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    What are you kidding? I'm all about somnambulation since like last fall. You can find me as the tall guy on a grey fixie with a ridiculous 'retro' blue tour de france jersey.

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    Hey all.

    My girlfriend and I are huge fans of our fixed gear project (literally, we're sharing the same bike - it's a bit too big for her and a bit too small for me). I just wanted to toss a greeting out there.

    We're in Kensington Market, btw.

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    I'm down iun Kengstington all the time. What do you think of the new burrito place?

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    New Burrito place in Kensington????!!!

    I love Burrito Boys (Adelaide and Peter) so I am always up for new eats! I will try to make it, but like I said we have plans, so I am not a "for sure"

    If I am there, for those of you who haven't met me, I will be on my blue spicer with the Orange "BIKEOPHILE" decal (hard to miss). I will wear something pink


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    Shiznaz is talking about "Big Fat Burrito" - It's on the east side of Augusta, just south of Bikes on Wheels. That place is always packed - good, cheap food. I like it as well because it's one of those places where you can lock your bike up outside and still have it in sight / within arm's reach.

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    I see a burrito in my future..

    I'm actually off at 1:00 today (Summer hours at the office). Maybe I'll go for lunch!
    Last edited by somnambulant; 08-26-05 at 08:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyefloater
    Hey all.

    My girlfriend and I are huge fans of our fixed gear project (literally, we're sharing the same bike - it's a bit too big for her and a bit too small for me). I just wanted to toss a greeting out there.

    We're in Kensington Market, btw.
    Come out and join us for the CM tonight.

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    Alright dudes. Leaving now, i'll be the guy in the red bianchi sommnabulant (non-fixed).

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    hey ladies,

    work is killing me. it doesn't look like i'll be able to make cm at 630pm. big surprise. maybe i can catch the tail end of it somewhere.. but i know how hard that's going to be. bikeo, can i give you a call and find out where it's at?

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    so i was born in montreal, raised in upstate new york, on the shores of lake ontario.

    i just watched strange brew, and i said, "goddamnit, i'm goin' back to the homeland. (kinda.)"

    montreal would be too intense, i dont speak a lick of french. so, toronto-ho!!!


    just thought i'd add this slightly relevant anectdote.


    will i be in a state of unbearable culture shock?


    is the beer truly stronger?


    i am i forever doomed to be hated for my american upbringing?

    is the beer truly stronger?


    ummm....


    is the beer truly stronger?

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    Bikeo didn't show I think. Great ride guys. I don't even remember who it was I met, sound off guys.

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    Quick question:

    This winter I'd like to learn how to build my own wheelset. I've never done it before, and I don't have any of the right tools. I've read a few articles on the process, but I really haven't sat down with a spoke wrench yet and made things happen.

    Anyone know a place around town that would take the time to teach someone this? Even if it's a mechanics class (that costs money to take) or whatever, I'd be interested in learning.

    - eyefloater

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    hey CM dues.. nice to meet you on the ride Friday evening. Had an alright time, although if it lasted any longer the 1km/h riding would have made me snap I think.

    Do any of you guys get together for regular rides? I'd like to start doing that again, but I haven't in years and years, and always on a mountain bike group ride. Anyone up for doing some relaxed rides, perhaps ending with beers?

    eyefloater: sorry, no idea. Perhaps you could try calling around to a few shops just to see what they say. Even if they don't offer anything themselves, they might be able to point you in the right direction. I like these guys, personally.
    -Milpool

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    Haha. The guy with the stereo told us to slow the pace down when we were up front. I looked at my speedo and it said 9kph :/ Was great fun though - except that dude who got ticketed by the asshat cop.

    eyefloater: all you really need is a spoke wrench and some patience. Building a wheel isn't hard. Well the front is usually easier than the rear. I'd start with a front.

    Et al: I'll be downtown at like 3 on Tuesday. I'm up for a ride then.

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    some of us suckers gotta work until 5:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    except that dude who got ticketed by the asshat cop
    Why'd he get a ticket? I'd like to come out sometime with my Colnago conversion, when is the next meet-up?

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    "obstructing traffic".. he was at the head of the pack, and I was near the end, so I didn't see it go down.

    Meanwhile less than 5 minutes later we all ride right past a large delivery truck blocking the entire curb-lane on Spadina. People were giving the cops ****, but they didn't seem to care. lame.

    Critical Mass is the last Friday of every month.. but I wouldn't mind getting together some other time. Either an evening or a weekend morning. I'm pretty busy all this week though.. My bday is this coming weekend so I've got party throwing work to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    eyefloater: all you really need is a spoke wrench and some patience. Building a wheel isn't hard. Well the front is usually easier than the rear. I'd start with a front.
    ... Alright, I'll build the wheel on my own - you take it out for the first test ride.

    Seriously though, I'm a fan of the people at Urbane as well. I'll drop them a line and see what they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Do any of you guys get together for regular rides? I'd like to start doing that again, but I haven't in years and years, and always on a mountain bike group ride. Anyone up for doing some relaxed rides, perhaps ending with beers?
    Sounds good to me. We can smash through the CM 10km/hr barrier for some real action. I'm free after 6:30 on weekdays.

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    out of curiosity, what sorta gear ratios are you guys running? I'm running 46x16 on both the fixed and free sides of my wheel. According to a calculator I found online that's 76.76 gear inches.
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    Wowza. Back in the day when I started this thread, I had no idea it would take on so well. I'm glad to see that so many of the home town boys and girls are communicating.

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    50:18 + 170mm cranks = 74.3 gear inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Do any of you guys get together for regular rides? I'd like to start doing that again, but I haven't in years and years, and always on a mountain bike group ride. Anyone up for doing some relaxed rides, perhaps ending with beers?
    I'm good for that. So ride tomorrow at 6:30? Meet at St. George subway station (st george entrance)?

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    49:16/17 (80.5"/75.7") and 42:17 (69")

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    I'm good for that. So ride tomorrow at 6:30? Meet at St. George subway station (st george entrance)?
    Like I mentioned earlier, I'm super busy this week so I don't think I can make it out tomorrow. Are you at St. George every Wednesday at 6:30? I just work at Bay/Davenport, so I can easily just grab a quick snack after work and then pop over to meet you.

    I just want to start a bike gang is all..
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