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    Shiz, I may have a spare crank. Any preference for length and BCD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    I normaly only have one pint so I can ring a couple of cans to cover a fellow rider whom's short ,,, so far we have Cavernmech Jerremy and myself doing the Kilt snow ride, anyone else joining up???
    Snow ride is good, kilt, well mine went to the drycleaners once and I never got it back. I gues I could wear a sarong if needed.

    Looks like I am not around for the scotch night, even though I don't drink, would have been nice. Leaving on the 27th, coming back on the 30th from the realtives. Snow/beer/coffee ride before/after that would be best for me. Maybe I can convince cavit8 to make me an espresso from his new machine for that night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    I normaly only have one pint so I can ring a couple of cans to cover a fellow rider whom's short ,,, so far we have Cavernmech Jerremy and myself doing the Kilt snow ride, anyone else joining up???
    Are we waiting for snow to schedule the ride or? If I'm not tied up, I'll do it.

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    i have nothing to say. just wanted to get a post on this page. heh..

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    Opinions on quality of these http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/247252850.html

    Thinking about grabbing one as they are the right size but I don't want to invest in crap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    Opinions on quality of these http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/247252850.html

    Thinking about grabbing one as they are the right size but I don't want to invest in crap...
    Hrm, I've never heard of Kastle but it looks like it might be a chromoly frame with nice road geometry. There are no eyelets on the frame to suggest a touring frame and the drops are horizontal if you wanted to go SS or fixed. Offer him $80 for it, there was a brand-new Benotto on CL the other day that the owner wanted $70 for, reference that if the seller wants more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    Nice bike. What ratio are you using/plan to use? No spare crank here, my spare is the same kind. I just cut off the outer ring and popped the inner one off to make a single.

    What kind of tensioner are you getting? The surly is nice, better than the one I used. I prefer the halflink myself (I like the look better), although it makes switching cogs harder, tensioner is much better for this purpose. Other thing is to check the chain/cog/chainring combo. Ramped cogs from a cassette with a deraileur chain and ramped chainring makes for a jumpy chain, even with the tensioner. Misfitpyscles makes s/s cogs for $5. Awesome cog for the price.
    It's all about the Shimano BMX Cogs. 6 dollars, stainless polished hardened steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    Opinions on quality of these http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/247252850.html

    Thinking about grabbing one as they are the right size but I don't want to invest in crap...
    Generic Alu frame...they didn't come with a fork. Had a buddy that had one for a year or so....didn't like it much. Sport/Road geometry. $80 sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    Opinions on quality of these http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/247252850.html

    Thinking about grabbing one as they are the right size but I don't want to invest in crap...
    Looks very decent. If he's telling the truth about the double buttedness..

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    Hrmm, Alu makes me a little cautious as my steel steed already gives me a fair amount of shakes. Might wait until I can either grab steel and throw a carbon fork on it or get something with carbon stays/fork. Thanks for the quick response as usual all.

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    Yeah, cavernmch is right, it looks aluminium now that I take a closer look. The downtube is pretty thick.

    What type of frame is your steel steed? It shouldn't shake much, I prefer steel for the streets, bendy

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    trek 660, its a lugged 531 frame its not bad its just that with the direction Toronto roads are facing I'd rather having something suck up the vibration rather then let it hit me in the junk.

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    Has anyone noticed drivers being particularly careless lately? I asked my gf about it last night, basically wondering if I'm just paying more attention for some reason of if people are actually driving more dangerously, and she seemed to think it was the latter as well. For example every time I'm waiting at a red light at an intersection that's even remotely busy cars are still coming through the intersection when the light is solidly red. That happens occasionally all the time of course, but it seems to have become the norm in the past 3-4 weeks.

    Last night I was actually in MY car, waiting at a red light on Harbord @ Roxton with two other cars in front of me. The guy who had been tailgating me decides he's going to try and pass us in the bikelane, so I pulled over further to block him. I don't know where the hell he was trying to go since there were cars parked against the curb immediately ahead on the other side of the intersection and Roxton is one way, Southbound. When the light turned green he (of course) tail-gated me so close that I couldn't see his headlights in my mirror and then turned right onto Ossington (I went left, on my way home).

