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Nov. 13, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
Posts: 69
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: I feel bad for the Hikers...

Posted by: basilbrushboomboom

Related Qs from an older fart and north shore noob.

1. Is there a reason roadies and MTBers don't have bike bells out here?

2. Is it now acceptable to not yield to those traveling up hill? (esp on fromme ascent)

3. Am I allowed to be miffed about trail runners going down Expresso and cutting corners on a busy Sunday afternoon ?

As for question number 2, I have noticed that on weekends there seems to be more traffic coming down Dreamweaver and on the shared section with the ascent trail many people are more concerned about keeping up with their buddies than slowing down to yield to climbers.  It's narrow too in spots.  C'mon people!

Lots of trail runners out there now.  I understand that we are all sharing the trail, but the trail is a downhill, bike primary.  If riders catch up to a group of runners should they not yield?

Oct. 13, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
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Re: local-ish rides with great views?

The lookout mid way down Boney Elbows in Squamish has a beautiful view of howe sound

Oct. 12, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: WBP 19

Posted by: Angu58

I saw what I think is the new YT Capra CF Pro in the park today. White and burgundy colour scheme, kind of like this https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/instinct/2020?tid=72 but without the orange decals. Full Rockshox build.

Did it look like it could have a water bottle cage?

Oct. 7, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Work on Fromme Climbing Trail

Ya,  the street was full of cars mid-day on Sunday.  Happy to see so many giving the climbing trail a try as well as so many avoiding Seymour and letting the bear be.  I spoke with a handful of riders at the top of 7th and in the lot early Saturday and the bear was the main reason for choosing Fromme, mine too.  This is good!

Sept. 13, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Ya, I now have heard that many people really liked the Spartan and were pleasantly surprised with its climbing ability. Never heard of Privateer, I'll have to look that one up. Ibis never really did it for me, but I also lust after the Guerilla Gravity Smash. It looks like a bike that would ride bigger than its numbers, especially with a coil. Again, the lack of local warranty support and no demos nearby make me nervous.

Sept. 12, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Agreed. I'm really looking for something with a bit more beef than my Mk 1 Jeffsy 29. The Capra was checking all the boxes except for the lack of a bottle cage AND JM moved shop to Kelowna. I'm really hesitant to buy from a place where I cannot just drive up the highway to deal with any warranty issues. That being said, the only warranty issues I have had with my Jeffsy were the Guides and the Reverb, no frame issues.

Now I'm really looking at the new Slayer or the Spartan. So sexy, but I would really like to demo first as the leap in travel seems huge to me.

June 3, 2019, 7:20 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Good loops in the Fraser valley?

Thanks!  I pedaled up to ham and definitely my car would not make that.  Up to 2 cents would be good.

Cheers

May 29, 2019, 10:49 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Good loops in the Fraser valley?

Some great suggestions in this thread.  I'm just starting to stray from my usual Shore rides to the valley.  Why did I wait so long?

Question about Vedder.  Is there a higher shuttle parking lot?  Or can you leave a car on the side of the road with no problems?

Thanks!

March 15, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: NBR shave my beard

Harry's is great, I've been using them for years.  You can set up a program where they will ship you blades on a schedule or you can just order as you need.  Shipping is fast.

Feb. 9, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
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Found. Thule keys

Did you lose your Thule keys on February 9 at the old Buck parking lot?  Found in the ground near the map kiosk.

I put them under the map.

Nov. 23, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Posts: 69
Joined: March 28, 2012
Metro update on NSMBA website about Seymour

Found this article on the NSMBA's website.  Any of you have any more information?

Posted on NSMBA. 

https://nsmba.ca/metro-vancouver-update-november-2018/

Unsanctioned Trails


“LSCR staff have found through foot patrols and comments from concerned recreational users in the LSCR, a network of unauthorized trails on the East side of the Seymour River. We are currently mapping the routes and assessing environmental and safety issues associated with the building of these trails. A plan will be formalized through the winter on how to best decommission these trails with hopes that resources that were allocated to trail maintenance and upgrades in 2019 will not be impacted. ”

Nov. 16, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Nobl/Onyx hubs

Posted by: JBV

have you had to do any maintenance, lubing, etc?  great feeling on technical climbs eh.

Only maintenance has been when Dave at Bicycle Hub checked the bearing during a yearly overhaul.  All good.  According to NOBL the sprag clutch only needs lube every 3 years or so I think.

5 year warranty on the hub body.  One of my rotor mounting bosses snapped.  NOBL replaced the hub and rebuilt the wheel with a 2 day turnaround.  I've been really happy with their level of customer service.  If you live in the vancouver area you can drop your wheel off at their abbotsford warehouse.

Nov. 15, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
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Re: Nobl/Onyx hubs

Posted by: JBV

it will be a small miracle (with pricing to match i reckon) if they can make one of these incredible sprague hubs in a lightweight version. i wonder how the durability/longevity will be affected. i would be inclined to just get a current version despite the added mass.

I've run NOBL hubs for almost 3 seasons now.  I came from Hope Pro 2 hubs.  I do not notice the added weight of the hub.  I do notice the instant engagement, sweet silence, and very smooth bearing.  I won't be going back.

Oct. 30, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

I hear rumours that the Big S exaggerates the width of its tires.  A buddy of mine has those 2.6 butchers and they looked very similar to a Minion 2.5.  I may have to try the Bontrager SE5 and take advantage of the return policy if it doesn't fit.

Oct. 25, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
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Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Night riding light brand/model recommendations

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Gemini Lights yet.  Good Canadian company on the island if I remember. 

You can get lights from them or Action LED.  Solid builds and mine have lasted 5 seasons with no issues.

I run the Duo on the helmet and the Olympia on the bars.  My 3300 total lumens.  My old eyes basically need stadium lighting.

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