Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 881 of 1901 FirstFirst ... 38178183187187988088188288389193198113811881 ... LastLast
Results 22,001 to 22,025 of 47509

Thread: Toronto Fixed

  1. #22001
    So I says to Mable I says somnambulant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    '05 Urbanite Fixie, '06 Lemond Croix de Fer, '06 Jamis Dragon Pro, '07 IRO Bikeforums Track, '07 Planet-X Uncle John
    Posts
    4,948
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    -Milpool

  2. #22002
    ... gokiburi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    toronto
    My Bikes
    sannino track, nishiki olympic conversion
    Posts
    873
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    ps. did anyone else notice the strange mist that was rolling in off the lake? it seems like it was rolling in from the south-west, but it might be burning off now. i thought it was just dust from a construction site until i rode for a while and realised it seemed like i was going through a cloud. anyone with a good view of the lake?
    i was walking up to kensington for a haircut during my lunch and noticed that strange mist at the base of spadina as well. it was lit up by the sun and looked pretty ethereal. the fog was obscuring most of the upper parts of the skyscrapers this morning but most of it had burned off by noon. just that strange patch by the lake.....
    in other news: lebron james has purchased a minority stake in cannondale.

  3. #22003
    Senior Member iherald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    I remember seeing that at the bike show, but I had forgotten. I'll be there.
    I rode CanadaWide for Cancer in 2006! I rode 6850km and raised over $110 000 for kids with cancer. Check out the journal at: http://www.cyclingforcancer.ca

  4. #22004
    Senior Member jet sanchEz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,487
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Has anyone ever had luck buying a used old bike from a garage sale or Goodwill? Suggestions on the best way to do it?
    I think they get picked up pretty quickly so it is a matter of good luck and timing. I have seen a few used bikes at Value Villages but they are kinda pricey, about 50$ or so for old Sporteks. I did have a friend who got a nice old granny bike at VV last summer for 25$, so there are good deals to be had.

    Like zippered said, garage and yard sales are coming up and there is also a big City of Toronto Auction down at the CNE sometime soon, I haven't heard any information regarding it yet though. When I hear about it, I will post in this thread.

  5. #22005
    Spazzy Member zippered's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    t.dot
    My Bikes
    '05 marinoni delta, '86/87 bianchi sport s(e)x, ? kona ?, raleigh '71, specialized crossroads
    Posts
    881
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Silly mainlanders.. It's called "fog".
    touche'

    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    i was walking up to kensington for a haircut during my lunch and noticed that strange mist at the base of spadina as well. it was lit up by the sun and looked pretty ethereal. the fog was obscuring most of the upper parts of the skyscrapers this morning but most of it had burned off by noon. just that strange patch by the lake.....
    ah ha! so i wasn't the only one!
    "Never do anything that you wouldn't want to have to explain to the paramedics."

    "His first words were 'did you bike today?' I hesitated before admitting that I had, thinking I was going to get a lecture on how bad the roads were and how I shouldn't try to bike home. Instead he said 'man, you're lucky! I've been sitting in traffic for over 1/2 hr, and I've only gone about 2 miles. Some guy on a bike passed me about 20 minutes ago and I'm sure he's home by now'."

  6. #22006
    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
    Posts
    4,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So its been finalized. I am doing my self-supported-across-north-america ride Han Solo. The more I think about it though, the more I think that doing it solo is the best idea. no compromises, and all I have to worry about is is I am having fun or not, getting food in my belly, and having a nice dry place to sleep. My route is also completely free. Hell I might do vancouver to cancun. That would be sweet!

  7. #22007
    Senior Member 2wheelsgood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    '08 Marinoni Pista, '05 specialized langster(RIP), '06 norco kokanee(RIP), '05 norco charger(RIP),'08 surly steamroller, surly big dummy coming soon!
    Posts
    647
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i wanna do that. i was in cancun last december. during a 15 minute walk through town i was offered weed, speed, coke, crack, hot ladies, hot boys, and last but not least, steroids! yowza. anything can be had for a price down there.

  8. #22008
    Grad Student for Hire LordFoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    2006 Lemond Tourmalet; 198(?) Gardin mid-fixie conversion
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    If we told you we'd have to kill you... !!

