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    Dexter Benjamin: Fixed NYC

    Want to shout out Dexter, profiled this past week by AM NY.

    This guy has passed me at speed on madison ave. Always great to see him!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOG83-TwIuM



    http://cyclehawk.com/ http://www.nybmf.org/

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    if "real messengers" aren't carrying packages, they fill their bags with bricks. Hardcore.

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    truly inspirational. i have much respect for him.

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    huh, rear brake only..

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    yea. when I first saw a clip on him on youtube I was blown away. This guy has gone through so much but always has a positive outlook on his life and life in general. Makes the problems I deal with seem like nothing.
    Kudos for the message he sends out without knowing he's doing it.
    Life is like a jar of Jalepenos. What you do today could burn your %$$ tomorrow!

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    Such incredible balance! Unfortunately they didn't include any clips of him hauling ass, so what would you qualify as "at speed", Squid?

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    wow, he doesnt have much of an option other than to go fixed. he needs left side drive, and he needs the pedal to come back up on its own on the upstroke since there is no other leg to push it up. works out perfectly.

    edit: I guess he doesnt NEED LSD, but he shaves the weight of a NDS crankarm this way.
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    He was in Bicycling magazine years ago.

    Some stupid thief stole his bike.Then saw him and noticed he needed left side drive and tried to sell it back to him ! Now that's a stupid bike thief.
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    thanks for sharing this kevin

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    I named my first conversion dexter after him...

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    There's a great documentary on him on YouTube that someone posted awhile back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    He made headlines a few years ago after fighting with a 300-pound transexual on the subway?


    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia
    He made headlines a few years ago after fighting with a 300-pound transexual on the subway?


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    you can't make up stuff like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Such incredible balance! Unfortunately they didn't include any clips of him hauling ass, so what would you qualify as "at speed", Squid?
    I was moving up madison between 30th and 34th. you have to pick up some speed by 34th because there is a hill (or what passes for one in manhattan anyhow). I was doing an easy 15mph with swift moving traffic and Dexter passed me on the left with ease. We usually wave and say Yo! but you can tell when the man is on a mission.
    http://cyclehawk.com/ http://www.nybmf.org/

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    if "real messengers" aren't carrying packages, they fill their bags with bricks. Hardcore.

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    I saw that interview going down right by my place (9th and 36th) thats where they took the picture. His leg is massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FERAL
    This guy has gone through so much but always has a positive outlook on his life and life in general. Makes the problems I deal with seem like nothing.

    Yeah, I saw a clip of Dexter a while back and sent it to just about everyone I know...seeing him ride reminds me how lazy I am and how I'm prone to making excuses or just giving up.

    It reminds me of the old addage; Circumstances don't make the man, they reveal him.
    Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made up.

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    any of you ever seen Pedal?

    tons of interviews with not-so-average messengers

    great dvd and a great coffee table book.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthorrigan
    any of you ever seen Pedal?

    tons of interviews with not-so-average messengers

    great dvd and a great coffee table book.

    I actually just got that for x-mas. The extra footage is the best.

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