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Old 04-26-06, 06:22 PM   #1
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King of the Freds !

I would like the Bikeforums members and guests to vote me to be
The King of the Freds !

My qualifications:

1)2005 Trek 520 w/ 42/32/22 & 12-32 (my one and only bike)

2)Brooks B17

3)Delta toptube mirror (haven't tried my new Take A Look mirror)

4)Frame pack (holds Dog Dazzer)

5)Supergo computer w/ Temp

6)Etrex Legend w/ handlebar mount

7)Halt w/ holder

8)Nashbar handlebar bag w/ monocular, digital camera, cell phone, plastic bag, raincoat, etc..

9) Bor Yueh front rack w/ rigged bracket to hold #10

10) Zefal headlight w/ halogen and blinking yellow LEDs

11) Topeak Road Morph

12) Nashbar brake and tail light

13) PlanetBike fenders

14) Seatbag w/ Alien and Cooltool, tube, levers, patchs, firstaid, rubber gloves

15) ESGE double leg kickstand

16)Nashbar Rodeo pedals

No wonder I ride so slow
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Old 04-26-06, 07:00 PM   #2
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It's Phred.
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Old 04-26-06, 07:27 PM   #3
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I would like the Bikeforums members and guests to vote me to be
The King of the Freds !

My qualifications:

1)2005 Trek 520 w/ 42/32/22 & 12-32 (my one and only bike)

2)Brooks B17

3)Delta toptube mirror (haven't tried my new Take A Look mirror)

4)Frame pack (holds Dog Dazzer)

5)Supergo computer w/ Temp

6)Etrex Legend w/ handlebar mount

7)Halt w/ holder

8)Nashbar handlebar bag w/ monocular, digital camera, cell phone, plastic bag, raincoat, etc..

9) Bor Yueh front rack w/ rigged bracket to hold #10

10) Zefal headlight w/ halogen and blinking yellow LEDs

11) Topeak Road Morph

12) Nashbar brake and tail light

13) PlanetBike fenders

14) Seatbag w/ Alien and Cooltool, tube, levers, patchs, firstaid, rubber gloves

15) ESGE double leg kickstand

16)Nashbar Rodeo pedals

No wonder I ride so slow
Real Freds/Phreds don't know their gear ratios, nor the brand names of the components on their bike; probably don't even know or care what is the brand name of their bike.

But that's OK, you wanna be King with me my brother? No problem, we are both Kings of the Road when riding our bikes.
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Old 04-26-06, 07:36 PM   #4
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We real phreds donth think we're phreds, we think we're cool and all the chicks dig us, in an alpha-dog kinda way as we impress them with our dynamic lane positioning.
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Old 04-26-06, 08:40 PM   #5
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Does the King of the Freds get a special jersey, like the King of the Mountains?
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Old 04-26-06, 08:56 PM   #6
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You also need to wear knee high black socks and a spelunking helmet.
A true Fred also has his Medai floor pump bungeed to his rack.
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Old 04-27-06, 04:10 AM   #7
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We real phreds donth think we're phreds, we think we're cool and all the chicks dig us, in an alpha-dog kinda way as we impress them with our dynamic lane positioning.
You must be thinking of the SERIOUS Freds and are waaay OT. The subject is Fred Royalty.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:46 AM   #8
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To be a REAL Fred, you've also got to pontificate on everything bike-related as though you know what you're talking about (but don't). Wait - THAT'S ME!
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Old 04-27-06, 07:45 AM   #9
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King Phred, you really need to post a pic of your bike with all the accoutrements! I gotta know if you have any room for your hands on the handlebar!
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Old 04-27-06, 09:01 AM   #10
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A true Fred also has his Medai floor pump bungeed to his rack.
Or something. Doesn't have to be a pump, but something has to be bungeed on.
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Old 04-27-06, 09:06 AM   #11
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Does the King of the Freds get a special jersey, like the King of the Mountains?
Yes. Though it features Horizontal Stripes instead of Polka Dots. And the matching bib-shorts have pleats.
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Old 04-27-06, 09:29 AM   #12
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Or something. Doesn't have to be a pump, but something has to be bungeed on.
Does using bungee cords to stabilize the light display count on my current commuter (the Ragazzi)? Also use them to hold my bindle in the basket.

