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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 04-16-08, 06:58 PM   #1
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Whats with the cards in the spokes

I'm a fan of individuality and peronal fashion statements, but I just don't get the cards in the wheels. Where did it come from and...uhh...what the hell?
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Old 04-16-08, 07:00 PM   #2
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Just search for "spoke card".
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From Latino gangs. They did in in prison...brought it to the streets later.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:01 PM   #4
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i'd gangbang deathhare
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Old 04-16-08, 07:02 PM   #5
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Old 04-16-08, 07:02 PM   #6
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Those are notes from lost loves. We're sensitive.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:03 PM   #8
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wow. from gangbangers to love letters. You guys just pretty much covered the spectrum.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:05 PM   #9
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I heard each card represents each behymen the owner has broken.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:06 PM   #10
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Print these out, insert in spokes. You're now a cool kid

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Old 04-16-08, 07:11 PM   #11
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I actually stick all of my bike parts receipts in there so everyone knows how L33T I am.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:23 PM   #12
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dude i am way more 1337 than peedtm...i got my decals done in leetspeak
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Old 04-16-08, 09:45 PM   #13
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Hey guys, can I put a brake on a fixed gear? Whats the best tire for skidding? Can I convert this bike? I want to get a sick lugged vintage track frame for $200 bucks, where can I get one? What are those cool wheels with 5 spokes called? Why do you guys ride those stupid bikes anyway?
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Old 04-16-08, 10:08 PM   #14
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Oops. I forgot "what peddles should i get?" too.
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Old 04-16-08, 10:16 PM   #16
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really though i'd like to know the best tires for skids
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Soma Everwears is the consensus. Plus as a bonus, they come in colors.


*I don't skid
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soma everwears suck and fall apart before you skid thru, allegedly

its all about GaToRsKiNz
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hahahahahhaa


YOURE A KITTY CAT. MEOW!
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Oops. I forgot "what paddles should i get?" too.
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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you forgot the most important one

why are all those cats on geared bikes so fakkin slow?
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I always thought the cards were modern replacements for those reflector things that used to come on wheels. What ever happened to those, and can you integrate them into an arrospoke?
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i put bicycle playing cards in my spokes because i like to make funnies
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I always thought the cards were modern replacements for those reflector things that used to come on wheels. What ever happened to those, and can you integrate them into an arrospoke?
Just get some clear packing tape and wrap the tape around the spoke and reflector. The tape makes it aero.
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