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    Mallets? hmmm, that would be a good place to start..I was thinking of octagonal wheels, for that, clip-clop, clip-clop sort of a ride

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    old 80's 5spoke plastic rims...go ahead hit me.

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    i'm totally up for bike polo! i'd prolly want a beater to ride though(or at the very least i'd have to change my setup from 48X16) anybody have any suggestions for an ideal polo bike setup?

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    Well, I have a fixed gear BMX that would be perfect!

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    Straight outta Crumpton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Well, I have a fixed gear BMX that would be perfect!
    Fixed BMX? That's pretty cool, I've never seen one of those.
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    Brakes are key....loads of stop and go..I'm not sure how well fixed would play polo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsgood
    Straight outta Crumpton!
    What? That thing looks feather light..
    The gear ratio looks like you could pull mad wheelies. 42x24?
    The front end looks like a toothpick. I'd probably snap it.

    Interesting, but MEH.

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    Custom built for a custom purpose, like an OC Chopper, might as well be a drawing.

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    http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/277641219.html

    nice colour but $125 +"set up costs"??! doesn't jet kote offer blast/coat for $75? or $30 for coat only from spectrum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/277641219.html

    nice colour but $125 +"set up costs"??! doesn't jet kote offer blast/coat for $75? or $30 for coat only from spectrum?
    I don't know. I got a coat at spectrum, and it cost me $75. More than I was expecting/hoping. And that was just for black that wasn't exactly perfect. I think for a nice colour like that, plus the stripping, doesn't sound THAT bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/277641219.html

    nice colour but $125 +"set up costs"??! doesn't jet kote offer blast/coat for $75? or $30 for coat only from spectrum?
    I emailed him to tell him it was expensive. That said, the problem with Jet Kote is that you do get it for $75 but it has to be a colour they are shooting for something else. If you want lime green they'll do it for that cost, but you'll have to wait until they shoot a bigger order of something that is lime green.

    At least that's what they told me. So if you wanted the specific colour this guy does, then this is likely a good deal. Otherwise, stay with Jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    "oh wacking day, oh wacking day..."

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    Heres a couple of pics of my studded tires. Both pairs have won and/or podiumed almost every race they have been in. The mtn ones use heat-treated drywall channel screws (VERY sharp) and have about 550 per tire. These do not slip no matter how chewed the ice gets. The other set are 700 x32 Vittoria cross tires and use standard sheet metal screws. These are not quite as grippy but are way faster. These have about 500 per tire.
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    Purty...

    I'm starting to wonder if I'll be able to find the time to get a set together for the race this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Purty...

    I'm starting to wonder if I'll be able to find the time to get a set together for the race this year...
    They can be time consuming to make but it really is all in the method. Besides these I have made 4 other sets for people (one of these was the winning set in Montreal) and have a pretty good method. Expect to spend 3-5 hours on the first one and 2-4 on the second. Worth the time spent as you will get many races/uses out of them. Nothing like hitting the Nathan Phillips rink in the middle of the night and buzzing the hockey players. This is prolly pretty obvious but NEVER ride em on pavement.

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    What about in the living room?
    Down the stairs?

    Ice Racing update...... apparently the fixed track guys were RIPPIN' it up in MTL. It would seem the fixiness of it all would churn the rear wheel forward...seems they were gripping better generally than the geared folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    What about in the living room?
    Down the stairs?
    Sure...as long as the living room and stairs are covered in ice.

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    Great for doing holes in the lawn too. Oh...there was a guy who went and did two laps in his boxers, then slid out/stepped off.....grazed his leg...ew just scratches but man o man. The photographers went nuts with guy racin' around -20C in his boxers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    They can be time consuming to make but it really is all in the method. Besides these I have made 4 other sets for people (one of these was the winning set in Montreal) and have a pretty good method. Expect to spend 3-5 hours on the first one and 2-4 on the second. Worth the time spent as you will get many races/uses out of them. Nothing like hitting the Nathan Phillips rink in the middle of the night and buzzing the hockey players. This is prolly pretty obvious but NEVER ride em on pavement.
    Yep, 3-5 hours was what I spent on the first one and happily discovered it didn't fit. I've got a pretty good system down now at least. I've got some 26X1.6 knobbies that would be perfect... but they're also perfect on my city bike at the moment so I'm not ready to contribute them to the cause. Too bad the bike show isn't for a few more weeks- there's always those bins 'o tires to dig through for cheap.

    haha.. I was thinking harbourfront 'cause of the hourglass shape but either one would be fun! Not sure how to get there without going on pavement though!

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    Is the bike show worthwhile to go too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Is the bike show worthwhile to go too?
    If you have to pay for it, no.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Is the bike show worthwhile to go too?
    meh. At 13 bucks to get in you've got to spend quite a bit to make out. Don't kid yourself that it's anything more than a marketplace though!

    It is fun to wander around and blow some money though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Great for doing holes in the lawn too. Oh...there was a guy who went and did two laps in his boxers, then slid out/stepped off.....grazed his leg...ew just scratches but man o man. The photographers went nuts with guy racin' around -20C in his boxers.
    Ahhhhhh Tofu....he loves riding semi-clothed/naked. And boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Not sure how to get there without going on pavement though!
    Everyone rides there on their regular tires and then changes em in the changeroom.

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