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July 2, 2008, 6:49 p.m.
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Kenda Excavators

I was thinking…. Excavator for the rear wheel and a Nevie up front might be a killer combination.

Me too.

July 2, 2008, 6:48 p.m.
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Kenda Excavators

I think John Henry's has them.

No they didn't, whomever I spoke to didn't seem to think they'd been released in Canada yet….thanks anyhow…….

July 2, 2008, 2:42 p.m.
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Grouse Mountain Slide

Slide, (rock dirt trees debris etc.), or avalanche (snow)?

July 2, 2008, 12:25 p.m.
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Kenda Excavators

Anybody seen 'em in a lower mainland LBS?

Thanks…………

July 1, 2008, 6:52 p.m.
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nuclear power?

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/16/condemned-lakes.html

:rolleyes:

June 30, 2008, 7:13 p.m.
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nuclear power?

how do they get rid of the waste?

The dire subject of massive quantities of radioactive waste accruing at the 442 nuclear reactors across the world is also rarely, if ever, addressed by the nuclear industry. Each typical 1000-megawatt nuclear reactor manufactures 33tonnes of thermally hot, intensely radioactive waste per year.

Already more than 80,000 tonnes of highly radioactive waste sits in cooling pools next to the 103 US nuclear power plants, awaiting transportation to a storage facility yet to be found. This dangerous material will be an attractive target for terrorist sabotage as it travels through 39 states on roads and railway lines for the next 25 years.

But the long-term storage of radioactive waste continues to pose a problem. The US Congress in 1987 chose Yucca Mountain in Nevada, 150km northwest of Las Vegas, as a repository for America's high-level waste. But Yucca Mountain has subsequently been found to be unsuitable for the long-term storage of high-level waste because it is a volcanic mountain made of permeable pumice stone and it is transected by 32 earthquake faults. Last week a congressional committee discovered fabricated data about water infiltration and cask corrosion in Yucca Mountain that had been produced by personnel in the US Geological Survey. These startling revelations, according to most experts, have almost disqualified Yucca Mountain as a waste repository, meaning that the US now has nowhere to deposit its expanding nuclear waste inventory.

To make matters worse, a study released last week by the National Academy of Sciences shows that the cooling pools at nuclear reactors, which store 10 to 30 times more radioactive material than that contained in the reactor core, are subject to catastrophic attacks by terrorists, which could unleash an inferno and release massive quantities of deadly radiation - significantly worse than the radiation released by Chernobyl, according to some scientists.

See Caldicott link above………

June 30, 2008, 7:09 p.m.
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nuclear power?

I will describe four of the most dangerous elements made in nuclear power plants.

Iodine 131, which was released at the nuclear accidents at Sellafield in Britain, Chernobyl in Ukraine and Three Mile Island in the US, is radioactive for only six weeks and it bio-concentrates in leafy vegetables and milk. When it enters the human body via the gut and the lung, it migrates to the thyroid gland in the neck, where it can later induce thyroid cancer. In Belarus more than 2000 children have had their thyroids removed for thyroid cancer, a situation never before recorded in pediatric literature.

Strontium 90 lasts for 600 years. As a calcium analogue, it concentrates in cow and goat milk. It accumulates in the human breast during lactation, and in bone, where it can later induce breast cancer, bone cancer and leukemia.

Cesium 137, which also lasts for 600 years, concentrates in the food chain, particularly meat. On entering the human body, it locates in muscle, where it can induce a malignant muscle cancer called a sarcoma.

Plutonium 239, one of the most dangerous elements known to humans, is so toxic that one-millionth of a gram is carcinogenic. More than 200kg is made annually in each 1000-megawatt nuclear power plant. Plutonium is handled like iron in the body, and is therefore stored in the liver, where it causes liver cancer, and in the bone, where it can induce bone cancer and blood malignancies. On inhalation it causes lung cancer. It also crosses the placenta, where, like the drug thalidomide, it can cause severe congenital deformities. Plutonium has a predisposition for the testicle, where it can cause testicular cancer and induce genetic diseases in future generations. Plutonium lasts for 500,000 years, living on to induce cancer and genetic diseases in future generations of plants, animals and humans.

Dr. Helen Caldicott

June 30, 2008, 6 p.m.
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nuclear power?

16 Dirty Secrets About Nuclear Power

June 30, 2008, 3:02 p.m.
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'Making A Billion Hindus Glow in the Dark'

:S

http://counterpunch.org/lee06302008.html

June 23, 2008, 2:54 p.m.
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NSMB Light AM/FR bike build off 5-7"

Now 32lbs w/Pike

June 4, 2008, 3:37 p.m.
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Pike air u-turn ?

Some downtowny mech told a courier friend of mine that the Pike I just bought suffered from "small valves" and that the fork would be a headache 'cause it would require constant maintenance and oil changes.

wtf?

May 25, 2008, 4:25 p.m.
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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Car Door

I am mildly opposed to bike paths as I can see law makers requiring bikes to stay on bike paths and off roads, all roads so one can't always get somewhere on a bike because a bike path doesn't go there.

This point was brought up in the advocacy section of a book I bought way back in the '80's. Think someplace in Europe was cited as an example where this had happened.

Points back to the comment about making bicycle awareness mandatory in obtaining a D/L. Throw in pedestrian rights while your at it. Require a score of 100% or no license. Create half a dozen versions of the test so the dumb fucks can't learn it by rote.

That'll fix their wagon.

Maybe.:rolleyes:

May 25, 2008, 3:54 p.m.
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Getting to the trail via Skytrain: your input needed

a dedicated bike car with diagonally opposed slots for bikes with roof handles for owners to hold onto while being close to the bike.

Read somewhere that the price of petrol may bring back the dedicated bike cars on the trains in Britain.

Obviously a no-brainer.

I'll bet we won't see anything like that until the debt from the 2010 Olympic orgy is paid off.

Like in 2050 or some such date.

May 22, 2008, 4:07 p.m.
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Help! IS to post mount adapter

Yeah it was an Avid, went back and the lbs gave me a used Hayes.

get some matching adapter bolts while you're at it

How's this? :) (what, you didn't like my canti-boss bolt from like, the '80's? :crybaby:)

:woot:

Now, that plastic clip that comes w/the fork to position where the zap strap holds the brake hose to the slider.
Directly in the rear above the decal/below where the slider starts to increase diameter? :???:

Or? :argue:

May 21, 2008, 11:07 p.m.
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Help! IS to post mount adapter

The outer edge of the rotor contacts inside the housing before the mounting surfaces meet.

Guess I'll shim but I didn't for see that it wouldn't be a bolt and forget/exact match.

Will the pads wear in w/new position against rotor?
Change pads?
Change rotor?
Both?

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