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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 02-25-06, 04:26 AM   #1
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a beautiful sentence...and true.

http://www.umcycling.com/faq1.htm

second faq, first sentence.
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Old 02-25-06, 09:34 AM   #2
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"The bicycle ridden on the track is different from the one ridden on the road, and it is one of the simplest and most beautifully designed machines in the world."

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Old 02-25-06, 11:18 AM   #3
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I don't think it's a very beautiful sentence at all. It sounds kind of awkward to me, to tell you the truth.
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Old 02-25-06, 11:38 AM   #4
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December 2005 Harper's has a memoir by Scott Korb, "All That I Have Is Yours", with some rather eloquent comments on fixed gear riding. Good read in general. It's off news stands, but should be in libraries.
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humanc- were you posting drunk again?

In an effort to make that sentence prettier I ran it through babelfish and translated it to french

La bicyclette montée sur la voie est différente de celle montée sur la route, et elle est l'une des machines les plus simples et le plus admirablement conçues dans le monde.

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The bicycle assembled on the way is different from that assembled on the road, and it is one of the simplest machines and most admirably conceived in the world.

ahh... much better.
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