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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 01-11-05, 09:55 AM   #1
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prayer cog

i just went down to condor cycles in my lunch break today to pick up a cog and score some information about what parts they have. on the way back i popped the cog out of the bag and held it with my first two fingers through the cog and my thumb on the teeth, i then pushed it roungd tooth by tooth as i walked along. i think it was just the exitement of a new part for my project that made me play with it on the way back but then i got to thinking..... what about instead of prayer beads and rosaries (sp) people used cogs to cycle through their prayers, or bicycle riders could use them for their own prayers/mantras like 'i hope i don't go down today' etc. its silly but today i'm feeling silly and stupid and bored.
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It's more normal to use a chain for this....

I found Condor Cycles for the first time at the weekend - what a great store. It was most pleaseing to find a set of Dura Ace SPD-R pedals in the second-hand bin for £25. This is the finishing touch for my new bike project.

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Old 01-11-05, 10:13 AM   #3
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yeah that sale basket was pretty sweet. they had another pair for £60 ish that came off a display bike. too much for me at the moment
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The bike equivalent of a Bhuddist prayer wheel? Neat idea. "om mane padme hom" is seventeen characters including spaces, so if you bought a 17t sprocket, you could write one character on each tooth and reach enlightenment as you ride!
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when i went to college in eugene, oregon, i worked at a bar and a market. there was this guy who called himself the "fidget guy" who made these gadgets out of three links of chain and a keyring. i'll try and find one to post a picture. he was always bringing in new designs to trade me for packs of smokes at the store. anyone know if he's still around the campus area?
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My friend had the idea of making prayer wheel hubcaps.
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when i went to college in eugene, oregon, i worked at a bar and a market. there was this guy who called himself the "fidget guy" who made these gadgets out of three links of chain and a keyring. i'll try and find one to post a picture. he was always bringing in new designs to trade me for packs of smokes at the store. anyone know if he's still around the campus area?
A non-cyclist friend of mine here in Chicago has one of these keyrings, just as you describe. I can't remember where he got it, I think he found it in the video store he works at. How curious!
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i found a fancy model...most of them didn't have the metal rings around the keyring part. pretty cool..
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