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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 06-27-05, 05:27 PM   #1
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I remember when.. (the death of the Pimp gold seat) The new Battery awards!!!

Way back in 2003, this forum was a different place. Not good, not bad, not better, just different. We have some veteran posters here. For an idea of the humour, look at the banter between Superchivo (what happen to him?), 165, Shiek and my self.

Time for your 2003 Batty Nominations

Ahh yes. The old days.

And then more..

Yet another reason SS/Fixed rocks!

And as time went on..

Return of the Living Battys

Yes yes. Anyway. I was (and still am) lamenting the death of my SDG Ventura TI and kevlar seat. It was vinyl with gold sparkles. Picture attached. About two weeks ago it died in a buzzed ride through coronado. Snap crackle. 14 miles home with a busted seat. SDG says they'll repair it for 30 dollars. I've opted to move on for now. But I do miss that seat. Why? Because I got an email from a friend (yes, I have a few) telling me that he thought he saw my bike down town locked up outside. But it didn't have my seat on it.

Sighh.

165 and I were commeserating about how things have changed here. Let not those who go before us be forgotten, as we do not forget to welcome those who are newly arrived. Remember, we're a family of sorts. And as they say at work. One team. One fight.

So, with that:

I nominate
Battery for old school calm guy: The Fixer.
Battery for keepin on charging: Lucklust.
Battery for most life changes: 165.
Battery for hardcore lifestyle: HereNT
Dual Battery for gone not forgotten: Superchivo and Shiek.
Battery for coolest Female: 165.
Battery for most changed: Mayo (from lurking story teller to community participant).
And a special battery for Joe: who runs this place and lets us all run amuk. Mostly anyway.
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Old 06-27-05, 06:01 PM   #2
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Wow. 2003 was more exciting than the present.

Battery for best new fixed-gear web site: Terror_in_Pink

Can't think of anything else

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Old 06-27-05, 06:24 PM   #3
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Nah, I aint hardcore, just drunk
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I nominate

165 for best rendition of a fish tattoo
You, Will, for "How best to keep a bunch of idiots in suspense"
Myself for either Best Fixie Rider Impersonator or Shameless Producer of Spam.

Oh, and Mayo for Best Impersonation of 53-11's Older Brother
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So, 165 gets two nominations. Mayo gets two.

You do ride a fix W, right? Tell me it's true. DON'T SHATTER MY HOPES!!!
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So, 165 gets two nominations. Mayo gets two.

You do ride a fix W, right? Tell me it's true. DON'T SHATTER MY HOPES!!!
Are you kidding? Of course I don't!

SINGLESPEED MTB ALL THE WAY, BABY!!!!!!!

Actually, I have plans for my own urban fixie using Paragon sliding dropouts, Pacenti Slant6 lugs and a nice, pale creamy avocado colour paint jobbie, but that has to go on the back burner for now.
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Are you kidding? Of course I don't!

SINGLESPEED MTB ALL THE WAY, BABY!!!!!!!

Actually, I have plans for my own urban fixie using Paragon sliding dropouts, Pacenti Slant6 lugs and a nice, pale creamy avocado colour paint jobbie, but that has to go on the back burner for now.
i think this qualifies you for the "most creative use of pastels" batty
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just...just give me a minute.
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just...just give me a minute.
You've had a life time dear darling, what are you waiting for now?
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i think this qualifies you for the "most creative use of pastels" batty
correction: "Pasties" not pastels...

you have never seen him ride (me neither - but I've heard stories). Oz's only topless, stripper rider. Seppo. I just barfed.
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I nominate William Karsten for:
Member most likely to create his own language by accident, based on lack of grammar/spelling skills. Go banana!

more later...
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more later...

Live in your world, speak in mine. When I want to, I can spell. Based on the 2.5 minute connection window, I type as fast as possible, hoping to say as much as possible. My inane drivel has purpose. What that purpose is, I don't know.
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Not gone. Just forgotten.
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Not gone. Just forgotten.
I haven't forgotten you. We haven't. I figured you've moved on to different things.
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Funny, I saw some burly guy walking around Dupont with a Black Sheep Hockey Club shirt today. That wasn't you was it Schiek? He was walking towards a delivery van.
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I haven't forgotten you. We haven't. I figured you've moved on to different things.
Speak for yourself, pal. My memory's even shorter than my attention span.
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Funny, I saw some burly guy walking around Dupont with a Black Sheep Hockey Club shirt today. That wasn't you was it Schiek? He was walking towards a delivery van.
Effin' hilarious. That was Lowell. At 6'6" and about 3 bills he's got a couple inches and 100 pounds on me. The shirt is one of a very small lot.
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Effin' hilarious. That was Lowell. At 6'6" and about 3 bills he's got a couple inches and 100 pounds on me. The shirt is one of a very small lot.
where have you been, my lawerly fixed gear mentor?
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where have you been, my lawerly fixed gear mentor?
Working too hard. And lurking here from time to time. Got turned off from this place by some unintended negative interaction with one of the modettes.

. . .

So it looks like you're trying to cleanse your soul (bike shop job) before you sell it...

If you change your mind, send me a résumé.
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Working too hard. And lurking here from time to time. Got turned off from this place by some unintended negative interaction with one of the modettes.

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So it looks like you're trying to cleanse your soul (bike shop job) before you sell it...

If you change your mind, send me a résumé.
I have a law job, for now, but i'm definitely going to keep that offer in mind. And i should be studying for the bar, not wasting my time selling bikes.
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Where did you go William Karsten? Looks like you were talking to yourself, huh?
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