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Old 02-25-06, 10:03 PM   #2126
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had fun riding home in the snow with some drinks/etc in me last night around midnight..
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Old 02-25-06, 10:24 PM   #2127
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Did you make it to C.M. many people? like i said before never made it to one but hope to after we get this baby out of my wife's belly.!??? I've been painting all day it's been a great day for it.
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Yes...the very same Mars. i see him fairly regularly so I will pass on yer hello. I do indeed remember Yves. I worked with him when he got his first job at the Path. Last I heard he was in England specializing in "botany"
cool...thanks! yeah, "botany"...that is definitely him. i still stay in touch with yves; he is now successfully working in germany doing computer programming. his younger bro is over here, in japan, too.
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Greetings from Sarnia, Ontario - home of ... well, chemical plants and bingo parlours.

CM pics - make it happen. Or at least stories.

I was going through some old photos of my dad today and came across a photo of him and one of his brothers from back in the 30s. It's them standing on either side of their bike in front of what basically amounts to a Saskatchewan shotgun shack. The bike looks like it weighed about 40 pounds ... I should post a picture of it sometime. Maybe I've got some family lineage fixed gear street cred that I wasn't aware of.

I'm looking forward to getting back to Toronto, it'll be good to do another meet-up of some sort.

I wandered into some random corner store this morning to buy smokes and on my way out saw a photocopied poster for someone's handmade cycling caps business. When in Sarnia I like to count the number of people I see on bikes (so far, 3 regular bikes + a tandem). How does this city with its one bicycle shop end up w/ someone making custom cycling caps? I suppose it's just another mystery of the world ...

Oh, sweet lugs. Those were really nice.

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I didn't make it out to CM after. Other stuff came up that involved sharing and 24 free beer at a friend's place. He lives on Davisville, so it also means I tackled The Hill on Yonge St for the first time on my fixie.. I'm man enough to admit I had to take a couple of side-street bail-outs on my way up. But I wasn't warmed up (I just left work at Bay & Davenport) *and* I was trying not to get to schweaty on my way to his place.

Did anyone else hit CM? What happened to the noodles plan anyway?
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Old 02-26-06, 10:27 AM   #2131
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Well I went to Saigon Palace on saturday with my friend. I wasn't too terribly impressed with the rare beef noodle (not enough beef). Or maybe it was just early.
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dang someone got the craziest deal EVAR!
btw, its already sold.
It was originally posted on canadian cyclist.

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For Sale: Brand New, Never Used Sugino 75 (165mm silver crank arms) Bottom Bracket (std cup/spindle/balls) (NJS) (english) 48T Chainring (1/8") (144mm bolt circle pattern cranks)
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Old 02-26-06, 03:58 PM   #2133
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stupid question: do I need anything special to tighten chainring bolts? Mine are feeling a little sloppy I think, but I don't know what to use to hold the back side of it to keep it from spinning. I know there IS a tool for that spot, but do I need it? I tried (poorly) using a variety of flat objects (side of a wrench.. butter knife.. etc ), but nothing would stay in the slot well enough for me to get any torque on the other side with the allen wrench.

on a side note: I just stripped my bike down and gave it a good mid-Winter cleaning. Went over everything to try and de-crust it. Did the aluminum foil trick on my fork (worked like a charm) and then used some car wax (Meguiar's Gold! oooh! overkill!) on it. I also finally removed my rear brake and trimmed the cable housing off (that goes under my bar tape).

next purchases: new tires and a new bar.
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oh, also.. who's going to the bike show? It's next weekend, right? Let's figure out a time to head down as a group!
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The spring bike sale's happening already? Man ... that came up quick. Somna, I haven't forgot about our brake lever plan. I'm stuck at home for awhile (family mayhem) so I apologize for not giving you a response yet.
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yep! It's that time of the year!

And no worries on the lever.. I'm still rockin' the roadie levers for now, and I also have a tektro cross lever I can use. The only reason I haven't switched to that yet is because I'm thinking about buying a new bar at the show and I don't want to re-wrap my current bars if I'll be getting new ones soon.
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Old 02-26-06, 05:13 PM   #2137
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stupid question: do I need anything special to tighten chainring bolts? Mine are feeling a little sloppy I think, but I don't know what to use to hold the back side of it to keep it from spinning. I know there IS a tool for that spot, but do I need it? I tried (poorly) using a variety of flat objects (side of a wrench.. butter knife.. etc ), but nothing would stay in the slot well enough for me to get any torque on the other side with the allen wrench.

