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05-03-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,412
Posted By Winter76

Gear ratio is the ratio between the front and...

Gear ratio is the ratio between the front and back gears. Basically at 53/17 your rear wheel turns 3.11 times for each time your feet go around. That means you'll be pedaling slow and it can add...
03-09-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Winter76

Driver Hits a Group ride in Victoria BC

I didn't see this posted yet.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/09/bc-victoria-bike-club-accident.html

RCMP are investigating a strange accident in Sidney in which a...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,182
Posted By Winter76

Too bad about the grip shift on the Kruisframe,...

Too bad about the grip shift on the Kruisframe, otherwise it looks like a cool bike.

I wonder how a Pedersen would ride.

http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/pedersenbikes.htm
09-22-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Winter76

You let ALL of the air out first right?

You let ALL of the air out first right?
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By Winter76

Request wehatever you can build a business case...

Request wehatever you can build a business case for. I've gotten a rediculous amount of stuff changed at work simply because I built a business case for it.

I got showers and lockers installed by...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,316
Posted By Winter76

I built a single speed out of an old 1975 Raleigh...

I built a single speed out of an old 1975 Raleigh and rode that around for a few weeks. Now I don't seem to shift nearly as much on my other bikes. The raleigh is my favorite bike to commute on,...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Winter76

I'm 250lbs and I hgaven't broken spokes since I...

I'm 250lbs and I hgaven't broken spokes since I learned how to keep my wheels trued up. As a heavy guy riding over crappy roads my wheels tend to need truing at least once a month. A quick...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,468
Posted By Winter76

That has happened to me on more than one occasion.

That has happened to me on more than one occasion.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,542
Posted By Winter76

I'd rather live in Copenhagen, or somewhere else...

I'd rather live in Copenhagen, or somewhere else completely set up for bike commuting than out in the middle of nowhere hippy town.

I like living 3 miles from work, and Winnipeg is becoming a more...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By Winter76

Thanks for your support everyone. The doc said I...

Thanks for your support everyone. The doc said I need to go see a specialist for more tests, ultra sound etc. I'm hoping that it's a sebaceous cyst like caloso and ontheroadidhad.

My wife knows...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By Winter76

My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Sorry for the following rant but I need to get this out.

My day started off pretty good, I rode the long way to work and met up with a nice girl I'd seen on www.copenhagencyclechic.com (Check out...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,898
Posted By Winter76

6 Miles each way, I pack my lunch for work and my...

6 Miles each way, I pack my lunch for work and my laptop into one pannier, pack my work clothes (shirt, pants) into my other pannier and off I go.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Winter76

I commute with my laptop and lunch in one pannier...

I commute with my laptop and lunch in one pannier and my clothes in the other one. I know that if I fall, I fall to the left (not sure why but the three times I've fallen it's always to the left) so...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Winter76

Where did you get that bag?

Where did you get that bag?
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,492
Posted By Winter76

I have a Hyundai Elantra 5 Door. Basically...

I have a Hyundai Elantra 5 Door.
Basically anytime I want to go somewhere far or quickly with the kids. Cottage, Costco, buying lumber. The car only gets used on the weekends. My wife walks to...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,903
Posted By Winter76

This is always the pic I think of when I read...

This is always the pic I think of when I read about a cross check. It doesn't make me want one.
http://www.surlybikes.com/frames/images/cross-checkStreet.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,995
Posted By Winter76

I've got 4, I use all 4 to commute, depends on...

I've got 4, I use all 4 to commute, depends on weather and my mood.

My wife, the self-proclaimed non-cyclist (she'd rather walk) even has three bikes that she uses on a semi-regular basis.
07-01-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Winter76

A follow up to this one, they are trying to blame...

A follow up to this one, they are trying to blame the Support Vehicle for not being there.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/07/01/cyclist-accident.html

The commenters are tearing...
07-01-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Winter76

Can you ask for a better picture?

Can you ask for a better picture?
07-01-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Winter76

120 psi... must be Presta. Schraders generally...

120 psi... must be Presta. Schraders generally don't go past 90lbs
07-01-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Winter76

It should go: Black Fastener >> Black Metal...

It should go:
Black Fastener >> Black Metal piece >> White Piece >>GAP<< Another White Piece << Black Rounded Piece << Quick Release Handle.

Tighten up the black fastener BEFORE you close the...
06-29-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Winter76

Two cyclists killed in Manitoba

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/06/29/manitoba-cyclists.html

Two men on a cycling trip were struck and killed by a car in Manitoba on Sunday, RCMP said.

The men, one from British...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,486
Posted By Winter76

I had a lot of company today. There were many...

I had a lot of company today. There were many new cyclists out on the roads today. It was our city's 'Bike to Work Day'. I'll be interested to see how many are still at it next week.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,757
Posted By Winter76

I do IT infrastructure integration for a large...

I do IT infrastructure integration for a large financial company. Very desk intensive.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,062
Posted By Winter76

Audiobooks only here. Listening to music is a...

