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    Toronto International bike show

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    For anyone who is interested, the show is about a month away.www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/

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    Much like last year, I'll be working the Hamilton Cycling Committee booth (near the Trek Store). New maps and ride brochures for this year!

    And here's a handy FAQ for the show in general:

    1. Is the show worth attending?

    If you like bikes, it's a fun way to burn an afternoon.

    2. Are there good deals at the show?

    Yep. Usually NOS completes and apparel are on at great prices.

    3. Is the show worth attending?

    See question #1.
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    I wonder if the show is worth attending. I do like bikes but I am not sure I will be able to afford an afternoon to burn. What do I do?

    Can you please add this to your FAQ?

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    4. Aren't the prices better on-line?

    Whatever. If World of Warcraft is your idea of socializing, feel free to stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    4. Aren't the prices better on-line?

    Whatever. If World of Warcraft is your idea of socializing, feel free to stay home.
    noggs just purchased Wii with tobogganing game on it... He wants me to play with him... I figure it'll be cheaper to do that then to go to the bike show...

    Besides, I have already spent my bike money... Is there any trail riding in snow in your neck of the woods? Agreement forest sucks right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    Is there any trail riding in snow in your neck of the woods? Agreement forest sucks right now...
    I'm gonna go skiing tonight and wait until things freeze up again on Tuesday to break out the bike. A lot of the stuff we ride around the house this time of year sees a lot of pedestrian traffic, so you only have to wait a couple days after a big snow fall for it to be rideable again.
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    is the show relegated to the CNE ghetto again?
    after walking around last year there was no way in hell i was ponying up for a flea market booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    is the show relegated to the CNE ghetto again?
    Yep, in the aptly named Better Living Centre.
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    I'm gonna take a newbie there.

    I wonder how much money I can get him to spend?

    Oh oh, I mean help ... help him to spend.
    I ..... need ..... DIRT!!!!!

    ... and cookies. :D

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    Add question 5 to the FAQ

    Why isn't there a "show" in Hamilton?

    I hate going to Toronto for ANYTHING. It's my antithesis. My full size truck doesn't like the cramped quarters there, and I don't do busses or trains. MANY years ago in my younger years I took a bus or a train several times (usually to a concert at the Opera House, The Docks or the Reverb - see I told you it was MANY years ago) and the average time I was able to depart the Hamilton station, get to the Toronto station and cab it to the venue was a little over 3 hours.

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    SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION:
    Canadian Cycling Magazine will have a booth at the show again this year selling ridiculously low-priced subscriptions to a fine Canadian publication.
    I'll be there all weekend. Stop by and say hello. If you bring me a Red Bull Sunday maybe I'll make the deal even sweeter for you Just Kidding!

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I'm gonna go skiing tonight and wait until things freeze up again on Tuesday to break out the bike. A lot of the stuff we ride around the house this time of year sees a lot of pedestrian traffic, so you only have to wait a couple days after a big snow fall for it to be rideable again.
    maybe you and Nerdgirl should host a Wintercross ride

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    Hmmm, we are surprisingly un-busy this weekend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    Hmmm, we are surprisingly un-busy this weekend...
    Outdoor fun was def on my agenda this Sunday! Was thinking xc skiing and/or riding... play date with the Monsters would be fun! Does Nerdgirl have xtra skis by any chance?

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    Rather ride bikes in something anti show related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    noggs... He wants me to play with him...
    There goes another one... ...Make sure you embrocate.
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    every year i ***** about how lousy both shows are and then i end up going to both. last year, though, was by far the worst. what a lousy venue. it feels like everything was shoved into a back room somewhere.

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    get over it.
    he's got wii.
    you've got wooden spoon.
    math is pretty simple.

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    More of an opportunity for GTA bike shops to offload their overstock and junk than it is a Bike Show.....I do enjoy seeing some of the fancy italian bikes and some of the canadian frame builders booths though. I will say I've seen some pretty sweet deals on complete bikes go out of there.

    I'm guilty of going every year too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    maybe you and Nerdgirl should host a Wintercross ride

    Hmmm...I have a perfectly good new cyclocross bike that has yet to be ridden in anger...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    get over it.
    he's got wii.
    you've got wooden spoon.
    math is pretty simple.
    ok.

    Don't fall for the old, "How about a quick spin in my beeothchin Camaro?"
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    wonder how the manufacturers will treat this years show...mr summers reminded me that BTAC has added a consumer day to their show. yes that show is in september and yes it's in montreal...BUT...it will certainly be a much more refined, auto-show-like presentation of the industries latest and greatest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued
    Hmmm...I have a perfectly good new cyclocross bike that has yet to be ridden in anger...
    Good luck with that. We have way too much snow to make for an easy cyclocross ride! But I wouldn't mind watching and laughing!

