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    Are you waking early or not sleeping at all? There are times with me that the creative juices are worse than adrenaline...I can be found at the computer at 3am on occasion. Either that or it's my lovely 9yr old....*knocks on bedroom door* Daddy I'm hungry..
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    Any lemond groupies here?

    http://trektoronto.ca/index.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Any lemond groupies here?

    http://trektoronto.ca/index.cfm
    Today's Tip

    Don't Muddle The Puddle - When riding in muddy conditions be careful at puddles. It may seem fun to blast through. But it's never a good idea because you can't be sure what's at the bottom. If there's a hole there, you'll end up doing a sweet Superman imitation and sail over the bars when your front wheel gets stopped cold. This will entertain your ride partners immensely but it can be quite painful and could wreck the fork and frame if you're really unlucky. Our recommendation? Slow way down and try to gauge how deep it is. If you decide it's safe to ride through the middle, get your weight back and off the front wheel. Or, if it looks deep, try skirting the edge of the puddle so you know you're passing over solid ground. Or, if the puddle is pond like, get off and walk around. The goal is to pass safely and to not widen or damage the trail, too.



    their marketing pitch (ie. for the "lime bicycles") is the kind of thing we're going to have to hear more often if more folks are going to abandon their cars for bikes isn't it? god help us all...
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    "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 Ill Mitch
    Is the fork that comes with the track pro drillable? or would that compromise it's strength too much.
    I wouldn't. Its one thing to drill a steel fork...carbon is asking for trouble IMHO.

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    Whoops,

    The CMWC won't include the HPR. It was discussed briefly with a guest at one meeting but is not plausible, the CMWC itself is such a large event. The organization(TOBMA) putting on the CMWC intends to make a splash with CMWC though and would be able to consider how to bring back Johnny Jetfuels wondrous invention after CMWC, though it would take a year to organize by my estimation.

    The CMWC is going to be mainly on Toronto Island, June (Friday)13-16 2008. The Island portion is Sat & Sunday, many many events and attractions. Our venue on the island is huge, beautiful and well suited to what we need. Fairly well everything west of the lighthouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippered
    a.k.a. the human powered rollercoaster:

    http://www.messengers.org/events/eve...24-25.hpr.html
    It remains to be seen if there will be an HPR at the 2008 champs. If the organizers can come up with a big enough sponsor willing to foot the bill then it will. *edit* never mind.
    I was fortunate enough to ride/race that every time they built it. I can say without reservation that it is just about the most fun you will have on a bicycle.

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    We'd love to, but our budget needs are already tremendous without the HPR($250,000?) and all of it's considerations. Seperately, after CMWC, we could probably pull it off.

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    oh really? i'd heard it was going to be there... my bad.

    edit: probably just as well, because then i'd want to try it and end up breaking my face.

    i ended up at that event after the hallowe'en critical mass. i hadn't been in the city long, and was still underage, so i was rather impressed to say the least. then i ended up at an after-party concert by which time my distracted (and probably tipsy) self neglected to lock up a sweet vintage raleigh frame outside the elmo, which was never to be seen again. so fun, so sad.

    looking forward to cmwc fer sure!!
    "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 zippered
    their marketing pitch (ie. for the "lime bicycles") is the kind of thing we're going to have to hear more often if more folks are going to abandon their cars for bikes isn't it? god help us all...
    As long as they're not driving to the Beach in their SUV then riding on the sidewalk, I'm happy. Anything that gets more people driving their bikes is good. And no, I haven't pre-ordered one.
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    i know, i know... it's good. it's great. it's totally needed. i'm just bracing myself for the schmultzy marketing hype...
    "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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    heehee I've totally supermanned after the sprite that lives in the puddle reached up and grabbed my front wheel. Face to mud meet and greet. I was fine and giggles all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Are you waking early or not sleeping at all? There are times with me that the creative juices are worse than adrenaline...I can be found at the computer at 3am on occasion. Either that or it's my lovely 9yr old....*knocks on bedroom door* Daddy I'm hungry..

