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A Recommendation

If you don’t have a local source for bicycle parts, based on personal experience I can recommend Niagara Cycle Works. [YMMV, and they do sell through Amazon if you use that venue.]

I’m restoring an abandoned cruiser bike to usability, and while all I needed was a couple of tires and a properly sized chain, the parts weren’t available at a reasonable price, because of the additional special order charge at the local bike dealer.

They shipped what I ordered, which is something that rarely occurs these days, and, even with the shipping charge, it was cheaper than a certain national retailer that claims to have low prices. [A neighbor shops there based on that claim and swore he could get the parts cheaper – he was wrong.]

I would note that the national retailer only carried white-side-walled tires in the correct size, and I would have had to shorten the chain they sold to make it usable.

March 27, 2009   Comments Off on A Recommendation

Record-breaking Crest

The Red River has already risen above the 112-year-old record and is still rising. It is projected to stay at flood levels for up to a week.

The CBC is the go-to source for information on the flooding as they cover the event in the US, Record-high Red River prompts evacuations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and in Canada, Cold slows flooding in Winnipeg, but warmer days ahead.

The US coverage is centered on Fargo, as if the Missouri wasn’t also at flood stage, and pretty much ignores Minnesota and Manitoba. For some reason US editors have tunnel vision, and won’t deal with regional problems. The biggest city in an area is the only place that is apt to get mentioned.

March 27, 2009   12 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

Nano Leopard

Friday Cat Blogging

Isn’t it dinner time?

[Editor: This is Froggy’s brother, Spot [for obvious reasons]. He is actually friendly.]

Friday Ark

March 27, 2009   10 Comments