    We'll probably be riding Sunday in the Valley... Frostbike training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddakin
    SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION:
    Canadian Cycling Magazine will have a booth at the show again this year selling ridiculously low-priced subscriptions to a fine Canadian publication.
    I'll be there all weekend. Stop by and say hello. If you bring me a Red Bull Sunday maybe I'll make the deal even sweeter for you Just Kidding!

    Dan
    ah, but no... a snooze fest of a magazine... bring back mountain freak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    Good luck with that. We have way too much snow to make for an easy cyclocross ride! But I wouldn't mind watching and laughing!

    We'll probably be riding Sunday in the Valley... Frostbike training?

    If it was supposed to be easy then everyone would be doing Cyclocross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    Outdoor fun was def on my agenda this Sunday! Was thinking xc skiing and/or riding... play date with the Monsters would be fun! Does Nerdgirl have xtra skis by any chance?
    Since both days this weekend are wide-open (such rare occurrence) we have lots of options. We're thinking of skiing Valens (local CA) and/or Albion (they have rentals!) and/or biking in the Valley.

    The snow in the Valley is thoroughly tromped down and totally rideable BUT the forecast for Sunday is for temps above 0. Herm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    Does Nerdgirl have xtra skis by any chance?
    I do. They're pretty beat up, but should be functional. What size are your feet? My boots are 37s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    "How about a quick spin in my beeothchin Camaro?"
    That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    ah, but no... a snooze fest of a magazine...
    you. are. awesome.

    maybe you want to see pictures of his family, you could insult them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    you. are. awesome.

    maybe you want to see pictures of his family, you could insult them too.
    now i would never do that... the magazine on the other hand is dull and needs a make over. i miss "hideous white noise" also...
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    Why is it "International" ?

    Trying to convince Horseshoe to set up a booth there...I'm expecting many face palms this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    Why is it "International" ?
    Some guy from Itally shows up at the Bike Sports booth to push Giodas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    Why is it "International" ?
    the 'international' of the show was (i think) intended to create a cycling exposition along the lines of the auto show. bring manufacturers and industry types from around the globe to show the latest and greatest to the 'canadian' public.

    sadly, the show has taken the path of least resistance and become an extended flea market of sorts.
    not an unworthy event, just not the event it proclaims to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    the 'international' of the show was (i think) intended to create a cycling exposition along the lines of the auto show. bring manufacturers and industry types from around the globe to show the latest and greatest to the 'canadian' public.

    sadly, the show has taken the path of least resistance and become an extended flea market of sorts.
    not an unworthy event, just not the event it proclaims to be.
    I've been a few times...I am in full support of it being a "Interbike North" so to speak...I think it would be entirely possible and such a good thing for the sport to try and do it. Disappointing it's not like that, and I wouldn't buy the reasons for it not happening anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    I've been a few times...I am in full support of it being a "Interbike North" so to speak...I think it would be entirely possible and such a good thing for the sport to try and do it. Disappointing it's not like that, and I wouldn't buy the reasons for it not happening anyway.
    THIS will be just that.
    at least it will be as close as the cdn gp comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    Good luck with that. We have way too much snow to make for an easy cyclocross ride! But I wouldn't mind watching and laughing!

    We'll probably be riding Sunday in the Valley... Frostbike training?

    That sounds like a lot of fun and I would definitely be interested. It would depend whether you are going in the morning or the afternoon, as I am on dad duty until about noon.
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued
    That sounds like a lot of fun and I would definitely be interested. It would depend whether you are going in the morning or the afternoon, as I am on dad duty until about noon.
    Louda, you in for Sunday afternoon? There might be singletrack involved...
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    If you feel like making the trek down you can do your Frostbike training on course. There will be a bunch of us riding both Saturday and Sunday to get the course "worked in" for the race.

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    That's not a bad idea. Under consideration!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    Trying to convince Horseshoe to set up a booth there...I'm expecting many face palms this season.

    Someone whined it was to challenging??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    THIS will be just that.
    at least it will be as close as the cdn gp comes.
    The problem with BTAC vis-a-vis the GTA is that it's not really gonna attract the casual cyclist. Besides, who'd rather do that than ride or race that weekend if they weren't being paid to go. At least the Toronto show has the good sense to happen when most people are just bursting to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    That's not a bad idea. Under consideration!

