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Dec. 25, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
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Re: Looking for some input.

Whatever you get, put $100 aside for a good Abus lock. Lock up your bike, even inside.

And think about joining one of the local riding clubs (NSRide for example) and signing up for NSMBA or another local advocacy group. Best way to meet like minded people and make the experience a lot more social. 

And they often have discounts that can save you hundreds.

April 15, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
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Shore Climbing Routes

I really like the NQ climb, but I feel like the GSM route has created more nice accessible loop options on Seymour. I was riding almost exclusively Fromme for a while, but GSM might have tilted my preferences to Seymour. GSM makes that whole west side of Seymour really loopable now - two or three laps up GSM, maybe a John Deere miniloop (or whatever it is) and you can get some really mixed and varied riding in a solid couple of hours.

NQ is definitely being filled in, more little bits added here and there but, like most it seems, the only part I don't like is the skid road ascent - it's just hard to get a rhythm going. And it is a bit of a lung-buster. I like linking a couple of climbs using NQ - park near Dempsey/Braemar and take NQ up to Mtn Highway, 7th/Crinkum/Kirkford descent, maybe a small Floppy Bunny or Bobsled loop, climb back up and take any of the trails down to Pennzoil and back to the car. That ends up being about 15km and probably 800m - that's a pretty decent ride.

I'll often decide my route based on whether the parking lot on Fromme is full - if it is, then it's either No Quarter or that climb up the King of the Shore and stuff that others have mentioned.

April 11, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
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Strange, sad little mystery.

Ah. Sounds very much like it. Thanks for filling me in. It's another interesting piece of shore history, even if it's a tragic story.

April 10, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
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Strange, sad little mystery.

Maybe someone (or lots of people) know about this; out riding Fromme today and took a wrong turn off Grannies. I ended up about 100m East of Upper Crippler and probably halfway to BP as far as I can tell and came across a large cross and a carving in a nearby tree that says ' nothing's gonna bring him back'. Sounds like a Grateful Dead lyric.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEDJUvONSpI/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEDJNZ2tSo_/

Anybody know the story here?

April 9, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
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$140 carbon rims

Those CX-wheels are 1300 usd not including duty/tax/shipping. Sexy though. I could build my own CK/i9 LB wheels for about the same amount, maybe less.

Prices are in a Canadian I think. They're out in Ottawa. For what it's worth. :)

April 7, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
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$140 carbon rims

Been a while since any updates in this thread. How are `everyones rims´ holding up?

Looking at breaking my student budget on a LB wheelset for my cyclocross. 45 or 55mm high and 25mm wide (outer) u-shape disc rim on hope pro 4 straight pull and pillar aero spokes/brass nipples.
Hope hubs because they can be converted with ease. Worth the premium over Novatec hubs imho.

Was thinking about lighter 29" medium wide XC rims instead of the higher profile road/CX rims, but it would be nice to be able to run high pressure race tyres if needed.

All my hands on experience is on mtb rims/wheels, so I´m kind of lost. Some of you also ride cross/race bikes so thought I´d ask around here. My impression of NSMB is that you guys n gals actually ride your bikes when not at the computer, so more valuable input.

What wheelset would you build for an all purpose cross bike?

I'd also point you in this direction;

http://www.wovenprecision.com/

They do a lot of CX rims. I have a set of 29er rims that have been really good and they're good guys too.

March 20, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
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rockslide @ twin bridges

An inspection was done. Bridge removed before it was damaged by future flows. Foundation was never end designed to be submerged to the degree it was and engineers decertified it.
All this armchair engineering is just a waste of time.

I find this kind of thing really annoying too. There's this constant mistrust of our public employees as if there's a conspiracy afoot around every fricking decision anyone makes about anything. Thanks, Obama.

You know who wouldn't care about the bridge or the safety of people near the bridge or downstream? Bangladesh.*

*(No offense to Bangladesh. You're an unfortunate example in this regard)

March 16, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
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Found - Chain tool accessory from multi-tool

I'd check if it was mine, but I'm in Mexico. :( Hmm.

March 3, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
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When to replace chain..

Wait…you guys replace your chains? Hmm. I might have to rethink my maintenance plan.

Feb. 28, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
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My rear leaks

I've got some DHF EXO blah blahs on my bike. Front is fine. Rear always seeps from the sidewalls and it's done it since new. Adding more Stan's doesn't make a difference. I blamed the dog at first because it looked like he'd been peeing on my bike wheel.

It holds air, rides fine, looks janky, in that order.

Feb. 28, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
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ha ha that new Ibis you just bought?

Looks killer. The dentist label is hilarious. Considering non-boutique brands have $10'000 bikes…not sure where one draws that distinction.
I'm not going to start dismissing bijes because I can't afford them. Considering the amount of $ I have invested in my bike, it would be short-sighted to think there aren't riders out there looking at my bike as 'dentist as fuck'. It's all about perspective.

Oh yeah, I totally look like a dentist. Hell, I might even ride like one and not know it. Maybe people talk behind my back about me being a dentist. Shit… Somebody validate me, quick! Check my Strava times!!

Feb. 25, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
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ha ha that new Ibis you just bought?

How long until the HD3 adopts the cool bike's angles?

Never, I hope.

Feb. 24, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
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ha ha that new Ibis you just bought?

I have a Mojo Hd3 - I think this new bike is cool but I'll stick with my HD3. And I'm not a dentist.

Why does a $7000 bike like this new Mojo get the dentist pejorative but a Nomad or a Reign or other similarly priced bikes don't?

Feb. 24, 2016, 9:56 p.m.
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Hastings Park/Empire Fields

It's fun. I've had the kids there a handful of times. I usually park over by Brighton pool and ride under the bridge to the bike park. It's only a few hundred meters

Jan. 28, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
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Stolen - IBIS Mojo - White

I'm around the same area - will keep a watch out.

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