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Old 10-20-10, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Allvit54 View Post
...a bit late, but I can't believe the Germans on this board didn't call you on this...you've fallen into a classic trap of trying to translate something too literally here, and used the wrong meaning of 'fixed' to boot. You tried to translate 'fixed' meaning 'repaired' rather than 'fixed' meaning 'permanently set to a specific value'. We're talking about 'fixed gear'; that would be 'fixed' in the second meaning; therefore 'single-speed'...that would be 'Einzelgang' or 'Eingang' in German (don't need to try to translate 'fixed gear' literally, since they already have a couple of perfectly serviceable words for it)...
You bumped up a 6-month-old thread to berate me for a post that wasn't intended to be serious in the first place?

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Old 10-20-10, 11:43 AM
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The Resto Nazi calls out a grammer Nazi, this could get interesting....
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Old 10-20-10, 11:46 AM
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Forget all the grammer Nazi stuff!

Tell us more of the Drew!
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Old 10-20-10, 11:50 AM
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What a Drew.

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Old 10-20-10, 01:42 PM
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...um Gotteswillen!...that's what I get for forgetting to use emoticons... ...not trying to 'berate' anyone...just was trying to have a little fun in my own awkward way with a thread that I had just discovered...
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Old 10-20-10, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
From Wikipedia: Ist kein Freilauf vorhanden, spricht man von einem „starren Gang“ oder „fixed gear“. Umgangssprachlich wird dafür häufig das Modewort „Fixie“ benutzt.
...Alles klar.
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Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post
...Alles klar.
herr kommissar
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Old 10-20-10, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
"Fixed gear" in German: "Reparierten Gang." Sounds like a punk hipster rock band.

I prefer "Farked Gear"/"Farkie" myself. Immediately offensive

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Old 10-21-10, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
herr kommissar

Excuse me, that's Herr Doktor Kommissar. Germans are very picky about titles.
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Excuse me, that's Herr Doktor Kommissar.
That's not what the song lyrics are.

He'll keep his eye on you
and you know why.
Your zest for life will kill you.”
Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?
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Alles klar.
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Originally Posted by Allvit54 View Post
...a bit late, but I can't believe the Germans on this board didn't call you on this...you've fallen into a classic trap of trying to translate something too literally here, and used the wrong meaning of 'fixed' to boot. You tried to translate 'fixed' meaning 'repaired' rather than 'fixed' meaning 'permanently set to a specific value'. We're talking about 'fixed gear'; that would be 'fixed' in the second meaning; therefore 'single-speed'...that would be 'Einzelgang' or 'Eingang' in German (don't need to try to translate 'fixed gear' literally, since they already have a couple of perfectly serviceable words for it)...

...and I would hardly call a bike that has been hacked up 'fixed' (as in 'repaired')!...
Versuchen Sie nicht, die Dinge zu ernst, jetzt ... Das ist eher ein Witz als alles andere, nannte es eine - Repariert Fahrrad - es ist alles ok

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Old 08-29-11, 03:07 PM
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To dig up an old thread, here's what a '91 Competizione Quattro Colore looks like with the bosses still attached


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Old 08-29-11, 04:16 PM
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Our annual pilgramage to where drew was born.
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Old 08-29-11, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
Our annual pilgramage to where drew was born.
Thanks, I already wondered. Haven't been around here long enough to see the dawn of this infamous meme.
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If it makes any of you feel any better, I once spotted a Tomassini bike degraded to campus beater. At least that's what the scrapes and scars said to me. I was running late for a lab so I didn't stop to check it out. Never saw that bike again but I will always remember it.
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so what happened with drew's bike?
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I'm not sure why you think someone who wants a fixed gear road bike should buy "real track frames" instead. They're really quite different. Personally, I'd prefer road geometry and brakes for my non-track fixed-gear.

That being said, I also don't get why one would bother to convert horizontal dropouts to track ends, kinda pointless unless you're going to be racing the thing on the track. Which you wouldn't want to do anyway.
Yes, respect the bike and it's purpose. Want a track bike, buy a track bike. Don't Drew up a nice road bike, especially an Italian or exotic art object which is C&V, and deserves respect and reverence. Reversible non invasive mods OK, for functional reasons. Amputating braze-ons, not acceptable. Case in point, a touring bike with Campagnolo Record/Nuovo Record, in hill country and or physically challenged legs (Suntour VxGT rear derailleur an OK period correct upgrade, keep original Campy in storage for next owner). Want road geometry, don't cold set it, leave the braze-ons intact, and keep it respectful, so it can return to original if desirable by next owner. R-E-S-P-E-C-T please.
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I've been gone from C&V for close to five years now.

I remember when this thread was new.

I remember when this thread was not so new.

I remember when this thread became pretty stale.

I remember when the Grammar Nazis came over to say "NEIN! NEIN! NEIN!" about my piss-poor Google Translating.

I remember when the term "Drewing" just started to catch on.

I remember when the term "Drewing" became a genuine thing.

I was gone so long, I wasn't even around to see when the term "Drewing" died.

HOLY THREAD REVIVAL, BATMAN.

...not that I'm sorry that it's back, but it may have run its course.

Seems like the fixie trend went so mainstream in the last 10 years that Drewing is no longer even a thought. Seems like there's a PureAncho- uh...PureFix for sale on every corner.

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I know what drewing is by use of the word.

What I can't find is the origin - Urban dictionary has a few alternative meanings, but not the one we use it on.

Anybody got the origin on this?
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I know what drewing is by use of the word.

What I can't find is the origin - Urban dictionary has a few alternative meanings, but not the one we use it on.

Anybody got the origin on this?
Yes, I believe I remember. Someone bought a frame on the forum here, and it had been neutered. I believe the house that it was purchased from had a mailbox out front that simply said "Drew". So the name Drew became the name of anyone who would butcher a classic frame to turn it into a fixie.

I'm going to go on a limb here: the frame was a peugeot? It was in Florida? Miami Jim or Chris in Miami was the buyer?

Edit: My memory sucks. It was this thread. I got ALL the info wrong. For some reason, I remember a picture of a really junky mailbox that said DREW on it.
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It seems possible that the origin is this very thread. What do yooze think?
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It seems possible that the origin is this very thread. What do yooze think?
Yes, you are correct. I went back to page one.
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