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    forum split proposal

    I was wondering why the other bike forums have various road bike disciplines like touring, racing, tech and such. Does anybody else think it may be about time to spin off the single speed from the fixed gear to have it's own section in the forum area. They spun off track to it's own area and lets face it, Single speed is it's own discipline which is different from fixed gear. I have and love some single speed bikes but I think there is a bit of confusion about the difference between the two so that each would benefit from the parting. Maybe this has been suggested before and I am just unaware of it. If so what was the consensus? What say you all?

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    I don't see the need too - it's two similar "cultures" and it really comes down to technique and preference. Also, the very nature of the fact that hubs are flip-flop perhaps speaks to the nature of this forum, it can be flipped if need be.

    Personally, I like it all mixed up - I ride SS but appreciate fixed as much as everyone. It also helps to inch me closer to make the transition one fine day.....

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    there's barely enough insightful/unique information to justify one board, let alone two.

    A bike is a bike is a bike.

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    Only if tronguy stays in the SS forum away from me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo
    there's barely enough insightful/unique information to justify one board, let alone two.
    I second that.
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    I third that.

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    i liked it mixed up as well. i think those that come here to ask questions and learn are just going to learn that much more about the subtle differences and many similarities between the two setups. i'm sure most to all of us that frequent this forum would be in both forums after the split, turning it back into one forum in a sense.

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    While there is a lot of unnecessary banter in here, I look at this place like a pub of onegearedness. Trash is talked, feelings hurts, noses snubbed, but in the end, splitting it up would be a mistake as it appears that there are some crossover riders here (like myself) who delve into both freewheeled mayhem as well as fixed gear disonance and occasionally can offer some insight.

    Keep 'em together...if you don't like what is being said, put those individuals on your ignore list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    While there is a lot of unnecessary banter in here, I look at this place like a pub of onegearedness. Trash is talked, feelings hurts, noses snubbed, but in the end, splitting it up would be a mistake as it appears that there are some crossover riders here (like myself) who delve into both freewheeled mayhem as well as fixed gear disonance and occasionally can offer some insight.

    Keep 'em together...if you don't like what is being said, put those individuals on your ignore list.
    yeah, us trackies gotta help out those ******bag SS'ers as much as possible...damn freewheelers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    yeah, us trackies gotta help out those ******bag SS'ers as much as possible...damn freewheelers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    Only if tronguy stays in the SS forum away from me!

    I second this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    While there is a lot of unnecessary banter in here, I look at this place like a pub of onegearedness. Trash is talked, feelings hurts, noses snubbed, but in the end, splitting it up would be a mistake as it appears that there are some crossover riders here (like myself) who delve into both freewheeled mayhem as well as fixed gear disonance and occasionally can offer some insight.

    Keep 'em together...if you don't like what is being said, put those individuals on your ignore list.

    I also second this.

    If they divide us, then they conquer us.
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    Personally, I'd rather have this section of the forum censor and prude free....and renamed "Cycling's Bastard Children"
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    One Cog, One Gear, One Forum.

    Doesn't matter if you prefer to coast or not...it's still one gear. Plus we are here to edumacate each other on the joy and pain of riding a bicycle with 2 wheels and one gear. As Thomas "Roadkill" Anderson once said:

    Never snub any rider no matter what he rides. Someday we will need every brother we can get to fight off the man trying to outlaw us.

    (Got that from some mini book about Harley riders but felt it approriate in this thread)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    yeah, us trackies gotta help out those ******bag SS'ers as much as possible...damn freewheelers...
    you cannot call yourself a trackie if you don't race track.

    it's the law, this trackie says so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    yeah, us trackies gotta help out those ******bag SS'ers as much as possible...damn freewheelers...
    One day your knees will say "no more" and you will also become a freewheeler. It's a cruel destiny, but there is still joy in ******baggery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fore
    you cannot call yourself a trackie if you don't race track.

    it's the law, this trackie says so.
    ive been on a track...and I don't give a damn what you say...converted road bikes are fixies..my bike isn't a fixie. its a track bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    ive been on a track...and I don't give a damn what you say...converted road bikes are fixies..my bike isn't a fixie. its a track bike.
    Wow, for non-conformists, this bourgeoisie attitude is funny. Fixie/track, hollandaise/bearnaise. Close enough. Besides, if I made a track bike into a s/s with a freewheel, would it still be a 'track' bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    ive been on a track...and I don't give a damn what you say...converted road bikes are fixies..my bike isn't a fixie. its a track bike.
    My wife is female. So is my daughter. So are many of my friends, and dammit, my mother is too.

    Just 'cause I hang around them doesn't mean I know what it's like to be a woman.

    I could wear a dress and put a kotex in my joe boxers.

    Wouldn't mean I know what it's like to be a woman.

    You got a track bike, you ride it on the street you're a fixie.



    By and by, we divide, we're conquered. I've seen it happen other places, it'll happen here.

    I vote we stay the same. Or you'll kill the forum for what its. That said, Don D will jump on it so he fits in. Seems to be he's either killed other forums as well, from what some people have told me on the side. I understand the reason, but it make sense to stick together. We all get snobbed enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don d.
    I third that.
    **** your **** Don. I mean ***** shoelaces ****** *** ****** ** ******** ***** cynical **** ******* transvestite rollerblader style ***** ******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Personally, I'd rather have this section of the forum censor and prude free....and renamed "Cycling's Bastard Children"
    Ha ha. I couldn't agree more. My vote is for "Clycling's Bastard Children".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy
    Wow, for non-conformists, this bourgeoisie attitude is funny.
    Who said we are all non-conformists? I go to work, wear clothes, bathe, eat food bought in a store, pay bills, like to buy things, speak, breathe, sleep, ride a fixed-gear bike along with thousands of others in this country. Can't say I fit the bill. Are you a non-conformist if you dress like a punk? wrong. Hate the Government? lots of company there. Are angry and pissed off? Welcome to the club. Live naked in a tree, subsisting on meal worms and sewing sweaters to help arctic fowl in southern Australia that have fallen victim to man's wrath by living in an oil slick caused by a shipwrecked tanker? okay maybe...

    As Marlon "Wild One" Brando would say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten

    I could wear a dress and put a kotex in my joe boxers.
    Though that was part of the whole swabbies across the equator ritual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    ive been on a track...and I don't give a damn what you say...converted road bikes are fixies..my bike isn't a fixie. its a track bike.
    riding on a track and racing on a track are two completely different beasts.

    i was never questioning whether or not you ride a "fixie" or a track bike. i'm simply stating that if you dont race on the track, you shouldn't call yourself a trackie. whether or not you ride a track bike or a fixie is irrelevant.

    come up to kenosha on a tuesday night of your choosing, and sign up to race. it's not expensive, 20 bucks. it's not far. if you dont have a car i'm sure you can find a ride now that northbrook is closed for the year. there should be more than a few folks heading up this way to race.

    or is sanctioned racing too "mainstream" for you? if it'll help make up your mind, you don't have to wear any flashy lycra. last year a few of the 13/14 year olds raced in regular teeshirts and shorts.
    i ride bikes.

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