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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 03-27-08, 04:44 PM   #1
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East coast, watch ABC nightly news ASAP

They are going to show something fixed gear related in a few minutes.
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Old 03-27-08, 04:53 PM   #2
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u serious? dang
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Old 03-27-08, 04:54 PM   #3
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Looks like it's going to be a story on Taylor Phinney. Davis Phinney is one of the best American racers of all time. When him and Connie Carpenter had a son, you knew he was going to be a monster.

I think he's after the gold in the Pursuit events.

If Taylor Phinney doesn't become one of the greatest cyclists of his era, I'll eat my hat.
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Just watched it. You made it sound like they were doing a story on the fixed gear scene. Not that the story I watched was terrible in any way.
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Old 03-27-08, 05:08 PM   #5
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I said fixed gear related. I was tuned out and caught a glimpse of a track bike before they went to commercials.
Would be cool to see a story on the fixed scene.
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I'd much rather watch a story on Davis and Taylor Phinney than a bunch of dudes riding backwards circles on their Kilo TTs or whatever a story on the "fixed gear scene" would entail.
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I'd much rather watch a story on Davis and Taylor Phinney than a bunch of dudes riding backwards circles on their Kilo TTs or whatever a story on the "fixed gear scene" would entail.
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I'd much rather watch a story on Davis and Taylor Phinney than a bunch of dudes riding backwards circles on their Kilo TTs or whatever a story on the "fixed gear scene" would entail.
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Old 03-27-08, 06:51 PM   #9
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what time for us west coasters? and how far into the show was it? thanks
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I saw. Imagine what he'll be like in a few years when he hits his prime.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:14 PM   #11
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YEAHHH!! taylor phinney has so much hype, they named a Nike Dunk after him.


after it got collabo'd.




by Prolly.






i'm kinda excited about the British, too. and i have no affiliations. also, i've just tossed back a few. i'ma go hang out with prolly. legitimately.
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Old 03-27-08, 09:00 PM   #12
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I saw. Imagine what he'll be like in a few years when he hits his prime.
Exactly. The kid is 17 now, and he already has a junior road world title under his belt, and possibly some Olympic medals coming his way. He's going to tear up professional cycling in a few years. I wouldn't be surprised to see him win a tour before he's 25.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see him win one a tour before he's 25.
egh, he might not be that kind of a rider. He's pretty big, so maybe classics or a TT specialist, or just stay with track. Either way, he's certainly got the talent to dominate the field of his choosing once he gets some more experience.
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They were in the NYT today as well. Sad story.
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They were in the NYT today as well. Sad story.
I read that article too. Thought about posting it up here but figured people here prob. wouldn't care. Link
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Track WCs were on EuroSport last night. The ugly British chicks won.
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Did you see any chicks that weren't ugly? Sporting females aren't good looking. Never. Unless they row in the lightweight category and/or are Swedish.

edit: or their name has to be Liz hatch
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oh and I'm sure you guys are a buncha real lookers.
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oh and I'm sure you guys are a buncha real lookers.
Yeah, and this is the "ugly British chick" who is going to be wearing the rainbow for another year.

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Gross.
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Lars Boom > Taylor Phinney

2008 World Cyclo-Cross Championships
2007 World U23 Cyclo-Cross Championships
2007 World U23 Time-Trial Championships
2003 World Junior Cyclo-Cross Championships

European U23 Cyclo-cross Champion (2004/05)
Danish U23 Cyclo-cross Champion (2004/05), (2005/06)
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Lars Boom is five years older than Phinney. Show me another current junior who is as accomplished.
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Danish? I guess you meant dutch... Nevermind, Danmark is quite close to the Netherlands.
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Gross.
ur right
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I wouldn't race them or sleep with them.
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