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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 11-22-08, 01:18 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-22-08, 01:20 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-22-08, 01:22 AM   #3
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my roommate is training to be a firefighter. i don't like him.
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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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Old 11-22-08, 01:44 AM   #5
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bite your tongue. bikesdirect delivering delicious taiwanese glory daily! haha
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...featuring lead paint so don't actually taste it.

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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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Old 11-22-08, 03:08 AM   #8
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...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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Old 11-22-08, 04:30 AM   #9
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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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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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And proud of the fact that it was made in Taiwan.
Your self esteem is amazing
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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
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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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Old 11-22-08, 10:25 AM   #14
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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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I think I wore one of these for 48 hours str8 once. Does that count?
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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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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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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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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!

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