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Old 11-21-06, 11:26 PM   #15851
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My Suzue basic is slowly pooching out or I'd use that for a rear hub.
I have a 120mm cheap sovas you can have for a small donation. Bought it before I realized (make that knew the difference) my frame needs a 135 hub. Let me know.
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Old 11-22-06, 01:46 AM   #15852
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Hola all - been a while since I posted. Moved out west to go tree planting back in April, and have ended up living out in Vancouver. I'm back in Toronto for about the next week getting ready to ship a bunch of my stuff out west, and I'm selling one of my two bikes - with the cost of shipping, and limited space on the other end, I need to get rid of one of my rides.

In any case, it's a 49cm 1984 Columbus SLX Ciocc road frame converted to fixed. I've got it posted with more details over on Craigslist, but thought I'd toss a heads-up onto the forums in case anyone here is interested

here's the link: http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238422063.html

I'm also selling a tubular wheelset on Mavic rims and Miche hubs, also on craigslist.

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Old 11-22-06, 01:55 AM   #15853
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You can have these.
Thanks for the offer but I'm pretty set on the Syntace bars as they still have a bit of a drop to them.

the Profile Design bullhorns I have now just have too much of a drop and get pretty uncomfortable on longer rides.
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Old 11-22-06, 05:24 AM   #15854
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nice to read about the relative success of the program.

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University of Toronto Bike Bait program a success

November 20, 2006 - 3:08 pm
By: Anne Winstanley

Toronto - The University of Toronto says their new high-tech strategy to catch bicycle thieves is a success.

Since the pilot Bike Bait Program was introduced September 29, the university says Toronto Police have laid a number of charges, including four arrests in one day.

"The project is ongoing and successful," UTPS corporal Peter Franchi, co-ordinator of the Bike Bait program. "We have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of bike thefts since the program's inception."

Franchi says based on the results so far, the program will continue through 2007.

The Bike Bait program involves placing global positioning system (GPS) beacons on high-end bikes in a number of campus locations. When the bicycle is stolen, the GPS allows police to track the bike and catch the thieves.
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Thanks for the offer but I'm pretty set on the Syntace bars as they still have a bit of a drop to them.

the Profile Design bullhorns I have now just have too much of a drop and get pretty uncomfortable on longer rides.
How much drop did your profiles have?
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Old 11-22-06, 08:22 AM   #15856
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Well I do ride what I feel will get me to and fro safely day in and day out. Can even toss some fun in there while I'm at it. Hail knobbies!!!!! Yes winter for me is MTB time. What are you lads doin' for the winter?
First of all, it's not winter yet! I refuse to submit (I must admit, the weekend rides are getting slightly uncomfortable though). I'm going to roll road slicks until it gets stupid, then maybe I'll toss on my worn out CX tires.
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Old 11-22-06, 08:54 AM   #15857
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I threw the 37c conti travel contact tires on my cross bike last night. For some reason I decided to do it all without tire levers. My hands got so sore. I had to take the vittoria cross tires off my track wheels, the GP 3000's off my cross wheels, mount the travel contacts on the cross wheels and remount the GP 3000's on my track wheels. It was hard enough getting the GP 3000's off the rim of the cross wheels, but then putting a 37c tire on them was ridiculous. The rims are open pros so they are VERY narrow, and the tires were VERY wide (like 4-5 times wider than the rim) and stiff. It was like mounting car tires to the rim it was so hard but I eventually managed. Every time I would almost get the second bead mounted it would just pop out completely and make me groan. I'm just on the cusp of having tires too fat for the frame and fenders (Soma reports you can fit 38c tires with fenders, but they must mean slick 38c tires with low profile fenders). Oh yeah at one point when I was trying to pull the tires off I punched myself in the nose by mistake and it really hurt! I thought my nose was going to bleed for sure! haha

