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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 07-28-05, 11:58 AM   #1
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Fixed = date ?

Interesting story. After doing a zero mph fall on a ride the other day, a gorgeous gal on a bike came to check to see if I was ok. After, we rode together and she kept asking about my bike. Wound up getting asked out. Now, granted my college logic prof would kill me for this, but seeing as I was never asked out (while riding) in the three years I was riding non-fixed and now 2 months into riding fixed i was asked out, logically then the reason i was asked out was because I was riding a fixie, rIIIght?

........either that or she felt sorry for a pathetic schmoe who can't keep his bike upright.
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Old 07-28-05, 12:03 PM   #2
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Dammit, when I pulled a 0mph fall all I got was laughed at by the homeless dude in the wheelchair who saw it. That sucked.
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i had a dream that went pretty much along those lines last night
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this is totally gonna turn into a bad thread or die. i vote die.
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One time i was walking my bike across the street and a guy on a fixie rolled up and saw me and screamed "nice bike!" right as he fell on his face. That's how i got to know him, I gave him my number but i wouldn't go out with him, i could sense something about him that i didn't like, he's cool though, we are friends now.

the last three guys i dated I met because of bicycles, fixed of course, so ya, the logic works.
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Dammit, when I pulled a 0mph fall all I got was laughed at by the homeless dude in the wheelchair who saw it. That sucked.
you sure wheelchair dude didn't ask you out? c'mon, come clean.
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Old 07-28-05, 12:37 PM   #7
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I'm female, so I guess it makes a difference, but I get hit on if I'm on either track, road or '78 schwinn speedster.
its just the bigger dorks that hit on me when I'm on the track bike. haha.
I love when some spandex dude on a fancy colnago hits on me when I'm on my beater. it puts things in perspective.
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I'm female, so I guess it makes a difference, but I get hit on if I'm on either track, road or '78 schwinn speedster.
its just the bigger dorks that hit on me when I'm on the track bike. haha.
I love when some spandex dude on a fancy colnago hits on me when I'm on my beater. it puts things in perspective.
what's the perspective? something to do with the beater? something to do with the lycra clad colnago owner? sorry, not being a jerk...i just don't understand what's being put into perspective.
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i like fancy colnagos.
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Yeah well you know, I'm hot for hobos but he wasn't my type. Had all his limbs...
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oh I like a fancy colnago as much as anyone.
I just was trying to get the point across that he obviously isn't talking about my bike when he says "nice ride"
get it now?
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oh I like a fancy colnago as much as anyone.
I just was trying to get the point across that he obviously isn't talking about my bike when he says "nice ride"
get it now?
ah, yes, clear now. thanks.
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so how is your ride?...babe
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ah, yes, clear now. thanks.

good! sorry to confuse you.


I just want to add how endearing it is when a nice little shy boy takes a chance at conversation because he knows we have a common ground.
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it's always more meaningful when someone shy strikes up a conversation, because you know it's probably pretty awkward for them. on the other hand, some people are just too polished. those slick one-liners give me the creeps *shutter*. i don't know how you women can deal with that all the time.
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timmhaan - exatcly. and I would have gone into it more if I wasn't trying at my job trying to act like I was working....
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it's always more meaningful when someone shy strikes up a conversation, because you know it's probably pretty awkward for them. on the other hand, some people are just too polished. those slick one-liners give me the creeps *shutter*. i don't know how you women can deal with that all the time.
thats when this comes in handy!
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thats when this comes in handy!
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thats when this comes in handy!
i [heart] universal sign language.

but yeah, my boyfriend and i are together because of bikes, and he's riding fixed because of me, so...
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i [heart] universal sign language.

but yeah, my boyfriend and i are together because of bikes, and he's riding fixed because of me, so...

I've had a fixer upper before

It's like converting or restoring... take something else and make it what you want. Booya!
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It's like converting or restoring... take something else and make it what you want. Booya!




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I've had a fixer upper before

It's like converting or restoring... take something else and make it what you want. Booya!
i likes me the fixer-uppers! eheheh. heh. mmm.
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<<<<i like riding fixed on uppers.>>>>>

the fact of the matter remains though, you simply cannot polish a turd.
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Interesting story. After doing a zero mph fall on a ride the other day, a gorgeous gal on a bike came to check to see if I was ok. After, we rode together and she kept asking about my bike. Wound up getting asked out. Now, granted my college logic prof would kill me for this, but seeing as I was never asked out (while riding) in the three years I was riding non-fixed and now 2 months into riding fixed i was asked out, logically then the reason i was asked out was because I was riding a fixie, rIIIght?

........either that or she felt sorry for a pathetic schmoe who can't keep his bike upright.
(can't believe no one's said this already)

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<<<<i like riding fixed on uppers.>>>>>

the fact of the matter remains though, you simply cannot polish a turd.
Sure you can. It just doesn't sparkle...
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