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    Why is there no LBS in Bolton, On?

    We need one dammit.

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    there where several who tried... rip. but with walmart, canadian tire, an autocentric town council who is anti cycling, lack of any bike paths/lanes/singletrack (even though there is huge tracks of conservation land around bolton), anti mtb movement called the hvhta which has the ear of the trca, and the mtb ghetto called albion hills... throw in high rents and tmi's your lucky if any small store can survive...
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    why would albion hills be grouped in with these other groups.
    If anything it's generating interest in biking in the area and giving us at least one ridable option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    there where several who tried... rip. but with walmart, canadian tire, an autocentric town council who is anti cycling, lack of any bike paths/lanes/singletrack (even though there is huge tracks of conservation land around bolton), anti mtb movement called the hvhta which has the ear of the trca, and the mtb ghetto called albion hills... throw in high rents and tmi's your lucky if any small store can survive...
    you can also add the niagara escarpment commision (NEC) which won't allow a good trail system in nearby Glen Haffy conservation area.They don't have any problems allowing golf courses. and all the unridable sections of the bruce trail.
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    For some reason I always thought that area was a hub for MTB'ing, sounds like it's got a lot of the same problems we hear about everywhere else

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    smoke and mirrors... we lost trail up here (palgrave for example), issues with cold creek, glen haffy (biking not permitted on the trails as far is i can tell), mono had a past standoff with hiking groups but have no info on that...

    a drop in the bucket compared to what was lost to development/poor urban planning. but then greed is a powerful motivator.

    hopefully a mtb/multi-use trail through bolton to albion/palgrave will happen in our life time...

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    http://www.coldcreek.org/pages/image...mendations.pdf

    http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache...&ct=clnk&gl=ca

    http://trca.on.ca/enjoy/locations/gl...ation-area.dot
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuMach
    For some reason I always thought that area was a hub for MTB'ing, sounds like it's got a lot of the same problems we hear about everywhere else
    It may not be perfect but there's Albion, Palgrave, the Glens... Dufferin, King and Mono are all a short drive. It's no Hamilton but you could do a lot worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    why would albion hills be grouped in with these other groups.
    If anything it's generating interest in biking in the area and giving us at least one ridable option.
    not in the local community... if anything it has been used as an example of the negative
    impacts cycling causes on the trails... but hey don't shot the messenger, just ask the hiking groups what they think of it.
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    I would have assumed that Peter and the Psyclestore website just scare them away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    It's no Hamilton but you could do a lot worse.
    Yeah, you could live where I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    why would albion hills be grouped in with these other groups.
    If anything it's generating interest in biking in the area and giving us at least one ridable option.
    There is really nothing in Albion that I could justify paying to ride. Limited technical challenges and that's about it. Only time I found Albion challenging was when I raced the 5 Peaks trail series.

    The only time I found Albion riding challenging was 2008 when it rained the Saturday night during Summer Solstice.

    The only justification I could find to pay would be if the money went fully to Chico Racing to further improve the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    There is really nothing in Albion that I could justify paying to ride. Limited technical challenges and that's about it. Only time I found Albion challenging was when I raced the 5 Peaks trail series.

    The only time I found Albion riding challenging was 2008 when it rained the Saturday night during Summer Solstice.

    The only justification I could find to pay would be if the money went fully to Chico Racing to further improve the system.
    You could try riding it as a faster pace and it would likely be more challenging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    There is really nothing in Albion that I could justify paying to ride. Limited technical challenges and that's about it. Only time I found Albion challenging was when I raced the 5 Peaks trail series.

    The only time I found Albion riding challenging was 2008 when it rained the Saturday night during Summer Solstice.

