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Old 06-16-06, 02:34 PM   #8476
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Well we saw plenty of shady guys outside of igors, one even brining in a stolen bike last night. And others taking the parts off of already-there bikes.

Shady indeed.
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However, if society collapses around our ears. I'll lay down even money he'll be the only one for miles with running water and electricity. He does have that 'behind-the-curtain' get it done gene, that us lazy north american SOB's simply don;t have.
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Yeah, the only bike-guy more surly than Igor is John up at High Park Cycle. If his bikes weren't so hot (the good kind of hot) he would have been out of business years ago just on priciple; he is rude to every person who walks in his shop.

Igor had a nice guy named Rick working for him years ago and he was good to talk to about bikes, I wonder what happened to that guy?
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Igor made him an offer he couldn't refuse?
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Remember guys who are racing. If in the final sprint someone puts the lean on ya...lean back. You have two balance points the bike vs the ground and you vs the bike. Have fun and go kick butt. I hope the timing works out so I can grab a couple shots before you guys start off.
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Igor made him an offer he couldn't refuse?
Are you saying Igor had his dogs eat Rick?
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Ahhh Igor. The epitome of capitalism. He operates (barely) within the law, altho from what the cops tell me he is not even supposed to buy used bikes anymore. My buddy who lives in that hood has retrieved his stolen Chariot kids trailer from him 3! times. I had a customer in here who was flummoxed as to why her Kryptonite lock only came with 2 keys. Why? Because she bought it from Igor and I am sure he held on to a few keys for "safekeeping" He used to be a cop in Eastern Europe many years ago. I wonder why he isn't a cop anymore? cough *bribes* cough. He owns that building by the way...purchased with legit funds shurely. I have had at least 10 customers in the last year who have come in looking for their stolen bike, gone to Igor's and got it back..albeit with a little prodding and or outright threats. I tell people if you purchase stuff from him don't get all bent out of shape when yer bike gets ripped off...you help perpetuate the stolen bike problem by buying from him.

Yeah, Igor is pretty shady. The cops are pretty much all over him now, but I remember when he was way worse. The truth is he is mentally ill, but it isn't enough of an excuse for his actions. Still, he is an interesting character. The funny thing about him is he actually hates to sell anything. He loves to be surrounded by piles of stuff....strange dude.
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lolercopters.

man, I walked past cavern today and I saw the most rediculous bike go into the shop.
It was a colnago track with super mad angled uncut riser bars. I almost walked into the person infront of me.

and I put on some rubino's that I found at the back of Urbane and they are cut up & cracked EVERYWHERE.
can't wait to see how long they last until it explodes into bits.
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However, if society collapses around our ears. I'll lay down even money he'll be the only one for miles with running water and electricity. He does have that 'behind-the-curtain' get it done gene, that us lazy north american SOB's simply don;t have.
Yeah, I remember seeing one of his "rennovation" projects, on his shop. He wanted to drop the floor in his basement for more head room. So he started digging, and throwing the dirt, one milkcrate at a time, into the park accross the street. He actually dug *below* the foundation footings on his building. I swear, the whole thing was being held up by his neighbours buildings. Then he started excavating under the queen st. sidewalk. Hilarious.
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Are you saying Igor had his dogs eat Rick?
LOL

Yes. Yes I am... including his sausage.
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Igor had a nice guy named Rick working for him years ago and he was good to talk to about bikes, I wonder what happened to that guy?
I think he died several years ago.
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There were some really nice Vittorios on sale at Urbane for $24 but they are 20s. I personally love 20s but they are not everyone's cup of tea. I will get a set of the blue ones sometime next week (if they last that long).
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I remember retrieving a stolen bike from his place the day after it was burned. I had a loft at Ossington and Queen, and went to his place the day after as I KNEW I'd find it there, him being so well known for shady gear. It had the bars cut, the tyres changed and my Time pedals had become flats. He's all oh how are you sure it's yours.... all the stickers my daughter had put on it... I knew. Then he wanted me to buy it from him. So the crackhead you claim sold it to you did all these changes to the ride in the three hours after he stole it from me and sold it to you huh? So I showed him my u-lock, gave my best messer growl (hoping my voicee wouldn't crack), and said I could either just leave with my bike, I could beat him about the head and shoulders and leave with my bike, or call the cops and leave with my bike. I left with my bike. As I was leaving I told him he a week to find my pedals, they were waiting for me 6 days later. He even tried to tell me he worked both sides of the stolen bike scene, the cops letting him slide on the cheap stuff if he turned over on the high-end thieves. What a character, I'm amazed he's still alive. Mitch I'd have shuttered too.
not sure why i didn't hit him up the next day after my fuji was stolen 2 years ago.. i didn't have discerning marks on it so it might've been hard to claim. i hope his days are numbered.
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I think he died several years ago.
For real? What a bummer, I liked that guy, how did he die? I think he had some substance abuse in his past, I hope he didn't go out like that.
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Well we saw plenty of shady guys outside of igors, one even brining in a stolen bike last night. And others taking the parts off of already-there bikes.

Shady indeed.
those guys were all drunk some could not walk straight lol I remember the drunk guy sitting on the bench with his hand in his pocket staring at you Operater lol maybe it was
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There were some really nice Vittorios on sale at Urbane for $24 but they are 20s. I personally love 20s but they are not everyone's cup of tea. I will get a set of the blue ones sometime next week (if they last that long).
They're still about 4 of each color in the box. the ones that I found were 23 and they skid really nicely.
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[QUOTE=sr20det]lolercopters.

man, I walked past cavern today and I saw the most rediculous bike go into the shop.
It was a colnago track with super mad angled uncut riser bars. I almost walked into the person infront of me.
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Yeah...that was Chris...just got back from several months in Europe. He bought that Colnago Master Olympic frame, fork and h.s. from the velodrome in Zurich for a cool $500. The guy who packed it "forgot" to put his Pista bars in the box so he is rockin the risers for the time being. It does look ridiculous eh?
6 o'clock...PSTT...first beer goin down the hatch. 2 1/2 hours till drunken guitar god worship begins. YAHOO!!
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Kaibot, I hope you didn't think i was insulting your bike when we first met. Steeker promised hawt girls but naturally when he said it was you it was kind of a let down - no offense to your Rossin.

GFTG!
None taken, if I were a girl I'd be pretty hot though.
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Lol that guy was a jerk, "your wheels are nice, the rest is *****"

And he was touching my bike and stuff, made me feel dirty
He was also drunk as f®uÁK.
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Any rides tonight ? around the city or port hope ? pickering ? or the X
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None taken, if I were a girl I'd be pretty hot though.
LOL
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Originally Posted by operatorKaibot, I hope you didn't think i was insulting your bike when we first met. Steeker promised hawt girls but naturally when he said it was you it was kind of a let down - no offense to your Rossin.

GFTG!



Uhmmmmmmm there were PLENTY OF HOT Girls around I kept telling you to LOOK there look over there and I said there was some FINE BIKE PORN SHOWING UP not GIRL PORN I said BIKE PORN which means stuff to do with bikes...... ..................
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You said that already.

FTG!
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Fork looks like a swap in, but is that the Rossin track frame I've been mulling over or a road conversion? Anyone notice any specifics of it?
She's a track frame alright, the headtube is supersteep and the toe overlap is immense. Nice and light Columbus Neuron tubing.

Campagnolo Record hubs, Ambrosio Mr.Martin rims, Campa Mirage Headset...

Running 49 x 16; nice and quick
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