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Old 07-14-06, 01:09 PM   #10401
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Sanchez did you order those deep v's from teh states?
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Old 07-14-06, 01:10 PM   #10402
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man.. I gotta say, I really really like those GT track frames. pulse or gtb.. very purty.
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I swapped out the carbon fork for my ol' Kinesis aluminium one and I like this set-up a bit more. I love the 53X16 for now but will be purchasing a 48 tooth next week so that I don't hurt myself. Thanks for all the advice guys, have a great weekend on the street.
Might I suggest going with a 17 tooth cog at the back, instead of swapping the ring? 48/16 will give you a whole number (3:1) gear ratio that will result in wearing out 2 small areas of your rear tire quickly, especially if you are skipping or skidding.

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I might be up for a morning or evening ride sometime this weekend... Not so interested in the middle of the day though since it's going to be disgustingly hot.
aaww ya big suck to hot eh
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aaww ya big suck to hot eh
Yeah, that's part of it. Also I still need to do some shopping for stuff for the bike rally, packing for my move on August the 1st and also furniture shopping for the new place. So yeah, days are busy.
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Might I suggest going with a 17 tooth cog at the back, instead of swapping the ring? 48/16 will give you a whole number (3:1) gear ratio that will result in wearing out 2 small areas of your rear tire quickly, especially if you are skipping or skidding.

Fork is cool BTW.
Whoa, thanks, I forgot to think about that. Maybe a 47 (do they make that?) or a 49 would be better. I would switch out the rear but the 16 is nice and it is Dura Ace, so pretty strong. And yes, Operator, I snagged the rims on eBay....I would have chosen something like black but think that the gold colour made them cheaper.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 07-14-06, 01:32 PM   #10407
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I like buttered stuff
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Old 07-14-06, 01:39 PM   #10408
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I think you have a slight dependency problem might want to talk to someone!
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Old 07-14-06, 01:44 PM   #10409
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mmmmm Butter chicken
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Old 07-14-06, 01:47 PM   #10410
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man, i had three of those chinese buns for lunch now i feel like a paper weight.
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The GT looks great with that fork Iíve been looking around for a carbon areo fork for my bike & still looking.
No brake dude?
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Old 07-14-06, 01:56 PM   #10412
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The blinkie lights make up for not having a brake. People think you are a fire engine so they all pull to the right and stop eliminating a need to brake.
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Old 07-14-06, 03:05 PM   #10413
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I was actually threatened with a ticket for riding in Thong today ,, I finally get my back scans this Sunday YAY and on another note I might switch over to riding Recumbents for my back I am leaning towards a Trike which are sooo cool.
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Old 07-14-06, 03:07 PM   #10414
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I am so glad I didn't see you riding today. Thong. Jeebus.
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Old 07-14-06, 04:25 PM   #10415
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that's true about the wear spots, but 48-16, while similar in gear inches, feels different to me. I know,I know, but it's always been the perfect city ratio for me, a good clip at 120+ cadence, a slow easy ride when you've nowhere to be, low enough to assault any hill, high enough to assault any hill fast, downhill is not a problem, a touch more clearance for the front ring, I just love that setup

I did 53-16 for awhile in H-town, but there are no hills there, at all, barely a grade to be found unles you ride on the freeway, which is not what to do. Even on the flats it wasn't much fun in stopngo traffic

The secret to the 3:1 tire problem is to slide it (the rear tire)a few inches a few times a week, or once a week depending on how much you ride/skid. It's a low maintanence solution, and you were going to maintain the bike anyway right?
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Old 07-14-06, 09:46 PM   #10416
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Well Iíve been rolling with the 48 Ė 16 for a couple of months now? I like it - itís fast & not so easy. 3:1 so far so good in the skid patch area no patches yet (tires are about 6 months old) but iím sure they are coming, as iím skidding & skipping like a champ yes.
But hope to get a 17t to odd it up.
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Traveling tomorrow hope to be back on Sunday & would love to get out & (aboat (!) )
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Old 07-14-06, 11:34 PM   #10417
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Anywhere sell cloth bar tape in a good selection of colours?

I want to wrap my bars like this with blue and white tape.

Edit: I wanna play this game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwStG...search=courier

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Old 07-15-06, 06:51 AM   #10418
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Dear Steeker,

Please call off the flat fairy. I have had two flats in as many days, and also my headset, front hub and pedals are all feeling like they need to be rebuilt. Have mercy.