    The only justification I could find to pay would be if the money went fully to Chico Racing to further improve the system.
    it may not be the most challenging and there are alot of us out there that may not have your riding skills but I enjoy riding there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    It may not be perfect but there's Albion, Palgrave, the Glens... Dufferin, King and Mono are all a short drive. It's no Hamilton but you could do a lot worse.
    +1 A lot of these people drive through Bolton to get to these places. There is also a huge Road Biking scene in Bolton. (Myself included.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    +1 A lot of these people drive through Bolton to get to these places. There is also a huge Road Biking scene in Bolton. (Myself included.)
    what the five of you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    what the five of you?
    maybe you can join them and make it six
    And whats thatshowiroll care if there is a LBS in town anyway .He's a cheap bastard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    We need one dammit.
    Start one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    maybe you can join them and make it six
    And whats he care if there is a LBS in town anyway .He's a cheap bastard.
    i'm happy on my fat tires riding around bolton and the humber ... at least nogears did the smart thing and went online... rather than a store front on queen (hwy 50)
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    what the five of you?
    Jeez buddy. I can see why nobody here likes you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Jeez buddy. I can see why nobody here likes you.
    Well, perhaps as many as five people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Jeez buddy. I can see why nobody here likes you.
    yikes! no one likes me here, i'm so hurt...

    i just find it funny that you post on a mountain bike site about a big road riding culture in
    bolton of all places... damn peloton on highway 50 holding up all the james dick gravel trucks...
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    Ah, the air is fresh with holiday spirit!

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    one would be economically viable.
    mostly.
    i've done the numbers.

    sprocket is right though. rents in bolton are disproportionate to other 'agreeable' environs.

    the olde dope shoppe, rather 'video rental' store in Palgrave might be perfect.

    cdn tire, walmart these cancers will continue to sell 50$ downhill rigs. a bike shoppe in town would not necessarily compete but they would be asked to clean up a LOT.

    i encourage anyone with the wherewithall to do it.
    i cannot.
    i am not good at service, i cant sell what i dont ride and in the end, i really dont like people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    ...in the end, i really dont like people.
    And yet somehow they're all drawn to you? You're the Charles Barkley of this forum. Remember his "hey lady, I'm not a role model" bit that just drew even more people to him? You've got the kavorka...the lure of the animal. It's a curse, sort of. It's the bad boy thing. People want to hang with the bad boy. Because you hate them, people seek your approval by wanting to buy your bikes.

    Indeed, the most clever of business plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza_Royale
    Indeed, the most clever of business plans.
    I'd go so far as to label it as the biggest scam since sea monkeys. Hard goods sold on the basis of value-added innuedndo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    +1 A lot of these people drive through Bolton to get to these places. There is also a huge Road Biking scene in Bolton. (Myself included.)
    Must be the C3 Kool Aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza_Royale
    And yet somehow they're all drawn to you? You're the Charles Barkley of this forum. Remember his "hey lady, I'm not a role model" bit that just drew even more people to him? You've got the kavorka...the lure of the animal. It's a curse, sort of. It's the bad boy this. People want to hang with the bad boy. Because you hate them, people seek your approval by wantint to buy your bikes.

    Indeed, the most clever of business plans.
    Exactly.

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    Peter prints a skull on a coaster and I'm trading in the kids' RESP's for a piece of the action. ForcHim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    you're invited to my christmas party.
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    esotericisms of bolton:

    -north hill vs south hill snobbery
    -the great tim horton downtown scandel
    -downtown real estate monopoly
    -woodbridge hates bolton and vice versa (the worst insult here is to tell someone to go back to the "bridge")
    -garden foods vs zehrs (david vs goliath)
    -the chinese are going to buy husky
    -lots of wise guys
    -some of the worst resturants in ontario, but the best pizza joint
    -heavy police presence with helicopter... (just don't go missing)
    -stops signs, lights, and signals are meaningless
    -homeless people living in the humber
    -migrant workers walking the railway line
    -political scandel
    -bondage house/club
    -soil & green factory by the railroad
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    esotericisms of bolton:

