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Locksmiths?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 06:04 PM PDT

Yeah, I’m probably going to end up cutting it if I can’t track down the key. Probably cost just as much for the locksmith as the lock. Thanks. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Locksmiths?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 05:46 PM PDT

Get the bolt cutters and cut the lock, probably cheaper then locksmith. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Locksmiths?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:13 PM PDT

OK, so I did something really stupid. I have a bike locked up in the bike room of our apartment with a hardened steel chain lock. Today I lost my keys and apparently either the spare key is packed or … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Should you bike if you’ve been drinking?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 09:33 AM PDT

Easy answer, no. This is off the subject, but you wrote: ” You can get in trouble for not having a working bell on your bike,…” We’re still in the barbaric age, south of you, where warning anyone th… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 08:48 AM PDT

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 08:09 AM PDT

Those bike-mounted digital video cameras are sounding pretty good these days. Maybe one on the handlebars and another on the rear rack. Or maybe the handlebar one should go on the helmet. The tech is … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:35 AM PDT

Scarr said : “I better get mirrors.” Big convex ones….and a rear bumper (see my analysis 3 comments above as to why). … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Ex-Ontario Attorny-General Michael Bryant arrested after death of cyclist

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:31 AM PDT

“He has so much to contribute. He will be a presence in this city and in Canadian politics for a long time to come.” I better get mirrors. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Just What Do They Do With All That Tax Money?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:26 AM PDT

I was doing some digging around on another subject and stumbled upon this article from the CBC, dated Friday, June 6, 2008. Ontario’s smog causes 9,500 deaths per year, medical association says snippe… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

ARC Memorial For Allan Sheppard Monday Sept. 7

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:39 AM PDT

Originally I believe this was scheduled for 2PM. According to Bike Lane Diary it looks like it’s been moved to 7PM. Meeting place will be Bloor & Spadina. From what I understand this will be when … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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