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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 08-18-04, 07:29 PM   #1
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Whoever knows that messenger in Chicago

with the orange Litespeed, can you let him know it's a sweet ride?

I saw him for the first time yesterday on Illinois Street, then he turned and headed for lower Michigan. I didn't get close enough that time to see what kind of bike he had, but it looked good from a block away. Then today, I saw him again- this time, he was flitting down Washington, headed west from LaSalle. As he ripped past me (I was headed up LaSalle and about half a block away this time), I saw that bike.

It's beautiful.

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Old 08-18-04, 08:34 PM   #2
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Fixie? SS? Geared?
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Old 08-18-04, 08:49 PM   #3
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I haven't been close enough to see what's on the bike... yet. I'll catch him one day.

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Old 08-19-04, 07:44 AM   #4
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sounds like you got a little crush?
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"it looked good from a block away. "

yeah, i'd say a little crush....

heck, even MY bike looks good from a block away...
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Nah. No crush... not yet. That bike... it was a beautiful thang!

Not all bikes look good even from a block away for me. But every now and then, there's always a beautiful bike that catches my eye. Not often, but infrequently.

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Old 08-19-04, 10:10 AM   #7
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heck, even MY bike looks good from a block away...
odd...people have told me I am hot from a city mile back
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Old 08-19-04, 10:18 AM   #8
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I've seen Orange Look before at the TourDaChicago alleycats.
You might have to do it next winter Koffee.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:23 AM   #9
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Oh, I use that line lots, 'Great bike, Does your girlfriend ride too?'

Tire biter.

Remember highschool? Buggin' you I never had the car.

My new line is "Wow, you have beautiful legs, are you a cyclist?". (trying to find a girlfriend who rides.)

Hey, what is with the 'dumb' lady cyclists who don't wear helmets 'cause it squashes the hair?- ......
Stupidity is NOT a turn on.
I see that WAY too much, fashion or vanity?, is gonna get those poor ladies hurt.
Say 40% of female cyclists I see, don't wear helmets. Guys, 25%?????

And I thought guys were supposed to be the stupid macho ones. Hmmmmm.

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Hey, what is with the 'dumb' lady cyclists who don't wear helmets 'cause it squashes the hair?- ......
Stupidity is NOT a turn on.
I see that WAY too much, fashion or vanity?, is gonna get those poor ladies hurt.


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probably the same that wear shoes that deform their feet.
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but cycling caps are so fly
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I've seen Orange Look before at the TourDaChicago alleycats.
You might have to do it next winter Koffee.
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Hmmmm... I didn't think it was a Look- I thought for sure it said Litespeed.

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