Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Man Up!!!...the real pt. 2

Old 06-10-06, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Msngr
jeez. what's the big deal? .

appppplaud this mufuker!!!!
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Old 11-30-06, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Msngr
jeez. what's the big deal? i skitch every day at some point. usually, no one seems to notice until i let go and pass them. i find it easier on a fixie than with a freewheel because the energy transfers through the legs better.

if i can use a car to my advantage, i do. i find it no more dangerous than not skitching.
finally. some people are blowing this waaay out proportion. i skitch frequently around nyc, usually on trucks or busses, and no one has ever gotten angry, if they even notice. i usually don't do it on private rides or cabs because they're liable to accellerate too fast and they're more awkward to grab.
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Old 11-30-06, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by powerames
finally. some people are blowing this waaay out proportion. i skitch frequently around nyc, usually on trucks or busses, and no one has ever gotten angry, if they even notice. i usually don't do it on private rides or cabs because they're liable to accellerate too fast and they're more awkward to grab.
agreed - if i have a long way to go and it's windy or i'm running late, i don't hesitate to grab onto something moving faster than me - semis are best, then buses, and maybe pickups. i've had a couple pickups damn near rip my arm off after taking off from a stoplight though. never even bothered with a car.

as for the "angry" thing - a couple times i've had trucks actually STOP and wait for me to go. i could only assume they're worried about liability or my safety or something

i think half the fun sometimes is the reaction from peds as well as the occasional driver as you go shooting by at 40mph holding onto a semi - i don't even know how many thumbs-ups i've gotten.
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Old 11-30-06, 04:57 PM
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Wait, did we just go back in time?
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Thats The Power Of Love!!
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Old 11-30-06, 05:11 PM
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Great googlie-mooglie!
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man up for taking the easy way out, lol.
i can see the points argued on both sides.
i've thought about it a few times but haven't done it...usually there is a red light just up the road so why be in a hurry to get there or increase your speed just so you have to slow down...

and i don't really desire to have to move my feet fast enough to run 40mph on my bike when i'm inches from a car with one hand off the bars.
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Old 11-30-06, 07:36 PM
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I do it on my freewheel.

It might antagonize drivers, but so is running lights and splitting lanes. Whatever; I still respect right-of-way. That's the important one.

I was on Sheridan Road just north of Bryn Maer (chicago) once and a taxi driver actually told me to grab onto his cab. I did. It was windy.
 
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Originally Posted by dudeman
rollerbladers are gay!

So is taking pics from Red Light Go.

In fact! I'm going to MAN UP and pop that DVD in right now boyeeee. deeswizzilllee b!tches.
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Old 11-30-06, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by lyledriver
Thats The Power Of Love!!

For the win McFLy!!!
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I usually do this on the largest, most frightening vehicles (semis, mail trucks, raised pick-ups), as they tend to have the best handle positioning and keep me from having to lean over and get my nose that much closer to the grindstone that is the vehicle's tire.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:19 PM
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Rise from the dead, thread, riiiiiise! RIIIIIISE!
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Originally Posted by youth
this thread really makes me want to listen to huey lewis and the news
It's hip to be square
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Old 11-30-06, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by lyledriver
Thats The Power Of Love!!

BACK TO THE FUTURE!!! there was some wicked skate/hover board skitchin in those movies....
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I'm really happy to be stuck with y'all.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:47 PM
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Has anyone even skid while they skitched? Skidched?
**** would be badass.
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Old 11-30-06, 11:18 PM
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if thats being a man... i'll remain whatever im left being... as i have said about many other bs "manly" things
-pete
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Old 01-04-07, 05:55 PM
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fun fun fun...nuff said
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old old old... nuff said
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what is with all the hating on skitching?
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A bus? Why not just draft the bus--- it is practically the same thing, so long as you are not working against gravity.

Originally Posted by number18
I think the point is: "these guys are skitching with a freewheel and brakes. do any of y'all skitch on your brakeless (or even not-brakeless) fixies. because that would be ill."

my contribution. i have not. i have a good friend in Boston who has. on a bus, no less.
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Old 04-28-07, 06:07 PM
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+1 on drafting. Is it that hard to keep up with a city bus?
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Old 04-28-07, 06:11 PM
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id rather skitch so i can hold my breath
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Man up... TO WHALE CANCER!!! F-YEAH!!!!

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