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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 09-07-06, 06:22 PM   #1
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saddest day of my life

The colnago is toast... those of you who have met me have seen the colnago. Well it's done... gone... dead. In an accident that I don't really remember much of, but I'm pretty sure it was my fault. My face is ****ed. I'll post back with pictures and more details later.

worst day EVER!
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Old 09-07-06, 06:24 PM   #2
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oh **** henry... i hope you're alright. that ****ing sucks a lot.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:28 PM   #3
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damn, sorry to hear that
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Old 09-07-06, 07:37 PM   #4
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That's terrible news.

Sucks that the bike is trashed- tho I'm really glad that you're well enough to post about it, rather than in the ER somewhere.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:39 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that another sleek machine has gone to Fixed-Gear Heaven. I'm glad that you are doing moderately well and it pains me that such a fine bicycle as a Colnago has left us. Accidents are absolutely zero fun.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:42 PM   #6
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Which makes me think...along with Fixed Gear Gallery, maybe we should have Fixed Gear Gallery of Deceased Bicycles Killed by Automobiles & Dangerous Drivers, as a sort of public service announcement and a place to mourn our lost loves. Just an idea.

Again, sorry to hear about this WithNail!
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Old 09-07-06, 07:47 PM   #7
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^^ that's really not a bad idea
I know nothing of web design or programming, so it's a good idea for someone else to partake.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:54 PM   #8
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The bike will be like jesus and rise again once Jacob is done with it.
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Old 09-07-06, 08:42 PM   #9
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Crappy luck, dude. Are you still in Boston? I'll buy you an effing drink to make up for it. I'll buy you two.
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Old 09-07-06, 08:54 PM   #10
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unfortunately no I'm in chicago now but thanks anyway.

by the way, come and visit when you get the chance.
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Old 09-07-06, 08:56 PM   #11
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wow henry, really sorry to hear that. glad you're well-ish. school is different when i lock up next to a bmx instead of one of your bikes hehe. i hope you get things taken care of soon. good luck
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Old 09-07-06, 09:29 PM   #12
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Ahhh... That's horrible! I hope you find a bike that makes you feel the love again. We (paul and pista) are going to visit Chicago sometime this year. You (and some others) will have to hook us up with some good places to eat. Good luck, and I hope you are well!
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Old 09-07-06, 10:07 PM   #13
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Meh, screw the bike. Bikes are junk if youre dead. Thankfully youre well enough.
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Old 09-08-06, 08:24 AM   #14
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...36#post2471236

is this the one your talking about?

I glad your ok and it's steel so you will ride again.

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Old 09-08-06, 09:01 AM   #15
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Dude, so sorry, heal up quickly. That was my favorite bike in Boston, very sad, but at least you're alive. I'll buy you a drink next time I'm back up.

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Oh man, that bike was like every kid's wet dream. If you were a foot taller, I would have seriously considered jumping you for your bike when I met you.

So sorry for your loss, and I'm glad your at least partially alright.
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Old 09-08-06, 09:40 AM   #17
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damn dude, i sure know the feeling.
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noooooooooooooooo!

sorry to hear about that, not cool at all. like has been said, glad that you're alive and well enough to be posting on the forum about it. nice to hear that you're going to have Jacob fix it.

at least I got to ride it once .::wipes tear from eye::.
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all of these offers to buy him a drink? it sounds to me like that's how this happened in the first place...(forgive me if i'm wrong, i really don't mean any offense)
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all of these offers to buy him a drink? it sounds to me like that's how this happened in the first place...(forgive me if i'm wrong, i really don't mean any offense)
I can't think of a more apt reason:
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Nope, actually I was dead sober on my way to ride northbrook velodrome for the first time.

I was hoping that since I'd been racing in the Class B races in NH all season, then they would let me ride the Cat 4 race (it was the last night of the season) even thought my license says I'm a Cat 5. Either way I was going up early to at least get a couple of hours of practice in because I didn't see much hope of them letting me upgrade anyway.

I don't really remember much of the accident but it was in a construction zone where they were guiding the cars to weave in and out of the baracades. I was coming arround this SUV when it stopped short and I slammed into the back corner of it. My face (I was wearing my helmet) and shoulder hit the corner of the truck, pushed my helmet up my head and spun me arround. I landed on my face and my knees and when I came to I had gotten the wind knocked out of me. The couple in the SUV were working class immigrants driving a '93 explorer. They stuck arround even though they didn't speak any english, but luckily I speak fluent spanish. They were genuinly worried about my well being and didn't care about any of the dammage that had been done. The paramedics were the only people who were hostile in the situation, insisting that I make a decision that second if I wanted to go to the hospital (I don't have insurance). I didn't want to make a fuss because it was my fault... had I been in a car it would have been my fault... I'm on a brakeless track bike. Plus I don't want to cause a sweet couple like them any sort of trouble. The cop gave me a ride home and was very understanding, then later that night Ben/Cardstock and Chimbly had me over for some beers and took this picture of my face.



thanks for all the good words

People offered me beer and booze because I drink a lot. They know I would appretiate that... but assuming I was drunk, come on.
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wow you look like withnail. heh. glad youre alright.
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Old 09-08-06, 11:12 AM   #23
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...36#post2471236

is this the one your talking about?

I glad your ok and it's steel so you will ride again.

S/F,
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Yep that's the one. It'll be alright once I get a job up here and save up enough I'll send it to Jacob to fix it.
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Old 09-08-06, 11:47 AM   #24
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It is a sad day
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ahhh XstraightXedgeX kids.

glad you're doing relatively well. sucks about your bike, but at least ya got all your teeth... and your life.
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