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    Steel snob by accident iwegian's Avatar
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    are street fixed gears/ss the modern day beach cruiser?

    i've heard it somewhere else, but it got me thinking. both have one gear and a pretty clean look and not much to go wrong on it.

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    i dont know how to respond.

    uhhhhhhhh cruisers are for *******! yeah!

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    really?

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    i mean the equivalent. let's face it, not everyone who has a fixed gear is a messenger or does serious riding. i know some people like to cruise on their's.

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    a sticker from my friends cx rig.

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    i guess not everyone thinks the same as me. you better watch out

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    ...like, the things families ride together when they go to the beach? I think there's a couple differences here.

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    i saw a family of four skidding down a path one time, then the 3 year old son started doing barspins and i was left in the dust...

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    the threads really do get stupider by the day here.
    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark,
    When work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having,
    Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road,
    Without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
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    totally.

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    I live in a town where cruisers are the norm, and at the beginning of every school year about six million bike/basket/light/lock combos are sold. Personally I think fixed gears are a little advanced for the average college drunkard.
    The bums will always lose.

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    fixed gears are generally faster, beach cruisers will get you KILLED on the road as soon as those handlebars catch something . . .

    why not. . . idk, it's a different bike, a beach cruiser is still a beach cruiser, and a fixed gear is still a fixed gear. . . . you CAN cruise on a fixed gear. . . but it feels really funny pedaling that slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    the threads really do get stupider by the day here.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkoj View Post
    i saw a family of four skidding down a path one time, then the 3 year old son started doing barspins and i was left in the dust...
    LOL.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    i wanted to put this thread behind me, but mkoj, that's pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwegian View Post
    i've heard it somewhere else, but it got me thinking. both have one gear and a pretty clean look and not much to go wrong on it.
    No they're not. It's an altogether different riding style. Plus fixed gear bikes are light, efficient, agile and quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    the threads really do get stupider by the day here.
    you gotta imagine what its like going away for a few weeks and then coming back to stuff like this, makes me laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight View Post


    a sticker from my friends cx rig.
    wtf is with all the drivers licences?
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight View Post

    omg serial killer!

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    FWIW, I built a fixed cruiser about this time last year. BMX bars, Ourys, sprung leather saddle, and a fixed wheelset with 700x38 cross tires. It was geared at 48/18, same as my fixed Monstercross bike, and it rocked. I don't know how it looked to others. Frankly, I didn't care. When riding it, with the pinwheel spinning in the breeze, well, it felt straight Pimp. Then the BB crapped out one day and I haven't fixed it since.

    Maybe I need another project?

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    I thought they were the modern day rollerskate or CB radio? Oh, wait, that's the Internet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    wtf is with all the drivers licences?
    fake id supplier?

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    lucas runs the kitchen at a bar. They covered the tables with IDs that drunk people had left behind over the years/fake id's that had been confiscated by the doorman.

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    They`re not even close to being the same. One is ridden to coffee shops on the coast. One is ridden to coffee shops everywhere else.

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    i think beach cruisers are still the modern day beach cruiser.
    but if anything were to become the "new" beach cruiser, i'd have to vote the crappy, broken-ass, usually-purchased-at-a-department-store mountain bike.

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