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    I am at Shepherd and Leslie, steepest hill I...

    I am at Shepherd and Leslie, steepest hill I encounter here is when you go west on Shepherd or Finch from Leslie. My favorite GI for Toronto is around 76 inches - plenty to get up to speed and easy...
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    MEC has some choice of square taper cranks - one...

    MEC has some choice of square taper cranks - one example, Suntour XCC208 Crank Set (28/38/48T) 7/8 Speed - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available
    28/38/48 for $30 (on order at the...
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    Just curious - where did you find lots of hills...

    Just curious - where did you find lots of hills in Toronto?

    I'll check my parts bin tomorrow - if I have applicable freewheel you can have it (you'll just need to come pick it up)
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    Wow, I had no idea. My grandpa had one - would...

    Wow, I had no idea. My grandpa had one - would love to see pictures of the one imported in US
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    I was just surprised to see so many vintage bikes...

    I was just surprised to see so many vintage bikes enthusiasts. I know of one Russian forum where main theme is FG and track bikes and lots of folks on it are all over Soviet era track frames.
    I am...
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    Classic ride day in Moscow, Russia

    Missus sent me this link, post is in Russian and OP should be sentenced to death for how he took bicycle pictures.
    But - some cool rides and looks like people really enjoyed it. My understanding it...
  7. Great idea! Thanks!

    Great idea! Thanks!
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    Don't rely on CL/Kijiji to find garage sales....

    Don't rely on CL/Kijiji to find garage sales. Look around, ask your neighbors, etc.

    When I build several bikes at the time and I have to source lots of parts from US - I ship everything here,...
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    Nothing wrong with stem mounted shifters on the...

    Nothing wrong with stem mounted shifters on the right bike - I picked several entry level Miyata's over the winter with stem mounted shifters (Miyata's nice tubing, nice solid groups, great rides)....
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    and btw- plenty of garage sales downtown, scored...

    and btw- plenty of garage sales downtown, scored many good deals over the years.
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    I am in TO as well and very familiar with market....

    I am in TO as well and very familiar with market.
    As in any other bike-popular city - nothing comes for free :-)
    You want good quality bike - you have to pay with your time or money. Money - take...
  12. Gitane mixte, $65. Check bike inside out - I...

    Gitane mixte, $65. Check bike inside out - I bought couple of bikes from this guy - his idea of refurbish is to dump bike into WD-40 bath and go over with rug after. But he has some cool frames...
  13. One of the bikes was Surly Karate Monkey, it has...

    One of the bikes was Surly Karate Monkey, it has RD hanger.
    Track frame was I think some IRO and I used this Universal Cycles -- Problem Solvers Chain Tensioner/Derailleur Hanger.
  14. Thread: My new Surly

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    I like Open Bar a lot. I had it on my Moonlander...

    I like Open Bar a lot. I had it on my Moonlander (FG+this bar and bike is unstoppable in snow) and moved it to my Karate Monkey (also FG with 29x2.35 big apples - kind of Steamroller on steroids :-))...
  15. Thread: My new Surly

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    Good deal - congrats and enjoy! If you decide to...

    Good deal - congrats and enjoy! If you decide to sell the bar (pretty sure it is Surly Open bar) - please send me PM
  16. Buy Salut or Kama if you find one. They were...

    Buy Salut or Kama if you find one. They were extremely popular (I grew up riding Salut - not in Russia but ex Soviet republic). Things we did to these bikes as kids/teenagers and they survived.
    Both...
  17. Pretty cool - I did the same setup couple of...

    Pretty cool - I did the same setup couple of times but with regular RD (limited it to move only that far). I had couple of FGs which used 6 bold cog and had single speed cassette hub on the other...
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    Your link is broken, here is correct one Soma...

    Your link is broken, here is correct one Soma Bike Photos by jerrygraphic | Photobucket
  19. Thread: Wet Brooks

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    I use his Seatcap Latex Bicycle Saddle Cover -...

    I use his Seatcap Latex Bicycle Saddle Cover - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available with fenders on all my bikes for rainy/wet rides.
    I probably have ~7 Brooks saddles on different...
  20. cbiusa.com - best service ever if you are within...

    cbiusa.com - best service ever if you are within reasonable driving distance. Unless I need the part right away - I ship everything there and pick up and/or ask my friends to pick up.
    Fee is per...
  21. He's been posting this bike forever. Last time I...

    He's been posting this bike forever. Last time I checked it was down to $650 and I can see he dropped another $50 recently.

    As for Dura Ace AX - while I am no expert by any means I did check ebay...
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    Offal - my guys love it! I buy it in frozen cubes...

    Offal - my guys love it! I buy it in frozen cubes from local raw food supplier, she now has wild game mix as well.
    And bones, and necks, etc. Green unbleached tripe - they will die for it,...
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    Love cats but don't have any (missus is...

    Love cats but don't have any (missus is allergic). But I do have two dogs. They were both switched to raw food long time ago (alone with many dogs and cats of friends, neighbors, etc) - results are...
  24. Components on mine are KC as well. Paint on bars...

    Components on mine are KC as well. Paint on bars was chipped and was not exact match to the frame. Plus created too much red (did I just say too much red???) so I stripped the paint today, will be...
  25. Mine looks clean in pictures but really all...

    Mine looks clean in pictures but really all covered in grime. Will be cleaning up tomorrow and will look for dates.
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