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Old 04-02-05, 10:44 PM   #1
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So i hardly ever hear from anyone in T.O. that rides fixed on this forum (other than the odd one). How many of you people are there out there? Any favorite spots to ride?
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I think there are at least 3 others- samhouston, shiznaz, and operator.
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I don't have a fixed yet, so i'm a poseur.

There is this: http://www.pathcom.com/~praxis/
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another one here!

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/morrison.htm
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What is this local shop that does frame repairs...?
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someone asked about it a while ago too, they're called Biseagal (Carlaw Ave. & Gerrard st.)
http://www.biseagal.ca/welcome.htm

cool people, they can do just about anything as long is it's steel or aluminum (no carbon fiber work)
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So i hardly ever hear from anyone in T.O. that rides fixed on this forum (other than the odd one). How many of you people are there out there? Any favorite spots to ride?
present! *raises hand*

nice weather we're having in toronto eh....
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Yeah it's just beautiful...(yawn) guess I'll get groceries after work tomorrow, work/laze inside today cause I ain't gotta go nowhere.
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Mostly laze about I think..I think it's sunday? Yes. laaaazy sunday,
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And a third redundant post, might as well be on topic

I've never really found a place that wasn't good for riding. That's why I moved to TO, among other things. I mean some streets are a pain in places, parts of dundas east and gerrard due to potholes and such but most of TO is so bike friendly it freaks me out sometimes.
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So i hardly ever hear from anyone in T.O. that rides fixed on this forum (other than the odd one). How many of you people are there out there? Any favorite spots to ride?
Yo.

darkmother is in TO as well...

Yes, and beautiful weather we're having.

I love falling slush...
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Anyone ever have the balls to ride down mount pleasant? I've done it a couple times and it is always so freaky I had to go on the sidewalk. Those cars are just out of hand deadly on there. If there weren't any cars it would be wicked sweet, but if theres even one its going to be shaving a thin layer of skin off of your left side. Also riding fast along queen between spadina and university is a fun obstacle course of peds, doors, taxis and street car tracks
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I'd tackle it if I knew where mount pleasant was...
Great weather for the rest of the week however.
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yeah Dundas is real rough between Yonge until about Sherbourne, too many street car rails crossing at odd angles. I take Shuter now when I'm in that area...way faster and less traffic.
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Bathurst, Bathurst has to be one of the worst streets for $1TTY pavement i've found so far.. nice bone jarring ride from my physio appt's

And to keep on topic sould have a fixie in a week or so...
 
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Wow, cool to see a nice T.O. showing, thanks guys. I've reciently become a fan of riding queen st. down by all the theaters when the shows get out. The traffic is so nuts it's like a sport. See you guys around town. Peace!
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I used to have suntour on my Bianchi... now ride the Danforth derailleur free.
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Anyone ever have the balls to ride down mount pleasant? I've done it a couple times and it is always so freaky I had to go on the sidewalk. Those cars are just out of hand deadly on there. If there weren't any cars it would be wicked sweet, but if theres even one its going to be shaving a thin layer of skin off of your left side. Also riding fast along queen between spadina and university is a fun obstacle course of peds, doors, taxis and street car tracks
is mount pleasant part of your commute? it's a fast way to get downtown.. not sure if i'd ride up there just to ride down. sounds fun though... yeah, love those street car tracks. took a nasty wipe coming down bathurst at strachan last summer. i knew the tracks were there but my back tire must've caught a rut. landed on my ass but the bike was ok.
i looked out the window of my apartment this morning and the snow was whipping by horizontal from the wind. talk about a sh1tstorm.
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Anyone ever have the balls to ride down mount pleasant? I've done it a couple times and it is always so freaky I had to go on the sidewalk. Those cars are just out of hand deadly on there. If there weren't any cars it would be wicked sweet, but if theres even one its going to be shaving a thin layer of skin off of your left side. Also riding fast along queen between spadina and university is a fun obstacle course of peds, doors, taxis and street car tracks
Neh, not a route I take due to the cars, as you say. It's more an issue of brains than balls, there's better routes that won't get you ground to hamburger by the suits on their cell phones drifting right on that route.

On another note, cross your fingers there's no transit strike Wednesday. Riding during the last strike was like taking your life in your hands. It will be grim...
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Hah, its dangerous enough right now. Ive been riding my BMX fixie hack with no brakes but the gearing is too high to skid easily in. I have accidentally learned to bunny hop in a few close calls recently (I was in more of a hurry than out of control). If anyone has an extra 16T or larger cog lying around pm me!
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all you guys live pretty central to downtown I take it? Or at least work downtown?

edit* 'cept for operator I guess
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all you guys live pretty central to downtown I take it? Or at least work downtown?

edit* 'cept for operator I guess
i'll be commuting from king/parliament to wellington/spadina.... once i find pedals for the ol' sannino that is.
i hope to be riding all over though.... once the slush stops falling that is.
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I live near St. Clair and Spadina and commute to Leslie and Steeles
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