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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)

couple of pics from the cave of wonders

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Old 05-27-07, 01:02 AM
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couple of pics from the cave of wonders

in the FAAAR warehouse of the shop I work at are some pretty cool things, but my boss will not sell them, or let me take them down and play with them, but i did atleast get to take a few pics

thought i would share
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Old 05-27-07, 01:23 AM
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i couldn't work for a boss like that, its bad for moral
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Your boss won't sell them? Why not?

And what model Panasonic is that in the box??
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Let's rob 'em!!
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What a waste! A bike's no good hanging from the ceiling. You gotta do it justice by riding the hell out of it.
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They want to be ridden! Liberate them!
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What a waste!
Exactly what I was about to post. Except without the exclamation point, because I'm just not that enthusiastic.
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sounds like it's run by the same guy who owns mt. airy bikes in maryland....
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Atleast display them in the shop so the fixie kids can lust.
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what's wrong with the mt airy dude?
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It's like a wine cellar--but for bikes.
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Originally Posted by roughrider504
Atleast display them in the shop so the fixie kids can lust.
that's what proteus in college park, md. does.

of course it doesn't hurt that they used to have koichi yamaguchi as their in-house builder.
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Originally Posted by 3Lph
They want to be ridden! Liberate them!
Liberate, lubricate and pedalcate. OR sumpin like that.

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Originally Posted by roughrider504
Atleast display them in the shop so the fixie kids can lust.
Grouchy bike shop owners hate fixie kids...that's at least been my experience.
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everybody hates 'fixie kids'

they're nature's greatest blunder
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I wish I could talk him out the front wheel on that prologue. I'm having a hard time finding a 24" road wheel.
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http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/

look under wheels.

set of 24in wheels for 78
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Good to know. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Raul Duke
what's wrong with the mt airy dude?
he has all these amazing old frames hanging from the ceiling that he'll only sell if he's feeling in the mood to sell. there was a red raleigh track frame that I wanted to buy, so I asked him, how much? he gave a price, I came back a week later with the money and he says, "I don't want to sell it today."

before someone says, "you probably smell bad," or "mountain bikers do it in the dirt," he's like that with everyone, even my friend that worked there.

total tease
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my boss is the same way, we have all sorts of cool ****, i found my steel allez under a pile of boxes.
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he did that to me too.. except i had made a 3+ hour trip down there..
and then he actually got mad when i told him i couldn't afford anything at "wednesday price" (2x what he had quoted me on tuesday)

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he has all these amazing old frames hanging from the ceiling that he'll only sell if he's feeling in the mood to sell. there was a red raleigh track frame that I wanted to buy, so I asked him, how much? he gave a price, I came back a week later with the money and he says, "I don't want to sell it today."

before someone says, "you probably smell bad," or "mountain bikers do it in the dirt," he's like that with everyone, even my friend that worked there.

total tease
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"I don't want to sell it today."
what a grouch. that basically translates into i dont want to sell this to YOU . but i guess someone needs to keep a pristine stash so there will be some cherry vintage track bikes left in a few years once the fixie craze dies down.
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I guess it's up to the owner if he wants to hang onto or sell his pristine stuff. FWIW, I was into paintball for awhile and am hanging onto a pristine minicocker with very low serial number until I find the right buyer. Not in a hurry. Doesn't make me evil.

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you know if he sold those schwinn madisons there would be a very good chance they would have a nice bright deep v wheelset within a month. not that i give a **** about that, but that might shed some light into why he is saving them.
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Originally Posted by dustinlikewhat
he has all these amazing old frames hanging from the ceiling that he'll only sell if he's feeling in the mood to sell. there was a red raleigh track frame that I wanted to buy, so I asked him, how much? he gave a price, I came back a week later with the money and he says, "I don't want to sell it today."

before someone says, "you probably smell bad," or "mountain bikers do it in the dirt," he's like that with everyone, even my friend that worked there.

total tease
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keep your desires simple - like cheeseburgers or tassles for your risers.
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