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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 05-13-09, 09:49 PM   #351
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I got in a "mishap" the other day and was thinking how perfect it would've been for this thread. Unfortunately, I have a mac so no MS Paint. Sorry Guys.
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Old 05-13-09, 09:57 PM   #352
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Yeah, what the hell, you guys are being too safe.

I agree! Cmon!
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Old 05-13-09, 10:15 PM   #353
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I got in a "mishap" the other day and was thinking how perfect it would've been for this thread. Unfortunately, I have a mac so no MS Paint. Sorry Guys.
That's no excuse, I did my last in Tux Paint.


Hey, they have it for Mac, C'mon, makes you feel like you're 5 years old again...
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Old 05-13-09, 10:44 PM   #354
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I had no idea tux paint existed, i downloaded it and ill get to work on it soon. But in my incident i dislocated my thumb and its still pretty hard to use. Ill try to get it up ASAP.
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Old 05-13-09, 11:54 PM   #355
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I got in a "mishap" the other day and was thinking how perfect it would've been for this thread. Unfortunately, I have a mac so no MS Paint. Sorry Guys.
i was about to suggest photoshop, but maybe not every mac user runs cs on their system?
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Old 05-14-09, 01:08 AM   #356
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Long story short: Tried to give ur up a hill, chain jumped, fell face to bars and nuts to top tube, rolled to a gentle stop in the grass.
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Old 05-14-09, 05:12 AM   #357
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^ lol what?!
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Old 05-14-09, 07:28 AM   #358
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I had a pretty dumb one yesterday but I am busy right now, I will post it later today or tomorrow. Have I posted the most in this thread? I guess I am the worst cyclist or something...
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Old 05-14-09, 10:37 AM   #360
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^ lol what?!
I suck at paint.

When I mashed my foot down it caused the chain to jump somehow. With no resistance, all that excess force sent me flying forward out of the saddle, but somehow I didn't actually fall over. I just rolled to a stop with my nuts on the top tube, my face on my stem, and my arms draped over my handlebars.
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Old 05-14-09, 11:20 AM   #361
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Old 05-14-09, 10:59 PM   #362
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my worst mishap to date

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Old 05-14-09, 11:41 PM   #363
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Nearly 11pm, final exam in less than 36 hours--one pic coming up!
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Old 05-15-09, 12:58 AM   #364
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Via TinyPic:









EDIT: Ha, I just realized that some of my text got cut off somewhere along the way. In case you can't tell, I got my handlebars stuck in the fence and flew off the bike. I wasn't hurt, but that wouldn't have happened if I hadn't removed my barends.

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Old 05-16-09, 11:35 PM   #365
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back to the top you go
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Old 05-18-09, 07:20 AM   #366
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The dream is probably better than the reality could have been.
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Old 05-19-09, 12:33 AM   #367
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Fooling around outside one summer. My mate was was strafing me on his bike....

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Old 05-19-09, 02:49 AM   #368
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That looks damn painful. Never have ridden in flip flops and probably never will now. Thanks for the heads up : )
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Old 05-28-09, 12:17 AM   #369
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Old 05-28-09, 12:24 AM   #370
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I plowed into a car today. I don't feel like drawing the event, but here's what happened:

I've been messing with my brakes lately, and I guess I left too much brake cable between the brake arms; I'd noticed that it took a while to stop, even with the brake lever touching the handlebars, but I stupidly kept forgetting to fix it. So I was riding downtown, taking the lane because there isn't a bike lane, and I was approaching an intersection, where the light just turned green. I thought the cars would start moving quickly, but they didn't, and by the time I started braking it was too late; I swiftly hit the back of a big, stationary 'City of San Luis Obispo' pickup truck. I hit it straight-on, and wound up standing over my bike. No dents in the truck, nothing wrong with my frame or front wheel, and I'm fine. I talked to the driver, who was very concerned about me and not the truck, but I said everything was fine and we parted ways.

I think this thread is firmly engrained in my subconscious, because I yelled 'FFFUUUCCKKK' before I hit the truck.

That's three mishaps for me--all of which were entirely my fault.
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I plowed into a car today. I don't feel like drawing the event, but here's what happened:

I've been messing with my brakes lately, and I guess I left too much brake cable between the brake arms; I'd noticed that it took a while to stop, even with the brake lever touching the handlebars, but I stupidly kept forgetting to fix it. So I was riding downtown, taking the lane because there isn't a bike lane, and I was approaching an intersection, where the light just turned green. I thought the cars would start moving quickly, but they didn't, and by the time I started braking it was too late; I swiftly hit the back of a big, stationary 'City of San Luis Obispo' pickup truck. I hit it straight-on, and wound up standing over my bike. No dents in the truck, nothing wrong with my frame or front wheel, and I'm fine. I talked to the driver, who was very concerned about me and not the truck, but I said everything was fine and we parted ways.

I think this thread is firmly engrained in my subconscious, because I yelled 'FFFUUUCCKKK' before I hit the truck.

That's three mishaps for me--all of which were entirely my fault.
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Old 06-12-09, 06:07 AM   #373
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how do you forget to fix your brakes?
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Old 06-12-09, 09:33 AM   #374
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Yeah, pretty stupid--they would work, but not all that well.
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