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Old 02-13-19, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackstrida_A_ View Post
Loved reading some of these articles. Makes me realize that part of the reason I bought into Brompton was that irrational feeling of exclusivity - see? I bought something from a company that cared for quality and its employees. The idea of craftsmanship. Similar to the feeling when I ride one of my Rivendells, or use my Tom Bihn bag, or Saddleback leather bag. Of course, I'm in a position where I can finally afford modest luxuries... first world problems. I'll count myself fortunate that I can obsess over details about a folding bike.
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Originally Posted by avole View Post
You didn't start this thread, I know, but hasn't it outgrown its usefulness? You'll be receiving your Helix shortly, so hopefully the saga on this thread comes to a close.
Blasphemy. I was counting on Helix Season Five to keep me entertained next winter.
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Old 02-14-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by towndock View Post
Blasphemy. I was counting on Helix Season Five to keep me entertained next winter.
I can't wait for Season 5! I'm on pins and needles with excitement. Best. Folding. Bike. Thread. EVAR!

Seriously though, at this point it would be best to let things cool down a bit until a Helix is found out in the wild.
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Old 02-15-19, 07:31 AM
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Old 02-15-19, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by towndock View Post
Breaking news:
As a real Canadian, I am offended. We will immediately strike up a 5 year, $2.5 million Royal Commission to study this national crisis. We will not invite you our annual snow shovelling competition (bigger than hockey, eh?). And we will immediately cease exporting poutine and maple syrup. So there.
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Old 02-15-19, 10:29 AM
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As a real American, I am offended by Trump. Given that his doctors just said he is obese, clearly he is unfamiliar with bicycles. You can keep the poutine but please don't stop the maple syrup. ;-)
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Old 02-15-19, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
As a real American, I am offended by Trump. Given that his doctors just said he is obese, clearly he is unfamiliar with bicycles. You can keep the poutine but please don't stop the maple syrup. ;-)
Okay... just for you, we'll keep selling you the maple syrup at our super discounted rate of only 8X markup. Just for our American friends, of course...
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Old 02-15-19, 11:29 AM
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But,...but,...I really, really, REALLY wanna try POUTINE!!!
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Old 02-15-19, 11:33 AM
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But,...but,...I really, really, REALLY wanna try POUTINE!!!
Here you go!
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Old 02-15-19, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post


Here you go!
Ok,...those are nothing but cheese fries with some gravy on it (still not poutine),...this is blasphemy!!!
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I had poutine for the first time in Quebec. My impression was that someone had left over McD's fries, and emptied the other refrigerator leftovers on top, then covered it in gravy to try to make it palatable. Apparently it is great hangover food, though, lol. There are some "foodie" versions where I live that I have yet to try, the most interesting being from a Montreal Smoked Meat Deli-style restaurant which sounds pretty authentic. One thing for sure, though - do NOT eat it expecting to be able to ride after. Imagine a NY forgettaboutit lock in in your stomach, haha.

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Old 02-15-19, 05:32 PM
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Hmmm,...maybe I'll just pass on the poutine,...
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Old 02-16-19, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
I had poutine for the first time in Quebec. My impression was that someone had left over McD's fries, and emptied the other refrigerator leftovers on top, then covered it in gravy to try to make it palatable. Apparently it is great hangover food, though, lol. There are some "foodie" versions where I live that I have yet to try, the most interesting being from a Montreal Smoked Meat Deli-style restaurant which sounds pretty authentic. One thing for sure, though - do NOT eat it expecting to be able to ride after. Imagine a NY forgettaboutit lock in in your stomach, haha.

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No, Canada, just no.
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Old 02-16-19, 03:34 AM
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I'd never heard of this, and for those who don't know either: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
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Originally Posted by linberl View Post
I had poutine for the first time in Quebec. My impression was that someone had left over McD's fries, and emptied the other refrigerator leftovers on top, then covered it in gravy to try to make it palatable. Apparently it is great hangover food, though, lol. There are some "foodie" versions where I live that I have yet to try, the most interesting being from a Montreal Smoked Meat Deli-style restaurant which sounds pretty authentic. One thing for sure, though - do NOT eat it expecting to be able to ride after. Imagine a NY forgettaboutit lock in in your stomach, haha.
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I first tried Poutine last time I visited Montreal (and actually it came with most of our meals too) - and I generally agree with your description. French fries plus cheese curd covered in gravy.
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Kinda looks like In 'n Out Burgers "animal style fries" here on the west coast....
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Old 02-17-19, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
Loved reading some of these articles. Makes me realize that part of the reason I bought into Brompton was that irrational feeling of exclusivity - see? I bought something from a company that cared for quality and its employees. The idea of craftsmanship. Similar to the feeling when I ride one of my Rivendells, or use my Tom Bihn bag, or Saddleback leather bag. Of course, I'm in a position where I can finally afford modest luxuries... first world problems. I'll count myself fortunate that I can obsess over details about a folding bike.
Tom Bihn. Holy Moly, I never thought I'd stumble across a fellow Tb-er on this thread. I've got so many Bihn bags, my wife thinks I have stock in the company. Cheers to you brother.
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Who would have ever guessed that when this thread was hijacked, it was over poutine.
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Originally Posted by harlond View Post
Who would have ever guessed that when this thread was hijacked, it was over poutine.
Haha! Well, you have to admit it's better than endlessly talking about titanium prices (unless poutine means titanium in French)!

@linberl, I'm also in the East Bay... and can confirm the existence of a poutine restaurant in Berkeley. It's a Canadian chain (Smokes Poutinerie), but all they serve is poutine.
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~2 weeks until the thread's third anniversary. Will a Helix appear in the wild before then?
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For what its worth I did a You Tube search for Helix and there are a couple of videos of Helix bikes including one on the Streets. Roger
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Originally Posted by harlond View Post
Who would have ever guessed that when this thread was hijacked, it was over poutine.
Well, we are waiting for the Helix reviews so not much else going on, so why not, lol?
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Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
Haha! Well, you have to admit it's better than endlessly talking about titanium prices (unless poutine means titanium in French)!

@linberl, I'm also in the East Bay... and can confirm the existence of a poutine restaurant in Berkeley. It's a Canadian chain (Smokes Poutinerie), but all they serve is poutine.
Yes, and apparently is open late as a well designed hangover cure since it's close to campus. I think I'll try Augies (near Ashby & 9th) instead.
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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
For what its worth I did a You Tube search for Helix and there are a couple of videos of Helix bikes including one on the Streets. Roger
Congratulations, but do you think anyone is interested? Poutine for me, any time, or this:
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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
For what its worth I did a You Tube search for Helix and there are a couple of videos of Helix bikes including one on the Streets. Roger
Finding company promotional video of prototypes and reposts of same. Owners? Bueller? Bueller?
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