    -north hill vs south hill snobbery
    -the great tim horton downtown scandel
    -downtown real estate monopoly
    -woodbridge hates bolton and vice versa (the worst insult here is to tell someone to go back to the "bridge")
    -garden foods vs zehrs (david vs goliath)
    -the chinese are going to buy husky
    -lots of wise guys
    -some of the worst resturants in ontario, but the best pizza joint
    -heavy police presence with helicopter... (just don't go missing)
    -stops signs, lights, and signals are meaningless
    -homeless people living in the humber
    -migrant workers walking the railway line
    -political scandel
    -bondage house/club
    -soil & green factory by the railroad
    "Sigh" sounds like just about every small town in Canada and the USA. Many of which do have bike shops. Oh and remember Zehrs started out like Garden Foods
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    esotericisms of bolton:

    -north hill vs south hill snobbery
    -the great tim horton downtown scandel
    -downtown real estate monopoly
    -woodbridge hates bolton and vice versa (the worst insult here is to tell someone to go back to the "bridge")
    -garden foods vs zehrs (david vs goliath)
    -the chinese are going to buy husky
    -lots of wise guys
    -some of the worst resturants in ontario, but the best pizza joint
    -heavy police presence with helicopter... (just don't go missing)
    -stops signs, lights, and signals are meaningless
    -homeless people living in the humber
    -migrant workers walking the railway line
    -political scandel
    -bondage house/club
    -soil & green factory by the railroad

    must be talkin about Baffo's pizza.
    I thought the north hill vs the south hill died years back.
    maybe your stuck in the seventies.
    husky's been moving to asia bit by bit. they won't have to buy it .
    Bondage house?????? Your place???

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    must be talkin about Baffo's pizza.
    I thought the north hill vs the south hill died years back.
    maybe your stuck in the seventies.
    husky's been moving to asia bit by bit. they won't have to buy it .
    Bondage house?????? Your place???
    I hope he's talking about Caruso's pizza. If I have been wasting my time (and 6 bucks a slice) when there is a better spot, I will be very angry, very angry indeed.

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    loblaws=zehrs...

    garden foods is way better, very fresh vegies/fruit, bread, etc, a great little purveyor with the owners working right in the store making sure their customers are happy.

    north hill vs south hill is still alive and well... (ex. north hill grocery store debate)

    bolton house of bondage... an appoinment can be arranged trail trash... there is also key parties going on.

    baffo's ate there once... had a ramsey kitchen nightmare...

    caruso's pizza is pretty good and expanding into the old country style by the fairgrounds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    loblaws=zehrs...

    garden foods is way better, very fresh vegies/fruit, bread, etc, a great little purveyor with the owners working right in the store making sure their customers are happy.

    north hill vs south hill is still alive and well... (ex. north hill grocery store debate)

    bolton house of bondage... an appoinment can be arranged trail trash... there is also key parties going on.

    baffo's ate there once... had a ramsey kitchen nightmare...

    caruso's pizza is pretty good and expanding into the old country style by the fairgrounds...
    can't beat carusso's meat lovers but i still like the thin crust pizza's from baffo's.
    still make it like they did back in the 70's.
    i'll pass on your offer of an appointment.
    northhill grocery store debate sounds more like a west side vs east side of the road.

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    AHHHH Caruso's Pizza is great, I remember when I worked at Husky's we would go there every friday. VY you are right 99% of husky's manufacturing has moved to China and Mexico. Bolton is a pretty interesting town I realized that when I worked there for 4 years, the OPP are very busy there......I just leave it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieTed
    the OPP are very busy there......I just leave it at that.
    anyone want to elaborate on this?

    I used to work for a GTA based landscape architecture firm many years ago and we had several clients from Bolton. I've only been there a couple times but it seemed like a pretty nice town. The clients I had to deal though were generally condescending a-holes, but I think they were all "new money" who'd moved there from the Toronto area..

