Recent content by Latitude

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    What do I need for my new bike?

    I would add a couple of quick links to repair the chain, and possibly a few extra links. Small chain breaker, could be part of a multi-tool. I have had to use them on the trail. Small needlenose pliers to remove something puncturing the tire or help with the chain links. Valve stem remover if...
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Haven’t been able to ride for a couple of days with high winds and snow. Calm and sunnier today.
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    How to Prevent Flat Tires on Electric Bikes

    You’re right, for some reason I had thought that was a visible colour.
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    A couple of days of relatively warmer temperatures here this weekend, then likely snow coming back tomorrow. Taking advantage of the break. Think I have my cold weather gear sorted! Meanwhile, 30km in the park, seeing virtually no one.
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    Hello from Montebello, Québec!

    Welcome Remi! I remember having a wonderful crepe with my wife across from the Montebelo hotel just a few decades ago! Beautiful area.
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    Hello all that own a Trek!

    Lol, thanks! I will be 66 next month. We’ll see how long I can actually take winter riding in the weeks ahead!
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    Hello all that own a Trek!

    I am not at all concerned, maybe I should be? The bike has been bullet-proof in all conditions I have ridden... water, wet snow... I plan to keep riding trusting Trek’s assurances this is an all weather bike. What Alaskan said! I won’t submerge the motor though!
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    Hello all that own a Trek!

    Planning to take my Trek Verve + 3 in to my dealer for its first post-purchase visit since early July, 5000+ km later. Probably about 140 charging cycles on the battery, a new derailleur after an altercation with a stick in the woods, couple of bent spokes as a result. Changed the chain guard...
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    Hello all that own a Trek!

    Was there really a dolphin leaping with that cow?
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    E- Gloves ?

    I have a pair of these. Last about 2 hours on highest temperature. Wore them for a couple of hours at around 0F and they were good. I also have their socks that I wear in not particularly warm but ideal for cycling DuBarry Gore-Tex sailing boots. Superbly comfortable winter combination with...
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    First significant snowfall here today, temperature around freezing. Marathon GT 365 tires got their first test of that, and performed pretty well on and off-road.
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    Replica airguns

    No Ken, the guns came with those grips... I did put a better finish on them though. I like what you’ve done with wood grips... maybe I’ll get ambitious and replace the plastic ones with walnut. Thanks!
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    Replica airguns

    Three of my favourites... nickel Beretta with wood grips (.177 pellet, 6 shot), black Beretta with laser sight, (BB, full auto option), Sig Sauer with wood grips (.177 pellet, single shot). The Sig is super accurate (for a pistol)... target below is 10 shots at 30 feet. I got my first one (well...
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    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Colder here now, temps just above freezing. Most of the leaves gone from the trees. Some photos from riding in my nearby Provincial Park (Pinery)
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    Tell us about your handles and avatars and why you chose them

    Mine is just a common term used in navigating, as I have done for over 40 years sailing, another interest. I have raced and cruised our 35 foot sailboat “Respite” for thousands of miles, mostly on Lake Huron (seen in the background of my avatar). My wife is not up to sailing any more, so I am...