Audiobooks only here. Listening to music is a waste of my time.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By Winter76

I have a pair of panniers from MEC. They are the...

I have a pair of panniers from MEC. They are the red ones (mid-range in size). I put my laptop and lunch in one side and all my clothes in the other side. I leave my work shoes at work so I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,343
Posted By Winter76

My commute is 10km (6miles) each way. If I take...

My commute is 10km (6miles) each way. If I take it easy then it takes just over 30 minutes including stopping for traffic signs, lights etc. If I really push and blow through stop signs then I can...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-08, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,107
Posted By Winter76

Stupid question time... What is a Fred?

Stupid question time... What is a Fred?
Forum: Commuting
06-01-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,606
Posted By Winter76

You should be thankful that your local law...

You should be thankful that your local law enforcement have arrested all of the drug dealers, pimps, child molesters and gang bangers in your city. Now they can concentrate on people riding their...
06-01-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Winter76

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/ has some...

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/ has some great information on adjusting derailleurs.
06-01-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Winter76

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/ ...

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/

That's a great site, full colour photos and good instructions on how to repair everything.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Winter76

My thought exactly. :)

My thought exactly. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,692
Posted By Winter76

For inspiration to ride and not sweat, check out...

For inspiration to ride and not sweat, check out Copenhagen Cycle Chic.

http://copenhagengirlsonbikes.blogspot.com...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,247
Posted By Winter76

Money, Speed, Fitness. I save $12 a day...

Money, Speed, Fitness.

I save $12 a day over driving, I'm 20 minutes faster than taking the bus and I'm a fat ******* who's slowly getting thinner and I'm not dieting.
05-24-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,424
Posted By Winter76

I love the cooler weather, you can ride so much...

I love the cooler weather, you can ride so much further without worrying about heat stress.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Winter76

+1 for the Planet bike full fenders, both front...

+1 for the Planet bike full fenders, both front and back. Nothing sucks worse than getting a moutful of road goo.

+1 for a rack and panniers as well, MEC sells some great panniers for not much...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Winter76

I'd argue that there's no reason you should get...

I'd argue that there's no reason you should get sweaty if you don't want to. If you feel you're going to get sweaty, slow down.

http://copenhagengirlsonbikes.blogspot.com/ <-- all about riding...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,279
Posted By Winter76

+1 to this. A lot of time car drivers will wave...

+1 to this. A lot of time car drivers will wave me through.

I ALWAYS stop for red lights.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,430
Posted By Winter76

In 3 years of commuting and riding on the...

In 3 years of commuting and riding on the weekends, not one.

Zero.

Keeping my fingers crossed.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Winter76

Leave it to the Japanese to complicate bike parking.

What's wrong with the way the Danish do it?

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1812618
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Winter76

If you ride a wheel that's out of true too much...

If you ride a wheel that's out of true too much it'll weaken the spokes and they'll break, even if the wheel has since been trued. But thing to do it get the wheel relaced with new spokes or to just...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By Winter76

If I was in England (or Europe for that matter)...

If I was in England (or Europe for that matter) I'd get a Velorbis, specifically a Churchill Classic, now that's commuting in style. http://www.velorbis.co.uk/
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,402
Posted By Winter76

I had a guy drive up beside me at a stop light...

I had a guy drive up beside me at a stop light and yell "Don't forget that cars have the right to use the road too!" I guess he was pissed that I was taking the lane.
05-04-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By Winter76

I just spent a delightful afternoon at the Bike...

I just spent a delightful afternoon at the Bike Dump on Main Street. http://www.bike-dump.ca/index.html

I know how to do some repairs to my bikes (brake & derailleur adjustments, pedal...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Winter76

I have a red Raleigh floor stand model, can do...

I have a red Raleigh floor stand model, can do 140psi on presta and schrader valves, even has a ball needle too.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,918
Posted By Winter76

Look at Amsterdam or Copenhagen for inspiration. ...

Look at Amsterdam or Copenhagen for inspiration. Both of those cities have a thriving commuter population and have figured out how to solve this problem.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,166
Posted By Winter76

I have a wife and two kids, we've never needed...

I have a wife and two kids, we've never needed more than one car. I bike or bus to work and my wife walks the boys to school and the get groceries. Sometimes we drive the car on the weekend, to buy...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,959
Posted By Winter76

2006 Marin Lucas Vally Compact - My Daily...

2006 Marin Lucas Vally Compact - My Daily Commuter
1996 Giant Iguana SE - My wet weather commuter (the slicks on the marin slide too much).
1989 Trek 1200 - Just bought this one for doing longer...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,629
Posted By Winter76

Is there a drain hole you should be plugging?

Is there a drain hole you should be plugging?
Forum: Commuting
05-02-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By Winter76

Do you folks really get flats that often? I've...

Do you folks really get flats that often? I've been commuting 12 miles every day with no snow for three years and I have yet to get a flat. I ride over a lot of sharp looking crap in the gutters...
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