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got my first single speed

Old 04-19-08, 10:11 PM
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got my first single speed

Got a Kona paddy wagon today. My first single speed and I am addicted now. Have not tried riding it fixed yet.
Rigt now it is 42X16 I think I am going to switch to a 15 in the back.
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Old 04-19-08, 10:12 PM
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the other day i was watching some tv
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Old 04-19-08, 10:34 PM
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woot!! welcome!! great looking bike dude!
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Old 04-19-08, 10:38 PM
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i want to see one of those fight a san jose. those are like bizzaro san joses. 'cept not so "do anything".
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"I chained my new street lamp to this POS bicycle...nobody rides Fcusking bikes anymore, so it should've been fine. Until apparently some third-world 'feed-this-child-for-seventy-cents-a-day' hipster decides he 'needs' my new ****ing streetlamp! I found the chain on the other side of the parking lot. You guys should've seen it. It was like all like bright lime green, with vintage concert posters that I put on it, and it had a Phil bulb. Now wtf am I gonna do?! I saved up four months for that fscuking pole-set. If any of you sees a low-life electricity-improverished hipster running around Chico, Cali with a lime green fixed-bulb forty-foot-tall street lamp, please kick his ass and let me know. Thanks."

--and, hey, welcome to the board. That blue is WAY nicer than the uber-dark foresty green they had on the Paddy Wagon last year.

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Old 04-19-08, 11:37 PM
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I really like mine, really light frame.

Kinda looks like a big BMX to me (I have the 49cm) which I liked at first, now I dunno, but a great frame non the less.
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i really like that bike.nice color scheme with all black parts.
 
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Hooked on single speed? Doesn't that just mean 'hooked on bikes'?
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ride fixed
its better
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Nice bike, hope you have fun!
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only lazy americans buy single speed bikes
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one speed is all you need

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Originally Posted by RDRomano View Post
"I chained my new street lamp to this POS bicycle...nobody rides Fcusking bikes anymore, so it should've been fine. Until apparently some third-world 'feed-this-child-for-seventy-cents-a-day' hipster decides he 'needs' my new ****ing streetlamp! I found the chain on the other side of the parking lot. You guys should've seen it. It was like all like bright lime green, with vintage concert posters that I put on it, and it had a Phil bulb. Now wtf am I gonna do?! I saved up four months for that fscuking pole-set. If any of you sees a low-life electricity-improverished hipster running around Chico, Cali with a lime green fixed-bulb forty-foot-tall street lamp, please kick his ass and let me know. Thanks."

First of all, LOL.

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--and, hey, welcome to the board. That blue is WAY nicer than the uber-dark foresty green they had on the Paddy Wagon last year.
Secondly, it's more grey. Unless I'm colour blind. I wish it were blue.

Thirdly, I <3 my Paddy Wagon. Try it fixed!
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Its a pretty bike
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I just got the same bike last Friday, loving it, but it just snowed and freezing rained for the last two days, so back to the Mountain bike I go
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Old 04-21-08, 10:19 AM
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Try it fixed, you won't go back. It's not as challenging as it seems, except for the first day or two when you try to stop pedalling for bumps.
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Old 04-21-08, 10:24 AM
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Nice looking ride!
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Looks pretty sick. Ride it to death. (Preferably the bike's death.)
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