Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-04-06, 08:18 PM   #1
raygunner
GG + Wendy O. 4EVA
Thread Starter
 
raygunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Blatz To The Future
Bikes:
Posts: 1,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You Ever See a BF in public but only knew them from BF... OMG!

Today I say Mayonaise on Halsted going into the bank after hopping of his little Masi conversion.

It was funny because I knew who he was from BF but I've never met the guy.

I've run into people I've seen on Myspace & I've seen there name but it's a new experience being BF related and all.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
__________________
raygunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:22 PM   #2
sr20det
team mascot
 
sr20det's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada - Toronto
Bikes: gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
Posts: 1,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i don't want to talk about this haha.
I've asked people if they were from BF and they gave me the WTF look.
sr20det is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:27 PM   #3
raygunner
GG + Wendy O. 4EVA
Thread Starter
 
raygunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Blatz To The Future
Bikes:
Posts: 1,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Really?

Like you knew about their special little place?
__________________
raygunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:28 PM   #4
cavit8
Shiftless bum
 
cavit8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Bikes: Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
Posts: 2,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's because you don't know the password. The password is "barbeque pork buns". As you seem uncomfortable with your past experience, I'll try to come in to the shop in the next couple of weeks. I'm a tall blonde and will be wearing spandex shorts and a team jersey. Just come up behind me and clearly and distinctly say the password.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??
cavit8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:30 PM   #5
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At the Stupor Bowl a couple kids recognized my bike and came up to me.
It was cool.
I actually had hoped it would happen more.
Remember to say hi when you see the white Bianchi this saturday, Raygunner.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:30 PM   #6
gastonmat
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I met some random guy at my friends house last weekend and we started talking about fixed gears and randomly he said "LBS" and then stopped and said "local bike shop" and I think I responded "internet nerd" at which point we both realized we both spend too much time on BF without having said anything about it.
gastonmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:43 PM   #7
hmai18
Cannondale Shill
 
hmai18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kingston, ON, CAN.
Bikes: '06 CAAD8, SRAM Rival/Force and fixie of unknown origin
Posts: 1,695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Somebody recognized me and my bike at the Crit Mass ride in Ottawa last week. Unfortunately, I don't remember their screen name or real name (sorry!).
hmai18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:46 PM   #8
ThaRiddla
shot pulling robot
 
ThaRiddla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Trek 400 Single Speed, Nishiki Olympic 12 fixed gear conversion
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just assume that everyone with a nice fixed in Chicago is on BF.
ThaRiddla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 08:50 PM   #9
jaypee
succumbs to errata
 
jaypee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: WI
Bikes:
Posts: 741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There's one person in my town that's here, but he always seems to be in permanant lurk mode. You know who you are...
jaypee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 09:01 PM   #10
tlupfer
...
 
tlupfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes:
Posts: 708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i saw herent slouched in a dark alley, getting drunk before a show at the triple rock. i said hi, explained i recognized him from the internet and let him get back to drinking.
tlupfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 09:12 PM   #11
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the only forumer i can think of seeing around and knowing from bike forums but not real life is msngr
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 09:14 PM   #12
raygunner
GG + Wendy O. 4EVA
Thread Starter
 
raygunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Blatz To The Future
Bikes:
Posts: 1,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlupfer
i saw herent slouched in a dark alley, getting drunk before a show at the triple rock. i said hi, explained i recognized him from the internet and let him get back to drinking.
Yeah!

Was he listening to The Spits' "Take Back The Alley" on his boombox?
__________________
raygunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 09:25 PM   #13
Nubie
Senior Member
 
Nubie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: '00 Trek 7200, '04 Fuji Newest WSD
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaRiddla
I just assume that everyone with a nice fixed in Chicago is on BF.
Me too. Especially at Critical Mass.

And everytime raygunner posts, I do a double take because I worked with someone named Ray Gunn.
__________________
"Hill" is just "hell" mispelled....
Nubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 09:46 PM   #14
kennethalan
while my car gently weeps
 
kennethalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Worth-Dallas-Austin
Bikes:
Posts: 946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had someone recognize me from a photo of my bike too. They said it was their computer desktop. They were just visiting town too. He was definitely shocked. It was a good time.
kennethalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 09:59 PM   #15
~stella
worst luck ever
 
~stella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: philadelphia
Bikes:
Posts: 244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i spyed wangster in trackstar one time. i only knew it was him because he was talking about that keirin frame he was trying to sell.

sneaky sneaky sneaky me...
~stella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 10:22 PM   #16
Landgolier
THIS SPACE FOR RENT
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaRiddla
I just assume that everyone with a nice fixed in Chicago is on BF.
Mine's a POS (by BF/FGG standards) and I'm on here.
Landgolier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-06, 10:34 PM   #17
brokenrobot
Sweetened with Splenda
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Brooklyn, Alabama
Bikes: Too many 80s roadbikes!
Posts: 2,335
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know who a lot of the NYC people are because I've seen them around... but I *think* only one knows who I am. FUN!
brokenrobot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 12:21 AM   #18
jandops
Senior Member
 
jandops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i saw nolageek locking his bike up in the french quarter once. i knew him from his wantanabe. hes the only other BF guy in the pkNOLA that i know of.
jandops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 12:26 AM   #19
r-dub
likes avocadoes
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes: heh, like that info would fit here...
Posts: 1,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sometimes I'll just ask random guys who I see around San Francisco on track bikes if they're BF'ers. It's gotten me into more trouble than I'd care to mention.
r-dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 12:45 AM   #20
kisha
Don't sweat the technique
 
kisha's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Logan Square, Chicago
Bikes: 1973 Fuji Flair fixed, 1971 3-speed schwinn breeze cruiser, 1980s Panasonic Village fixed
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The only person I know is Sean/ $0.00/gal because I knew him pre-BF. Other than that I haven't been able to put faces to BFers.

So if you see a fat black girl with dreadlocks rolling on an ugly yellow fuji mixte, give me a fist pump.
kisha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 06:21 AM   #21
Aeroplane
jack of one or two trades
 
Aeroplane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Suburbia, CT
Bikes: Old-ass gearie hardtail MTB, fix-converted Centurion LeMans commuter, SS hardtail monster MTB
Posts: 5,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nubie
...I worked with someone named Ray Gunn.
Sideways stories from Wayside school?
Aeroplane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 06:40 AM   #22
powers2b
Listen to me
 
powers2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lexus Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 2,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anyone here know shants?

Enjoy
powers2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 06:42 AM   #23
travsi
i don't stop
 
travsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: basel, switzerland
Bikes: soma rush, giro
Posts: 1,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i met up with shiznaz in paris.
__________________
velospace
travsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 06:47 AM   #24
fordfasterr
One speed: FAST !
 
fordfasterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bikes: Ebay Bikes... =)
Posts: 3,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kisha
........... give me a fist pump.

omg.
fordfasterr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-06, 07:01 AM   #25
chimblysweep
dc pirate, 4evah.
 
chimblysweep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: seattle
Bikes: several. blue. fun.
Posts: 3,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i was in a bike shop in dc with sashae last weekend, and two guys recognized my interweb self...
"hey bumblebee!" and "it's janie!"
the first guy recognized my bag. the second guy was on flickr and recognized janie. he asked if his bike could have its photo taken with janie:

at races lots of people from BF introduce themselves - several who are more lurkers than posters. i think this is all cuz i post alot, i post alot of photos, and my stuff is all sorta different.
chimblysweep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:30 AM.