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Old 12-07-06, 04:25 PM   #16451
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I was thinking about doing this, lacing some 26" rims to miche hubs..
MTB 26" fixed would kind of be fun.

Gearing it super low for Fixed trials..
It's not too common. We need to put together a T.O. fixed MTB crew, and hit the Don Valley trails. That's some hilly stuff on my geared coasting MTB. Fixed would be freakish excitement.

I think I'm just going to get a Surly 135mm hub, and lace it to some Mavic 26". Something not too expensive. Though my bike lust says "get the Phills!".
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It's not too common. We need to put together a T.O. fixed MTB crew, and hit the Don Valley trails. That's some hilly stuff on my geared coasting MTB. Fixed would be freakish excitement.
Some of the downhills in there would be tricky... unless you could lock the back and keep it from coming around. It would be fun to try though
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PS. I washed out on the streetcar tracks turning left onto wellington from Bathurst tonight. I narrowly missed my ratty cargo shorts and burned a nice hole through my spensive winter cycling pants. Luckily the guy in the SUV behind me didn't run me over! My wrist hurts a little and I have a nice round friction burn on my left knee. Now I have no recourse but to tape over the hole with yellow duct tape.
i think streetcar tracks claim their victims in pairs. wiped out at king/parliament last night but managed to hop free as my bike went skidding through the intersection. no damage to the bike. i spent 20 minutes looking for my damn light before a nice(!) cabbie told me it was halfway down the block in the opposite direction. no idea how that happened. i could've sworn it was ground into powder by all the streetcars that passed.
hey op, i'll need the nishiki back soon for winter..trying to arrange to get you some wheels so you can ride it down.
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Some of the downhills in there would be tricky... unless you could lock the back and keep it from coming around. It would be fun to try though
Which is why I'd only ride a fixed mtb on the street. Too much eco-damage potential with a fixed mtb.
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i think streetcar tracks claim their victims in pairs. wiped out at king/parliament last night but managed to hop free as my bike went skidding through the intersection. no damage to the bike. i spent 20 minutes looking for my damn light before a nice(!) cabbie told me it was halfway down the block in the opposite direction. no idea how that happened. i could've sworn it was ground into powder by all the streetcars that passed.
hey op, i'll need the nishiki back soon for winter..trying to arrange to get you some wheels so you can ride it down.
No worries goki. I'm bringing it down on Sat. Where should I drop it off? I could also bring it down to bikechain tomorrow.
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Old 12-07-06, 05:34 PM   #16456
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It's not too common. We need to put together a T.O. fixed MTB crew, and hit the Don Valley trails. That's some hilly stuff on my geared coasting MTB. Fixed would be freakish excitement.

I think I'm just going to get a Surly 135mm hub, and lace it to some Mavic 26". Something not too expensive. Though my bike lust says "get the Phills!".
I should have my fixed 26" on Sat or Sun. Having it built with a surly 135mm fixed hub. Hub was $75 I think, and Mike (Shapelike) is building it when it all arives. Can't wait.
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Which is why I'd only ride a fixed mtb on the street. Too much eco-damage potential with a fixed mtb.
I hear that. I haven't been in there in a couple of years cause it started to get WAY to busy... and the trails were showing it.
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Every once in a while, if I go to the fixed forum, and I DON'T see 'TORONTO Fixed' on the first page, I get agitated and a bit anxious. This is merely an attempt to bring it back to page one.

You can thank me later
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Old 12-07-06, 07:51 PM   #16459
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Every once in a while, if I go to the fixed forum, and I DON'T see 'TORONTO Fixed' on the first page, I get agitated and a bit anxious. This is merely an attempt to bring it back to page one.

You can thank me later
It may have happened since you were last on, but we've been moved to Rides and Races (and still typically show up!). on our fixed gears
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Old 12-07-06, 07:57 PM   #16460
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I hear that. I haven't been in there in a couple of years cause it started to get WAY to busy... and the trails were showing it.
The don is still quality, just not around this time of year because it's just muddy and you slip all over the place.
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Old 12-07-06, 08:00 PM   #16461
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We are eroding a fragile, isolated and overstressed watershed. lol sux2bdon~
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Old 12-07-06, 08:18 PM   #16462
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It may have happened since you were last on, but we've been moved to Rides and Races (and still typically show up!). on our fixed gears
a-whaaaa? I had no idea. That's a little weird.

You don't check BF for months on end, and look what happens. I'll have to get used to this new way of life...I guess.

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Old 12-07-06, 08:57 PM   #16463
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remember we were talking about the blinged out cervelo that wes and i spotted at I deal a while ago? i just remembered i snapped a photo of it with its high tech locking system.
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Is that the aluminum Cervélo Soloist?

What does the guy who owns it look like?
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Old 12-07-06, 09:15 PM   #16465
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Is that the aluminum Cervélo Soloist?

What does the guy who owns it look like?
i do believe it is the aluminum soloist. from what i remember he is a skinny guy, cropped brown hair, black knikers and jacket, no helmet / glasses, white shoes. he is at i deal every time i'm there.
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Old 12-07-06, 09:47 PM   #16466
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Old 12-07-06, 10:23 PM   #16467
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The Bottechia.

I got the stem out already.

But the seatpost just needs a little "effort".
This is effort that I don't feel like producing since I'd need a ladder to get on the bike if it was complete.
A little heat would probably do it.

To tell you the truth, it's not even that nice. The BB shell is welded really ass.
The seam is all sloppy. But then again, maybe all BB's were ass welded in the 60's.
BTW. .it's an ITalian BB 70mm.

I'll take some pics tonight. See if you guys really want it.
I'd like to give it to a REALLY TALL person. Cuz that's what it's for.

If you three are tall then you can flip a three sided coin to see who gets it.
I don't like playing favorites.

It produces this rivalry between Toronto BF buddies..
"Things like outdressing each other."

Which emails are whose?
I've got a list of 12 or so people so far.
I'll drop out of the running. It sounds like a fun project but I have a pink Bianchi headed my way, so I'll be occupied with that for awhile. If no really tall person wants it, I will take it as I can use it, just not right away.
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ROFL did he really leave it like that?
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Mmm ... Spot bikes are pretty. Anyone heard any strong opinions on those either way? They seem to know their **** and support a lot of races in the states.
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Old 12-08-06, 06:48 AM   #16470
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Mmm ... Spot bikes are pretty. Anyone heard any strong opinions on those either way? They seem to know their **** and support a lot of races in the states.
I only know them from the interweb, but I agree.. They're pretty hot. I love their chain tensioners too.
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Check out this picture of Sheldon Brown's wife:



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Mmm ... Spot bikes are pretty. Anyone heard any strong opinions on those either way? They seem to know their **** and support a lot of races in the states.
Those look pretty cool. I want some of thier merino wool cycling clothing.
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nice socks, they match the bike and the seat!
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