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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)

View Poll Results: I hate aluminium because
Steel is cooler 29 24.79%
I'm convinced steel is superior 65 55.56%
I love my aluminium bike 23 19.66%
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Old 12-07-05, 04:09 PM   #1
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Steel is for hipsters

Well, here we go
Have fun!
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Old 12-07-05, 04:10 PM   #2
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you really need to act like you are serious when you post these inflammatory threads.. that's when the **** really gets started.
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Old 12-07-05, 04:11 PM   #3
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He was riding his steel bike in DC... but he did't race cuz he was too drunk... instead marceli hung out at a checkpoint and got even drunker.
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Old 12-07-05, 04:14 PM   #4
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all my bikes are aluminium wang...
shants, i'm not serious..

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Old 12-07-05, 04:19 PM   #5
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oops sorry hammer... well... I was right about you being drunk off your ass though... fun times...
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Old 12-07-05, 04:20 PM   #6
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Damn, aluminum has it right now.
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Old 12-07-05, 04:23 PM   #7
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marceli, obviously, hah.
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I had to vote for steel M. I am too old to learn new tricks
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You old assss , damn steel is winning, lots of hipsters i guess
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Old 12-07-05, 04:38 PM   #10
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Well, here we go
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show me a sexy affordable al frame
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Old 12-07-05, 04:48 PM   #12
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jesus christ, this hipster **** is getting ridiculous.
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Old 12-07-05, 05:02 PM   #13
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poland is for hipsters
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this is like teabagdog's POST YOUR BEER CAN thread. i won't ride aluminum because i weight 220
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aluminum hurts.

especially when the road's been cracked by X-treeeme summer heat.
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Old 12-07-05, 05:06 PM   #16
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labeling yourself a "non-hipster" is just as ****ing ******** as saying someone is a hipster

ride whatever you like, jesus
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awesome...
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I drink beer from steel cans.
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yep...really getting old, I just picture everyone on this board laughing nervously everytime some one makes a hipster joke...
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Steel has a longer fatigue life. The bike will last forever. Aluminum weakens with time. You people need to find something a little bit less played out and even less socially relevant to post 'i'm bored' threads about.
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show me a sexy affordable al frame
Who said it had to be affordable? I don't remember seeing anything about 'affordable aluminum frames'
in the OP.

translation: Ya gets whatcha pay for. Steel, or Aluminum Unobtanium whatever!

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Aluminum hurts.
Especially when the road's been cracked...
The fact that it hurts you is subjective to the qaulity of the bike. While the ride may seem harsh on the road, remember that the manufacturer did not design any track bike to be heavily road ridden, and the ride comfort of all track bikes are geometry-specific to smooth, banked surfaces.

Try a high end, aluminum bike with carbon or steel forks and seatpost, and see what you think.
If it still hurts after that, then there's always the 'get stronger' method.
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this is like teabagdog's POST YOUR BEER CAN thread. i won't ride aluminum because i weight 220
That was my thread. Lose some weight by riding a bicycle.
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oh i thought it was his. my buuuad.

i'm almost 6'3", so i mean, i can drop some but not a whole lot more
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I'm posing as a hipster being ironic by telling people that I'm a hipster when I'm reallly just posing as a hipster being ironic by telling people that I'm a hipster. In actuality, I am too old to be either.
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I'm posing as a hipster being ironic by telling people that I'm a hipster when I'm reallly just posing as a hipster being ironic by telling people that I'm a hipster.
Where is that from originally? Dr. Suess I presume?

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