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    無くなった HereNT's Avatar
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    To coast or not to coast

    I ran across this blog entry this morning - kind of funny, if you ask me:

    http://askwobg.blogspot.com/2005/11/...-to-coast.html

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    never coast. never.

    out.

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    i love how OWBG is all over the NJS stuff.

    & here's the first commenter "My not-very-humble opinion: If you are gonna ride fixed on the street, you NEED a front brake; no ifs, ands, or buts. Yeah, I know the Cool Kids do not have brakes, but they are secretly the Fool Kids."

    oooooooh, that hurt
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    I can coast ... as long as I unclip and "hug" the frame with my legs.
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    I like this part:"They look elegant and classic, and they boost their riders' self-esteem by implying skill and daring."

    I don't know if I agree, it just makes me giggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mueslix
    I like this part:"They look elegant and classic, and they boost their riders' self-esteem by implying skill and daring."

    I don't know if I agree, it just makes me giggle.
    I do agree with that. That clean loop of chain sans drealiures has always apealed to me aesthetically, and while I doubt it effects many people's opinion of me, riding fixed does do something for my self esteem to which is different. I don't think riding fixed is difficult, but it is different, it's a specific skill, and adding that to my ever-growing list of cycling skills does make me feel good about myself.

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    that blog is awesome. Thanks HereNT. Going in my favorites bookmarks.

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    I do like the clean lines, but that's purely my minimalist, retro aesthetics.

    I think going ss, and then fixed, boosted my riding self-esteem. Then again, some of my more foolhardy stunts have happened while riding fixed. I don't think of myself as a skilled rider. I know that there's so much to learn.

    I'd equate it with learning a martial art. I know a little more than a complete newbie and feel comfortable talking about those basics and showing them the little bit I know. But I defer to people with more knowledge and experience than I have, and try to learn as much from them as I can without completely jumping too far beyond my skillset.

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    I know the Cool Kids do not have brakes, but they are secretly the Fool Kids.

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    damn...this whole time...nothing but a fool


    "Such is the human condition."
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    Seemed pretty accurate to me.

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    except for the recomendation of a 40x18 (holy whole lot of spinning) i thought that was actually a pretty decent article...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous
    ******bags.


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    Some people ask too many questions. Borrow a friends ride. If you like it, fix your bike up, if you don't, move on with life.

    Too much god**** handholding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gally99
    except for the recomendation of a 40x18 (holy whole lot of spinning) i thought that was actually a pretty decent article...

    Or he lives in a Pittsburgh like topography
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