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Came across some SS/FG riders today...

Old 04-10-09, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rymep View Post
I think most of the time it's an illusion though because they ignore all stop signs/lights and just keep going
Heh...I wish I could use that as my excuse, but both times I was on the MUP and both of them had huge backpacks loaded with heavy booze or drugs no doubt.
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Old 04-10-09, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
FWIW - 3x9 Tiagra IS from another planet. .....



....in the garbage constellation......near the poop nebula, in between craptasticon and cheapasstium-9.

....it's a planet full of freds.
best response to a meaningless thread in some time.
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Old 04-10-09, 02:46 PM
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they weren't looking at you funny because they're on fixed gears, they're looking at you funny because you're riding a triple

sorry. double up next time.
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Old 04-10-09, 02:50 PM
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What kind of look would you give me wearing my kit on the FG? I bought one last September for the New England winter and have still only been on my road bike twice this year. I guess when it gets warm enough to shed the tights and wind block materials, I'll ride the road bike. I'm half tempted to show up at a group ride and see how long I can hang with the FG. Until then, I'll wave at everyone.
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someone just got a bike and developed a superiority complex! i love it.
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Old 04-10-09, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I rode my fixed gear to work yesterday. I hated myself for it.
You disgust me.
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Old 04-10-09, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dcbikeguy View Post
You disgust me.

No worries. I am quite a ******bag.
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Old 04-10-09, 03:00 PM
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I'm sorry.
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Originally Posted by palu View Post

Hey, OT, what is your gearing? I'm also in SLC. Just curious.
I have a 48t chainring and a 15 and 17 on the rear hub, I stick to 17 most of the time though, the 15 is too much for anything but long flat rides.

And I've found that the only people who really care what you're riding are people who use their bike as a fashion accessory first, and a bike second (or not at all).
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Old 04-10-09, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
Meaning..... ?


I'm just saying, they seem to be disgusted by anything other than SS/FG. And I would like to know why.
maybe they saw the granny gear and knew they could make you whine on the internet if they looked at you the right way.
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Old 04-10-09, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratfish View Post
I've certainly seen a lot of them here and it's happened to me at least 2x that I was aware of. My theory is that they are forced into anaerobic riding more often than spinners, so they're legs get beefy and make them stronger on the flats.

Thoughts?
kinda/sorta



climbing hills at 47x16 makes you a sprinter.

it also keeps you away from climbing hills, so that's neither here nor there...
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Old 04-10-09, 04:12 PM
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Now just think of how much road biker ass you could kick if you shaved.
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Originally Posted by Ratfish View Post
Let's hijack this thread and turn it into a "Why is it that there are so many stories about being dropped by a FG rider?"

I've certainly seen a lot of them here and it's happened to me at least 2x that I was aware of. My theory is that they are forced into anaerobic riding more often than spinners, so they're legs get beefy and make them stronger on the flats. Could also be that a lot of them use it for all transportation so they just ride more than the avg person.

Thoughts?

they drop me on climbs. that makes me even more worthless.
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Old 04-10-09, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
kinda/sorta



climbing hills at 47x16 makes you a sprinter.

it also keeps you away from climbing hills, so that's neither here nor there...
You should keep your pet door locked or your house will be over-run by those ugly wild creatures.
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Old 04-10-09, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratfish View Post
Let's hijack this thread and turn it into a "Why is it that there are so many stories about being dropped by a FG rider?"
I think a "who has been dropped by a guy on a comfort bike?" thread would be better.
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Old 04-10-09, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I think a "who has been dropped by a guy on a comfort bike?" thread would be better.
going fast, 25mph+, on beach cruisers and folding bikes with balloon tyres or an english 3sp gives a whole new meaning to 'uncomfortable'.
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Yah... the ones that actually ride farther than to Urban Outfitters get strong, so that's like 5%... and god damn that 5% is strong.

On the real though, a good friend of mine started riding fg just dicking around and he just had his first race on the track... took third place.
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Old 04-10-09, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
Meaning..... ?
I'm just saying, they seem to be disgusted by anything other than SS/FG. And I would like to know why.
Because they're bigots. That's the nature of bigotry. Not much more explanation to give.

Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
FWIW - 3x9 Tiagra IS from another planet. .....
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Like this guy. Yet another bigot. Or so respectable that he is entitled to his disgust? Obviously the latter.
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Old 04-10-09, 06:49 PM
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What kind of look would you give me wearing my kit on the FG?
The first time I read that I thought he had said "kilt".
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Old 04-10-09, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
kinda/sorta



climbing hills at 47x16 makes you a sprinter.

it also keeps you away from climbing hills, so that's neither here nor there...
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it's called "the narcissism of minor differences"
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that's when you blow past em'...

that said I commute on a fixed gear lately. 49x15 gearing and I still fly past the hipsters on the uphills now that they've come back out from their winter hibernation.

You can definitely gain some serious strength from riding fixed. With me the 49x15 gearing was way too steep at first.. but I kinda like it now because it really pushes me harder on climbs which I feel translates to when I'm on the road bike.
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Originally Posted by rymep View Post
I have a 48t chainring and a 15 and 17 on the rear hub, I stick to 17 most of the time though, the 15 is too much for anything but long flat rides.

And I've found that the only people who really care what you're riding are people who use their bike as a fashion accessory first, and a bike second (or not at all).
+1
i rode 48x17 on my old fg till i passed out on someones lawn and my beloved casati rode away, never to be seen or heard from again.

i doesnt matter what you ride or how you ride it, it will piss someone off. tomorrow is going to be a good day, just like today.
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Came across a bikeforums cliche today...
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