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    What do others say about your bike?

    We all know what other forumers say about your bike... but what do people say to you in person?

    -a "fixy kid" told me how my ellipses were knockoffs of his velocities
    -another person told me my fender was 'gay' in the pouring rain. i was dry. he was not.
    -guy at bikeshop asked me if my concept was a leader.
    -dude with republic wanted to trade for my concept because his 'had more colors and mines was just lighter'

    things i get frequently:
    "that would look sick with b43s"
    "what the hell is a zipp?"
    "you should get risers"
    "why do you wear a helmet?"

    thats alot of the stuff on the top of my head, what do you hear?

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    The one guy at a bikestore really far from my house told me he really likes my bike but other than that just a few people saying "Panasonic makes bikes?!"

    Usually people don't say anything though.

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    Ugh...if I start, I'll be typing all day.

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    Not much about my bike, but my friends like to wear my lock and talk like rappers.

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    i'm so icy hot i need to put bleach on my skids to keep my underwear as fresh as my street cred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Ugh...if I start, I'll be typing all day.
    you better get started

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    "Where's the shifters and brakes on your bike?"
    "How do you stop on that thing?"
    "Nice/ dope bike component/ frame."
    "Sweet HED3/ trispoke; wanna trade me for _______?"
    (I get these the most when I'm riding for recreation on my vigorelli or poncept)

    I also got this one once before for no apparent reason:

    "$hitty 8itch hipster!"

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    "That's too much work for me. Put a motor on it."
    "Why doesn't it have a motor?"
    "How much didja spend on it?"
    When I told the guy, he said "You could have gotten a big screen for that much." 'Told him I have one.

    Usually from the chubby Marlboro crowd.
    Last edited by thompsonpost; 10-31-10 at 01:50 PM.

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    - Is it fast ???
    - you got no brakes on it ??
    - how much did it cost ?
    - how do you stop ?

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    why aren't you wearing skinny jeans?

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    Mostly just people on the internet who are jealous of my [spingery, lugged carbon fiber trek].

    Other than that, the Chesini is really the only one that gets the "I like your bike!", "Wait lemme see that shifter setup...", "You working?" comments.

    I don't have particularly flashy bikes.

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    Totally forgot about the time a woman in a late model BMW slowed down to yell at me "Use the sidewalk!" This was me fully clad in a kit. Anyways, I ended up catching up to her at a light and I knocked at her passenger side window and yelled "hey remember me?". She freaked out and ran the light which was protected by red light cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    totally forgot about the time a woman in a late model bmw slowed down to yell at me "use the sidewalk!" this was me fully clad in a kit. Anyways, i ended up catching up to her at a light and i knocked at her passenger side window and yelled "hey remember me?". She freaked out and ran the light which was protected by red light cameras.
    win !

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    "Nice fenders !"

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    the most common questions on the train/street
    where are your brakes?
    how do you stop?
    what if a car pulls out in front of you?
    why are your tires white?
    how much does it cost?

    people at critical mass, art hop, and other rides really like the chrome pista, except one guy who really hates my alex wheelset for whatever reason. last night at a halloween night ride about 4 people asked if they could take pics of the chrome pista, a couple wanted pics of me doing trackstands. the pink mercier gets lots of attention too, all my bike riding friends love the color, the non riding friends think i am crazy! the guys at the packing shed always ask why did you buy a pink bike, the ladies at the shed like the color.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] packing house ladies dig my chrome pista!!!

    coming soon....pics of my mid 80s full campagnolo record pista sannino track bike!!!

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    "Damn, you were flying."

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Totally forgot about the time a woman in a late model BMW slowed down to yell at me "Use the sidewalk!"
    Oh yeah, the stuff motorist yell is always the most inane.

    I was rolling up to a red light pretty late one evening a little while back, very little traffic on the street, just one car on the cross street at the intersection. I fully stopped at the light, well out of the intersection, waiting to go behind him once he passed. He rolled forward a few feet into the intersection, then stopped, looked at me, lurched forward a couple more feet, stopped again, looked at me some more...
    The whole time he had a green light and I was track standing, not making any attempt to enter the intersection at all.

    After a few seconds I got tired of his indecision and just went through the intersection in front of him, only to hear the guy yelling out his window after me:
    "RED LIGHT, *******!"

    Really?

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    Non cycling motorists are always a weird populace.... but it's always the survival of the fittest I heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peach-picker View Post

    people at critical mass, art hop, and other rides really like the chrome pista, except one guy who really hates my alex wheelset for whatever reason. last night at a halloween night ride about 4 people asked if they could take pics of the chrome pista, a couple wanted pics of me doing trackstands. the pink mercier gets lots of attention too, all my bike riding friends love the color, the non riding friends think i am crazy! the guys at the packing shed always ask why did you buy a pink bike, the ladies at the shed like the color.

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    -how much does it cost (my bike)?

    - why dont you do trick track?

    - he probably stole that

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    I get the occasional:
    "Spin mother****er spinnnnnnnnn."

    Staff at bike co-op:
    "That's a looong seat post."

    Some chick across the street:
    "Neat bike."

    Roadie:
    "I have a fixie too, yea...I don't like it."

    Those are the ones that I remember from this month..

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    People are normally like
    "wow! thats light"
    Or on one ride some guy said
    "see, feel this bike dude, thats what a good fixie is suppose to feel like"
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    Genius.
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    Save your dignity and go back to hopping curbs on your langster.
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    only thing cars are good for is hitting me

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    "Who rides fixie with cleats?"
    "Why do you have Ultegra shifters?"
    "get some gears"
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    I had a hispanic guy on 30th st in manhattan yell at me "yo that wheel looks cute on you"

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    Rofl, I got "Get some gears" once by some roadies riding in the middle of the night. My only reaction was to act shcoked and scream "Get some gears?!?!" per scrods shirt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Genius.
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    Save your dignity and go back to hopping curbs on your langster.
    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    only thing cars are good for is hitting me

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    "how do you stop if there are no brakes?"
    "what's your ratio?"
    "can you do a skid stop?"

    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    "Damn, you were flying."

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