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    Good for Business koyman's Avatar
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    Madison Fixed Community +1

    A friend helped me (/I helped a friend) make the conversion about a week ago. I did my first skid down a gentle hill on new blacktop on a rainy night. I love riding fixed. Pink front brake cable, short* flatbar is me. Say 'hi.' Love me.

    *Not originally on purpose, but it looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koyman
    A friend helped me (/I helped a friend) make the conversion about a week ago. I did my first skid down a gentle hill on new blacktop on a rainy night. I love riding fixed. Pink front brake cable, short* flatbar is me. Say 'hi.' Love me.

    *Not originally on purpose, but it looks really cool.
    Walking up State street last night on the return leg of a food run, and mere hours after reading your post, I spot a grey-ish conversion with silly-narrow bars and pink cable housing. "Must be dude from Bike Forums," I think to myself.

    Hi.

    The nice weather bike is hibernating now, but if you see a rather nondescript black Fuji with a silver saddle, that'd be my winter ride.

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    Hey y'all
    New to the fixed/SS here in Madison
    Just finished my first build this last Sunday
    White '72 Bottecchia frame w/faded ancient white fenders
    Moustache bars
    Brooks B5N
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    (if it wasn't so dark after work, I'd get some pics up)

    I've only gotten a chance to ride it briefly on Sunday (the original Mafac centre-pull brakes are a bit scary, need adjustment)
    really it's the first time I've ridden a fixie and I'm a bit tentative (not being the young stud like most of you FG blokes)... don't know if I'll be skidding right off
    any tips for the first few rides? (I have a SS Freewheel on the other side)
    Want to use it for my commute as well

    any hoo... I'll keep an eye out for the pink

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    do you guys know who plays bike polo in that park right off patterson on the near east side? I've seen them twice on sundays when I was up in madison visiting my girlfriend.

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    yep. one o' them is what helped me build my fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0x4C
    Walking up State street last night on the return leg of a food run, and mere hours after reading your post, I spot a grey-ish conversion with silly-narrow bars and pink cable housing. "Must be dude from Bike Forums," I think to myself.

    Hi.

    The nice weather bike is hibernating now, but if you see a rather nondescript black Fuji with a silver saddle, that'd be my winter ride.
    Yep, 'twas me. It was a 'manta' to begin with, but I just got done removing the decals (orange-- it doesn't go with pink). I'll keep an eye out for your fuji.

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    have you played at all? I'm up in madison fairly often...I'd like to play sometime or at least give it a shot

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    I haven't, but I've always wanted to. Now I can. It takes place sundays, the time = i'm not sure, but I'll find out. should be fun now that we've got a bit o' snow.

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    Bike polo is at 12:30 on Sundays. While the field is still nice they play on the grass. When its muddy or snowy they move to the pavement (tennis courts on top of the building on the west side of the park). They are always looking for more people to play so you all should certainly go!

    http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/node/29

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    Yay! I'm gonna be thar tomorrow. First time for me; it's gonna be swell, I know it.

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    Anyone in here know Wes, Jamie or Earl?
    Just curious.

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    i know jamie, but i haven't talked to him in far too long

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    I know all three, to varying extents. I also know (who) you (are).

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    madison fixed +2!
    -that is all-

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    hey, i just moved here 2 months ago and ride a black mercier with yellow wrapped bullhorns. i'm definitely up for bike polo.

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