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Old 05-21-06, 07:25 PM   #26
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girls only care about money really (well the ones that are seeking "mating partners" anyway, its security, always been that way always will. If you're a girl dont get all irate at me for saying that, but its true!
quoted for truth.

what if you're going for someone of the same sex though? do men who like men like men on bikes?
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Old 05-21-06, 11:58 PM   #27
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definitely cool, at least I think so.

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Old 05-22-06, 07:50 AM   #28
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"Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall,
But there's always someone cooler than you.
Yeah, you're the sh--, but you won't be it for long,
Because there's always someone cooler than you.
Yeah, there's always someone cooler than you."
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Old 05-22-06, 08:51 AM   #29
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Like many said, be who you are
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Old 05-22-06, 01:34 PM   #30
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I think it's inspiring and powerful to be who you want to be.

Anyway, picking from a list of "allowable" choices dictated by society isn't exactly being crafty or original, you've already learned to conform without realizing you're doing it. Now, purple spiked hair OTOH, I think that's really cool!

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Old 05-22-06, 01:38 PM   #31
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Well, unless you ride in your basement with boarded up windows, you're gonna be seen by other people. It's all about getting mates. However, people should be aware that what is perceived to be "cool" changes with time and the target audience.. It's not about what you think is cool, it's what they think is cool that's the deciding factor. And stuff that typically attracts the opposite sex will actually be a turn-off/competition to the same sex.
LOL, been married to the same woman for nearly 23 years, so hardly worried about "mates," and with my gray hair I can sort of get away with eccentric... so I will wear what feels comfortable, and makes me the most visible.

The heck with "cool." Nerds rule!
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Make fun of people who make fun of you by making fun of them. Sounds cool.
Works for me.
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Old 05-22-06, 03:13 PM   #33
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I think in Commuter land, "cool" takes so many shapes, that nearly everything is accepted as "cool", particularly the more unique and practical it is.
I challenge anyone to come to the defense of the coolness of the metal spoke protector.
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Old 05-22-06, 03:23 PM   #34
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I challenge anyone to come to the defense of the coolness of the metal spoke protector.
Carbon Fiber spoke protector > Steel spoke protector.
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Old 05-22-06, 04:37 PM   #35
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the ladies hate bicycles, they see it as a sign of poorness; girls only care about money really (well the ones that are seeking "mating partners" anyway, its security, always been that way always will. If you're a girl dont get all irate at me for saying that, but its true!
Misogyny is so charming .

I'm a dude, but why the heck shouldn't a girl (or woman) get irate at you for saying that? If a woman said "All men are beer-drinking, powertool-loving, domestic abusers (well the ones who are seeking "mating partners anyway, it's trophy-hunting and machismo, always been that way always will). If you're a boy don't get all irate at me for saying that, but it's true!" would you say, "Oh, that's true! Guess I won't get all irate, then," or would you, in fact, get all irate about it? Why or why not? Would the fact that it is most patently not true have something to do with it? For some reason, there are all different sorts of men, but women? All the same, every one. And all bad.

What utter nonsense. All you guys "quoting for truth" should be ashamed of yourselves. You probably know plenty of women, all of whom are different, all of whom care about different things in different degrees. You KNOW this, but for some reason you still buy into this nonsense? Why? Yeesh.

On-topic, coolness is in the eye of the beholder. I happen to like the way I look on a bike, usually with both my pant legs rolled halfway up, my plaid flannel shirt flapping in the breeze on either side of my messenger bag. No doubt most of the people I see don't have any opinion either way, some small amount see me and think "dork," while a very tiny number of the people I pass everyday might think, "hey, he looks cool." But probably not, and even if they do or don't, who cares? Not me, I'm riding my bike, and that's cool enough for me!
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I challenge anyone to come to the defense of the coolness of the metal spoke protector.
Nothing is cooler than a shiny Schwinn chrome spoke protector. It just screams "shove it anti spoke protector weenies". For that alone it is cool in my eyes.


I don't worry much about fashions or whats cool. Whatever you buy today will be out of fashion in 6 months. So, whats the point unless you like to spend money. Conservative is the way to go for clothes.

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Old 05-22-06, 07:32 PM   #37
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Cool is cool to the beholder. I don't find what a lot of people wear cool, but I don't judge them on that. I wear what I wear because it is comfortable...if someone thinks I look good at the same time, yehaw...score for me,
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Old 05-22-06, 07:52 PM   #38
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Cool stuff, I don't get it???
Really? I get cool stuff, you just have to know where to look.
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Old 05-23-06, 01:43 PM   #39
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Dude, you're from Indiana. There's now way you could understand.
In case no one ever told you, Tennessee ain't no hotbed of style either!

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