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    2013 Toronto Spring Bicycle Show. Are you going?

    The 2013 Toronto Spring Bicycle Show is March 1-3.
    Are you going?
    What if anything will you be looking for?

    I will be looking for 29'er and 650B full suspension bikes myself.
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    I take it beers and strippers are out of the question so probably bike parts. Maybe some nice MTB shorts if they have anything other than that gawd awful roadie ****.
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    I'll be going. I'd love to find a hardtail 29er to add to the stable.

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    I'll go, even though I don't have anything in particular I'm looking for.

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    I'll be there too. Not sure exactly when but probably at least for the OCA AGM assuming they're still doing it at the show.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Nope. Rather go riding.

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    Team NFI's fiscal measures for 2013 ban any event requiring payment to participate not to exceed 45-50 minute drive time.
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    I was told the spring show didnt really have a lot of products for sale? I was told it was more of a come look whats new in the MTB world. New technologies, products etc...

    Was I misinformed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGK View Post
    I was told the spring show didnt really have a lot of products for sale? I was told it was more of a come look whats new in the MTB world. New technologies, products etc...

    Was I misinformed?
    It's not the same type of flea market free-for-all as the Fall show but there's still tons of stuff "for" and "on" sale - notably NOS 2012 bikes and demos. Caveat emptor!
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    always get blue passes at the show, watch some bmx, buy socks that say something witty...
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    I'll be manning the TORBA booth i suspect, BMX and 4x is always a treat, dirt jump comp too. trials isn't the same it was years ago, but i think it did start making a comeback...

    I rarely will buy something, but those talking socks sound interesting...do they have sarcastic ones instead of the witty ones your getting, SS ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    It's not the same type of flea market free-for-all as the Fall show but there's still tons of stuff "for" and "on" sale - notably NOS 2012 bikes and demos. Caveat emptor!
    Who knows, big GK...you may even find a deal on a wheelset, or a nice pair of CK hubs. Just saying.
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    I expect I'll be manning the Lapdogs booth at some point. Come by and introduce yourselves if we just know one another online.

    Also, that's the easiest place for me to get my photo taken for my '13 race licence. As I am no longer racing singlespeed open at OCUP, I can no longer get away with just a citizen's permit, dammit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    I'll be manning the TORBA booth i suspect...
    I wouldn't be surprised if I end up with that gig too, at least for some of the show. Odd, since I don't even live in Toronto.....

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    Planning on attending as usual

    Blue season passes, check out dirt jumpers, watch events.. oh and buy socks
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    There is definitely stuff for sale at the Spring show and you can get things at least at sale prices. The Fall CycleExpo show is the one with nothing for sale at all.

    I think the Spring show is more of a haggle show. If they want to make a sale, they have to bargain a bit. At the fall show, it's blow-out pricing and not as much haggling until later in the day when stores try to move whatever is left and hasn't sold.

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    What Blue passes are you folks talking about?

    I try to make it to the Spring show annually.

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    I'll likely be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    I'll be manning the TORBA booth i suspect, BMX and 4x is always a treat, dirt jump comp too. trials isn't the same it was years ago, but i think it did start making a comeback...

    I rarely will buy something, but those talking socks sound interesting...do they have sarcastic ones instead of the witty ones your getting, SS ?

    Beer and strippers are after the show...
    all depends, you just never know what you find in the sock display... they even have dirty ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by baymoe View Post
    What Blue passes are you folks talking about?

    I try to make it to the Spring show annually.
    Blue Mountain always has an early bird show special on season passes for their DH bike park.

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    I think I might make it down just to see what it is all about. Any excuse to look at bikes is a good thing!

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    I think this will be the first year in a long time I don't go to the spring show. I don't need anything for the bikes and the price jack then discount game is lame, and the house needs a new roof. Priorities I suppose. Maybe next year as I always enjoy seeing the new goodies in the expo area and watching the BMX / trials shows.
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    doubt it. it always disappoints but maybe i'll kill a day there.
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    Was thinking of heading down this year again. Have to grab a decent floor pump for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    all depends, you just never know what you find in the sock display... they even have dirty ones...
    They could at least wash them before selling them.

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    One of the reasons I want to go to this show is to see the new 650B bikes....for sale. Unlike ExpoCycle where we just saw the manufacturers new offerings in 650B, I am hoping to see these bikes for sale and have more of a hands on ability to check them out.

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    i wouldn't bet on seeing too much. it's not that kind of show.
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    Does anyone know if Seasucker rack products will be at the spring show? I'm very interested in them, but I want to touch and feel and try before I buy something like that.

    I'll likely be there anyway. Cheapest cycling clothing evar!

