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    fixed-gear vs mv

    I'm a ff in san diego and during my shift today (i'm still at work - 24hr shifts) we responded to a mva (motor vehicle accident). as a longtime no-brake rider i was surprised to see a passenger vehicle with a frank damage to it's left headlamp and a fixed-gear bike broke in two. the rider will be okay and charges will not be filled to the driver of the car. it happened at night and the fixed-gear head no lights and no brake. the bike looked to me like one of those cheap fixed gear bikes sold at bikes direct.
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    Care to add some flavor? Your post is a bit too dry to elicit a real response.

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    my roommate is training to be a firefighter. i don't like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    my roommate is training to be a firefighter. i don't like him.
    Start a fire and see how good he is.

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    bite your tongue. bikesdirect delivering delicious taiwanese glory daily! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    bikesdirect delivering delicious taiwanese glory daily!
    ...featuring lead paint so don't actually taste it.

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    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
    Care to add some flavor? Your post is a bit too dry to elicit a real response.
    wish i could - but the medics tx him to the er.

    however he was lucid to person place and time with good motor x4.

    he should be okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
    ...featuring lead paint so don't actually taste it.
    That's a problem with Chinese products. And why would anyone taste a bike frame?

    Mmm delicious 4130 chromo...

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    I love Taiwanese Bike builders!

    They are making awesome frames!

    All this made in America **** is crap! So stupid! I guess not being American, I don't care, but I don't care about made in the UK. I don't care about where it was made, as long as it was made well with skill, craftmanship and a company that will back up the work!

    I love my Specialized Enduro S-Works! One of the most amazing frames. And proud of the fact that it was made in Taiwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    All this made in America **** is crap! So stupid!
    That's a little harsh, but I do have a giggle everytime I look at my Trek520 - there's a sticker on the rear fork that proudly proclaims that it was 'hand built in the USA' ... that sticker is crooked and has a wrinkle in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    And proud of the fact that it was made in Taiwan.
    Your self esteem is amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
    wish i could - but the medics tx him to the er.

    however he was lucid to person place and time with good motor x4.
    Either:
    a) you're really tired
    b) you're not a native english speaker
    c) you're talking in fireman code
    d) I don't speak computer good
    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
    it sounds like a jet engine behind you supposively

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky viking View Post
    Either:
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    b) you're not a native english speaker
    c) you're talking in fireman code
    d) I don't speak computer good
    if i was to hazard a guess,

    the "flashy lights people" "took" him to the "hospital." he "knew what the deal was" and "could move four of his limbs."

    do i win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky viking View Post
    Either:
    a) you're really tired
    b) you're not a native english speaker
    c) you're talking in fireman code
    d) I don't speak computer good
    you try pulling a 24 hour shift (as a FireFighter) Ill bet you will not be half as alert as he is
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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I think I wore one of these for 48 hours str8 once. Does that count?
    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
    it sounds like a jet engine behind you supposively

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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    That's a little harsh, but I do have a giggle everytime I look at my Trek520 - there's a sticker on the rear fork that proudly proclaims that it was 'hand built in the USA' ... that sticker is crooked and has a wrinkle in it

    Richard
    thats funny. Unless I know something is a quality product, i don't think of made in america as a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    if i was to hazard a guess,

    the "flashy lights people" "took" him to the "hospital." he "knew what the deal was" and "could move four of his limbs."

    do i win?
    10-4

    ...i mean, that would be correct
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    Translation Contest

    TX = transferred
    ER = emergency room
    X4 = four times (4 times what, I don't know)

    DDD: 3pts

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    gl hf dd nr20

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    I think this thread could (and should) evolve into the very first anti-Bikes Direct thread in the entire history of Bike Forums.

    After all, only someone who would buy a BD bike would get hit by a car. Silly stupids!

    bf

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