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    Shiz, I have a set of Silva doubles in hussy white that are brand new. PM if interested.

    Offhoff is off the hook because he mentioned the girls... btw I'm not a mono activity type. I just got back from a weekend of teaching whitewater kayaking. Sports that involve boats towing things get my back up. Too many experiences with jackasses screaming around in Daddy's boat with a beer between their knees. If it had been seadoo's I probably would have gone postal at the mere mention....

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    that's right I forgot about your kayaking in the whitewater. That looks like a blast.

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    Myeh, you all should have been at my house saturday night for the righteously glorious afterparty that was filled with nubile youth thangs. I sail, I don't get into boats with motors if I can help it but you build me a skateboard park and populate an island with hot girls from out of town in bikinis and I'll be there like a fat kid on a smartie. I love bikes, but biker chicks are, in my experience, not nearly as attractive as some of the other "extreme" sports. So thanks again Jammer.

    On a different, and bike related, topic I'm probably moving to Hong Kong in September. Anyone here who has been to hong kong knows that the island is basically a giant hill, so I'm thinking my fixie might have to be supplemented by a bike with gears so if anyone has a 50-52 roadie frame they are looking to part with I'd be interested.

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    You managed your own after party at your place?.*anyone else recall this posting of a party?*...sweet. How was the band setup the on the island? Just joshin' about the party as the 13th was the 12th anniversary of us gettin married. Wow.... feels like yesterday

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    Cavit9, were those the really long ones that someone asked if you could chop in half for them? If so they are the exact same as the ones I have gone through two sets of, but in double form... I think I'm just going to throw my eggbeaters on and start commuting clipless with mountain shoes. Thanks for the offer though.

    Edit: Anyone want to go in on 25 pairs of Christophe yellow toe straps? Even at that volume they add up to be 11USD a piece!
    Last edited by Shiznaz; 08-14-06 at 12:05 PM.

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    hmm I can't even crank my straps down.... I may have to restring 'em. I haven't looked at them since I put the platforms back on. I just don't even touch the darned things. I'm anxious to get shoes and go back to my Times.

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    Speaking of commutes, I commute daily from Roncesvalles to Jarvis and Front, how many kilometres is that, roughly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    Speaking of commutes, I commute daily from Roncesvalles to Jarvis and Front, how many kilometres is that, roughly?
    http://maps.google.com/

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    any recommendations for fenders? (the lower the price the betta)

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    dude, your moving to hong kong!?
    you'd be insane to ride any bike there.
    its way too crowded.
    Last edited by sr20det; 08-14-06 at 01:37 PM.
    physics hertz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duppy.conqueror
    any recommendations for fenders? (the lower the price the betta)
    Hotwheel tracks, corrugated plastic, any kind of plastic sheet will work if you don't care about looks or doing some extra work. Or you could splurge and spent 15 dollars on a set of cheap full coverage fenders.

    On the topic of fenders, have you guys ever seen some video following some messenger around new york? The best part is when it starts to rain. I laughed so hard when he shows the camera how resourceful messengers are by pulling an empty 2 liter bottle of sprite, a coathanger a pair of scissors and a roll of duct tape from his bag. A quick edit later and the the most ghetto ineffective looking rear fender I have ever seen is done he looks happier than a pig in sh*t. I guess functioning fenders weight too much so he just carries a bag of fender making supplies with him wheverever he goes and then spends 15 minutes making a crappy rear fender every time it rains.

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    he was just waitin' for a chance to do that.... I hope, can't imagine riding with all that stuff.
    Corplas, coat hangers, zap straps (my DIY fenders)

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Very handy! It only maps a route for me via the Gardiner and that route is 8kms. It might be a bit more than that on surface streets, but still, that is pretty neat to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    Very handy! It only maps a route for me via the Gardiner and that route is 8kms. It might be a bit more than that on surface streets, but still, that is pretty neat to know.
    If you have a little more time and effort you can do an exact route with gmaps pedometer. Its not exact but you choose the route so its going to be better than google maps for sure.
    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    Very handy! It only maps a route for me via the Gardiner and that route is 8kms. It might be a bit more than that on surface streets, but still, that is pretty neat to know.
    Bah, shiznaz beat me to it, pwning will happen another day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    he was just waitin' for a chance to do that.... I hope, can't imagine riding with all that stuff.
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    Election posters make excellent fenders. Tory ones in particular.

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    ^^^damned straight^^^

    I've always just bought a sheet of Corplas from an art store or something, I guess it's the service bureau/graphic arts geek in me. Although, I do know that, variation on the sign would drive me nuts if I could see it while riding. A very delicate sense of whatever you would call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    dude, your moving to hong kong!?
    you'd be insane to ride any bike there.
    its way too crowded.
    Not in Central, I'm not crazy, though night bombing runs through Wan Chai could be crazy fun. But there are lots of trails in the new territories and such and I'm sure there will be bikers, there are bikers everywhere. I'm not about to buy a car in a city the size of Hong Kong but at the sametime I refuse to be tied down by the MTR. Its a great system but I just don't think you should shackle yourself to a timetable.

    Found a bar there that served Canadian, a strange thing I must say when your in China. I'm looking forward to seeing what its like living in a serious city again. Should be a good time.

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    what will you be doing there? What makes a city serious?

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    Riding a bike with no healthcare might make a city fairly serious!

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    Yeah but you can get flat fixes for like 5 cents on the side of the street.
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    Serious city = super high density urban living
    examples:Mexico City, Rio, Lagos, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo
    Toronto is fantastic and a beatiful city but in the grand scale that the world has come too its not high density urban living. I mean I live basically downtown at Christie and Bloor and I can easily ride backstreets and barely hear another person.

    I'll be doing some consulting there, seemed like a great place to live when I visited, besides the heinous pollution of course.

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    I'm in for Wednesday night too.

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    searching is disabled and there are like 400 pages to this thing. Sorry.


    I'm going to toronto for a few days with my wife. We're bringing bikes. Any recommendations for things to do (outside of the standard guidebook fare) , places to ride, cool bike shops? We were there once before and we were mad we didn't bring our bikes so we are bringing them this time.

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    Hello, long time lurker, first time poster.
    I've met some of you BF members before for some rides and I'm up for a wednesday night ride as well.

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