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Dealing with freds (and sub-freds)

Old 03-26-08, 06:06 AM
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Dealing with freds (and sub-freds)

I figured that the Road Nazis needed their own place to trade notes about this topic after that stupid 'dealing with elitists' thread. And who knows where this thread could take us?

Oh the places we'll go!
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freds rule. elitists suck.

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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
freds rule. elitists suck.

later.
See, I think:

Elitists RULE

Freds RULE

But nothing rules more than the eternal Road Nazi/Elitist vs. Fred Struggle.
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True Freds don't care, you can't have a race if one side doesn't care.
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Grandpa drools again.
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True Freds don't care, you can't have a race if one side doesn't care.
Of course you can. Silly Freds.
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Grandpa drools again.
Have respect for your elders kid. Now go to your room.
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My 3 year old son rides a Trek Jet-12. The other day I installed a "Bell" bell on his bike that made him very happy. However that's the only gear he has to date. Have I be-Fred my son?
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My 3 year old son rides a Trek Jet-12. The other day I installed a "Bell" bell on his bike that made him very happy. However that's the only gear he has to date. Have I be-Fred my son?
He is a pre-Fred.
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what's a sub-fred? is it different to a pre-fred?
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He is a pre-Fred.
Outstanding!

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what's a sub-fred? is it different to a pre-fred?
I figure a Fred is a pot bellied dude with a $2K + racing bike and a Discovery jersey. Sub-Freds are all those people you see on the bike paths on cheaper bikes of all description.
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I figure a Fred is a pot bellied dude with a $2K + racing bike and a Discovery jersey. Sub-Freds are all those people you see on the bike paths on cheaper bikes of all description.
I have a very slight beer belly and bib shorts on underneath my button down shirt and trousers right now. I'm a closet-Fred
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Originally Posted by mrbUSA View Post
I have a very slight beer belly and bib shorts on underneath my button down shirt and trousers right now. I'm a closet-Fred
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I figure a Fred is a pot bellied dude with a $2K + racing bike and a Discovery jersey. Sub-Freds are all those people you see on the bike paths on cheaper bikes of all description.
Ouch.

Just so you know, my daughter picked them out.

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Ouch.

Just so you know, my daughter picked them out.

As cute as can be...and about the same size as little bittie.
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
As cute as can be...and about the same size as little bittie.
Who is this person of whom you speak? And, more importantly, is said person a Fred?
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Originally Posted by blacksquid View Post
Who is this person of whom you speak? And, more importantly, is said person a Fred?
I too was confused at first, then I ran across this.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...&postcount=312
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I predict a 5 page thread, minimum, once everyone has had a chance to get to work.
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What do you call the guys on 4k bikes and who only run deep section carbon tubies? They're fast enough to keep up with the racers on the flats and some can even climb.
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What do you call the guys on 4k bikes and who only run deep section carbon tubies? They're fast enough to keep up with the racers on the flats and some can even climb.
Pcad.

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What do you call the guys on 4k bikes and who only run deep section carbon tubies? They're fast enough to keep up with the racers on the flats and some can even climb.
Faster than me.
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Pcad.

Looking tough (for an old guy).
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PCad, I hate to tell you this, but while everyone else looks like they are cruising, you look like you are at the edge and beyond... I am sure you are scaring them - if that isn't a maniac expression, I have never seen one.

And what is with the pink visor?!
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Originally Posted by blacksquid View Post
Who is this person of whom you speak? And, more importantly, is said person a Fred?
little bittie is botto. Small in stature and with a large chip (Chipcom) on his diminutive shoulder. He is a Fred and the worst kind as he thinks he's got game.
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