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2006 Battys - post 'em, read 'em, and weep

Old 01-03-07, 09:45 PM
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2006 Battys - post 'em, read 'em, and weep

Ok folks, it is time resurrect the age old and forgotten untradition of the SingleSpeed and FixedGear Battys.
History: started back in 2003 by our now-absent superchivo (I might steal his name...it brings power!), these awards served no purpose at all. The structure was as follows:

Nominate a SS/FG forum member's thread/post/etc based on humor, usefulness, or complete inanity (dare I say it was ironical?). Refrain from insulting someone. This is an example of an insult that will not be tolerated:
"I nominate William Karsten (Sailor On Bike) for this years biggest idiot because he put his chain on backwards."

Now, not only it this against forum guidelines, but it defeats the purpose of the Battys. Let's try thi one again, but with MORE ZAZZ!
"I nominate William Karsten (Sailor On Bike) for this years Battys because he put his chain on backwards."

There. Better now, isn't it? Any insults will be deleted and the offending forum member will have to take a time out and miss juice-n-cookies during Storytime.
So, on February 30th (or anytime before that if the thread dies out) we will tally the votes , and I will send whoever is nominated (with proof) the most times, a pair of my socks.


Let the Battys begin.
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I nominate 11.4 for all that knowledge he dropped about hubs and wheelbuilding in the campy fragility dicussion last week, and all the knowledge he drops on a regular basis, and for doing so in a totally selfless, ego free manner.
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Old 01-03-07, 10:03 PM
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I'd also like to nominate vomitron for best spandex of 2006



what a ******.
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Old 01-03-07, 10:25 PM
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I nominate 165 for doing his best to keep this place useful

and also juvi, for putting the sarcasm aside for a bit and making a serious effort to keep this particular cycling scene united. word.

and pistaboy, because that was awesome.
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Old 01-03-07, 11:09 PM
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I second the pistaboy nomination for most awesome thread series involving a Bianchi Pista.
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I nominate ka12na's On the edge of Sanity thread as Most likely to be a made for TV movie.
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Originally Posted by thurstonboise
I nominate ka12na's On the edge of Sanity thread as Most likely to be a made for TV movie.
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i think seren's on to something.
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Best themed internet presence: The 'Dipper.

From anachronistic high wheelers to funky fresh 7-11 digs.

Edit: I've always wanted him to translate the foreign phrases he always uses but I suppose some mysteries are left to be solved by bunk auto translation websites..
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I nominate queerpunk not so much for starting the nathan fabian thread as for titling it "I hate everybody." Genius.
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I nominate:

i hate everybody... for thread of the year.

Battle Of The Giant Bags for best comparative thread.

"Maintain that sexy (or not so sexy)..." threads jointly as most informative thread of the year.

11.4 for best contributor.

and finally, the entirety of Italian Steel (except the guy sneaking in on the left)
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Old 01-04-07, 01:21 AM
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I nominate everyone : (myself included !)

For going out and buying deep Vs and then ragging on them 3 months later because everyone rolls on them now .

also i hate everybody for thread of the year .
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Originally Posted by 12XU
Best themed internet presence: The 'Dipper.

From anachronistic high wheelers to funky fresh 7-11 digs.

Edit: I've always wanted him to translate the foreign phrases he always uses but I suppose some mysteries are left to be solved by bunk auto translation websites..

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Old 01-04-07, 01:50 AM
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I nominate just about everyone who posted in this thread (one of my all time favorites):

How many BFSSFG members does it take to change a lightbulb?
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I still laugh every time I read that.
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I nominate popluhv for best profiteer on the sale of a free magazine
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For knowledge-dropper, I nominate 11.4.

For forum-ditcher (who I'd like to see back), I nominate dolface.
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For the saddest story with the most confusing ending I nominate Lucklust
I'd also like to nominate him for most missed member
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Originally Posted by *new*guy
For the saddest story with the most confusing ending I nominate Lucklust
I'd also like to nominate him for most missed member
was that this year? man, yeah confusing to say the least
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Originally Posted by Rancid
was that this year? man, yeah confusing to say the least
If I remember right, the original accident happened in 2005, but the confusing bits all happened this year.
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Most Knowledgeable, Least Helpful nomination: dutret.

i second the nomination for vomitron's spandex. that **** is awesome.

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i should win a foresight award for being on the ground ground ground floor of the nathan fabian thread
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Originally Posted by tehz
i should win a foresight award for being on the ground ground ground floor of the nathan fabian thread
award or punishment?





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