My former commuter in Germany, the aptly named Vaterland, had a Pretty Phreddy horn; in the States now the horn is gone but it has more bungees!
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Old 04-27-06, 09:37 AM   #13
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Old 04-27-06, 02:35 PM   #14
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Wait a minute, has Sheldon Brown abdicated the throne or is this a coup?
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Old 04-27-06, 03:50 PM   #15
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Does using bungee cords to stabilize the light display count on my current commuter (the Ragazzi)? Also use them to hold my bindle in the basket.

My former commuter in Germany, the aptly named Vaterland, had a Pretty Phreddy horn; in the States now the horn is gone but it has more bungees!

Now if all that stuff was on a Specialized Tarmac(With 12-34 and Deore rear der) you would be a shoe in.
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Old 04-27-06, 03:59 PM   #16
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You also need to wear knee high black socks
Classic striped tube socks would be a suitable substition too.
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Old 04-27-06, 05:39 PM   #17
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I would like the Bikeforums members and guests to vote me to be
The King of the Freds !

My qualifications:

1)2005 Trek 520 w/ 42/32/22 & 12-32 (my one and only bike)

2)Brooks B17

3)Delta toptube mirror (haven't tried my new Take A Look mirror)

4)Frame pack (holds Dog Dazzer)

5)Supergo computer w/ Temp

6)Etrex Legend w/ handlebar mount

7)Halt w/ holder

8)Nashbar handlebar bag w/ monocular, digital camera, cell phone, plastic bag, raincoat, etc..

9) Bor Yueh front rack w/ rigged bracket to hold #10

10) Zefal headlight w/ halogen and blinking yellow LEDs

11) Topeak Road Morph

12) Nashbar brake and tail light

13) PlanetBike fenders

14) Seatbag w/ Alien and Cooltool, tube, levers, patchs, firstaid, rubber gloves

15) ESGE double leg kickstand

16)Nashbar Rodeo pedals

No wonder I ride so slow
This thread is worthless without pics!

I-Like-To-Bike, I have to say it. That bike, I dunno what it is about it but I like it.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:57 PM   #18
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This thread is worthless without pics!

I-Like-To-Bike, I have to say it. That bike, I dunno what it is about it but I like it.
I like it too and I know why. It is practical, fun, reliable, safe, comfortable and costs a fraction of the price of theft bait that offers (for my purposes) a fraction of the value of my bike. It is built for comfort, not speed; just like me.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:58 PM   #19
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Now if all that stuff was on a Specialized Tarmac(With 12-34 and Deore rear der) you would be a shoe in.
"Specialized Tarmac(With 12-34 and Deore rear der)" Whatz dat?
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Old 04-27-06, 07:30 PM   #20
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http://kba.tripod.com/slang.htm
The Dictionary of Roadie Slang doesn't list no 'Phred' ? geeeeeeezzzzzz

I would take a picture of me steed but I ain't figured out this new fangled camera and I'm not going to read the instructions!

You say fancy socks like I wear shoes.

Helmets are for crashers.

Bungee cords squash the roadkill. I use rope.

The King of the Freds jersey will happen shortly after the new BikeForums jersey.

This is all a conspiracy against me!!
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Old 04-27-06, 07:50 PM   #21
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It's Phred.
And so he didn't know any better and misspelled it, so it means that he is really king of the phreds!

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Old 04-29-06, 10:10 AM   #22
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What, exactly, is a fred/phred?
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Old 04-29-06, 03:28 PM   #23
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Does using bungee cords to stabilize the light display count on my current commuter (the Ragazzi)? Also use them to hold my bindle in the basket.
Got any other angle shots of the light post on the Ragazzi? Does it fit through doorways?
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Thank God you remembered the brake light! Gotta have a brake light.
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Old 04-29-06, 04:07 PM   #25
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Thank God you remembered the brake light! Gotta have a brake light.
I don't need no stinkin' brake light! My bike is for goin', not stoppin'!
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