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Old 11-28-06, 09:23 AM   #15976
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well you get an AIR horn like they use on the boats and attach it to your bike , when a cager opens his door you give um a blast. during warmer months my buddy when he drove his bike would catch up to cager at red light that had blasted him with the car horn and he would blast they cager back, fu to watch.
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I'd like to see 1000's of portable ones handed out to the peds.... let them have at it.
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They are sweet. Though on a sociological level I find it somewhat disturbing that the onus is on the ped to get across the street on time.
I think it's more for folks who may be visually impaired rather than an herding mechanism in addition to the flashing walk light. My experiences is that peds mosey along no matter what. Some woman wandered into traffic this morning on my ride in and was swearing a blue streak because no one let her cross. This half a block from a controlled cross-walk.
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Old 11-28-06, 09:49 AM   #15979
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I guess it will lessen the chance of pedestrians getting caught in the middle of an intersection and plowed down by cars, but if the cars are paying attention it should not be an issue anyways. I know that I personally, will cross almost any time the orange hand is still flashing, so I'm usually at the opposite curb just when the light turns green and sometimes people try to turn right into me. I think these timers may reduce the chance of me running across the road, but again thats never been an issue really.

I'm already pretty good at timing lights. I think on a bike, especially when at the front of the line and track standing there is no way somebody changing CDs in their car is going to be paying enough attention to beat you off the line so if anything I think this may make cars better at jumping at greens and right turning in front of cyclists, because they can just look up every once-in-a-while and see how long it is until the green. I hope this doesn't turn intersections into little elimination-style drag races where people can see exactly how many seconds until they get stuck at a red.
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hmmm^interesting thought^
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Old 11-28-06, 10:06 AM   #15981
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I hope this doesn't turn intersections into little elimination-style drag races where people can see exactly how many seconds until they get stuck at a red.
When I started driving in Toronto, many years ago, the little red hand on the crossing signal didn't flash to indicate to the pedestrians that they'd better hurry up because the light was changing. It just went from the little man to the red hand and that was it, don't ****ing cross. When it changed to the flashing hand, as a driver, I knew that it was still okay to go through the green and that the light wouldn't be changing to yellow anytime soon as people were still crossing. If you were a little ways away from the intersection and you saw that the hand was starting to flash, you'd pick up speed so as to make the light, it is a natural reaction.

I think we will see more of this and people will be flying through those late yellow lights. I too wish the city would quit cow-towing to drivers; the core is packed enough, there should be developments made to make it less-than-appealing to people to drive downtown.[/rant]
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Old 11-28-06, 11:12 AM   #15982
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Has anyone seen a Cinelli Alter stem for sale in Toronto? I'd like to get one but I don't think they've been made in quite some time.

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Old 11-28-06, 11:27 AM   #15983
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Never seen it in the city... seems like an ebay object to me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-120mm-1-1-In...QQcmdZViewItem

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Yeah, I am watching both of those auctions but the end price gets a bit nutty. There was one last week that ended at 60$USD, too rich for my blood. We shall see what happens; I find the girly one to be kinda tacky, maybe that will make it cheaper
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the face plates are removable anyways
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Old 11-28-06, 01:15 PM   #15986
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Lock ring done and done.
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Old 11-28-06, 01:50 PM   #15987
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hey jet, that stem is still at 10 bucks with an hour to go
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Old 11-28-06, 01:54 PM   #15988
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So I took a spill two weeks ago (not sure if I posted about it) and messed up my ribs a bit. I didn't go to the doctor, but they're still hurting quite a bit. In fact, today they feel worse than they have in days. Think I should take time off work to go to the doctor? There's not much they can do for ribs anyway, but this is getting annoying (and maybe it's also paranoia/hypochondria). I can't remember how long it took for them to heal to the point of not being a constant annoyance the last time.

Darkmother/cavernmech: I know you've both had your share of rib injuries.. any advice? (or anyone else, for that matter)

ps. goddamnit if I haven't been regularly sneezing since I hurt myself. I rarely sneeze and it *really* hurts with injured ribs.
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hey jet, that stem is still at 10 bucks with an hour to go
I am watching, don't worry. I don't want to get sniped so will bid in the last few minutes but thanks for the heads up



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Darkmother/cavernmech: I know you've both had your share of rib injuries.. any advice? (or anyone else, for that matter)
Yeah, see someone about it, you may have fractured it, it might even be likely that you have something fractured if it is still tender after such a long time. Worst case scenario is internal bleeding/hemorhaging, but you would have likely noticed that by now; see someone about it though, you'd be surprised at some of the injuries people can obtain and not know it.

