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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 10-14-05, 10:53 AM   #1
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Paul McCartney on a fix

uhh i cant find the pic online but you can see it in the new issue of rolling stone.
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Old 10-14-05, 10:56 AM   #2
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At least Ringo isn't riding one. The third lamest Beatle is a Beatle nonetheless.
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Old 10-14-05, 11:09 AM   #3
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i gotta admit i used to diss paul too... but ive been listening to those anthologies.. and his demo of "she came in through the bathroom window" is pretty nuts...its amazing to me he recorded that in the 60s... im starting to realize he had some great songs... john had his share of dumb songs too.. the whole "sir" thing is ******** though

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Old 10-14-05, 11:15 AM   #4
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Oh, don't get me wrong, I love Paul. He's had a few really solid solo records, but let's be honest, John and George didn't record "Ebony and Ivory," nor are they responsible for Wings.
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Old 10-14-05, 11:17 AM   #5
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no.. but john died.. and was doing lots of drugs.. who knows where he was gonna go in the 80s... i have a feeling it would have been pretty ugly also

but then again.. i think paul wrote most of "when im 64"... i think thats one of the worst songs ever
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Old 10-14-05, 11:31 AM   #6
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paul is the true soul of the beatles, john was a good front man and yoko needs clinging onto her only claim to fame, which was marrying john.
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Old 10-14-05, 11:33 AM   #7
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In my opinion, George was the greatest Beatle. Sure, he didn't write as much, but when he did, it was pure genius. "Something" is one of the best songs ever written and his solo catalogue blows both John's and Paul's out of the water.
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Old 10-14-05, 11:36 AM   #8
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have you heard the acoustic version of "while my guitar gently weeps" its pretty great.. honestly i can nnever tell the 3 apart.. i always have to ask beatle geek friends
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Old 10-14-05, 11:43 AM   #9
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Paul "You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Freedom"* McCartney on a fixie? Well, folks, it's been a good run, but I suppose it's back to derailleurs and two brake levers for me.

* in case anyone forgot, McCartney wrote this one to cheer along the US invasion of Afghanistan:

Paul McCartney - Freedom

This is my right
A right given by God
To live a free life
To live in freedom

Talkin' about freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

Anyone tries to take it away
They'll have to answer
'Cause this is my right

I'm talkin' about freedom
Talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

Everybody talkin' 'bout freedom
We're talkin' 'bout freedom
We will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
Talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
We will fight
For the right
To live in freedom
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Old 10-14-05, 11:44 AM   #10
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i'd say this puts a definitive end to all discussions over whether or not the fixie thing has jumped the shark.

paul macartney on a fixie in rolling stone == massive shark jumpage.
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Old 10-14-05, 11:47 AM   #11
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does it say why he is on the bike?
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Old 10-14-05, 11:49 AM   #12
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agreed. jumped the shark. where is my special rolling stone/beatles edition timbuk2 bag?
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Old 10-14-05, 11:56 AM   #13
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haha in Sir Fixalots defense it's a real old timey bike. not very fancy. it does have some cute fenders tho. wish i could find it.
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Old 10-14-05, 11:58 AM   #14
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agreed. jumped the shark. where is my special rolling stone/beatles edition timbuk2 bag?
no way chrome got the exclusive rights to it
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dudes -- seriously -- I understand the slagging on Paul. He's the sweet, dorky, goodie-two-shoes Beatle... BUT, you know what else? He was/is a freaking MUSICAL GENIUS people! Give the guy some slack. Not only was his songwriting stellar, he was also an amazing musician who could play pretty much every instrument. Man, check that guitar solo on "Taxman". ***** is badass. Sure he plays the Superbowl now. Whatever. Don't hate on a guy who has one of the most impressive bodies of work of ANY ARTIST ever.
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Old 10-14-05, 01:32 PM   #16
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Paul "You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Freedom"* McCartney on a fixie? Well, folks, it's been a good run, but I suppose it's back to derailleurs and two brake levers for me.

* in case anyone forgot, McCartney wrote this one to cheer along the US invasion of Afghanistan:

Paul McCartney - Freedom

This is my right
A right given by God
To live a free life
To live in freedom

Talkin' about freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

Anyone tries to take it away
They'll have to answer
'Cause this is my right

I'm talkin' about freedom
Talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

Everybody talkin' 'bout freedom
We're talkin' 'bout freedom
We will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
Talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight
For the right
To live in freedom

I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
We will fight
For the right
To live in freedom
those are the worst lyrics i've ever read.
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Old 10-14-05, 01:57 PM   #17
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george harrison wrote blue jay way. nuff said.
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Old 10-14-05, 03:21 PM   #18
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agreed. jumped the shark. where is my special rolling stone/beatles edition timbuk2 bag?

I want one too ...
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those are the worst lyrics i've ever read.
and pretty ******* frightening too.
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Old 10-14-05, 07:58 PM   #20
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you guy's are dissin' the beat's!

come on, everyone has a bad day or two!

let it be!

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Old 10-14-05, 08:05 PM   #21
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you can't front on the beetles plain and simple - recognize.
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Old 10-14-05, 09:14 PM   #22
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You guys, I believe it's a coaster brake with a front brake. It's got the clamp on the left chainstay...
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It's funny, I LOVE the Beatles, I just hate John, Paul, George and Ringo. 99.9% of any of their solo stuff is pure horse****, except for "Photograph"(-Ringo,) and "Say Say Say"(-McCartney/Jackson[!]) And modmon has perhaps the greatest avatar of all time.
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Old 10-15-05, 04:46 AM   #24
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George's solo stuff is crap? Wash your mouth out with soap, my friend.
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On the subject of avatars, krispistoferson's is pretty funny. Modmon's kinda scares me. Really.
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