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    south or north hill? or down in the valley?
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    hmm, I'm not certain where exactly tbh. I believe one guy was in the north end and a couple others were in the country outside of town. If I remember correctly, the client in town lived in an exclusive cul-de-sac, he was especially rude and treated all the contractors he had working for him with no respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieTed
    AHHHH Caruso's Pizza is great, I remember when I worked at Husky's we would go there every friday. VY you are right 99% of husky's manufacturing has moved to China and Mexico. Bolton is a pretty interesting town I realized that when I worked there for 4 years, the OPP are very busy there......I just leave it at that.
    some husky manufacturing has gone to china but very little in mexico.I believe most is still between bolton ,vermont and luxembourg.china is growing and now they're expanding to India but nowhere near 99%

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    yup, north hillers... lots of wankers there... same with out of town.

    bolton bike culture ride today... checked out the river for riding.



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    Just curious.. when you do your riding along the Humber, is that crown land or private property with cool land owners?

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    What I meant is that the OPP seem to harass a lot of the locals and being that I worked at Husky for about 4 years I was pulled over a few times for no reason whatsoever. There is very little manufacturing going on there, the fabrication building is empty except for a few people and there is only 2 welders there when there was 25 welders 2 years ago so believe me when I say that I know first hand that 99% of their manufacturing has moved to China AND Mexico.

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    no crown land anywhere along the humber. private/developers land, trca land, caledon land,right of ways and gray area's. though if you are on the river they can't boot you off since it is navigable waters. plus it is also a historical waterway trade route and native hunting/fishing/agriculture area. the river flood zones are very fertile, we planted pumpkins, maze and beans in an experiment to see how it would grow by the river. i would say it was a great success and all organic (tasted great).



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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieTed
    What I meant is that the OPP seem to harass a lot of the locals and being that I worked at Husky for about 4 years I was pulled over a few times for no reason whatsoever. There is very little manufacturing going on there, the fabrication building is empty except for a few people and there is only 2 welders there when there was 25 welders 2 years ago so believe me when I say that I know first hand that 99% of their manufacturing has moved to China AND Mexico.
    the mold building is the one that made all the money and they are busier now than ever before and still hiring

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    So. The original point was not if you like roadies, BMX, single speed, unicycles or not, but the fact that being a Boltoid, I would like a LBS instead of having to travel so far for goods and service.

































    BTW, Baffo's is best.

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    maybe we've got attention deficit disorder.
    getting back to your topic
    about the LBS thing
    ya I like baffo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    no crown land anywhere along the humber. private/developers land, trca land, caledon land,right of ways and gray area's. though if you are on the river they can't boot you off since it is navigable waters. plus it is also a historical waterway trade route and native hunting/fishing/agriculture area. the river flood zones are very fertile, we planted pumpkins, maze and beans in an experiment to see how it would grow by the river. i would say it was a great success and all organic (tasted great).

    ah, the three sisters! that's awesome, man..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    So. The original point was not if you like roadies, BMX, single speed, unicycles or not, but the fact that being a Boltoid, I would like a LBS instead of having to travel so far for goods and service.
    BTW, Baffo's is best.
    no one said they didn't like roadies... just that your statement that there is a big road culture in bolton on a mountain bike forum is strange and funny. personally i would like to see more of any bike culture to justify a shop here in town. but that's not going to happen for all the stated reasons. unless of course someone wants to pi$$ away their money...

    baffos=munja cake or munga cake
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    class snobbery in bolton.
    north vs south.

    funny.

    because it's sadly true.
    because it's unnecessary.
    because it was an ill-conceived rouse concocted by the south hill riffaraffa. a failure of a campaign to smear the good name of the few and the proud of the north...

    you can have your factories, your rail roads, your strip malls, your postage stamp lots and we will keep our SUV's, non-stop sign stopping, cell phone gabbing, ever-rushing and off-my lawners...



