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    Haterz on the road forum

    The Same Fixed Gear 'Hooligans' Riding with Lance

    I read the road forum much more than I do the SS/FG anymore. But every now and again one of these threads pops up and it's really annoying.
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    If it makes you happy, good. It's stupid how people try to justify themselves to others. Just ride your ****ing bike.

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    I think anger and defensiveness towards people who are VERY SLIGHTLY different than each other is hilarious!

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    I do think it is kind of dumb to ride a fixed gear for the entire tour route. MASH is nothing more than a group of marketers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgscordv6 View Post
    I do think it is kind of dumb to ride a fixed gear for the entire tour route. MASH is nothing more than a group of marketers.
    I do think it is kind of dumb to make blanket statements about a group of riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgscordv6 View Post
    I do think it is kind of dumb to ride a fixed gear for the entire tour route. MASH is nothing more than a group of marketers.
    the point------>
    ---->your head.

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    i hate it when people take something awesome like a bike and turn it into some bull**** status symbol and get a false sense of superiority.

    and i'm not hating on roadies, this goes for every cyclist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgscordv6 View Post
    I do think it is kind of dumb to ride a fixed gear for the entire tour route.
    Didnt the Tour De France exist before gears did?

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    the OP of the linked thread comes across as an obvious troll.

    that's what happens.

    "AND: "Why do those kids play that darned 'rock n roll' music so loudly?! Why don't you worship my God?! Why can't everyone have the same skin color as I?! "

    of course you're going to ruffle some feathers, no matter how good your intentions are when you act like a condescending prick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambutrol View Post
    The Same Fixed Gear 'Hooligans' Riding with Lance

    I read the road forum much more than I do the SS/FG anymore. But every now and again one of these threads pops up and it's really annoying.
    What was annoying about it? Did you bother to read the thread? The majority of the responses were positive.

    Even so, why the hell are you so pissed off that a group of ROAD riders are questioning why the MASH gang is touring? By touring on a fixed gear bike, at the end of the day, they are touring in a very inefficient (albeit their own) manner. Road cyclists have ever right to point this out. Do not fault them for that.

    You do realize that by running crying back to your little niche here on the SSFG board you are doing exactly what you are complaining about them doing, don't you?


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    a bunch of the guys on the road forum ride fixed gears to, so they agree that the post was in poor taste.

    I almost got pissed about it, but then I read what everyone else said.
    there are other things to worry about.
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    what the people in that forum don't know is that the guys riding multi gear bikes for stuff like tour de france practice on fixed gears too sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philofthefuture View Post
    what the people in that forum don't know is that the guys riding multi gear bikes for stuff like tour de france practice on fixed gears too sometimes.
    i'm pretty sure they know that.

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    Still gonna look at dumb****s who go "whooaaa fixed gear!!!!" like they're idiots.

    Still gonna look at dumb****s who go "pshhh... fixed gear..." like they're idiots.

    Still gonna ride my bike.

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    They seemed more incredulous than hater.

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    I thought that hating was the exclusive domain of the senior members of this forum.

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    what was the point of this thread other than to fan the flames, even though there's not much flaming going on to begin with?

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    i read and hate both forums.

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    I didn't notice much hate in that thread. A few don't really seem to get it, but thats their loss. Others were ambivalent and others showed some amount of respect for fixed gears. Who cares really. I ride gears and fixies...both have their place.

    Spinning down hills at 200rpms is fun for a bit, but really, its much faster and more comfortable to shift into the 53/12 or 53/11.

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    nobody else thinks the OP was being sarcastic in his post (the road post, not this one)? it seemed to me like he wanted to see what everyone had to say, then tried to predict what the haters would say, then tried to make it seem like the haters shouldn't hate because we are all on bikes...

    ...am i missing something?
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