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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 12-29-04, 03:04 PM   #1
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whos the fastest...

in NYC, your city?
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Old 12-29-04, 03:07 PM   #2
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me. haven't you seen my world champion stripes avatar?
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Old 12-29-04, 03:12 PM   #3
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Anyone know where to find one of these....
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Old 12-29-04, 03:20 PM   #4
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ryan_c is the fastest on his block...
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Old 12-29-04, 03:41 PM   #5
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fastest at what? on what? for how far?

I can bake a delicious 3-layer cake in about an hour and a half
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Old 12-29-04, 03:44 PM   #6
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Who's the master? I'm the master! Shonuff! I think I'm the fastest fixie rider in my little town in the Poconos. In fact, I think I'm the only fixie rider!
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Old 12-29-04, 04:34 PM   #7
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In NYC, it's Felipe."The King of NY". He's won the most alleycats this year and last year's Monster Track and he doesn't even ride a track bike. Go figure.
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Old 12-29-04, 04:48 PM   #8
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In NYC, it's Felipe."The King of NY". He's won the most alleycats this year and last year's Monster Track and he doesn't even ride a track bike. Go figure.

Umm, what about a guy named Nelson Vails?
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Old 12-29-04, 05:14 PM   #9
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I'm fastest in Echo Park. But I was told a new gal moved into Silverlake who's faster. I don't know what to do...
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Old 12-29-04, 05:55 PM   #10
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I'm fastest in Echo Park. But I was told a new gal moved into Silverlake who's faster. I don't know what to do...
ask her out on a date.
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Old 12-29-04, 08:03 PM   #11
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I've heard it's [165], but he's not from around here.
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lance? /me hides
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Old 12-29-04, 10:17 PM   #13
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I don't know about fastest but I see the slowest guy everytime I shave.

(and how the elephant got in my pyjamas, I'll never know)
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Old 12-30-04, 06:10 AM   #14
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I've heard it's [165], but he's not from around here.
ha ha!
Thanks auk, but I am only fast when it comes to sleeping. That's where I'm a viking!
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Old 12-30-04, 07:54 AM   #15
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Who's the fastest? Your mom's the fastest.

Yeah.
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Old 12-30-04, 09:34 AM   #16
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Who's the fastest? Your mom's the fastest.

Yeah.
ahahaha!

Well, I'm not sure, but around here, I think it's some dude named Adam Ford.

Of course he rides an IF roadie, but rumor has it he's pretty quick.
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Old 12-30-04, 10:24 AM   #17
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Adam is very fast. He won the Sprint Championship in Seattle 2003

Besides being World Champ for sprints for that year he does real well in the main race events too. I think he got 2nd place overall at the North American Championships in Montreal 04 winning 2nd place in the main event and 2nd in the sprint event. Probably the fastest messenger in Boston? I think is where he hails from.
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Old 12-30-04, 10:34 AM   #18
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Yeah. I think he was #1 NA CMWC '04, actually. I couldn't find the results online though.
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Old 12-30-04, 10:50 AM   #19
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Yeah. I think he was #1 NA CMWC '04, actually. I couldn't find the results online though.
You would think that with digital cameras nowadays they could get one where her eyes weren't closed.
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Old 12-30-04, 12:17 PM   #20
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ha ha!
Thanks auk, but I am only fast when it comes to sleeping. That's where I'm a viking!
I thought you looked like a growed up Ralph Wiggum.
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Old 12-31-04, 05:33 AM   #21
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I think I'm the fastest,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,if you dropped us all out of a plane---------------JJ
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Old 12-31-04, 12:48 PM   #22
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I'm the fastest in Lansdowne, I'm pretty sure of that.. not much to brag about.
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Old 01-01-05, 01:44 PM   #23
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I've hit 37 mph downhill running a 44x16t
and 35 mph on short flat sprint with a 52x16t gear.

I'm one of a few dozen riding fixed here in Durham/Raleigh, NC area.
We have more rollers and hills than flats and you see lots of local
commuters walking their bikes up and coasting down.
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Old 01-01-05, 08:36 PM   #24
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I'm fastest in Echo Park. But I was told a new gal moved into Silverlake who's faster. I don't know what to do...
I'm the fastest in Highland Park...actually my street....well okay in my apartment complex...fine...I'm the fastest one in my room.
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Old 01-02-05, 03:33 PM   #25
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I'm definately the fastest fixed/ss rider on my block. The rest are all under 5.
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