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 08-09-06, 11:40 AM   #1
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What is wrong with me?

i can't figure it out. i'm 300 miles from the nearest velodrome. the closest thing i've got is a high school track nearby (scratch races, anyone?)... i already own 4 good bicycles, and can only ride one at a time. now i've been putting an obsessive amount of thought into building up a track-specific bike- the real deal, not just another street machine... what is wrong with me? should i see a doctor? should i cease practicing sprint skips and track stands? should i throw away my rollers and stay off the streets? is there a twelve-step program for fixaholism? this isn't right at all.
eurotrash666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 11:43 AM   #2
acavengo
a.k.a. ace
 
acavengo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Timonium, MD
Bikes: Dahon Jetstream XP; Dahon Boardwalk (fixed)
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just sell one or more of your current bikes, I heard it makes people feel better.

Oh yeah, and I am looking for a street machine with track dropouts by the way.

Last edited by acavengo; 08-09-06 at 12:21 PM.
acavengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 11:50 AM   #3
rodny71
_________
 
rodny71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Queens, NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
fyxamatosis?
rodny71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 12:30 PM   #4
BJ Hunnycutt
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Packer hell
Bikes: fixed only
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get married. It will cure you of spending large amounts of money on bikes.
BJ Hunnycutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 12:31 PM   #5
calculus
coventry rat
 
calculus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: cleveland
Bikes: gitane criterium bernard hinault beast, bmc streetfire
Posts: 294
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
not so much twelve steps as it is 12 alleycat beer stops
calculus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 12:47 PM   #6
Jesse M
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: out and on the parkway
Bikes:
Posts: 949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes, throw away your rollers and give them to me.
Jesse M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 12:57 PM   #7
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Go ride your KHS...that will clear your head
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 01:18 PM   #8
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)
+1 on selling.
I was up to 17 bikes when I thought "This is silly".
I've sold three and looking forward to selling more.
My ppal account is <FAT> and I'll probably spend it on a custom when I sell a few more bikes.
powers2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 02:53 PM   #9
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yesss... that's it. if i sell lots of my stuff, i'll have more room in the house for more bikes! my sofa with the cat-clawed arms have got to be worth a few bucks, and the second-hand table lamps... wait, i need those. i can't wrench in the dark. i've got some old jeans with stains and holes, i've heard that those are worth a lot of money on ebay... there may be a solution here. so i've been daydreaming for a felt and have a fetish for fetish... i'm going coocoo for carbon...
eurotrash666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 03:06 PM   #10
jyossarian
SERENITY NOW!!!
 
jyossarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In the 212
Bikes: Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce
Posts: 8,756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BJ Hunnycutt
Get married. It will cure you of spending large amounts of money on bikes.
+1 this man speaks the troof.
__________________
HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
jyossarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 03:27 PM   #11
ink1373
nothing: lasts forever
 
ink1373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: minneapolis
Bikes:
Posts: 1,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BJ Hunnycutt
Get married. It will cure you of spending large amounts of money on bikes.
Only if your wife doesn't ride and is a controlling maniacal *****.

Personally, I don't have this problem. Maybe people who think that this is true should get divorced.
ink1373 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 03:38 PM   #12
acavengo
a.k.a. ace
 
acavengo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Timonium, MD
Bikes: Dahon Jetstream XP; Dahon Boardwalk (fixed)
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ink1373
Only if your wife doesn't ride and is a controlling maniacal *****.

Personally, I don't have this problem. Maybe people who think that this is true should get divorced.
+1

...

or start funneling money to a secret account.
acavengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-06, 05:13 PM   #13
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
Thread Starter
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
maybe i will find one who will accept a fixie and a six-pack instead of an engagement ring
eurotrash666 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 02:05 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION