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Jan. 12, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
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running to improve riding

What type of running ,mostly flat road ? or trails ? and what type of climb , flat FSR stuff or techy single track stuff .

I'd start with a 5 min warm up at a comfortable pace and then do 30 sec ob/off intervals using the timer on my watch, for the remainder of the run. Flat, paved trails. Climbing was of the FSR variety.

Jan. 11, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
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b/b armageddon!

Enduro bearings also makes something similar but they seem to be the most expensive of the bunch.

I have the Torqtite on my Shan and it was cheaper than the SRAM pressfit by a couple bucks.

Jan. 11, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
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running to improve riding

Someone with more fitness knowledge than me once said "don't play insert favourite sport here to get in shape, get in shape to play favourite sport".

A couple years ago I had the unfortunate pleasure of being away from my bike for a summer, so I ran instead. I ran about 8km, 3x a week, instead. When I was finally able to get back on my bike, extended climbs were a breeze. For once in my life it was my legs giving up before my lungs.

Dec. 18, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Angela Calla, the mortgage lady on CKNW, explained that if you bought a $750,000 property and qualified for the max interest free loan, that you would be saving approx. $200 a month on your mortgage payment and subsequently making a $600+ loan payment. Not worth it in my books.

Dec. 9, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
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NBR Computer Games Thread

Did you get the new Special Edition version with revamped graphics? It was on sale a week ago and I was seriously considering picking it up for another playthrough…

If you owned the OG Skyrim and the DLC you got SE for free… if you were a member of the PCMR.

Dec. 3, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

^^^ Bike looks awesome! What is it? Wheel size? Looks like a 26er and old lyrik,but I can't tell anymore with all these fancy bikes and wheel sizes. What's that thing at the bottom of the seat tube? Some kind of front shifting gizmo:???:

26", 2x, 9spd, no fun.

Dec. 3, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
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NBR Computer Games Thread

I've been playing the shyte out of Skyrim:SE as of late. I started a new character and still have yet to finish the story line.

Dec. 3, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

I just finished putting this together. Hopefully I'll get out and test ride it tomorrow!

Oct. 23, 2016, 10:48 p.m.
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red dead redemption 2

PCMR checking in.

Never played RDR1 so it would be nice to try 2 out. I refuse to buy a console.

RDR is so good. It's worth it to beg/borrow a XB360 and have a play through.

July 13, 2016, 6:58 a.m.
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New CHEAP tire day!

My favourite cheap tire is the Forte Pisgah. The rubber is sticky enough and the tread does a good job of biting in.

http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/mProduct4_10551_10052_1168239_-1_catNav

July 7, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
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lifting technique

I use the stronglifts app. It auto times your rest, calculates your plates, etc.

July 2, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
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Trailer hitch Bike tray rack- Advice

I have a 2 bike swagman g4 on a stock golf and I hit the ground with it all the time coming out of parking lots. They increased the offset on the g10 but I would keep that in mind with any tray style racks.

I have the swagman Chinook, no issues with grounding out on my Mazda3 and the hitch is super low on that car.

June 1, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

Just picked this up for the bar bike project.
Thinking low rise BMX bars, Slicks, possibly put a rigid fork on.
Going to strip it down and give it a krylon paint job. Suggestions for colour?
The brakes and drivetrain are in great shape.

Is much as I hate to, a kickstand so the growler on the back doesn't become compromised

The only paint I've ever sprayed, that was remotely durable, was Tremclad BBQ black.

June 1, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

Sweet. I am thinking of getting a rigid chromo fork for my old mtb and some slicks/semi slicks. Just getting ideas right now.

I will probably get a Surly Troll fork. I've never installed a star nut or cut a steer tube before though. Should I woMan up and do it myself or get it done at an LBS?

Edit: upon further review it appears I should be able to do this myself. Sincerely, the Man.

I have a Surly 1x1 on mine. Star nuts are easy.

May 31, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

I can carry a 2-4!

The tires are 26x1.5 Specialized Nimbus Armadillo's.

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