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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 11-18-08, 10:56 AM   #1
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The greatest thing about riding a bike

It's fun.
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Old 11-18-08, 11:08 AM   #2
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heh tell that to the guys in the commuting forum, i dare you.
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Old 11-18-08, 11:08 AM   #3
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heh tell that to the guys in the commuting forum, i dare you.
Lmao.
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Old 11-18-08, 11:09 AM   #4
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beer!!
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Old 11-18-08, 11:12 AM   #5
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Old 11-18-08, 11:21 AM   #6
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heh tell that to the guys in the commuting forum, i dare you.
I don't get it... it IS fun, for freds too
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Old 11-18-08, 11:22 AM   #7
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That head-wind I was fighting the other day was not fun.
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Old 11-18-08, 11:26 AM   #8
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That head-wind I was fighting the other day was not fun.
that is always the ***** part. The only time I wish I could coast just for a few seconds before having to crank through that ****.
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Old 11-18-08, 11:26 AM   #9
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^ agreed
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Old 11-18-08, 11:27 AM   #10
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Old 11-18-08, 11:36 AM   #11
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The spoke cards are the best part.
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Old 11-18-08, 11:43 AM   #12
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looking cool.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:00 PM   #13
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Better question:

What ISN'T awesome about riding a bike?

Well, besides getting hit by idiot drivers.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:06 PM   #14
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Getting soaked commuting because I keep forgetting to pick up some fenders.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:09 PM   #15
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Getting soaked commuting because I keep forgetting to pick up some fenders.
Yeah my messenger bag is a mess from road debris.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:11 PM   #16
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Getting soaked commuting because I keep forgetting to pick up some fenders.
DANG IT i keep forgetting to do that... it's been bizarrely warm this month so i'm gonna get caught off guard when winter finally hits. Suggestions for fenders?? Anyone?
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Old 11-18-08, 12:13 PM   #17
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"Oh thank God/Satan/Zeus/Quetzalquotal that my lock has not been cut," is never fun. Relieving, but not exactly fun.

I have the most fun riding to/from class.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:16 PM   #18
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I saw a bike the other day that someone had duct taped some cardboard on the fork and seatpost for mudguards. That can't be EFFECTIVE at ****ing all.
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Blasting out of work late at night (I work at a movie theater) onto a barren Main St. and flying through town not having to worry about cars... That's always so fun because I'm psyched to be out of work and even more psyched to bike home in those conditions...

OR! Going TO work during rush hour / school getting out and weaving through each neighborhood faster than any car could ever hope to go in all that traffic, watching jealous drivers stopped in a gridlocked traffic light...
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Old 11-18-08, 12:29 PM   #20
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Best part is when a random cute girl comes up to you and makes small talk. Even better when there are a bunch of "brahs" around with fancy clothes, SUVs with rims, popped collars, faux-hawks, etc.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:36 PM   #21
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Old 11-18-08, 01:09 PM   #22
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That head-wind I was fighting the other day was not fun.
i don't know about you guys but i always have a head wind
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Old 11-18-08, 01:24 PM   #23
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Best part is when a random cute girl comes up to you and makes small talk. Even better when there are a bunch of "brahs" around with fancy clothes, SUVs with rims, popped collars, faux-hawks, etc.
I had this girl walk up to me while I was outside working on my bike. Her only statement was, "Now that's what I call a bike." I shoulda got her digits.
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I had this girl walk up to me while I was outside working on my bike. Her only statement was, "Now that's what I call a bike." I shoulda got her digits.
I wish it were that easy for me!
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I don't know about you guys, but I always have head noise.
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