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Old 03-05-07, 06:34 PM   #20551
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speaking of which, did that guy drop dead or what. did his tunnel cave in?
Hrm, yeah, I haven't seen anything going on in his Queen street joint in like 8 months and I cycle by there every day. Didn't someone mention in this thread that he had something going on in Yorkville?
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Old 03-05-07, 08:13 PM   #20552
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Yes, George is completely on the up and up and loves bike. We both had a good headshake at the lovely little Moulton he has where someone welded a top tube to it (which he'd since cut off). Makes me weep. He actually did have a few bikes for sale there, last I was by. An interesting little Raleigh Automatic folder was one that caught my eye, but now that I have some $ again, I may go back and look at that Moulton.... He does have quite a few parts, but in my experience not a lot of road stuff. Still it's a nice experience to go by for a visit. He's usually there around noon 'til 2, then after 5-5:30.s

And on the bike side, I bought a Fuji track bike for my partner, then she dumped me... so think carefully.
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Old 03-05-07, 08:51 PM   #20553
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this is a bad omen; remind me to never buy a bike for my wife.
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Old 03-05-07, 09:13 PM   #20554
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Anyone know where I can get my hands on some bullhorns with a drop?? 26.00mm.
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this is a bad omen; remind me to never buy a bike for my wife.
I have purchased 3 bikes for my g.f. 1 sweet classic cruiser, 1 budget mtn bike and a hybrid. She is still with me but only rides them on the trainer. So go ahead and buy away...just be sure she will never ride it and all is good.
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Old 03-06-07, 07:31 AM   #20558
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Anyone know where I can get my hands on some bullhorns with a drop?? 26.00mm.
I have 1 set of Airwings...$50.
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Old 03-06-07, 07:32 AM   #20559
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Hrm, sounds like the shooting down at King and Dufferin; that place with the green sign, "Gate" something, has been trouble for a long time now. I haven't seen a gun pulled in Toronto since 1994, but I guess I am in the minority.
Yup, that's the one. It's actually the third one in under a year within about 100 yards of my front door. The first was an "execution" at the side of a building a few doors down. This time it was apparently just a superficial wound to the arm. It was just some stupid kids makin' a name for themselves.

Sadly having grown up around this stuff and buried a number of my own friends for the same stupidity, I was completely unfazed by the whole thing and was more put off by the late night giving a video statement - I was in until 3am. We gave notice when we woke up the next morning. So if anyone knows of any 2 bedrooms in a nice tree lined neighbourhoods.... let a brutha know

Now, onto this significant other bike thing. I was literally going to look at a new ride for my lady today. The reason being she's been riding my old trials bike - just a stock conversion - but the back wheel is in some serious peril and I don't feel good about her riding it anymore. I was thinking simple Urbanite. But now I'm hearin' all this bad juju talk and I'm spooked. Maybe she's gettin' rollerskates.
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Now, onto this significant other bike thing. I was literally going to look at a new ride for my lady today. The reason being she's been riding my old trials bike - just a stock conversion - but the back wheel is in some serious peril and I don't feel good about her riding it anymore. I was thinking simple Urbanite. But now I'm hearin' all this bad juju talk and I'm spooked. Maybe she's gettin' rollerskates.
Can't help on the two bdrm on a tree lined street but this came up on craigslist.

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/289167885.html
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Old 03-06-07, 08:48 AM   #20561
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Old 03-06-07, 08:59 AM   #20562
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So if anyone knows of any 2 bedrooms in a nice tree lined neighbourhoods.... let a brutha know
Nothing specific for you, but it's nice up here on Sorauren.

Re: Bike for the girlfriend.

Careful! If she likes it you're gonna have to budget to buy two of everything when it comes time for new toys.
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Old 03-06-07, 09:27 AM   #20563
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Hmm there is a thread in the roadie section now about the donut ride; I’ll drop this in there.

EDIT:Also isn’t this a great big pissing contest who’s faster, who’s got a better bike, cooler team kit?

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Old 03-06-07, 09:58 AM   #20564
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Nothing specific for you, but it's nice up here on Sorauren.
Hey, I used to live on Sorauren. In the loft building just south of the one that's currently under contruction. That was quite a while ago though. That's how I discovered sweet, sweet Mitzi's.
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Old 03-06-07, 10:04 AM   #20565
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Mitzi's is OK... but I prefer what comes from my own kitchen (and it doesn't cost $35 for breakfast for 2!)
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Old 03-06-07, 10:33 AM   #20566
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Mitzi's is OK... but I prefer what comes from my own kitchen (and it doesn't cost $35 for breakfast for 2!)
amen to dat. althought it's not bad to splurge once in awhile. morning glory near king/parliament is nice.
i bought my s.o an old green italian folder w/coaster brake. she loves it and i'm not in the dog house yet. having said that probably bought the juju on.
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I've hooked all of my girlfriends up with bikes, mostly used bikes that I've found cheap and fixed up a bit. The nicest was a Kona Lava Dome for 10$ at a TTC auction, what a great bike that was.

Yeah, Sorauren is great, I lived on that street about 20 years ago and it was still pretty safe back then. I used to deliver newspapers to those lofts when I was a kid; Somnambulent, maybe you owe me a christmas tip
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Old 03-06-07, 11:14 AM   #20568
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Maybe his mom....
Wes, sorry I didn't get back to you...we'd full on split when I got your message.
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Old 03-06-07, 11:36 AM   #20569
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this is a bad omen; remind me to never buy a bike for my wife.
That old love song? I hear that story again and again. My GF is still bikeless, and I think we both like it that way.
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The one I got for my wife has made the trek from one side of the basement to the other.
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Old 03-06-07, 11:45 AM   #20571
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Thank you YRT for running your ****ing buses early and at inconsistent times. **** you and **** the $2.75 I pay per ride.
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Operator, do you still want that MA40? I can bring it in on Thursday to bike chain.
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Operator, do you still want that MA40? I can bring it in on Thursday to bike chain.
Yes please. If you know any undergrads let them know that we need votes this Wed/Thurs/Fri for bikechain. We're re-running the levy thing.

No graduate students allowed to vote though... I'll be manning a voting booth in SS on Thursday. Uh let me check the time.
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Wutsup from NYC.

I went to some local stores. The highlight, Trackstar.



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Out of curiosity, is Bikechain actually part of U of T? Students pay in to it? If so, that is really cool and I wish they had had something like that when I was there. Cycling is a big part of student life and any help or training the university can provide in regards to safety or mechanics is great.

And yeah, the transit system sucks but man, I was really tempted to get off the bike and jump on a streetcar today, I haven't felt it this cold since forever. But the streets were really quiet for me, are all the cagers staying home because of the killer-ice from the Tower? The Gardiner has never been closed for this sort of thing before either, what a weird winter.
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