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Old 05-12-06, 02:45 PM   #5751
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Ok, you're going to this one right
Also the specific meetpoint is the Finch parking lot just north and west of Finch/Yonge?
Yes and yes. AFAIK the meetup is right by the park & ride drop off, on the East side of the parking lot. Just look for the group of cyclists.
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Old 05-12-06, 02:46 PM   #5752
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Is anything like those bicycle film festivals in S.F. and N.Y. happening in Toronto?
Not that I know of, unfortunately.
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Old 05-12-06, 02:46 PM   #5753
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I'm an accountant at the Nigerian Bank, if he gives me a deposit, I'll loan him those 50 dollars.
LOL. That's jokes man. *nudges operator*
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Old 05-12-06, 02:53 PM   #5754
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Yes and yes. AFAIK the meetup is right by the park & ride drop off, on the East side of the parking lot. Just look for the group of cyclists.
Man lots of groups use that as a start point. There was that edwards gardens start point for a TBN ride once and there were like 5 groups all starting from there.

And the person I asked before said "go there and look for the cyclists".


That's jokes ^^ lol.
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Man lots of groups use that as a start point. There was that edwards gardens start point for a TBN ride once and there were like 5 groups all starting from there.

And the person I asked before said "go there and look for the cyclists".


That's jokes ^^ lol.
OK. Well, look for the group of catty gay guys then. I assume that will set the right group apart from any other potential groups.
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tip: whining isn't going to win you anything
naw not whinning dude stating a fact I just did'nt type it out properly , but it was an awesome ride around the core today Kensington Market was packed so was Bloor lot's of fixies ,edit the messengers were nice today
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Old 05-12-06, 03:05 PM   #5757
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Now *****ing and moaning? that $hit will get ya places. I broke 2 vertebrae in my back 3 years ago....it almost always bugs me to this day.... but I keep riding, I just don't know any better.
I hear ya , it feels like someone stabed me in the spine with a few forks and left them there
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Old 05-12-06, 03:05 PM   #5758
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alright! friday afterschool.... and i'm on BF... oh ****.
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OK. Well, look for the group of catty gay guys then. I assume that will set the right group apart from any other potential groups.
FFffffffffriends for lifeeeeee!!!

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so how good are the KHS track bikes?
if you could score one of the older khs framesets that came with sugino 165s that'd be nice. but the price might be jacked up knowing that.
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Old 05-12-06, 03:32 PM   #5761
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if you could score one of the older khs framesets that came with sugino 165s that'd be nice. but the price might be jacked up knowing that.
Cavernmech said he might carry KHS track bike in the future
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So uh are you going to go on a ride with us tomorrow?
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I can't believe I haven't been to a single Contact show. I suck. If anyone wants a gallery accomplice, let me know.
A combo light ride/gallery crawl would be good. I've got to straighten out my commitments for this weekend but Sunday afternoon looks pretty open. If not, it's still on till the end of the month. Let me know. Operator sounds like he needs to drink up some photo culture. We could treat it like a public service.
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Old 05-12-06, 06:39 PM   #5764
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Cavernmech do you have these bars in the shop??(TRK-BAR-NITTO01-2)

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Old 05-12-06, 07:18 PM   #5765
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A combo light ride/gallery crawl would be good. I've got to straighten out my commitments for this weekend but Sunday afternoon looks pretty open. If not, it's still on till the end of the month. Let me know. Operator sounds like he needs to drink up some photo culture. We could treat it like a public service.
If by sunday afternoon you mean, 4pm and onwards, i'm up for it. For the record I used to do astrophotography with a 35mm full manual pentax SLR.
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Old 05-12-06, 09:34 PM   #5766
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Good riddance - GM canceled the Hummer H1: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/..._ge/goodbye_h1
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Old 05-12-06, 10:51 PM   #5767
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Hell yes, but what is with the chain sag? It's a photo shoot for Christ sake, can't we make it look presentable?

I like carbon, so *thumbs nose*

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Old 05-12-06, 11:42 PM   #5768
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God awful decals though.
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Old 05-13-06, 01:06 AM   #5769
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i didn't see it on the site but your link says for '07. Could Schwinn be a day late and a dollar short on this trend?
Found a bunch of references to the model going all the way back to the 80's
i wish bike companies would make more basic models aimed at the realistic needs of the urban rider, e.g., with eyelets/bosses for racks/water bottles/brakes; it is a shame it seems like schwinn/raleigh are aiming for the trend, rather than (stylish) practicality. i sigh as i see all those bikes (and the people who buy them) with full-suspension, disc brakes, 27 gears, etc., that are extraneous details for most people (as well as often low-quality).

a good friend here, who is very involved in the local cycling scene, will be opening his own repair shop told me that he will advertise/target niche high-end bikes (because of the profit margin vs. work), but would *much* rather be able to survive working on 'mamachari' bikes (the 'basket bikes' ubiquitous in japan), because he sees them as "a peoples bike", except that it would require a significant amount more work (as well, people often see their mamacharis as disposable, given the cheap prices...~$100-200...and, thus, do not worry much about repairs).

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not much to say about dukes but i had good service from the shifty guy.
admittedly, while i have heard a lot of crap about duke's, i have had good service myself. my road bike is from there, as well as a few pairs of SPDs. when one of my brake/shifter levers on my road bike went wonky shortly after i bought it, they just took another from another bike to put it on instead of waiting for shimano to warranty it; as well, when a strap on a pair of SPDs cracked after only a few months of use, they took them back and credited the full amount to another pair of shoes. i tend to find service at duke's is better if you already have an idea of what you want, rather than going in without research already done...not saying that is good, just that i have had decent service.

aside from the other good shops, e.g., urbane/cavern/biseagal/etc., of the 'bigger' (higher-end?) shops, i have had good service at 'wheels of bloor' and 'chain reaction', too. 'sporting life' is sucky.
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Well with the exception of you Steeker everyone here's already met everyone at least once so...
i have only met gokiburi and samhouston, but i am halfway around the world, so *i* have an excuse. i guess i also met cavernmech, but that was before i heard of him on BF. maybe i met some others, but not knowingly...
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I have asked this week last week and the week before and I asked on the yahoo fixed group too but that one was a month ago
i will ride with you...in 1.5-2 yrs...when i return home.
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Well, I'm off to meet up at the Friends for Life start point, I guess I'll see whosever there.
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Hell yes, but what is with the chain sag? It's a photo shoot for Christ sake, can't we make it look presentable?

I like carbon, so *thumbs nose*
dude.. that bike is like soooo x-treme!
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Re: Dukes, I've gone in there twice. Both times not a single person even asked me if they could help me anything, let alone come over and say hello (shop was dead both times). **** that place.
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