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    You guys are slipping

    33K topics and over 800k posts in Singlespeed forum.
    28k topics and 350k posts in Mountain Biking.
    Why has mountain biking failed to draw?
    To get off the negative and focus on the future, what must mountain biking do to lure the fixie demographic away from their beloved machines and get dirty?
    It's only a matter of time before the Fixed forum overtakes the Mechanics forum. This confirms my suspicion that working on your own bike was just a passing fad.
    "See, it's not that getting wet is a big deal. Really, it's what you're getting wet with.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    We don't want to top those numbers, the mtb forum is exclusive and not to be compared. Shame on you.

    Thread closed.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    no pete, no posts
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    We don't want to top those numbers, the mtb forum is exclusive and not to be compared. Shame on you.

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    Are you saying you not being this year's prom queen doesn't lead you to question your sport?
    "See, it's not that getting wet is a big deal. Really, it's what you're getting wet with.
    Fenders....because it's probably urine."
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    Mountain bikers actually ride there bikes rather than just posting about riding on the internet
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    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everest View Post
    Mountain bikers actually ride there bikes rather than just posting about riding on the internet
    We have a winner. Singlespeed forum fails.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    well-meaning troll

    Thanks. The post was a back door way for me to show my admiration for you guys. Not an insult all in the fixed-gear crowd, I've been riding one for ten years. It's nice to see a sport grow, but like a favorite trail that get's crowded, you kind miss the good old days when things were more intimate.
    "See, it's not that getting wet is a big deal. Really, it's what you're getting wet with.
    Fenders....because it's probably urine."
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    pot, beer, blah blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vredstein View Post
    Are you saying you not being this year's prom queen doesn't lead you to question your sport?
    Tom boys don't like being prom queen. That's a job for pansies.


    Quote Originally Posted by vredstein View Post
    Thanks. The post was a back door way for me to show my admiration for you guys. Not an insult all in the fixed-gear crowd, I've been riding one for ten years. It's nice to see a sport grow, but like a favorite trail that get's crowded, you kind miss the good old days when things were more intimate.
    Oh things can get more intimate here, we just don't talk about it. Well actually.......

    You all know Pcad right? Check THIS out....
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    If I had the time and inclination a zillion posts might be considered top of the heap of where to spend my time but.... rather than sifting through too much quantity and too little quality I'd rather be riding.
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    the fixie forum is so large because fixies and hipsters are hella popular nao. itll die down

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    Yeah, but it's like a ghost town around here the last few days.
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    Wow. And here I didn't realize it was a popularity contest.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    quality>quantity, no?

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    Te mortuo heres tibi sim? scrublover's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    quality>quantity, no?
    Are you laboring under the impression that the mtb forum is filled with quality posts?

    I am certainly not accusing myself of helping to improve its quality, by the by.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Are you laboring under the impression that the mtb forum is filled with quality posts?

    I am certainly not accusing myself of helping to improve its quality, by the by.
    i got a mtb yesterday. before then, i didnt know this sub-forum existed

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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    i got a mtb yesterday. before then, i didnt know this sub-forum existed
    me too, that's funny. I went for my first ride today(35 miles). It felt like a century on my road bike, pretty cool though. Had no idea this place existed either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felt1 View Post
    me too, that's funny. I went for my first ride today(35 miles). It felt like a century on my road bike, pretty cool though. Had no idea this place existed either.
    holy fugg! 35 miles?!? u r crazy!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
    Yeah, but it's like a ghost town around here the last few days.
    Werd, I get another MTB and nobody is here

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    lalalalalalalala

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everest View Post
    Mountain bikers actually ride there bikes rather than just posting about riding on the internet
    +1. lmao When they get home, they also post at http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=115

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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    holy fugg! 35 miles?!? u r crazy!!!!!
    Mountain bikes are pretty humbling. I'm used to doing 100mile 10k+ climbs on my roadbike but 35 miles on this beat me up. Now I'm more impressed with Lance's 100 dirt race he finished second in. My road bike is 14.8 pounds of efficiency. This thing is like 35 pounds of earn every inch. I wasn't sure how the ride would be for my first time so I left platforms on but after my maiden voyage they are coming of for clipless.

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    I used to post a lot in here and in SS/FG, but I don't post in SS/FG at all anymore, and the mtn bike forum isn't holding my interest that much. Maybe too many "how much is this worth", "I broke ____ today", "best bike for some ridiculously low sum of money" threads. SS/FG went through some sort of purge a while back, and got a lot less interesting in the span of a few days. The Commuting forum is surprisingly lively, and things don't devolve or escalate, even during the steel vs. Al vs. carbon debates.
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    Mountain biking sucks.
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