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    [QUOTE=cavernmech]As for wheels there are a few choices. The aformentioned Bicycle Specialties....Nestor is really good but he isn't working at a shop at the moment. Malcolm at Biseagal builds solid wheels.....and of course, yours truly.QUOTE]

    when nestor was still working at urbane i bought a set of his hand-built wheels; it bought them in 2003 and haven't had them trued yet. i ride them every day in the city and i'm what a flyweight cyclist would call a big guy so that should say something. does anyone know if he's still building wheels or what?
    i would say that so long as the wheels are hand built by a mechanic who has a good reputation and lots of practice, you'll be pleased. try to avoid machine built wheels. i've never had problems with wheels from urbane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    I'm good for Saturday or Sunday moonbeam.
    working at noon on sunday..arrrghh.. but i'll be at moonbeam before that. all y'all ladies are probably still getting your beauty sleep at that time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn


    when nestor was still working at urbane i bought a set of his hand-built wheels; it bought them in 2003 and haven't had them trued yet. i ride them every day in the city and i'm what a flyweight cyclist would call a big guy so that should say something. does anyone know if he's still building wheels or what?
    i would say that so long as the wheels are hand built by a mechanic who has a good reputation and lots of practice, you'll be pleased. try to avoid machine built wheels. i've never had problems with wheels from urbane...
    Is Nestor the dude with the thick glasses? I talked to him once for a little while about wheel-building and he impressed me with his knowledge. I haven't seen him there in awhile but it is the winter so maybe their hours are a bit less, I dunno. I had my fixed wheel-set built at Urbane and I don't know who worked on it but it is fine so far. I am a bit worried though as I am running on 28-holes and sometimes the back feels a bit squishy. I asked the guys at Urbane if I should be extra cautious but they said it would be fine since I have deep-Vs, but I think I should have gotten double-butted spokes, maybe even triple-butted as I am 6'1 and about 190lbs. What do you guys think? Am I playing with fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    Is Nestor the dude with the thick glasses? I talked to him once for a little while about wheel-building and he impressed me with his knowledge. I haven't seen him there in awhile but it is the winter so maybe their hours are a bit less, I dunno. I had my fixed wheel-set built at Urbane and I don't know who worked on it but it is fine so far. I am a bit worried though as I am running on 28-holes and sometimes the back feels a bit squishy. I asked the guys at Urbane if I should be extra cautious but they said it would be fine since I have deep-Vs, but I think I should have gotten double-butted spokes, maybe even triple-butted as I am 6'1 and about 190lbs. What do you guys think? Am I playing with fire?
    yeah nestors the dude with the thick glasses and the long beard. last i head he wasn't working there anymore, don't know why though...
    FWIW i'm still riding a 28h wheelset i got at urbane in 2002 that has never needed truing. 105 hub on a older deep-walled mavic rim (cxp14 i think). so no, don't sweat it, i'd say it'd be fine, especially since it's handbuilt by experts, all the spokes will have even tension, etc. is it dishless? as for double butted spokes that will only make it margianally lighter. if you're using straight-gauged spokes, those will be the stongest. i'm about the same build as you and i'd be comfortable riding it. if you're weary about it, you can always give the wheel to me!

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    ^^^^
    I am running with Miche Primatas on Velocity Deep-Vs, so I guess I a-okay. How can I tell if they are dishless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
    ^^^^
    I am running with Miche Primatas on Velocity Deep-Vs, so I guess I a-okay. How can I tell if they are dishless?
    a dishless wheel will have spokes of the same length used on both sides of the hub. front wheels are dishless for example. i was refering to a hub that has threading for a cog on either side. a symetrical wheel... sounds like you have a set of quality wheels there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    working at noon on sunday..arrrghh.. but i'll be at moonbeam before that. all y'all ladies are probably still getting your beauty sleep at that time though.
    Are you sure you're not working Saturday?

    Let's set a day/time folks. I'm good for either day or both
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    *spins hub of fate*

    ... all signs point to Saturday at noon ...

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    k i'm good for noon, Saturday as in tomorrow. Not Sunday, which would be the day before Monday.

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    ... Eastern Standard Time.

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    nestor is the BESTORZ - well... in trivial knowledge.
    anyways, he's still around, will be in on monday if you want to challenge him to a bike trivia duel. haha
    he's only trues/tension wheels now. that guy is the BIGGEST perfectionist ever, measures every spoke and rim.

    and holy crud, I saw some Mavic CXP 14's today and they are the DEEPEST shiznit EVER!
    sooo sooo deep, glad they have eyelets or I'd loose all my nipples inside the rim.
    Last edited by sr20det; 02-03-06 at 07:52 PM.
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    I was just taking a look at Google Maps in an attempt to start planning some training rides for this summer. After a few minutes I realized that riding to Guelph and back probably isn't the most fun I could have on a bike.