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    The vendor list is not up yet but keep checking and it should tell you who will be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pucker Factor View Post
    Blue Mountain always has an early bird show special on season passes for their DH bike park.
    Cool, thanks for chiming in. I'll keep my eyes peeled for those

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    Quote Originally Posted by morkys View Post
    One of the reasons I want to go to this show is to see the new 650B bikes....for sale. Unlike ExpoCycle where we just saw the manufacturers new offerings in 650B, I am hoping to see these bikes for sale and have more of a hands on ability to check them out.
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    How are the prices at these shows usually? I am looking for a full suspension bike within the 1k area and I'm not sure if I should wait for the show or buy a bike locally.

    Regardless, I will go to see what they have on display.

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    " i wouldn't bet on seeing too much. it's not that kind of show "

    You are wrong my friend .
    There will be enough 2013 models there to keep shoppers happy plus
    there is an area where you can take bikes for a spin .
    A large area of the floor but a chance to at least putt around on the
    bike of your choice .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGK View Post
    I was told the spring show didnt really have a lot of products for sale? I was told it was more of a come look whats new in the MTB world. New technologies, products etc...

    Was I misinformed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrhtuner View Post
    How are the prices at these shows usually? I am looking for a full suspension bike within the 1k area and I'm not sure if I should wait for the show or buy a bike locally.

    Regardless, I will go to see what they have on display.
    go either very early on the first day, or very late on the last day. that is when the best deals are to be had...
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    I'll be there to pick up a Blue Pass (for the first time as I've decided that I only enjoy going down hills) and possibly a FF and some armour if prices are right

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    I'm probably not going now - just bought a set of golf clubs. I really need to stop buying things.
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    Hey all you out there in mtbrec land...if you are going to be at the bike show on Friday, I'll be manning the Lap Dogs booth from 11-6, so feel free to stop by and say hi.
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Hey all you out there in mtbrec land...if you are going to be at the bike show on Friday, I'll be manning the Lap Dogs booth from 11-6, so feel free to stop by and say hi.
    Is this like... a kissing booth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Hey all you out there in mtbrec land...if you are going to be at the bike show on Friday, I'll be manning the Lap Dogs booth from 11-6, so feel free to stop by and say hi.
    Thought it started at noon...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    Is this like... a kissing booth?
    Not if you're a dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Not if you're a dude
    What if I get my self all done up, purty like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Hey all you out there in mtbrec land...if you are going to be at the bike show on Friday, I'll be manning the Lap Dogs booth from 11-6, so feel free to stop by and say hi.
    Similarly, I'll be setting-up and staffing the Hamilton Cycling Committee booth from noonish (depending on how soon I can get away) to 5ish (assuming I get spelled-off on time). Drop by and grab a map; they're ALL NEW for 2013 and prominently feature the freshly paved CN rail bridge over the 403!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    so feel free to stop by and say hi.
    Um, no. Only one way I'd show up...it was at the Number 5 Orange and the Kona Boy's where present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    What if I get my self all done up, purty like?
    Well, then I'll slap your @ss
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewake View Post
    Does anyone know if Seasucker rack products will be at the spring show? I'm very interested in them, but I want to touch and feel and try before I buy something like that.

    I'll likely be there anyway. Cheapest cycling clothing evar!
    Evolution Cycles in Richmond Hill carried their rack system, and had a setup at the front of the store sucked onto the wall for customers to check out.

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    Show was good, I was there at noon and it wasn't a nut house yet. Found lots of good deals on clothing and a few small things I was looking for. Only 5 fatbikes on display, kinda surprising...

    Go early if you haven't been yet, it'll be crazy tomorrow!

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    found some decent deals, cork bar tape 2/$10 at WOB, shorts with removable liner $40, specialized helmet for half price: $50.

    most vendors are doing 50% off clothing, @ europe bound floor pumps for $20 (as always), tubes (if anyone still uses them) for $2.99

    algonquin outfitters had a deal on a soma touring/cx bike slightly used (not even noticeably) for $600 reg 1700.
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    I'll be going down on Saturday as usual...a little disappointed this year though as it seems like a few of my favourite retailers are skipping the show this year - Cycle Solutions and Bike Zone - Dukes, Sweet Pete's and Silent Sports also seem to be missing from the list.

    I'll be picking a blue pass as well - great deal!
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    Some deals to be found today. Trek store always seems to have something stupid cheap. Last year i found time carbon atacs for $50, this year a NOS bontranger 2008 racexlite front for $30.

    As usual lots of jerseys, shorts' helmets etc for 50% off. Worth going if, like me, you want some things, but dont care what brand/colour.

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    Scored a Rapha winter jersey 50% off and tried haggling for a set of Ksyrium SLS's for the cx bike but on the whole was pretty fiscally responsible. The coolest bike there in my IMHO was the Surly Krampus at Muskoka Outfitters
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