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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8
    Okay, I did see those. Maybe I'll give them a call and see if I can have a look at them as they were behind a locked fence. There was a couple of pretty pooched frames but one or two didn't look too bad.
    fyi - i noticed a big pile of bikes in the yard riding home today. the bmx is still locked on niagara (just e of bathurst).
    "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'."

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    There was a bike outside St. Mikes' on Queen that had a city remove notice on it...I might have to peek at once more.
    As for the feet..... I think it's more my inexpensive choice of footwear, as these things were designed with maximum airflow in mind. Chemical warmers scare the bejesus outta me knowing ppl that have literally been burned by them. I'd not be able to place them near my toes. I might try to make a secondary bootie set out of old fleece and/or gortex
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    fyi - i noticed a big pile of bikes in the yard riding home today. the bmx is still locked on niagara (just e of bathurst).
    i'm going to check that out after work. i'll probably forget though. i'm all for "liberation".

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    Anyone notice all the new half-decent sounding bike stuff from Guelph up on CL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    (not for everyday, but for longer rides)
    There's no way I could fit one of those things into my shoes.. they fit like fine Italian leather gloves.

    sportwool + neoprene FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by gokiburi
    i'm going to check that out after work. i'll probably forget though. i'm all for "liberation".
    the thought of all those usable parts going in a landfill "brakes" my heart...

    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    There's no way I could fit one of those things into my shoes.. they fit like fine Italian leather gloves.

    sportwool + neoprene FTW
    although i've not tried either smartwool or neoprene, i have tried the chemical warmers; these ones are shaped like a half circle, with adhesive backing, and are very thin (i'm terrible at measurements 1/16" or 1/8"?) ...but i appreciate the tight leather image
    "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'."

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    where is this yard you speak of?

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    psst... transportation yard on wellington west of bathurst at walnut (pass it on)






    the city workers suddenly see hoards of cyclists storming the fence
    "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'."

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    so this stuff is being chucked? What else do you see in the "yard"?

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    Ummmm, I don't want to jack your guy's thread, but, this is the Toronto section and I've got a Toronto question.

    Have any of you folks ridden the Heart and Stroke ride on the gardener? I signed up for the 75k section for this years ride and I'm wondering if its do-able fixed. I'm running a 63 GI on my fix and while I'm not worried about climbs, I'm kinda wondering about desents. Or should I just ride my road bike?

    Also, anyone have any advise about this ride at all? Thank, sorry for the thread jack and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgus
    Thank, sorry for the thread jack and all.
    How dare you hijack this thread with your question about fixed gear bicycles!

    Never done that ride, but I've been on the Don Valley and it seems ok.
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    Anyone seen the Specialized S-Works Langster?

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22238

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    Sexy.... but IMHO the rear should be brought in as close to tube as possible for the money shot. NICE!!!! I shutter to think how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgus
    Ummmm, I don't want to jack your guy's thread, but, this is the Toronto section and I've got a Toronto question.

    Have any of you folks ridden the Heart and Stroke ride on the gardener? I signed up for the 75k section for this years ride and I'm wondering if its do-able fixed. I'm running a 63 GI on my fix and while I'm not worried about climbs, I'm kinda wondering about desents. Or should I just ride my road bike?

    Also, anyone have any advise about this ride at all? Thank, sorry for the thread jack and all.
    I think some folks from here rode it fixed last year, so I'm sure someone will chime in. I've done 85km rides fixed without any big probs, our own Jeremeywhitehorn has done many 100km+ rides fixed (with a similar gear ratio I think) and I know some of the randonneurs (http://www.randonneursontario.ca/) do much longer rides fixed. Do you have a brake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Anyone seen the Specialized S-Works Langster?
    I think I made a mess. Although, it's 90% for the 404s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    I think some folks from here rode it fixed last year, so I'm sure someone will chime in. I've done 85km rides fixed without any big probs, our own Jeremeywhitehorn has done many 100km+ rides fixed (with a similar gear ratio I think) and I know some of the randonneurs (http://www.randonneursontario.ca/) do much longer rides fixed. Do you have a brake?
    Yup. I've still got the front brake on my conversion after I fell victim to the machismo effect of removing the rear brake and all the "clutter" that goes with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    so this stuff is being chucked? What else do you see in the "yard"?
    i don't know what's happening to them, that's why i originally mentioned it, in case anyone is ready/able/willing to go find out. it is city property where they keep trucks and cranes etc.
    "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'."

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant
    There's no way I could fit one of those things into my shoes.. they fit like fine Italian leather gloves.

    sportwool + neoprene FTW

    When I need to use toe warmers I stick them between my fine italian road bike shoes and my neoprene booties. You waste some of the heat but its better than nothing.


    I'm not a great fan of that langster...

    And the heart and stroke ride is fine on a fixed gear, although I haven't done the long route before. I've done 160+km non heart and stroke rides before on the fixed gear through hillier terrain and I'm not all that strong. I was pretty damn spent after those though... no riding the next day or even getting off the couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Anyone seen the Specialized S-Works Langster?

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22238

    With obnoxious words everywhere on the bike how can you not...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgus
    Ummmm, I don't want to jack your guy's thread, but, this is the Toronto section and I've got a Toronto question.

    Have any of you folks ridden the Heart and Stroke ride on the gardener? I signed up for the 75k section for this years ride and I'm wondering if its do-able fixed. I'm running a 63 GI on my fix and while I'm not worried about climbs, I'm kinda wondering about desents. Or should I just ride my road bike?

    Also, anyone have any advise about this ride at all? Thank, sorry for the thread jack and all.
    Yeah, I did it last year fixed ~ 75 gear inches ish. No problem, blowing by the roadies in no time. Of course it depends on your fitness level. You should at least be riding regularly now. And I don't mean to the beer store and back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    So far the crew for Friday..Me, Wes, Bradyn, Sid and T.J. (delicate tootsies and all). I am thinking around 9-10ish...a quick discussion of safety and a snack. Meet at the trailhead?...Shop?
    Is there room for me on that list? I haven't been out on the MTB yet this year. So is it trailhead or shop? AND is the trailhead at pottery road or thorncliffe park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Is there room for me on that list? I haven't been out on the MTB yet this year. So is it trailhead or shop? AND is the trailhead at pottery road or thorncliffe park?
    I think the consensus is the shop..and by all means come along..the more the merrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    With obnoxious words everywhere on the bike how can you not...



    Yeah, I did it last year fixed ~ 75 gear inches ish. No problem, blowing by the roadies in no time. Of course it depends on your fitness level. You should at least be riding regularly now. And I don't mean to the beer store and back...
    Yeah, I'm just getting back into it now fairly regular after the winter. We'll see how it goes as to which bike to take. I'm leaning towards the fix, but again, I guess thats a given at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    Anyone seen the Specialized S-Works Langster?

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22238

    Soooo hot... but it looks a little fragile to me.
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    I think you can pretty much put those wheels on anything and folks will go nuts for it.

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    FYI, and I say this for my mother who always hated it spelt wrong, its Stephen with a ph.

    It was cut with final cut pro and I honestly don't know the compression my buddy did that and I did not.

    I'll have dvds with me the next safety meeting which I assume will be a week friday 'cause I gots no MTB for this friday

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