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Mike Skinner wrote:
Aug 11th, 2008 7:23 pm
Has anyone seen these really big and obnoxious "bike lockers"?

What is the point of those?
I know which ones your talking about..they have some of them at Nathan Phillips Square.
The point of them? To lock your entire bike and keep it safe...
Its basically a really big bike lock.
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habsfan93 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2008 12:20 pm
I know which ones your talking about..they have some of them at Nathan Phillips Square.
The point of them? To lock your entire bike and keep it safe...
Its basically a really big bike lock.
+1, they can't take what they can't see. So if its a Trek Madone or a beater, they won't know, unless they're scouting the locker 24/7
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Can anyone suggest a NON-BUSY simple way to get to King's College Circle (Spadina & College approximately) from the High Park area (Bloor St West & Keele) by bike?

I'd like to avoid as many cars as possible until I get really comfortable city biking in TO. I've looked a bit on Google Maps to find a simple way to get to Spadina & College but I didn't really see anything... if it has to be a little complicated, is there at least a non-traffic heavy way of getting there?
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skuric wrote:
Aug 15th, 2008 10:40 pm
Can anyone suggest a NON-BUSY simple way to get to King's College Circle (Spadina & College approximately) from the High Park area (Bloor St West & Keele) by bike?

I'd like to avoid as many cars as possible until I get really comfortable city biking in TO. I've looked a bit on Google Maps to find a simple way to get to Spadina & College but I didn't really see anything... if it has to be a little complicated, is there at least a non-traffic heavy way of getting there?
I was gonna say bloor st, but theres tons of cars, but via bike you'll go zoom since all the cars on the curb lane are usually parked after x time.

Worst case, you go take Queen st W all the way to Spadina and go up Spadina as there is a small bike lane, although not marked officially.
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bump, mods plz merge this thread with mine as its related.
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Anyone biked east from Toronto's Pearson Airport all the way to St. Clair and Bathurst?

I'm looking into going on Eglinton --> east, its about a 15Km trip. I'm wondering if anyone has experience going this route: safety, traffic, best time of day, better routes, uphills/downhills, etc.

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looks like shimano is to release an electronic dura ace group! how many of you are excited?

http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610 ... -1,00.html
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looks like shimano is to release an electronic dura ace group! how many of you are excited?

http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610 ... -1,00.html
Meh, not big news. There has been electric shifting on bikes for about a decade now.....so meh.

Its so much more expensive then mechanical shifting....and until they get really creative with the possibilities of it, its not worth it.




My parents were in Blegium this summer for a bike tour they did(Belgium-spain and back in 2 weeks-2400km). They were telling me that in Belgium the government pays you per km to ride a bike to work. Sounds awesome.
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AzN_RiverdaleCI wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2008 9:43 pm
looks like shimano is to release an electronic dura ace group! how many of you are excited?

http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610 ... -1,00.html
more excited that campy is coming out with 11 speed than shimano's electric shifting.

anyway, picked up this ebike recently.

http://www.tailg.com.cn/Photo_Show.asp?PhotoID=173
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Sep 9th, 2008 10:53 am
Meh, not big news. There has been electric shifting on bikes for about a decade now.....so meh.

Its so much more expensive then mechanical shifting....and until they get really creative with the possibilities of it, its not worth it.




My parents were in Blegium this summer for a bike tour they did(Belgium-spain and back in 2 weeks-2400km). They were telling me that in Belgium the government pays you per km to ride a bike to work. Sounds awesome.
but here in Toronto, the POlice will be on your arse and ticket you
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