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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 02-05-06, 07:48 PM   #1
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il Pompino sighting

Spent the weekend at the U of M campus in Minneapolis. Saw lots of people on bikes wearing facemasks. Saw a few fixed gear riders. I haunted the local bike shops in my spare time. One of the shops in Dinky Town had a really cool On-One il Pompino single speed. This one had flat handlebars. I think most have road bars don't they? Anyway, its a good thing it was too big for me. I don't need to spend $500 on a bike.
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Old 02-05-06, 07:49 PM   #2
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I built one up for a friend with a nexus 8spd hub and flat bars. Nice bike.
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Old 02-05-06, 08:25 PM   #3
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pompinos are no fun at all.
waste of money,
don't buy one.
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Old 02-05-06, 08:29 PM   #4
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pompinos are no fun at all.
waste of money,
don't buy one.
You have one, right? Or were you just joking and it flew right over my head.........
By the way, you look kinda cute on yours.............
And by the way Pinky P, I got my bike back from the railing of Hard Times, the good ole boys at the Lake Street Penn Cycle were nice enough to only charge me $30 to saw it off! Bastards!!!! And I used to work there too!!!!!!! Yes I'm a little bitter.
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I'm just trying to goad one of you into buying it so they'll think they have a good thing going and stock some more. It was the only On-One in the shop.
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Old 02-05-06, 08:36 PM   #6
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Just buy a Surly.....
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You have one, right? Or were you just joking and it flew right over my head.........
By the way, you look kinda cute on yours.............
And by the way Pinky P, I got my bike back from the railing of Hard Times, the good ole boys at the Lake Street Penn Cycle were nice enough to only charge me $30 to saw it off! Bastards!!!! And I used to work there too!!!!!!! Yes I'm a little bitter.
i'm bitter too.
for far different reasons.

glad ya got yer bike back.

and my ******* IS my boyfriend,
so i hope i look kinda cute on top of him.

hope it doesn't take too long for you to figure that one out...
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Guess I'm a liitle slow tonight, 'cause I have no idea what's going on anymore............
Off topic Pink P, but do you know if the kitchen manager will be in tomorrow? And if so, day or night? Pleasemeexcuseme about t-rock...
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'Pompino'.

Hee hee. Wonder how many you'd see flying over them Tuscan hills?

On-Ones, that is.
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Spent the weekend at the U of M campus in Minneapolis. Saw lots of people on bikes wearing facemasks. Saw a few fixed gear riders.
you only say a few fixed gear riders? (I think there were ~300 fixed gear riders in town this weekend)
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When I go to the U, it's always because of a tennis tournament at the Baseline. So, I always hang-out in Dinky Town. I only saw the usual lot of students on bikes. I did make it over to the Hub bike co-op on Saturday to troll for used frames. Got a stiff neck looking at the ceiling.
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i'm bitter too.
for far different reasons.

glad ya got yer bike back.

and my ******* IS my boyfriend,
so i hope i look kinda cute on top of him.

hope it doesn't take too long for you to figure that one out...
hey pink!
i am totally with ya on pompinos!!! and btw--ya know if the famous colonel angus has been seen up yer way? anyone seen colonel angus??
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What does he look like?
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