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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 09-08-05, 12:08 AM   #1
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so tonight i saw a guy on what looked liked a pursuit bike coasting

if it is wasn't a pursuit bike it was a track bike with a hell of an angle

but it made me sad
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Old 09-08-05, 12:12 AM   #2
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you are quite prolific tonight.

could it have been an old school time trial bike with gears?

it is okay to coast sometimes, you know.
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Old 09-08-05, 12:14 AM   #3
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it could have been
i saw him twice and both times he was coasting
i didn't get a great look at the bike but it was pink or something

i am drunk and have a lot to say, also i got kicked off my other board
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Coasting is good for you.
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Old 09-08-05, 01:00 AM   #5
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if you say so
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Old 09-08-05, 06:22 AM   #6
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if it is wasn't a pursuit bike it was a track bike with a hell of an angle

but it made me sad
Oh the horror. You should be sadder seeing a pursuit bike on the street. I mean, it's out of it's proper place, right?
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Old 09-08-05, 07:45 AM   #7
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We need a forum wherein we can ***** about other cyclists. Like the guy who came flying off of a one-way (going the wrong way, I might add) and right into the middle of traffic last night. He was on a Bianchi road bike, decked out in all the latest gear but he failed to look when he came onto the busy street and cut off 2 cyclists and one car. Unbelievable, I really thought he was going to get smoked by that car.

Or howabout the roadie last week who walked his Concorde into the bike lane, hopped on, had a few problems with his shoes which took a couple of tries to get clicked in and then slowly start up....he didn't look around him at all, just assumed that all us other cyclists would stop for him. Luckily, I saw him coming and veered around a couple of cars and avoided the whole thing altogethers, but wow, it was annoying to watch.

Whenever I asked how I manage to fly through traffic every day, all year round and not get hit by a car, I always tell the person asking that it isn't usually the cars that worry me, it is other cyclists
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Old 09-08-05, 08:47 AM   #8
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We totally need that forum. My last accident, a faceplant into a set of construction barrels, was caused by some mountain bike commando who forced me off the road and didn't even look back. I was so mad. I was literally spitting blood and throwing construction cones around. It was awesome.
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Old 09-08-05, 09:02 AM   #9
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it could have been
also i got kicked off my other board
dont you hate that? i got kicked off a local board for talking tons of **** on the crappy hardcore scene

and my music board is down right now =/
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Old 09-08-05, 01:37 PM   #10
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I tried that for the first time in a year.. My legs didn't know how to react..
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Old 09-08-05, 05:07 PM   #11
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but it made me sad
why?
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Man, I'm out of town on business, cooped up in hotel rooms in small-ass towns, and I just got banned for 3 days from my other message board, for saying, and I quote,

"Man, that made me laugh my ass off."

I got banned for because of the "swear filter", because I wrote it as "a*s", instead of just typing "ass" and letting the filter catch it. So much for self-censorship. I was just trying to help...

Damn facists...

EDIT: See?! I can say "ass" here! I love this place!
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Old 09-09-05, 09:35 AM   #13
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You, sir, are worse than Hitler!
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