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June 18, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
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Gear repair

Hi,

I remember a while back someone posting a thread about "the cheapest gear is your repaired gear", or something to that effect.  Does anyone remember the name of the shop that could do that sort of work?  I seem to recall it was somewhere on Lonsdale.

I'm looking to replace a zipper on a pair of my riding shorts, and maybe alter a pair of bibs.

Thanks!

-C

Jan. 18, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

The seniors are our future.

Truthbomb!

Dec. 18, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
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Crank bolt torque rant

Good tip: swap out the ittle bolt on the preload ring with a larger bolt. I think ODI grip bolts fit. My preload ring used to come loose every few rides until I swapped bolts and could finally get the ring nice and tight. It still comes loose occasionally.

Also, even if your ring stays tight, the little oem bolt head can be tough to remove without stripping the head if its corroded on there a bit. So, yeah, bigger bolt head.

Anyway, back on topic…

But the ring itself will split if you over thighten that tiny bolt. Beware.

My rant is about how lame it is that that ring is not made of metal. A $20 piece of nylon… makes sense on a $600 set of cranks…

Dec. 1, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
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Rim suggestions

I didn't have the heart to tell you at the time that those flashy, new Turbine wheels wouldn't last long. They're just way too pinner.

Well….

THANKS FOR NOTHING!!!!

Nov. 23, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
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NSMBA AGM TONIGHT!

I shall be there.

Nov. 21, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
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Rim suggestions

Well, I've decided on some flow MKIII. I picked up an x9 rear hub for cheap, and will now have a strong rear wheel.

I think I'll stick with the same front and endure the non-matchiness for a while.

I doubt I really need a 32h front

Nov. 12, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
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Rim suggestions

Stans Flow ex on DT swiss hubs. Take a beating. I had the same rims as you and they couldn't handle my riding at all…

Compelling…

Will likely wait until spring unless I find a screaming deal somewhere.

Intrigued by wider rims. I guess flow ex are wider than the turbines

Nov. 9, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
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Rim suggestions

On that note lb rims went from 180 to 250 (USD) recently. Has anyone tried any other companies? For example nextie?

My lb rims have been super good. Run/raced them for a year with no issues. My girlfriend managed to annihilate hers though but that was from coming up short on one of the homebrew gaps (dh layup 35mm).

Yeah… was perusing their site and they're not the "deal" I thought they were supposed to be.

Nov. 9, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
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Rim suggestions

If you can afford it the LB carbon rims are great….and more affordable than most other carbon offerings. Been running mine for around 3 years with no issues…love 'em.

What sort of psi do you run? I'm a fan of the 25ish range… I'm not a super heavy guy, prob about 160 with gear.

I killed my rear after having burped the rear, not noticing, then hucking onto a rock on Pingu with an underinflated shock. (yes, I know… awesome move. I had just bolted the bike together…)

Nov. 8, 2016, 11:46 p.m.
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Rim suggestions

Hi.

I picked up a pair of the original Raceface Turbine wheels super cheap to build up my 27.5 nomad about 3 months ago

I've kinda killed the rear and am looking for suggestions for a more stout rim. (Or set of rims… because matchy matchy…)

Carbon is pretty much out of the question (I think) due to cost.

I managed to get about 3 years out of my DTE530 rims from my last bike (26").

I was told they were pretty "heavy", which is probably why they lasted so long. What's a good equivalent in 27.5"?

I'd even consider picking up a new (to me) wheel set if anyone has some good ones they're looking to get rid of…

Go!

Nov. 7, 2016, 6:45 a.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

I put this guy together with my son the other day.. Costco had it for 2/3rds the price the Lego store had it as well.

Pretty sweet

Nov. 6, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
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Forum Moderation.

Bluth 2016

Got my vote. Just better keep clear of my ignore list.

THREATS! DRAMA! JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY!

Nov. 5, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
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Forum Moderation.

I'm all for moderation to keep things civil/friendly.

Mountain biking. Serious business.

Nov. 5, 2016, 6:34 a.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

I guess I really need to read the terms of use one of these days…

Nov. 2, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

……..
Plus, Vancouver is an expensive place to live. To be able to justify it to prospective employees etc. local businesses will have to show that it is worth it. Trails do that. Trails make up, to a certain extent, for the smaller living space and the higher prices.

Here I work with a developer that has included access to our trail network in their advertising. Developers there may learn the benefit of such advertising in the future as well.

Look at the folks we have on this board, doctors, engineers, pretend lawyers - these people will be the ones purchasing those developments

I'm one of those people…

…..

if the off-shore bubble bursts (although I hear that biking in Hong Kong is gaining in popularity and it is only a matter of time before the same occurs on the mainland). It is those relationships that will bring new and better trails and protect the ones we have.

I hadn't thought of that…good point. Appeals to everyone, really.

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