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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Every Bike Has a Song

    I find myself often comparing people to songs...or thinking what would their theme song be...so, it seems logical to do the same with bikes:

    The Marnati - Pixies - The Happening

    Why? The carbon campy bits seem so alien to me and I like putting it down in the hammer lane.

    Raleigh International - The Kinks - Last of the Steam Powered Trains

    Why? It's just very traditional, and it still rides nicely and makes you nostalgic, but it's been passed by.

    Bauer's Merckx - Bruce - Glory Days

    This was the team we all dreamed about riding with ion 1991, when I was stronger, thinner, faster, had hair and everything was in front of me. I wasn't afraid of a 50+ descent.

    I'll come up with some more later.

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    Step Aside Let The Man Go Through - Soul Coughing

    My Trek 560, when I ride it I feel fast, at least for me. Passing little old ladies that's the song I hear in my head.

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    The rhythm of the 1"-pitch block chain on my Zeus track bike does remind me of Led Zeeplin's "Trampled Underfoot", but that's the only one that comes to mind.
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    Amarcord soundtrack by Nino Rota when I ride my Zullos.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Raleigh International - The Kinks - Last of the Steam Powered Trains

    Why? It's just very traditional, and it still rides nicely and makes you nostalgic, but it's been passed by.
    You, sir, are pushing too high a gear. Downshift already!

    If I had to put a song to most of my riding, I'd go with Pipeline.

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    ALAN super record - the Giorgio Moroder of the bike world. High tech, groundbreaking, colourfull and still great after all those years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Amarcord soundtrack by Nino Rota when I ride my Zullos.....

    Ha. A man of my own tastes.
    I can't improve on this selection.

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    Raleigh DL-1 Tourist: Penny Lane
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Every rose has its thorn...

    Now I have that glam metal poison in my head. Make it stop please????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Raleigh DL-1 Tourist: Penny Lane
    Yeah, good one! Or, how 'bout Lazy Sunday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    Every rose has its thorn...

    Now I have that glam metal poison in my head. Make it stop please????
    No problem. Click the above link, and you'll be set.

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    Raleigh Sports: Johnny Cash, When the Man Comes Around.

    Why? -because it is the most bad-ass bike ever made...

    OK, maybe not but I think so
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Raleigh DL-1 Tourist: Penny Lane
    Oh come on, that's WAY too easy.

    Crap, I have no idea about mine because I don't listen to or think of music while I'm riding...I'm too busy listening to the drivetrain

    Although, if I were to attach songs to my bikes, it would be fair to say that they would be from one of the following:

    Kansas
    Alan Parsons
    James Taylor
    Al Stewart
    Pink Floyd
    Rush

    That'd about cover it

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    Lol, a Cinelli Laser and the Alan Parsons project - perfect ride for dr. Evil
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    When i go fast its the theme song from Airwolf

    --Don't Panic.
    My bike is a lot like your mom.

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    My school commute back in the day was exactly as long as Stairway to heaven... when I left home on time. When I needed to go all out I could just make it to the tune of Ride the Lightning (IMHO the ultimate go-fast song).
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
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    Heh. . my new beater has a song
    From Wrong to Right - Stryper

    crappy cell pic:
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    This is the best thread idea I've seen in a while.

    My Fuji Opus III reminds me of Manuel De Falla's Ritual Fire Dance, particularly when climbing:




    and this version, if I was climbing in the Dolomites:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5vHUODzcJ8
    Last edited by rat fink; 05-12-11 at 12:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Although, if I were to attach songs to my bikes, it would be fair to say that they would be from one of the following:

    Kansas
    Alan Parsons
    James Taylor
    Al Stewart
    Pink Floyd
    Rush

    That'd about cover it
    You seriously need to get involved in the "Countdown to Ecstasy" thread. You're needed over there, if Aaron is ever going to attain his high reply count goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    You seriously need to get involved in the "Countdown to Ecstasy" thread. You're needed over there, if Aaron is ever going to attain his high reply count goal.
    Wah? What am I missing?!?

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    When I run I always get either Time Trap or Broken Chairs stuck in my head. Both are by Built To Spill.
    Mmm, bikes.

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    So then which steed(and there can only be one) is worthy to go with "Through The Fire And Flames" by Dragonforce?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMoAc-fBbi4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jgrCKhxE1s

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    i guess with all my mixtes the theme song would probably 'dude looks like a lady' by aerosmith
    Kleins, Kleins...everywhere there's Kleins

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    Dragonforce. . . ha.
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    I don't relate a specific song to a specific bike. I find myself thinking of songs with a good beat to keep me going. Substitute by The Who gets me going.
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    Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - the tempo is about right, and with a tail wind "I get about as oiled as a diesel train"

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