Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 110 of 1901 FirstFirst ... 10601001081091101111121201602106101110 ... LastLast
Results 2,726 to 2,750 of 47509

Thread: Toronto Fixed

  1. #2726
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That was a nice deal you got for $400 Shiznaz.

  2. #2727
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sweep242
    wow do you know how long i checked e-bay looking for something small 48-50cm never mind local, a few months gave up & got a new frame $$$.
    Good score the pink will look good.
    Be thankful your girl wants to ride S.S or F.G my wife’s Gary fisher girley bike still is hanging on the garage wall past couple of years.
    Cheers

    Dang - I'm actually starting to seriously Consider selling my 50cm Ciocc frame ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/timichango/tags/miko/ ) as I'm coming to the painful conclusion, after riding my other bike (53 cm) for the last 3 months, that the poor thing's just a mite too small, and I can't get remotely comfortable on it

    On that note, I visited High Park Cycle last weekend, and met Jan (Gian? John?)... seems like an interesting guy to deal with. Anyone have any advice? He's got such a museum of goodies in there that I'm bound to be able to find something nice that fits, but how is he on trade-ins?

  3. #2728
    So I says to Mable I says somnambulant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
    Posts
    4,948
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    damn my long legs.
    -Milpool

  4. #2729
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You got a hacksaw? We could re-enact that leg scene in Gattaca....

  5. #2730
    team mascot sr20det's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada - Toronto
    My Bikes
    gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
    Posts
    1,264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    holy shiz.
    I totalled the car last night.
    I got smashed on the front driver side by some crazy ass lady driving a hachback civic and she proceeded to drive away even after her airbags deployed.
    I guess i'm fine... woke up with stiff neck, and tight chest. blah blah. at least there isn't any bleeding or broken bones.
    anyways, I think i'm going to spend the day taking apart the car to use the back passenger seats as my new tv sofa.
    playing GT4 while buckled into my seatbelt is gonna be GREAT!

    and as for high park cycles.
    the owner is a grumpy ol' b'tard and you'll have to fight him to get him to sell you stuff for a reasonable amount of money.
    wait till he lets you into the back, you'll pee your pants and immediately aquire photographic memory, guaranteed.

  6. #2731
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pretty sure they didn't use a hacksaw but ok

    Edit: Whoa sr20det.

    Your insurance... upward trend.

  7. #2732
    So I says to Mable I says somnambulant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
    Posts
    4,948
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    /me keeps a reign on comments about asian drivers. (not to mention crazy people in hatchback civics)

    Glad you're OK!
    -Milpool

  8. #2733
    Spy Member sweep242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    k-town,On,Can.
    My Bikes
    I have 4 of them,2 with fat tires & 2 with skinny tires & set of rollers
    Posts
    1,166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin
    Dang - I'm actually starting to seriously Consider selling my 50cm Ciocc frame ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/timichango/tags/miko/ ) as I'm coming to the painful conclusion, after riding my other bike (53 cm) for the last 3 months, that the poor thing's just a mite too small, and I can't get remotely comfortable on it

    On that note, I visited High Park Cycle last weekend, and met Jan (Gian? John?)... seems like an interesting guy to deal with. Anyone have any advice? He's got such a museum of goodies in there that I'm bound to be able to find something nice that fits, but how is he on trade-ins?
    Sweet bike. I just finished building a bike. If i went home and said hey dear i found a new frame to build up i would be living in a van down by the river. Ha Ha(no joke)Ha

    The high park cycle place i need to check it out no matter the owners attitude one of these days soon.
    Cheers

  9. #2734
    team mascot sr20det's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada - Toronto
    My Bikes
    gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
    Posts
    1,264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yea, my insurance is officially f-ked.
    eh, more reason to hop on the bike and be cool like everyone else here.

    haha, I just checked my pockets and I still have her honda badge that I found in the debris afterwards.

    yea... I drive here in Toronto like I would in Beijing. har har.

  10. #2735
    Spy Member sweep242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    k-town,On,Can.
    My Bikes
    I have 4 of them,2 with fat tires & 2 with skinny tires & set of rollers
    Posts
    1,166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    yea, my insurance is officially f-ked.
    eh, more reason to hop on the bike and be cool like everyone else here.

    haha, I just checked my pockets and I still have her honda badge that I found in the debris afterwards.

    yea... I drive here in Toronto like I would in Beijing. har har.
    wow that sucks big time. hope you told the cops she tried to drive away after it happened,I'm sure it would be to your favor.
    Good to hear your ok. You know what they always say "it could have been worse"!

