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Old 07-17-06, 09:14 AM   #10451
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it so its kind of strange that rob got hassled so much for his helmet; there was no way to tell whether he was on the ride or not and I doubt the FFL riders had been hassling everybody training north of the city...
Maybe it's the fixed gear. I think a lot of riders assume you are young disrespectful hooligans because of the bike.

And they may be right....punks.
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Old 07-17-06, 09:40 AM   #10452
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Not at all like you or me now darkmother? Choir Boys we are.
Has fixed gear taken the bad 'tude from messers, or is a fixie automatically assumed to be a messengers' ride?
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Old 07-17-06, 09:44 AM   #10453
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yeah, I suppose disrespectful hooligans have the misfortune of being disrespected by everyone else even when they are minding their own business. One fo the guys we were pacing with for a while was friendly though and impressed that we were on fixies. And about a thousand people asked if we were alright when rob was fixing his flat. So I guess we shouldn't let a few people with last weeks chamois still up their bum ruin our fun.
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Old 07-17-06, 10:54 AM   #10454
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Haha if I were actually on the FFL or not I'dve told the ****sucker I wasn't on the FFL & to get his once a year warrior ass the **** away from me.
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There's the 'tude. Yea baby!
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Maybe my baggy shorts weren't tight enough for him.
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Maybe my baggy shorts weren't tight enough for him.
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Wheel Building: Does anyone know of a place where I can learn to build wheels?
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Wheel Building: Does anyone know of a place where I can learn to build wheels?
Go to Cycle Therapy and purchase a copy of the book "The Art of Wheelbuilding" by Gert Shraener. It shows you everything you need to know and then some. By far the best wheel building book.
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Old 07-17-06, 03:22 PM   #10460
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This is a great intro, and will get you through your first pair with good results:

http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
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so who's doing the cv tonight? what time and where?

it's deathly hot outside! it will be nice and painful...as if we showered in our own sweat!
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Thanks.

Also, I found a cool video - it's in (2) parts.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVvC-0dwTUg
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHJr...search=courier
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veteran_youth is coming to meet me at my place in half an hour and we are going to ride. If any of you would like to join, PM me for a cell phone number within the next 30 minutes. Vast apologies to you all for the short notice. Also- giant props for Keith (cavernmech), from whom I picked up a giant load of bike gear today. Hurray wheels!
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Just a heads up, thunderstorms are going to hit in about 20-30 minutes. There's a thunderstorm watch for Toronto as well. caution
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Old 07-17-06, 08:52 PM   #10465
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Okay folks, Wes is over the hump and Mike's nearly there (although I hate to think how long he's going to have to scrub toilets at work). He needs $565 to be in the clear. I'll put up another $50. People, dig deep and help the Eyefloater over the hump too. Yes I know he kinda looks like a monkey (especially in the pre-crash pic) and pretends to have fangs with nacho chips which is weird and disturbing, but he is a pretty nice guy (even if he doesn't know how much anything costs at his shop - I mean anything, try it some day) and he's going to do his all on the Toronto Montreal ride.

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Okay you monkeys. We have two of our own, eyefloater and somnabulent doing the Friends for Life ride. I just took a spin through both the pledge pages and I've yet to see much evidence of any support from folks here.

I know not everyone is flush but every little bit helps. I dropped $100 bones each, mostly cause eyefloater promised to clean my Ciocc with a toothbrush for a month, but I challenge everyone here to drop $20 or more on these guys. Split it between them or just empty your pockets and give what you can. Even the price of a beer will help, like you really need it you chubby walrus. Apart from being able to hold it over their heads for the rest of their lives, you're supporting a good cause. Chances are someone you know or you yourself may be influenced by the effects of this deadly disease.

So pony up, buttercup. For the half the price of a new jersey, a couple of beers, or a massage (sans happy ending) from operator, you can make a difference, feel good about yourself, and know these boys are going to earn every red cent as they gftg.

Do it. You know you want to...

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Old 07-17-06, 09:53 PM   #10466
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Okay folks, Wes is over the hump and Mike's nearly there (although I hate to think how long he's going to have to scrub toilets at work). He needs $565 to be in the clear. I'll put up another $50. People, dig deep and help the Eyefloater over the hump too. Yes I know he kinda looks like a monkey (especially in the pre-crash pic) and pretends to have fangs with nacho chips which is pretty weird and disturbing, but he is a pretty nice guy (even if he doesn't know how much anything costs at his shop - I mean anything, try it some day) and he's going to do his all on the Toronto Montreal ride.

where are the links to donate again?
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alright, the hats going around boys.

edit: damn my $1.50 donation didn't show up on wes' page!

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Old 07-18-06, 08:02 AM   #10469
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edit: damn my $1.50 donation didn't show up on wes' page!
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Old 07-18-06, 08:04 AM   #10470
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Where do I leave the empties?

Climb! You bastards Climb! *rings cowbell*

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Old 07-18-06, 08:21 AM   #10471
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snap! the damn 'executives' are using the 'conference room' for a 'conference call'. Isn't it clear that I have first dibs to watch the alpe d'huez climb? Looks like I'll have to wait until this evening
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The nerve!!!!! Go Floyd!!!!!!!
I can't wait to watch it this evening.
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Old 07-18-06, 09:11 AM   #10473
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The nerve!!!!! Go Floyd!!!!!!!
I can't wait to watch it this evening.
I guess about now is when I chime in and tell everyone what happened today on the Alpe. PSYCH!!
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First post on page 420! Heading out for the morning safety meeting.
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Oh yeah.....GO FLOYD!!
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