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    I want chinese food. I will be at rol san as soon as my busted face can get me there. after that I will spend 600 dollars at MEC. and then I will buy duct tape and zip ties. and then a fountain pen and maybe a nice pencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    i see a bike trailer / stroller in pyse's future...

    congrats my friend (but don't tell my wife lest she get any ideas).

    i'm still waiting to hear what happened to shiz's face.
    My sister-in-law has a bike tralier reader and waiting. Guess I have to keep a geared bike around.

    Shiz and I were coming out of Rosedale area and we both turned right and then decided to go left and his front went out from under him. Nothing serious. He was really lucky 5 minutes later on Serbourne as we were riding and at the last second he saw a parked SUV, panic swerved and missed it by about 6 inches. That one would have really sucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iherald
    A buddy of mine emailed me yesterday telling me he wanted to buy a road bike. His budget is about a grand. I have to talk to him about what specifically he wants to ride, but what are people thoughts on the best type of bike.

    I don't want to get into the whole "well, is the Trek X better than the Specialized Y", but I was thinking that he might be better off getting a good used bike, rather than a mediocre new one.

    Craigslist seems like a good place for people who know what they're looking for, and want to fix it up. But that Canadian Cyclist Classifieds seems to be a good site. Any other sites where you might be able to pick something up locally (ie. go for a bit of test ride, and not spend an equal amount to the selling price on shipping).

    2Wheels: Good seeing you yesterday!
    In the $1000 range road bike you are prolly going to get no better than Tiagra equipment. Decent perhaps but not exactly durable. If I was going to spend $1000 on a road bike I would take some time and find the right fitting used bike. Canadian Cyclist is a good starting point although there are not usually a ton of bikes posted there. The upside is most of the folks who do sell bikes there are fairly serious cyclists so stuff is usually maintained/serviced properly and in good shape. Keep an eye on the used board at MEC...I often see some nice deals there. The biggest wear usually occurs on drivetrain and STI shifters so give those a good going over. I can never stress enough..especially on used...that if you find a Campy bike the shifters can be overhauled which can save big $ down the road. What size?

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    Yeah, seconding the used bike idea for a budget of a $1000....my full Ultegra Specialized Roubaix wasn't much more than that from Craigslist so I am sure that he can find at least a 105'd bike that is only a couple of years old. If he is just getting into a cycling, 105 is more than enough for him.

    PinkBike.com has a pretty decent Buy&Sell section that is mostly Canadian. Craigslist is a crapshoot but you can sometimes get lucky because most people searching CL for bikes are looking for cheap stuff and $800+ bikes don't go as fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    I can never stress enough..especially on used...that if you find a Campy bike the shifters can be overhauled which can save big $ down the road. What size?
    He's about my size, perhaps a little shorter. So something over 60 for sure.

    I'll check out the postings at MEC. You can't go wrong with spending some time there.

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    i got my marinoni delta w edit: veloce group from canadian cyclist for $1040 ($60 off cuz i didn't want the saddle).

    as i mentioned, there were a couple decent looking road bikes at silent sports yesterday. http://www.silentsports.com/store/content/23/Swaps/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhalen
    Hmm ok. Well during the day I can make no guarantees where I'll be at any given time. Maybe I'll just toss the tire in my bag and if I'm over that way I'll drop by and drop it off. Will you be around later than 5 any days this week? Because that would make it a lot easier for me to commit to a time.
    Can do tomorrow (Monday), till what time Dan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    Guys who ride pimped Makinos dont knock down others guys San Renshos...just doesnt happen.
    I didn't knock his bike down... I was riding by when it happened.

    Rensho used to be Makino's master. I wouldn't dare tussle with San Rensho

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin2046
    I didn't knock his bike down... I was riding by when it happened.
    Rensho used to be Makino's master. I wouldn't dare tussle with San Rensho
    Yeah...I know...but he couldnt accuse a fellow owner of hawt steel of knocking his bike over. Just....doesnt....happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Can do tomorrow (Monday), till what time Dan?
    Hmm. Well most days I'm done around 5, although technically I'm on call until 6. There is a chance that I could get a late call in there somewhere that would screw things up but in all likelihood I could get there around 5:15-5:30. We should exchange numbers via pm and I'll give you a call 5ish and let you know if there's a problem. Sound good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhalen
    Hmm. Well most days I'm done around 5, although technically I'm on call until 6. There is a chance that I could get a late call in there somewhere that would screw things up but in all likelihood I could get there around 5:15-5:30. We should exchange numbers via pm and I'll give you a call 5ish and let you know if there's a problem. Sound good?
    No prob, i'll give you a call tomorrow from bc. Me has no cell phone
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    Oh man... fun times today. The end of dim sum, black gold @ i deal, trickery everywhere, safety in numbers @ Bellwood in the foot down ring. Good seeing everyone out. If all goes well I'll post some pics on Flickr later. Oh and thanks for tolerating the last minute shopping in the market.

    In the end Toby and I ran into multiple agro people. Trackstanding @ Spadina some dude walked up to Toby almost touching his shoulder just gunning him off because he felt he was in the way - he wasn't. I asked if he wanted a ride on my handlebars. He didn't. Then a dude in a silver Rav 4 - who admittedly and apologetically Toby had 5 minutes earlier cut off going in the other direction - almost ran us over @ King & Strachan and then said to Toby, "I'm coming for you" while Toby was stopped up on the sidewalk. Bonus, two toe headed kids heads peaking up over the back seats.

    Didn't matter. Today pwned. The summer of awesome is upon us - as soon as the weather co-operates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrBenway
    Bonus, two toe headed kids heads peaking up over the back seats.
    That just brought up a really disturbing image for me. No time to gimp it though.
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    Moron has kids? Wow what a waste of space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhalen
    Hmm. Well most days I'm done around 5, although technically I'm on call until 6. There is a chance that I could get a late call in there somewhere that would screw things up but in all likelihood I could get there around 5:15-5:30. We should exchange numbers via pm and I'll give you a call 5ish and let you know if there's a problem. Sound good?
    You just earned yerself a Lawrence run at 5:10 buddy.

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    Hell yeah today was awesome. Just now I put my saddle way back on my track bike. Voila way more comfortable and faster. You'd think that would occur to me sooner considering I just did the same thing on my other bike. Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    You just earned yerself a Lawrence run at 5:10 buddy.
    Oh god you're right *knocks on fake wood desk* Actually that reminds me of the good ol' days at the Mess. Being clear at 6:30 at Bayview and Lawrence. Ahhh the memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    You just earned yerself a Lawrence run at 5:10 buddy.
    Pre-calling yourself more than likely clear at any given hour is indeed changing the physics of tomorrow's dispatch board as we speak. Danhalen has indeed set great motions afoot with his comments. This also includes trying to meet for coffee, lunch plans or the cute receptionist who takes her break at 3. Messers are indeed the dispatchers' willing minions until he sets you free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    Who drinks beer out a glove? Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danhalen
    Who drinks beer out a glove? Weird.
    I know, kids these days with there crazy new trends.

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    50k winds gusting to 70 tomorrow. Oh Joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offhoff
    50k winds gusting to 70 tomorrow. Oh Joy.
    who needs resistance training? who needs hills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywhitehorn
    who needs resistance training? who needs hills?
    Watch tomorrow will be up and down yonge too. At least south will be fly.

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