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Tommasini: I hate Drew more than words can tell

Old 11-12-08, 02:28 PM
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How about "Ficke'd Gear" which would be "f*cked gear"

It's deutsche, and it alliterates.
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How about we call "fixies" (which does sound like pixie, which sounds like fairy, which just sounds girly) Drews?

Then all those beautiful bikes gone wrong can be fixies.

It reminds me of Lord Of The Rings, where the Elves are beaten and tortured and buried alive and hundreds of years later become the Orcs and Uruk-Hai.

That's what this bike reminds me of.

(My LOTR lore may be rusty, though...)

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"Drew" should be reserved for conversions. It would be a bit rude to apply the term "Drew" to conversions that have been done in a respectful manner to the frame.

It should refer only to whacked-off braze-ons and re-spaced aluminum frames. Basically, anything irreversible or damaging to the frame.

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Old 11-12-08, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad View Post
The frame is painted in the rare "quattro colori" color scheme, one that was used in the mid to late 80's. There were a couple of versions of this scheme, one being based against a white and the other against a red - which is the one I own - similar to the photo below.


Best of luck with yours...

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GAAWD thats gorgeous "Rad"

But to the OP,......Your frame has been "*****' by an Idiot 'fixie' punk,...but it can be restored!......Thats right, its been 'violated', and I'm a little bit p'ssed someone could do that to such a beautiful bike.

Even if you have to send the frame off somewhere, it would be worth it. The dent in the tube will be the problem, so contact a reputable builder who has experience with lightweight tubes like Columbus or Reynolds and send them good close-up pics. The idea someone had of clamp-on shifter bosses was a good one. I've seen some real classy 'Campagnolo' clamp-on shifter bosses on ebay that would surely ease that beautiful bike's suffering (and yours). The same for clamp-on fr derailleur.

I still think you got a good score going there.
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Old 11-12-08, 03:27 PM
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Ahh, that's what I meant. "Fixie," "conversion," ehh. My vocab is just as average here as it is in college.

Vice grip-snap-off-braze-on bikes can be Drews then.

I'm going to use this term now if it comes up.
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And I'm with Wino Ryder. Boxing the bike up for repairs would be an excellent move.
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Old 11-12-08, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by banjo_mole View Post
Vice grip-snap-off-braze-on bikes can be Drews then.

I'm going to use this term now if it comes up.
Don't forget to use it if you find some hipster cold-set an Alan or Vitus in order to put a 110mm track hub in it, rather than respacing the axle to suit.

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Old 11-12-08, 03:35 PM
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or instead of calling it the drew job we could call it the bobbit fix... as in lorena bobbit..

I know a joke in bad taste... but that was a royal hack job
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Old 11-12-08, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Exactly - but don't forget to use it if you find some hipster that cold-set an Alan or Vitus aluminum frame in order to put a 110mm track hub in it.

-Kurt
Any Drew who actually does "cold set" an aluminum frame has a very real chance of experiencing a very sudden, very unpleasant "equipment malfunction" - and deserves it.
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Originally Posted by bmaxwell View Post
or instead of calling it the drew job we could call it the bobbit fix... as in lorena bobbit..

I know a joke in bad taste... but that was a royal hack job
That makes me more queasy than fixie.....

I think I'll stick to "Drew job" for a hacked mess of a good thing.

"Conversion" is nice for the good ones, and lends an air of class and know-how to the activity.
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Old 11-13-08, 09:34 AM
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I propose the following adaption of the word "Drew" into the C&V vocabulary (much in the same fashion as the term "Fred"):



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Old 11-13-08, 10:46 AM
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Drew defined:
https://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Vintage-P...1%7C240%3A1318
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Old 11-13-08, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
I don't know whether to laugh at him, or cry about the bike. That is just about the ugliest steel bicycle I've ever seen - with one of the worst bar wrapping jobs ever.
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Old 11-13-08, 11:37 AM
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I met Drew last night at a bar. I sucker-punched him. Damn, I hope that was the Drew that owned your frame.



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Old 11-13-08, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the support. I was having some reservations on whether or not to keep the frame. But I've decided its just too cool to get rid of and is with the effort to fix.

It didn't come with a fork so in the meantime, I now have the daunting task of finding a suitable, and preferably matching, fork. Anyone know of a spare Tommasini fork laying around?

As for Drew; I someday hope to meet this fellow and inform him his name is now analogous to Lorena Bobbit....Then kick his a**.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
I don't know whether to laugh at him, or cry about the bike. That is just about the ugliest steel bicycle I've ever seen - with one of the worst bar wrapping jobs ever.
i cannot agree more .
drew bikes. im speechless . i see this quite often . sad really .
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
What a Drew.

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Yep. https://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Vintage-P...1%7C240%3A1318

Now we've got the Noun: a Drew
We've got the adjective: a Drewed bike
We've got the verb: Don't Drew the bike, you moron!
A more active noun: He's a Drewer
A derivative: That bike's a Drewby, or that SS/FG poster is a Drewby.

We just need the bumper sticker: Don't be a Drew.
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Bingo. There we go!

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hahahahahah i love it .
"it was DREWED"
do the SS/FG people frequesnt the C&V forum . Im sure flames would rise if they did . are we safe?


I couldnt resist ..

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hahahahahah i love it .
"it was DREWED"
do the SS/FG people frequesnt the C&V forum . Im sure flames would rise if they did . are we safe?

The SS/FG guys that wander over here all seem pretty cool to me. They'd likely be amused. I'm glad they're riding, just so they don't grab the angle grinder and drewize their bikes, they're fine by me... the less drewination, the better

Can we got the title of "Numbskull of the Day" changed to "Numbskull/Drew of the Day?"
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That yellow Drew was icky looking.
That one on ebay.

"Puke" is not a color I like much...
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
Can we got the title of "Numbskull of the Day" changed to "Numbskull/Drew of the Day?"
This would be nice ..
and i was just joking about "Are we safe" .

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Perhaps the term "Drewid" for a serial Drew.
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Perhaps the term "Drewid" for a serial Drew.
Been watching Spaceballs again?

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