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Old 05-05-06, 10:11 AM   #5051
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UPS is awful for shipping bikes. We've made numerous complaints about their lack of care w/ bike shipments. Axles poking through, holes punched/torn in boxes is actually common with them. Avoid them at all costs if possible.

So umm ... I'm a total dork. I finished up the bike this morning and took it for a quick spin around the neighbourhood before I started work. It's lovely. At some point today I need to track down a dual pivot front brake that I can slap on, but then I'll be out and about tonight after 7pm if anything's going on. The temporary saddle is an old San Marco Rolls (yellow) that will likely get replaced by a ridiculously expensive Brooks Swift (honey/brown/black? dunno).

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Awesome! Can't wait to see it. You've got my cell number I think, so give me a ring if you want to hook up. I think I might drop by the shop and say 'hi' anyway. Do have my brake lever, ya bastard?
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Old 05-05-06, 10:17 AM   #5052
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Public opinion poll time ...

Master links: convenience feature or safety hazard (on fg bikes)?
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Old 05-05-06, 10:20 AM   #5053
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Doesn't customs open your package? Why would UPS open something?
i agree.. it's totally up to customs if they open up a package or not. i've been burned and i've got away with stuff too. i think they're more prone to open large packages too. what sucks is that it's up to whomever is checking the package to put a value on it. oooh look! carbon! must be expensive. $$$$.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:23 AM   #5054
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[QUOTE=jeremywhitehorn](original 80's bridgestone, 67cm c-t-c) QUOTE]
67? what choo gonna do...strap the saddle right to the bike and do away with the seatpost?
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Old 05-05-06, 10:24 AM   #5055
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tip: UPS uses customs brokers which charge a large handling fee.
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I traded your brake lever for crack. Sorry. *resumes freebasing*
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Old 05-05-06, 10:28 AM   #5057
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I love the skidstrong setup on their site with the lime green rims and those On-One Mary bars. Looks like it would be a really fun city ride. http://www.gaansari.com/skidstrong/what.htm
yeah, i like that set up too. those mary bars are the **it. i'd love to get a pair for the new pink bike. not sure what's going to come of that brand though. i heard gaansari is closing its doors and gary is going to work for ritchey.

i'm too excited about this build; i'm taking the afternoon off to finish it.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:28 AM   #5058
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Public opinion poll time ...

Master links: convenience feature or safety hazard (on fg bikes)?
As long as it is a 3 piece master link that is o.k. I had some guy come in the shop with a shredded rear wheel.....he used a sram 3/32 chain on his fixie with the sram powerlink. The first time he gave a hard back-pedal the crap came right off and wound itself between cog and spokes. Not pretty.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:32 AM   #5059
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Master links: convenience feature or safety hazard (on fg bikes)?
i've used them with no problems, but i cavernmech is right, use the kind that have to be installed with a chain tool, not the bmx masterlink style you can take off with pliers.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:39 AM   #5060
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Master links: convenience feature or safety hazard (on fg bikes)?
I've got the sram removable link on all 5 of my bikes, including my 2 fixies, and one SS mtb. Never had a problem with any of them, and I love being able to pull the chain off quickly to clean it.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:39 AM   #5061
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There's also an unofficial TBN ride at 6:30. We could hit that up for any arbritrary amount of time.

Edit: Says it's going to rain tonight wtf.
Edit edit: Check this out http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/157775356.html
Edit edit edit: Do I need to bring my krypto chain?

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Old 05-05-06, 10:41 AM   #5062
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67? what choo gonna do...strap the saddle right to the bike and do away with the seatpost?
did i say 80' bridgestone? i meant olde-tymey highwheeler. i'm waxing my handlebar moustache as we speak, and doing squat thrusts in preparation for riding my velocipede (it came with new fangled nuematic9sp) tires).

yeah it's a 67, like i said i'm long-legged; there's still a good 6-7" or seatpost showing.
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Old 05-05-06, 11:16 AM   #5063
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Cycle Solutions still has that blue Pinareelo frame amd I saw a nice used Bionchi up there yesterday( wrong spelling)
How much did you say that frame was?
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Old 05-05-06, 11:28 AM   #5064
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250$ for it frame , fork and BB very sweet
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Old 05-05-06, 11:29 AM   #5065
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for the pina?
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hmmm... I just called them and they said $320 for the frame, fork, bb, headset, brakes, stem and bars. I wonder if they do trade-ins?
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Old 05-05-06, 11:33 AM   #5067
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offer to pay cash / and they do trade ins
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Old 05-05-06, 11:48 AM   #5068
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yuppers for the Pina
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your size? no damage? jump on it..... don't even think about it.
Trade you're Mom, before Mothers' Day.
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Old 05-05-06, 11:53 AM   #5070
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I was going to buy it before but I bought the present Pinarello but I still need a fixie
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[QUOTE=STEEKER]I was going to buy it before but I bought the present Pinarello but I still need a fixie ,, the Bianchi was really sweet I almost bought that one to get it fixed but one of the wrenchers gave me the brush off so I just left
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There's also an unofficial TBN ride at 6:30. We could hit that up for any arbritrary amount of time.
That might be cool. So the meeting spot is around here, right? -> http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en...,+toronto&om=1

edit: only a 30% chance of showers. Nothing we can't duck into a cafe/pub to avoid. http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/p..._metric_e.html
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Gar, looks like I'm stuck studying for tonight. Hope you guys have fun at Jet Fuel.
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Must be an important exam, friday studing....
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Must be an important exam, friday studing....
uhuhuhuh.. you said "studing"
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