    Not sleeping, I've never been a good sleeper.

    I'm kinda sad there will be no HPR but CMWC will rock either way I'm sure. I do want to ride that thing though so keep us in the loop if there is news about it.

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    each time I've checked the weather today it's gotten 1 degree COLDER. *sigh*
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    when i said i knew it would snow in april i didn't mean snow for three days and counting!!

    i've only left the house once since wednesday, and that was to go about 2 blocks to a friend's house.

    i'd suck it up and put some warmers in my shoes to go for a ride, but (at the risk of whining) my neck hurts too darned much and i just don't have the desire to torture myself at the moment. being unbelievably unsafe doesn't help. instead i've taken to doing some mending (which is productive, but probably not great for my neck) and pacing around the apartment.

    cabin fever, what?
    "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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    Hey everyone, my friend needs to find an apartment by May 1st, he was thinking about the kensington market area, but he says anything in that area or UofT area would be nice. Loft would be good, he said his max is 700-800 a month, not big on room mates but is flexible, if anyone has some tips or suggestions to help him out that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch
    Hey everyone, my friend needs to find an apartment by May 1st, he was thinking about the kensington market area, but he says anything in that area or UofT area would be nice. Loft would be good, he said his max is 700-800 a month, not big on room mates but is flexible, if anyone has some tips or suggestions to help him out that would be great.
    Unless he wants to live in a shoebox he's going to have to have roomates at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    Unless he wants to live in a shoebox he's going to have to have roomates at that price.
    If I found a loft in Kensington for $700 a month I would be living in Kensington. But good apts can be found in that price. Our 2 bedroom is $720. East Side Boyee!!!

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    East Side represent!!!
    I even feel silly making gang symbols on the net!

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    it doesnt have to be in kensington or that area, that would just be a bonus. It could be anywhere in the city really.

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    The leafs are making me sick.

    That is all.

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    Mitch basement appt's go for around that much not to hard to find.

    Go Leafs!!!

    I clicked on the trek Toronto store link wow did anyone go? I wonder if they stock all the stuff listed on the site. Cause if so that would be a mega LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep242
    Mitch basement appt's go for around that much not to hard to find.

    Go Leafs!!!

    I clicked on the trek Toronto store link wow did anyone go? I wonder if they stock all the stuff listed on the site. Cause if so that would be a mega LBS.
    I'm curious how much those Lime bikes are. It would be perfect for a number of members of my family but knowing trek they are probably $700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Mitch
    it doesnt have to be in kensington or that area, that would just be a bonus. It could be anywhere in the city really.
    Get him to check Viewit.ca. For $700 bones around the university, he'd be pretty much stuck with rooming house kind of situation unless he wants to live in a basement but there are a few options out there. There's a fair bit of stuff on viewit, depending on what he's looking for in terms of size. Bang for buck is better on the East side (repeat TJ's gang sign here).
    The area just north of the Danforth up Broadview has quite a few apartment buildings where he can get a place for around $800 or slightly above that, but there's a fair bit around. Given that the University students will be moving out soon, he may be able to swing a better deal from a landlord that may be losing some tenants, maybe a free month or something. Never hurts to ask.

    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    I'm curious how much those Lime bikes are. It would be perfect for a number of members of my family but knowing trek they are probably $700.
    Only price I found was $580 USD.
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
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    Ya no pricing on the site but that lime bike could be a huge hit? My wife likes it (Ha Ha)
    No prices for anything on the site but can you image if they had all that stuff in store.

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    Ok I am in need of advice... I just got my hands on a late 80's-ish frame + threaded fork that is in good condition but needs to be stripped and painted. It came with the original headset and BB intacted in good condition. If I'm gonna pull it apart to paint it properly should I be trying to keep the original BB and headset to be repacked or should I just replace them with modern stuff? How concerned do I need to be about threading and all that fun stuff?

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