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Stealth Bike Bags - Hightop Hip Pack Reviewed - Dec. 3, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

One bit that works very well for is is the straps on top.  I can fit a jacket and elbow pads in those straps without worrying about anything inside.  Weather where I ride is very unpredictable and it's always a very risky thing to go without a jacket.

Stealth Bike Bags - Hightop Hip Pack Reviewed - Nov. 29, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

I run a Cox Fanny from Alpine Threadworks (Canadian outfit) but am interested in other fannys.  Something that I could pop a bladder in, while still having different compartments would be nice.

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 6, 2019, 1:14 p.m.

I was able to re-own a circa-1996/95 Norco Team ST that had benefited from an upgrade in 1998 (Sid and V-brakes).  I thought it'd be this awesome bike, given I'd ridden handmade steel and Ti for years in that era.  Was I in for a shock.  Geometry and tubesets rooted in 1970s road bikes make for terrible bikes as compared to today's bikes.  The "jewel of the 90s" was a deathtrap compared to my modern bikes.

I sold it to someone that was more nostalgic than me and I'm sure he's very happy with it.

I don't regret a single bike part I've sold or moved on from.

Claire Buchar's Lifted Toyota Tacoma & Intense Bikes - Oct. 17, 2019, 2:16 p.m.

How did it already eat a tranny?

Kids Ride Shotgun Saddle System - Oct. 7, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

I grabbed some gripshift grips (nice and short) from Canadian Tire and squeezed them on with the air compressor.  If gives my son a warmer/softer bit to grab, which only works when I can get him to let go of my grips.

Who know an 800mm bar was about right for a toddler.

What should I do when all my Bike Shit gets Stolen? - Sept. 27, 2019, 8:40 a.m.

You know the "everything will get stolen" is largely a Vancouver/Lower Mainland phenomenon right?

150 days on Shimano XTR, OneUp, WeAreOne, E13, Yeti... - Sept. 25, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

I've found the cinch system to be a pain and have noticed friends having to adjust their cranks mid-day and/or get used to the creaks.

The 2 pinch bolt system has been bomber for years so I'm also very reluctant to give up tried and true.  Shimano does put a lot of effort into things, but they do flub things from time to time.

Uncle Dave! I hate tossing broken stuff. Where can I get things repaired instead? - Sept. 19, 2019, 2:37 p.m.

Volunteering at community events as a bike mechanic is always a rewarding experience. A top tip is to bring ALL your wrenches.  It is unreal the number of different wrenches you need once you get into junker bikes.

Introducing the Santa Cruz MEGATOWER 29 - Ridden in NZ - March 20, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Have a look at the XL Firebird 29 for a bike between Santa Cruz's XL and XXL.

Introducing the Santa Cruz MEGATOWER 29 - Ridden in NZ - March 19, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

If the sizing on the Megatower is like the Hightower and you aren't a throwback to BMX sizing I'd go with your bigger option on the bike. I'm 6'4" and an XL Hightower needed a longer stem and a saddle that was slammed back.  The XXL Hightower fit great.  

500mm+ reach is the number for folks over 6'3".

Chromag Recluse Wool Jersey - March 7, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

How does the t-shirt fit?  I'm a large in every t-shirt I try - except Chromag.  I've got a branded cotton T that fits like a sausage casing.

Bontrager Line Elite Plastic Pedals - Jan. 22, 2019, 8:40 a.m.

Plastic pedals are a nice winter option.  They don't conduct the cold as well as metal pedals.

Tools To Make Mountain Biking Fun - Jan. 18, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

I ride trickier stuff on the road then I do at home.  Riding around a gap for 8 years means there's a lot of baggage whenever I contemplate hitting it.

BC Warns: Illegal Building Could Bring Jail time, 10K Fine - Jan. 10, 2019, 7:40 a.m.

If it hasn't been to the courts then isn't it speculation to say a judge would throw the stiffest penalty at someone?  Specifically, that at this point the minimum penalty is just as likely as the stiffest penalty.

BC Warns: Illegal Building Could Bring Jail time, 10K Fine - Jan. 4, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

What's the history in the courts of BC mtb trail builders being taken to court under this act?

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