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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 11-25-07, 04:06 AM   #1
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It's 3am, 29 degrees, you're 3 miles from home and drunk when...

...you hit a bump and your handlebars turn sideways! "No problem!", you think to yourself, "I have a handy dandy multi-tool!" The only problem is you seem to have lost it or left it at home. "I'll just walk" you think, until you realize it's really ****ing cold and you just want to get home to your warm bed. What do you do?



No hands all the way home b!tches!
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Old 11-25-07, 04:29 AM   #2
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No, you put the front wheel between your knees and straighten it out.
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Old 11-25-07, 04:33 AM   #3
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No, you put the front wheel between your knees and straighten it out.
No, like it was all loose and the handlebars didn't turn the wheel anymore! I had to hold the fork crown to get going.
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Old 11-25-07, 04:35 AM   #4
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I dont think my handlebars have ever done that.
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Old 11-25-07, 05:15 AM   #6
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Yeah, me either. I swapped the stem out yesterday and must not have tightened it down very well. I should know better than to ride a new setup without tools.
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Thats why I always tighten my handlebars at 3pm 68 degrees in my house while I'm sober.

Glad you got home.

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I usally have wiped out trying epic skids when that happens. Forcing it back with the knee works. Too many hills for no handed. I have a cresant wrench in ny back pocket at all times now
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Old 11-25-07, 07:19 AM   #9
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...you hit a bump and your handlebars turn sideways! "No problem!", you think to yourself, "I have a handy dandy multi-tool!" The only problem is you seem to have lost it or left it at home. "I'll just walk" you think, until you realize it's really ****ing cold and you just want to get home to your warm bed. What do you do?



No hands all the way home b!tches!
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Old 11-25-07, 07:30 AM   #10
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If you can't figure it out, don't encounter the police. Drunk on a bike, the ride they take you on; will not be towards home.
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Old 11-25-07, 09:27 AM   #12
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reach down and hold the fork striaght
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You ride home anyway, thinking you may not be that drunk; within a block, you clip a side-view mirror with your elbow; wipe out; notice flashing lights behind you; get up, ride away quickly; wipe out again, this time ****ing up a car; realize the lights are an ambulance and not cops; get into ambulance with bike, apologize profusely for being an idiot; get fixed up; go home.

Oh wait, that was me.
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i ride no handed most of the time anyway
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What can I say, I'm way too unskilled to do that. Were there any hills?
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What can I say, I'm way too unskilled to do that. Were there any hills?
Just some short uphills, I was on a geared bike so I just down shifted.
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Old 11-25-07, 12:28 PM   #19
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^^^Just read the last post eh?
LOL. I just deleted mine too.
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kemmer

as you know this was entirely self-inflicted

part of me thinks you should have suffered a little more

for your own good and all
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^^^You're not supposed to quote - spoils the game!

I really suck at no hands cycling. Oh well...
and you shouldnt point

its impolite
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^^^I wasn't pointing at you.

Well, now I am.
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-10 for not riding a wheelie home while spinning your bars.
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Just some short uphills, I was on a geared bike so I just down shifted.
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Old 11-25-07, 02:36 PM   #25
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Another option is to jog/walk/jog/walk to keep your heat up.
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