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Old 02-04-07, 09:56 PM   #19201
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Geez man this persons bike confiscated 'cause riding brakeless? seems kinna harsh!
i was just reading an article about a courier in portland that went to court over a ticket, but i think she got to keep her bike...



i went skating yesterday for the first time in ages, and the second time probably since i was in public school. last time was a few years ago and i tried i was on hockey skates... it didn't last long. this time it took less than one circuit to get the hang of it, and after a few hours i felt relatively comfortable. i like having toe picks! beautiful view of the sunset from harbourfront.
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Old 02-04-07, 10:02 PM   #19202
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Oh you lucky Devil. My GF and I tried skating a couple weeks ago. Me, years since I last laced up, and her, from California. We were a pair of deuces out there. Useless!

I must say that I really enjoy my bullhorns for practical city riding. I would like some hot unwrapped gold drops for joy rides, and showing off at critical mass
There were lots of first timers out today, lots of bums landing on the ice! We were a sight to be seen 4 adults pushing 3 strollers & pulling 1 sled.

I have 3 sets of bullhorns witch are my fav by far.

There was one guy in the main forum that got a NJS frame & that he was going to do it all gold? We’ll see if he dose it.
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Old 02-04-07, 10:08 PM   #19203
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...There was one guy in the main forum that got a NJS frame & that he was going to do it all gold? We’ll see if he dose it.

That's scary!
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Old 02-04-07, 10:32 PM   #19204
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Daily Ogle!


From FGG today

Droool!
Geeeeeeeeeeez, the gold looks good with the white. Crazy drops though, I like bullhorns on the street but yeah, drops looks much nicer.
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Old 02-04-07, 10:32 PM   #19205
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don't get me wrong i think the bike looks good but just not really rideable except on the track and he's running mountain bike pedals so it seems to me all show no go.
why the downward pointing stem? how can you see your way around in traffic?
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Old 02-04-07, 10:43 PM   #19206
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Yup. Because I ride in traffic all the time, all of my bikes are setup for the best visibility. It may not be awesome asthetically but I fly
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why the downward pointing stem?
If you want to talk about downward pointing stems, talk to Operator.
His stem is like -103degrees. Backwards.

Aero FTL.
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Old 02-04-07, 11:07 PM   #19208
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i don't know; anyone who rides around like that with their bars two feet below the saddle is trying a bit too hard.
lawl, it's the hipster style...

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His stem is like -103degrees. Backwards.

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Aw come on, I needed that drop for aero...bars.
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Old 02-04-07, 11:33 PM   #19209
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Geez man this persons bike confiscated 'cause riding brakeless? seems kinna harsh!

Not too harsh, the police claim he drew their attention with reckless riding, causing other vehicles to stop short & they claim the rider insulted them once stopped. I'm betting german riders that don't do those things don't often get their rides taken away. The cops could be lying, but it's hard to get a cops attention when you aren't doing anything extraordinary in my experience.


That gan well is nice, not too much gold, just enough.
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Old 02-04-07, 11:49 PM   #19210
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I talked to Kasper at Biseagal on friday. Yeah super nice guy. He gave me some stainless steel toeclips and a pair of cycling pants that he brought back from Denmark. Have any of you guys seen the website for that documentary on Toronto bike messengers that came out a few years ago? Kasper is in it. Here's a segment that he's in:

http://www.dontshootthemessengers.co...39;/skids.html

Oh, don't tell him I told you about this film

i work with Keith from that film(he's not a messenger anymore). it's pretty good. you can find the whole thing in ten minute chunks on you tube.
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Old 02-05-07, 01:03 AM   #19211
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Now here's a real high seat, low bar setup

i expected more than an out of focus picture from you, robin!!
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Old 02-05-07, 02:34 AM   #19212
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Have any of you guys seen the website for that documentary on Toronto bike messengers that came out a few years ago? Kasper is in it. Here's a segment that he's in:

http://www.dontshootthemessengers.co...39;/skids.html

Oh, don't tell him I told you about this film
I think I have a vhs tape of that lying around somewhere, good documentary.
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Old 02-05-07, 03:54 AM   #19213
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Now here's a real high seat, low bar setup

