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    The title on this one got me, here's the story. So while I was out riding around after work today something happened that made me lol just a little. I was on my 84 raleigh olympian which is not currently setup fixed gear, i've got a 1x8 setup on it now. It's got some double straps and some chopped risers bars and looks rather "fixie-ish" if you will. Anyway, I cut through a local strip mall on the way back to my house and as I passed by the Target, some dude coming out was like "whoa look at that fixie". As soon as I heard that I stopped pedaling and began to coast. No sooner do I start coasting and the dude then goes "aawww no it's not" and you could totally hear the disappointment in his voice. I let out a laugh and continued on my way. Some people are to funny. Sweet fixie, bro. lol

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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
    "tzzzzzzzzzzz...."
    "awwww."

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    if you can't look at a bike and realize it's not a fixie by the rear derailleur, you deserve disappointment.

    hahaha, Tzzzzz. i think i'm going to start making that noise when i slow down on my fixed gear.

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    anyone know what kind of chainring that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    if you can't look at a bike and realize it's not a fixie by the rear derailleur, you deserve disappointment.

    hahaha, Tzzzzz. i think i'm going to start making that noise when i slow down on my fixed gear.
    internally geared hub. yes i know from close on the driveside you can tell, but a ways away/non driveside nah

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    I didn't see anything in Dan's story that would imply he had an IGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin View Post
    The title on this one got me, here's the story. So while I was out riding around after work today something happened that made me lol just a little. I was on my 84 raleigh olympian which is not currently setup fixed gear, i've got a 1x8 setup on it now. It's got some double straps and some chopped risers bars and looks rather "fixie-ish" if you will. Anyway, I cut through a local strip mall on the way back to my house and as I passed by the Target, some dude coming out was like "whoa look at that fixie". As soon as I heard that I stopped pedaling and began to coast. No sooner do I start coasting and the dude then goes "aawww no it's not" and you could totally hear the disappointment in his voice. I let out a laugh and continued on my way. Some people are to funny. Sweet fixie, bro. lol
    I rode on a group bike ride (with an almost entirely female bike club which was sweet), and they all assumed I was riding fixed gear on my 2x9 until we finished the ride. lol

    They were all on their commuter bikes, so half were road bikes with fenders and racks, the other mountain bikes with slick tires and mustache bars and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    anyone know what kind of chainring that is?
    Shimano, I think.
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    When I am on my road bike people usually assume I am riding a fixed gear because of how slow I am.

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    knowing that bike was built for the street makes me sad...
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
    "tzzzzzzzzzzz...."
    "awwww."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    anyone know what kind of chainring that is?
    Shimano Olympic

    http://www.tracksupermarket.com/inde...roducts_id=534

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    $125.00
    Well we wouldn't want to do anything half-assed, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    That Alpina fork is stock with Dolan, it's one of the several carbon forks that have a track rake. They also come stock on Tiemeyers.

    Again, by the time he gets going on his ratio, his opponents would probably be 100 metres down the track.
    He probably has one of those ramps they use at the start of time trials in the TdF. Good luck stopping that freight train once it gets going, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    "tzzzzzzzzzzz...."
    LOOOOOOOOOL.
    Not sure why I found this so funny...but I'm crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    wow, do you know everything? Impressive.

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    Are people being sarcastic? It says SHIMANO right on it! Four times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish5178 View Post
    Are people being sarcastic? It says SHIMANO right on it! Four times!
    no I had never seen that before and I was wondering. It looks thick and beefy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish5178 View Post
    Are people being sarcastic? It says SHIMANO right on it! Four times!
    Not really. Actually that chainring is a pretty rare bird. I've only seen a Shimano Olympic twice since 2004.

    I found the Japanese site with them last year. I was tempted to order some. But, I passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    How does one "race" "not competitively"?
    By not caring how you place, just enjoying the experience.

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    I dont think it's shimano. PRobably some off brand that is taking the same name

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
    I dont think it's shimano. PRobably some off brand that is taking the same name
    I don't know of any knock-offs that exist (like the vintage campy). I do know that authentic ones are around here and there.

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    I've seen several of them (online of course). Didn't realize they were rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    By not caring how you place, just enjoying the experience.
    By definition, the verb "race" means "competition", as in "compete in a race" If you are there just "for the experience," then you are not "racing", you are "participating." Some people participate in events like marathons, but only a few are there racing in competition for meaningful results. Many people ride their track bikes on a velodrome for exercise or fun, which is fine and dandy, but they are not racing.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Riding around in DC, I got cut off and almost hit by a guy in a Ferrari.

    On this bike? Might have seemed more fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    wow, do you know everything? Impressive.
    Or he just knows how to read.

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    thanckx.
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