    Oh nice meeting you LordFoo
    Same here operator.

    As an aside, my little slice of happiness for the day - I decided to go home early and took my new Tourmalet (which has been sitting on the trainer through the slush/wet since Robin hooked me up in the winter) out for its first spin. Did hill intervals in the beaches until my lungs almost exploded. What a ridiculously beautiful day.. life is good.

  9. #22009
    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
    Posts
    4,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LordFoo
    Same here operator.

    As an aside, my little slice of happiness for the day - I decided to go home early and took my new Tourmalet (which has been sitting on the trainer through the slush/wet since Robin hooked me up in the winter) out for its first spin. Did hill intervals in the beaches until my lungs almost exploded. What a ridiculously beautiful day.. life is good.
    Thats it I'm going home. Screw all this BS

    ps: whos tall?
    http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/301563902.html
    Last edited by Shiznaz; 03-27-07 at 05:51 PM.

  10. #22010
    qqy
    qqy is offline
    ▒▒▒▒▒▒
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    The more I think about it though, the more I think that doing it solo is the best idea.
    Provided that you don't get lonely easily, it's really the best way to go. When I toured through Eastern Europe on <$20/day, I often met up with other riders (mostly German, curiously) and while I enjoyed the company, I found riding with them fairly frustrating. Most went very slowly and only wanted to cover 40km MAX per day, and usually weren't very adventurous about staying in cheaper places off the beaten path. They also weren't very spontaneous, as I liked to simply get into a town and find a hostel on the internet that looked fun, while they'd usually want to stay in the city center. Many also liked getting smashed each night (beer was often like $.50/half liter), which makes the next day a waste. More than anything, I found I blew my budget hanging out with other people, and was very bad with my time. If you want to do it your way, the only way to go is to do it yourself.

  11. #22011
    Have bike. Will travel. Sirrobinofcoxly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    -=Toronto=-
    My Bikes
    '06 Orbea Orca, '03 Rocky Mountain Vertex 70, '05 Surly Steamroller, '06 Fetish Fixation
    Posts
    2,157
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does a thread ever get too big from a moderator standpoint? I think this thread needs it's own server!

  12. #22012
    Spy Member sweep242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    k-town,On,Can.
    My Bikes
    I have 4 of them,2 with fat tires & 2 with skinny tires & set of rollers
    Posts
    1,166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    Silly mainlanders.. It's called "fog".
    Ha Ha

    I'm pining for a new fixie. Hurry up Tony!
    Holy slow down, you’ll be living in a van down by the river before you know it!!

  13. #22013
    Have bike. Will travel. Sirrobinofcoxly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    -=Toronto=-
    My Bikes
    '06 Orbea Orca, '03 Rocky Mountain Vertex 70, '05 Surly Steamroller, '06 Fetish Fixation
    Posts
    2,157
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LordFoo
    As an aside, my little slice of happiness for the day - I decided to go home early and took my new Tourmalet (which has been sitting on the trainer through the slush/wet since Robin hooked me up in the winter) out for its first spin. Did hill intervals in the beaches until my lungs almost exploded. What a ridiculously beautiful day.. life is good.
    Hell yes! My first ride is going to make me wonder where last year's 6500+ km's went. Cheers to feeling like I have asthma every spring!

  14. #22014
    Spy Member sweep242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    k-town,On,Can.
    My Bikes
    I have 4 of them,2 with fat tires & 2 with skinny tires & set of rollers
    Posts
    1,166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
    Does a thread ever get too big from a moderator standpoint? I think this thread needs it's own server!
    I guess not? We need our own board!

  15. #22015
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
    Does a thread ever get too big from a moderator standpoint? I think this thread needs it's own server!
    We pwn this server.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/memberlist...rt=posts&pp=30
    *celebrates 12k post*
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  16. #22016
    qqy
    qqy is offline
    ▒▒▒▒▒▒
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Anyone know of a place to get fresh squeezed juice in T.O at a relatively sane price?
    The Innis Cafe (NW side of St. George and Sussex) has an awesome juice machine and does all sorts of excellent combos for a very reasonable amount of money. When I was studying there, I always stopped by for some juice. If you're talking about buying >1L, try organic places, but it won't be cheap.

