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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-24-05, 11:47 AM   #1
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Backlash against Fixies

http://www.2inches.com/shop/stickers.php


When things get toooo much..

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Old 05-24-05, 11:49 AM   #2
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That's hilarious.
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I want one.
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They should resize it, I'd consider putting it on my road bike.
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Old 05-24-05, 12:00 PM   #5
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Old 05-24-05, 12:37 PM   #6
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"who'd have thought that one day it would be more alternative to ride around on a 27 speed titanium frame with carbon fiber whateverthef*ck? these really look best on your h2"

i don't know if i like their target audience. i could see a lot those people who like to drive close to us, like to 'tap' us or who love yelling crap at us, wanting to pick one up.

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Old 05-24-05, 12:45 PM   #7
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that's really funny...but would their "target audience" know what a fixie was? I like the idea of a "one less bike" sticker on a car.

The other day I thought of putting one of those "I'm Changing the Climate--Ask Me How!" stickers on my cargo trailer.
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Old 05-24-05, 12:49 PM   #8
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im selling my fixie and getting one of these, its the only logical progression after a fixed gear- no gears and so far no plans for a 57cc - http://www.likeabikeusa.com/home.html
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yeah it's probably meant as some sort of sarcastic, i know what a fixie is, hip sticker thingy meant for the hip people. which i'm not. or at least i was reminded of yesterday when i was at a show and all these kids had hair going everywhere and 20 tons of makeup on and looked pretty disgruntled, drinking their piss beers and acting like they really liked the music even though one act really sucked.

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That's funny. It was inevitable, too.
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im selling my fixie and getting one of these, its the only logical progression after a fixed gear- no gears and so far no plans for a 57cc - http://www.likeabikeusa.com/home.html
as a person soon to be with child, i think that is pretty excellent. Most kids end up pushing themselves around in a plastic "car" powered by walking; as the two sun-bleached "cars" moldering in my downstairs neighbor's backyard demonstrate.

this is not only NOT A CAR but also wooden (not plastic), and pretty. Wonder if you can find them used...I was hoping to find something like this, to fill the years until the tot can handle her own bike.
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no gears and so far no plans for a 57cc - http://www.likeabikeusa.com/home.html

two hundred eighty bongo congos for your two year old to scoot around? Maybe I'd spend $280 for an IRO frameset if the tike were 12 or 20 years old...

a bit pricey I'd say... maybe one could appreciate it as sculpture for that kinda of money.

bet it would neat with the light brown Storika saddle on it...

awe... to customize it for the ankle biter... yeah....

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as a person soon to be with child, i think that is pretty excellent. Most kids end up pushing themselves around in a plastic "car" powered by walking; as the two sun-bleached "cars" moldering in my downstairs neighbor's backyard demonstrate.

this is not only NOT A CAR but also wooden (not plastic), and pretty. Wonder if you can find them used...I was hoping to find something like this, to fill the years until the tot can handle her own bike.
it does have a fender after all.
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damn, they are expensive...i'm hoping the afflu-parents in our area will buy them up, and then put 'em on craigslist when they are out grown.

i like the spoked version. And the straight bars--tuff! I guess if you got two, you could rebuild it into some kinda trailer after the kids get too big.
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Old 05-24-05, 01:07 PM   #16
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You could probably build one yourself
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you are absolutely correct. and build the future-trailer-compatibility right into it. thanks for rescuing me from consumer-fever.
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i'm getting one of those stickers and putting it on my tourer.
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William - that is great! Thanks for sharing
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you are absolutely correct. and build the future-trailer-compatibility right into it. thanks for rescuing me from consumer-fever.

You could even do it with some style, the body old wooden waterski, the handle bars, some old wooden crutches, the seat/fender, a little more fenegling with wood and the wheels, if you have old wide waterskis and can fashion two wheels to match the body...ok maybe we are trying too hard
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I too am getting one for my fixie. Is irony still hip?
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Iwill get one also.. I would really suck for them (even though they will make money) that all the people buying are fixed gear riders.

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im selling my fixie and getting one of these, its the only logical progression after a fixed gear- no gears and so far no plans for a 57cc - http://www.likeabikeusa.com/home.html
another none/fixed gear for the younger set..
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/d/benny.htm
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Turd,


You got a backup bike? Cool! LOL

CE YA when I get back !!

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