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    How are you like your bike?

    I was cleaning Sacha yesterday and it occurred to me that we are a lot alike:

    • Smaller-than-usual frame
    • We both dress in black
    • Italian accessories
    • Obnoxiously loud when freewheeling
    • Loves to pose at coffee shops
    • Asian manufacturing with American branding
    • Light weight because of size, but still has room to lose another pound

    How are you similar to your bike?
    Last edited by Happytime; 12-10-07 at 11:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Loves to pose at coffee shops
    Hey, you stole my line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    I was cleaning Sacha yesterday and it occurred to me that we are a lot alike:

    Smaller-than-usual frame
    Asian manufacturing with American branding

    How are you similar to your bike?
    ... fell off my chair reading this.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    How are you similar to your bike?
    -we both have 90mm stems........and I am not gay.
    Last edited by roadfix; 12-10-07 at 07:32 PM.

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    My bike and I:

    - are usually very dirty but clean up well
    - kind of off-color
    - a little on the heavy side
    - very dependable except in extreme weather conditions
    - should be lubed more often
    - only like experienced hands and a big tool when being serviced
    - like big bags hanging down and preferably packing something impressive
    - enjoy being next to Sacha
    - should be ridden more often

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    I need a woman who's like my bike: slim, athletic, and can be ridden for hours...

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    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    Hmmmm, my trusty old Schwinn.

    -Lots of scars
    -Heavy by cycling standards
    -Been in lots of crashes
    -makes noise when going up hills
    -Hangs out in the garage
    -American made but with parts from all over the world

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    -Old world
    -Old Skool
    -Heavier than the current average (OK, I'm fat)
    -Classic (or vintage), not modern, understated
    -Lots of double-takes from on-lookers (good for the bike, bad for me)
    -Shiny and clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv0463 View Post
    -Old world
    -Old Skool
    -Heavier than the current average (OK, I'm fat)
    -Classic (or vintage), not modern, understated
    -Lots of double-takes from on-lookers (good for the bike, bad for me)
    -Shiny and clean
    Say "big boned" - that's what I do.

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    I have so many bikes, does that mean that I have multiple personalities?

    Some of our qualities:

    Vintage...silver...fast...dependable...well-lubed...

    Useful...European...can carry a lot...sometimes lit up...flashy

    Likes mountains...strong...steely

    Loopy...American...ding dong




    has moustache...............bars
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    How are you similar to your bike?
    Let's see...

    - Bigger than average, but whatever
    - Mostly very quiet, but occasionally gets a little squawky
    - Handsome but not classic-ly sexy
    - Can go fast, but prefers the long haul at reasonable pacing
    - Penchant for excessive electronic gadgetry
    - Thick wall tubes

    That's all I can think of at the moment.
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    Let's see...

    - Bigger than average, but whatever
    - Mostly very quiet, but occasionally gets a little squawky
    - Handsome but not classic-ly sexy
    - Can go fast, but prefers the long haul at reasonable pacing
    - Penchant for excessive electronic gadgetry
    - Thick wall tubes

    That's all I can think of at the moment.
    I'd agree with this one. But classic can be boring...

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    -ugly
    -not functioning at the moment (broken derailleur/kinda sick)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Not all who wander are lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    I'd agree with this one. But classic can be boring...
    awww
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    awww
    Well, it's the truth. Now, about those thick wall tubes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    -we both have 90mm stems.
    Flip it...it's what the ladies prefer.


    I'm like my bike thusly:

    I'm black.
    I'm nude.
    I'm carbon based.
    I don't respond well when cars hit me.
    I, too, am a pain in my ass.
    I spend too much time in the garage.


    /only a few of these might be true.

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    i'm made of carbon fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Fast View Post
    i'm made of carbon fiber.
    Correction:
    Looks and sounds fast but when it comes down to performing... rarely shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Fast View Post
    i'm made of carbon fiber.
    You mean you don't exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassave View Post
    old
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    good descender
    You forgot:

    sleek
    hard as steel
    likes it dry with little ice and then only the good stuff
    can be ridden for hours without needing any adjustments (or so I'm guessing)



    EDIT: Hey! Why'd you delete it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    You forgot:


    EDIT: Hey! Why'd you delete it?
    Just checking to see how long it would take (you)
    to jump on it.

    Forget I said that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassave View Post
    Just checking to see how long it would take (you)
    to jump on it.

    Forget I said that.

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    Able to ridden for extended periods and still able to withstand a lot of weight on top.
    Pretty Color.
    Not the best looking of the bunch but still able to get the job done.

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    - Skinny but strong.
    - Nothing fancy.
    - Very simple, yet aesthetically pleasing.
    - Relatively lightweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post

    Smaller-than-usual frame
    Asian manufacturing with American branding
    Light weight because of size, but still has room to lose another pound (or more, LOL)

    How are you similar to your bike?
    Ditto to the above, and also,

    -folds fast and easy to fit in tight spaces
    -is totally fine being stuck in weird positions in weird places
    -rolls when folded
    -slow as heck unless you pump hard
    -gets attention from random people because of overall weirdness
    -gets asks "how much is that" by random people
    Wanna join my charity folding bike ride? Sign-up here!
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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