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krusty 05-31-09 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by operator (Post 9017748)
Hey Krusty, I keep seeing you in the shop but never enough time to say hi before you disappear.. Jeeze!

Sorry, I was just in & out today quickly so I could get back home before my wife realized I had gone all the way downtown and bought more parts.

operator 06-01-09 12:17 AM

lawl

Edit: It's june **** me

shapelike 06-01-09 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by tdot-miele (Post 9013213)
talkin about mountain bikes... anyone in here ever ride the don? I try to stay outta there on the weekends just because of the rediculous traffic everywhere

Yes, I'm in there a few times every week, generally just after work during the week and early morning on the weekends. Catalyst and Skyline have been kicking my ass this year.

Edit: I meant "Sky-Pilot" ... ;)

shapelike 06-01-09 05:57 AM

Speaking of bikes and dirt, this is from Sunday:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/...fea2a962_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shapeli...7618988644085/ <-- full set

I_bRAD 06-01-09 06:02 AM

Where is skyline?

cavernmech 06-01-09 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by I_bRAD (Post 9018629)
Where is skyline?

I think he means "Sky-Pilot"

TRaffic Jammer 06-01-09 06:42 AM

tube socks!!!! Looks like a gnarly rock garden.

iherald 06-01-09 06:51 AM

I was riding in the Don yesterday and found some sections super slick with mud. I was planning on a ride in there tomorrow, but I think with the updated calls for rain, I'm going to sit it out. I don't find it much fun when you can't ride you just slide.

iherald 06-01-09 08:17 AM

I heard ads on the radio this morning saying you needed to use hands free now while driving. But I can't find anything to say whether this is currently the law or if it's coming soon. Anyone know?

exhibitx 06-01-09 08:40 AM

i don't think they've set a date for it to go into effect yet, they just passed it very recently (last week?) and when it passed i thought they said sometime in the fall

maybe they changed it though

jet sanchEz 06-01-09 09:17 AM

Does anyone have an old braze-on front derailleur sitting in their parts box that they would like to sell or trade?

And what is with the October weather today?

kergin 06-01-09 09:21 AM

I might have an old Ultegra/600 one. It might be an 8 or 7 speed, tho.

jet sanchEz 06-01-09 09:28 AM

Hrm, that sounds interesting...is it from the old Tri-colour group? I haven't figured out how I am going to build up this new Ciocc yet, I have pretty much everything except a braze-on front derailleur.

Can I use an old front derailleur with a newer group? I am thinking that an Ultegra 9-speed group would work but I am not sure....

kergin 06-01-09 10:50 AM

Your call: last time I used it with a 10 speed group, the cage was too wide for proper shifting.

trueno92 06-01-09 11:07 AM

anyone know where I would be able to find decently reliable, smooth riding, GUMWALL tires in 700x23c?
looked online, but finding stuff like Grand Bios/Challange are great, however whats their reliability like?
that and I would rather buy local.

willing to go up to 700x25c...

TRaffic Jammer 06-01-09 11:13 AM

Toronto, April 22 2009: with Bill 118, Ontario joins Quebec and Nova Scotia in the fight against distraction at the wheel. These provinces in Canada work to ban drivers from using hand-held cellphones. Only hands-free in-car devices and Bluetooth headsets are allowed.

done like dinner

duppy.conqueror 06-01-09 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by trueno92 (Post 9020317)
anyone know where I would be able to find decently reliable, smooth riding, GUMWALL tires in 700x23c?
looked online, but finding stuff like Grand Bios/Challange are great, however whats their reliability like?
that and I would rather buy local.

willing to go up to 700x25c...

what about the veloflex ones on pbk? I know alotta people think those are great ones not sure if those are gumwalls tho.

trueno92 06-01-09 11:36 AM

veloflex do sound pretty good, but they are widest in a 22c. but mounted I have read its like a 21c...

that and they wear pretty quickly, but prob cuz its a really sticky soft compound.
looking for something a touch wider and longer lasting.

gokiburi 06-01-09 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by duppy.conqueror (Post 8995440)
Toronto Fixed Part 2: electric boogaloo

http://www.t-lay.com/images/breakin2.jpg

oh this 'ish is epic ;)

you catch the ice-t cameo in that?

nice thread btw.

duppy.conqueror 06-01-09 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by gokiburi (Post 9020727)
you catch the ice-t cameo in that?

nice thread btw.

Goki! whaddup mang!

hahahahaha ya man...that movie was so damn corny...

TRaffic Jammer 06-01-09 12:19 PM

Screw you Duppy...you know how hard it is livin' in the hood with only the love of dance to keep your head above water? Don't push me cuz I'm close to the edge......

exhibitx 06-01-09 12:35 PM

veloflex are the only ones that seem to be decently available

if you're willing to hunt, panaracer pasela and vredestein fortezza are two to look for, although i think the fortezza's are mostly made with a black sidewall now, so panaracer may be your best bet

kergin 06-01-09 12:51 PM

Is it just for the looks?

tuz 06-01-09 12:54 PM

Yes most Veloflexes have a tan sidewall. Pricey and not wide. I have a pair of black (non-tan). Great tires but haven't ridden enough to comment on durability.

Panaracers Pasela/Tourguards are nice. Urbane had the tan 32s at 28$. 23-25-28s exists online and maybe somewhere in town (let me know!)

Btw tan sidewalls will look dirty after a while...

duppy.conqueror 06-01-09 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer (Post 9020916)
Screw you Duppy...you know how hard it is livin' in the hood with only the love of dance to keep you're head above water? Don't push me cuz I'm close to the edge......

:lol:

hahahahahaha


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