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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    I went by there today but he was closed; I'll check it out on Monday, thanks for the heads up.

    The Bianchi that someone mentioned at Cyclemania for $295 was the exact same bike that I bought off of CL two weeks ago for $75 but my find was in much better condition. I gave it to a friend, damnit! There was also a very nice Raleigh track bike that he wanted $500 for, not a bad buy and I'm sure you could talk him down a bit.
    Told me $650 for the Raleigh. Also Cogs has a used s/s for sale, I think about $125. Saw forsale 3 weeks ago and it was outside today when I rode by.
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    [QUOTE=jet sanchEz]I went by there today but he was closed; I'll check it out on Monday, thanks for the heads up.

    I rode by there as well today there was a light purple Bianchi sitting out front.
    It looked big.
    Cheers
    There was a nice conversion there as well.

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    [QUOTE=sweep242]
    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    I went by there today but he was closed; I'll check it out on Monday, thanks for the heads up.

    I rode by there as well today there was a light purple Bianchi sitting out front.
    It looked big.
    Cheers
    There was a nice conversion there as well.
    Whoo hoo, thanks for info! Jjust what I need another bike. When does this addiction become a problem? When I cannot get into my apartment for all the bikes/bike parts lying around? If so, I can still squeeze a few more in here

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    Another fixie on Toronto streets looks like itís from urbane as well!
    But i donít think the guy will like all his info on there?
    Kind of funny!
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    Hey guys, just a heads up-charity century sept 10th. I just registered-should be a good ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Just read about 2 people (1 didn't make it) who got hit riding on Warden just north of 19th (very close to my house). Hit from behind by some 76 year old guy. Daytime.

    Be careful out there...
    WTF?!! I biked back home on Saturday at between 11:30 and 2:30 and I took that exact route: Warden from 16th Ave all the way up to Mt Albert Rd.

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    Oh sweep, I thought I saw you biking on Adelaide on Friday evening around 5 or so...were you in yellow?

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    excuse me while I check my 6/49 ticket (42 mil payout)...................with any luck Toronto will have a downtown velodrome pending the outcome

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    I'll hold you to that!

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    Jammer, thanks for the tickets, think what you will of wakeboarders but they built a more then decent skate park and the girls were fantastic. Plus I'm pretty sure no matter what you did this weekend if it involved being outside it went well.

    Anyone riding this week? I miss buzzing through T.dot with a posse o' fixed gears

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    Cap in teh ass.
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    who's up for a ride on Wednesday evening around 8-9ish?

    Anyone?

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    where is echo thug
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch
    who's up for a ride on Wednesday evening around 8-9ish?

    Anyone?

    yo mitch

    Im down more towards the 9ish tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    Jammer, thanks for the tickets, think what you will of wakeboarders but they built a more then decent skate park and the girls were fantastic. Plus I'm pretty sure no matter what you did this weekend if it involved being outside it went well.

    Anyone riding this week? I miss buzzing through T.dot with a posse o' fixed gears
    Did you skate the park? Glad you had a good time with it. Ignore these poofs who can only get off on one type of gear. ....cap in the ass indeed, end up shooting yourself first.

    My youngest daughter now has a new 20 inch wheel SS, with hand brakes(new for her), she's so pleased with how much faster she is. Thank-you Zellers for 40% off.

    A little bit a malicious-ness from the punk rock days surfaced Friday. I'm on my way from Yonge to Cavern along a busy lunch time Queen and some guy has gotten up behind me to ride the wheel. No biggie. As we whip along the parked cars' door zone a 'parking enforcement officer', comes strolling from in between parked cars into where we're riding...looking at his ticket pad he's filling out, not a clue as to what's about to happen. I don't deviate from my path whatsoever and he gets the "whifff" of the edge of my bag on his arm as I pass, i hear his girly scream fade behind me. I stop at Jarvis and the other guy comes to a stop beside me, laughin' like a hyena. "Dude, you shoulda seen him jump, he'll NEVER not look again!!!! he snorts". Ain't I a stinker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch
    who's up for a ride on Wednesday evening around 8-9ish?

    Anyone?
    I might be if I'm feeling better.. I spent much of the weekend sick. Saturday was full-on shivering under a blanket with a fever + aches + dizziness + puking + coughing. I never used to get sick, but the past few years I get deathly ill every 6 months or so. It usually only lasts a day or two though. Like this time, I felt fine until later Friday evening when I started to get that telling swollen throat (glands) feeling, and yesterday I was fine except for congestion and coughing.

    Keith, I hope I didn't make you sick after spending time in the shop Friday after work!
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    Dang, Wes hope you feel better soon. Sick all week-end and almost better Monday, that's how I get sick too.

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    Last night I was riding home from dinner at around 10pm on harbord. I was waiting to go west at the lights at spadina and this guy blasts right through the intersection about 5 seconds before the lights change. I usually sprint from spadina to bathurst so this was no exception and as I'm passing the guy I have to kick it up a notch or two to get by and he yells "YOU'RE COOKIN' IT BABY! COOOOKIN' IT!!!" So I give him a friendly little wave, ride onwards and have to pull a huge fishtail skid as I was going way to fast when I got to my sidestreet. More people should ride fast because its fun to chase them around late at night.

