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Old 09-28-05, 09:12 AM   #676
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I just realized that I may very well be in New York this weekend...
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I just noticed your title.. You're fixed and my gosh don't you know it?
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Old 09-28-05, 03:39 PM   #678
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Hey all. Just a quick note to all the Toronto members of Bikeforums. The Cavern Cycles-Sneaky Dees cycling club is hosting a party on Saturday October 1st. There will be refreshments, D.J.'s, fabulous door prizes and Fixed Gear Goldsprint indoor trainer races. The location is 201 Niagara Street. Doors open at 9. Hope to see you all there. K
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I'll come! , so uh, you racing Sunday...? I'm not racing but I'll be a the races, long as i get home in one piece
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Old 09-28-05, 03:55 PM   #679
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What time are y'all heading to the pah-tee on Saturday? I just got invited to a friend's bday party on Saturday night also, so I'm trying to figure out a plan of action.
Er the party starts at 9am or 9pm?

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I just realized that I may very well be in New York this weekend...
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Old 09-28-05, 04:47 PM   #680
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I'll come! , so uh, you racing Sunday...? I'm not racing but I'll be a the races, long as i get home in one piece
201 niagara is a canadian legion hall in case anyone is wondering.. close to the foggy dew pub. pretty easy to spot. hope this helps people looking for it.
i 'd like to go but i've got guests visiting.. let's see if i can drag them out.
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Old 09-28-05, 06:29 PM   #681
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It's that time again: Critical Mass, this Friday. I'll be there if I get off work in time. Anyone else planning on heading out?

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I'd do it if I had a lock for my bike. (Got school during the day).
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On that note, if anyone spots a shop in Toronto get new stock in of the Kryptonite stubby Evolution 2000 lock, please let me know. I've been trying to track down a new lock for ages.

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On that note, if anyone spots a shop in Toronto get new stock in of the Kryptonite stubby Evolution 2000 lock, please let me know. I've been trying to track down a new lock for ages.

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I picked one up a few weeks ago at Cyclepath on Bloor, West of Dufferin.
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Old 09-29-05, 10:26 AM   #685
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On that note, if anyone spots a shop in Toronto get new stock in of the Kryptonite stubby Evolution 2000 lock, please let me know. I've been trying to track down a new lock for ages.

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i've been looking for one since march! a bunch of stores suggest putting your name on a waiting list which might improve your chances, but it's hardly a guarantee. i think it's more a matter of timing. i've randomly gone into stores and have been told that they had a shipment in a week ago and sold out, or that they will be getting a bunch in in a week.. for what it matters, i was shopping for groceries in kensington last week, stopped by bikes on wheels and they said they'd be getting "more" locks in this week. -e
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I'd do it if I had a lock for my bike. (Got school during the day).
operator, you can leave your bike at my work (wellington/portland) which is what i'll be doing if i make it down. the only drawback is you can't drink later than me. heh..
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I'm actually waiting for one of these.



I'll call and see if Caverns got them tomorrow morning, if yes then expect me at CM.
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Old 09-29-05, 06:14 PM   #688
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I'm actually waiting for one of these.



I'll call and see if Caverns got them tomorrow morning, if yes then expect me at CM.
Too effing heavy for me. If I know I'm going to be locking my bike up for any extended amount of time, I just ride "White Sputter" (****e bikes unite!). Otherwise, I'm all for short u-locks and keeping eye out the window of whatever building I'm in for the moment.

Of course, my u-lock's going to give before that juggernought of a chain ... so *hi5* for showing your bike the love it deserves.

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Too effing heavy for me. If I know I'm going to be locking my bike up for any extended amount of time, I just ride "White Sputter" (****e bikes unite!). Otherwise, I'm all for short u-locks and keeping eye out the window of whatever building I'm in for the moment.

Of course, my u-lock's going to give before that juggernought of a chain ... so *hi5* for showing your bike the love it deserves.

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actually.. you'll be amazed how well the weight is distributed when you wear it around your waist. it's also pretty good as a visual deterrent. pair it up with a mini-u around the rear wheel and chances are the thief will go for easier pickings.
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Old 09-29-05, 09:50 PM   #690
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Like I said, if I get off work in time I'll be there.

Keep an eye out for this garbage pile on wheels:


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Old 09-30-05, 07:10 AM   #691
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Like I said, if I get off work in time I'll be there.

Keep an eye out for this garbage pile on wheels:


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That thing is pretty *****in'. I like it.
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Old 09-30-05, 07:10 AM   #692
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Man, It won't even let me write B!tch??? WTF?
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Old 09-30-05, 09:59 AM   #693
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Like I said, if I get off work in time I'll be there.

Keep an eye out for this garbage pile on wheels:


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garbage? i don't see no steenkin garbage.. just a pretty sweet bike. i dig the cream colour.. is there a story behind it?
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Arggh couldn't make it today. Maybe next month.
FYI my friend told me he got back from St. Catharines CM ride tonight and there were 4 people... haha!
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Arggh couldn't make it today. Maybe next month.
FYI my friend told me he got back from St. Catharines CM ride tonight and there were 4 people... haha!
well, they probably weren't hassled by cops! i didn't make it out to the toronto CM either.. still working.
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Hey all,

Couldn't make it out tonight - I was at the studio until 9:30.

Thanks for all the kind words regarding my bike. The story behind it is basically just that I traded in a lot of old components, etc. I had sitting around to a guy in Kensington Market that does bike recycling (Mike, not George). That got me a decent amount of credit, which I used after digging through his piles of parts on a few occasions. I stripped the frame, repainted it "Recreational White" and then traced the lugs with a red enamel. Most of the parts are no-name, but the pedal setup is high-end Suntour ($10, found in a bin at the bike shop I'm pseudo working at). I pieced the chain together myself using a few links at a time (Mike buys his chain in bulk, but someone working on a jewelery project had sweet-talked him into letting them take a bit of it apart - they went ... overboard). The bars are just a set of cruiser bike bars that I thought would work well flipped over - they do. The saddle has been owned by at least 2 other people before me (it just keeps getting passed around) and is held together in the back by some artfully wrapped duct tape. Pedaling cadence on this bike is an exercise in humility and comedy. I think the gearing's something like 46/20 ... so I'm the guy pedaling down Queen or Dundas east at 120rpm everyday.

Aaanyway, some drunk neighbour just showed up at my door asking for an icecube (yes, AN icecube) so I think I've got some other issues to attend to now.

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Ps. This bike's a beater through and through, but a lot of love when into it - sh!te bikes unite!
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Old 10-01-05, 01:37 PM   #697
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i like it too man,

is that a coaster hub?
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Old 10-01-05, 04:32 PM   #698
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yep.
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yep.
eyefloat, nice job on the beater. it's quite the effort you put into that thing. i see a red track drop out peeping out from the left side of the pic wanted attention.....................?

in other news, i was rushing to meet some buddies, speeding west on queen, crossed the streetcar tracks to pass a guy on a bmx, caught a rut when merging back into the lane, flew over the bars. got a scrape on the temple, twisted my wrist, and the worst thing: somehow managed to twist my stem/bar to the left..i'm worried about busting the quill even though it feels relatively tight. that should be the least of my problems because i can barely lift anything with my right hand.. so much for riding anytime soon even if i do get the bike fixed. i'm coming over on monday keith!!!

hey, i'm steps from the cavern/sneaky dees place at niagara/king.. anyone coming out?
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I had to work tonight :|
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