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Old 03-08-07, 07:52 AM   #20726
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Old 03-08-07, 07:55 AM   #20727
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I am ready to ****ing EXPLODE. ARGGGHHH the rims on my track bike are IMPOSSIBLE to get tires on and off of. I have already broken two tire levers and I've NEVER had this much trouble with tires before. I just got them mounted and then noticed that the valve in the rear one wouldn't hold air. So now I have to take the ****ing things off again. And I only have one tire lever left. This is unfriggenbelievable. I haven't been this frustrated in like ever!!!$%$! Wow... I feel surprisingly a lot better after the above rant . Thankyou. I love you all.
Ahhhhh...the classic ambrosio rim dilemma. Conti tires? Kevlar beads are usually a little easier. Steel levers FTW!
You may want to mount the new tires on another rim..pump em up to max...leave em overnight and then try again. The tires will stretch ever so slightly and make it a bit easier on ya.
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Danhalen,

When you're taking tough tires off a rim, obviously deflate the tire all the way and pop the tire off the sidewall all the way around. Hold the wheel vertically and hold the top of the tire between a few of fingers (pinching it toward the center of the rim and pulling up). Then with your other hand begin at the bottom of the tire and start pinching it toward the center of the rim and work your way up. Keep constant upward tension with one hand as the other moves the tire away from the sidewalls and into the "shortest distance between two points" very center of the rim. Once you get near the top of the tire you should see a lot of slack formed and room to get the tire over the rim. I've found a lot of tires that are lever-breakers can be taken off without tools this way.

For getting tough tires on, it's basically a matter of perfect form and going slow as you press the bead straight down over the sidewall (I do it with the wheel horizontal and basically knead it left side/right side/etc. all the way along with the pads of my thumbs). It it's killing you at the end, maybe try a bit of dish soap to lube it over the last little bit. Out on the road, I suppose spit or a healthy ejaculation of semen on the rim would suffice.

If I just said a bunch of crap you already know, my bad. I've had my share of blood blisters that certainly prove I don't know "all that and a bag of chips." I'll never buy Conti tires again just because they've made me their ***** so many times in the past.
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yooooooooo cool Keith....thanx bredda...im ridin on dubs homey!!

thanx for the hookupz bredren!!!
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so how was the ride in homie?
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Old 03-08-07, 09:03 AM   #20732
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You don't necessarily need a "deep fryer" to deep fry!

I just use a large dutch oven filled with ~3L of oil.

'round our place the favourites are pretty standard fare: fish n chips, chicken fingers, wings or southern fried chicken when I have the time to put into it.

I've always wanted to try scotch eggs...
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Old 03-08-07, 09:12 AM   #20733
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Word to a deep pot for fryin'....
I'd like to do tempura veggies well.

While track standing of course... *looks out for forum content bots*
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Old 03-08-07, 09:21 AM   #20734
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I think tempura is meant to be shallow fried anyways
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Old 03-08-07, 09:22 AM   #20735
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There was a bit of discussion a couple of weeks ago about ordering from Nashbar with that free shipping code, has anyone received their stuff? I just got mine and there is an invoice with a shipping and handling fee. When I ordered online there was no mention of it, this must mean that the free shipping didn't apply to Canada. The stuff is still cheap but what a bummer, us Canucks always get the screwjob!

edit: Just got the phone and yeah, no free shipping to Canada. It would have been nice if that had been mentioned on the website and I informed the woman of this. If I hadn't already unwrapped the 105 brakes and determined that they kickasss, I would return them, oh well. It is still much cheaper but not as great a deal as I had initially hoped for.
Dang, I took that offer too. In the email confirmation, I did get the shipping discount, but I saw that they had inserted USA in place of Canada in the shipping address. I emailed them back about the mistake and they replied there was no mistake. Well, I haven't received anything as yet, no surprise. Thanks for the heads up, I still have time to nip this one in the bud.
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YES! That reminds me, I miss Marks and Spencer. They had wicked scotch eggs. Oh yeah.
Marks & Spencers have wiped me out - It's not like it used to be. People treat it like a supermarket now!
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Old 03-08-07, 09:52 AM   #20737
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The only deep fried thing, apart from good fries or yam frites, is Scotch eggs. mmmmm..... scotch eggs
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Scotch eggs rock
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Old 03-08-07, 10:17 AM   #20738
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Cavit8, i'm not going to be able to make the 1'oclock. I just missed my bus :| Bikechain @ 2.

P.S Just ordered 2 x Pro race 2's in red from PBK last night. Woo! There's a 5% discount coupon on the road forum. Still free shipping to Canada as well.