on a side note: I just stripped my bike down and gave it a good mid-Winter cleaning. Went over everything to try and de-crust it. Did the aluminum foil trick on my fork (worked like a charm) and then used some car wax (Meguiar's Gold! oooh! overkill!) on it. I also finally removed my rear brake and trimmed the cable housing off (that goes under my bar tape).

next purchases: new tires and a new bar.
The tool you need is http://www.parktool.com/products/det...6&item=CNW%2D1 & it's at M.E.C. for less than 5.00 @ M.E.C. A good meet up point?
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stupid question: do I need anything special to tighten chainring bolts? Mine are feeling a little sloppy I think, but I don't know what to use to hold the back side of it to keep it from spinning. I know there IS a tool for that spot, but do I need it? I tried (poorly) using a variety of flat objects (side of a wrench.. butter knife.. etc ), but nothing would stay in the slot well enough for me to get any torque on the other side with the allen wrench.
I bought a bunch of boxes of parts from a shop that was going out of business a few years back. Included in one of the boxes was about 50 chainring bolt wrenches. I have been giving em out gratis to those who ask. Stop by and you are welcome to one.
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Keith (or anyone else who knows): What time do you close up shop today?
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Good week-end all? Operator I hope you know I joking with the screw you comment. Banned *goes to da box for two minutes and feels shame*..lol. Ya, take the Citristrip, I'll go pick some up, Crappy Tire carry that?

It's been a wonderfully productive week-end. My wife is all behind my getting a brand new road bike for my 40th birthday...a nice one. Gonna use it for years' worth of charity rides, she works for a promotional company for schwag etc, and one of her clients is Red Bulls. Even the Red Bull girls went to their offices. Guess who now has the bug in their ear about the messer's ice race a couple weeks ago?

To which the response was 'Ohhhhh. cool that's totally something we'd like to do....'
Good news for a possible sponsorship for next year, or maybe even stuff for the year as well. My wife's amazing, she really is.

Bummed I missed the CM ....how'd it go?
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I'll be here till 6 P.M.
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Good week-end all? Operator I hope you know I joking with the screw you comment. Banned *goes to da box for two minutes and feels shame*..lol.
Hold on, I have to recall my assassins

Somnambulant: could you pick up an extra chainring bolt wrench for me please?
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Thanks but no need I rode them into the back of a parked car on the way to work....amateurs ride me off the road will you?.....HAHAHAHAHAHA...
Thanks operator, sometimes my sense of humor gets me in trouble.
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oh, also.. who's going to the bike show? It's next weekend, right? Let's figure out a time to head down as a group!
what days are you guys planning to hit it? cavernman had a good suggestion: case the joint on the first day, then swoop in on the last day for the deals. or just go early if you know exactly what you want....although i'm not that excited about springing 23 bucks for a 2-day pass.
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I heard there can be some sick deals as the show is closing when they don;t wanna take the **** home, but what's left?
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I think you need luck to find those crazy deals, so I personally wouldn't expect to find anything. But, at the same time, I was considering heading down on Sunday. That way I can do some shopping, then go hang out and watch people hurt themselves at the Metro Jam pro finals and hard trick comps.

Plus, as you said, there's always the potential of krrrRrAAaAaAZY deals.
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Feb 3, 2006

MacNeil San To Van video premiere at Toronto Metro

The Toronto Metro has gotten pretty famous for having pretty kick ass video premieres, and this year will be no different.

On Saturday, March 4th the Toronto Metro will host the world premiere of the long-awaited MacNeil road trip video from San Diego to Vancouver at the Bloor Cinema, an 850+ person theatre. The premiere is all ages, and open to the public. The video will start at 9PM, admission is $5.

If you haven't already seen the trailer, you can see it over on the MacNeil site.

Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West (at Bathurst Street)
Saturday, March 4, 2006 9PM

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I went to the premiere of an Orchid video during the Metro Jam last year, and it was quite the party. Pretty rediculous actually.
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I'll be here till 6 P.M.
if any of you guys are heading over to cavern, make sure you check out the sweet lugged columbus track frame keith's selling for someone. 57cm, 300 bucks. fork(columbus) and headset included but no bb. "the geometry's really tight!" keith exclaimed excitedly. i forget what colour it is though. the memory ain't what it used to be... for that price, i think it'd be gone in a heartbeat on craigs or ebay.
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damn, i've been wanting to visit cavern again for like the past 3-4 months.
but I can just never find the stinking time.
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goddamnit, keith! you're a lousy salesman!

thanks for the wrench though, I owe you a couple beers.

(ps. operator, I got one here for you too)
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