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fixed gears are stupid

Old 08-18-08, 11:05 AM
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fixed gears are stupid

geared bikes are far more practicle i've decided
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Old 08-18-08, 11:09 AM
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spell it back, please

p r a c t i c a l
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Old 08-18-08, 11:10 AM
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Great! Best of luck to you.

Have a nice day!
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Originally Posted by dig reeder View Post
geared bikes are far more practicle i've decided
Then I take it this will be your final post in this forum. See ya.
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Old 08-18-08, 11:11 AM
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Fuk, that's funny!!!
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YEAH, like, totally! I just shoot my handgun to knock teeth off cogs when I start going faster... that's like changing gear, no?

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Old 08-18-08, 11:17 AM
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Please do not fuel this stupid thread.
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Old 08-18-08, 11:25 AM
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Shoddy troll attempt. Shoddy, shoddy, shoddy...
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Old 08-18-08, 11:41 AM
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And its "Fixed geared bikes" not "Fixed gears" if you want to refer to them in the plural form. If we had "Fixed gears" then we would have more than one and then it would be a geared bike after all. YA DOLT!
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Old 08-18-08, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
And its "Fixed geared bikes" not "Fixed gears" if you want to refer to them in the plural form. If we had "Fixed gears" then we would have more than one and then it would be a geared bike after all. YA DOLT!
where do multi-gear fixed hubs fit into your narrow world-view SMART GUY???!!!
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Old 08-18-08, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dig reeder View Post
geared bikes are far more practicle i've decided
Well, I never thought of it that way!

*sells FG bike, runs to LBS to purchase new geared bike*
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Old 08-18-08, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
where do multi-gear fixed hubs fit into your narrow world-view SMART GUY???!!!
You're as bright as the OP! My goodness why bother with some of you people?
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Old 08-18-08, 12:27 PM
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Great! Best of luck to you.

Have a nice day!
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Old 08-18-08, 12:37 PM
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My geared bike is as stupid as my fixed gears though. After careful examination I've concluded that neither of em seem to know much about anything.

The search for a smart inanimate object continues!
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Old 08-18-08, 12:53 PM
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If I may be so bold...

Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
And its "Fixed geared bikes" not "Fixed gears" if you want to refer to them in the plural form. If we had "Fixed gears" then we would have more than one and then it would be a geared bike after all. YA DOLT!
And it's "it's".
And it's "fixed-gear".
I suppose a flip-flop hub could be considered fixed-gears.
...just sayin'.
"Tanks" for playing. And enjoy your parting gift-two armloads of peer-group humiliation.

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Old 08-18-08, 01:00 PM
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it always blows my mind when we get a troll in the ssfg forum, because my gut reaction about who would be a troll tells me that it's all us ****ers here in the ssfg forum that are the most likely to go troll others.

god help us if we are trolling ourselves...
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Old 08-18-08, 01:42 PM
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i agree, fixed gears are stupid. they have no brain and are just a bike. they are not smart in any way.
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bikes are stupid in general... I don't even know why I still post here.

Started off on bmx.
Moved to MTB.
Then got a road bike.
Then a conversion.
Then a track bike.
Then a tarck bike.
Then said screw it and started walking.
Then realized my shoes were holding me back and went barefoot and reached a new plateau of Zen.

Shoeless walking is the new fixed gear. You are in contact with your true environment. Wheels, rubber, chain all interfere with being true to yourself. Split lanes barefoot or go home. NBD. end of discussion. delete forum.
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Old 08-18-08, 02:41 PM
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Dig Reeder's gone. This was like his suicide note to all of us who still have the balls enough to ride fixies on the road. Oh, Dig. We'll miss you. Coast in peace.
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