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So where are you on the scale of 0 10

Old 12-07-20, 09:44 AM
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So where are you on the scale of 0 10

So where are you on the scale of 0 to 10? Zero being a total Fred, and 10 being a total Snob?

I put myself at about a 4.
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Old 12-07-20, 09:46 AM
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Really?
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Old 12-07-20, 09:49 AM
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I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this question. So that makes me about a 9. Then I responded, so that takes me down to a 1.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:16 AM
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Being a member of this forum means that by default you are at least a 7
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Old 12-07-20, 10:17 AM
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Is Karen the female version of a Fred?
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Old 12-07-20, 10:24 AM
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Looks at OP's username......looks at forum topic.........looks at OP's self score.........shakes head.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:24 AM
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Your posts clearly put you at 11.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:29 AM
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If one is all about function and apathetic towards fashion, I'm closer to 1 than 10.
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Old 12-07-20, 10:31 AM
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Real, real Freds don't know the word "Fred".
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Old 12-07-20, 10:32 AM
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I'm both a Fred and a Snob. I guess that puts me at a 5.
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Old 12-07-20, 11:07 AM
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I'm very particular about any bike that I ride. Very particular, so much so that if the bike doesn't absolutely thrill me when I ride it, then I sell it. At my age and with my experience, my tastes are um... more discerning. But it's all about the ride experience, not the appearances.

As for what someone else rides or chooses, I could care less. I fix a ton of lesser bikes for their happy owners. They're happy, I'm happy.

Whether the OP only rides recumbent bikes, well, I'll simply chalk that up to age and infirmity. I'm still rocking diamond frames...until the day comes when I cannot any longer. We'll burn that bridge when we get there.
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Old 12-07-20, 11:43 AM
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Just rydabent being rydabent.
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Old 12-07-20, 11:57 AM
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Mr Bent, is this what we think our score should be, what others think our score should be or what we think others think our score should be?
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Old 12-07-20, 12:34 PM
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This will get filed under things I don't think about.
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Old 12-07-20, 12:41 PM
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Probably 2.
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Old 12-07-20, 12:56 PM
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I was waiting for Nigel Tufnel to make an appearance.
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Old 12-07-20, 12:57 PM
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Most people on this forum don't recognize there are no decent bikes that cost less than $10k.

I'd say I'm a 2.

(On edit: Oops, Nigel says $11k.)
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Old 12-07-20, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
I'm very particular about any bike that I ride. Very particular, so much so that if the bike doesn't absolutely thrill me when I ride it, then I sell it. At my age and with my experience, my tastes are um... more discerning. But it's all about the ride experience, not the appearances.

As for what someone else rides or chooses, I could care less. I fix a ton of lesser bikes for their happy owners. They're happy, I'm happy.

Whether the OP only rides recumbent bikes, well, I'll simply chalk that up to age and infirmity. I'm still rocking diamond frames...until the day comes when I cannot any longer. We'll burn that bridge when we get there.


My wife has explicit instructions: the day I come home with a recumbent, she is to kill me, return the 'bent for a refund, and move on with her life. She deserves better than that.

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Old 12-07-20, 01:45 PM
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Is Karen the female version of a Fred?
No. Sounds like you need some Freducation.

https://www.tobedetermined.cc/journal/2019/1/in-defense-of-the-fred

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... or is it for those who ride an e-bike?
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... or is it for those who ride an e-bike?
Perfect.
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