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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 08-20-07, 05:00 PM   #1
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I really wish I'd brought the bikes to Seattle.

At the mid point of a 2800 mile road trip of the west coast was a day in Seattle. I saw a ton of fixies, but only took two bike shots:








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Old 08-20-07, 05:03 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-07, 05:14 PM   #3
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The second one looks like a single-speed.
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Old 08-20-07, 05:25 PM   #4
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you missed out! it's true that the number of bikes around town this year is totally crazy. i would guess that there are probably twice as many people riding bikes this summer than there were last summer, and it's awesome.
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Old 08-20-07, 05:37 PM   #5
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My market pictures beat your market pictures.





Disclaimer: I don't know who any of the people in these pictures are. I just had to take them.
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Old 08-20-07, 05:42 PM   #6
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I was just there yesterday
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Old 08-20-07, 05:54 PM   #7
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Oh yeah....well take this sucka!



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Old 08-20-07, 06:03 PM   #8
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It's a beautiful city. Too bad all I have been seeing of it lately is a ****ing cubicle.
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Old 08-20-07, 06:31 PM   #9
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I ride through the market/post alley by the alibi room there every morning now.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:14 PM   #10
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The second one looks like a single-speed.
It is. I've walked by it about 1000 times.....locked up at the north end of the market. Think the dude/girl/whatever works down there.

Got the day off tomorrow. Maybe I'll go down and get face smacked by a dude throwing a fish. Been looking for a fun reason to sue someone.
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Old 08-20-07, 10:49 PM   #11
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I absoeffinglutely love Seattle. Maybe I will break in the BFSSFG IRO in Seattle when I get it built...*swoon* I wish I could say I have seen the world's cities, but I haven't. Seattle makes me think anything else would be unnecessary, though.
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Old 03-13-08, 11:47 PM   #12
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Did you go to the U-district. Absolutely ridiculous amount of fixies. You'll be seeing Deep-vs in your sleep.
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Old 03-14-08, 12:04 AM   #13
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Did you go to the U-district. Absolutely ridiculous amount of fixies. You'll be seeing Deep-vs in your sleep.
Capital hill is pretty chalk full too.
If you're ever on capital hill and hungerin' hit up hot mommas pizza, the pesto is most delicious.
Its down pine I believe, a couple blocks down from the lighted fields/KFC etc. on the right if you're headed down the hill.
Also, theres a lady that sells handmade sweaters and such in pikes that is way cool, I bought a sweater from her and its one of my favorite things ever, she was on the end of the stalls by the street last time i was there I think.
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Old 03-14-08, 12:04 AM   #14
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austin, tx has a lot of bikes.
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Oh man, looks like nice weather. I might go hang out there toward the middle of the year...
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come to jimmy john's!
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isn't jimmy johns a fast food chain? wait, isn't seattle itself kinda akin to a fast food chain?
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i love seattle too. everyones so friendly there! and its always amazing to see people on bikes every 10 seconds. man i miss cyberdogs food.
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OMFG I hate cyberdogs fake tofu hotdogs! Also, few here are really friendly, they're more passive-agressive. It really only appears friendly. I think New Yorkers are truely friendly. Seattle is also overpriced. I'd love to live somewhere else, but I can't.
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probably one of the best pictures i've ever seen. i want like a t-shirt of this or something.
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isn't jimmy johns a fast food chain? wait, isn't seattle itself kinda akin to a fast food chain?
Uhh..there is actually very little fast food here. I understand you are trying to be somewhat analogous, bit San Diego life is by far more fast food than Seattle



And yes JJ's is food that happens to be fast
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isn't jimmy johns a fast food chain? wait, isn't seattle itself kinda akin to a fast food chain?
people associate seattle with fast food? ive only been here a couple years but i was under the impression that vegetarians and health-nuts reign supreme here.

now if you want to make starbucks associations, that's 100% correct. i think there's something like 75 stores in a two or three mile area downtown.
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yes, yes seattle does indeed rock!

you should see the turnout at critical mass too: 100+ in the winter, 300+ in the summer!
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dang, that statue has a huge head.
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