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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 05-12-06, 10:14 AM   #1
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fakin it

ok, i know there's no law that says you can't, but when you see a dude riding a soma pake with contrasting deep vs, clips, straps, bullhorns, a solitary front brake with an inline lever and basically the whole kit and caboodle and he COASTS to a stop, well, there's a small part of you that says he's fakin the funk. yeah i know he might have stripped the other side and he's using an old freewheel he had laying around to take the bike over to trackstar and pickhimself up a brand new DA 16-tooth, but still, you can't help thinkingÖ
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there is a guy in the city who rides an effing SEROTTA track bike around with a freewheel. ****ing sacrilege.
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freewheels are for pu$$ies. in fact i think this forum should ban the SS part of it. i am serious.
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Old 05-12-06, 10:19 AM   #4
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Iím faking.... at least Iím honest, and only until I can get some shorter cranks on, I had the fixed on last night, went around a corner, hit the pedal on turn exit and nutted myself on the tube...
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freewheels are for pu$$ies. in fact i think this forum should ban the SS part of it. i am serious.
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Ride what you want, but yeah, it is a little strange to see pimped out track bikes coasting.
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Ride what you want, but yeah, it is a little strange to see pimped out track bikes coasting.
i disagree. ride what we say ride. and that is fixed gear. i really want the mods to make a seperate forum for those who aren't strong enough to properly ride a bike.
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i think mark twain would agree,

and just for fun FAKE THE FUNK
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Old 05-12-06, 10:25 AM   #9
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Just to clarify, you guys aren't hating on single speeds in general, just Track frames that are built up SS, correct?
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Old 05-12-06, 10:26 AM   #10
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Ride what you want, but yeah, it is a little strange to see pimped out track bikes coasting.
agreed. Its been happening more and more too. I see people on all sorts of nice track bikes, and I'm just a lil' dissapointed. I mean, its great that they're riding, but I'm sick and tired of being confused and left feeling cheated. The mental dialouge is killer "oooohhh ... purrty track bi... what the ****?? NEWMAN!!!"
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Y'all are some Haterade drinkin' Mo Fo's.
Just remember you get what you give.

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I'll admit, I've done the "Heh, faker" thought. But banning freewheels from this forum? What about coaster brakes? And SS mtb's? You can't deny the love for both of those.
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Just to clarify, you guys aren't hating on single speeds in general, just Track frames that are built up SS, correct?
no we're against SS as a matter of principle. they need their own forum seperate from ours. i mean, what is the POINT of SS? why not just get gears? we really need to get this settled.
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I'll admit, I've done the "Heh, faker" thought. But banning freewheels from this forum? What about coaster brakes? And SS mtb's? You can't deny the love for both of those.
brakes? mtb's? please.
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Derailleurs are a ****ing pain.
That's the appeal of SS.
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i think mark twain would agree,
whats your obsession with twain?
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Derailleurs are a ****ing pain.
That's the appeal of SS.
freewheels are a pain as well. i will repeat. please ride fixed gear or do not post on this forum. thanks.
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I'm the ultimate faker. I can't even ride a bike.
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Haha, I don't know why I'm defending SS.
I'm just gonna pull up a chair and enjoy the show.
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why rain on someone's parade?
it's bike LOVE, remember?
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freewheels are a pain as well. i will repeat. please ride fixed gear or do not post on this forum. thanks.
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no chimbly, it's not. it's "bike love" for fixed gears. and you know it.

eddie has done us all a service in bringing this issue to the forefront.
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Dick doesn't get censored?
Interesting...
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