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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    no one said they didn't like roadies... just that your statement that there is a big road culture in bolton on a mountain bike forum is strange and funny. personally i would like to see more of any bike culture to justify a shop here in town. but that's not going to happen for all the stated reasons. unless of course someone wants to pi$$ away their money...

    baffos=munga cake

    I've never tried munga cake.
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    I've never tried munga cake.
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    Been going through Bolton for the last 30 years, as Albion Hills was the top destination for cross country skiing with my family.

    A strange town indeed. Most snub their noses at the GTA area residents to the south, yet most work their daily lives in that same area. Attempts were made to produce a vibrant downtown area, only to fail miserably and piss off a lot of small business owners. Many live in the town to feel like big fish in a small pond......Toronto scared them away. In the end.....just another bedroom, urban tundra community....like Whitby.....except they think they have the cachet of Caledon.

    A bike store has never survived there because of the lack of local support. They much prefer tractor pulling, golf courses, and low brow pubs. I don't even know of any road cycling club that stops there for a break.
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    north hillers are a bunch of wannabe horsey palgravenites, south hillers don't travel beyond king much...

    and this, poor guy... friggin no sidewalks, not the first or last time.

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    If there was a LBS there it would have to be so small, look at caledon hills cycling... I'm pretty sure they're not making enough money(only a guess), in fact the only reason I bet they're still around is because the owners contributed their own cash to keep it afloat. At least CHC is right on the trans-canada trail.

    In regards to the complaints about Bolton's lack of progressiveness, well... you can only work with what you've been given(caveat emptor) and the other poster was right, there were attempts to completely remedy the situation downtown. Now you have the bypass. Hahaha..

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    Just saw a new bike shop in Bolton called, Walk Run Bike on Healey Rd. Saw them working on the space inside but no inventory yet. Don't know what they'll be selling. They were looking for Mechanics in the local paper.

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    hey my factory is just down the road... good luck to them, though i wouldn't buy a bike from a place with walk or run in it's name... call me fickle...
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    I always think of a Clown when the wife talks about Baffos, not sure why. King sports used to carry a few things bike back in the day it I remember correctly. Not sure if that shop even exists anymore. Baffo's did good party buffet's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Just saw a new bike shop in Bolton called, Walk Run Bike on Healey Rd. Saw them working on the space inside but no inventory yet. Don't know what they'll be selling. They were looking for Mechanics in the local paper.
    Apparently, this shop is now open.

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    what did you buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    hey my factory is just down the road... good luck to them, though i wouldn't buy a bike from a place with walk or run in it's name... call me fickle...
    Why not? At least give them a chance!
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    [QUOTE=electrik]If there was a LBS there it would have to be so small, look at caledon hills cycling... I'm pretty sure they're not making enough money(only a guess), in fact the only reason I bet they're still around is because the owners contributed their own cash to keep it afloat. At least CHC is right on the trans-canada trail.

    Wow.. that's a lot of guessing about a bike shop that you know nothing about. For all you know they may be doing great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage
    Why not? At least give them a chance!
    because they don't meet my needs, plan and simple. for example do they have the new carbon nomad in white with a dhx air shock? can they even get it? can they give me a good price on it? nope don't think so... but that does not mean the place is not meeting the needs of it's intended market. i'm sure they have done their research and i'll probally do a review of the place in the near future since i buy my electric motors/gearboxes next door.
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    [QUOTE=singlesprocket]because they don't meet my needs, plan and simple. for example do they have the new carbon nomad in white with a dhx air shock? can they even get it? can they give me a good price on it? nope don't think so... but that does not mean the place is not meeting the needs of it's intended market. i'm sure they have done their research and i'll probally do a review of the place in the near future since i buy my electric motors/gearboxes next door.[/QUOT

    So you've already written them off before visiting the store? I hope all consumers in Bolton aren't like you otherwise nobody will stand a chance.
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    " So you've already written them off before visiting the store? I hope all consumers in Bolton aren't like you otherwise nobody will stand a chance."