    Please keep me posted (no pun intended)...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    Someone whined it was to challenging??
    It's the suits, man!
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    I go ever year seldom buy much it's like our Sunday ride we get the group together and go,

    It's winter up here!!!!!! Even Mike left town. He's cruising the Mediterranean.

    For us it's just something to do.

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    Sacred Rides will be there, booth 600. Free Clif Bars, free bike positioning clinics, and a draw to win a free trip to BC or Utah!
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    I plan to attend again this year. I've been going for years

    I'll be picking up Blue passes and some buying socks

    The dual Slalom will be fun to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious
    I'll be picking up (...) some buying socks.
    I would love to see what a pair of these looks like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I would love to see what a pair of these looks like!

    All socks must be submitted 3 months in advance of wearing for a approval by the OCA technical committee. Failure to comply will result in administrative punishment... forced to sit in a room as Osokolo and Singlesprocket argue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    ... forced to sit in a room as Osokolo and Singlesprocket argue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I would love to see what a pair of these looks like!

    Socks rock

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    I didn't know they made socks out of rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    All socks must be submitted 3 months in advance of wearing for a approval by the OCA technical committee. Failure to comply will result in administrative punishment... forced to sit in a room as Osokolo and Singlesprocket argue.
    or have to listen to you carry on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious
    Socks rock
    Sign-up or reniew your imba membership and you usually get free socks win/win
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    or have to listen to you carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteve F
    Sign-up or reniew your imba membership and you usually get free socks win/win
    Another good reason to go to the Bike show! Bargains galore!

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    Stefanb,

    What are the rumours about the Shoe? Blue pass or not??

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    Quote Originally Posted by brturner
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    What are the rumours about the Shoe? Blue pass or not??
    Making a case to be at the bike show...If they do I'll be the one going. I'd like to have pre-season pass sign-ups for an undetermined price and at least a few bones to toss out in terms of trail expansion and events.

    I'm just starting to talk to them about '11 so everything will naturally be last minute.
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    Can anyone find out why the show has changed buildings ?
    Is it just a cost cutting measure by the promoter or are they not
    getting enough vendors and tickets sales to justify the larger building ??

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    probably just rental cost.

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    I actually kind of prefer the Better Living Centre but that might just be because my booth is by a window. I find that it's a tighter show and the building itself has a little more character (I'm a sucker for 50's architecture.)

    The only thing I miss from the old place is the quality of the 4X track.
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    there's no reason they can't build a dirt track in this place. unless there is a reason? is there a reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    there's no reason they can't build a dirt track in this place. unless there is a reason? is there a reason?
    I think the "official" reason last year was "dust" although you'd think a hose might solve that.
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    might hurt the fragile mountain biker's lungs. also, gm, what booth will you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    also, gm, what booth will you have?
    The exact number of the booth escapes me right now but we're just one row WEST of the Trek Store. Look for the Hamilton Cycling Committee and grab a map - they're free!

    EDIT: corrected cardinal direction dyslexia.
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    The wife and I will be there either Sat or Sun.

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    I have never been to this show. My wife is interested in a "women's specific" saddle. I am curious whether something like this would be available at this show? If not, any ideas where we should look? I haven't found a place that actually stocks them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bomber495
    I have never been to this show. My wife is interested in a "women's specific" saddle. I am curious whether something like this would be available at this show? If not, any ideas where we should look? I haven't found a place that actually stocks them yet.
    MEC has a few nice Terry ones. Mrs. Monster loves hers for the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomber495
    I have never been to this show. My wife is interested in a "women's specific" saddle. I am curious whether something like this would be available at this show? If not, any ideas where we should look? I haven't found a place that actually stocks them yet.
    I'd be somewhat surprised to find a wide selection at the show (or, really anywhere, sadly), though there certainly could be some available. Last year, I found a shockingly good selection of women's bib shorts, which are notoriously difficult to find. MEC has a pretty decent selection of medium to heavy ones (and so do some bike shops), but if you're looking for a racing women's specific saddle, online seems to be the only way to go. Terry has a good selection, as does Specialized.

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    That's great. Thanks a lot! We will definitely check those out!

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    Just finished setting up the booth and the doors are about to open. Tons of gorgeous bikes! Gonna be a great Show!
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    A quick run through of the show. The show is worth your time to attend this weekend if you're in the market for a new bicycle.
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    I just went last night to pick up my seasons pass for blue. They had early-earlybird pricing. There was alot of cool stuff there but I was absolutely shocked at the prices. Take for example the silverado and v1 bars I got for under $30 each on chainlove. They were selling each of those items for over $100 ON SALE!! Or the 60% markup on all the marzocchi and fox forks compared to american prices. I mean I know it's good to support local but when the canadian dollar is actually above the american dollar it just doesn't make sense to pay such absurd prices for items that are half the price down south.