Sincerely,
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Old 07-15-06, 08:03 AM   #10419
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Anywhere sell cloth bar tape in a good selection of colours?

I want to wrap my bars like this with blue and white tape.

Edit: I wanna play this game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwStG...search=courier
what level of that game has you trying to pay your rent on time and save money of food by eating KD?
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Old 07-15-06, 08:05 AM   #10420
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anyone know any good shops in hamilton? i have to hang out there this afternoon to kill time and i was wondering...
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Old 07-15-06, 01:39 PM   #10421
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To everyone who is free this coming Saturday. Show your support for FFL by coming on their last ride starting from finch station.

Please also, do not wear a helmet so mother****ing asshats can come and harass you while riding on a public road.

Please also be wary of on the bike assaults. They have been known to happen around these mother****ing asshats.
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Old 07-15-06, 02:04 PM   #10422
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Please also, do not wear a helmet so mother****ing asshats can come and harass you while riding on a public road.

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Heres a bit of info and history on the group riding thing. I don't expect everyone on the street to wear a helmet...it is your choice. Once you move into the realm of group riding or any ride organized by a group, it is a different story. I know that people can be really righteous with the whole helmet thing but the organizers are prolly just trying to protect themselves. The Donut ride used to be the Scarborough club ride. When some jackass that got into an accident decided to sue the club...the riders...basically anyone they could put on the suit, that changed the whole dynamic. The Friends for Life group who organizes this thing no doubt have to have insurance in case of an accident. If you are riding with a organized group the rules set forth by them are to protect themselves from litigation. If someone participating in said ride does not conform to the rules...is allowed to ride...and then ****s themselves up, the FFL would be royally screwed. No insurance company would touch em after that and that would be the end of a very worthwhile effort. When I ran our team any, and I mean ANY...ride that was a team or club activity, the OCA required notification of the date, time, distance and location of these rides, and helmets were mandatory. Any deviation of these rules and we risked having the club thrown out of the OCA. A royal pain in the ass to be sure but if one of my riders ever got messed up on a "club ride" the OCA's insurance would kick in and take care of any damages.
Not to crap on yer rant cause I hate self-righteous people as well.
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I understand the litigation stuff. That's why we were in front of them and getting farther with absolutely no intention of mingling with their newb asses anyways. I was there to ride with Shiznaz or whoever came out. This guy came up to me at the beginning of the ride and told me not to ride with them - fine. Then he has to come up again a SECOND time to harass me again spouting off all this ****ing garbage and then swerving across and hitting me at a light after I told him to piss off.

This guy can't even hold a straight line while turning his head and he's ****ing talking **** like he's Lance Armstrong.

We were nowhere near any of the FFL riders except one lady who decided to pace around with us and he STILL has to continually harass me and Shiznaz asking a billion and one questions. ****, that just had to be said or i'd go on a rampage somewhere.

BLAH.
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Old 07-15-06, 02:18 PM   #10424
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Anywhere sell cloth bar tape in a good selection of colours?

I want to wrap my bars like this with blue and white tape.

Edit: I wanna play this game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwStG...search=courier
I have that game. I actually didn't want it when I bought it. I was tricked by them chinese ladies who sell fake games. I bought dragonball it turned out to be Courier Crisis.

Its a pretty awesome game. ALL the bikes are GT's.

Actually. come to think of it... i'm going down to play it
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I understand the litigation stuff. That's why we were in front of them and getting farther with absolutely no intention of mingling with their newb asses anyways. I was there to ride with Shiznaz or whoever came out. This guy came up to me at the beginning of the ride and told me not to ride with them - fine. Then he has to come up again a SECOND time to harass me again spouting off all this ****ing garbage and then swerving across and hitting me at a light after I told him to piss off.

This guy can't even hold a straight line while turning his head and he's ****ing talking **** like he's Lance Armstrong.

We were nowhere near any of the FFL riders except one lady who decided to pace around with us and he STILL has to continually harass me and Shiznaz asking a billion and one questions. ****, that just had to be said or i'd go on a rampage somewhere.

BLAH.
WHOA.....easy there Tex. Hes a clown...you are not. nuff said. Perhaps an extra bottle filled with pee water is in order. Just dont forget which bottles which.
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