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In theory I like fixed gears

Old 05-07-08, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
who cares what other people think? i haven't seen another fixed gear bicycle, or HIPSTER, for that matter, in real life.
Do you live in a cave?
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Old 05-07-08, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
yeah the whole "scene"
i mean theres a shop nearby called L.A. Brakeless. its pathetic.
and i don't really care i'm just in a particularly grumpy mood tonight and obviously have no life.
(to be fair i've heard nothing but the owners of L.A.B. are nice cool guys and i wish them nothing but the best, being a small business owner is a [expletive deleted]...)

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Old 05-07-08, 09:58 PM
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I just ride to work on a bicycle that has a fixed gear. The scene where I am is: Seven traffic lights, one train track, a bunch of cars, other cyclists like me, and lots of nice trees. I don't so much hate my scene as you do yours. Sorry.
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Old 05-07-08, 10:04 PM
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You should.
Let the hate flow through you.
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Old 05-07-08, 10:07 PM
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i'm guilty of being new to fixed gear riding. it's actually pretty hard to not pick up the entire posenger persona when alot of that neat stuff got me into riding in the first place.

my mentality was "hey that looks real fun i wanna give it a try"
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Old 05-07-08, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tx_what_it_do View Post
i'm guilty of being new to fixed gear riding. it's actually pretty hard to not pick up the entire posenger persona when alot of that neat stuff got me into riding in the first place.

my mentality was "hey that looks real fun i wanna give it a try"
I actually kind of like your for being that honest. Thank you. Now would you like to talk colors and matching bandanas?
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Old 05-07-08, 10:22 PM
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OP: You poor thing, you have nobody to play with? Awwww its so sad . . .

Seriously dude you hate it so much yet you hang out in this section posting? C'mon man!
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Old 05-07-08, 10:31 PM
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haha iunno i just genuinely wanted to try it because it looked real fun. there are not alot of bike kids here so i have nobody to look "cool" in front of.

and i still haven't made a "what size tires do i need for moar barspinz and what r best tires 4 skidmarx? i need to haz moar. i also need cheap arrospok" post.
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Old 05-07-08, 10:32 PM
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Fixed gear bikes are just bikes. I got into riding bikes because I originally wanted to save money on gas and get in shape and a friend suggested biking. I eventually switched to fixed because it seemed like an interesting idea and i saw all the fashion esque stuff, and I stuck with it because I feel like it helps to make me a stroner rider, but over the span of my life I've ridden mountain bikes, dirt jumped, ridden road bikes, ridden fixed gear conversions and lately I've been really interested in weird stuff like tall bikes, cruisers, utilitarian type stuff etc. I just continuously try and find new stuff to look into and learn about, otherwise the technical aspect, which is half of the attraction of bikes, gets stagnant and I get pissy. If you pigeon hole yourself to one kind of bike you never really learn about fixing bikes, and I think it's much harder to appreciate the fun that can be had with and on bicycles. Life's pretty damn long, switch it up or you'll get crotchety in a couple years or less.
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Old 05-07-08, 10:34 PM
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As much as I like to make fun, I did ride tonight on deep Vs on my white frame then changed one out for my aerospoke, and even rotated conti gatorskins on three wheels to get more life out of them. Haha. No bandana, though.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
yeah the whole "scene"
i mean theres a shop nearby called L.A. Brakeless. its pathetic.
and i don't really care i'm just in a particularly grumpy mood tonight and obviously have no life.
(to be fair i've heard nothing but the owners of L.A.B. are nice cool guys and i wish them nothing but the best, being a small business owner is a b*itch...)
this name saddens me
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Old 05-07-08, 10:58 PM
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Old 05-07-08, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by VT tallbike View Post
Do you live in a cave?
no, ive just never been to SF LOL
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Old 05-07-08, 11:24 PM
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So hows the surf scene Bruce?
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Old 05-07-08, 11:36 PM
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There are times when I think the way the OP does. It's stupid, really. I feel like other people are going to get recognition for something I do that is so "pure and unappreciated." These feelings don't last long, however. I'm lucky to remember how much people helped me understand my bike, bikes in general, how to ride, how to do fun stuff etc. Seeing people like fellow bf member Sniks give bikes away to kids so they can get into riding, people paying out of their own pockets to help others have a good time... really makes me reconsider those idiotic notions of superiority. Next time I see some noob on a bike I'm going to say hi.
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Old 05-07-08, 11:56 PM
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Old 05-08-08, 12:24 AM
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The way my cycling life is at the moment, I get super excited whenever I see someone else riding a bike. It saddens me when i'm greeted with a frown because I'm not wearing/riding the right clothes/parts.
I bought a fixed gear bike because I ride 40km round trip to work and back each day, and my only other bike was a brakeless bmx. My knees were starting to get mad at me. I'm really sorry if this offends people, I guess I'll just have to learn how to skid properly real soon huh.
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Old 05-08-08, 12:26 AM
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i just bought a kilo tt for commuting purposes in SF, to save money on gas and for cardio, im 220 lbs , i would like to be around 200 ish.

i was wondering, will people make fun of fellow fixed gear riders that has a cheapo bike? im not trying to spend hella money on CF aerospokes that i dont need .
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i just bought a kilo tt for commuting purposes in SF, to save money on gas and for cardio, im 220 lbs , i would like to be around 200 ish.

i was wondering, will people make fun of fellow fixed gear riders that has a cheapo bike?im not trying to spend hella money on CF aerospokes that i dont need .
Do it anyways.
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Old 05-08-08, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by dangerscott View Post
And who doesn't like to skid, that crap is fun.
I don't. I've been using a brake since day one, and I love it. Hobbling along at 12 mph just to avoid a simple front brake setup doesn't make much sense to me. And ya, I know there are great riders out there who can go really fast without brakes, more power to them. I'd rather have a safe controlled stop than slide into the intersection.
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Old 05-08-08, 01:27 AM
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I don't. I've been using a brake since day one, and I love it. Hobbling along at 12 mph just to avoid a simple front brake setup doesn't make much sense to me. And ya, I know there are great riders out there who can go really fast without brakes, more power to them. I'd rather have a safe controlled stop than slide into the intersection.
I'm with you. I can haul way more [sack of onions] when I run a brake. I ride like a [pair of 1 legged pants] so I need to be able to emergency stop. It seems I use it to every other day.


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Old 05-08-08, 01:29 AM
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Don't get me wrong, I use my brake. I am talking about when you have a nice open space coming to an intersection. I do it, I ain't gonna like, I like pretending like I am one of those ladies on the front of a pirate ship. Except my bike is the ship. You get it!?
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Old 05-08-08, 02:08 AM
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Old 05-08-08, 03:45 AM
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"ships mast" I believe they call it in deathproof. Its really called a figurehead though.
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