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Old 10-16-06, 11:44 AM   #14301
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I guess I should get my DIY fender materials ready. *watches the skies for snow*
are we gonna have any flippin' snow this year? Do I bother with my knobbies?
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Old 10-16-06, 11:54 AM   #14302
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so... no one went to pho? PHO BICH NGA!!!! yeah, i'm going to chuck the faux-race blades and getting full fenders for winter. snow ain't dat bad.. it's the -30C before windchill that kills me.
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Old 10-16-06, 11:57 AM   #14303
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I actually want some snow this year, I made fenders a couple years ago, total waste of time.
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It snowed a few days ago, but the wind & hail was far more impressive.

I left my winter beater by the curb when I moved recently, a rusty urbanite that I was never particularly fond of. I bought it out of need. I'd just paid off a new Devinci, had it a month & it got ganked. Had to get something cheap & on credit at Urbane to keep working. It was a great ride with those qualifiers, inexpensive, solid & available on credit. Fabulous beater for 5-6 years and 3 solid work winters someone else has it now, it was only by the curb for an hour or so. If I hadn't let it rust solid after jacking up my knee again I'dve kept it, but I'm lazy, I gotta have real love for a bike to treat it right.

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I left my winter beater by the curb when I moved recently, a rusty urbanite that I was never particularly fond of. I bought it out of need. I'd just paid off a new Devinci, had it a month & it got ganked.
...I bet it doesn't miss me[/wistful]
how did you lock it? the sheldon method???!! hahah.. just kidding sam i use sheldon's method to lock up with my onguard-mini for short periods of time with no problems. knock on wood.
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Old 10-16-06, 12:19 PM   #14306
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I think that was a "gave it away" version of "left it by the curb", not a "stolen" version.

And no, nobody joined me for pho. It's alright though, I had William Gibson to keep me company.
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Old 10-16-06, 12:30 PM   #14307
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Do I bother with my knobbies?
this'll be the first time I ride thru snow w/out knobbies...
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Old 10-16-06, 12:48 PM   #14308
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I usually use inverted tread tires for the winter. Works nice in snow and clear roads.
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Old 10-16-06, 01:49 PM   #14309
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I only busted out the knobbies once last year. Usually, you don't really need them-it is way too soon now for sure. Slick tires are a good time.
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Old 10-16-06, 02:03 PM   #14310
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I think a bowl of pho is probably cheaper than a beer and a crack rock.

I think he's trying to say that he NEEDS to have his beer and crack rock.. anything more.. he cound not afford.
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Old 10-16-06, 02:07 PM   #14311
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Yep, totally gave it away. It had wheels, cranks, rings, chain, freewheel, stem, bars, front brake & lever, seat the whole kitnkaboodle eveerything about it pitted or rusted stuck, still salted from its last winter at work.

I put a sign on it sed "Frame Works"
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I've been thinking about this WINTER issue for a while.. I'm not sure what to do.

It seems that a sealed bearing fixie would be good. RIGHT?
I know that freewheeling on slush is not so fun.

I'm thinking some cyclecross tires, full brakes and fenders.
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Old 10-16-06, 02:31 PM   #14313
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I ran 23c slicks all last year, but last year was also pretty mild and snow-free. If things get sketchy this year I might try some cyclocross tires. That was on my urbanite (also a rusty boat-anchor with at least one rusted-stuck area) with race-blade knockoffs (since the fork doesn't have fender eyelets).
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Old 10-16-06, 04:07 PM   #14314
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Maiden!
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Old 10-16-06, 07:08 PM   #14315
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Who the **** writes this ****? Yes, I'm living on the edge RIGHT NOW. Oh ****, ninjas!
i believe that would be the publicist for the book publishers. and to answer cav's question, if it's anything like the book launches i've been to, yes there is usually food and drinks too if you're lucky.

g-boy i used to work for the chain bookstore; are you at the "big c"? which one?
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Old 10-16-06, 07:11 PM   #14316
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Lol, bookstores.
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i'm thinking about throwing cyclocross tires on the purple bike and using up an old quando flip flop. perhaps a basket is in order... then again i rode the same bike all year last year and had no complaints.
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Old 10-16-06, 07:16 PM   #14318
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beer and crackrock? things have changed in richmond hill since i left.
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well kool keith told me my rig should be good for winter...so Im good!
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You're missing front/rear and middle bags for carrying ****loads of beer duppy

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Welcome to the ghettos of the greater toronto area!
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Old 10-16-06, 07:57 PM   #14321
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Maiden!
I seen two of the guys get interviewed on George’s show tonight. Did you know Bruce has a day job as a pilot!
Have fun.
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keith, i came by with food for you after school but the shop was closed so i ate it (the food).
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Hey jeremeywhitehorn, if you have any downtime, come volunteer at Bike Chain! We need some good mechanics...
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Welcome to the ghettos of the greater toronto area!
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm beeeeeeeeeeeeer
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Scroll through this page 80's some nice stuff!
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