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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 09-15-05, 01:35 AM   #1
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Its good to be back on campus. Upon discovering a better route, from Balboa Park BART, it is good to be there with bike.

Perhaps due to the trend, I am noticing more bikes, both SS and fixed. Also good. More eye candy. Like that pink conversion locked by HSS. Interesting. Another, in the same spot, with corks in lieu of bar plugs. Very nice. I particularly admire the tan Kogswell with the moustache bars; looks well ridden in.

Why, just today, I was cruising through campus when a baby blue ride caught my eye, so I slowed to check out the specs. Not bad. A nice little conversion. As I leaned in to peek at the rear hub, however, I realized that the bike in question was not locked to the rail. Indeed, it was locked- and u-locked- but only to its own front tire. Egads man! I thought. What a travesty, this. I hung out by that bike for as long as I could afford, to fend off possible evil-doers, and to warn the proprieter of possible ills...alas, I went to class.

Please, lock up your bike. And lock it well. There is no shortage of horror stories here. The Bay Area is certainly no safe haven for the unprotected bike. I realize that no one could have ridden off into the sunset, but anyone could easily have loaded her on MUNI in 2 minutes. I entertained the notion myself...I kinda liked the wheelset.

Did I mention the u-lock was of the older Kryptonite variety?

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Old 09-15-05, 02:05 AM   #2
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i wasn't going to say anything but now that you bring it up i've seen some pretty stupid shet on campus too. Just today, some girl used a crappy thin cable (that i could have cut with a pair of garden shears) to lock her frame to the bike rack then used the u-lock for the rear wheel. other way around smarty. Then i saw another shet for brains lock his/her bike to a short pole with nothing at the top. While we are at it let's include the morons who ride bikes without carrying the neccessities for changing a flat. if you don't have quick release carry around a wrench! Don't tell me "i have a spare tube" that's like saying i have a can of food but nothing to open it with.
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Old 09-15-05, 02:38 AM   #3
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I once saw a bike that had a cable lock wrapped loosely around a quick release seatpost. Even if the seatpost hadn't been QR the lock probably would have slipped over the saddle. It wasn't anything worth stealing in my book as I recall though, not that people won't steal anything they can.
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I managed to lock my bike to ..... my helmet tonight. No attachment to the bike rack, d'oh! It was by Book Buyers in mountain view, ha ha bike theives, you missed out on a very boring Langster!
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At times, oh those times, were I a bit more unethical...a langster, perhaps not so boring to me...
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At times, oh those times, were I a bit more unethical...a langster, perhaps not so boring to me...

desperate for a new bike kevin?
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that's like saying i have a can of food but nothing to open it with.
now you know how my poor cat feels.
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a new free bike? sure...
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just finished building up my nice'n'fancy da wheels for my nice'n'fancy bike and went out for a spin and stopped in for a drink near campus. After not being able to pay for said drink, I went outside to see my bike not locked to anything secure and my wallet sitting on the saddle...I think I need to get more sleep.
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Holy ****. You must have some serious karma points racked up.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, i'd like to introduce moron #1...
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Old 09-16-05, 03:42 AM   #14
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Curious question? How often do you guys just take your bike into class - or the store/cinema/bar? Seems safest just to keep it by your side at all times.

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