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March 24, 2011, 5:09 p.m.
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MBR: (Motor Bike Related)

Does anyone know of any offroad motorcycle course in the Vancouver area?

Feb. 17, 2011, 5:20 p.m.
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Best way to mount a lot of bikes on a wall?

I use the Mec hangers to hang up my road bike and MTB. No complaints so far. The only tricky bit was getting the correct bolts for fixing to a brick wall.

Nov. 30, 2010, 4:17 p.m.
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whats in your survival kit??

I'm lazy I carry the following pre-made first aid kit augmented with some bike tools, pump, inner tubes, knife, compass, map, survival blanket and head torch.

Kit Contains:
Primary care leaflet [HTML_REMOVED] scissors
Tweezers, safety pins, shears
Fabric dressing strip [HTML_REMOVED] burn gel
Wound closure strips
Woven [HTML_REMOVED] triangular bandages
Crepe bandage [HTML_REMOVED] gauze swabs
Zinc oxide [HTML_REMOVED] micropore tape
Low-adherent dressings
Medium [HTML_REMOVED] eyepad dressings
Fabric [HTML_REMOVED] blister plasters
Vinyl gloves [HTML_REMOVED] thermometer
Paracetamol [HTML_REMOVED] ibuprofen
Antiseptic wipes [HTML_REMOVED] glow stick
Duct tape

Oct. 25, 2010, 1:19 p.m.
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Lights...

"Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights" by Bike Radar (UK focus) - Link.

Sept. 17, 2010, 8:09 p.m.
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Recommend my a commuter tire...

Another vote for Schwalb Marathon Plus. I used to commute down a cycle path lined with bushes with 1" thorns these were the only tires that could survive: I tried most other brands before these.

Sept. 15, 2010, 3:16 p.m.
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Trainers for winter...

The new Revolution trainer by LeMond looks very promising:

Sept. 14, 2010, 3:45 p.m.
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clipless

My SPD shoes are by Diadora. They only have velcro closures: which never seem to tighten enough or stay tight. It doesn't seem to matter on my road bike but they feel noticeably less tight on my MTB.

My next pair of SPD shoes will have buckles and/or laces in the hope they stay tighter…

Sept. 12, 2010, 4:36 p.m.
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Bobsled is Open!

Great idea: email sent!

Sept. 10, 2010, 8:41 p.m.
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Floppy Bunny Party

too bad night riding was banned, or we could have stopped this with some mtb patrols!

I had no idea night riding on Fromme was banned. I had been planning on giving it a go this winter for the first time. Is night riding banned anywhere else?

Sept. 10, 2010, 10 a.m.
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clipless

I run Shimano M540 on my road bike for commuting:

And I run Shimano M647 on my MTB, I find the resin cage sheds mud really well, makes it a bit easier to clip in and seems to handle rock impacts very well.

I find the local prices on these pedals to be really high compared to the prices in the UK: last time I looked the M647 was $180+ without tax locally and $70 inc tax [HTML_REMOVED] postage in UK.

Sept. 10, 2010, 9:47 a.m.
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Have you ever had a bike stolen?

Got first bike stolen last night downtown from my apartment bike cage :(

Sorry to hear that mate, fingers crossed it gets recovered. Have you registered the serial number with the stolen bike registry?

Sept. 9, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain

Upper snake is closed permanently now for environmental reasons according to the sign on the fence across the bottom of it.

Sept. 8, 2010, 5:40 p.m.
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How much do you weigh?

I am 29, 188 cm and 99.8 kg. Aiming to be approx 90 kg.

Sept. 8, 2010, 5:36 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain

Once you feel comfortable on Lower Snake I would highly recommend doing it in combination with Gear Jammer and Upper Cut to get a loop that covers most of the mountain.

Nicholes is harder than the Gear Jammer and Upper Cut combination in my experience. Although I've no idea how hard the lower section of Gear Jammer that Upper Cut bypasses is.

Sept. 8, 2010, 5:13 p.m.
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Road frame with disc mounts?

Yes. The only way they will guarantee the build is to use new spokes. And a disc hub is likely to require different spoke lengths anyways.

That makes sense. I've only ever had one wheel rebuilt and that was years ago so I could not remember if new spokes where used or not…

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