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Old 06-15-09, 07:41 PM   #376
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exhibitx: I start out at spring garden, the left turn after bayview. I made it to the front of the pack on keele and then got dropped miserably... had the 7-11 jersey.

like a drop that bad, im surprised u didn't take notice! haha

operator: god damn dude, so what bout that chick? hit and split it, for realz, eh? haha
on another note, up for rebuilding my rear cosmic? i got it true and decided to really hammer on it after work today and i torqued it so hard that its out of true again.

no im not strong, the wheel is weak and not perfectly round/true/tensioned....

thanks all for the comments, i hesitated large with the idea of aero rims on a frame from the 80s....

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Old 06-15-09, 07:48 PM   #377
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What made you decided to move to BC?
he's fathering too many illegitimate kids in the 416/905..
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Old 06-15-09, 08:11 PM   #378
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please tell me someone here scored these. they were gone by the time i emailed the guy.
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Old 06-15-09, 08:19 PM   #379
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thanks cam! hope all is well in politico-town!

i love how ever since i joined bike forums i get an email on my birthday telling me to ride my bike... and that's just what i do!
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Old 06-15-09, 08:22 PM   #380
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another find on CL today. didn't someone have their brooks stolen a while ago? Mattrenick?
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Old 06-15-09, 08:31 PM   #381
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yeah he did, but they took it off the seatpost

trueno92: i didn't make it that far, i was close and then i realized i had dropped my bag, found it on the middle of the road on bayview, had been run over many times, everything survived but the bag, to my surprise ... the only place i'd see you getting dropped is at the back after i've already been dropped

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Old 06-16-09, 10:21 AM   #382
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my BB is getting louder and louder! can someone tell me a person or bike shop that knows their track bikes and will take care of this?
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Old 06-16-09, 10:36 AM   #383
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I generally recommend cavernmech or I_bRAD as wrenches (Cycle Solutions/parliament and The Bike Joint respectively) so you can always buy a BB and take it to them or see what they have in stock.
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Old 06-16-09, 12:01 PM   #384
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Them's the guys alright. Why Brad got me all fixed awesomely this morning, correctly diagnosing and repairing my issue. It's ninja quiet now. Oh yes.
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Old 06-16-09, 02:13 PM   #385
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if I get a two cardboard bike boxes and use one to strengthen the other, will that be sturdy enough to travel to Europe with?
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Old 06-16-09, 02:22 PM   #386
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no .... they will get water logged and you will sink
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seriously though , cut cardboard tubes to brace inside to make it crush proof, and you should be good to go.
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Okay, I'm officially in love with the Don and officially mad as hell at myself for not trying this earlier. Rode from Queens Quay and Spadina to York Mills and Leslie in a little over an hour and fifteen minutes. Spent like 80% of that time nowhere near a major street.

I've got a question though. All signs point to 'no', but is it at all possible to ride that trail at night without $300 worth of lighting? Riding home at 2 AM down Y-y-y-y-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g-e-e-e-e is going to destroy my joints/will to live, and every god damn time I take some random side streets I end up in cul-de-sac after f**king cul-de-sac.
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Okay, I'm officially in love with the Don and officially mad as hell at myself for not trying this earlier. Rode from Queens Quay and Spadina to York Mills and Leslie in a little over an hour and fifteen minutes. Spent like 80% of that time nowhere near a major street.

I've got a question though. All signs point to 'no', but is it at all possible to ride that trail at night without $300 worth of lighting? Riding home at 2 AM down Y-y-y-y-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g-e-e-e-e is going to destroy my joints/will to live, and every god damn time I take some random side streets I end up in cul-de-sac after f**king cul-de-sac.
The paved trail wouldn't be TOO bad, but I'd still want some decent lighting - otherwise I personally wouldn't feel comfortable flying around, I'd just go slow.

Going north around Yonge I usually use the side streets just west of there, or go as far east as Leaside and work my way through that area (Broadway Ave type areas, etc.) I just always try to make an effort to skip Eglinton/Leslie - that's the one area on the roads I do my very best to avoid riding through.

Not sure what else to suggest, I personally don't like the idea of bombing the paths at night unless I can see well enough not to have "the fear"- even the MGT near my place (Sunnyside) can get fairly dark on the lake front, let alone the middle of the Don.
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The paved trail wouldn't be TOO bad, but I'd still want some decent lighting - otherwise I personally wouldn't feel comfortable flying around, I'd just go slow.

Going north around Yonge I usually use the side streets just west of there, or go as far east as Leaside and work my way through that area (Broadway Ave type areas, etc.) I just always try to make an effort to skip Eglinton/Leslie - that's the one area on the roads I do my very best to avoid riding through.

Not sure what else to suggest, I personally don't like the idea of bombing the paths at night unless I can see well enough not to have "the fear"- even the MGT near my place (Sunnyside) can get fairly dark on the lake front, let alone the middle of the Don.
Yeah, that's about what I figured. I think I'm just going to have to plot a path and then somehow manage not to get lost. I swear, everything north of St. Clair confuses the hell out of me.

The last time I rode home I decided to take Lawrence west because it was so quiet. Little did I know it stops dead just shy of Bayview. Oops! Doubled back and tried to take the Bridle Trail south. It doesn't connect. Oops!
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Just watch out for wandering hobos on the lower Don trail after dark.
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Just watch out for wandering hobos on the lower Don trail after dark.
No kidding! I'd hate to get knocked on my ass by some drunk homeless guy at 2 in the morning all by my lonesome. I saw a lot of homeless guys there during the day just about every time I've ridden.
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i've ridden the path at night with just knog lights

not terrible, but the other concern would be animals in addition to the homeless as krusty said

i personally would feel safer on the streets than down there at night

you could take rosedale to leaside to don mills to york mills to leslie

i agree that leslie and eglinton is generally very risky
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Just carry a couple extra cans of beer instead of spare change. Offer them one if you get hit up for change. I did that once on the way home from the depanneur when I lived in Montreal about 16 years ago. I ended up sitting on a bench at the side of Ste Catherine St. sharing my 6 pack with what turned out to be a street person with a fascinating history and stories to tell.
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Hehehehe. That's not a bad idea. Usually by the time I'm half way home I'm wishing I had a beer or two. =S
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Old 06-16-09, 08:12 PM   #397
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Anyone know where I can get a mavic cosmic rebuilt...

My rear is at the point where I just want all 16 spokes replaced retensioned and trued...

My love affair with tubulars is quickly

Wheel has recessed nipples, but willing to swap out mavic threaded bits for campy nuts if interchangable
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any mavic dealer should be able to get the spokes in, assuming they are proprietary spokes which they probably are

la bicicletta probably has experience with rebuilding those wheels, i think you want someone with experience with the wheels
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i'd have to agree with jabba...... yonge north of eglinton is quite possibly one of the worst stretches of road right now.... it reminds me of bathurst between eglinton and bloor a few years back hahaha
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I saw a hobo building a shelter in the don today. Dragging logs up the hill. I had such a glorious ride on the trail today after work.

Anyone have a good bike route to the pit that is the TORONTO CONGRESS CENTRE? Dixon and 27. I am going to be going there for a few weeks in July.
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