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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 05-06-09, 10:27 PM   #1
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Show me your mom's bike (aka Happy Mother's Day!)

I picked this up a few years ago at Value Village for $14 and gave it to my mom. It has a basket now and it still rules.

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Old 05-07-09, 08:05 AM   #2
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Why don't I ever find bikes like this for $14? Sheesh.

My mom told me she wants a bike so I gotta be looking around ... I wonder what the chances of me getting her to ride a fixed gear are ...
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Old 05-07-09, 08:13 AM   #3
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kilo, definitely a kilo
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Why don't I ever find bikes like this for $14? Sheesh.

My mom told me she wants a bike so I gotta be looking around ... I wonder what the chances of me getting her to ride a fixed gear are ...
I do believe Bikes Direct still has some Pink Motobecane Messengers if your mom like Pink.
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Old 05-07-09, 08:25 AM   #5
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kilo, definitely a kilo
Haha ... I was hoping someone would say this. You guys never fail me.
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My Mom is a real character, so I was not surprised to find her at the local Performance Bikes riding a beach cruiser around the interior of the store with a sales guy in tow trying to explain to her that she can't ride the bike around inside. So she takes it out in the parking lot, goes for a quick spin, brings the bike back in, and says, "I don't like it. I didn't feel like I was flying." That's my mom. She rides a Dahon now, though I'm not sure she gets that flying sensation from it.
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My mom wants an electric bike. Which is better than no bike, I guess.
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My mother just asked me to rebuild her old schwinn (YUSSSS!), I'm not sure exactly what it is though, I haven't seen it yet. I'm excited though.
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My mom is a roadie.
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does your mom have feet? how does she pedal?
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the fam pitched in and got this for her Bday this year, her and my dad ride bike paths together, and she was riding a wally world mtb..ugh

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Aw, you guys are so nice to your moms! Makes me feel like a bad son. Course, I am the only one in my family who has a passion for bicycles. Still.
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My mom has two bicycles, albeit bad ones, but she makes no effort to ride them. She wants this light blue Schwinn, though, that we saw at the store. I doubt she would ride it, either way.

My sister, who bought a ss/fg for 400$, rode it a few times around the time she purchased it, but has not really touched it since. She claims she does ride it, but I touch it more than she does only when I am parking my bike next to hers.

I wish my family was more into cycling.
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does your mom have feet? how does she pedal?
She rides with Look clipless pedals.
It's weird, because my parents have been avid cyclists their whole lives. My mom is a triathalete and my dad rides trails all the time.

I'm thinking about taking my mom out on a long ride for mom's day too.
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So jealous of your family. Mine are not athletic at all. I love em though.
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