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    Reply to your title quote

    "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? " Indeed! When I was under 20 I'd do 15-20 miles a day on a 20 inch banana bike converted to BMX with a solo seat & went "Mt. biking" off road all day on a 40lb single speed coaster brake bike.
    Now I am just over fifty & I'll take all the gears I can get. I am now old enough to appreciate the technology of deraileurs & shifters. It was cool to have the hottest legs around from riding single speeds when I was under 45 but nothing lasts forever so enjoy it while you can!

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    wat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetdude View Post
    wat
    Our subforum's; SS/FG's title quote is:

    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!

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    A wild roadie appears! Quick, hide your Vans!
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    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

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    I enjoy riding fixie for the fun of the work out and the thrills of riding around town through intersections and whatnot. Biking around like what some would call an idiot has its thrills and this is the best time to do it. Absolutely will get a roadie for long distance in the future though. Bike4lyfe

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    a sweet brakeless fixie is only good for having fun. any real rides need gears and brakes

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    what? NO! arp415's Avatar
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    Or balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    a sweet brakeless fixie is only good for having fun. any real rides need gears and brakes
    This is one of the dumbest things I've ever read on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    a sweet brakeless fixie is only good for having fun. any real rides need gears and brakes
    or at least a brake.
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    I am ****ing devoted too. I am moving into my friend's closet just so I can save up for bike stuff.
    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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    Here we go...

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    ...and a helmet...

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    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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    and bibs

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    :hugs:

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    ...and...
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    This is one of the dumbest things I've ever read on this forum.
    I dunno; I've definitely seen dumber...
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    The banana has spoken.
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    I dunno, I just ride. I don't think about it all that much.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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

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    Can we change it to fixed wheel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    a sweet brakeless fixie is only good for having fun. any real rides need gears and brakes
    When I saw this post I knew Scrod wouldn't be far behind.

    Unless someone plans on buying one for me, I don't plan on owning another bike with gears.
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    My last 9 bikes have been SSFG, and the last time I bought a bike with gears was 7 years ago. My life is bass ackwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    So tragically hip. mickey_'s Avatar
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    I rode a bike once...

    ...ironically.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
    that looks like doodies on the bars. and doodie smeared all over the frame. doodie bike.

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