  11. #2736
    In Velo Veritas jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
    Posts
    3,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin
    Dang - I'm actually starting to seriously Consider selling my 50cm Ciocc frame ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/timichango/tags/miko/ ) as I'm coming to the painful conclusion, after riding my other bike (53 cm) for the last 3 months, that the poor thing's just a mite too small, and I can't get remotely comfortable on it

    On that note, I visited High Park Cycle last weekend, and met Jan (Gian? John?)... seems like an interesting guy to deal with. Anyone have any advice? He's got such a museum of goodies in there that I'm bound to be able to find something nice that fits, but how is he on trade-ins?
    if you're selling the ciocc, let me know. a guy i ride with is looking for a 50cm frame.

    As for high park cycles. yeah, the guy has a veritable museum of parts and frames up in his rafters but good god he can be difficult to deal with. on a good day he's a nice and will take trades and stuff but if he's in a bad mood he can be a surly old coot. if you're looking to trade in old parts / frames i'd say sell them on ebay or craigslist because he won't give you any sort of reasonable deal. his frames seem expensive to me, but then again they are pretty high-end.
    personally, i've found his frustrating to deal with (he built me a wheel that kept popping spokes) and so i don't go there anymore but you never know, he might have changes his ways.
    you'd probably get a better deal (and service) at cavern.

  12. #2737
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    yea, my insurance is officially f-ked.
    eh, more reason to hop on the bike and be cool like everyone else here.

    haha, I just checked my pockets and I still have her honda badge that I found in the debris afterwards.

    yea... I drive here in Toronto like I would in Beijing. har har.

    Sweet goddamn... glad you're alllright! No doubt she's going to make a claim - no way for the cops to track the hit-and-run through her insurance claim based on her car model? Someone needs to take that idiot off of the road.

    Heh - detached Honda badges... In 2000 me and some friends were on the way back from the Montreal jazz fest in the summer, and the driver, a guy we worked with who had one arm, fell asleep at the wheel and put us into the ditch in Kingston going about 130km/h... car flipped and flew about 30 metres upside-down, and then promptly caught on fire a few seconds after we got out of it.

    I've still got the (H) badge from the hood of the Civic we were in at the time... it's my lucky charm in a way, because we all should have been fried pulp. Hold on to that thing!

  13. #2738
    team mascot sr20det's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada - Toronto
    My Bikes
    gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
    Posts
    1,264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ventolin... dude, you are f-ing insane.
    its too large to keep in my pocket/wallet all day haha.

  14. #2739
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    if you're selling the ciocc, let me know. a guy i ride with is looking for a 50cm frame.

    As for high park cycles. yeah, the guy has a veritable museum of parts and frames up in his rafters but good god he can be difficult to deal with. on a good day he's a nice and will take trades and stuff but if he's in a bad mood he can be a surly old coot. if you're looking to trade in old parts / frames i'd say sell them on ebay or craigslist because he won't give you any sort of reasonable deal. his frames seem expensive to me, but then again they are pretty high-end.
    personally, i've found his frustrating to deal with (he built me a wheel that kept popping spokes) and so i don't go there anymore but you never know, he might have changes his ways.
    you'd probably get a better deal (and service) at cavern.

    Agreed - I got the impression that dealing with him is subject to his moodiness on a given day. Problem is, I'd like to get a frame of equivalent quality and italian-ness There's something about an Italian bike built in SLX that makes it difficult to replace with anything other than an equally pretty Italian bike in SLX, and I imagine that Mr. Grumpy's got loads of 'em. I also have no idea how to price this thing - I've seen'em go built up with campy record stuff for up to $1200 on ebay, but I wouldn't begin to know how to price it as a frame and fork - another factor that inclines me to try to work a straight trade for something equivalent that fits. Wishful thinging maybe

  15. #2740
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    ventolin... dude, you are f-ing insane.
    its too large to keep in my pocket/wallet all day haha.
    Hehehehe - hang it on a huge gold chain and wear it as bling!

  16. #2741
    So I says to Mable I says somnambulant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
    Posts
    4,948
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin
    Hehehehe - hang it on a huge gold chain and wear it as bling!
    hah.. that's what I was thinking

    WORD!


    -Milpool

  17. #2742
    team mascot sr20det's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada - Toronto
    My Bikes
    gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
    Posts
    1,264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dang, you got a bike built on SLX... and I thought my Columbus SP was good enough.

