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Old 06-02-07, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cavit8
And a hot one out there, good day for kulfi, mango shakes and paan.
Ayup, Africa hot! I biked across the city 4 times today and was covered in grit and soot when I was finally done everything, what a dirty place Toronto can be at times.

Pyze-guy, I hope you found that little something-something I left you, the wheel is exactly what I needed, thanks!

32flavs, good to chat with you again, I will pop around sometime with my friend to check out those bikes, thanks.

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Old 06-02-07, 05:09 PM
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Nice to chat with you too! Soon that beautiful Gardin frame will be rebuilt as a coaster brake bike.

Also, what the eff is with how hot it is?
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Old 06-02-07, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 32flavours
Nice to chat with you too! Soon that beautiful Gardin frame will be rebuilt as a coaster brake bike.
Ooh.. Jet, you're rebuilding a Gardin? Got any pics? I'm most of the way through a conversion of my old Gardin.. will post pics when its done.
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Old 06-02-07, 05:29 PM
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From the SSFG forum:

Originally Posted by JellyMeetsJam
So I just got a chrome 07 Pista a few days ago. I haven't ridden it more than a few miles but I love the feeling of a fixed gear. The only thing is, I've been seeing some Pake bikes on the net and have been having doubt (although it's purely ascetic).
Obviously he meant aesthetic, but I like it.. sounds like a good slogan (my new sig, maybe?)

Fixed gear: It's purely ascetic.
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Old 06-02-07, 05:34 PM
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Heh, actually- I'm rebuilding a tiny 44 cm Gardin that Jet sold to me awhile ago. I first built it up as a fixie, and then sold the rear wheel to my friend, and now I'm going to rebuild it with a coaster brake. Should be sah-weet.
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Old 06-02-07, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
Ayup, Africa hot! I biked across the city 4 times today and was covered in grit and soot when I was finally done everything, what a dirty place Toronto can be at times.

Pyze-guy, I hope you found that little something-something I left you, the wheel is exactly what I needed, thanks!

32flavs, good to chat with you again, I will pop around sometime with my friend to check out those bikes, thanks.
Glad to hear it will be used, no idea why it was pitched, seems to be in really good condition.
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Old 06-02-07, 05:41 PM
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anyone out and about tonight? I wouldn't mind going for a spin and maybe an iced coffee/tea once it cools down a bit.. assuming that it doesn't start to rain.
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Old 06-02-07, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
anyone out and about tonight? I wouldn't mind going for a spin and maybe an iced coffee/tea once it cools down a bit.. assuming that it doesn't start to rain.
Perhaps, I need some sleep tonight thought. Doing the 75km ride tomorrow, starts at (ugh) 6:45. Still debating to do it fixed on geared. My ego says fixed, my mind says gears.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:09 PM
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No, no, do it fixed -- you'll be fine.
I've done it two years fixed. Just watch the first descent off the Gardiner northbound. Other than that, it's a toddle.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy
Perhaps, I need some sleep tonight thought. Doing the 75km ride tomorrow, starts at (ugh) 6:45. Still debating to do it fixed on geared. My ego says fixed, my mind says gears.
The ride needs no gears. Did it last year on 75 gear inches and still pwnt the r0adies.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy
Perhaps, I need some sleep tonight thought. Doing the 75km ride tomorrow, starts at (ugh) 6:45. Still debating to do it fixed on geared. My ego says fixed, my mind says gears.
do us proud and ride it fixed! i'll be thinking of all of you riding the dvp tomorrow. first time in a while i haven't done the ride.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
anyone out and about tonight? I wouldn't mind going for a spin and maybe an iced coffee/tea once it cools down a bit.. assuming that it doesn't start to rain.
Any thoughts of when. I thought I might go out a little later this evening as it doesn't seem to be cooling down much.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cavit8
Any thoughts of when. I thought I might go out a little later this evening as it doesn't seem to be cooling down much.
No plans. Currently I'm just sitting inside with a fan blowing on me whilst playing some video games (Forza 2).
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Old 06-02-07, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
anyone out and about tonight? I wouldn't mind going for a spin and maybe an iced coffee/tea once it cools down a bit.. assuming that it doesn't start to rain.
Hey Somna,

I thought I saw your bike parked outside of the Chapters @ Richmond and John. It was a tall Urbanite with a Brooks saddle, drops with red bar tape... But it had clips and straps. Are you rockin' clips and straps?
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Old 06-02-07, 06:49 PM
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a) neither of my brooks saddles have ever been on my urbanite
b) I haven't had red bar tape in over a year, and currently I'm rocking my flat bars
c) nope.. still going clipless

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Old 06-02-07, 06:53 PM
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Fixed it is.
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You will not regret it. Take lots of water and try not to embaress any OCP's.
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
a) neither of my brooks saddles have ever been on my urbanite
b) I haven't had red bar tape in over a year, and currently I'm rocking my flat bars
c) nope.. still going clipless

Well, okay then. I guess it wasn't you.

I should have checked the missing seat binder bolt...
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hahah.. indeed!
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy
Fixed it is.
Hell youíre a young whipper snapper N/P (ha ha) Iíve never done it so I have no idea.
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Nice job & sweet ride.
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Originally Posted by ronin2046
Hey Somna,

I thought I saw your bike parked outside of the Chapters @ Richmond and John. It was a tall Urbanite with a Brooks saddle, drops with red bar tape... But it had clips and straps. Are you rockin' clips and straps?
That'd be my coworker's bike.
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Vancouver is a nice city but damn are there a tonne of crack/smack heads! Its an epidemic downtown. I already met a BFSSFG member (lyledriver) and hopefully will be going on a ride tomorrow.

PS. Go Sens!
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