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Old 12-16-06, 07:25 PM   #17001
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A quick hit by a car story... i'm coming over the leaside bridge from work, approaching the fork in the road (where it splits onto Donlands/Pape) and I need to continue along Donlands (need to cut over a lane of traffic to do so), shoulder check... shoulder check again... making my way over and BAM. I'm on my ass, pick myself, my bike and my ipod off the road and head to the side. The guy stopped thankfully. I dusted myself off, checked over the bike nothing wrong that i could see (bike first, me second... priorities). Scraped elbow, scraped hip, nothing major. The guy insisted on giving me 50 bucks and we were both on our way.

Hindsight - 2 broken spokes, wheel out of true, some scraped paint, grip ripped, torn coat and a very sore body the next day. I should have taken all of his info. Lesson learned. Next time.

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Old 12-16-06, 09:45 PM   #17002
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So I'm still riding my phuked up Surly to work out of spite. You just can't kill that bike. I'm getting the damage assessed by the Mechs at Curbside on Monday, and then sending to bill to my hitter. Can't wait to get it back to normal. Need new rims, new TT lever, and some new bar tape.
If you need a s/s wheel to get by on let me know, I have one you can use.
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sweet. I wish I was that good at something!

Today looks like a nice time to leisurely do my errands. another global warming day so this might be your last chance for some nice weather riding until late december!

Had to be your Smoke I saw on Queen today outside the Mac store. Singleator, no seat, mile wide bar, triple crank still. Nice looking bike
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Old 12-16-06, 11:33 PM   #17004
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Ronin has my SS road wheel if you need as well.
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Old 12-17-06, 12:02 AM   #17005
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Thanks for the offer guys. That's real nice of you. luckily for me I don't have far to go to work (<300m). I have a feeling I'll get to know my Fetish a bit more this week.
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Old 12-17-06, 12:14 AM   #17006
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WTF? Movie stars as courriers?

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i prefered her in the daisy dukes....
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Old 12-17-06, 01:08 AM   #17009
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Coffee ride in the morning?
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as it stands my lady tells me no way. i'll post something in the AM.
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/makes a whip cracking noise

P.S Heh. It's already the morning
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pfffffffffffft wheres yall at? coffee ride anyone?
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pfffffffffffft wheres yall at? coffee ride anyone?
I'm sitting here wondering if cavern is going to be open today
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not sure bout that one...im gonna take off for a ride...
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Old 12-17-06, 08:36 AM   #17015
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P.S Heh. It's already the morning

you just wait my friend.

as a consolation, i'm free for a ride tomorrow if any of you student / off work for the holidays / shift worker types are interested.
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Old 12-17-06, 08:55 AM   #17016
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I'm up for a coffee.. but likely not until late this morning or early this afternoon. I have to go pick up a couple final things for xmas this afternoon and wrap them, then finish packing for my trip (leave tomorrow).
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Had to be your Smoke I saw on Queen today outside the Mac store. Singleator, no seat, mile wide bar, triple crank still. Nice looking bike
haha yeah that one is mine alright. I sourced a triple crank for it so today I am in search of 2 SS rings in 110. I'm going to replace the QR seat collar so I don't have to carry around the seatpost and saddle, and I may cut the bars down a little, but I'm going to hold off on that for now.

Queen was pretty crazy yesterday. All the shoppers are out idling and hunting for parking spaces. Bikes are far superior.
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since i have been ordered to stay home, i think i'll put together my winter bike.
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Mr. Jet Sanchez - i saw your GT locked up outside the LCBO on front street last thursday. i like the new stem.
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Old 12-17-06, 10:24 AM   #17020
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haha yeah that one is mine alright. I sourced a triple crank for it so today I am in search of 2 SS rings in 110. I'm going to replace the QR seat collar so I don't have to carry around the seatpost and saddle, and I may cut the bars down a little, but I'm going to hold off on that for now.

Queen was pretty crazy yesterday. All the shoppers are out idling and hunting for parking spaces. Bikes are far superior.

MEC has 110 nonramped chainrings for 17.50 each, 38t-34t.
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MEC has 110 nonramped chainrings for 17.50 each, 38t-34t.
Perfect. I was going to swing by there to get a chainwhip anyways.


Now a tough question. I have this chain tensioner (branded Axiom)
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Does anyone know if it would be possible to use another jockey pulley which I would slide onto the spindle to allow me to get perfect chainline with 2 cogs and 2 chainrings? Seems like the best all round solution. Anyone got an old or broken derailleur with some pulleys I could try to adapt?
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Perfect. I was going to swing by there to get a chainwhip anyways.


Now a tough question. I have this chain tensioner (branded Axiom)
http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1329

Does anyone know if it would be possible to use another jockey pulley which I would slide onto the spindle to allow me to get perfect chainline with 2 cogs and 2 chainrings? Seems like the best all round solution. Anyone got an old or broken derailleur with some pulleys I could try to adapt?
That tensoner adjusts in/out. You should be able to move it when you shift the chain easily. I'm not sure a pulley wheel will work. Seems to be a square edge where the wheel is in the pic, pulley wheels are round. Best bet is to check lbs for one and go from there. Keeping my 7 speed deraileur for wifes bike if I ever build one for her.
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That tensoner adjusts in/out. You should be able to move it when you shift the chain easily. I'm not sure a pulley wheel will work. Seems to be a square edge where the wheel is in the pic, pulley wheels are round. Best bet is to check lbs for one and go from there. Keeping my 7 speed deraileur for wifes bike if I ever build one for her.
It does adjust in and out but I don't want to have to dig up an allen key every time I want to change gears. I made a diagram of how it works. That square edge doesn't really serve a purpose other than giving you something to stick a wrench on if you want to seriously overtension the bolt (number 1 on the diagram). I think all I have to do is insert an extra pulley next to where the original one is. If I got a replacement set of pulleys I'd be able to ditch the cheap pulley that came with it and have 2 good quality with bearings instead.

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Mr. Jet Sanchez - i saw your GT locked up outside the LCBO on front street last thursday. i like the new stem.
Hhehe, cool, thanks. I really like the Alter's stiffness and I am surprised that I can notice such a big difference between it and the generic thing I had on before. I just hope it doesn't break like they are known for doing.
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