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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 03-08-08, 08:36 PM   #1
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The Real SS/FG riders

With all this talk and threads about hipsters, poseurs and jackass fixies of the day, I wondered if there were any "real" people that rode at all. I ride a roadie most of the time and am quite aware of all the poseurs in that genre. In this forum, we've devoted thousands of pages to wanna-be riders but scant little attention to the real riders.

I did find a few pics of what appear to be legitimate SS/FG riders.








But then, Google serves up this one:



WTF?

And this one?


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Old 03-08-08, 08:47 PM   #2
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Sorry, but the leaning guy appears to have a double front crank and brifters

Also look at the position of the chain coming off the bottom of the chainring.
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Old 03-08-08, 08:52 PM   #3
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This post is so dumb that it's the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
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the second picture is going to make the thread a ***** to read. the text is just gonna scroll all the way across, and it takes forever to load.
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Old 03-08-08, 08:55 PM   #5
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Change your concern from real riders to caring about resizing photos on the internetz

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Old 03-08-08, 08:56 PM   #6
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Old 03-08-08, 08:56 PM   #7
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i don't get it.
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Old 03-08-08, 08:59 PM   #9
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i kinda dig how OP went the route of confusing us by making as little sense as possible.

good work, broseph.
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Old 03-08-08, 09:21 PM   #11
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i fail to see how those riders are any more legit than a lot of other riders
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Old 03-08-08, 09:21 PM   #12
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well that last pic was a FG/SS poster on BF from back in the day so, that would a real rider that you couldn't figure out.

maybe for some its a hobby/lifestyle and not a fashion sense so that makes them harder to identify
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the second picture is going to make the thread a ***** to read. the text is just gonna scroll all the way across, and it takes forever to load.
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fsck that image. fsck this whole thread.
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Old 03-08-08, 09:47 PM   #14
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fsck that image. fsck this whole thread.
I love what you say.

I wonder if anyone else thinks that the OP is so obviously a troll that it is deceiving.
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I think bbattle is putting us on, guys.
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i was about to ask how you did it. but now i see. how clever.
same here.
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I use the ImageZoom extension for Firefox to fix the obnoxiously large images that pop up here on the forums. After you install it, you can resize and zoom in/out of any image easily. Just hold the right mouse button down with the cursor over the image and press the left mouse button to make the image fit the browser window, scroll with the wheel to zoom in/out in small increments or click the middle button to restore the image to the original size.
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I am the person in the last picture and I am a real fixed gear rider.
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this thread makes me want to get a louis vuitton top tube protector and remove my toe clips, and buy a frame that is 5 sizes too small, and run my bike over with a hummer.
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I'm not a real fixed gear rider.
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i'm more tarck bike rider than you!
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I am the person in the last picture and I am a real fixed gear rider.
Where did you get those "HOTTIE" shorts?
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you have tits
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