P.P.S Just thought you'd like to know Offhoff that the I can get WXP Pro SP2 and Vista business for free. Thanks to the 10G tuition at UT and it's only open to CS students

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Old 03-08-07, 10:28 AM   #20739
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yooooooooo cool Keith....thanx bredda...im ridin on dubs homey!!

thanx for the hookupz bredren!!!
that wheel is hypnotic. caught myself spacing off for about 10 seconds. watch for bikes when you're driving that car.
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P.S Just ordered 2 x Pro race 2's in red from PBK last night. Woo! There's a 5% discount coupon on the road forum. Still free shipping to Canada as well.
What's the total on that when all is said and done?
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What's the total on that when all is said and done?
$65.24 for pair shipped. Might be another $5 + tax on that when it gets here. I ordered right before I found the 5% coupon
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Good deal! I paid 91.20 for a pair at the show after tax... so even if you have to pay tax on that you're still way ahead of me... and shipped to your door!
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Anyone know where to get a cheap PDA? I basically need one that I can type in and then upload to the web for emails or web publishing when possible. Wifi or bluetooth would be a pro, as well as built in camera and colour screen and mp3 and all that. But I'd just settle for a black and white usb pda I can type easily in and has good battery life. Also built in keyboards are also nice as I'm not a stylus fan.

One of those chinese computer shops around college and dundas must sell refurbs, but I checked a few websites and didn't see much...
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as far as dumpster diving goes, my table is sitting on an antique trunk i pulled off the curb about 2 months ago at college and bathurst. storage and a living room table in one! oh yeah, i carried it on my shoulder while riding my bike in the snow. i got a lot of looks that night!
This is my favourite dumpster find, a Shimano WH-R535 wheel and cassette. The cassette had seen better days so I popped it off and converted the wheel to single-speed. It is really stiff and I just replaced the bearings last night, smooth as butter now and I think I will get another SS bike going for the spring.

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None of the current Palm handhelds has the two functions you list: integrated keyboard and camera. Those are completely in the domain of the Treo smartphones. You have choices of the Treo 7xx series and the Treo 680.

The Palm handhelds also accept universal (external) wireless keyboard if you wanted that functionality but it does defeat the portability somewhat. Out of the four current handheld models the Zire 72 has builtin bluetooth 1.1 wifi, Tungsten E2 has built in bluetooth with seperate capability for wifi and the most expensive TX has bluetooth and wifi built in.

The cheapest handheld the Z22 has no internet funcitonality at all. So if you were to get something refurbed the above 3 models would be good.

There other (non-Palm) brands of handhelds i've no experience with. Maybe someone else can chime in.

P.S Great find Jet!
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Your wish list of features is not sounding like you are going to find anything on a budget. The cost of access won't be cheap either.
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Anyone know where to get a cheap PDA? I basically need one that I can type in and then upload to the web for emails or web publishing when possible. Wifi or bluetooth would be a pro, as well as built in camera and colour screen and mp3 and all that. But I'd just settle for a black and white usb pda I can type easily in and has good battery life. Also built in keyboards are also nice as I'm not a stylus fan.

One of those chinese computer shops around college and dundas must sell refurbs, but I checked a few websites and didn't see much...
futureshack and worst-buy have the same deal on the Palm Z22 ($149) but it's pretty bare bones. for all the options you listed, you're probably looking at something in the $400+ range at least. the Palm Tungsten E2 at worstbuy is $299 (usb and bluetooth, wireless keyboard). not sure what your budget is. if you're in the college/bathurst area, check out canadacomputers. their selection is alright. a good thing about future/buy is that you can manhandle all the demo models before buying. or just ask rob to score a deal for you from the u of t bookstore hahaah.
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I don't NEED an integrated camera or keyboard but I'm not against them (having a built in camera might mean I wouldn't need tp carry a digital camera) I'm basically looking for something that I can use as a diary on tour (see its bike related after all)... Its not like wifi or bluetooth is going to be of any use in the middle of nowhere anyways. Anything I can write in basically and then easily get that writing onto a webcafe PC for upload. I figure keyboard would be best just to save batteries since I'm way faster at typing than writing with a stylus. The Z-22 would do but I tend not to like buying the lowest of the low model because they cut corners on development and battery life and such.

Do you know any shops that specialize in PDA refurbs?

also I'm not interested in signing up for a mobile service, just a standalone PDA
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Your wish list of features is not sounding like you are going to find anything on a budget. The cost of access won't be cheap either.
haha there are at least 3 of us bored at work/home/school. TJ, isn't wifi access still free downtown? ton o' free hotspots downtown too.
quick cl search came up wit dis:
http://toronto.craigslist.org/sys/287311350.html
IPAQ 4350 WIFI, built-in keyboard, "used once". reviews in the link.

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Anyone know where to get a cheap PDA? I basically need one that I can type in and then upload to the web for emails or web publishing when possible. Wifi or bluetooth would be a pro, as well as built in camera and colour screen and mp3 and all that. But I'd just settle for a black and white usb pda I can type easily in and has good battery life. Also built in keyboards are also nice as I'm not a stylus fan.

One of those chinese computer shops around college and dundas must sell refurbs, but I checked a few websites and didn't see much...
factorydirect.ca might have suttin
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