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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 11-20-08, 01:00 AM   #1
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Why isnt there a fixie scene in dallas?

We suck too bad and im jealous of everyone else
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Old 11-20-08, 01:05 AM   #2
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people are too worried about tony romo's pinky to ride bikes
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Old 11-20-08, 01:06 AM   #3
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You just hav'nt found it yet.
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Old 11-20-08, 01:18 AM   #4
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cry about it
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Old 11-20-08, 01:19 AM   #5
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I see more and more of them. Of course, I have been riding mine for a little bit now, too.
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Old 11-20-08, 01:23 AM   #6
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because its dallas
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Old 11-20-08, 02:04 AM   #7
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we should start meeting up

get a little community goingggg
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Old 11-20-08, 02:51 AM   #8
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Dallas has been famous a Truck/Car/Freeway city since before my mom lived nearby. I'm thinking maybe its too hot to do anything other than sit in a car or an apartment with air conditioning? Heheh.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:31 AM   #9
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we need to outlaw the 5-letter F word on this site.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:48 AM   #10
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There isn't much of a FIXED GEAR community in dallas cause everyone drives a truck/suv/lifted-monstrosity-compensation-for-a-small-penis-mobiles! Even more drivers are out there now that some places are selling gas for $1.83 and dropping so people on bikes don't ride.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:49 AM   #11
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There are enough of us for a "scene" but we all live so far from each other, we'd
have to drive the bikes in to get together in a reasonable amount of time.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:56 AM   #12
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Fixie . . .aahhh ban the word already!
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Old 11-20-08, 08:31 AM   #13
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The fewer people on fixed gears means you are just THAT much more hip than everyone else!~!
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Old 11-20-08, 09:05 AM   #14
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Head over to the West End. Then get on the train and ride to HEB. That's where the REAL hipsters ride.
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The other evening, I saw about a half dozen riders on fixed gear bikes near the Whole Foods on Greenville. I guess that is about as hip as you get for Dallas...
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Ain't that funny? I left Bakersfield for 14 months to move to Reno. There is a scene there. Didn't even know of these scenes. When I got back to BAKO I saw fools riding around on Fixies, thinking WTF? Didn't see you fools before.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:09 AM   #17
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texas sucks =P
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There are enough of us for a "scene" but we all live so far from each other, we'd
have to drive the bikes in to get together in a reasonable amount of time.
i think that's the heart of the matter. when i was in school we had a fixed "scene" in lubbock. it only consisted of maybe 10 of us, but the city is so small that we are all within a couple miles from each other. dallas is freakin HUUUUUGE, and much like houston (where i grew up) there really isn't much of a downtown concentration of residential areas (that aren't the ghetto). everyone lives on the outskirts, pushing us further and further apart.
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i think that's the heart of the matter. when i was in school we had a fixed "scene" in lubbock. it only consisted of maybe 10 of us, but the city is so small that we are all within a couple miles from each other. dallas is freakin HUUUUUGE, and much like houston (where i grew up) there really isn't much of a downtown concentration of residential areas (that aren't the ghetto). everyone lives on the outskirts, pushing us further and further apart.
no sh-t you lived in lubbock?

wow. I grew up there, and still have family there. I'm going back in december and thinking about taking my bike so I can see what it's like to ride in a place that's totally flat and a constant headwind.
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yeah, I was raised in plano and I would definately say it's that there's just no one near eachother & it's a very car-centric culture. I just remember everybody having trucks and lifted cars when I lived there. I remeber back in high school there was this guy who had a loud speaker on his lifted truck and used to yell at people in the parking lot. silly. I was deffinately the only person at my school who rode a bike once we were old enough to drive. I loved my old GT performer <3. When I moved I had to sell it at a garage sale for $25 so I could have cash for the move. Sad. But unrelated. lol
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We suck too bad and im jealous of everyone else
Because you havnt made it happen Go! start a revolution! (or at least get some of your freinds into riding FG ) Its a start
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Fixie . . .aahhh ban the word already!
The "Fixie" riders are the ones that made it up!
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A lot of the scene elsewhere is centered around an urban university. Have you tried scoping out the campus in Dallas?



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Not pretentious enough?
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Maybe if Neiman's starts carrying a designer hipster line...

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There are enough of us for a "scene" but we all live so far from each other, we'd have to drive the bikes in to get together in a reasonable amount of time.
Hey, the velodrome is only 27 miles from city center!

Seriously, start throwing down a regular confab at W.R.L. (you can get there on the train) and see who prairie dogs. Establish a core, pick out a watering hole, hold an alleycat, Bob's your uncle.

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