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Old 06-02-06, 06:09 PM   #7101
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1-speed bicycle played an amazing show in Toronto a few years back right after a mogwai show had ended. Mogwai came and got really drunk and started harrassing everyone it was really really funny.

The best offshoot from godspeed remains A Silver Mt. Zion though, all of their albums are masterpieces but their first is possibly the most depressing piece of music eva. I love it.

Just switched over to using mountain bike grips and tape, must say its a much nicer experience when riding up close to the stem, a bit of a pain in the arse to get them on though.
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Old 06-02-06, 08:46 PM   #7102
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Cavernmech I came across a picture in the forums of a idea I could do with my bike I would like to send you the pic to see if you have the parts, thanks
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Old 06-02-06, 09:15 PM   #7103
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Yo yo yo homies. Goki will you sale me your nishiki?
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Old 06-02-06, 09:18 PM   #7104
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dp.

So having rode teh fixed I now realize that

1) My position is way too high on my road bike i.e i'm not horizontal enough, need negative drop stem
2) **** gears
3) Aer0bars FTW
4) My frame maybe 1-2cm too big?
5) Brakes FTL

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Old 06-02-06, 10:27 PM   #7105
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dp.

So having rode teh fixed I now realize that

1) My position is way too high on my road bike i.e i'm not horizontal enough, need negative drop stem
2) **** gears
3) Aer0bars FTW
4) My frame maybe 1-2cm too big?
5) Brakes FTL
So, you're gonna commute fixie style from now on? Sweeeet...
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Old 06-02-06, 10:44 PM   #7106
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Yeah, and who was that I met on King st. You said you didn't post on the forums but are you just lurking?
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Yeah, and who was that I met on King st. You said you didn't post on the forums but are you just lurking?

Are you referring to me? Cuz I wasn't on King St.
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Old 06-03-06, 12:12 AM   #7108
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hey STEEKER, perhaps one of these might help with your saddle pain?
http://www.spongywonder.com/

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Old 06-03-06, 05:19 AM   #7109
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dp.

So having rode teh fixed I now realize that

1) My position is way too high on my road bike i.e i'm not horizontal enough, need negative drop stem
2) **** gears
3) Aer0bars FTW
4) My frame maybe 1-2cm too big?
5) Brakes FTL
All right good to hear, note a couple of things.
1. Have fun
2. Try not to kill yourself (very important, easy to do at first)
3. Hope you get hooked riding fixed
4. Hope your road bike gets better but not soon!
Cheers
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Old 06-03-06, 07:20 AM   #7110
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All right good to hear, note a couple of things.
1. Have fun
2. Try not to kill yourself (very important, easy to do at first)
3. Hope you get hooked riding fixed
4. Hope your road bike gets better but not soon!
Cheers
5. Don't stop pedalling!
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Old 06-03-06, 07:55 AM   #7111
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Go to Sweet Pete's Cyclepath up on Bloor...just west of Dufferin. Ask to talk to Randall (manager) or Pete (owner) Tell them you are a friend of Keith at the Cavern. They will hook you up.
Thanks to cavernmech, I did what he suggested above and this is what my wife ended up with:



She's happy w/ it cuz it's lighter and it's an "adult's" bike (compared to the 24" wheeled kiddie bike from Toys R Us) and I'm happy cuz of the great deal Randall gave us. So the question to cavernmech is, what brand of beer do you want me to drop by your shop with?
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Old 06-03-06, 08:01 AM   #7112
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So the question to cavernmech is, what brand of beer do you want me to drop by your shop with?
I'm going to guess Mill St. Stock Ale.

edit: changed my mind. Thought it was the tankhouse at first, but now that I think about it, I think it's the stock ale.
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Old 06-03-06, 08:05 AM   #7113
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I'm going to guess Mill St. Stock Ale.

edit: changed my mind. Thought it was the tankhouse at first, but now that I think about it, I think it's the stock ale.

Mill St organic in the teenyweeny bottles! Even a lightweight drinker like me can polish off a sixer
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Old 06-03-06, 08:13 AM   #7114
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Thanks to cavernmech, I did what he suggested above and this is what my wife ended up with:



She's happy w/ it cuz it's lighter and it's an "adult's" bike (compared to the 24" wheeled kiddie bike from Toys R Us) and I'm happy cuz of the great deal Randall gave us. So the question to cavernmech is, what brand of beer do you want me to drop by your shop with?
Anything except P.B.R..lol. I will admit to being a Scotch snob but most beer is A.O.K. with me. Grab a few of yer favorites and we can both enjoy em. But yes....Mill Street Stock Ale is yummy.
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Old 06-03-06, 08:16 AM   #7115
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Mill St organic in the teenyweeny bottles! Even a lightweight drinker like me can polish off a sixer
I mish owr drinkin times buddy. Lightweight? You? Never! Or do you tend to get all stumbly after 3 beers? Memory is kinda fuzzy.
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If anyone (read beer donators) are thinking of dropping by I am gone to the O-Cup Mtn. bike race today at 3. I got a really nasty charlie horse crashing on Thursday but am gonna try and suck it up and race even tho I have a hard time walking up stairs at the moment. All who are doing the Ride for Heart tomorrow....have a blast and watch out for those rookie/newbies out there....including Operator.
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Old 06-03-06, 08:52 AM   #7117
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Originally created by Somna,

"Saturday June 3
Bikes and Film
8 to 11 p.m. @ Yasi’s Place (299 Wallace Ave.)
Come and watch bike themed films! Free popcorn provided. Featuring short films by Toronto artists. yasisplace@yahooo.ca, 416-536-9888"

See! Your efforts weren't all for not. I'll be dt most of the day then head over after grabbing dinner somewhere. That reminds me, New Generation has been open since Mother's Day. We were there last week and the food was as good as always. Decor is brighter.

If you're in the Annex check out the photo exhibit at Curbside, on until June 8.
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Old 06-03-06, 08:58 AM   #7118
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Anything except P.B.R..lol. I will admit to being a Scotch snob but most beer is A.O.K. with me. Grab a few of yer favorites and we can both enjoy em. But yes....Mill Street Stock Ale is yummy.
Cool, you gonna be at the shop Tuesday?
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Nice rain. I'm not going anywhere until this is gone. Let's hope it doesn't rain for tomorrow.
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See! Your efforts weren't all for not.
Actually, I unfortunately can't make this one. I totally forgot until this week that a friend is having a party tonight (both to celebrate her own birthday as well as the fact that she got knocked up recently ).

Is anyone sneaking in to the Ride For Heart tomorrow? I'm considering doing it now since I didn't do my ride today on account of about 5 different things.
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If they stop you go: me is TBN volunteer, grab a radio at the TBN tent and go OPERATOR WHERE ARE J00. BLaze FTW! <- key phrase

PS When you planning on showing up?
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Old 06-03-06, 11:26 AM   #7122
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thanks Lillmich but those seats scare the sh*t out of me ,, Operater your afraid to ride in the rain
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Old 06-03-06, 11:30 AM   #7123
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Is anyone sneaking in to the Ride For Heart tomorrow? I'm considering doing it now since I didn't do my ride today on account of about 5 different things.
I'm going to, for a bit at least. I like to blast south down DVP dodging stupid, random lane changing, fat old guys riding their litespeeds for the first time since the last ride for heart. I saw a couple of crashes last year, always funny.
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Old 06-03-06, 11:32 AM   #7124
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do carry handle bars in the shop ??
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No one wants to meet up for ride for heat tomorrow ? :/
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