I have yet to change the tires on my commuter. At the moment its got some 23c kenda slicks on it and I want to change them to my 32c Conti City Ride tires but I have a feeling my frame won't take them, let alone with fenders. Anyone know any good tires ~25c with some inverted tread and knobbies on the outside? I'm not going to worry about it until the roads get snowy, but I saw people scraping their cars today so it seems like it may be close.
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Old 11-22-06, 09:31 AM   #15858
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you should go to cycle solutions and watch Makie take off tires by hand , unbelievable how fast he can take them off and put them back on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, lot's of frost here to first thing in the morning but I am lucky it dissapears before I go to work,,,,,,,, we had a nice drive by shooting at my work last night
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Old 11-22-06, 09:45 AM   #15859
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you should go to cycle solutions and watch Makie take off tires by hand , unbelievable how fast he can take them off and put them back on
I'm usually pretty good at it, its just that the GP 3000s are very tight in combination with my mavic rims, and the touring tires were incredibly wide for the rim. By the time I got to the second tire of each wheel though I had figured out the particular technique for each, so I guess its just practice. Still, compressing a brand new fat tire laterally and pulling it around the rim so it stays put at the same time is pretty tough. If I had an extra hand it would probably be quite a bit easier.
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Old 11-22-06, 11:25 AM   #15860
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Oh yeah at one point when I was trying to pull the tires off I punched myself in the nose by mistake and it really hurt! I thought my nose was going to bleed for sure! haha
hahahahha! That is totally something I would do (and *have* done, as a matter of fact).
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Old 11-22-06, 12:09 PM   #15861
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How much drop did your profiles have?
They have about a 7-8 cm drop center to center.
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Old 11-22-06, 12:29 PM   #15862
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those look like my mavic bullhorns. The sloping shoulder part is kind of useless as far as hand positioning goes.
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Old 11-22-06, 01:43 PM   #15863
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They have about a 7-8 cm drop center to center.
I do have the bars you’re looking for on my bike now & i like em. They also come flat with all the bends & curves as well.
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Old 11-22-06, 01:57 PM   #15864
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They have about a 7-8 cm drop center to center.
Excellent....I'm not the only one who sleeps with bicycle parts.
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Old 11-22-06, 02:32 PM   #15865
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There is a couple different versions of the stratos. The one I had was like 1-2inch drop.

Edit: Someone should make a wheel completely out of fiberfix spokes.

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Old 11-22-06, 10:07 PM   #15866
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Hi all,

Did any of you guys respond to this CL post?

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238534954.html
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Old 11-22-06, 10:42 PM   #15867
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Hey Rob

I think digital calipers were on the Bike Chain wish list: http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/pictu...0&NTITEM=B1966
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Old 11-22-06, 10:58 PM   #15868
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Hi all,

Did any of you guys respond to this CL post?

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238534954.html
Nope, why, did you write it? I guess a flea market might be nice because there would be a sense of community but really, all that anybody wants to do is get rid of the stuff that they cannot use for a fair price. I think CL is already serving that purpose.
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Did any of you guys respond to this CL post?

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238534954.html
I did! (edit: no I didn't.. I assumed it was a link to your bike.. hehehe)
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Nope, why, did you write it? I guess a flea market might be nice because there would be a sense of community but really, all that anybody wants to do is get rid of the stuff that they cannot use for a fair price. I think CL is already serving that purpose.
Nope, I didn't post it... It is an interesting concept though.

Who's CM'ing on Friday?
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Nope, I didn't post it... It is an interesting concept though.

Who's CM'ing on Friday?
I think it would be a great idea & CM whats that ha ha
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http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238789850.html
This looks like the tandem that was on sale at the bike swap

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238765999.html
And while this guy IS swallowing $150, can't you get this bike new from a store for around the same price? He is just saving you the premium of going to curbside to buy this years model.
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http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238789850.html
This looks like the tandem that was on sale at the bike swap

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238765999.html
And while this guy IS swallowing $150, can't you get this bike new from a store for around the same price? He is just saving you the premium of going to curbside to buy this years model.
probably. i suppose he is just aiming high in the hopes that someone will meet him in the middle...

EDIT: Shiz, to answer your earlier question about thin knobbies, i know that vittoria makes a cross tire in a 700x27 with a low profile tread which is tough as nails. i'll be using them for their third winter. not sure if they're skinny enough to fit on your frame with fenders.
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http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238789850.html
This looks like the tandem that was on sale at the bike swap

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/238765999.html
And while this guy IS swallowing $150, can't you get this bike new from a store for around the same price? He is just saving you the premium of going to curbside to buy this years model.
I have a brand new 2006 in 56 cm that I only want $500 for. Good luck with that.
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I have a brand new 2006 in 56 cm that I only want $500 for. Good luck with that.
Make a CL post undercutting the guy. Make sure to make refer to his listing as well. That would be sweet.
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