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    Quote Originally Posted by canice
    it was you, wasn't it?

    i search craigslist mc's obsessively. i'm trying to get together a story on it - journalism is carte blanche to be a total weirdo.
    I was the subject of a Missed Connection over the summer; I'd never heard of MC on Craigslist but the day it was posted every co-worker of mine knew about it and bugged me about it, mercilessly*. I also received an email, CC'd to at least 40 people, from a friend of mine who had spotted it, also on the same day it was posted and all of those 40 people bugged me as well*. So yeah, I guess a lot of people read that section of CL.








    *secretly, it was awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsgood
    I went to CM, totally under-dressed, peeled off early and ate sh*t in the streetcar track turn at bay and dundas on the way home. Time for beer+doobie+movie.
    hope you're ok!

    glad i ended up wearing my heavy duty winter boots, even though it was weird adapting. brad and i took the lakeshore path home. so beautiful!

    looking forward to another ride tomorrow...

    ps. red-light runner = AZTN 045

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    fun in the slop, the 42x18 was perfect for the snow and the knobbies were great. Oh man did I have fun, I haven't ridden like that in a long time. Temperature was perfect. woooohoooo That totally reminded me of one of my messenger winter days in mtl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    fun in the slop, the 42x18 was perfect for the snow and the knobbies were great. Oh man did I have fun, I haven't ridden like that in a long time. Temperature was perfect. woooohoooo That totally reminded me of one of my messenger winter days in mtl.
    So you are certified, Bonafide, 100% S.S.? so next step after winter->?

    The "buy in" id be a bit hesitant, but seeing as itís through them directly should be ok. But even saving a bit youíll still be throwing down cash for all the other crap youíll need. Itís time to put the kidís wheelie shoes on hold, & treat yourself to what you want! If itís this or something else complete.
    Cheers

    No the weather was not perfect @ anytime today -15 here = not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    fun in the slop, the 42x18 was perfect for the snow and the knobbies were great. Oh man did I have fun, I haven't ridden like that in a long time. Temperature was perfect. woooohoooo That totally reminded me of one of my messenger winter days in mtl.
    I wasn't at the CM but I was out there on 23s, kinda nutty but I took it slow. I have been riding my Bianchi fixed conversion and it isn't too bad, more spongey but nice for the winter. Just one close call with a big white van and I was pleasantly surprised at how good the commute home in the dark was tonight.

    The IRO buy-in sounds pretty sweet but with the currency conversion and the shipping, I think it will get close to 300$CDN, not bad for a decent frame that would be fun to build up but I am not going for it as I have too many bikes as it is. If something comes up in the future for hubs or something fixed-gear related, that would be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    fun in the slop, the 42x18 was perfect for the snow and the knobbies were great. Oh man did I have fun, I haven't ridden like that in a long time. Temperature was perfect. woooohoooo That totally reminded me of one of my messenger winter days in mtl.
    It's not slop yet here but I had a blast going and sliding around the residential streets here. No cars.

    The IRO buy-in sounds pretty sweet but with the currency conversion and the shipping, I think it will get close to 300$CDN,
    Yeah $300 not such a huge deal anymore. I'd pickup that Rossin that was on sale back at Cavern a while ago.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    fun in the slop, the 42x18 was perfect for the snow and the knobbies were great. Oh man did I have fun, I haven't ridden like that in a long time. Temperature was perfect. woooohoooo That totally reminded me of one of my messenger winter days in mtl.
    sounds like someone had fun....well buddy that makes two of us....was definitely slippery on my fixed but i wouldnt trade it for nuttin (except a better one

    PS thanx for holdin me down with tha beers homey!!
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    so far going Feb 17 for track1:

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    dan is gonna call so anyone else goin throw it up on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Yeah $300 not such a huge deal anymore. I'd pickup that Rossin that was on sale back at Cavern a while ago.
    Whoa, hell yeah, that sounds like a great deal for a Rossin.

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    I already did this last week in the introductions thread but i thought it would be approriate here since this is probably where i'll be posting the most anyways, so here goes:

    My name is Colin, and i'm and alcoholic. Just kidding. Anyways. I've been riding casually my entire life until this year when i discovered fixed gear bikes. That feeling of connection with the road hooked me. As far as bike mechanics go i'm a total beginner (i'm literally still learning new things everyday) so any help is highly appreciated. Aside from bikes i'm into travel, photography, art in general, tattoos, etc. Professionally i'm a camera assistant mainly working on commercials.