    Anyone have any good routes for long distance rides? I'm looking to scale up from like 50km to 150km over the course of the spring / summer. It'll also be good to have some distance options available depending on my schedule and whether or not the gf is joining me (I asked her about doing a 6hr ride and she growled at me, so I'm guessing I'll be riding those ones solo).

    PS. No, I don't want to go on the Donut ride. Those people have gears, which frightens and intimidates me.
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    lake simcoe! up north.
    once you get past 16th, it feels SOO nice cause everything is just farm land.
    It doesn't even feel like I live in a city anymore.
    + you can actually tell that the air is nicer, crisper, cleaner.

    btw, is there anyway to fix a stripped thread?
    I found some sugino 75's but the *edit* crudders, I meant left crank arm was stripped, where you would normally thread on your pedals, (what is that part called?) One of the main mech's said that they could try to do a helix... something. I forget what the term was. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone of you guys would know what to do
    oh and I found it with a suntour superbe chainring which is also NJS stamped HUZZAH! But its pretty much worn out, oh well.
    Last edited by sr20det; 02-03-06 at 08:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    btw, is there anyway to fix a stripped thread?
    I found some sugino 75's but the right crank arm was stripped, where you would normally thread on your pedals, (what is that part called?) One of the main mech's said that they could try to do a helix... something. I forget what the term was. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone of you guys would know what to do
    he prolly referred to a helicoil (or similar device).



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    oh true.
    Helicoil. Thanks, yea, he said it was hard to put in to perfectly.
    I'll still give it a try.
    anyways, Here's a mapquested map to get to Lake Simcoe from Downtown.
    Its about 85km one way.

    http://www.mapquest.com/directions/m...A&2s=ON&2z=L0E
    physics hertz.

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    4: Merge onto DON VALLEY PKWY N via the ramp on the LEFT.
    Ummm ...

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    eyefloater: check this: http://www.bikerally.org/maps.html
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    yea... people do that all the time. ....
    Well, I live Finch and Warden, so I just take warden all the way down to the lake.

    haha I wish there was a mapquest for bikes.
    and eyefloater, you still looking for 144BCD chainrings for your cranks?
    There a few the Superbe Pro chainrings on the 'bay rite now.
    only sizes 44, 52, and 51 though
    and if you don't want the one that came with your cranks, want to make a deal with me?
    I'm looking for some as well, but tight with my budget.

    btw, sweet find somnambulant, I might want to do some that start from finch subway for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    eyefloater: check this: http://www.bikerally.org/maps.html
    good link. thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    I was so confused for a second there ... I thought you were quoting me.

    Ya, good link - thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyefloater
    I was just taking a look at Google Maps in an attempt to start planning some training rides for this summer. After a few minutes I realized that riding to Guelph and back probably isn't the most fun I could have on a bike.

    Anyone have any good routes for long distance rides? I'm looking to scale up from like 50km to 150km over the course of the spring / summer. It'll also be good to have some distance options available depending on my schedule and whether or not the gf is joining me (I asked her about doing a 6hr ride and she growled at me, so I'm guessing I'll be riding those ones solo).

    PS. No, I don't want to go on the Donut ride. Those people have gears, which frightens and intimidates me.
    this should keep you busy: http://www.randonneursontario.ca/routes/torroutes.html

    obviously you don't want to start with the 1000km rides. i'm a member of the randonneurs and have done some of these rides fixed and there are a few in the club who do a great deal of those rides on fixies so it is doable. all the routes are well detailed so you won't get lost! my all time favourite is the "Simcoe Century" which basically starts in maple and meanders north to jackson's point on lake simcoe and heads south again through the holland marsh. i'll ride it again any time; let me know if you're interested.

    jeremy

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    Might not make it this morning guys, I feel sick.

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    yeah, I'm still feeling kinda crappy too.. I'm going to assume I'm not coming at this point, but I might still make it out. I just woke up like 15 minutes ago, so I'm not sure if this is how I'm going to feel for the whole day yet.

    Also, Eyefloater: I've been hoping to start building up my ride lengths too, so let me know when you start riding these things.
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    Eyefloater, are you still looking for a 48t sugino 75 ring? I have one I can trade for your 49.
    I'll bring it today, regardless if I hear back from you so just bring yours if you read this.
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    Operator / Somnabulent,
    You make me want to cry on the inside.

    Cavit8,
    Yes, I'm likely still looking but I don't have the crankset yet. Hold onto it for a bit longer and I'm happy to get my trade on soon. What condition is your's in?

    PS. I'll show up today at 12 ... ugly-ass brown bag w/ a blinky on the back. "Mike," as I'm known in the ancient tongue of my forefathers will likely get my attention.

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