    I'm sure it'll only get worse as we get closer to the holidays. Stay safe out there, kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    Nice bike. What ratio are you using/plan to use? No spare crank here, my spare is the same kind. I just cut off the outer ring and popped the inner one off to make a single.
    Good idea. Theres going to be a 16 in the back and for the moment I'm going to use the middle ring, so 34x16. I'm pretty sure the 16 cog is a SS specific one (shimano bmx maybe), but I didn't get a good look at the package.

    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8
    Shiz, I may have a spare crank. Any preference for length and BCD?
    Cool, thanks for taking a look. No real preference in length or size. Cheap and cheerful are the words of the day. I need to double check if its square taper or splined though, unless someone here can tell me.


    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    I don't know where the hell he was trying to go since there were cars parked against the curb immediately ahead on the other side of the intersection and Roxton is one way, Southbound.
    Roxton goes north (I take it every day)

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    All I have is square tapered. I think I have a set of 170's that fit 135BCD. I'll check later tonight.

    George probably has some too, if you don't want to wait. I'll be out of the loop until Friday, likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Roxton goes north (I take it every day)
    Sorry.. not Roxton, Shaw.. where the traffic lights are. Either way, dude was attempting to drive through the bike lane 4 or 5 cars back from the intersection. I don't think he had room before I blocked him, it was me preventing him from destroying my passenger side mirror as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Cool, thanks for taking a look. No real preference in length or size. Cheap and cheerful are the words of the day. I need to double check if its square taper or splined though, unless someone here can tell me.
    http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/SID...tail&tnid=1039

    ^^^ square
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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Has anyone noticed drivers being particularly careless lately? I asked my gf about it last night, basically wondering if I'm just paying more attention for some reason of if people are actually driving more dangerously, and she seemed to think it was the latter as well. For example every time I'm waiting at a red light at an intersection that's even remotely busy cars are still coming through the intersection when the light is solidly red. That happens occasionally all the time of course, but it seems to have become the norm in the past 3-4 weeks.

    Last night I was actually in MY car, waiting at a red light on Harbord @ Roxton with two other cars in front of me. The guy who had been tailgating me decides he's going to try and pass us in the bikelane, so I pulled over further to block him. I don't know where the hell he was trying to go since there were cars parked against the curb immediately ahead on the other side of the intersection and Roxton is one way, Southbound. When the light turned green he (of course) tail-gated me so close that I couldn't see his headlights in my mirror and then turned right onto Ossington (I went left, on my way home).

    I'm sure it'll only get worse as we get closer to the holidays. Stay safe out there, kids.
    Funny you should mention this. I asked my GF the same thing the other day. I see far too many cars running reds lately. I think about the past when a casual check and roll thru the red was the norm for me. Now such recklessness is likely to get me killed. On the bike lane rant I had a guy try to pass me....on my bike....in the bike lane, on Dundas the other morning. I of course had to stop and adjust my pant leg and the guy went balistic on the horn. WTF! you are in the BIKE lane guy! There was a time when I would lament, "what will it take to get people to slow down? Someone getting run over and killed?!" As we unfortunately are well aware this does not make one whit of difference.
    As Wes said...lets all take extra care over the holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    "what will it take to get people to slow down? Someone getting run over and killed?!"
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    I'm convinced that as soon as it gets to the months where the fair weather bikers head inside drivers become less and less aware of anything besides cars on the road. In study after study that I've read cars pay more attention to cyclists when there are more cyclists to pay attention too. So when the number of cyclists drops dramatically, as it has in the last month or so, drivers tend to stop really thinking about us cyclists. Its the same reason I find it much more dangerous on my bike in the suburbs, because those drivers have no idea how to react with me on the road and have no clue how I'm going to react to them.

    Either way I agree that drivers have been worse recently, I've had more close encounters with large cars in the last two weeks then I'd had all summer.

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    True about the numbers of cyclists, but I don't find that this is issues with inattentive drivers, it's just people in too big of a hurry. Again, I'm chalking it up to the holidays. Another reason for me to say "bah humbug!"
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    I think it's just the seasonal extra happy feelings everyone gets that makes them drive with such exuberance. After all, there's only 12 shopping days left before Christmas.

    As an aside, did Trackasaurus ever make it to TO. I recall he'd posted a fair while back that he was moving here from Montreal.
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    Talking cars on the Devils page....

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    I think I have to get me one of these for the office.


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