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    The Blue passes were a killer deal @ $169, The early bird is +200 after the bike show. We got ours!
    I picked up some trinkets of personal interest but no big ticket items. Watched some BMX, bumped into aquaintences etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1
    *snip*... I mean I know it's good to support local but when the canadian dollar is actually above the american dollar it just doesn't make sense to pay such absurd prices for items that are half the price down south.
    I heard that from a few people that I was chatting with. There were a few good deals here and there, but for the avid cyclists who price checks before they go in... they were complaining that the best deals are still found online. With the rising prices of booths, it must be hard for dealers to make a buck these days.

    I didn't come out of the show with anything, but still enjoyed the day out at the show.
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    looks like i'll be skipping the show this year

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    I went to the Misfit Sale of Death (cash)!

    I got kinda lucky, Wife booked a weekend "away" ON OUR ANNIVERSARY! As she must be filled with horrendous guilt she planned an "us" day on friday. We hopped in the beater and drove to Markham.

    After some initial difficulty entering the building; I realized my mistake (actually called Peter). Logically, misfit is at the rear of the building by the shipping doors! The lineup was like a Lulu Lemon season end sale. Anyone familiar with the area we got a spot in line near the LCBO!!

    Peter actually hepled out in the relationship dept. as well. He actually had the forsight to ask Wifey if she was going on her weekend "away" with women or men. I probably should have asked....that's the kind of stuff to know.

    Despite picked over racks, rowdies, and near empty shelves we got some mad dealz. I got:

    - 20T Eno Free wheel $40
    - White Ind. free wheel tool - $25
    - 27.2 Misfit seatpost $15
    - spacer/lockring set FREE (to complement the 4 COD cogs I got last week in the Screaming Deal of Mega-Death)
    - skull valve caps FREE

    Wifester got:

    2 Dark Misfit Tee's $10 each
    2 26 x 1.9 Shwalbe Snow Stud for $20 each (already mounted)

    After the haul; we went to Cora's in Richmond Hill (which, I think, is near the Magna training Centre, Marc). I had the Cora's Breakfast Special and she had something with lots of fruit on cinnamon bun french toast (I ate alot of it). Again, Peter was Johnny on the spot - he predicted that my meal would have pineapple and orange! He was right and it had melon too! NO PICTURES.

    Wife did some shopping in Burlington and Oakville on the way home.

    Good road trip.

    I believe that the "Sale of Death" may become sem-regular on Fridays. ASK PETER. Check it out.

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    Ooogled bike porn....Went for a ride in the rain....tested in rainstorm Altura shorts..... felt no guilt about buying them online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious
    The Blue passes were a killer deal @ $169, The early bird is +200 after the bike show. We got ours!
    I picked up some trinkets of personal interest but no big ticket items. Watched some BMX, bumped into aquaintences etc.
    I picked up my Blue pass as well at $169.
    I also picked up everything else I needed including a 2010 SX Trail, a new helmet, and some armor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    I got kinda lucky, Wife booked a weekend "away" ON OUR ANNIVERSARY! As she must be filled with horrendous guilt she planned an "us" day on friday. We hopped in the beater and drove to Markham.

    After some initial difficulty entering the building; I realized my mistake (actually called Peter). Logically, misfit is at the rear of the building by the shipping doors! The lineup was like a Lulu Lemon season end sale. Anyone familiar with the area we got a spot in line near the LCBO!!

    Peter actually hepled out in the relationship dept. as well. He actually had the forsight to ask Wifey if she was going on her weekend "away" with women or men. I probably should have asked....that's the kind of stuff to know.

    Despite picked over racks, rowdies, and near empty shelves we got some mad dealz. I got:

    - 20T Eno Free wheel $40
    - White Ind. free wheel tool - $25
    - 27.2 Misfit seatpost $15
    - spacer/lockring set FREE (to complement the 4 COD cogs I got last week in the Screaming Deal of Mega-Death)
    - skull valve caps FREE

    Wifester got:

    2 Dark Misfit Tee's $10 each
    2 26 x 1.9 Shwalbe Snow Stud for $20 each (already mounted)

    After the haul; we went to Cora's in Richmond Hill (which, I think, is near the Magna training Centre, Marc). I had the Cora's Breakfast Special and she had something with lots of fruit on cinnamon bun french toast (I ate alot of it). Again, Peter was Johnny on the spot - he predicted that my meal would have pineapple and orange! He was right and it had melon too! NO PICTURES.

