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Old 06-14-06, 11:14 AM   #8201
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Totally off topic. I am looking to free up some space in the basement and have a bunch of old beater frames, wheels, parts etc. Most of this stuff is of the true "beater" variety but if you know anyone trying to get a basic ride together I am sure there are some usable/servicable parts to help em out. Most of the stuff is free for the taking. P.M. me if you need anything.
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Old 06-14-06, 11:32 AM   #8202
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Don't put me in the fast group....I am old and slow
yaaaaaaaaaaa right sure you are , man I have heard about you in fact we talked about you at the X last night you would just wait for a couple of laps then drop us one by one.. P.S. bike parts could I look to see what ya got?
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Old 06-14-06, 11:33 AM   #8203
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Since when is free stuff off from any topic? And since when did we ever have a topic here? So how about those Beluga whales?
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Old 06-14-06, 11:38 AM   #8204
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I was thinking just for track ... it's a long-term goal but something worth considering.
What size bike do you need? Sashae just put a 53 cm Nagasawa on ebay.
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Free rhymes with ME ME ME....errr can I bring my rusty parts and frames to put in your basement for others to take?

uh huh, yer real slow K, okay so not as fast as you used to be, but that's faster than some people ever go! Hell I'm half what I used to be at best and I still laughed my way through some rides recently, after a 9 month+ break from riding.

I know what you mean though, if there is anything sadder than slow it's slow that was once fast
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Since when is free stuff off from any topic? And since when did we ever have a topic here? So how about those Beluga whales?
the Beluga Whale is fine and that's why I don't wear Spandex
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Old 06-14-06, 12:03 PM   #8208
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42x15 FTW! I still spin like a weaver trying to keep up with some of you guys.

Thats like 2.8:1 ratio.

Some of you's are running well over 3:1
i don't know how you guys can even start from a stop.

These gear inches.. they don't make any sense to me.

42x16 is like 2.65:1 ratio. Nice and easy.

A 17tooth cog is going to be hard to find unless you buy nice nice things. eg... EA import, Phils, Surly.

Durace don't make a 17
Miche makes their splined cog in big sizes. not expensive either.
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Old 06-14-06, 12:13 PM   #8209
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Don't put me in the fast group....I am old and slow
Slow.... like the speed of light is relative to one's position in space. Being miles in front of Keith would make him slow. As most of us are miles behind Keith, his statement is one of self-deprecation. Nice try racer guy.
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Old 06-14-06, 12:15 PM   #8210
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I can hold up to 40kph. Then it gets iffy. Short interval up to 52 but that's my hard limit. That page is getting h4x0red in a minute.

New and improved cadence calculator it is: http://ca.geocities.com/socheung@rogers.com/ftw.htm
yup yup yup! i knew someone could do it. thanks op - that is now bookmarked.
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Old 06-14-06, 12:23 PM   #8211
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FTW? Free the Women? Feed the Whales? Fiber to Waterloo?
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Old 06-14-06, 12:44 PM   #8212
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that one is super fast and I am told by bent riders that low ones are easy on hills once you get your bent legs,, you never come out on rides and that makes me the oldest one there
I could make all sorts of excuses for not coming out and riding but you would only mock me Sir McGregor, and fairly at that. I should make a point of coming out. The wife is going to be out of town this week-end so the Alley Cat is off limits...I'll be with the kiddies.*edit* What time does the race start? Being on a MTB..... ex laps( a la roadies ) sound like a drag, unless I really feel the need to scrape the back of the bunch, though I might be incline to come out and try someone's fixie if using flats/straps. I gotta get on and give it a go, but not in traffic. I like the way I've developed my traffic carving mojo and don't want to mess with it by adding an extra dimension of danger to it.

Don't let me off the hook.
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Old 06-14-06, 12:50 PM   #8213
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Free rhymes with ME ME ME....errr can I bring my rusty parts and frames to put in your basement for others to take?
Do we need a swap meet? I have a bin or so off stuff I could offload.

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I know what you mean though, if there is anything sadder than slow it's slow that was once fast
I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.
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Old 06-14-06, 12:52 PM   #8214
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I could make all sorts of excuses for not coming out and riding but you would only mock me Sir McGregor, and fairly at that. I should make a point of coming out. The wife is going to be out of town this week-end so the Alley Cat is off limits...I'll be with the kiddies.*edit* What time does the race start? Being on a MTB..... ex laps( a la roadies ) sound like a drag, unless I really feel the need to scrape the back of the bunch, though I might be incline to come out and try someone's fixie if using flats/straps. I gotta get on and give it a go, but not in traffic. I like the way I've developed my traffic carving mojo and don't want to mess with it by adding an extra dimension of danger to it.

Don't let me off the hook.
Mock you not me dude I am the slowest in the group , MTB I thought you had a Fixie if not Cavernmech could put one together from the beater parts
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Old 06-14-06, 12:57 PM   #8215
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okies I am soon heading over to Cavern bike shop to spend money,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, any rides tonight????
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With these old Skater knees....fixie on the street is not for me, ss for sure. Track....bring it, there is no deceleration trauma on the knees short of crashing. That's why I wanna build with a fixed/ss flip flop
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Old 06-14-06, 01:00 PM   #8217
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Do we need a swap meet? I have a bin or so off stuff I could offload.



I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.
i really, really like the idea of a swap meet. we all have overflowing parts bins i'm sure. actually the wife does something similar with friends and vintage clothes. everyone brings stuff they don't want / doesn't fit, you take what you want from the pile (or up to the amount you put in) and the rest goes to charity. we could skip the charity part but i want to feel good about myself.
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alright, let's get serious about this custom jersey thing. i want to put together a list of those of us who want to commit (like wes did for the velodrome visit) to spending the money on a jersey so we can get a definate numbers to determine price. reply if you are in, I'll edit the list as nessesary.

1. JW
2. Ill Mitch
3. 32 Flavours (elfin size)
4. cavernmech (x2?)
5. Somnambulant
6. ronin2046
7. Offhoff
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9. Steeker

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Old 06-14-06, 01:05 PM   #8219
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How bout' you Illmitch, I hear you're a rocket....you running a 46-16?
I'm running 42-14, so that's 78.8 gear inches, can almost get up to 45km/h before I start spinning out.
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I can't commit until I get my bike back from repair (unfortunately).
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I'm in for a long-sleeved one. Hopefully I have some takers if I have to get rid of it due to tiny person - big jersey issues.
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I need a cell phone carry case for my messenger bag strap how much from where?? and I am in for a shirt but let me know how much first
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As for jerseys.... what are we signing up for? Woolies? or a general want a jersey list?
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You can get universals at places like home depot http://tinyurl.com/s2brt or even cheaper at a place like Princess Auto
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FTW? Free the Women? Feed the Whales? Fiber to Waterloo?
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