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Old 12-22-05, 04:59 PM   #1226
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How the eff to I get to Spectrum using transit ...
It is just off of North Queen, near Kipling. Yeah, kinda tough to get to, it is an industrial complex area, but there is a bus that runs along North Queen. I guess you could hook up with that bus from Kipling station, I am not too sure. Where are you coming from?
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Old 12-22-05, 06:06 PM   #1227
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Kensington Market.
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When I was your age, I had to trek fifteen miles in the snow, uphill, to get my frame custom powedercoated. You kids have it easy!

PS. My frame is just standard, and I assume it was put together by indentured labour in Taiwan. But lets not jump the gun here and get you hopes up; I'll see if I get this new frame first!
No worries, I'm the height of a normal human (ie. 5'10") ... I was just curious because Gene keeps showing up at my apartment during the night and whispering sweet nothings in my ear about his frames. Either that or I'm having really disturbing dreams.
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Old 12-22-05, 06:43 PM   #1229
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Gene's frames are nice, but theyre nothing that special, or at least his standard frames are; I can't say anything about his custom work. I can say that their best point is not beauty though, and his welds tend to be thick and nasty, but at least they should be strong. I don't think he works with lugs though if thats your thing. I still have to reccomend him though because he really is a super guy that works crazy hours to make even one time customers really happy.
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yeah, but i've always liked the way the Spicer seat and chain stays curved around the rear wheel...and the massive size of the rear dropouts. I'm sure it's total asthetics and not anymore functional than if they were straight...but still those frames look damn cool.

if you were selling I'd hope you'd give us 6' 1" tall guys the heads up first
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hey eyefloater, you didn't buy that eddy merckx frame did you?
and is Gene the spicer cycles owner?

shiznaz, can you send me a link to pictures of your spicer?
I remember seeing some pictures but I can't find em anymore.
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Old 12-22-05, 07:02 PM   #1232
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www.spicercycles.com

I emailed the guy about the Merckx, but he already had people coming over to pay for it.

Gene on his fork ends:
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The ti inserts are made so the inside of the hub rest on the ti to avoid alum frame wear. To have enough ti material to bolt above and below that surface area to connect to the frame the ti has to extend or be exposed the dianmeter of that lock nut (last hub nut that is almost 20 mm in diameter) area. Some hubs are even wider there like small flange dura ace and surly. The locknuts on those hubs can be replace and they are so thick a spacer is need to if I recall. So it is a matter of getting those 4 holding screws of the ti insert away fron the center lock nut diameter to tie into the alum frame. I have thought about it and have not come up with a better idea. Not one has failed or worn out so I may leave well enough alone. They look big but weigh so very little. There is a lip on them that catches in the frame and the outside ti area cover the frame from any damage from the axle nut.
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www.spicercycles.com

I emailed the guy about the Merckx, but he already had people coming over to pay for it.

Gene on his fork ends:
? A Merckx on CL?
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Old 12-22-05, 10:06 PM   #1234
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San Francisco CL ... a whole other world. Not like the "1 fixed gear or singlespeed item / 4 months" we see here.
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Old 12-23-05, 02:06 AM   #1235
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if you were selling I'd hope you'd give us 6' 1" tall guys the heads up first

Of course!

My frame doesn't have the ti inserts, and you can definitely see evidence of the track nuts biting into the aluminum. Luckily they are super fat and overbuilt so I don't think it would ever become a problem.

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Hey guys, I know it isn't exactly PC, but have a safe and happy Christmas holiday
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Old 12-27-05, 02:03 PM   #1238
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I leave for 4 days, and the thread falls to page 2. Oh what a world!
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Old 12-27-05, 05:51 PM   #1239
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spent that last 5 days up north at my parents place... 3 feet of snow in 2 days, then come back to the city to see the green grass in my back yard. awesome!

anybody get any good bike(fixie) related christmas gifts?
I got money..(which of course will be used for something bike related).
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Old 12-27-05, 05:58 PM   #1240
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Formula hubs ... two bike books, tools.
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Old 12-27-05, 06:16 PM   #1241
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hey guys.. did you hear there was another cyclist fatality a week ago? scary ****. There's actually a candle-light vigil tonight.

I'm in Halifax airport right now waiting for a flight back from Newfoundland. Boo to flying.. yay to free wireless and a powerbook.

I fell down in a not-nearly-drunk-enough stupor last week though and hurt my ribs.. not sure if I'll be riding for a little while. I'll have to see what it feels like when I get back.
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Old 12-27-05, 06:27 PM   #1242
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No, I hadn't heard - where'd it happen?
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Old 12-27-05, 07:08 PM   #1243
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hey guys.. did you hear there was another cyclist fatality a week ago? scary ****. There's actually a candle-light vigil tonight.

I'm in Halifax airport right now waiting for a flight back from Newfoundland. Boo to flying.. yay to free wireless and a powerbook.

I fell down in a not-nearly-drunk-enough stupor last week though and hurt my ribs.. not sure if I'll be riding for a little while. I'll have to see what it feels like when I get back.
Link? It's not too surprising given the weather, stuff melting and freezing creating patches of ice that just kill your traction. Kind of dicey out there right now.
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that public shooting at younge and bloor is scarry shiz!

boo urns- I just received that GT frame I got from ebay and it has a dent in the top tube
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Old 12-27-05, 07:54 PM   #1245
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Say what? Do you still have a link to the original eBay auction? I'd get in contact w/ raygunner if that wasn't mentioned before.
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that public shooting at younge and bloor is scarry shiz!

boo urns- I just received that GT frame I got from ebay and it has a dent in the top tube
Whoa... refund!
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Old 12-27-05, 09:29 PM   #1248
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That says it has no dings. Get your refund on if you're not happy with it.
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is it good etiquette to request for refund?
He was quite pleaseant to deal with (althought it took nearly a MONTH to get it here)
and if I do get a refund, don't I loose out in money?
Paypal transfer fees, shipping back fees etc. ?

Are there other options?
ask for money reinbursement, ask for favors (chicago = yojimbo's)
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the usual spot:
http://www.respect.to/
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