting it repaired and he recommended I try acupuncture. I did and over the past...
06-27-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,916
Posted By jimblairo

[QUOTE=jgscisum;18872194]This thread is about my...

[QUOTE=jgscisum;18872194]This thread is about my sister. What say everyone else about this situation??


I'm 75 and I stopped riding in pace lines 10 years ago. Maybe older guys don't ride as...
05-22-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,205
Posted By jimblairo

I bought these waterproof bags from Carousel...

I bought these waterproof bags from Carousel Designs over 10years ago. The tired looking one lasted me 8 years.522986
10-29-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,623
Posted By jimblairo

Insurer Blames Elite Cyclist for His Own Death

Ouch! Sad, very sad.

B.C.?s public auto insurer blames ?careless? cyclist for his own death in crash with alleged drunk driver | National Post...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,670
Posted By jimblairo

[QUOTE=sced;18152241]Pointless to spend a lot....

[QUOTE=sced;18152241]Pointless to spend a lot. Check out the current thread on the $2k 15lb Chinese bike.

The cheap resins used in the Chinese bike can burst into flames under the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By jimblairo

Some Aerotech Design bibs have a fairly large...

Some Aerotech Design bibs have a fairly large mesh pocket.
09-07-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By jimblairo

An XTR group is around $1800 new. The other...

An XTR group is around $1800 new. The other components such as seat, seat post, headset, stem, bars and grips, pedals, add 500$. The fork is high end and worth up to 1000$ new. The wheel set around...
Forum: Touring
09-05-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,485
Posted By jimblairo

The reason for not using a carbon frame is simple...

The reason for not using a carbon frame is simple and that is b/c panniers and other gear will rub on the frame and wear away the clear coat.
09-05-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By jimblairo

It is a Litespeed Pisgah. Very high end. Probably...

It is a Litespeed Pisgah. Very high end. Probably at least 6k new.
Check out their web site.
Forum: Foo
08-08-15, 08:44 PM
06-20-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,444
Posted By jimblairo

Why not at least stop and do it to the...

Why not at least stop and do it to the side?[/QUOTE]

I always send snot rockets and spit to my right side where other riders should not be. Over the years I've nailed a couple of people who made...
Forum: Foo
05-19-15, 09:48 PM
05-17-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By jimblairo

The Backward Brain Bicycle

Fascinating!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MFzDaBzBlL0
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,334
Posted By jimblairo

This is a good example of "offer you can't...

This is a good example of "offer you can't refuse". The bike builder, Genesis, is a "steel brand". Sort of like Surly or Gunnar. So, the team will ride steel bikes.[/QUOTE]


The article states...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,334
Posted By jimblairo

Interesting two part article on steel making it...

Interesting two part article on steel making it back into professional cycling.

The Genesis of Steel ? Part One | Rouleur | Journal...
Forum: Foo
05-06-15, 09:01 AM
Forum: Foo
04-26-15, 09:41 PM
04-18-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By jimblairo

Carbon Fork for 26 MTB

I have a 2006 Litespeed Pisgah 26 which I built up with a Fox RL 80 fork. The past few years I've ridden the bike mostly on paved paths and I would like to replace the Fox fork with a carbon fork. I...
03-20-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,144
Posted By jimblairo

I live in Montreal which has excellent public...

I live in Montreal which has excellent public transportation. I had cancer 3 times and took up walking and cycling to maintain my health. The money I save by not owning a car pays for a great 3 week...
Forum: Foo
02-25-15, 11:10 PM
Forum: Foo
02-24-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11,789
Views: 2,463,638
Posted By jimblairo

Anybody know what racing track he is on?

Anybody know what racing track he is on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2,544
Posted By jimblairo

The Madison final had me on the edge of my seat....

The Madison final had me on the edge of my seat. Awesome race!
Forum: Touring
02-22-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By jimblairo

Lots of trip journals here ...

Lots of trip journals here https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/locales/?locale_id=1801226&doctype=journal

I can tell you that you will get all the hills you can ever wish for.
Replies: 43
Views: 2,544
Posted By jimblairo

In the woman's Kerin final the Australian woman...

In the woman's Kerin final the Australian woman had a rear tire go down and the race was stopped. The mechanic changed the rear wheel and then she was disqualified. What was the ruling?
02-20-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By jimblairo

Sometimes the State has to protect people from...

Sometimes the State has to protect people from themselves. I live in a social democracy and we get lots of that.
Forum: Touring
02-17-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,904
Posted By jimblairo

From The Adventure Cycling site. Just a...

