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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 04-22-08, 08:47 PM   #1
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thought i'd share

uh-oh!
saw this was posted in the comments section in bike snob today, which by the way has grown less and less funnier over the past week or so; maybe the end is near.
anyways whatcha think?
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Old 04-22-08, 08:50 PM   #2
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I think they should have gotten different rims to match each shoe.
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Old 04-22-08, 08:54 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-08, 08:58 PM   #4
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What else would you expect? Fixed gears are trendy for the demographic that UO targets. I think the bigger question is why does that cat have his drivetrain on the wrong side.

BikeSnobNYC has been heading down hill since about week 3.
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Old 04-22-08, 08:58 PM   #5
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Wasn't this already posted?

And really, who cares? Like someone said in the comment section of trackosaurusrex on the post about the same thing... everyone knew it was all over when Puck appeared on the Real World?

Oh yeah and BSNYC keeps doing the same tired jokes over and over, it's a bit old now... it's always something about Cipollini, Rock Racing, fixed gear freestylers that wear bandannas over their faces... I think it started going downhill early '08.
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Old 04-22-08, 10:18 PM   #6
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yeah i posted it before in the kilo thread
Mercier Kilo TT Pictures
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Old 04-22-08, 10:32 PM   #7
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yeah i posted it before in the kilo thread
Mercier Kilo TT Pictures
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Old 04-22-08, 10:39 PM   #8
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i blame Kanye
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How about a sticky "Fixed gear has jumped the shark." thread?
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haha i just ordered some golas. Joe has jumped the shark.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:43 AM   #11
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I was just listening to the new Why? album while printing and heard some lyric about riding his 'fixie'

I almost vomited.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:45 AM   #12
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one of the picture has the crank on the left side?
can someone tell me the reason the do that?
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Major steeze points! just something different/fun challenge. I'm fine with right side myself
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will those shoes allow me to do better tarckstands?
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I was just listening to the new Why? album while printing and heard some lyric about riding his 'fixie'

I almost vomited.
I am sorry but that album is way too good to let one word ruin it.
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one of the picture has the crank on the left side?
can someone tell me the reason the do that?
The CHAINSET is on the left because some dumb photographer flipped the image so that it would look better in the layout. He/She knows as much about fixed as UO.
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I am sorry but that album is way too good to let one word ruin it.
Yep. Why? Is amazing. They just showed up in cbus for a show at bourbon st. it was awesome.

I believe he says "on my fixie with the chopped horns turned in." haha.
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will those shoes allow me to do better tarckstands?
These sure will:
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Have I seriously been living under a rock for a year or two? I really had absolutely no idea that fixed gear was "trendy". I thought people who rode FG did it because it's a good alternative to gearing, that is efficient and easy to maintain. Proved me wrong.
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WTF no vans or double straps? Everyone knows those are part of the uniform.
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Have I seriously been living under a rock for a year or two? I really had absolutely no idea that fixed gear was "trendy". I thought people who rode FG did it because it's a good alternative to gearing, that is efficient and easy to maintain. Proved me wrong.
It's really more of a bad alternative to gears generally. Unless you happen to live in a city, then it's a trendy alternative to gears.
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