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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 06-28-07, 11:11 PM   #1
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should i feel like less of a cyclist?

I ride fixed and i don't skid, rarely do track stands, and i don't use clips. my bars are from an old schwinn 3 speed cruiser, my frame is almost garbage, I have 27 inch wheels with crappy kenda tires, and my seat is super plush gel loaded and not 'lightweight' in the least sense. haHA!
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Old 06-28-07, 11:12 PM   #2
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heck at least you are riding a bike! Kudos to you
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Old 06-28-07, 11:17 PM   #3
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But... you've got brakes right?

Please tell me you have brakes.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:29 PM   #4
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haha i have a brake. I just registered and i guess i just felt like commenting about how my ride isn't exactly conventional and 'hip'. i'll stick a picture on here sometime.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:31 PM   #5
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but you're riding a bike. isnt that what its all about? who cares what it is. have fun.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:33 PM   #6
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"cyclist(noun)-a person who rides or travels by bicycle, motorcycle, etc."



i think you're probably enough of a cyclist.


don't let bikeweenies and such get to you.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:43 PM   #7
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ride and have fun. get cages if you ever lose the brake--or just keep
the brake.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:45 PM   #8
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you need a 300 million dollar bike to qualify for cyclist status. sorry.
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Old 06-28-07, 11:54 PM   #9
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It all depends on how you define a cyclist. I would argue to say you are probably more "cyclist" than most weekend warrior. That is if you use you bike for transpotation and recreation.
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Old 06-29-07, 12:08 AM   #10
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Someone will always have a better seat.
Someone will always have a nicer set of wheels and tires.
Someone will always have better bars, too.
No one will feel the way you feel when you're jammin'
Enjoy.
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Old 06-29-07, 12:13 AM   #11
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you are the best kind of cyclist!
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Old 06-29-07, 04:59 AM   #12
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In my book you're a lot cooler than some.

You're cooler than me too.
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Old 06-29-07, 06:53 AM   #13
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pics?
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Old 06-29-07, 06:58 AM   #14
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you should feel like more of a cyclist.
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Old 06-29-07, 07:24 AM   #15
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what

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Old 06-29-07, 07:28 AM   #16
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Scrapers are much hipper than anything else these days. Hipster.
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Old 06-29-07, 07:44 AM   #17
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Hey- I ride fixed with a front disc brake, I track stand ok, and Ive never even tried to skid.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:33 AM   #18
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Get clips dude, they're not that expensive
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Old 06-29-07, 08:38 AM   #19
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Riding > Not Riding

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Old 06-29-07, 08:41 AM   #20
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wA happen???
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Old 06-29-07, 08:43 AM   #21
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Being blatantly unhip is the new hip.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:46 AM   #22
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you're a cyclist if you like riding your bike. enjoy the **** out of it.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:47 AM   #23
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Someone will always have a better seat.
Someone will always have a nicer set of wheels and tires.
Someone will always have better bars, too.
No one will feel the way you feel when you're jammin'
Enjoy.
+1. well put.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:58 AM   #24
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Yeah thats what I was thinking too
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Riding a fixed-gear without some sort of foot-retention device, even with a brake, is dangerous and irresponsible. Please at least get some clips and straps.
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