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Old 05-13-06, 05:50 AM   #5776
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dude.. that bike is like soooo x-treme!
Jesus man. I'll see you down yonge st. And I thought my 60km a day commute was hardcore
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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.
BIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiias.
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man I did'nt think I would be sooooo tired from riding fixed it feels like I did a century
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all that non-stop-edness
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Old 05-13-06, 08:12 AM   #5781
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all that non-stop-edness
plus all that green stuff from the tree's comming out my nose landing all over the tips of my toes
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While I will admit being somewhat biased, I have had my own bad experiences with Dukes. Without getting into the details of the bad service I recieved..and I had been a regular customer in there for a long time...it was Gary's comment of "if you don't like it open up your own bike shop!" that galled me the most. So I did. I have no problem with other shop's and I will refer people to ones that I like. I do have a problem with stuck up salespeople and outright rip-off's. Ever wonder why Pedlar went out of business? See above statement.
By the way...I have heard thru the grapevine that Gary is trying to sell the shop. Any bidder's?
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cavernmech, you buying Dukes ??
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jesus this thread is running away, I don't logon often enough to keep up anymore...

on the topic of Dukes; there is a cute girl that works in the service department in the back (cute in a punk sort of way). Anyways... whenever I go there I'm usually looking for her to deal with.. HA.

I seek out my own good service rather than wait for it... I only get an hour for lunch and it's a 20 minute walk from my work so I'm usually in a bit of a hurry, if there is something I need from dukes that I can't get from a closer shop.
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Ever wonder why Pedlar went out of business?
On Avenue Rd. and Davenport? I thought it was still open. I got my first quality road bike there when they were on the south side of the street. Man, I'm reliving a moment right now. I remember doing rides up to King City after school in our Euro kits in grade 9 on that bike. Funny, I've probably only been back there twice since they moved, if in fact this is the place you're talking about, so your point's well taken.

edit: Make that east side of the street.

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cavernmech, you buying Dukes ??
Yeah....when either Shiz hooks me up with a "transfer" into my bank account or I win the lottery...whichever comes first.
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Operator: 4:00 is a bit late for me for a Sunday Contact/ride. I've got my parents coming over for dinner and yours truly is cooking. I was thinking around 1:30. If not I'm sure I'll head out next weekend too. So much to see.
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mmmmmmmm coffee / I have no idea what to do today
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hmmm... so me and emma picked up her frame yesterday and I swapped over all the parts save a few minor problems. Those problems are that the recessed brake bolt is a tiny bit too wide for the recessed brake bolt hole in the fork. The brake bolt for the rear bridge fits fine and both bolts are the same size. Should I be looking for a smaller brake bolt, or should I file out the hole in the fork a smidge? The other problem is the seatpost is a little too narrow so I'll either have to shim it or get a bigger post. The last problem (not really a problem) is that I don't have a wrench to loosen the crank bolts on my campy cranks because they would be so much sweeter on the pinarello. pics are forthcoming.
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hmmm... so me and emma picked up her frame yesterday and I swapped over all the parts save a few minor problems. Those problems are that the recessed brake bolt is a tiny bit too wide for the recessed brake bolt hole in the fork. The brake bolt for the rear bridge fits fine and both bolts are the same size. Should I be looking for a smaller brake bolt, or should I file out the hole in the fork a smidge? The other problem is the seatpost is a little too narrow so I'll either have to shim it or get a bigger post. The last problem (not really a problem) is that I don't have a wrench to loosen the crank bolts on my campy cranks because they would be so much sweeter on the pinarello. pics are forthcoming.
yayyyy got the bike awesome man . don't file out the hole
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what kind of a bike uses 2 different size brake bolts though? its insane.
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mine is the same
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what did you do?
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yelled and swore , the shop wrencher used a smaller bolt
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I see... so I'm filing away this nut in earnest?
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Shiznaz are you going to get her the blue rims to match the frame ?
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uhhh... no. She already had her birthday.
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uhhh... no. She already had her birthday.
well then she can buy them or are you getting a Bianchi for your Bday
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Operator: 4:00 is a bit late for me for a Sunday Contact/ride. I've got my parents coming over for dinner and yours truly is cooking. I was thinking around 1:30. If not I'm sure I'll head out next weekend too. So much to see.
Oook 1:30, anyone else?

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