    how old are you? you sound wet behind the ears... by the way i've probally spent 10,000x's more money in this town and paid $hitload more taxes then you... you have no friggin clue. noob...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    " So you've already written them off before visiting the store? I hope all consumers in Bolton aren't like you otherwise nobody will stand a chance."

    how old are you? you sound wet behind the ears... by the way i've probally spent 10,000x's more money in this town and paid $hitload more taxes then you... you have no friggin clue. noob...
    Now theres a intelligent response! You didn't answer my question and then launched a personal attack against me. All because I asked why you wouldn't give the store a chance to serve your needs when you havn't even visited the store.
    You assume you've spent more money and paid more tax's than me too. Thats a pretty big assumtion especially when you don't know much about me. Besides what does that have to do with the subject in question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    you have no friggin clue. noob...
    Geez - who peed on your cornflakes this morning?

    And back on topic, kudos to anyone brave enough to open a bike store (or any business) in these trying economic times.

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    I stopped by there to check it out. I wasn't too impressed with the bike selection. Well stocked in the other bike gear and clothing. It's still nice to be able to go and get goods or a repair without having to travel so far.
    I still say good luck to them, they won't miss singlesprockets snobery or business.

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    Probably useful to have a shop in town at least a couple days a year when tons of people pour into Palgrave to ride bicycles. I have forgotten odds and ends before and had to hope that someone would be able to save me when I get to an event. I am sure I am not the only one. I think as long as they stocked simple parts/tools/cloths this would be helpful. I know that i have always made it out ok but sometimes it is last minute and wasted stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    some husky manufacturing has gone to china but very little in mexico.I believe most is still between bolton ,vermont and luxembourg.china is growing and now they're expanding to India but nowhere near 99%
    I just talked to the last welder that is working there (and he is getting sent to be an assembly tech at IMA), Components is empty all machines and cabinets were sold there is no welding, painting, or machining done at Husky at all. Refurbishing and building molds may be busy but that's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage
    Now theres a intelligent response! You didn't answer my question and then launched a personal attack against me. All because I asked why you wouldn't give the store a chance to serve your needs when you havn't even visited the store.
    You assume you've spent more money and paid more tax's than me too. Thats a pretty big assumtion especially when you don't know much about me. Besides what does that have to do with the subject in question?

    i'll repeat myself... they don't meet my needs... and it would be silly for them to try to because it will tie up to much of their cash. real high end bike stuff does not make a lot of money... more profit/mark ups in the lower end of the spectrum.

    since you inferred that i'm not a good consumer i countered. prove me wrong on my assumptions and statements. if i'm wrong i'll admit it. you can pm me and i'll keep your information confidential...

    yeah i'm snob... that's the biggest bs i've heard on here yet (well almost)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    i'll repeat myself... they don't meet my needs... and it would be silly for them to try to because it will tie up to much of their cash. real high end bike stuff does not make a lot of money... more profit/mark ups in the lower end of the spectrum.

    since you inferred that i'm not a good consumer i countered. prove me wrong on my assumptions and statements. if i'm wrong i'll admit it. you can pm me and i'll keep your information confidential...

    yeah i'm snob... that's the biggest bs i've heard on here yet (well almost)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    by the way i've probally spent 10,000x's more money in this town and paid $hitload more taxes then you... you have no friggin clue. noob...
    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    yeah i'm snob... that's the biggest bs i've heard on here yet
    Am I the only person seeing the contradiction here? Just sayin...

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    ("i'll repeat myself... they don't meet my needs... and it would be silly for them to try to because it will tie up to much of their cash. real high end bike stuff does not make a lot of money... more profit/mark ups in the lower end of the spectrum. ")

    Well earlier on in the forum it sounded like you had a handle on the economics of Bolton and then you say "good luck to them, though i wouldn't buy a bike from a place with walk or run in it's name... call me fickle..." just sounded strange thing to say. Making an assumption like that based on their name.

    (since you inferred that i'm not a good consumer i countered. prove me wrong on my assumptions and statements. if i'm wrong i'll admit it. you can pm me and i'll keep your information confidential..)

