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Old 04-07-06, 07:36 AM   #3576
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yeah.. I'm confused. The opening is this weekend isn't it?
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I thinking about creating an accurate skeleton on some riding pants in glow-in-the-dark or reflective ink. I know it's a nightmare the way I want to do it though which is visable from several angles. Any ideas?
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I was gonna keep it a secret, but since you asked Jammer check this stuff out. I'm using some of the powder to make my bike frame glow in the dark but the powder can be mixed with just about any sort of pigment, the paint is perfect for use on clothing. Be aware though this isn't your usual zinc sufide that glows weakly. This is true rare earth phospherence based mostly on europium its very strong and very long lasting. Even more so if exposed to a UV light source. The other thing is that United Nuclear doesn't generally ship to Canada but if you phone and ask really nicely they will usually ship but take no responsibility if it gets confiscated at the border.

Just wait till you see my bike, I may not have reflectors but you'll never miss me.

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I was gonna keep it a secret, but since you asked Jammer check this stuff out. I'm using some of the powder to make my bike frame glow in the dark but the powder can be mixed with just about any sort of pigment, the paint is perfect for use on clothing. Be aware though this isn't your usual zinc sufide that glows weakly. This is true rare earth phospherence based mostly on europium its very strong and very long lasting. Even more so if exposed to a UV light source. The other thing is that United Nuclear doesn't generally ship to Canada but if you phone and ask really nicely they will usually ship but take no responsibility if it gets confiscated at the border.

Just wait till you see my bike, I may not have reflectors but you'll never miss me.

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hahaha.. that's awesome!

TJ: if you're going to use that sort of stuff, you might be better off just making some stencils. I find stencils usually make more sense than screens (for simple artwork) unless you're going to be doing a whole bunch of copies.
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ooooooh that's the ****.......
I'm hoping to be medically accurate though, waaaaaaaay beyond my painting abilities.

I can't wait to see that frame ...
Is it like the glowing Biomega bike?

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no, opening is tomorrow night.
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I was the guy in the orange toyota yaris that yelled at you guys while you were going down harbord

I also think we should do one of these rides to bluffer's park at some point and joke around on the cliffs. It could be a fun ride and there would be some sweet hills.
yeah, we thought it was some random guy honking at us. at least you saw us, my helmet lights must have been working. what were you doing in a CAR!?
i was all discombobulated and didn't recognise you at first (not on a bike).
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My mum is in town for a couple weeks and she rented it. Not a bad little car actually.
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Old 04-07-06, 09:23 AM   #3584
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I recognized your voice yelling..

I think I mentioned that my friend's band is playing tonight, but here's a reminder.

http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_0...musicweek.html
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Dude, you would SO fit in in that band!
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My mum is in town for a couple weeks and she rented it. Not a bad little car actually.
my wife drives an echo (the yaris predecessor (sp?)) and it's a good car to have if you want a simple machine that is fuel efficient (2nd in canada after the smartcar) and won't give you mechanical headaches. i thought i recognized the model...
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my wife drives an echo (the yaris predecessor (sp?)) and it's a good car to have if you want a simple machine that is fuel efficient (2nd in canada after the smartcar) and won't give you mechanical headaches. i thought i recognized the model...
I guess that's for gas cars.. not hybrids or diesel.
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I guess that's for gas cars.. not hybrids or diesel.
i don't know about hybrids, but the SMART is a diesel engine. and the echo as pretty close in a consumer reports thing the star did a while ago.
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I'll let you in on a secret........ *looks around* I love cars, all kinds of cars.
If I could afford it I'd have a garage for customizing. So instead I photshop them.

I think I'm just a speed demon, it doesn't matter the mode of transport, just so long as I can go fast.
I really like what Toyota is doing with their cars recently, Echo and now Yaris, fun little cars for the city.

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Still awaiting for the Hydrogen convertor.
or if we end up going electric.
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Old 04-07-06, 10:37 AM   #3590
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I guess that's for gas cars.. not hybrids or diesel.

I think it comes pretty close, something like 32 mpg city, 40+ highway. Not bad at all. I'd actually buy one if I was going to pick up a new car. Cheap, reliable transportation, for a car.


If I had the cash, I'd buy an echo and put the high reving four/6 spd manual from the celica in it. It would be a 2100 lb go cart.

Ok, back to our normal, off topic programing.....
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oly problem with the yaris is you would always have the back seats down if you needed to move anything larger than a toddler in a duffle bag. So for bikes you would need to disassemble them or put them on a rack. I'd go for a stationwagon personally.
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The reason for this is that MEC violates Park Tool's retailer policy. It retails them at wholesale prices, which pisses off everyone else who has to mark them up considerably. There was a big fight about it in some industry rags, which is also why MEC won't ship them out-of-country. As much as I love MEC, its pricing structures are very aggressive and I'm amazed more companies haven't pulled their products (quite a few have, though).
Forgive me but, why would you not be allowed to have competitive pricing? Smells like some sort of price fixing, racketeering monopoly cartel to me.

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It's because of the memberships..... we pay a slight fee for the cheaper prices....it's a co-op not a full on retailer per say
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There's competitive pricing and then there's selling known-value items at cost just to get people in the door. Product makers don't like that because then all their other retailers get pissed off (no chance at competing so a lot of the time they just stop carrying the product ... ie. turtle lights). Worst case scenario, they find out that their products are being tossed out the door for cost so that the retailer can sell someone ELSE's product for the real mark-up. That'd be messy.

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selling known-value items at cost just to get people in the door.
Sounds like loss-leadering to me.
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oly problem with the yaris is you would always have the back seats down if you needed to move anything larger than a toddler in a duffle bag. So for bikes you would need to disassemble them or put them on a rack. I'd go for a stationwagon personally.
my wife's echo is a 4 door sedan with a proper trunk, i don't know how big the yaris is in terms or storage space but i can fit my bike in the trunk with the wheels off. the trunk is quite deep though so you can fit a whole lot of crap in there. enough car talk though.
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Isn't that what "free markets" are all about? The manufacturer gets their price for it... no? Are they afraid MEC is going to drive down the street price because the other stores do the usual 100% mark up from the wholesale price and MEC doesn't?
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Isn't that what "free markets" are all about? The manufacturer gets their price for it... no? Are they afraid MEC is going to drive down the street price because the other stores do the usual 100% mark up from the wholesale price and MEC doesn't?
perhaps they are afraid of that. but small bikeshops can't buy in bulk the ay MEC can. they're a co-op, they should be working for fair pricing for their customers and fair wages for their employess, not undercutting local businesses. i would expect this type of business pracitise from a large corporation, not a members' co-op.
besides which, they seem to have strayed from their original practices whereby they would produce and sell their housebrand of clothing, etc to cut the costs of distribution. now they seem to be selling castelli and some other brand names just like any other large outdoor's store. i dunno..
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Yeah, I like driving too.. living in Toronto has considerably dulled that feeling however. I'd like a wagon also, but I also like somewhat sporty driving and without spending a buttload of money the two are pretty exclusive of each other.

Current: 2000 Jetta VR6
Next: Potentially a new GTI, but I told myself that I was done with front-wheel drive
Dream Daily Driver: Audi S4 Avant (Wagon)
Dream Garage Queen: BMW e30 M3 or a Caterham/SuperSeven

Back to the bike talk.. I see a few of you guys have picked up rubino's lately. I guess that means they get the thumbs up? I think I'm due for a new set soon.

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