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June 7, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Auto Aftermarket Parts and Service Survey

I did it too. But, what the hell is this question supposed to mean:

Automobile tune ups and repairs are quite costly. Did you know that in Canada, service locations typically bill significantly more for labour than for actual auto parts?

Apples and oranges, you can't compare labour and parts costs. Or, do you mean that for a typical "tune up", labour makes up more of the bill than parts do? You should say that.

Also - since the advent of electronic ignition and fuel injection and computer controlled everything, the notion of a "tune up" is pretty much dead I think.

May 10, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: LSCR Survey

done

April 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: Podcasts

2nd for Judge John Hodgman

Talking Shit (best to start from episode 1 to really "get" this one)

Stop Podcasting Yourself for locally-based, kinda-clean, but engaging comedy

My Dad Wrote a Porno - fucking hilarious - three british media types read aloud a bad erotic novel written by one of their fathers.

2nd for Radiolab

Heavyweight - Jonathan Goldstein's new gig

April 14, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: roll call

still here, way less frequent.  was thinking of starting a new forum with vbulletin that would take over where nsmb died.

April 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: NSMB 4.0

Need "new posts" search urgently.  Without this, endless clicking around all over the place to try to find what is new.

Soon I will stop bothering.

April 2, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: Shimano M615 Brakes - stroke adjust?

Posted by: kperras

Your best best is to reset the pistons in the caliper so they sit the same distance as when the pads were new.

Best way to do that is to install the bleed cup on the lever with some mineral oil in it, work out a couple of bubbles in the lever, remove the rear wheel and squeeze the brake lever to the pads push a bit further out. I usually use 3-4 business cards as spacers for the best amount of free stoke.

Button everything back up. Should be good to go.

finally got around to it after paying the ridiculous price for a shimano bleed kit.   it did the trick - thanks.

March 26, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: Drinking creek water

Posted by: heckler

Up until 2007 or so, North Van didnt have a water filtration plant and drank from Seymour and Capilano lakes.  Which came from the creeks.

It was chlorinated though.  Now, it is also filtered.  Creeks are neither.  That said I have occasionally had a gulp of creek water over the years.  Generally not worth the risk unless in a true survival situation.

March 3, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: New Forum

trying to be open minded, but i fear you guys might be shooting yourselves in the foot here. this new forum software seems quite poor, can't see myself using it much... you may want tothink about keeping the old forum while you still can. it is quite possible that i will get used to it though, this is my initial reaction only.

March 3, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Re: NSMB 4.0

after some password reset fiddle-farting, back in!

is the "new posts" functionality gone? that would suck...

Feb. 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Biker hit on Granville bridge

Granville street bridge is quite possibly the worst place for a bike in the greater Vancouver.

It is the "test track" for all the ridiculous exotic car dealers on the south side. Used to have an office that overlooked the north end of the bridge. Supercars looping it all day.

Feb. 16, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
The decline of forums

Forums like this are incredibly powerful, they can be almost wiki-like repositories of valuable "crowd-sourced" knowledge. FB is pretty much just a broadcast platform. Totally different purposes, but he difference seems lost on most. I hope forums stay alive!

Feb. 14, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Found a "Pod" pet tracker thingamabob.

True… But the battery is dead. Doesn't say much about the device that it got lost in the first place!

Nifty design though.

Feb. 13, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Found a "Pod" pet tracker thingamabob.

Found one of these on an NS multi-use trail last week, presumably fell off of a pup's collar. PM to tell me where you lost it, and you can have it back.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498996,00.asp

Feb. 12, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Highway 1 / Lower Lynn Improvements - Public Info Sessions

you silly kids don't got nothing to complain about. back in the day there was a traffic light on the highway at lonsdale!

And at Hastings! Holy hell that sucked.

Feb. 2, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Posts: 8
Joined: Aug. 20, 2010
Liberals abandon electoral reform

I don't the think the electorate really cares and the Liberals would have won even without this "promise". I don't see any long term damage from dropping it.

More importantly this country better get its best minds focused on post-Trump issues, and for that I am glad this academic exercise is now off the table and not wasting time and energy.

*edit - not that I am suggesting that Trudeau is one of the "best minds".

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