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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    From someone claiming that they saw the Galvez accident:
    Horrifying. I don't know how many times I have been at an event where there are tons of medical volunteers milling about like that. I wonder how much they really know when the **** hits the fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaibot
    AHAHAA, you know Brent eh? I worked with him for a bit. Has he told you the story about the shetland ponies and when he drove into a guy with his truck.

    You gotta ask him about it.
    Yeah I like brent, and europe bound on front is really the only bike shop I can walk to during lunch and still have time to eat lunch. I'll make sure to ask him about that story (but I'll do it in a roundabout fashion so he end up saying "SPEAKING OF EQUINES, I COULD KNIT A TEA COZY FROM THE YARN I'M ABOUT TO SPIN FOR YOU!")

    That sounded funnier in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Yeah I like brent, and europe bound on front is really the only bike shop I can walk to during lunch and still have time to eat lunch. I'll make sure to ask him about that story (but I'll do it in a roundabout fashion so he end up saying "SPEAKING OF EQUINES, I COULD KNIT A TEA COZY FROM THE YARN I'M ABOUT TO SPIN FOR YOU!")

    That sounded funnier in my head.
    Yeah, he is a good guy and never seems to lose patience with me, even though I ask him about 15 million questions whenever I am in there. When I told him I had an old Ciocc roadbike, he got pretty excited. A sure sign of a good mechanic is a love of what they do.

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    I knew he was special when he spent 15 minutes with me digging through piles of tires so that we could find a 25 dollar set he took off a complete bike a few months earlier. I was about to give up before him, but he kept looking and found them. He definitely has his work cut out for him down in that basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    What to do, what to do. Seems my employeers decided I was underpaid forthe past 3 months and paid me retroactively today. After paying off large debts, seems I have about $500 left to blow on bike stuff. The dilema is, do I get a nice hub and wheel build and fix the sexy beast, or buy a complete bike (or close there to). I could get a fix all done from Cyclemania for that price, or try Cavern, I think Keith has a fuji in my size for $500. I love the Wheeler, a great ride and I've put lots of work into getting it set up as a bombproof s/s, but it would also be nice to have a bike I can ride and not worry about which part needs fixing or replacing.

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    Wow nice
    The fuji looks ok, great out the door price & ready to go. Add parts later down the line as needed.
    The e-bay bikes by the time it gets here it would be over 5 bills.
    Keep an eye on c/l but by the time you see one you like your money will be long gone.
    I also remember cyclemania Danforth having budget fixies. But take a look at urbane for there brand & the KHS 100 witch is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    What to do, what to do. Seems my employeers decided I was underpaid forthe past 3 months and paid me retroactively today. After paying off large debts, seems I have about $500 left to blow on bike stuff. The dilema is, do I get a nice hub and wheel build and fix the sexy beast, or buy a complete bike (or close there to). I could get a fix all done from Cyclemania for that price, or try Cavern, I think Keith has a fuji in my size for $500. I love the Wheeler, a great ride and I've put lots of work into getting it set up as a bombproof s/s, but it would also be nice to have a bike I can ride and not worry about which part needs fixing or replacing.

    Help.
    If it were me and I had $500 to blow on a track bike....I would save up a bit more and get something nice. For $800 there is a lot more to choose from and at that price range you get more bang for your buck.

    You can always go the eBay route and get a nice deal on a used bike too, many of us have done that without too many problems.

    I've checked out the Cyclemania bikes and they are a good price but I thought they looked a bit sketchy, particularly the geometry, which seemed pretty roadish to me.

    Keep your eyes glued to CL, obviously, some stuff comes up now and then.

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    First thing I did was check e-bay. Not much on right now, and after dollar conversion, shipping and customs, cost the same to buy something here. And CL hasn't had much my size recently, or ever really. I am leaning to getting a good 135mm hub, fixing the mtb. Would be easy, has horizontal drops, and with the double chainring crank and the 2 b/b's I have, getting a perfect chainline would be easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    First thing I did was check e-bay. Not much on right now, and after dollar conversion, shipping and customs, cost the same to buy something here. And CL hasn't had much my size recently, or ever really. I am leaning to getting a good 135mm hub, fixing the mtb. Would be easy, has horizontal drops, and with the double chainring crank and the 2 b/b's I have, getting a perfect chainline would be easy.

    What size frame do u ride? If you ride a 53cm, then I have track frame with your name on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin2046
    What size frame do u ride? If you ride a 53cm, then I have track frame with your name on it.

    +lawl
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin2046
    What size frame do u ride? If you ride a 53cm, then I have track frame with your name on it.

    Good try.
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    i would say try getting a decent used road frame for cheap (ebay is good for this, or ask keith what he has in the basement) and spend your money on wheels. keep in mind that with those off the peg track bikes, the builders usually skimp on things like headsets and bottom brackets so they may wear out faster, even if they are new.

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    Mini bikes = good fun. Me = drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    Mini bikes = good fun. Me = drunk.
    i would have loved to have been there but the rain and cold and work put me off. maybe i can just get drunk in my apartment to make up for it... drunk posting is always good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    Mini bikes = good fun. Me = drunk.
    I found a little trike with wooden blocks for peddels I wanted to use, but then remember I had my last class tonight, figured I should go.

    135mm fix surly hubs, can I order one from you? Can't remeber your last PM/email regarding this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike
    Mini bikes = good fun. Me = drunk.
    Was it oudoors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    i would say try getting a decent used road frame for cheap (ebay is good for this, or ask keith what he has in the basement) and spend your money on wheels. keep in mind that with those off the peg track bikes, the builders usually skimp on things like headsets and bottom brackets so they may wear out faster, even if they are new.
    I talked to my Royal York buddy and they are not looking for anyone at the moment but he said he would let me know as soon as an opening comes up. I do have a friend who owns a Beer Pub/Restaurant who is looking for a cook...let me know if you are interested and I will give you his info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    I found a little trike with wooden blocks for peddels I wanted to use, but then remember I had my last class tonight, figured I should go.

    135mm fix surly hubs, can I order one from you? Can't remeber your last PM/email regarding this.
    If you want to go the build something nicer route let me know...I can give you an IRO Jamie Roy frameset and some nice wheels for the $ you have to spend. Only gets you halfway there but would be way nicer than anything off the peg. Oh.... Sorry I keep forgetting to bring yer tube and patch kit to hockey.

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    awesome weather today eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch
    awesome weather today eh?
    swimming anyone?

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    i'm staying indoors until i absolutely have to leave.

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    Drip.....drip....drip....<bike clothes drying>

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    i'm staying indoors until i absolutely have to leave.
    ya man...im listening to Dizzy Gillespie workin at a snails pace...literally...

    and to think I was hoping for a lunch time ride...

    [QUOTE=darkmother]Drip.....drip....drip....<bike clothes drying>[QUOTE]

    Hahahahaha I well soaked the office this morning with that same stylee...

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    i think i would rather ride in any weather other than this. snow storm even.

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    I am heading up to cyclesolutions on kingston road to get another cog for the mountain winter bike 42x16 is on it now , same set up for th Pini but the mountain bike wieghs a ton so 42x18 would be better for in the snow..
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    Luckily I have the option of not leaving the house...!
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