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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 08-08-09, 04:03 AM   #176
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what an amazing project!
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Old 08-08-09, 05:14 AM   #177
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great stuff... amazing to see that a 12 year old has so much life within her at such a young age, its a little sad though to know that the frame will never be ridden, will never be 'released' although i understand that its far to precious, it would be nice to see someone riding that down the street and sharing your stories with others who are willing to listen... but anyway, touching story, i wish velocity the best and i give her my hope..

thanks for sharing such a beatiful and peaceful story!
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Old 08-08-09, 10:53 AM   #178
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Wow. Great post my friend and a very touching story. My best goes out to that girl and her family. I have ben giving a lot of thought lately to doing a special build for my girl friend. Her dad passed away earlier this this. He died from heart failure and he was a very special man to her. I never got the chance to meet him, but she tells me stories all the time about the things he accomplished in his life. I just dont know how or what I would incorporate in the paint/frame. At any rate, great post and please post more pictures when the build is finished.
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Old 08-08-09, 09:02 PM   #179
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This is such an amazing story..
I remember initially reading this thread a couple weeks ago and I come back to see that it evolved into something even bigger. Keep it up.
You have our support.
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Old 08-08-09, 09:17 PM   #180
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thats one of the best things. like I know my cousin who was turning 16 had cancer and for his car did a rad paintjob and it meant the world to him. he died but is in a better place. build that thing up right with some deep vs and if shes big enough let her ride it
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Old 08-08-09, 10:05 PM   #181
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I agree about not riding it, or at least reserve riding it for special rides (cancer fundraisers perhaps?) as it just has too much sentimental value. That frame is beautiful.
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Old 08-08-09, 11:17 PM   #182
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"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares"
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I lost all my words reading this, you are a great person.
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Old 06-04-10, 05:23 PM   #184
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Wow...


Yes, I know its been said before, but it bears repeating...
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Old 06-04-10, 05:27 PM   #185
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Haha! Wow yes, wow...
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Old 06-04-10, 08:05 PM   #186
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Any update on how Velocity is doing?
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Old 06-04-10, 10:15 PM   #187
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I teared up a bit when I got to the part about the fork. You and she both are pretty dang awesome. I hope she's doing well.
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Old 06-04-10, 10:39 PM   #188
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Wow, what ever became of this?
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Old 03-23-11, 09:00 AM   #189
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man.. i think i got something in my eye


[sorry for the necromancy but it's worth it]
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Old 03-23-11, 09:52 AM   #190
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I really wish powerband would give us an update on this. For over two and a half years I've been wondering if that sweet little girl is doing OK.
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Old 03-23-11, 12:16 PM   #191
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I really wish powerband would give us an update on this. For over two and a half years I've been wondering if that sweet little girl is doing OK.
Same here! It's such a touching story and we never got the "rest" of it!
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Old 04-27-12, 02:33 PM   #192
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Will we ever get another update on how Velocity is doing? I'd love to know whether she ever got to ride Atrocity Jones.
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This thread is the longest one that I have been checking back to see if there is any news.
I can only wish and hope the best for Velocity.
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Old 02-08-13, 10:00 PM   #194
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Old 02-09-13, 02:34 AM   #195
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Any update?
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Old 05-24-14, 10:22 PM   #196
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Any update?
I've been off the grid. Thanks for everyone's good wishes.

Velocity is graduating high school this year, a beautiful and healthy young woman. She's been riding the Jones with her friends, to study groups and the cafe, and she'll take it with her to college in the fall.

There are good things in life. This is one of them.
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Old 05-24-14, 10:43 PM   #197
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Powerband,
You have no idea how happy you made me.
Always thought of Velocity and wished her only good things.
I am happy you posted with the update, Thank You! Thank You!
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Old 05-25-14, 12:11 AM   #198
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I've been off the grid. Thanks for everyone's good wishes.

Velocity is graduating high school this year, a beautiful and healthy young woman. She's been riding the Jones with her friends, to study groups and the cafe, and she'll take it with her to college in the fall.

There are good things in life. This is one of them.
I was just reading through this whole thread, and I am so relieved and thrilled to see the outcome for Velocity.
Great outcome to a great project.
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Old 05-26-14, 05:27 PM   #199
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Thank you so much for the update! This is the best ending to a story that I've heard in a long, long time.
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