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Old 09-18-07, 05:34 PM
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MICA students ain't that bad. I'm up by Hopkins and I'm seeing even Hopkins students on fixed now, it's crazy. The only people that are gonna give you any attitude are people that don't really ride, so screw them.
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Old 09-18-07, 05:41 PM
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I am a poser. It's how I make my beer money.
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Old 09-18-07, 05:46 PM
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hmmm maybe if you put some cards in your spokes. I hear this will make you look less like a poser.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sefb222 View Post
my wife and i were out for a ride today, when some "fixie bro" rode past us and yelled "posers!"

if the guy is on this forum, would you please enlighten me as to how i can be more "true to the game" of owning and operating a bicycle? is there a shirt, or a pair of shoes i can get, so as not to be so blatant about being nothing more than an interloper?

That's because you didn't skid salute him ! hahahaha!!
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Old 09-18-07, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Nemo View Post
That's because you didn't skid salute him ! hahahaha!!
dang!

ok.. since we're on the subject... is there a length of skid which is appropriate to the situation? i mean, if you see someone you have known a long time, and you're stoked to see them, do you pull some sickass 50 ft no handed sideways drift skid, or if it's a dude you have never met, you kinda just chirp the tire a bit to let him know that you know? what if it's a cute girl? long skid to initiate mating? several short skids mean you're "taken"?

i wouldnt want to commit some fixie faux pas.


this could evolve into a modern-day "hanky code" for fixed gear nerds.. only twice as gay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanky_code

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I feel weird when I ride my road bike either decked out in spandex (Poser!) or with jeans and a mess bag ("Poseur!")
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Old 09-18-07, 10:21 PM
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Well, I've been riding fixed for the last 7 years, and the 1st time I rode fixed was in 1977, does that count as the real deal?
and yeah, i've got a pista that I ride the crap out of, that will also be going to the velodrome on next season.
I've also got 3 other fixed gears... one of which does have a spoke card, but I earned that one. No top bar pads, no risers, but fenders are there on that one...
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Old 09-18-07, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sefb222 View Post
dang!

this could evolve into a modern-day "hanky code" for fixed gear nerds.. only twice as gay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanky_code
This puts a whole new slant on the 'bandana-as-top-tube-protector' fashion!
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Old 09-18-07, 10:53 PM
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we're all posers to some extent
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i'm a poser.. many winters ago I met shants and was blown away by his awesome hoss; my thrift store road bike pailed in comparison I deeply coveted the slick line of his gitane tour de france, to the point that I completely coped his style and bought a gitane myself with little knoweldge of how to build up a fixed grear But he was wise enough to look beyond my state of posing and took my hand and led me into a world of fixed gear glory.
ever since then Ive been boggled by cyclists who undermine other cyclists, and go out of there way to point out the shortcoming of others (regardless of them being true or not)
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