  17. #22017
    Senior Member jet sanchEz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,487
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
    Does a thread ever get too big from a moderator standpoint? I think this thread needs it's own server!
    The Somethingawful.com forums are run on vBulletin and they had crashing problems with megathreads, so much so that up until recently, the threads had to be halted at 1000 posts and restarted. They are a much busier forum so they had thousands of these megathreads whereas there are only a few here at Bikeforums.net so I guess we are okay. The guys at Somethingawful hacked together something of their own to fix the problem.

  18. #22018
    Call me The Breeze I_bRAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Corbyville Ontario
    My Bikes
    2004 Litespeed Siena, 1996 Litespeed Obed, 1992 Miele (unknown model), 1982 Meile Uno LS.
    Posts
    3,699
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
    Does a thread ever get too big from a moderator standpoint? I think this thread needs it's own server!
    I've Seen threads on other forums get well over 50k posts. I think it pretty much comes down to the servers.

  19. #22019
    Call me The Breeze I_bRAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Corbyville Ontario
    My Bikes
    2004 Litespeed Siena, 1996 Litespeed Obed, 1992 Miele (unknown model), 1982 Meile Uno LS.
    Posts
    3,699
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
    Hell yes! My first ride is going to make me wonder where last year's 6500+ km's went. Cheers to feeling like I have asthma every spring!
    I just passed 1000 for the year as of today's ride. Haven't got the road bike out yet this year (unless you count the fact that road biking season last year technically went in to January) but I think I might just do that soon.

  20. #22020
    Senior Member iherald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    We pwn this server.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/memberlist...rt=posts&pp=30
    *celebrates 12k post*
    12k? Grundy has over 4 billion!
    I rode CanadaWide for Cancer in 2006! I rode 6850km and raised over $110 000 for kids with cancer. Check out the journal at: http://www.cyclingforcancer.ca

  21. #22021
    Spy Member sweep242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    k-town,On,Can.
    My Bikes
    I have 4 of them,2 with fat tires & 2 with skinny tires & set of rollers
    Posts
    1,166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    We pwn this server.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/memberlist...rt=posts&pp=30
    *celebrates 12k post*
    TRaffic Jammer coming in next, who would have guessed.

  22. #22022
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    12k? Grundy has over 4 billion!
    He hax
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  23. #22023
    Yup pyze-guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins
    My Bikes
    C-dale Bad Boy, Fixed Wheeler MTB
    Posts
    3,033
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    Hey Pyze Guy....I think I have your stainless coffee mug here if you were lookin for it.
    Explains why I can't find it. Thanks for letting me know.



    Watched Supersize me today. 3 times. Ugh. Think I'll skip McD's for the next 3-4 decades now. Funny as hell, and nasty too.

    And the amount of sugar in the Big gulp from 7/11 is unreal. No wonder kids have ADD drinking those things, 48 tsps of sugar in them.
    When sadness fills my days
    It's time to turn away
    And then tomorrow's dreams
    Become reality to me

  24. #22024
    Have bike. Will travel. Sirrobinofcoxly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    -=Toronto=-
    My Bikes
    '06 Orbea Orca, '03 Rocky Mountain Vertex 70, '05 Surly Steamroller, '06 Fetish Fixation
    Posts
    2,157
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    I just passed 1000 for the year as of today's ride. Haven't got the road bike out yet this year (unless you count the fact that road biking season last year technically went in to January) but I think I might just do that soon.
    I feel bad that I haven't been on my road bike yet this year. In my own defense, I'm waiting on tires brakes and bar tape, so it isn't exactly ridable yet!

    Fixie is getting some use, I'm happy to say.

  25. #22025
    Shiftless bum cavit8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
    Posts
    2,674
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    Watched Supersize me today. 3 times. Ugh. Think I'll skip McD's for the next 3-4 decades now. Funny as hell, and nasty too.
    My favourite part was watching the reaction of his MD. At the start the guy was staring off into space and by the end he was staring at him, eyes-a-poppin' "You have to stop this, you HAVE to stop". Sad that people eat so much of that frack.
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •