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Feb. 7, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
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Re: Home Gym

Ordered a set of wooden gymnastic rings and some bands today. Here we go $100 home gym. 

Currently doing the Bond training program 2x days a week in a real gym so getting proper deadlifts and squats there. Home gym will be for targeting the vanity stuff ie my non existing chest / shoulder / arms.

Feb. 6, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
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Re: 2020 Fitness Goals

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: earleb

Good video on the science of what you should eat to drop weight.

tldw - cut out processed foods

be happy I just saved you 12 minutes

oh and a macro ratio of 50/20/30 (carbs/protein/fat) and fast 2x/wk

You know some people might want to understand some of the why.

Feb. 5, 2020, 6:37 p.m.
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Re: 2020 Fitness Goals

https://youtu.be/UGGnnPgtzoU

Good video on the science of what you should eat to drop weight.

Feb. 4, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
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Re: How good is your shop?

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: earleb

My shop is awesome. On time every time, no waiting, no booking appointments, my favourite music always on the radio, my brand of beer in the fridge, and reasonably priced (just parts and tools, no labour charge).

Your three “employees” are pretty awesome too.

Good thing the small two work for fishy crackers and milk, because their work is suspect. Their favourite task is tightening axle bolts with flat head screwdriver.

Feb. 3, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
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Re: How good is your shop?

My shop is awesome. On time every time, no waiting, no booking appointments, my favourite music always on the radio, my brand of beer in the fridge, and reasonably priced (just parts and tools, no labour charge).

Jan. 28, 2020, 1:15 p.m.
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Re: Cheapest whistler day passes

With the current pricing they've basically said F You to courting the Vancouver market, it's all in on the international traveler. Then there are several news stories about Vail not hitting their quarterly targets and blaming it on Whistler's slow start...a day later I hear some Whistler advertising spots on a couple of Vancouver radio stations "30% off and check whistlerblackcomb.comz for the deals". 

After the financial crash in 2008 word was that they were pivoting to get more local visitors from the Vancouver market. So they rebuilt the client base...and now f'ing them over with crappy Edge Card and window ticketing. 

If WB doesn't want Garabaldi at Squamish to get local Vancouver support they should probably throw them a bone and bring back things like 1-day Edge Cards and a ticket like the 7-11 tickets.

Jan. 28, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
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Re: 2020 Fitness Goals

I saw this the other day and it made me think about the guys in here looking to drop some weight. Time at the squat rack might be time better spent vs trying to log miles on the trainer. 

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fICF_O5esc[/youtube]

Jan. 23, 2020, 4:14 p.m.
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Re: T47 Bottom Bracket Help

Good luck finding a shop that has T47 threading tools. 

Thinking about it, I'll bet you $25 you could call 150 shops across western Canada and not a single one of them will have T47 threading tools. 

You'll be lucky if you can find a custom builder that has them.

Buy one of the thread together bb's and use bearing retainer compound on the shell/bb interface.

Jan. 23, 2020, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: Naked Bikes

Sam's been awesome to chat framebuilding stuff with, super nice every time I talk with him. I don't think you'll ever find a used custom Naked with modern geo, well maybe in 15 years.

Jan. 23, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
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Re: 2020 Fitness Goals

Tennis Courts to 7th and back sub an hour. 

I have a couple lbs to drop but the current gym program with Bond Training will have that taken care off in the next couple weeks. After the program is done in April I'd like to integrate a home calisthenics program to target some key spots.

Jan. 23, 2020, 12:39 p.m.
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Re: Home Gym

What are you doing to squat rack and plates? I would have guessed that to be the big dollar investment.

Jan. 22, 2020, 5:28 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Home Gym

Posted by: syncro

but then again training with any sort of intensity isn't supposed to be easy.

Dammit. Are you sure? Isn't there an app that makes it easy?

Jan. 22, 2020, 10:26 a.m.
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Re: Home Gym

Pffft just buy a set of rings and only do calisthenics.

Jan. 21, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

FYI on the Cotic the rear triangle is aluminum and you'll have trouble repairing it. Like every other aluminium frame it would need heat treat after any welding.

Jan. 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: tashi

Posted by: Kenny

I hope it's a huge beast with doctahawk geometry, simply so I'm not tempted to buy it.

If they make something with around 110-120mm of super progressive rear suspension and reasonable head tube, like 65 or so, my wallet will be dead. Like basically a super hardtail. Ugh I hope that's not what it is. It's be like a $6000 tractor beam.. lol

Plus one to this.

Give me a bike with somewhere between 120-140mm travel, and a nice simple aesthetic in steel or aluminum and a “reasonable” price tag an I’m all in. Cdn made Starling or Cotic that costs $2500 please!

Is $2500 with shock and axle the sweet spot? Basically the price of a Transition alloy frame?

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