From The Adventure Cycling site.

Just a quick note, when I talk about light touring, or randonneur bikes, the characteristics I'm referring to place us somewhere between road bike geometry and...
02-10-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By jimblairo

I ride the track one day a week. Great track with...

I ride the track one day a week. Great track with one climb and a very quick curving descent. It is car free early in the A.M. and when cars are present there are dividers set up around the entire...
Forum: Touring
02-01-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,225
Posted By jimblairo

Here is a link to a Montreal - Quebec ride report...

Here is a link to a Montreal - Quebec ride report

The Bicycle Tourist: Montréal ? Québec City (by Michel Gagnon) (http://mgagnon.net/velo/Mtl-TR-Que.en.php)

I would e mail Via rail about...
Forum: Touring
01-30-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,225
Posted By jimblairo

Ottawa shuts down the Parkways on Sundays and...

Ottawa shuts down the Parkways on Sundays and they are for cyclists only. I think they call it Alcatal Sundays.

The bike show will be at the Palais Congress in February and the maps given out by...
Forum: Touring
01-30-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,225
Posted By jimblairo

Here is a trip report. I haven't read it . ...

Here is a trip report. I haven't read it .

Ottawa-Montreal-Ottawa via Gatineau River Valley, P'tit Train du Nord, Ottawa River Valley...
Forum: Touring
01-30-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,225
Posted By jimblairo

Yes, I did it with a friend on road bikes in 6...

Yes, I did it with a friend on road bikes in 6 days. The Ottawa - Montreal section is mostly on highways but if I did it again, I would drop down south and catch a really good west-east rail to...
Forum: Touring
01-29-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,225
Posted By jimblairo

All of the info is on the Petit Train du Nord...

All of the info is on the Petit Train du Nord website. Velo Quebec sell an excellent guide in English.
Forum: Touring
01-29-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,225
Posted By jimblairo

If you want to ride with the leaf watchers you...

If you want to ride with the leaf watchers you will need to make reservations early b/c the hotels and motels are packed. I've done it a few times camping out with a bivy sack.

A great ride is...
Forum: Foo
01-27-15, 09:58 PM
Forum: Touring
01-25-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,353
Posted By jimblairo

I tape them to the bottom of the chain stay on...

I tape them to the bottom of the chain stay on the non drive side.
Forum: Foo
01-23-15, 03:57 PM
01-22-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By jimblairo

Recent test results 2015 POV Camera...

Recent test results

2015 POV Camera Shootout: Best in test winners revealed - Mtbr.com (http://reviews.mtbr.com/2015-pov-camera-shootout-best-in-test-winners-revealed)
01-22-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By jimblairo

I purchased a Sony cam that was bundled with a wi...

I purchased a Sony cam that was bundled with a wi fi device that is wrist mounted and provides
real time viewing. The bundled price was 320$.
01-13-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,254
Posted By jimblairo

I weigh 260-270. Three years ago I built myself a...

I weigh 260-270. Three years ago I built myself a set of wheels using Velocity A23 -32 hole rims on Ultegra hubs and DT Comp. spokes.
I ran them with a 25 tire and never broke a spoke. I reset the...
Forum: Touring
01-02-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By jimblairo

I have done a lot of off road riding on multi-day...

I have done a lot of off road riding on multi-day tours and while the Pangea looks up to the task, I would use a Jones H bar with Paul components shifters which adapt the bar ends to thumb shifters....
Forum: Foo
12-29-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,804
Posted By jimblairo

Juicers

Juicers
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,446
Posted By jimblairo

Urine causes the skin to break down.

Urine causes the skin to break down.
12-23-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,728
Posted By jimblairo

I've bought solid colour jerseys with a 51" chest...

I've bought solid colour jerseys with a 51" chest from Nashbar and Performance.
11-08-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,226
Posted By jimblairo

[QUOTE=well biked;17288362]I own a bike shop and...

[QUOTE=well biked;17288362]I own a bike shop and have dealt with both brands extensively. You're the first person I've ever heard of that has this view, of those who have used both brands' hydraulic...
11-08-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,226
Posted By jimblairo

I have a set of Avid Juicy 7's on a 2008...

I have a set of Avid Juicy 7's on a 2008 Litespeed Pisgah. I've put 30,000Km on the bike and changed pads twice. I've never had to bleed the brakes. When the rotor touches the pads, I simply remove...
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