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    you should get ticketed for not picking up dog poop... Can you imagine what the city was like before cars and bikes? Mixed in with the stench of hog slaughtering the city must have reeked.

    Okay guys I need you with me on this.... we have rapidly caught up to the pictures sticky thread in regards to posting volume. I find this sad and slightly alarming. I vote that the day we exceed that thread we have to let this one die. Once and for all. Then we can start a new thread and maybe cavit8 will come back... anyways I'm off for lunch. I expect some feedback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamHouston
    If your friend remembered long enough to relate the story to you and felt bad about almost dooring the courier did you both a favour and got to vent anger for free, justifiably. A cyclist knowing it can happen doesn't excuse the door one bit, if it was a close call whose to say your friend would think nothing of it if the courier said nothing and went on their way? In the movies everyone throws money at the cabbie and jumps out wherever they like, looks cool but isn't.
    True, but I am of the "we make our own fate" school and I rarely let anyone decide anything for me so I give most cars/cabs/cyclists the benefit of the doubt that they don't see me and I make my decision from there. It has served me well as I haven't been hit by anything in the 21 years I have been riding the streets of Toronto

    edit: now that I've said it, I'll get hit on the ride home tonight, guaranteed

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    Quote Originally Posted by _K.
    Hmm I came across this forum recently, a lot of good perspective on riding in the city here. I have been commuting for a number of years myself including one-speed for the past three, but none of my friends or associates at work commutes on a bike, so no one to commiserate with.... guess I'm finding some consolation on this forum. This morning some idiot parked in the bike lane was inching left as if to pull back into traffic, so, I went to the curb to get by him. As his space in traffic appeared, he instead suddenly swerved back to the curb with the passenger door already swinging open (presumably to discharge his passenger who hadn't wanted to get out when he was just parked there 30 seconds previously!). I was cleanly faked by it, though fortunately had time and space to react.

    With respect to the comment above, I think I've noticed the same thing about watching the wheels ... not something I could describe to a non-cyclist so it's cool to see it here!
    welcome! and yeah, my Mom has always talked about watching the wheels of other cars while driving, so it's something I've always done while both driving and cycling. It's a good tip if you're wondering what cars are likely to do... of course, it's different when you talk about sudden movements of cab's, but we all know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Spiderman must have the sweetest freaking commute to the daily bugle...
    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    yuppers but police horse riders are not required to clean up after their animals the way the rest of us are, you ever hit a pile of horse sh*t on the street downtown . nasty stuff. we had one lady here in the beach that was ticketed for not picking up her dog poop so she collected the horse poop and dumped it at city hall doors
    Living in Little Portugal has been terrible for this during world cup. College St has a giant pile of horse crap every 15 feet every time Portugal has played.. but no more! yay! Why they can't put "diapers" on the horses like they do in NYC/etc is beyond me. (or simply NOT USING HORSES, but that's besides the point)
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    Anyone up for a ride this afternoon I want to get this east trail route down in daylight so I can do it at night on the Fixie I'll be on the raliegh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Okay guys I need you with me on this.... we have rapidly caught up to the pictures sticky thread in regards to posting volume. I find this sad and slightly alarming. I vote that the day we exceed that thread we have to let this one die. Once and for all. Then we can start a new thread and maybe cavit8 will come back... anyways I'm off for lunch. I expect some feedback!
    Here Here! The volume of this thread....at the rate it's been going....should exceed the photo thread in....oh.. say 2 hours.

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    so we delete the thread and start a new?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    so we delete the thread and start a new?
    I vote we just cut out the inane bull****. *gasp*

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    you mean.... talk about fixed gears and SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bent
    I'm looking into getting a set of Deda/Bianchi pista bars. The drops seem to be a little shallower than the Nitto B123's which is good. Does anyone have a set of the Deda's? How are they? Also, they seem to only come in the one size, 42.
    Sweep242 has those bars. I don't think he liked them much, but it could just be that he doesn't like drops in general.
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    I just pulled out my Cargo mountain bike out ,wiped it down and oiled the chain took it for a boot around the street , W W what a change from the Fixed Gear soo much fun flying off curbs and really freaky with the big tires. I really look forward to riding the dirt trails with Cavernmech and Trafficjammer once the back is fixed .. any takers on the lake front trail east??????
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    Lake front trail? Do we have a flatish dirt trail that we can whip along? I like honking along the rolling stuff, not a huge climb and descend rider.
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    There isn't a whole lot of reason to use track drops in the city. Or at least, I haven't found them.

