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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    alright - before i go to bed i have to share this. check out the packaging from this chocolate easter bunny my mom gave me. i don't think i need to tell you why it's funny. mr munchie. c'mon. look at his best friend, giggles the squirrel. this made my easter.
    wow.. did you get that on Easter? Or 4/20? I don't remember Mr. Munchie looking quite so umm.. dazed and confused.
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    Yo i'm going to be there slightly early. 9 - 9:15. As in at Moon Bean. Not riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    i've been meaning to check out metal since it came out but never got around to it..go alone if you have to!! i can't make it tomorrow...have to pick up the girlfriend at the airport. if anyone has time, try and catch blackballed at the royal cinema on college. it's about paintball. damn funny sheeeit. i think it's playing until wednesday. this weeks eye has got a write up on it.
    speaking of paintball.. http://www.r006g146b071.net/index.php?size=large
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    Oh please not a line-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    eh?
    well they were tektro rx 2's & they are secured to the bars by 1 bolt.
    I tightned the bolt too tight so the other side went *PING* and snapped.
    which now makes my brake levers as useful as castanets.

    Hmm

    Ok heres some possible solutions, assuming the lever mounting bit is not cracked. Sounds like the threads are stripped.

    Just use a nut and bolt, wont look so hot but will secure the lever.

    Another option is go with the next size up bolt but imperial not metric. Its usually a touch larger, and will probably tap itself. I would lube or grease it though. You will have to use an imperial allen key.

    Stripping it could be caused by a few things, bolt not long enough, lack of lube on bolt. I remember A cinelli ALTER stem I owned came with bolts to short, and it was starting to strip I solved it by using bolts that went all the way through to the other side. Made it very secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    eh?
    well they were tektro rx 2's & they are secured to the bars by 1 bolt.
    I tightned the bolt too tight so the other side went *PING* and snapped.
    which now makes my brake levers as useful as castanets.
    dang! that stinks. i've done the same to mine when i overtightened them. one was toast, the other i was able to salvage with a bolt one size bigger and copious amount of blue locktite. once it's on the bar, it's there to stay though.

    allright, it's 11am and raining and i might just head down to the swap. maybe see some of you blokes there.

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    Anyone buy something? That orange (*cough* overpriced *cough*) frame certainly won't make it through the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyefloater
    Anyone buy something? That orange (*cough* overpriced *cough*) frame certainly won't make it through the day.
    Heh, did you see that old Miyata for $600? I guess we all have to have a dream....

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    I love those forks in the picture link , whats the ride like with them ?
    LOW RACER PILOT MASI fixed/singlespeed http://www.flickr.com/photos/steeker/

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    I love those forks in the picture link , whats the ride like with them ?
    I think you mean mine, thanks, glad you like 'em. The bike rides great with that fork, it is very responsive and stiff. It is a Kinesis aluminium fork that I picked up from Urbane a few years ago and powder-coated black.

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    Yeah that $600 miyata was jokes. Seriously. Big bikeforums group goin there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Yeah that $600 miyata was jokes. Seriously. Big bikeforums group goin there.
    Hrm, didn't really see any of the bikes that I would recognize. I was on my fruity Concorde road/beater/rain bike.

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    Yeah there were like 10 of us.
    Jeremy, darkmother, shiznaz, bent kent?, eyefloater, somnambulant, sweep, me, cavit8

    There was almost no point going to the MEC garage sale thing. The line up was longer than the great wall of china.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Yeah there were like 10 of us.
    Jeremy, darkmother, shiznaz, bent kent?, eyefloater, somnambulant, sweep, me, cavit8
    Who is the woman with the Benotto conversion? She and I talked briefly about my ride and hers.

    Was anyone buying anything? I saw a few people buying the bikes, had I known that I would re-inherit my Miele SS the other day I would have made plans to sell it down there. I think the prices were a bit high but I guess that didn't bother too many people as stuff was selling, it seemed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    that was damn funny. i thought it was some ad campaign for paintball stuff.. then i was kind of hoping that matthew barney was going to jump out and start spraying vaseline and bodily fluids on everyone.. or something. still have no idea what is is.
    anyone score at the swap?

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    Damn I wanted to jump all over that botecchia but that other chick got it first. Other than that no, nothing at MEC either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Damn I wanted to jump all over that botecchia but that other chick got it first. Other than that no, nothing at MEC either.
    How much was it?

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    Jet, how much would you want for your Miele and what size is it? Just curious. I wonder who ended up with that nice orange frame... if I was 4 inches taller I'd have way more frames to choose from. Damn shortness. Nice seeing all you folks.

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    Also: Operator, I've been in the same place as you several times and never introduced myself, which is lame. So. Hello, it's nice to meet you. My name is Dominique. *nods*

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    Did you unload that Protect, 32flavours?

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    Yep, I was about to hand it to cavit8 to put on the table, when some lady said she needed a helmet. It fit her head perfectly, so I told her it was hers and she was so happy she hugged me. Good times.

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    helmets for hugs, gives me that warm fuzzy feeling like watching puppies sleep.

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    Regarding the sale...

    I got there, no line up. ****ing very confusing, useless staff. I had spied a gianni Motti. Priced at $250. To me that was really the one the deals of the day. A confused guy was mulling it over he told me he was thinking about I said well if you dont take I will, he looked like he would give a good home so that was fine.

    I did get one treasure out of there, a steel frame xt, judy equipped thin blue line w clipless. Which I paid an undisclosed price for.

    Paying for it turned out to be a real treat, now get this everyone as you all noticed the bikes were all locked.
    And I was informed that no one bothered to label the keys, which all identical. Luckily the key that unlocked my bike was seperate from the pile.

    Things I liked about the sale :
    1) getting to test the bike
    2) paying cash no tax and getting a reciept

    Things I didnt like completely disorganized and lousy merchandising as well as a cramped display area.
    Confusing tags. Lack of sales help.
    Cheeky comment from fat guy with beard to me about some unrelated bike week matter.
    Having to wait forever to pay. Them wanting to take down the info on the bike which they should have done before hand
    Lack of concern that I didnt have time to be delayed etc..

    Im sure they sold stuff, but let me tell you. Im going to post this on TBN, if they ask me extremely nicely and fat boy apologizes for comment. Id run the swap for them.

    I have no idea what the line up down to parking garage was for.. clothing???
    Im sure they are all patting them selves on the back for a great sale, meanwhile as a customer I was
    unimpressed.

    Im surprised I wasnt noticed by any of you folk, its funny how I can travel around unnoticed.

    Highlight of sale: seeing someone get a deal on a bike that will actually use it, its been a while since I have seen someone really appreciatte a bike and I could see that by the way he looked it over. I mean not like the way some vintage freak does, but more like someone who has just discovered the workmanship of something or the fine lines of a painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32flavours
    Also: Operator, I've been in the same place as you several times and never introduced myself, which is lame. So. Hello, it's nice to meet you. My name is Dominique. *nods*
    Yeah I saw you guys outside bikes on wheels after we chomped down some empanadas at kensignton (that spicy stuff was teh ****!!). I'm Rob.

    Only sirrobinofcoxly knows my true name.

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    First spy photo of the possible zombie road bike. Which wil probably retail at $399 or less. It will have a aero brake levers and dual pivot brakes or cantilevers, not the brakes you see in the picture.

    Feedback is welcome...
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