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Old 01-24-06, 11:16 AM   #1551
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Um, i beg to differ. if you can make it to the top of bluffers park on your fixie without getting off and walking, the beer is on me.
That's my kind of challenge.

I don't think I've ridden that area, but I'll check it out this weekend if it is nice again. I don't know of any paved hills in Toronto that I can't inchworm up on my fixie, but I'd be happy to find one.
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Does he wait at the top with beers?
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speaking of weird parties.. there was also a candidate from the "Canadian Action Party", whom I'd never heard of before.
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we should start up our own Canadian Fixxie Party.
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Old 01-24-06, 11:24 AM   #1555
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$1.75 a vote! All I need to do is convince 100 people to vote for me and thats a phil wood hub!
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Um, i beg to differ. if you can make it to the top of bluffers park on your fixie without getting off and walking, the beer is on me.
I too would enjoy your beer, but I'm west and it's too far to ride for a free beer! There is another steep one in that neighbourhood, Fallingbrook Dr, not to be confused with Fallingbrook Wds, Fallingbrook Cres or Fallingbrook Rd. It's not a long one but it feels a bit steeper. At the end of Queen St is where they are.
I can go up any toronto hill I've encountered including the ones out there, but when I was fixed I only rode 48x16 which might be why, more gear inches and I might not be able to, hell I know I couldn't.
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more like you need to shell out $1.75 to people voting for you ;p
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Theres only one name you need to think about for the Liberal leadership... Ruby Dhalla


Officially the hottest MP in parliament!

HAHAHAHHA...love her website..DYNAMIC! ARTICULATE! INNOVATIVE!
she's a DOCTOR too dammit... i bet she also rides fixed.
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HAHAHAHHA...love her website..DYNAMIC! ARTICULATE! INNOVATIVE!
she's a DOCTOR too dammit... i bet she also rides fixed.
She's a chiropractor and highly unlikely.
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Old 01-24-06, 08:42 PM   #1561
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I too would enjoy your beer, but I'm west and it's too far to ride for a free beer! There is another steep one in that neighbourhood, Fallingbrook Dr, not to be confused with Fallingbrook Wds, Fallingbrook Cres or Fallingbrook Rd. It's not a long one but it feels a bit steeper. At the end of Queen St is where they are.
I can go up any toronto hill I've encountered including the ones out there, but when I was fixed I only rode 48x16 which might be why, more gear inches and I might not be able to, hell I know I couldn't.
i'm familiar with the fallingbrooks. bluffers park is, i'd say 3x longer and just as steep.

FWIW, live in parkdale and a ride along the martin goodman from my place out to the beaches and then along kingston rd. to bluffers park is about 50km or so.

if i can find a bottle or can to fit in my bottle holder i'd wait at the top with beer.
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Does he wait at the top with beers?
i'd follow someone to the top with beers in my pocket.
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Old 01-24-06, 09:56 PM   #1563
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That's my kind of challenge.

I don't think I've ridden that area, but I'll check it out this weekend if it is nice again. I don't know of any paved hills in Toronto that I can't inchworm up on my fixie, but I'd be happy to find one.
Your knees, your knees! I did it on my 39x28, it was ugly.

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Old 01-24-06, 10:22 PM   #1564
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i'd follow someone to the top with beers in my pocket.
**** that ****. I'll be at the top of the hill with a bottle of Stoli in one hand and a megaphone in the other. "Pedal mother****ers!!!"
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Old 01-24-06, 10:39 PM   #1565
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woah, they've come out with 28 tooth cogs.
that must be one BIG mf.

anyways, Ruby Dhalla is gonna come out from nowhere riding her KHS aero track and she'll leave to eat her dust on the hill climb. and when she does get up to the top, she's gonna guzzle all your beer and ride off laughing like a maniac while your still huffing and puffing your way up the hill.
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Old 01-25-06, 12:08 AM   #1566
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operator has a multi speed road bike with who knows what kind of cassette
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Old 01-25-06, 01:10 AM   #1567
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oh.... a road bike.....
whats that?
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A few things........it is nowhere near 50km to Bluffers Park from Parkdale......maybe round trip after a few laps of the hill.

Two.....the hill itself is give or take 1 km long, the steepest part being at the bottom where the grade is probably 15+%......if you can make it past that the rest shouldn't be any big deal.

Three.....I would say making it DOWN Brimley on a fixy would be the hardest part.....70km/h down that hill aint no thang.

Four....the beaches pretty much rules for hills. So when you come here to suffer make sure you visit me at work (Cycle Solutions) and I will show you some good ones!

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Old 01-25-06, 04:16 AM   #1569
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FYI, roughly 21.8km from easy restaurant to bluffers park...according to google maps.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=e...2,0.261612&t=k
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Your knees, your knees! I did it on my 39x28, it was ugly.

Sounds like I might have to flip my rear wheel. I'm doing it though.
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i've got a 17 tooth cog I'm going to carry around with me....

rear hub is a fixed/free so I can't thread it on the other side... hmmm unless I suicide it somehow
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i stopped by with $100 in pocket in case there was something I had to leave with, but his friend was running a little late.

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If I build a wheel for 130 spacing, how easy is it for me to later on run it in a frame with narrower spacing?
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If I build a wheel for 130 spacing, how easy is it for me to later on run it in a frame with narrower spacing?
It depends on the hub you are using, but most of the time it will be as simple as removing a couple of spacers from the axle. In some cases, you may have to swap in different sized spacers to achieve the desired width. Not at all difficult, you just some cone wrenches.
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