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Originally Posted by erg79 View Post
Might be worth checking with your local or county transportation agency. They may have a bike rack installation program or request form.



Was interested when you wrote that--my understanding has been that a Fred is someone without a lot of serious bike skills who nonetheless goes out and spends thousands of dollars on a bike--the weekend Madone rider.

Then I looked on Wikipedia and found that both usages are correct, plus a third usage...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(bicycling)

Basically, "Fred" is anyone who you look down on!
I don't think "Fred" applies to the riders to which the OP was referring. I always assume the guys riding 'mart bikes in street clothes while smoking and riding the wrong way are guys with DUIs. In my area, which is very bike-unfriendly, the only people who ride bikes as transporation are Freds like me and guys with DUIs.
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