Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Rides and Races A place for posting group rides, races, and regional threads for the fixed gear and single speed forum.

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-04-06, 10:18 AM   #4951
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 8,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
I think the best sushi for the price is still Sushi On Bloor. Pretty bad service but it is great sushi and very cheap. I always get the Supreme bento box with salmon and it is 10bucks. If you check out their lunch specials, you get great maki for only 6bucks. Hard to beat.

And yeah, the clouds are super-dark and I can smell the rain coming, rats. I was gonna work on the junker that I found in the trash yesterday....needs new paint and brake cables and it is good to go.
jet sanchEz is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 10:41 AM   #4952
gokiburi
...
 
gokiburi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: sannino track, nishiki olympic conversion
Posts: 873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I think the best sushi for the price is still Sushi On Bloor. Pretty bad service but it is great sushi and very cheap. I always get the Supreme bento box with salmon and it is 10bucks. If you check out their lunch specials, you get great maki for only 6bucks. Hard to beat.

And yeah, the clouds are super-dark and I can smell the rain coming, rats. I was gonna work on the junker that I found in the trash yesterday....needs new paint and brake cables and it is good to go.
simon sushi on spadina got a funny write-up in eye.. they basically could not believe how cheap it was. something about how the definition of "bargain" should come with a pic of simon sushi. on the other end of the scale, i've been meaning to check out kaji sushi on the queensway, but the ol' wallet is begging me not to.
jet, post some before pics!
gokiburi is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 11:18 AM   #4953
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by STEEKER
Never been to Cycle Therapy I heard they don't build bikes but I LOVED that old bike you have hanging on the wall in the shop
You have a good eye. That is a track bike from the 30's according to Mike at Bicycle Specialties. A restoration project for the future.
cavernmech is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 11:28 AM   #4954
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulant
Unless something is really weird it sounds like she turned onto him. Typical driver thing to do "I'm sorry I didn't see him as he was illuminated in my headlights."

LOSER of the night...ME!!!! Rolling up my street not quick at all. when I get to my house I usually roll up onto the sidewalk at the neighbour's driveway a few doors down. Last night is no different......accept for the part where I miss the driveway entirely and nuzzle my front tire against the damned sidewalk sending me ass over tea kettle into his driveway. Couple scrapes no damage, got up laughing, but goes to show ya.....all the skills in the world and still a tool.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 11:29 AM   #4955
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulant
Steeker: Cycle Therapy has new digs now with full bikes, etc. I'm sure Eyefloater could speak about that a little better though!

Also.. is anyone up for maybe a ride and some food tomorrow after work, and then we can head over to Jet Fuel together? Maybe we could ride out to the beach and grab some food out there someplace, just for a non-Kensington change of scenery. I don't know that area too well, but it looks like a good place for a beer and some food on a sunny Friday!
I'm in but I can't get out of the shop till 6. Patio's might be a bit tough to come by if the weather is nice. I used to go to the patio at the Beach Bar all the time...dont know if that is still the name of the joint.
cavernmech is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 12:19 PM   #4956
somnambulant
So I says to Mable I says
 
somnambulant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
Posts: 4,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TJ: hahahaha.. nice. I had "a moment" on my way home yesterday too. I was approaching a small intersection on Harbord that usually doesn't have traffic turning out of.. I had a red-light so I slowed down a little, but didn't expect anyone to be coming.. sure enough a car is speeding up to make the light. I went to do a little skip/skid speed-check to just time myself going through just behind him and my right foot totally disengaged from the pedal. D'oh! Of course, since I was pulling up on that side my foot went up to about level with my top-tube and I looked like a total ******.. not to mention the fact that I didn't quite brake in time and made a really sloppy one-footed turn up the street to avoid the guy. I think it's because I said recently that I'd never had a problem with my eggbeaters giving me "premature release" (heheheh). I jinxed myself!

Oh, and then, about 5 minutes later I'm turning right onto my street.. got a green light.. some peds (just typoed that "pdfs", I need a vacation) start crossing against the light so I speed past them and turn right pretty late.. of course I get a nasty case of pedal strike and wind up running with my bike as I'm pitched forward/sideways. One of those times I'm glad I took the "slightly more standover clearance" route when choosing a frame as the next higher size was a little too close for comfort and would have been nasty in this case where I wound up running with the top tube up by the goods.

cavernmech: yeah, that's what I'm thinking. But I figure if a few of us show up early enough we should be able to secure a table. We can just hold you a spot until you show.

