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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 01-27-06, 07:29 PM   #1
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Seattle heads, help me out.

Im going to be in Seattle for about 5 days. What should I do where should I go? I know nothing about the city. Anyone want to rent me a 60cm fixie? Any cool shops to check out? Cafes, Bars, Record stores, Galleries etc etc

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Old 01-27-06, 07:38 PM   #2
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what are you interested in? Because there are lots of tourists stuff and then there are just regular stuff.
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Old 01-27-06, 07:48 PM   #3
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Neighborhoods?

White Center
Seatac
Ranier Valley

On the real suggestion note, Easy Street is a place I like to go when I'm up in Seattle for cd's and records.
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Old 01-27-06, 08:13 PM   #4
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I go to Everday Music on Broadway open till midnight with a huge selections of used and new and scuffs. Also Sonic Boom is great on capitol hill, ballards, & fremont.

neigborhoods:
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Old 01-27-06, 08:47 PM   #5
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Last year friends and I made a pilgrimage to Bruce Lee's grave on his birthday in Seattle. Yup, the true master is buried there.

http://www.allbrucelee.com/article/b...grave_site.htm
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When I go back to Seattle, I like to go to

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-Linda's - Capitol hill
-Lock and Keel - Ballard
-Alibi - Wallingford (25 cent pool, cheap beer)
-Comet - Capitol hill
-Canterbury - Capitol hill

Music Venues
-Tractor - Ballard


Lots has changed in Seattle since I left, but downtown is still pretty dead.
Only reason to go downtown is to do tourist stuff like pike place and space
needle. Oh yeah, if you want an awesome sandwich, Mario Battali's dad owns
a sandwich place called "Salumi." Go check it out. Awesome sandwiches there.
They've got weird hours though. Mario Battali is from the food network, if you
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Old 01-27-06, 10:24 PM   #7
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oh my.. the alibi.. i used to live in that one.. what a weird colection of coke heads and boozers
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the alibi room in pike place is kinda sweet. lindas is fun. and check the venue listings before you leave (thestranger.com is a good place to find out whats going on), theres likely a band playing youll want to see.
i second the everyday music suggestion. kinda like amoeba, to give you a reference.
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linda's also does awesome breakfast on weekends....the cowboy taco is SO SO good.

Also go to Hot MaMa's pizze on capitol hill...good stuff.
I also like the Honey Hole (bar/sandwich place) on capitol hill
Cal Anderson Park is really nice on capitol hill
Bills' is also good (bar/pizza) on capitol hill
Bauhaus for coffee on capitol hill

I live on capitol hill so it's pretty much what I know.

DT is just for shopping and tourists stuff.
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I B&O still open? I used to spend countless hours there. What about sit and spin, I heard it went upscale. Obviously I haven't lived in Seattle for a few years.
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Nobody has mentioned Bop Street Records yet. If you are into vinyl, you MUST go.

Favorite music venues:

The Sunset Tavern
The Crocodile Cafe
The Triple Door (more of an upscale/jazz-type joint, but awesome sound and great food. Well worth the $$$)

Favorite restaurants:

Gordito's
Cafe Flora
Agua Verde
Via Tribunali on Capitol Hill is supposed to be really badass pizza. I haven't gone yet myself though.

Coffee:

Lighthouse Roasters
Vivace
Caffe Vita

Bars:

Hattie's Hat
The Bus Stop
The Cha Cha Lounge (if you want the Seattle scenester experience)
The Summit Tavern (It's the Tour de France bar in July, but a nice place year-round - next to Top Pot Donuts too!)
The Tin Hat
9 Pound Hammer

Emerald City Guitars is definitely worth a stop if you're into that kind of thing. That and Elliott Bay Book Co. are good reasons to go to Pioneer Square. I avoid Pioneer Square like the plague at night though. Too many drunk idiots.
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Old 01-30-06, 04:07 PM   #12
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sweet, thanks for all the good info guys. Appreciate it.
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I have a 60-61 you can friggin have if you bring some wheels with you.
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thursday nights at 7pm theres a group of people that leave from westlake center. cool ride with lots of fixed gear people. we check out and ride all around town.

tell them derrick sent you and you'll be in like flynn. anyones welcome
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