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Old 12-10-07, 12:46 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-10-07, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hey, you stole my line!
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Old 12-10-07, 12:51 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-10-07, 12:52 PM   #4
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How are you similar to your bike?
-we both have 90mm stems........and I am not gay.

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Old 12-10-07, 01:04 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-10-07, 01:14 PM   #6
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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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Old 12-10-07, 01:22 PM   #7
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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 12-10-07, 02:11 PM   #8
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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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Old 12-10-07, 02:15 PM   #9
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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
Say "big boned" - that's what I do.
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Old 12-10-07, 02:16 PM   #10
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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
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Old 12-10-07, 02:25 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-10-07, 02:32 PM   #12
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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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Old 12-10-07, 02:43 PM   #13
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-not functioning at the moment (broken derailleur/kinda sick)
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Old 12-10-07, 02:54 PM   #14
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I'd agree with this one. But classic can be boring...
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Old 12-10-07, 03:08 PM   #15
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awww
Well, it's the truth. Now, about those thick wall tubes...
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Old 12-10-07, 03:08 PM   #16
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-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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Old 12-10-07, 03:19 PM   #18
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Correction:
Looks and sounds fast but when it comes down to performing... rarely shows up.
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You mean you don't exist?
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You forgot:

sleek
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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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You forgot:


EDIT: Hey! Why'd you delete it?
Just checking to see how long it would take (you)
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Forget I said that.
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Old 12-10-07, 04:03 PM   #22
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Forget I said that.
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Old 12-10-07, 04:07 PM   #23
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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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Old 12-10-07, 04:28 PM   #24
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- Skinny but strong.
- Nothing fancy.
- Very simple, yet aesthetically pleasing.
- Relatively lightweight.
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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
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