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REAL Tour of California =]

Old 02-09-10, 09:57 PM
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REAL Tour of California =]

Just wanted to know what you guys thought. I love Mash SF cause they are hella raw. Tour of California on fixed gear bicycles?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVle1WBUSKA

Awesome stuff. Cant wait to see the full version.
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That was hella raw and totes in my face. I like the part with cadences that are different from geared bicycles!!!! Frickin poppin fresh!
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Too many young hipster word references in this thread so far. I'm out.
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awwwww. well anyway, Mash SF are pretty raw. Some of them are messengers by trade I think. I want to grab myself one of those Look TT frames and convert to a fixed because they are so awesome. I just wish they would make the frames logoless. Logos = bleeh.

Plus, if you only got one gear to worry about, you can focus ur attention more on the scenery! (for me- urban scenery ftw) instead of having to always worry about lubing and greasing and shifting those clunky gears.
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you got an address on these guys? i think i have some extra derailleurs laying around. hecka pimp.
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oh and take it to the (some number i don't know and am too lazy to look up also known as the ss/fixed gear) forum
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lol i know it probably belongs there.....but the bikes are used for ROAD CYCLING....and plus. THey did a tour of california. Usually thought of as an event that belongs to roadies =p. No one ever expected anyone to do a TOC (or any tour for tha tmatter) on a fixed gear?
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6 guys on fixed gears nowhere near in sight of the peloton? Pass.
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I'd rather not be descending and having to spin at those levels....haha.

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This might be appropriate.
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
lol i know it probably belongs there.....but the bikes are used for ROAD CYCLING....and plus. THey did a tour of california. Usually thought of as an event that belongs to roadies =p. No one ever expected anyone to do a TOC (or any tour for tha tmatter) on a fixed gear?
You should read up on the history of the Tour de France. Might interest you a bit.
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Don't overlook Mash SF, Part 1.. There is some trick riding.. Guy must be in training as a messenger..Watched but half of the ten minutes.. Did not see them attack Lombardy Street.?
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Originally Posted by lambo_vt
That was hella raw and totes in my face. I like the part with cadences that are different from geared bicycles!!!! Frickin poppin taints
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English, m-f-er, do you speak it?
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Originally Posted by lambo_vt
That was hella raw and totes in my face. I like the part with cadences that are different from geared bicycles!!!! Frickin poppin fresh!
Ummmmmmm.....What?
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
Plus, if you only got one gear to worry about, you can focus ur attention more on the scenery! (for me- urban scenery ftw) instead of having to always worry about lubing and greasing and shifting those clunky gears.
hell yeah! i used to ride a geared bike but for every hour i rode it took like three hours to grease and lube and shift those clunky gears!!! that's when i switched to my custom Seven fixie and i feel much more connected and zen-like. plus i don't have to spend 30 hours a week maintaining those pesky derailers!!!! derailers are decidedly NOT raw man!!!
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haha. 6 guys = the peloton. Plus, lol. If its not fixed, its broken. Lombardy street.....now that would be a sick movie. I couldnt believe it though. They made a movie when they were in Texas with Lance, and these guys are pedaling extremely fast, at least 120rpm AT THE LEAST......going faster then traffic =p.


In any case, I will read up on the hsitory of the Tour De France?
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I read the OP, I have no idea what he said. Guess I'm too old...
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OP is a Fixie fanboy
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ugh thanks OP for taking fixed gears and youth down a notch

Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
Plus, if you only got one gear to worry about, you can focus ur attention more on the scenery! (for me- urban scenery ftw) instead of having to always worry about lubing and greasing and shifting those clunky gears.
Just stop riding bikes then. Walking allows you to focus 100% of your attention on the scenery and there's no lube, grease, or gears!

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They made a movie when they were in Texas with Lance, and these guys are pedaling extremely fast, at least 120rpm AT THE LEAST......going faster then traffic =p.
120 isn't terribly fast. I know Sf people tend to ride low gears on their fixies, so 120 might get them to 23-25mph. That's what it gets me on my fixed gear. 160+ and they might be passing cars.

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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
Just wanted to know what you guys thought. I love Mash SF cause they are hella raw. Tour of California on fixed gear bicycles?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVle1WBUSKA

Awesome stuff. Cant wait to see the full version.
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I've been following MASH SF since the infamous Austin/ Lance vid came out a while back.
Everytime I watch these guys ride it makes me want to pedal faster.
I'll watch some of their stuff before getting on the rollers to help me with my cadence. Not close to what they do, but it helps me focus on spinning.

thanks for the post.
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Lol only the natives from the Bay Area use "hella"
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Originally Posted by 7bmwm3gtr
Lol only the natives from the Bay Area use "hella"
By golly you're right.... more specifically it comes from the Hunters Point neighborhood which I have no idea where that is. It wasn't on any of the tourist maps when I was in SF.

This from Urban Dictionary:
Hella. Originated from the streets of San Francisco in the Hunters Point neighborhood. It is commonly used in place of "really" or "very" when describing something.
The Fillmore is hella better than the Mission.
Thank God LA is hella far away.
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