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Damn sorry to hear your still hurtin man. Get em checked like I said when I saw you Friday night. You got a busted rib I bet. A little time for an x-ray and all will be clear. If it's busted then you can tape up like a boxer. Riding must be a little interesting, you getting pain when you huffing and puffing?
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Old 11-28-06, 02:39 PM   #15991
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Yeah, I am watching both of those auctions but the end price gets a bit nutty. There was one last week that ended at 60$USD, too rich for my blood. We shall see what happens; I find the girly one to be kinda tacky, maybe that will make it cheaper
There is a reason they dont make em anymore....they break. A buddy bought the integralter stem/bar...busted it in 4 weeks...no warranty. Have heard the same thing with the stems. I wouldnt trust one but they look sweet.
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So I took a spill two weeks ago (not sure if I posted about it) and messed up my ribs a bit. I didn't go to the doctor, but they're still hurting quite a bit. In fact, today they feel worse than they have in days. Think I should take time off work to go to the doctor? There's not much they can do for ribs anyway, but this is getting annoying (and maybe it's also paranoia/hypochondria). I can't remember how long it took for them to heal to the point of not being a constant annoyance the last time.

Darkmother/cavernmech: I know you've both had your share of rib injuries.. any advice? (or anyone else, for that matter)

ps. goddamnit if I haven't been regularly sneezing since I hurt myself. I rarely sneeze and it *really* hurts with injured ribs.
Might be worth a trip to the doc. If it is broken it could be rubbing up against something hence the pain. It often took a long time for mine to heal..kind of depends where on the cage it is I think. If it only bothers you when you sneeze or cough, its prolly o.k. If it bugs you all the time, then I would have it checked out. How long has it been? 2 weeks?
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There is a reason they dont make em anymore....they break. A buddy bought the integralter stem/bar...busted it in 4 weeks...no warranty. Have heard the same thing with the stems. I wouldnt trust one but they look sweet.
Doh! And I just won it too! If it breaks and I hurt myself, who can I sue now? Maybe eBay, they have deep pockets
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Hey it's a pretty cool piece nonetheless....comes with the covers?
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why is sniping generally frowned upon anyways? i snipe all the time! haha.
yeah shape, get those ribs checked out. are you covered? company policy? ohip?
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Hey it's a pretty cool piece nonetheless....comes with the covers?
Comes with one but there are 3 others that I can buy from here: http://www.xxcycle.com/php/_all/shop...er_pin-ups.php

Now that I've won it, maybe the girly thing isn't so tacky


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why is sniping generally frowned upon anyways? i snipe all the time! haha.
Yeah, me too, I just hate to be sniped but I don't mind sniping
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If it bugs you all the time, then I would have it checked out. How long has it been? 2 weeks?
It's mostly just sore with any "major movement" like sneezing, or getting in and out of bed. But for the first have of today is was just kind of sore/achy at other times as well. I think I must have just spent too much time asleep on that side last night. I'm not having trouble breathing or anything.

And yeah, it's been 2 weeks I think.
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Also: did someone in this thread post some sort of CAD-like program for bike building once? I can't find it. You could input all sorts of frame geometry, crank-length, etc, and it would show you a diagram of the bike. Yadda yadda yadda.

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It's mostly just sore with any "major movement" like sneezing, or getting in and out of bed. But for the first have of today is was just kind of sore/achy at other times as well. I think I must have just spent too much time asleep on that side last night. I'm not having trouble breathing or anything.

And yeah, it's been 2 weeks I think.
Typical healing time would be 4 plus weeks. Perhaps Kim has the "Jimmy Arms"?
I would give it another week unless it gets worse.
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Also: did someone in this thread post some sort of CAD-like program for bike building once? I can't find it. You could input all sorts of frame geometry, crank-length, etc, and it would show you a diagram of the bike. Yadda yadda yadda.

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Yeah i posted it. You can look through my 1690 posts in this thread to find it.
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