Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Fixed gear riding story on BikePortland

Notices
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)

Fixed gear riding story on BikePortland

Old 03-26-08, 12:07 PM
  #1  
orlick
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Fixed gear riding story on BikePortland

BikePortland has a nice story up:

http://bikeportland.org/2008/03/26/u...l-in-portland/
orlick is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 01:14 PM
  #2  
ssspenser
Senior Member
 
ssspenser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: portland
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hey thats us yesterday. except not me cause i skidded through my tire and popped it right before
ssspenser is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 01:33 PM
  #3  
humancongereel
live free or die trying
 
humancongereel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: where i lay my head is home.
Posts: 6,999

Bikes: bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i love how it says pdxfixed was "announced yesterday", not "created, developed, announced and peopled yesterday". hee hee.
humancongereel is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 02:22 PM
  #4  
akaio
Senior Member
 
akaio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NYC!
Posts: 382

Bikes: Jamis Sputnik (2007) & Bridgestone RB-2 (1994).

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^-- Yeah true. Gotta start somewhere. I imagine if it said 'some kids just started a website called …' no one would bother looking it up.

Glad Jonathan posted about it though, hopefully it helps the community unite a little here.
akaio is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:02 PM
  #5  
MIN 
big ring
 
MIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: philadelphia
Posts: 5,838
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I added a pdxfixed.com shout out in my sig here at BF and roadbikereview.com
MIN is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:20 PM
  #6  
veeco23
.
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by akaio View Post
hopefully it helps the community unite a little here.
i love how people now need the internet to make friends.
veeco23 is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:38 PM
  #7  
MIN 
big ring
 
MIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: philadelphia
Posts: 5,838
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by veeco23 View Post
i love how people now need the internet to make friends.
Don't be a mega-******.

You are on the Internet now, jackass.
MIN is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:46 PM
  #8  
andre nickatina
not actually Nickatina
 
andre nickatina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: OR
Posts: 4,447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
As usual there's a flame war in the comments section. Happens every time there's an article about track bikes on the street over at good old BikePortland.org
andre nickatina is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:49 PM
  #9  
bikeskatethrash
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: PGH
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
uh was there ever any doubt that the "urban fixed-gear scene" wasnt alive in portland?
bikeskatethrash is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:51 PM
  #10  
humancongereel
live free or die trying
 
humancongereel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: where i lay my head is home.
Posts: 6,999

Bikes: bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by akaio View Post
^-- Yeah true. Gotta start somewhere. I imagine if it said 'some kids just started a website called …' no one would bother looking it up.

Glad Jonathan posted about it though, hopefully it helps the community unite a little here.
yeah, i just thought it was funny knowing what went down and seeing how it was phrased.
humancongereel is offline  
Old 03-26-08, 03:54 PM
  #11  
bonechilling
Run What 'Ya Brung
 
bonechilling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MIN View Post
Don't be a mega-******.

You are on the Internet now, jackass.
Yeah, but he's here to make enemies, see?
bonechilling is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Freerojo
Bicycle Mechanics
3
05-26-19 05:30 AM
septacycles
Commuting
0
06-01-11 04:00 PM
Stoughton
Charity Events
1
10-16-08 10:28 AM
barry.cohen
Tandem Cycling
0
06-28-08 09:41 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.