    I vote we just cut out the inane bull****. *gasp*
    Is that a not so subtle hint ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Lake front trail? Do we have a flatish dirt trail that we can whip along? I like honking along the rolling stuff, not a huge climb and descend rider.
    it is all rolling paved trail road dirt some gravel, bridges no killer hills easy climbs bush /woods
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    Not the bike path? if not sounds killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    it is all rolling paved trail road dirt some gravel, bridges no killer hills easy climbs bush /woods
    Dude. Use your words.

    Also: I know this has been brought up several times before, but that's part of the reason why I'm posting again. I could never figure out what the best choice was. Can someone tell me the "best" place to get a frame + fork powdercoated? I don't want to have to deal with stripping it myself. This is for my old mountain bike, which I'm considering turning into a SS (potentially flip-flop) bike for winter/utility use since it has full rack/fender eyelets, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Dude. Use your words.

    Also: I know this has been brought up several times before, but that's part of the reason why I'm posting again. I could never figure out what the best choice was. Can someone tell me the "best" place to get a frame + fork powdercoated? I don't want to have to deal with stripping it myself. This is for my old mountain bike, which I'm considering turning into a SS (potentially flip-flop) bike for winter/utility use since it has full rack/fender eyelets, etc.
    not Biseagal; they've had my bike in their shop since january and once it was finally painted it was somehow scratched so we're back to square one.

    if i remember correctly, spectrum powdercoaters was the place of choice. i could be wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Dude. Use your words. .

    to much coffee I got the caffine jiiiters
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    I wasn't too impressed with some of the stuff i've seen coming back from spectrum powdercoats. They seemed kind of dulll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    True, but I am of the "we make our own fate" school and I rarely let anyone decide anything for me so I give most cars/cabs/cyclists the benefit of the doubt that they don't see me and I make my decision from there. It has served me well as I haven't been hit by anything in the 21 years I have been riding the streets of Toronto

    edit: now that I've said it, I'll get hit on the ride home tonight, guaranteed
    True dat ..... I ride assuming I am COMPLETELY invisible, it works.

    Powdercoaters by the airport.... I called and you would need to strip the frame
    http://www.colourificcoatings.com/default.htm

    http://www.ctidirectory.com/Search/p...d_code=1682850
    Last edited by TRaffic Jammer; 07-06-06 at 01:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    not Biseagal; they've had my bike in their shop since january and once it was finally painted it was somehow scratched so we're back to square one.

    if i remember correctly, spectrum powdercoaters was the place of choice. i could be wrong...

    from cavernmech:

    Byers-Bush/Jet Kote....1300 Fewster, Mississauga....905-625-4334



    they strip and coat. they're pretty cheap..call for quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    from cavernmech:

    Byers-Bush/Jet Kote....1300 Fewster, Mississauga....905-625-4334



    they strip and coat. they're pretty cheap..call for quote.
    If you wear tight pants and wink at the floor manager....her name is Maria....expect to pay about $75 for dip, blast, and one colour coat. It's not a pimpin' paint job but it is really tough and durable and turn around is usually one week. I have been happy with the approximately 40 frames I have had them do for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    If you wear tight pants and wink at the floor manager....her name is Maria....expect to pay about $75 for dip, blast, and one colour coat. It's not a pimpin' paint job but it is really tough and durable and turn around is usually one week. I have been happy with the approximately 40 frames I have had them do for me.
    Keith ... the things you do for a deal. You're my hero.

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    Great. Thanks for the info, guys! I'm more interested in durability than pure sexiness since this is going to be more of a utilitarian bike (and occasional fun double-track / path bomber).
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    Hey guys, screw getting custom Toronto bike jerseys, lets just agree to all buy a complete pro team kit and we can ride in a paceline around town and then have a podium celebration wherever we go.

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