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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 04-18-08, 07:27 AM   #1
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anyone believe in bike karma?

so, anyone reckon their bike has bad vibes? i know, i know, but i just had an accident on a new bike that took frustratingly long to get and now i am wondering if it was ever meant to be... whether the bike was trying to buck me!
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Old 04-18-08, 07:34 AM   #2
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No way...keep it and ride it! Just like some girls play hard to get but you eventually have a good time together, your new whip is just making you earn its love. I have a bike with good vibes...got stolen but I found the f*cker and took it back from him.

And hell yes to Perth! Man, I could go for some ocean time in Perth right about now, getting pounded by those harsh little shorebreak waves...

Never ridden a bike their, so I'll have to get back.
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Old 04-18-08, 07:36 AM   #3
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I don't think karma affects physical things, but that only living beings are affected by their karma.

It's probably just mechanical problems on the bike, but it's possible, that by the law of karma, your past actions, in this life or other lives are coming to a head now with this bike.

But I'm sure. Karma is a really complicated thing that only enlightened beings can supposably fully understand.

Think good thoughts and do good things and you'll probably feel better
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Old 04-18-08, 07:37 AM   #4
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Old 04-18-08, 07:40 AM   #5
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Old 04-18-08, 07:41 AM   #6
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that is so weird. i actually had that thought that, like a dog from the pound, it might be testing me out to see if really will take care of it...now i'm ashamed of ever doubting it...!
and yep perth choppy shorebreak...fun in small doses...gave up surfing it 15 years ago...too crowded and even worse now...riding is real good though...

as for the reply about my past life actions coming to get me...that's a possibility! i won't blame my bike then just my callous otherworld ways...
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Old 04-18-08, 01:33 PM   #7
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Old 04-18-08, 02:59 PM   #8
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My first decent bike was stolen out of my parents garage when I was in high school. It was a boring hybrid, but I loved it, it fit great, and I road it a ton. I bought a bike to replace it, and was never really satisfied with it. I then bought a nice road bike, and it never really felt right either. For a long time, I seriously did believe that I was sort of "bike cursed." Really. Then I realized the first bike needed a different stem, so I swapped it out, and the road bike was a size too small, so I sold it to my brother. Now I am happy and so are my bikes and I don't let lbs salespeople talk me into bikes that don't fit.
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Old 04-18-08, 07:29 PM   #9
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i believe in bike karma
the bike gods tend to be vengefull
but when pleased with ur creation or purchase they shall shine their holy light upon you and u shall ride into the sunset w/o problems
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Old 04-18-08, 07:46 PM   #10
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The parts have poor Karma but not my frame. I've bent or broken wheels, handlebars, barcons, clusters and tires. The frame keeps rolling along. But then the builder uses custom tube sets with tandem-like wall thicknesses.
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Old 04-18-08, 08:22 PM   #11
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I believe in "bike karma" - I take care of my bike and it takes care of me.
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Old 04-18-08, 09:18 PM   #12
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i don't know much about karma, but i tend to believe that one's attitudes and actions come back around to them.

i try to be generous with bike gear, and have been so lately. in the past two weeks i've gotten three ridiculously good deals on bulk parts. you'd be astounded.

feels like bike karma to me.
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