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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 12-28-04, 04:53 PM   #1
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Old 12-28-04, 05:15 PM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand what you're complaining about.
If you are complaining about the proliferation of SUVs then I'm right there with you, those road hogs have pissed me off for years.
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Don't forget, SUV's don't kill people, people kill people
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Ya'll have it wrong, in the end, canadians kill people, since we have vancouver, and vancouver has the whole "north shore" scene going on, upon which the original "urban assault" idea comes from, which means the anti-missile shield must cover the common border too.

I'll shut up now and stop using commas.
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i nominate this thread for Most Unintelligible of 2004.
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maybe it's our funny accents
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WTF happened to original post?
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Is that kind of like original sin?
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i was ranting. it was originally about all this talk about "urban assault" singlespeeds and fxg's. now, it's a whole new bag.
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Old 12-28-04, 07:40 PM   #10
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to me, urban assault is just a way for people to ride BMX that cant ride a BMX. ive dabbled in this 'urban assault' but quickly realized that BMX is the way to be hardcore.
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Just a point, which is most assaulting on the "urban" : Some kid gapping stairs or some nuts riding a fixie with slicks on ice(what we call "commuting" here up north)?

Exactly.
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I think that it's all just a matter of what you define as 'assault' - for me that's attacking traffic, getting from point a to point b as fast as possible, laws be damned. For a SS MTBer that means urban technical or urban singletrack. Different bikers and different bikes for different kinds of 'assault'.

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to me, BMX is the way to be hardcore.
yes. fixedgear= punk, and emo. singlespeed.=classic rock
beach cruiser=50s 60s surf music. monster bikes =death metal
typical roadie= annoying techno
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fixedgear= punk, and emo. singlespeed.=classic rock
beach cruiser=50s 60s surf music. monster bikes =death metal
typical roadie= annoying techno
slightly offensive but yet... so true.
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fixedgear= punk
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typical roadie= annoying techno
ha ha ha...this rules.
Sorry, emo has its place, but not here. Make them recumbents.

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I've been told I look like David Cross by multiple people, but I believe they were all drunk, so its hard to get a good opinion.
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I'll have to get drunk and investigate these claims...
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I think that it's all just a matter of what you define as 'assault'.
Because I'm a huge nerd and a lawyer, I must point out that "assault" doesn't require any hitting or grinding or anything; it just requires putting someone in fear of an imminent physical attack (battery is the actual attack). So "urban assault" pretty much means striking fear into the hearts of city-dwellers. I'm a huge fan of that, but I think you could do it on pretty much any bike, especially if you're funny-looking.
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Old 12-29-04, 09:27 AM   #19
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I'll have to get drunk and investigate these claims...

But that's what you do at work all day! You're not doing anything new!
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monster bikes =death metal
i dunno....whats a monster bike? im all about death and black metal, but im not sure if i own any 'monster' bikes.
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...I think you could do it on pretty much any bike, especially if you're funny-looking.
Maybe, but I think fearsomeness is directly proportional to wheelbase
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Old 12-29-04, 09:47 AM   #22
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i nominate this thread for Most Unintelligible of 2004.

Seconded.
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So "urban assault" pretty much means striking fear into the hearts of city-dwellers.
I do it off of the bike all the time in winter, when I go into a store wearing all black and a facemask.

However, also being a big geek, but not a lawyer, assault is often used in place of attack in modern english. In this usage, the object of the assault doesn't need to be a human.
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Urban Assault: Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted.

*ba-dum* *crash*

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Most would think of urban assault as attacking manmade obstacles (ie stairs, rails, walls, fountains) with a mtb, such as is the trend now with the crossover of X-Gamers into the MTB world.
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