  18. #2743
    Jonnys ilegitimate Father cavernmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    toronto
    My Bikes
    too many too list
    Posts
    2,994
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin

    On that note, I visited High Park Cycle last weekend, and met Jan (Gian? John?)... seems like an interesting guy to deal with. Anyone have any advice? He's got such a museum of goodies in there that I'm bound to be able to find something nice that fits, but how is he on trade-ins?
    Ahhh... Johnny Buoco. He has been around forever. He has some really sweet stuff in there but I too find it over priced. On top of that the guy is a pain in the arse to deal with. A few years back I was poking around in there and saw a 70'sish chrome track bike hanging up. It was a french bike I think. A decent frame....nothing special...Maillard hubs...Stronglight cranks. He wanted $1000! for it. I laughed my way out the door. As I was walking out I witnessed him charge a lady and her child $10 to put air in the kids tires. Some are of the opinion it is some kind of Mafia front as he never seems to want to sell anything.

  19. #2744
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    Ahhh... Johnny Buoco. He has been around forever. He has some really sweet stuff in there but I too find it over priced. On top of that the guy is a pain in the arse to deal with. A few years back I was poking around in there and saw a 70'sish chrome track bike hanging up. It was a french bike I think. A decent frame....nothing special...Maillard hubs...Stronglight cranks. He wanted $1000! for it. I laughed my way out the door. As I was walking out I witnessed him charge a lady and her child $10 to put air in the kids tires. Some are of the opinion it is some kind of Mafia front as he never seems to want to sell anything.

    Heh - yeah, when I was in there he was quoting me a price in the $800-$900 for a used but decent rossin track frame & fork, which seemed a bit steep.

    He definitely didn't seem like selling stuff was a big priority, and I couldn't really gauge if it was because he just likes his bikes and can't bear to part with them, or if he's just unable to charge anything but the going price in the 80s. Which is kind-of why I was wondering if he'd keen-up to a trade, and if he'd give me good value for my frame, or just try to fleece me.

    P.S. Cavernmech - you built that yellow wheel on the Ciocc for me, and It's the best wheel I've ever owned... absolutely atom-bomb-proof. I learned to build wheels after that, and it's been my reference wheel for figuring out spoke tension since I can't afford a tensiometer.... *pluck.... RIIIIINGGGGG*

  20. #2745
    cone wrench carpal tunnel ventolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    dang, you got a bike built on SLX... and I thought my Columbus SP was good enough.
    If it's got the little white birdie on it, I'd say it's good enough

    I'm actually afraid of squarshing it with my fat desk-jockey arse. I had a wipeout on my other bike, a Ciocc-built Concorde that's also in SLX, and I managed to f*ck the fork alignment a bit and had to have Malcolm at biseagal get it running straight again. I've been thinking about getting a new fork built up in Columbus Max, just to offset some of the paranoia...

  21. #2746
    In Velo Veritas jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
    Posts
    3,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin
    I also have no idea how to price this thing - I've seen'em go built up with campy record stuff for up to $1200 on ebay, but I wouldn't begin to know how to price it as a frame and fork - another factor that inclines me to try to work a straight trade for something equivalent that fits. Wishful thinging maybe
    there's no way he'd give you a straight trade for it. from what i remember he usually offer 50% (or less) of what he can sell the item for, so you'd most likely end up losing money. start the bidding low on ebay and see who bites. i'd bet that market value would work itself out.

    i just thought of another option for you: if you're in the junction neighbourhood, keep riding along annette street towards high park ave. there is a guy on the south side there that has the outside of his house lined (and i mean piled deep) with used frames, parts, etc. he's usually out there on spring summer evenings trading with the neighbourhood kids; i've cruised by and seen some half decent frames there. can't hurt to have a look, if for nothing more than the joy of scrounging.

  22. #2747
    Jonnys ilegitimate Father cavernmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    toronto
    My Bikes
    too many too list
    Posts
    2,994
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin
    Heh - yeah, when I was in there he was quoting me a price in the $800-$900 for a used but decent rossin track frame & fork, which seemed a bit steep.
    ****.....go up to LaBicicletta and buy a brand NEW Rossin for less than that.

  23. #2748
    In Velo Veritas jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
    Posts
    3,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ventolin
    Heh - yeah, when I was in there he was quoting me a price in the $800-$900 for a used but decent rossin track frame & fork, which seemed a bit steep.
    yeah, i'd say so! la bicicletta sells those new for 1/3 that price...

  24. #2749
    In Velo Veritas jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
    Posts
    3,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i noticed that urbane just got in some sweet marinoni laminated toe straps with the buckle pads and all (like the old campy ones). makes me want to switch to clips and straps just to use those babies. it's payday, someone talk me out of buying them (i just bought a new ti seatpost yesterday!).

  25. #2750
    Get the stick. darkmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    12 Y.O. Litespeed MTB, IRO Jamie Roy fixie, Custom Habanero Ti 'Cross, No name SS MTB, Old school lugged steel track bike (soon)
    Posts
    1,544
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    hah.. that's what I was thinking

    WORD!
    Man, that is the funniest thing I have seen all day.

    "Da Flame" is my favourite.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •