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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 05-04-06, 03:58 PM   #1
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Geared road bikes to be a minority in the U.S. in weeks!

"Every city has a critically high amount of fixed-gear conversions that will result in a greatly diminished road frame population. In America, even the members of BFSSFG have officially projected that classic road frames will become a minority in four or five months due to filing of braze-ons and “rattle can” paintjobs. We will be outnumbered and outvoted in the forums our mods built! The current death rate of 1.25 frames per 20-something forum member means that for each 100 roadbikes, after only five weeks there will be less than 10. In fact, it is questionable if they will survive for another two weeks, at most. In roughly 10 weeks, classic European frames will be nearly extinct. Unless the hipsters change their thinking soon, Bike Forums (and the FGG) is going to degenerate to a mass of criminal flat-black painted savages. Mercians are flooding into the U.S. by the millions and have practically taken over San Francisco and New York. Millions of BFSSFG members working as an organized armed force towards a united cause, can and will become the mightiest force on the face of the earth. There is nothing that can stop them. Organized and united, the BFSSFG is ten times more powerful than the rest of the forums combined. The first step you can take is to become a zealous promoter of aesthetics and unite your slumbering 400-500 million BF members. We and we alone have the skills. Make no mistake about it — the classic road bikes will soon unite by the millions and fight for their survival, or they will be exterminated. No Time To Lose. If this drags on much longer, classic road frames will actually be in a hopeless position to fight back and survive. You have no choice, no way out, 10 speeds! 12 speeds! It's either fight or die! It's either fight or die! We Must Fight! We Must Win! Bike Power!"
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Old 05-04-06, 04:00 PM   #2
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That's more like it.
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Old 05-04-06, 04:02 PM   #3
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thriftcore wins teh intarnets.

please step to the stage to collect your award.

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Old 05-04-06, 05:24 PM   #6
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Old 05-04-06, 05:27 PM   #7
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Old 05-04-06, 05:52 PM   #8
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I'm way ahead of you. I've secretly been buying up all the classic road bikes off ebay under about a dozen different screen names.

The Paramounts I'm grinding up, sandblasting, beating with a rusty chain then having them poorly rechromed. The Italian bikes get the grinder taken to all the brazeons, sandblasted, then a nice thick runny coat of Krylon is applied. The french bikes get "cold set" to 135 spacing, bottom brackets and headsets drilled out to clense them of their frenchness, and set up as "29ers" then ridden off a cliff. Finally for my master stroke. all British frames are having their lugs and seat stays filled with bondo, then a faux carbon finish is laboriously applied with stickum paper.

In this way only crappy roadbikes from the 70s will be left, and the "road bike" will be remembered ever more for the impure mongrel it really is. Ethnic cleansing!!!

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Old 05-04-06, 06:02 PM   #9
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I've kinda thought about buying a bunch of old motobecanes, peugots, nishikis, and schwinns locally. I mean they go for 50$ a frame. I've even gotten a motobecane short of a seatpost, saddle and wheels for just 50 at YBP. I figure I can build em up SS,fg,geared or whatever and have a blast just scouring used parts and building up bikes under 100.

man I love the resources here.
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Old 05-04-06, 06:10 PM   #12
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You still need a logo and some "fixed power" links.
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You still need a logo and some "fixed power" links.
and image of flags of countries that are known to produce bike stuff.
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and image of flags of countries that are known to produce bike stuff.
TAIWAN-POWER!!!!
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