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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 09-01-08, 01:00 PM   #1
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bike messiger

i want to "mess" because everyboody dd it and lots of strong riders do it but how?
who do i emeail or call?
i met a messeger in SF once and he was a tottallya chill dude and a strong rider and he said im cut out to mess but that was just one guy?
what aduz he know

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but for real how many "messeres " on here?
thanks in avantce for the feadback
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Old 09-01-08, 01:01 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-08, 01:08 PM   #3
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I think you'd be perfect for it...

Search the forums, this gets asked alot. Long and short of it is to start getting in contact with messenger companies and tell them you're looking for work
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Old 09-01-08, 01:15 PM   #4
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Read up first.
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Old 09-01-08, 01:32 PM   #5
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HA! that's got to be the best screenname here :-d awesome (crusty cog that is)
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Old 09-01-08, 01:34 PM   #6
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LOL This thread mega fail
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Old 09-01-08, 01:39 PM   #7
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Ah, threads like these and it isn't even winter yet!
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Old 09-01-08, 01:42 PM   #8
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not getting jokes is mega fail.
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Old 09-01-08, 01:51 PM   #9
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if the whole messiger thing doesn't work out for crusty, there is always copy editing.
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Old 09-01-08, 01:53 PM   #10
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It seem like you have to read the entire post to get what he's asking for. Alas, I'm no messenger...
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Old 09-01-08, 02:28 PM   #11
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Menjegers rooles.
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Old 09-01-08, 02:31 PM   #12
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i would pm dutret. he knows pretty much everything there is about messing. he'll happily answer any questions you have in a calm manner b/c he cares about the people.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:08 PM   #13
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rofl. ^^
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Old 09-01-08, 03:28 PM   #14
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Back when I lived in Seattle, '81 to '01, I lived for a time in the "U" district. Peddling over to Goldie's on 45th was a treat, mainly because some of the Fleetfoot Mac messengers hung out and tossed 'em back, with some pretty gruesome stories about delivering in the business core, downtown, although they worked all over the city. The "U (University of Washington) District" was the desired area if you didn't want to deal with aggressive motorists, although the dispatches to addresses sometimes were not so back to back as downtown. You don't get paid by the hour, ever, as far I saw and heard. I wanted to do the same, for a short time. Make sure you have a strong lock that can be mounted and removed in seconds. You'll be working against the clock just like UPS does.

If that's what you want to do, be aware that you are about to embark on an adventure that's going to take you to the edge of the 'motor vehicle,' 'bicycle war.' If the town you live in and want to work in is not bike friendly, you may not be victorious.

I wish you the best. If you have reading disabilities, they are going to show up when you need to read addresses and directions, as well as personal indications by the customers. It's a tough job.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:33 PM   #15
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if the whole messiger thing doesn't work out for crusty, there is always copy editing.
lulz.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:47 PM   #16
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Yo this thread is a joke thread Kelly... repeated references to 'strong rider' is the giveaway.
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Old 09-01-08, 04:00 PM   #17
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Yo this thread is a joke thread Kelly... repeated references to 'strong rider' is the giveaway.
Yeah, I know. I was just hoping Campag4life would see my post and think I actually own a bike and can change a flat, as long as the flat side is on the bottom.

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Old 09-01-08, 04:27 PM   #18
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Op, everyone in BFSSFG used to mess in the 90s and are good guys and strong riders
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Nina Hartley is a strong rider.
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Nina Hartley is a strong rider.


Nina Hartley can ride hands free.
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Yeah, she doesn't ride much anymore, but back in the day.....
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Old 09-01-08, 08:30 PM   #22
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if the whole messiger thing doesn't work out for crusty, there is always copy editing.

LOLz
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