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    fixed gear speech, need some help please!

    hey guys im doing an informative speech on fixed gear bikes.

    i need some pictures/ info (mainly info and websites) of fixed gear bikes being a part of pop culture, so like
    - fashion, like bikes being printed on shirts
    - commercials/ movies/ tv shows etc.
    - celebrities posing on fixed gear bikes
    - and other suggestions?


    thanks

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    just show them this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOuSc4prPdM

    then shake up a PBR and sud the hell out of everyone in the room, yelling "YOU BEEN SCHOOLED" then run out of the room

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    what the **** did i just watch...

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    oh i'm sorry i meant to post this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzocvh60xBU

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    just show them this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOuSc4prPdM

    then shake up a PBR and sud the hell out of everyone in the room, yelling "YOU BEEN SCHOOLED" then run out of the room
    Umm...train wreck effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    oh i'm sorry i meant to post this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzocvh60xBU
    An improvement over the previous video. I actually laughed at this one.
    "Richard Head," haha.
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    nobody wants to hear about hipsters and fixes nobody... a speech about garbage men and their daily work would better at least those people have jobs.

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    fixie kids work in media

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    people call my wife and i hipsters, but we both hold full time jobs. hipster does not mean unemployed sir.
    I am not the company I keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephb View Post
    hey guys im doing an informative speech on fixed gear bikes.

    i need some pictures/ info (mainly info and websites) of fixed gear bikes being a part of pop culture, so like
    - fashion, like bikes being printed on shirts
    - commercials/ movies/ tv shows etc.
    - celebrities posing on fixed gear bikes
    - and other suggestions?


    thanks
    Check out: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...amp-Fixed-Gear






    Dude, you are going to have to do your own research and make your own conclusions and opinions. That is the point of the assignment. The point is not to "Ask a forum to do your work for you and turn in whatever they give you." Is it?

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    Fixies are very obscure and underground, most of the people in the audience probably won't even know what one is they will be like "what is a fixie that is very obscure and underground only bike messengers know about them!"

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    I'm going to go sell my bike now, OP+that video just made my genitals retract into my body

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    OP - I'm going to repeat the response given to your first post 9 months ago by member HandsomeRyan (sic):

    How many online forum group members does it take to change a lightbulb?

    ◘ 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.
    ◘ 4 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.
    ◘ 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
    ◘ 6 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
    ◘ 5 to flame the spell checkers.
    ◘ 4 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
    ◘ 6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"...another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
    ◘ 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp".
    ◘ 5 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.
    ◘ 1 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy".
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    ◘ 3 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb group about changing light bulbs be stopped.
    ◘ 2 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group.
    ◘ 6 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique, and what brands are faulty.
    ◘ 7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
    ◘ 4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.
    ◘ 3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.
    ◘ 3 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".
    ◘ 2 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
    ◘ 9 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three".
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    ◘ 4 to ask what is a "FAQ".
    ◘ 4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
    ◘ 3 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".
    ◘ 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again....
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    Funny thing is, I am doing a 'How-To' speech for one of my college Classes, and it's 'How to be a Hipster'

    Included in the speech is a bit about fixed gears, and included in that bit, is a quote from a signature from a member on this board, 'If it's not Fixed, It's BROKEN.'

    /speech
    No matter how bad things get, they can't get any better, and they can't get any worse, things are what they are, so you better get used to it Nancy, quit your B*tchin'

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    roll in and give the speech while track standing

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    Quote Originally Posted by cg1985 View Post
    Included in the speech is a bit about fixed gears, and included in that bit, is a quote from a signature from a member on this board, 'If it's not Fixed, It's BROKEN.'

    /speech
    If it's fixed, don't brake it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Check out: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...amp-Fixed-Gear






    Dude, you are going to have to do your own research and make your own conclusions and opinions. That is the point of the assignment. The point is not to "Ask a forum to do your work for you and turn in whatever they give you." Is it?
    im not asking you guys to draw conclusions and opinions. im asking for some facts. i figure you guys would have pictures of these kinds of things, but i realize now that most of the people on this forum are too self absorbed and cant spend 10 seconds to find a file from their computer but can spend 10 second to think of a 'witty' reply. thanks yall


    but for those who can help, pictures would still be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephb View Post
    im not asking you guys to draw conclusions and opinions. im asking for some facts. i figure you guys would have pictures of these kinds of things, but i realize now that most of the people on this forum are too self absorbed and cant spend 10 seconds to find a file from their computer but can spend 10 second to think of a 'witty' reply. thanks yall


    but for those who can help, pictures would still be much appreciated.
    did YOU ever take the time to search This Section?

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    Facts? What facts do you want from us?

    I'm pretty sure you know by now that we are not those who care about the stuff you are trying to make speech about. It actually is the worst subjects one could ever ask on BFSSFG, just go find the Jared Leto thread and you'll see. However, we might be able to help you with more mechanical problems; how it works, bike geometries, frame materials, wheel materials, track athletes, velodrome...etc etc. A lot of the members are grown adults who probably doesn't care about the fashion stuff that are related to fixed gears. Then again, if you're pitching to a different type of audience, then you might be fine.

    What kind of audience are you pitching it to? I wouldn't exactly say you are doing a "fixed gear speech" but more or less about the roles fixed gear play in the pop culture.

    Google images yield many results for celebrities on fixed gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephb View Post
    im not asking you guys to draw conclusions and opinions. im asking for some facts. i figure you guys would have pictures of these kinds of things, but i realize now that most of the people on this forum are too self absorbed and cant spend 10 seconds to find a file from their computer but can spend 10 second to think of a 'witty' reply. thanks yall


    but for those who can help, pictures would still be much appreciated.

    My reply took more than 10 seconds, thank you.

    Also, are you typing from a cell phone or something? All of your posts are devoid of capital letters and apostrophes.

    Oh, and if you follow the link there is a thread with 300+ pages of photos. There's an even better thread with almost 100 pages of photos. But, that probably requires research, albeit clicking through 2 threads as opposed to reading the replies we write in this one.





    Dammit. I spent more than 10 seconds again.

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    OK, I feel bad now, being one of the grown adults here.

    On message boards, specific questions get specific answers. No one is here to write speeches. But, we are a helpful bunch...in general.

    Providing a vague outline for your speech isn't exactly gonna get us excited enough to write 500 word replies.

    Specific questions are:
    - Can you help me find 5 celebrities who ride fixed gear bikes?
    - Have fixed gear bikes been used in movies, TV shows, or commercials? If so, how?
    - Are fixed gear bikes featured on clothing like tshirts? If so, examples?
    - Who is Sisyphus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    ◘ 6 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
    The slash isn't right there. It should read, "6 to point out spelling and grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs."

    Just sayin'.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Instead, you should do an interpretive dance about fixed gear bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephb View Post
    im not asking you guys to draw conclusions and opinions. im asking for some facts. i figure you guys would have pictures of these kinds of things, but i realize now that most of the people on this forum are too self absorbed and cant spend 10 seconds to find a file from their computer but can spend 10 second to think of a 'witty' reply.
    How about we're not all the superficial dolts you take us to be?
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