Something looks weird with that position, can't quite put my finger on it.
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Old 02-05-07, 07:27 AM   #19214
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Not too harsh, the police claim he drew their attention with reckless riding, causing other vehicles to stop short & they claim the rider insulted them once stopped.
Damn...I didnt read that part...I know better then to mouth off to those guys(tha fuzz)...they can make your life miserable...sounds like he was riding heat-score stylee...Dummy! he lost a nice bike.
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Old 02-05-07, 08:49 AM   #19215
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Insulting the officers?....smaaaaaart...even at my most badassedness, I'd not mouth off to the police, cept mebye to tell..."Hey Man, skatingboarding is not a crime"

Re: The areo position, back is flat should his butt be farther back?
Re: The Gan...I guess if you keep hands on top of the bars you'd see ok. My snide answer being what's to see if you're in front?

Brrr chilly ride in today... I need new gloves. How many more sleeps til track?
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Old 02-05-07, 09:30 AM   #19216
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I talked to Kasper at Biseagal on friday. Yeah super nice guy. He gave me some stainless steel toeclips and a pair of cycling pants that he brought back from Denmark. Have any of you guys seen the website for that documentary on Toronto bike messengers that came out a few years ago? Kasper is in it. Here's a segment that he's in:

http://www.dontshootthemessengers.co...39;/skids.html

Oh, don't tell him I told you about this film
I have a complete copy of that one. mention it next time yer in and I will throw it on.
Caspar's back in town? Crazy.
Oh yeah..the best part of this film is when the skid lookin dude is towing his girl around on her rollerblades...tearin thru traffic...cut to interview..he mentions how he is super skilled and is the fastest thing on 2 wheels...fade in to same dude with a busted arm...priceless!

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Old 02-05-07, 09:32 AM   #19217
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Keith, again thanks for everything.....you know when you watch channel 24, and what's on 7 is in the upper left? Well that upper left box is the size of our old tv... Except for me going out, we stayed in our PJ's all day.
Dude, did you eat all the Pandisal? (The sweet bread)
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Keith, again thanks for everything.....you know when you watch channel 24, and what's on 7 is in the upper left? Well that upper left box is the size of our old tv... Except for me going out, we stayed in our PJ's all day.
Dude, did you eat all the Pandisal? (The sweet bread)
No probs dude...anytime.
No..I didn't eat it all...it somehow ended up hidden in the microwave. I assure you I have no idea why it got stashed.
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Old 02-05-07, 10:44 AM   #19219
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i expected more than an out of focus picture from you, robin!!
Hah, damn $99 P&S.
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Something looks weird with that position, can't quite put my finger on it.
I agree. I think he put the seat up since then.
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Old 02-05-07, 11:05 AM   #19221
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Brrr chilly ride in today... I need new gloves...
TJ: We have all our winter gloves 2 for 1 now at curbside (that's 2 pairs for the price of one pair, not 2 gloves for the price of a pair). If you only need one pair, come see me on the weekend, and I'll give you the same deal on just a pair.

edit: yay, another triple post for me.
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Old 02-05-07, 11:13 AM   #19222
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hmmm...Thanks Sir Robin.... I just might have to take you up on that. We'll see how the week goes, lest I kneejerk purchase during this cold snap.
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Old 02-05-07, 11:27 AM   #19223
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Something looks weird with that position, can't quite put my finger on it.
If you asked me, either his seat is too far back, or he needs shorter bars. The point being that he's too stretched out and his weight distribution looks strange. He should make the angle from his shoulders down to his elbows closer to 90 degrees and stay away from the 'superman' position. You can only do that if you're from the '87 Tour de France, or whenevr that position hit the scene
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Keep in mind that it's a tri-bike, and the set up is designed to utilize different muscles that you would use on the run or swim, so it's bound to be different from the standard road bike position. Not saying there isn't room for improvement, but this photo was taken so he could critique his riding position.
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aren't tri bikes the same as time trial bikes, in terms of angles? My critique is based on my knowledge of TT bikes/positions.
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