    . I really couldn't care less how much you spend or how much you pay in taxes, but if you had looked at my profile you would of found that I joined this forum in 2006 and I started mountain biking in the 1980's.If you had read some of my previous posts you would of realized how long I've been riding Mono Cliffs Park In fact I still can't believe that you went riding in there 3 days after I posted about how wet it was in there and on a long weekend too!
    I lived more than 30 years in Caledon ( I don't now), played all my minor league hockey in Bolton and went to school in Bolton. My income and taxes are a matter of public record too.

    (yeah i'm snob... that's the biggest bs i've heard on here yet (well almost)...)
    Where did I say that? or infer it?
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    i never inferred that you did care but since you respond i think you do... younger people or the imature tend to have a greater degree of self consciousness (which explains your posts). the name of a company is everything... branding all the way... so you lived here for 30 years but not now? where is here? i guess your not calabrese or sicilian...

    the snob thing was directed at "Thatshowiroll"

    and "circlip" your logic is weaksauce...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    blah blah blah weak attempt at backpedalling blah blah blah
    ROTFLMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip
    ROTFLMAO
    sheesh and you think you would post on western canada...
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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman
    Probably useful to have a shop in town at least a couple days a year when tons of people pour into Palgrave to ride bicycles. I have forgotten odds and ends before and had to hope that someone would be able to save me when I get to an event. I am sure I am not the only one. I think as long as they stocked simple parts/tools/cloths this would be helpful. I know that i have always made it out ok but sometimes it is last minute and wasted stress.
    Just do the Bloomfield Cycles routine- only open at specified times of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    sheesh and you think you would post on western canada...
    Let me see if I've got this straight. The clown prince of faux dirtbaggers would prefer that I post elsewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip
    Let me see if I've got this straight. The clown prince of faux dirtbaggers would prefer that I post elsewhere?
    dirtbagger lol give me a break... more like a bottomfeeder mmmmm rock lobster

    hey here is a game for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip
    Let me see if I've got this straight. The clown prince of faux dirtbaggers would prefer that I post elsewhere?

    Hmm, last time I read of this much propaganda grinding was 70 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    Hmm, last time I read of this much propaganda grinding was 70 years ago.
    Wow, I would have guessed you were only in your 60s. Shows what clean living and a positive outlook on life does for a person.

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    the snob thing was directed at "Thatshowiroll"

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    [QUOTE=singlesprocket]i never inferred that you did care but since you respond i think you do... younger people or the imature tend to have a greater degree of self consciousness (which explains your posts). the name of a company is everything... branding all the way... ... So going by your logic you wouldn't shop at Skiis and Bikes even though they sell high end products.

    If by "self consciounsness" you mean short, consice, straight to the point and your eyes don't glaze over when reading them then I guess you are right about my posts.

    "so you lived here for 30 years but not now?" What part of "not now" didn't you understand?

    "i guess your not calabrese or sicilian" Huh? Now where did that come from?
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    Bolton now has a LBS.

    www.walkrunride.ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    the snob thing was directed at "Thatshowiroll"

    Singlesprocket: SNOB SNOB SNOB SNOB!

    By the way, are you hiring?

    actually i am. a fairly decent manager position with a good wage, profit share, full benefits (med/dentist/etc)... also a lot room to grow and do something positive for the enviroment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll
    Bolton now has a LBS.

    www.walkrunride.ca

    Damn. If I had the stones to open up a business that's what I would've done. The valley is neutral territory for either hills but my operation would've catered to the non-local folks for bikes and a different business for locals year round - a product and service that snobs want no matter where you are.

    I'll give these guys a look see though. Anyone brave enough to do this gets at least a recointer.

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    i know the mechanic there and yup i've been to the shop. i can give a plug to getting your road bike or mtb/xc bike fixed/tuned. the mechanic is meticulous and has experience in these areas.
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