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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 03-28-11, 03:59 PM   #51
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Then what's stopping you?
a large man on a small bike.
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Old 03-28-11, 04:06 PM   #52
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Sometimes I make kludgy repairs and leave them for weeks or months. I had the rear brake cable on my mountain bike attached to a guide with a grocery store twist-tie for a season and a half.
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Old 03-28-11, 04:07 PM   #53
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a large man on a small bike.
We have two of these at Bikerowave. Needless to say, I can't ride them.

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Old 03-28-11, 04:41 PM   #54
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i want to kick and hit every single car i pass
i want to kick and hit every single ped i pass
i want to kick and hit every single dog i pass
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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Old 03-28-11, 05:03 PM   #55
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I hate risers!




Also, Kilo's do nothing for me. They're just mehhhh
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Old 03-28-11, 08:35 PM   #56
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moar confesshun

I don't find pursuit bikes with slopping top tubes appealing at all.

Lugs are nice, but I wouldn't pay an extra amount of money for them.

I want a Tiemeyer.

I think compact geometry is generally okay.

I think steel is only real to a certain extent.

I don't find Brooks saddle aesthetically appealing. It works on some bikes but not all.

I go "pssh, what a Fred" when I see an expensive road bike with platform pedals.
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Old 03-28-11, 08:36 PM   #57
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okay that's not confessing that's just bragging. i agree with all those.

confession- i want a coaster brake on my track bike.
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Old 03-28-11, 08:41 PM   #58
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I go "pssh, what a Fred" when I see an expensive road bike with platform pedals.
There are at least 3 guys at my university that I regularly see riding bikes with LOOK style pedals wearing sneakers (or once, TOMS). One is a Specialized, the other a LeMond, not sure about the third. I really wonder.


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confession- i want a coaster brake on my track bike.
I think, secretly, we all do.
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Old 03-28-11, 09:05 PM   #59
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Confessions - I sometimes (actually pretty often) hang a Star Wars Darth Vader lego figure from my saddle rails.
I also have a tracko and cadence sticker on my bike.

My bike is definitely me!
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Old 03-28-11, 09:12 PM   #60
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I love to skid

I love when random people give my bikes compliments

I ride brakeless

I like to showoff my bike as much as possible

I like risers

I sometimes like aerospokes

I judge people who ride SS and not fixed

I ride my bike to the bar
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Old 03-28-11, 09:22 PM   #61
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Old 03-28-11, 09:30 PM   #62
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I occasionally make snarky comments to roadies, and then immediately feel like an *******.
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i judge people who ride ss and not fixed
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I track stand at lights with the hopes that people are watching
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Old 03-29-11, 12:16 AM   #65
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I want an arrospok for the summer.
^ kinda this
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Old 03-29-11, 12:17 AM   #66
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Wow, this thread has turned into an amazing group therapy session!



Conf.-I go back and forth on what handlebars I am using, it often depends on how and where I wanna ride.
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Old 03-29-11, 01:43 AM   #67
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I've considered shaving my legs.

I've been dropped.

Considering a new ti race bike.

Really want ti.

Used to me is new.

I ride probably further right than I need to, because I'm sometimes scared of getting run over by inattentive drivers. Mostly late at night, DUI'o'clock. Even during the day, depending. Should take the lane more often. But it's generally high-speed, arterial roads with no shoulders or expectations of bicycles.

Wish there were more bike lanes, or at least shoulders, around here.

I enjoy frequenting A&S.
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Old 03-29-11, 02:00 AM   #68
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I like derailleurs.
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**** got GOOD since YoBoi...

my track bike and road bike boost my confidence a thousandfold when supping girls

i wish i could wheelie and backwards circle and keo spin just so i could sup girls more
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Old 03-29-11, 05:48 AM   #70
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this wins.
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I dislike "classy" bikes. Leather tape, brooks saddles, etc. Get that **** out of my sight and back to the early 1900's.

I can't justify owning two of the same type of bike. Ironically enough, I currently have two road bikes... and to make matters worse, they are the same model... just a few years apart, with different paint jobs and components.

The one I put more effort into finding is the less nice one. Still debating which one I'll sell.

Lately, I've been paying more attention to road bikes than to sweet fixies.

With time, I've come to see sweet fixies as more of a just for fun, simple, easily customizable commuter / beater thing. Not so much as a serious ride anymore.

I can't ever see myself not owning a sweet fixie.

The word "fixie" is stupid. I use it ironically.

Almost everyone I know personally uses the word "fixie" seriously. This includes coworkers at the shop.

Most of my coworkers' sweet fixies are expensive, "rare" track bikes that they've spent way too much money on, yet still can't figure out how to setup in a non-Jackass way.

Yes, I'm currently working at a bike shop. It might be short-lived.

I love bikes, but I'm not really into the "scene".

Moving from fixies to roadies. Ironic use of words. Currently working at a shop. Anti-scene. AND I wear skinny and cutoff jeans. Holy ****, I AM a hipster.

I'm kind of fat, don't have any piercings or sick ink so maybe it cancels out.

I gained MAD weight over this winter. Feeling super slow.

I'm doing the 5 borough tour this year. Really doing it for friends who were excited to get into it.

I prefer to ride alone.

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Old 03-29-11, 09:04 AM   #72
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gah, so much of this thread applies.

Confession: Now that a bunch of friends ride fixed, I want to switch back to geared on group rides just to be the different one.
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I track stand at lights with the hopes that people are watching
On the contrary, I don't track stand at lights for fear that people are watching.
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yesyesyesyesyesyesyes
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confession- i want a coaster brake on my track bike.
going one further I am envious of the rad coaster rake bike I built my wife
its an 18h coaster brake laced to an ma40 in the rear the rest of the bike is nothing special but the low spoke count kick ass rim and coaster make me giggle inside
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