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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 08-21-05, 10:59 PM   #1
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As of late there have been so many stupid questions on here that i cannot resist anymore. I know that everyone starts somewhere, as did i, but some of the recent threads have been ridiculous. I hereby call for a stupid question contest. Let's see what you guys can come up with.

Here's mine:

I need to work on my spin, do you guys think 53x11 is a good gear? I live in a really hilly area and i have no brakes. Oh, and i don't know how to skid or skip either, you think this gearing will make it easier for me to stop?
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Old 08-21-05, 11:01 PM   #2
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should i buy a pista?
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Old 08-21-05, 11:04 PM   #3
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Locusts ate the tires on my Pista, so I was looking for some 700X8 tires to decrease my rolling resistance on my commute. Do you know where I could order a White Power spoke card? THX
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Old 08-21-05, 11:12 PM   #4
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why don't messangers wave to me when I am on my fixie?
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what's with all the anger, TIP?

if you're sick of the questions, don't answer them. ignore it. let someone else answer them.
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She's right though. I may have asked some stupid questions in the beginning (which wasn't very long ago), but I tried my hardest to find out the answers to my questions on my own, and 99% of them were answerable if I just searched, and googled, and read past threads.

I don't think the stupid questions are the problem, as everyone has those at some point. It's how much effort people put into answering the questions for themselves, instead of leaning and "pestering" people who know all this stuff.

And to add to the "Should I buy a Pista?", my thread would be entitled:

"n00b looking for a sweet Fixie! What should I buy?! Help now! Pista, Langster, or IRO?"

EDIT: Oh, and feel free to dig up old threads that I've written, asking stupid and annoying questions...
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How do I replace my track bike derailleurs? They are acting more like breaks than derailleurs.

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Convince me that I need to ride fixed!
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Can I pour rubber cement in my Rohloff hub to make a budget fixie? Thx.
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what's with all the anger, TIP?

if you're sick of the questions, don't answer them. ignore it. let someone else answer them.

I don't think it's so much "anger" as just poking a little fun mostly in jest.

By the way, I'm 6'2" and mostly ankles and I ride a 55cm frame, how high should I have my saddle?
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what's with all the anger, TIP?

if you're sick of the questions, don't answer them. ignore it. let someone else answer them.

that's a good one!
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... I was about to ask my first question on this forum but I'll contain myself and study some more
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Why are we combating stupid questions with more stupid questions?

Oh wait, thats a stupid question, isn't it?

What is going on here?

Should I go for a bike ride? Even though I've had a few beers?

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Old 08-22-05, 05:30 AM   #15
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"I have some track bars and i want to wrap them with cloth bar tape but i have two colors i want to mix together for a choice aesthetic.... anyone done this before?"
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I want to upgrade to bullhorn handlebars. Can I take a mtb flatbar and bend the ends forward to make a ghetto one?
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Do girls ride fixed gear?
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i got this old conversion on craigslist and the chainbroke so i calld the guy i got it from and said he should fix it but hes all 'no u' and now i need a new chain was it my fault to brake it

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I moderate two forums and have done so for several years.
The same questions come around again and again, and they only become stupid as one becomes more sophisticated.
In My Humble Opinion, the questions don't seem as stupid to the person who doesn't know anything as they do to the person who knows everything.

Generally, the more experienced folk leave the stupid questions alone, allowing those halfway between Newbie and Old Salt to answer them and thus gain more expertise.
Personally, I learn something new every time I answer a stupid question.
Every time.

I think I remember going through a phase where I made fun of people who asked stupid questions.
I mean, I've done every other rude, self-centered and inconsiderate thing imaginable, so why not make fun of newbies?
After all, it makes me feel bigger and stronger when other people look smaller.
Human nature, eh?

How ironic.
By the act of addressing behavior I have engaged in the same behavior.
Hm.
A pattern?
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Is anyone going to answer these questions?
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hey, does anyone remember that cool oregon trail game from back in the day? oh, and sorry about your missing roommate and all . . .
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yeah, i probably fit into the annoying questions catigory asking about levers, but i just want some quick advise. its easy for a thread to just quickly disappear into the forums so all you have to do is ingore them.


'i bought a 3/32 chain and have 1/8 chainring, can i still run the two compontents?'
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