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    Fixed Gear Conversation Help

    Long time reader, first posting. I've been trying to meet fixie riders but i'm having trouble starting up a friendship. What should I open with? gear inches? powergrips vs clips and straps?

    are there any guides online that i can read?

    sorry if this is a repeat thread, i tried to use search.

    Thanks!
    Alex

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    i heard some guy from portland was selling hipster kits, maybe you should pm him for help.
    High off the weed drunk off the cops blood

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    get a front aerospoke, you'll be beating new friends of with a stick
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    And to the OP, go ahead and steal it. Just make sure you shove it up your ass afterwards. Yep. Just right on up in there. In your ass, that is. Shove that bike straight up your ass.

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    conversation does not mean conversion.
    get yourself an easy gear
    powergrips or clips is a personal preference

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    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahand View Post
    conversation does not mean conversion.
    get yourself an easy gear
    powergrips or clips is a personal preference
    actually in this case I think conversation MEANS conversation

    you could just go with the "fixed gear hermit" thing

    been workin for me

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    i think the best method is to avoid other cyclists at all costs. scowl alot. when the other cyclists see your behavior, they'll think you're somebody special and they'll all want to meet you!

    continue to blow them off. they'll come in droves!

    remember: the more aloof you hold yourself, the more important you must be.
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    i'd like to hang out...but who doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckon View Post
    you could just go with the "fixed gear hermit" thing

    been workin for me
    been working for me too,
    nobody rides fixed here (ouataouais,Quebec) ive only seen one person on a fixed gear here, ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    And to the OP, go ahead and steal it. Just make sure you shove it up your ass afterwards. Yep. Just right on up in there. In your ass, that is. Shove that bike straight up your ass.

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    get a custom reload bag that says "from myspace to my place"
    b itches love that s hit

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    hahahaha ^^^

    ride the fliest ****, practices no handed pop up wheelies to barspins. get the leg over the bar skid down at speed. and finally ride a big gear. problem solved.

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    try introducing yourself whilst doing a no handed light a cig skid. it gives them something to remember you by, and shows off your reigning skills. if you can't do this, then you dont deserve to have friends.

    EDIT: i can't believe i forgot to mention this. light a joint skids have been scientifically proven by the PHDA to increase likeliness of friendships by 28%.
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    While we're on the subject, does anyone have any ideas for a pair of pants that are like JNCO's but a little bit more aero?

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    fixed gear salute.

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    Just keep on talking because you have no way to stop.
    http://velospace.org/node/3511

    Hells yeah that's a quick release on there. In case I need to release it quick!

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    Suck up to them by complementing their brakeless UO8 conversion with the daring droop in the chain and the wild cards stuck in the spokes of the rear wheel. Tell them you are planning on using a chopped piece of wood 10 inches long up front on your next conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icknayvon View Post
    Just keep on talking because you have no way to stop.
    Hahaha YES! Do this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Introduce yourself as dutret. Then everyone will want to know what you're like in real life.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Is that an NJS quill stem in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

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    Usually while posing at coffee houses people come to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Usually while posing at coffee houses people come to me.
    I've tried this but haven't had much success. Do I actually want to stand over my bike or just hold it by the stem and put my hips at a funny angle? Sadly my conversion is WAAAYY too big for me, so standing over it might be an issue...

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    I think normaly they are too small. I know mine is.

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    "Just took my front brake off. I'm an L49 fixie!"
    http://velospace.org/node/3511

    Hells yeah that's a quick release on there. In case I need to release it quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    Introduce yourself as dutret. Then everyone will want to know what you're like in real life.


    you win!
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    i'd like to hang out...but who doesn't?

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    skid stop in front of them and immediately bike away. play hard to get, you'll get more respect
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    Sorry I never called to ride. Last night ended with one of our friends (fixed conversion with orange stem) urinating in his own kitchen. Needless to say I did not get up until after noon.

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    for me it's hard to meet other riders while actually riding. i'm either too busy checking out their bike, while avoiding immovable objects, or i'm just in a rush and need to get to where i need to be. i think most of the networking needs to be done off the bike.

    does anyone else seem to get the stink eye from other fixed riders while riding? i'm sure it could be a bunch of other things, but i don't know...

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    Smoke a roadie, or become someone's b-tch.

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