    I heard about this forum at critical mass a few months ago. The main reason why i signed up here is that I don't know anyone that's really into riding bikes(i know, it's sad) and i happen to be very shy in person so i thought this would be a good place to meet folks and learn a thing or two.

    I hope this post wasn't too long winded and/or innappropriate.


    -Colin
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    Hi, welcome

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    The duties are what frighten me most.... you pay for the frame, wait forever(seemingly) and then bang 80bucks for duties, now, or you don't get your frame. I actually feel for the IRO dealers that have been helping Tony all these years, that have basically been frozen out of this whole thing. I know it's a net thing, but, you know...... I'd hate to be selling IRO's and then having the manufacturer under cut me, even if it is a special. .02$ With the conversion and the can/us duties the "dealness" fades quickly.

    TO THE FUN STUFF. Yea the slop was perfect as it wasn't turning into slush right away but stayed frozen and maintained it's snow-ness, so out and about last night. Bombing Greenwood in the snow lane(curb) was hairy and hella fun, i got sideways and wiggly at speed, I thought for sure I was going down but I touched foot and got control again..... Being SS I can pause.... I still don't know how you guys do fixed downhill.

    Welcome 2wheelsgood, You'll find some pages we all go a little A.D.D. away from cycling, but it invariably returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsgood
    I already did this last week in the introductions thread but i thought it would be approriate here since this is probably where i'll be posting the most anyways, so here goes:

    My name is Colin, and i'm and alcoholic.
    hahahaahaha what an intro...I think most of us on here are in some way as well (note my post thanking trafficjammer for beer )....oh ya and theres the bikes thing too!

    whats up man...nice to meet you (on tha interweb anyways) we'll see you around...

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    Duppy.....Sasha says hi, and might make next Friday, David says hello as well. "You're chillin' with Shamil?..."

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    that made sense to me, colin... i'm still trying to figure out who everyone is too!

    jammer/duppy, does that mean you guys were at CM last night? i'm sorry if i didn't say hello.

    and a little A.D.D.?! more like 2-year-olds hopped up on coco-puffs watching looney tunes... in a good way, i swear

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Duppy.....Sasha says hi, and might make next Friday, David says hello as well. "You're chillin' with Shamil?..."
    hahahahahaha sweeeeeeeeet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    that made sense to me, colin... i'm still trying to figure out who everyone is too!

    jammer/duppy, does that mean you guys were at CM last night? i'm sorry if i didn't say hello.

    and a little A.D.D.?! more like 2-year-olds hopped up on coco-puffs watching looney tunes... in a good way, i swear
    hahahahaha nah man...we were drinkin beers elsewheres...

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    Naw we were at our Friday post 5pm, um "safety meeting". OH OH nice to see you as well Jeremy. The CM isn't as lustrous as it once was for me. Too damned slow, and somewhat counter productive. I don;t mind going wheel to grill with an SUV to protect myself when i'm riding but the enmass slowly rolling confrontation wears on me. It's like being on a high state of alert, as I'm ready to throw myself in front of something bigger to protect the group. There are very very few cagers out there willing to cross that line despite the blustering, thankfully, however being willing to call the bluff is taxing. I'd like the CM alot more if it rolled at road speed, I'm aware of how hard that would be for "the group" with so many differing levels of riders. Just an opinion that we'd pass as traffic much better if we rolled like traffic. I think it would be a more impressive sight as well.

    Back to potato patties, sausages and eggs for the kiddies breaky.

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    well CM is for the rights of people to have safe streets while using lights and cross walks as well , the state of the drivers skills and LACK of care is pathetic and the way the courts DON"T charge these bad drivers is shameful, car drivers kill peds and bike riders and get away with it, so take back the streets with a slow CM ride is just fine by me,
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    could we make it just little quicker?
    I hear about the reasons why though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    could we make it just little quicker?
    I hear about the reasons why though.
    slow means your thirsty after the ride , Hence you need to have a Beer or two plus a happy stick and maybe a breaking away race at a school track later
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    Quote Originally Posted by duppy.conqueror
    so far going Feb 17 for track1:

    me,
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    marlon (aka baby shamz)
    tjammer

    dan is gonna call so anyone else goin throw it up on here.
    CRAP! That's the day after I leave for the Tour of California! Count me out
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    I'd like the CM alot more if it rolled at road speed, .
    Heh I always said that if we tacked on about 40kph we'd have the donut ride.
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    doesn't have to be that quick, just not at a snails' pace

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    Yeah last time we went about 10kph, the guy with the radio in the back came up and told us to slow down.
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    Looky looky. VERY stylish!
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