    In other news, I also broke a second pair of the urbane marinoni laminated toe straps. I'm not even going to bother getting them exchanged this time as it seems that they have a lifespan of about 2-3 weeks. Time to throw the eggbeaters on the commuter. Also I am moving to a new apartment in the bloor and ossington area. My commute will increase from 9km a day to 12 km a day! Amazing! I really have to do more riding on the evenings and weekends to increase my mileage to something respectable.

    PS. Wes, Long live me. I'm sorry, I poisoned your wine.
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    Shizy, it's 12 from Ossington /bloor to financial? You've got some fun commute choices from there, like bombing Spadina. woohoo I hear ya about the late night racing around, it does kick ass with less cars about doesn't it? Whippin' around at night is so much fun. your straps.... laminated what? How about doubled up leather straps?
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    its 6km from oss/bloor to front/bay (12km return). I'm thinking I will take shaw street all the way down to wellington and then take wellington and niagara east and then turn down onto front street for 'the gauntlet'. I have spent hours staring at a map of downtown and I just can't find a good way to avoid the gauntlet without having to go down Bay street which is just as bad... I guess I could take queen's quay blvd but it would add another kilometer to my route. How is queen's quay during morning and afternoon rush-hour? (barring this week's special events)

    laminated means a strip of strong nylon glued between 2 strips of strong leather. Mine had the necessary compnents to be called laminated, but lacked their strength unfortunately. Now the nylon part is broken completely and unbonded so I have 3 floppy straps keeping my feet on the pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    I went by there today but he was closed; I'll check it out on Monday, thanks for the heads up.

    The Bianchi that someone mentioned at Cyclemania for $295 was the exact same bike that I bought off of CL two weeks ago for $75 but my find was in much better condition. I gave it to a friend, damnit! There was also a very nice Raleigh track bike that he wanted $500 for, not a bad buy and I'm sure you could talk him down a bit.
    haha.. i walked by that place during the taste of souvlaki.. i mean taste of the danforth food court. i saw the raleigh and thought it was pretty nice but noticed there were no price on it. wow, 5 bills? after going inside, i could hear the owner arguing with a customer about how track bikes should not be on the street and that they only belong on the track where they go "round and round". when queried about the luxury of not need derailleurs: "you never break a derailleur. when was the last time you broke a derailleur. NEVER. you only break it if you do it on purpose." ..and other crap about needing gears in this hilly city of toronto because you don't want to be huffing and puffing going up yonge from queen to bloor. god forbid you get a workout. total jokes because the guy had quite a lot of track frames in stock, plus a couple conversions outside. not sure what the **** he was trying to sell. what a joker. i got out of there quick. he ain't seein none o my bidness that's fo sure.

    and i saw bad santa on the weekend. damn funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    its 6km from oss/bloor to front/bay (12km return). I'm thinking I will take shaw street all the way down to wellington and then take wellington and niagara east and then turn down onto front street for 'the gauntlet'. I have spent hours staring at a map of downtown and I just can't find a good way to avoid the gauntlet without having to go down Bay street which is just as bad... I guess I could take queen's quay blvd but it would add another kilometer to my route. How is queen's quay during morning and afternoon rush-hour? (barring this week's special events)

    laminated means a strip of strong nylon glued between 2 strips of strong leather. Mine had the necessary compnents to be called laminated, but lacked their strength unfortunately. Now the nylon part is broken completely and unbonded so I have 3 floppy straps keeping my feet on the pedals.
    That's crappy to hear about those straps. I just bought myself a pair for my new ride. I hope they last longer than a couple of weeks...

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    It could have just been the pedals cutting into the strap, but the fact is that they delaminated almost completely a while before they broke, so I think it is most likely the fault of the straps, not the pedals. I think they have probably been sitting in a box for a couple of decades so theres a chance the glue they use could have decayed because you could pretty much pry apart the layers with your fingernails if you tried.

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    Ripping them open doesn't sounds well laminated at all. However due to the stresses straps will take laminated really doesn't sound like the way to go. Have you tried all leather ones? I'd do Bloor to Spadina, rip Spadina a new one all the way down (a personal fav) to Front and then you have a bumpy little jaunt over to Bay. Or left off Spadina at Adelaide to Bay, also pretty bumpy, but not as bad as Front I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    It could have just been the pedals cutting into the strap, but the fact is that they delaminated almost completely a while before they broke, so I think it is most likely the fault of the straps, not the pedals. I think they have probably been sitting in a box for a couple of decades so theres a chance the glue they use could have decayed because you could pretty much pry apart the layers with your fingernails if you tried.

    Yeah... I bought mine from Keith @ Cavern. He told me to treat the leather with some leather conditioner/mink oil.

    Hopefully that'll make them last...

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    Shiz you should try ossington to harbord to st. george which turns into beverly south of college and then down john to front and then over. I did the same ride every day/night for 6 years when I was a desk jockey at the mother corp at front and john. Its a great ride you can haul arse and there are bike lanes/few cars for 90% of it.

    I'm totally down with a wednesday ride, we should also figure out a way to get back out to Forest City...I dream about forest city....

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