Anyone else in for tomorrow?
somnambulant is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 01:02 PM   #4957
jeremywhitehorn
In Velo Veritas
 
jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
Posts: 3,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
more rides have been ruined by bad weather reports than by bad weather.
jeremywhitehorn is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 01:15 PM   #4958
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just go out and smell the air, look at the maple leaves in the morning. If they are turned over upside down it's going to rain, old native trick...it's true.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 01:29 PM   #4959
jeremywhitehorn
In Velo Veritas
 
jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
Posts: 3,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
Just go out and smell the air, look at the maple leaves in the morning. If they are turned over upside down it's going to rain, old native trick...it's true.
how do you know when they're right side up?
jeremywhitehorn is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 01:30 PM   #4960
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the leafs are different from one side to the other and you can tell the way they curl when they are upside down
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 01:42 PM   #4961
jeremywhitehorn
In Velo Veritas
 
jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
Posts: 3,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
the leafs are different from one side to the other and you can tell the way they curl when they are upside down
hm, lesson learned. i didn't happen to see any maple leaves today, what's the verdict.

has anyone elese used ups for shipping a frame? i just received one where the seller used this carrier. he shipped tuesday (from the US) and it arrived today! he picked up most of the shipping tab so i didn't mind that but i was suprised that a large frame like that arrived so soon. is that normal?
jeremywhitehorn is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:02 PM   #4962
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It took me a while to notice the difference but once you see it.... you'll know.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:04 PM   #4963
somnambulant
So I says to Mable I says
 
somnambulant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
Posts: 4,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PRICE is the difference.
somnambulant is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:07 PM   #4964
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been burned too many times by Brown.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:22 PM   #4965
cavit8
Shiftless bum
 
cavit8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Bikes: Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
Posts: 2,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
Unless something is really weird it sounds like she turned onto him. Typical driver thing to do "I'm sorry I didn't see him as he was illuminated in my headlights."
Certainly sounds like something like that, anyway. The southbound on Lockwood has me puzzled though, given the intersection. It makes me wonder if he was in the crosswalk
Attached Images
File Type: gif intersection.gif (18.1 KB, 6 views)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??
cavit8 is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:24 PM   #4966
somnambulant
So I says to Mable I says
 
somnambulant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
Posts: 4,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
I've been burned too many times by Brown.
You Fell Into A Burning Ring Of Fire? You Went Down, Down, Down And The Flames Went Higher?

After that Beef 'n Kimchi empenada I had at lunch I'm afraid of being burned by brown as well.
somnambulant is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:35 PM   #4967
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beef 'n Kimchi empenada...mmmm the fusion Korean Latino food. You, of course, shall pay.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:37 PM   #4968
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavit8
Certainly sounds like something like that, anyway. The southbound on Lockwood has me puzzled though, given the intersection. It makes me wonder if he was in the crosswalk
Sounds like even more reason to be able to see and avoid him. What's wrong with all these people?
I've been driving for seemingly eons and not even come close.
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:44 PM   #4969
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 8,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gokiburi
jet, post some before pics!
Hrm, well, upon closer inspection, this bike needs more work than I am prepared to put into it. It is comfy to ride and only needs brake levers to be street-worthy (it shifts through all 6 gears fine) but you can see that it is pretty rusty. I think it used to be a SuperCycle but has been repainted at least once, so it is probably a stolen bike. The rust is pretty intense but I guess that some paint could make it look nicer but it will always be a rusty POS underneath. I am going to offer it to a friend and if she doesn't want it, it is open to a good home.

jet sanchEz is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:50 PM   #4970
cavit8
Shiftless bum
 
cavit8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Bikes: Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
Posts: 2,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Jabbering on the cell phone likely or just driving too damn fast. The speed people drive in this city is really annoying.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??
cavit8 is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:53 PM   #4971
somnambulant
So I says to Mable I says
 
somnambulant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
Posts: 4,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavit8
Jabbering on the cell phone likely or just driving too damn fast. The speed people drive in this city is really annoying.
It's annoying as another driver too when you have other cars riding 6" off your bumper. I drive the speed-limit, I'm not a granny, but it happens ALL the time.
somnambulant is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:55 PM   #4972
STEEKER
dam this is fun !
 
STEEKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: on my bike ! in Toronto !!
Bikes: Hurricane Low Racer ! and a Masi
Posts: 1,988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Weather was AWESOME another great ride whilst you were all working spent the day riding all around the core went by Carvern shop three times and yelled and the bike messengers were nice today then buzzed out at cherry beach then bombed the lake trail home
STEEKER is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:56 PM   #4973
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well we are now at 75% of last years kill rate. you got buzzed at cherry beach?
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 02:58 PM   #4974
somnambulant
So I says to Mable I says
 
somnambulant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
Posts: 4,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by STEEKER
Weather was AWESOME another great ride whilst you were all working spent the day riding all around the core went by Carvern shop three times and yelled and the bike messengers were nice today then buzzed out at cherry beach then bombed the lake trail home
You're dead to us.
somnambulant is offline  
Old 05-04-06, 03:00 PM   #4975
jeremywhitehorn
In Velo Veritas
 
jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
Posts: 3,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i don't see any storm; i'm going for a ride.
jeremywhitehorn is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:56 AM.