    Wife did some shopping in Burlington and Oakville on the way home.

    Good road trip.

    I believe that the "Sale of Death" may become sem-regular on Fridays. ASK PETER. Check it out.

    www.misfitpsycles.com

    http://www.psyclestore.com

    looks like i'll be getting a nummers frame. what a crazy deal. it's stupid heavy, but i suppose i can deal with that.

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    Friday and Saturday were mad. We've already handed out over 1,000 cycling maps and about 500 ride guides.

    With the snow, things are starting off a little slower today.

    As for deals, as usual, the best stuff is the NOS completes. Trek again has some killer stuff going for a song and a very smiley Moote walked out yesterday with a screamer of a deal on a Ridley TT complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    Friday and Saturday were mad. We've already handed out over 1,000 cycling maps and about 500 ride guides.

    Great work on the booth guys! I think you two did such a good sell job on Hamilton riding yesterday that some people you spoke with are actually contemplating moving to the Hammer!!
    Krys (Domestique Cafe) also representin' with great espresso and accepting donations for Forest City Velodrome.

    Way to go!!!!

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    Best thing we got....

    NOS (1998) Bell Qualifier BMX helmet...Awestuck it has sat around a shop that long could not believe it was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    As for deals, as usual, the best stuff is the NOS completes. Trek again has some killer stuff going for a song and a very smiley Moote walked out yesterday with a screamer of a deal on a Ridley TT complete.
    NOS complete bikes as well as clothing and shoes seem to be the only deals. For parts the discounts aren't even worth your time at the show to look for - just work with the LBS you're on good terms with or buy online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    Best thing we got....

    NOS (1998) Bell Qualifier BMX helmet...Awestuck it has sat around a shop that long could not believe it was there.
    It's too bad you guys couldn't set up a booth. You built a great place there that's closer to the GTA than any other lift access dh riding and have cheap passes. I mean sir sams was at the show and they are way the hell up there. You guys just need to spread the word a bit more and your passes should sell themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1
    It's too bad you guys couldn't set up a booth. You built a great place there that's closer to the GTA than any other lift access dh riding and have cheap passes. I mean sir sams was at the show and they are way the hell up there. You guys just need to spread the word a bit more and your passes should sell themselves.
    The resort was given notification one month prior to register a booth and start selling pre-season discounted passes.

    That's on them, we did as much as we could but we can't go representing the resort without their consent.

    I did go representing my new project though, and was successful.
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    I also ordered from CRC a set of red SS Hope Pro II hubs laced to DT E540's for $239, shipped. Actually had to get another beefy rear wheel, a coyote coyote hub laced to an EQ29 rim fot $75 bucks to get the free shipping. I couldn't say "NO" to those prices. Check out the "Bargain Wheels" link on the CRC website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    I also ordered from CRC a set of red SS Hope Pro II hubs laced to DT E540's for $239, shipped. Actually had to get another beefy rear wheel, a coyote coyote hub laced to an EQ29 rim fot $75 bucks to get the free shipping. I couldn't say "NO" to those prices. Check out the "Bargain Wheels" link on the CRC website.
    Good deal, discontinued now... CRC goofed on some rims, shipped me more expensive ones, but incompatible... refused to RMA(UPC codes were all wrong). They don't accept wheel parts back. At all.

    That wasn't cool... still will turn a profit on them though - thanks CRC - haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    The resort was given notification one month prior to register a booth and start selling pre-season discounted passes.

    That's on them, we did as much as we could but we can't go representing the resort without their consent.

    I did go representing my new project though, and was successful.
    What idiots. You'd think they would actually encourage you guys to go. More people interested=more people who ride there=more profit for them. And btw, whats your project? you got something new in the works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoote
    NOS complete bikes as well as clothing and shoes seem to be the only deals. For parts the discounts aren't even worth your time at the show to look for - just work with the LBS you're on good terms with or buy online.
    I was thinking the same thing after not finding the stems, cranks, cassettes or tires I was looking for... BUT then I found a brand-new 205mm Hope Mono6 floating rotor for $10! (they're $60 "online"). Also saved $40 with the show-special pass from the Blue Mtn booth.

    that + the plethora of hot fit girls walking around in tight pants made it a good enough day

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    I wonder if the show is worth attending. I do like bikes but I am not sure I will be able to afford an afternoon to burn. What do I do?

    Can you please add this to your FAQ?
    Very quiet on Sunday...everyone wanted to deal:
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