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    Boulder Fixies?

    Ok, I know there was a thread on this about a year ago, but I bet there are some new ones out there.

    Anybody else in Boulder? We should put together a pub crawl, or something.

    If you see a flat black fixie with chrome chopped drops bullhorns thats me, say hey.

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    Was just down in Boulder today. I have a fixie, and know a lot of the fixer's up here in FoCo. I go to that other school....
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    I was in Boulder yesterday, but it was on the geared bike 'cause I was tired. There's a crew of fixie riders in Longmont.

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    I counted a dozen fixies during my two day stay in Denver. Another three in Ft. Collins.
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    ^ Woot!

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    Hey powerjb, you go to CU right? Do you by any chance ride a black Waltworks w/bullhorns? God, just this semester there is at least a dozen fixies on campus! Hope to see ya around.

    Oh,BTW I ride a green Schwinn Paramount wtih drop bars

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    i'm in longmont. celeste bianchi eros convert. and a surly crosscheck all fendered and racked up. mostly a mtb guy; these are my "trails are wet, i'll hit the road" toys, and the commuter. normally crusie the rollers between boulder-longmont-loveland for some 20-40 mile spins.

    a pub crawl sounds good.....

    edit: large group of front range folks i ride with hang out on the mtbr.com front range board. quite a few around the boulder/longmont area. mostly mtb folk, but most have a road bike of some kind as well. or an urban playtime bike of some sort. check that place out if you feel so inclined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosetoth
    Hey powerjb, you go to CU right? Do you by any chance ride a black Waltworks w/bullhorns? God, just this semester there is at least a dozen fixies on campus! Hope to see ya around.

    Oh,BTW I ride a green Schwinn Paramount wtih drop bars
    Yeah, I do go to CU, but no Waltworks. Mines the unbadged, matte black conversion with untaped chrome chopped drops, black brooks, and egg beaters. You're not kidding, i've seen so many around campus lately. But the brakeless/platform combo i've seen a few times is sketching me out.

    I'll keep a lookout for your bike.

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    Sup guys, Im one of the noob riders in boulder. I just picked up a steamroller and have been quite happy with it. There are TON'S o ****ing fixed gears on campus, pistas as far as the eye can see, and i hear you about the no brake/platform sketchyness. Moosetoth i think we may have spoken today about my brake lever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerjb
    the brakeless/platform combo i've seen a few times is sketching me out
    Dude I've totally seen that guy parked at the art building. He's got a black steamroller with moustache bars and BMX flats - the dude's nuts! I ended up running into him this summer and asked him how he stops and he just said "you ride like you're never meant to stop." Talk about having flow (and a pair for that matter). Now that you mention it I'm pretty sure I've seen your ride parked at the UMC a couple of times. There's also another brakeless fixie with untaped cut-offs but its brown(schwinn I think).
    Oh, DenhamCla, I think you're right. The reason I asked is because I tried the pried-open brakelever trick before and was able to get it on but the lever snapped at the hinge about a month later - thank god I knew how to skid by then. I'm scoping out the e-bay deals for cross-top levers right now. Let me know if you want one.

    Here's a question for both you guys, how do you like cut-offs for Boulder's hillyness? I'm thinking of making one for the winter since there doesn't seem to be any point for drops in the snow/sleet.

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