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Old 10-01-12, 04:47 PM   #1
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The Black Knight is Officially Fred

The bike I spend most of my urban time on. It used to be a Giant Escape but I don't know what it is now - - The bike:

The Tires, Conti Sportcontacts for little-to-no flats. Started using Contis and have not had a puncture since 2006. Note the Schreader valve . . . Fred!

Fred Mirror

Fred Front Light (NR 1500)

Fred Taillights (Radbot, Superflash and Cygolite HotShot)

Fred Bullhorns Pointed Out

Fred Schwinn brand $15 Computer

Fred Brooks B17

Fred Rack and Bags

And Fred Platforms! After 14 years of spd's, no mas!

Anyone in the Clyde/Athena area that thinks they have a bike as Fred as mine is just a dreamer - a poser. Ride Free! Trac has spoken!
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Old 10-01-12, 05:05 PM   #2
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think mine is pretty close but i have a speaker bag on the bars,lights on my forks and fenders \m/\m/
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Old 10-01-12, 05:17 PM   #3
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think mine is pretty close but i have a speaker bag on the bars,lights on my forks and fenders \m/\m/
The reflectors on the spokes sets your machine apart - a work of art, Nevermore!!
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Nice! When I bring the Giant home I have something to aim for!
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I'm not sure what a 'fred' is but from what I see i guess a fred is someone who commutes on their bike?

I'm def going to invest in those tires, my Kenda Kross Plus have given me 4 flats so far.
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I'm not sure what a 'fred' is but from what I see i guess a fred is someone who commutes on their bike?

I'm def going to invest in those tires, my Kenda Kross Plus have given me 4 flats so far.
"Fred" is actually turning into a generic cycling term somewhat along the lines of "Dude". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(Bicycling) @ Wikipedia seems to have the best answer for what it really means, along with its history as a term. In context to this thread, the best interchangeable term would be "weird".

Yeah, go for Continental Sportcontacts or Continental Gatorskins for flat-free bliss!
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Ah, the Fred bike. Here is mine:

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trac: You never need a second water bottle on longer commutes? You could zip tie the pump to the bottom of your rack or bottom of the top tube and put a second water bottle cage in wither for a bottle or a airhorn.
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trac: You never need a second water bottle on longer commutes? You could zip tie the pump to the bottom of your rack or bottom of the top tube and put a second water bottle cage in wither for a bottle or a airhorn.
Camelbak Mule for longer rides. I need the 100oz in El Paso heat and it stays cold.
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Ah, the Fred bike. Here is mine:

Monster!! I like what you did with the spokes, is that LEDs or reflectors? After seeing this and Nevermore's bike I gotta get back to work on my spokes . . . Chef, you need to turn your bullhorns out for true Fred velocity. Just sayin'.
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i also just put on a sefas 150 light on the front and a serfas blinky in the back.my bike looks like a flying saucer or a christmas tree which ever you like. i always ride way early in the morning and im riding in waikiki for a bit of my ride. only people driving at that time are cops,taxis and people leaving bars. i want people to see me. i do like that spoke treatment. what is it?
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Monster!! I like what you did with the spokes, is that LEDs or reflectors? After seeing this and Nevermore's bike I gotta get back to work on my spokes . . . Chef, you need to turn your bullhorns out for true Fred velocity. Just sayin'.
They are reflective spoke tape sold here . John is the guy that owns the business and he is great work with. Drop him an email first and tell him that Isaac sent you and we will hook you up with a lot of free stuff when you order.

The spoke tape really is great and easy to use.
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i also just put on a sefas 150 light on the front and a serfas blinky in the back.my bike looks like a flying saucer or a christmas tree which ever you like. i always ride way early in the morning and im riding in waikiki for a bit of my ride. only people driving at that time are cops,taxis and people leaving bars. i want people to see me. i do like that spoke treatment. what is it?
They are reflective spoke tape sold here . John is the guy that owns the business and he is great work with. Drop him an email first and tell him that Isaac sent you and we will hook you up with a lot of free stuff when you order.

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