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Oct. 29, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
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The Evil Thread

^These issues were supposed to be addressed by switching to the same factory as Santa Cruz…

Apparently a factory change doesn't solve engineering issues.

Oct. 27, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

Constant Craver.

Oct. 27, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

I too have tried following this thread, as I use these trails with my kids and this seems important. I am puzzled as to why this Mr. Scrooge fellow continues his character assassination of Matthew. Is he hoping to turn bikers against him? I mean the community has already spoken on that matter. It seems he is trying to discourage bikers from working with their leaders. What is he afraid of? Is he is afraid of bikers being organized and anyone other than him in charge? I really wish this thread would stay "on point".

His name is Mr Colbert, he ran in the municipal election against Mr Bond. If you read back some of the posts and comments to him, you will find all the information you need to know.

Sour grapes mixed with some crazy juice.

Oct. 26, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

In case anyone thinks Bond has the inside contact with MP Terry Beech, everything Bond is posting on his Facebook etc is not proprietary. He is just cut and pasting from Beech's web site LOL.

http://tbeech.liberal.ca/news-nouvelles/mt-seymour-signs-and-cmhc/

Who do these DNV municipal stooges think they are fooling LOL

There is going to be a Land Use study. land use means a much broader scope than trails. When we need the A-team, we get Bond, Muri and Walton. What an abomination. I have made clear to more senior levels of government that the three stooges do not represent me!

Uncle Scrooge

Hello Mr Colbert.

Oct. 23, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
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Music

Duotang is playing a show at the Biltmore on November 3rd, playing for the first time since the 2006 Mint Records Party at some warehouse space on Main St(funny I remember that). Good local band, Uptights, opening for them, lead singer Jesse Gander of d.b.s., Black Rice and Ghost House fame (props if you get that reference), has also produced the last 2 Japandroids albums and the last 2 White Lung albums.

Tickets are cheap.

Oct. 13, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
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Vancouver Ski Swap - Oct 15th & 16th

The Ski Swap (Winter Extreme) is this weekend at the PNE Forum, if you are looking for some used gear, it's worth checking out.

Looks like the weather will be shit anyways, so something to check out indoors.

Oct. 2, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
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Ride more, bitch less.

Beer will also have the same effect.

I prescribe a combination of both, those are 2 medicines you can combine without ill effects, so long as they are taken in the correct order.

Sept. 21, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
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WCDH - Who's moving where?

I'd really like to know if the rumors about Ratboy are true. Is he really giving up racing for good? I've seen nothing official about it anywhere, but the rumors are everywhere.

Rob Warner said it on the World Champs broadcast (I heard it, and went back to make sure I had heard it correctly), he said he had talked to Ratboy that morning to confirm it, and Ratboy had confirmed that he would not be racing the World Cup circuit next season.

So, unless it's and elaborate prank, I would take him at his word.

Sept. 3, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
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Borax?

Borax! I use that shit on everything.

Still trying to figure out what you are getting at with this post?

Although it is great as a detergent on mtn bike clothing (mixed 60/40 with powdered laundry soap), it actually gets rid of the stink and keeps it from coming back quickly, which is a problem with polyesters.

Sept. 3, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
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Pedalling from Lonsdale to No Quarter

Cross 23d and go through Greenwood Park. Drop under the highway at Lynn Valley Rd, go left through that neighbourhood up the trail on the dirt embankment. Make your way through the school yard to the power line and over to William and another School yard. I forget the names of the schools or follow up that power line to Princess Park and beyond.

School above Greenwood Park is Queensbury, the other one at Tempe Heights is Boundary. Once you go through Boundary it puts you onto the Power Lines at 29th just above Williams, from there, you go through Princess Park and back onto the Power Lines until you hit Braemar. Good little route, although it is longer than riding the pavement.

Aug. 31, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
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Banshee bikes

I think they burned a LOT of bridges when they left a lot of customers high and dry with the old generation bikes and their bushing issues. When it's widely acknowledged that the frames were poorly made, offering those affected a "crash replacement" at ~$2k cost will not win you any favours.

I don't want to start a big argument over this point, but the "crash replacement cost" was about $1k for the frames. If Banshee had just gone ahead and replaced all the frames (as I think you are saying), they would have gone out of business. Banshee did the "crash replacement" because they knew there was an issue with premature wear on the bushings/axles, but it did not make the frames un-ridable, they just needed super frequent servicing.

In the end, it was a pretty fair way of doing things, they could have done nothing and let people replace bushings and axles every 6 months, which would have left nobody happy.

Aug. 30, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
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Banshee bikes

Banshee had a North American distributor that was based out of North Vancouver up until a year ago. Banshee have decided to go Dealer Direct (sell directly to the bike shops), which should help their pricing become a little more competitive.

Banshee are now in the process of setting up their own North American offices, there was a small gap in availability, but you should start seeing Banshee again soon in your local bike shops.

I love my Banshee Spitfire; solid, stiff, durable and versatile. Although I hardly ride my big bike, the Darkside is amazing, I always feel at home when I get on it.

Hope that was helpful.

March 23, 2016, 10:39 p.m.
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Walk mode ski binders.

Vancouver Ski Services has some on sale, not sure the price, you'll have to check with them.

Dec. 25, 2015, 10:33 p.m.
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Fromme 2015 Conditions

They used a lot of gumption to carry their bike on their shoulder to the top of the mountain.

Yeah, I remember that, that was when our bikes had square wheels, boy it was a tough go back then….

Dec. 4, 2015, 11:43 p.m.
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Wax

As OF says, the HF will be a huge difference, but you are talking about $60 for a 40g bar, the LF is a pretty large difference and it is only $20 for the 40g bar. You can buy a LF Universal 250g bar from Van Ski for $30, this works pretty darn good in my opinion.

If you are on the misery sticks, then there is a huge benefit for you there. If you are just out for a ski or ride, then the HC wax is probably good enough, if you wax for specific conditions, the HC will work way better than just a universal temp range.

I use LF on my stuff and HC universal on my friends stuff, if they can't figure out how to wax themselves, then they need to go slower than me. That is the rule.

Waxing with Fluro should be done in a ventilated room, do not do it in a small enclosed space.

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