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June 3, 2014, 2:06 p.m.
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Squamish to Vancouver, Anyone commute every day?

67 min (80 km) from potential new home to existing employment, I love the house and the area. Iron Workers is the only bridge and I suspect I will be able to get some flexibility on my work hours. Am also considering looking for work locally. This scenario sees me being mortgage free so I would not have to be so concerned with wage if I took work in Squamish.

May 24, 2014, 11:57 p.m.
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recommend me a cheap commuter car

we have had good luck with Mazda Protoge's LX 2001 era, a couple of them now

May 23, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
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Guitarists?

I am playing through an original 40W fender blues deluxe, with upgraded speaker and tubes. Chorus, compression, OD/distortion, reverb and delay are all I really need. Yes I have a nice spring reverb in the amp already but the big hall is nice to access on occasion. Can you steer me towards specific make/model for analog content? Mang.

May 22, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
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multi-effects unit wanted

for blues/roots style playing through a tube combo amp. I have been ogling the Vox Tonelabs but no retailer seem to stock them. I tried out a friends Boss ME-70 and it didn't really make much of an impression. Never been a Boss pedal fanboy to begin with. I don't want to completely mask out the sound of my amp. My old Korg Toneworks AX300G seems to have bit the dust. I actually liked this pedal except no expression/volume pedal was on it. Korg and Vox are the same company I hear and that's part of why I was looking seriously at the Vox pedals. So what sez you NBR?

May 22, 2014, 7:42 a.m.
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1% Realty

1% Realty Commissions on 800k sale: $8900,
big deal realty co commissions: $23,500.
And 1% are part of the MLS listings BTW.
Over.

May 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
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1% Realty

Anybody here ever used them to sell a property? If so how long did it sit on the market? Any input appreciated. Thanks NBR guru's!

Feb. 22, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
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Getting ready for the Rain.......

Update on the SKS Raceblade clip on fenders: Mine had a fail where they clip into the fastener beneath the rear brake. The good news is they have a warranty (not sure if it's a year or else lifetime). Thanks to Lou at Obsessions for hooking a brother up.

Nov. 11, 2013, 4:23 p.m.
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Wiring tech needed;

So I got myself a Maya Les Paul copy (Lawsuit?) and it's actually a very nice playing guitar, but the wiring is suspect. Can anyone recommend a tech to rewire it for me? I strung it up with heavy guage strings and tuned it to open G or open D, and have been playing slide. After years of playing only Fender, I am digging this instrument. They actually have a pretty good rep on the interwebs. Made in Japan in the '70's.
looks like this minus the Univox decal on the headstock

Nov. 4, 2013, 5:36 p.m.
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New tires for commuting

i've got continental gator skins both my road bike and my wife's commuter. a bitch (like all conti road tires) to get off and on the rim, and seem to wear quickly in crap weather, but they're way lighter than marathons and seem to resist flats just as well. comfi for their size, too

I am running Gatorskins 25c since new years, no flats at all. Should have sprung for the foldable version for easier swapping i think. I haven't noticed the wear issues, but I don't ride in the really nasty weather. Heard the Maxxis refuse are good too.

From experience, 28c road tires just will not be fun for any extended distance on gravel trails. For a mixed surface commute like the one you mention, you want a cyclocross bike (with discs preferably), running 35c low-profile/fast CX knobbies.

Steed has the 2013 Specialized Cross Disc for about $1300 sticker price right now. Sora level gruppo though.

Oct. 5, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
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Road Riding Tools

Regarding feeling exposed in lycra, while wearing shades and helmet, nobody even knows who I am. This is liberating from any thoughts of self consciousness. Fook 'em. And you should be able to carry everything you need in a mini seat bag and three jersey pockets.

Sept. 14, 2013, 8:02 a.m.
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2004-2013 RIP Kona Dew Delux Frame

steel is real

that

Sept. 13, 2013, 5:07 p.m.
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Getting ready for the Rain.......

I am running the SKS Raceblade longs. Once set up they pop off (and snap back on) in no time. Some folks like the cruds as well. These two seem to be what roadies migrate to.

Sept. 13, 2013, 2:08 p.m.
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Road bike tires

since i put on the gatorskins i haven't flatted once yet. but because i cheaped out and didn't buy the kevlar bead i am not looking forward to a removal.

Aug. 12, 2013, 8 p.m.
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any cel phone experts here?

After searching the interwebs It seems if I get a phone that was on the Rogers I am OK, but the other networks would require unlocking.

http://www.speakoutwireless.ca/

_22. Can I use my existing unlocked phone?

Yes. Just buy a 7-Eleven SIM and put the SIM card into your existing phone. Note that you need to have a GSM phone (one that takes a SIM card). If your phone was locked to the Rogers Wireless Canada network, then you should be able to use a 7-Eleven SIM card without even unlocking the Rogers phone.

The best way to tell whether a phone is unlocked is simply to swap in a SIM card from a different network. You will get a warning and not be able to make calls with the foreign SIM if the phone is locked.
- See more at: http://www.speakoutwireless.ca/#sthash.27MOZeIL.dpuf_

Aug. 11, 2013, 9:25 a.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

My bike sits behind me in our shared office space. Even locked up I still don't like leaving it out in public areas.

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