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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)

Regarding all of the threads about passing roadies...

Old 03-23-09, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
sometimes i go on group rides with the regional pros and drop them on my fixie. i usually don't post about it, you guys are corny.
Do they ride nice fixed gear bikes ?

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Old 03-23-09, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Buddhalite View Post
I fully expect any competant rider on a geared bike to pass me. It's fun to keep up but ultimately I know I'll get dropped. The kicker for me is getting out on the trail on Sundays and seeing all the schmucks who paid $2k for a bike and another grand on things like shoes, clothes, high end Garmins etc etc. One group smiles, says hello and in general is much more friendly. The other sneers at others and makes comments like "Get a real bike" as you pass them. I'll let you decide which each group is.
Where are all of you guys finding these evil judgmental roadies?

And are you really saying that the average fixed gear rider doesn't judge other people's bikes? There's a "jackass bike of the day" thread in here for ****'s sake.
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Old 03-23-09, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Do they ride nice fixed gear bikes ?

they ride the finest, most expensive sponsor bought carbon, all on either record or dura ace or red 10 speed. i ride fixed though so i'm a better sprinter from skidding and having a simpler drive train.
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
sometimes i go on group rides with the regional pros and drop them on my fixie. i usually don't post about it, you guys are corny.
Shut up, you fascist.
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Old 03-23-09, 01:11 PM
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I passed your PC on a Mac
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Old 03-23-09, 01:25 PM
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I passed a guy who had a colt 45 can in his water-bottle cage and and 2 40oz of colt 45 duct taped to his back metal rack, no lie. Amazing some of the things you see on a bike.
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Huh, I guess everyone must hate me. I ride a fixie at about 90 gear inches. Have a front brake, since there's really no way I could stop the bike from 30mph in a reasonable space without it.

I just like fixies. Afraid that's all there is to it. I especially enjoy riding with with friends, some have roadies, some fixed gear. I guess I just don't give a f'k what kind of bike you have, as long as you enjoy it. Who knew.

I do think it's perfectly healthy for us to make fun of each other from time to time. I mean fixie guys blazing down the street in tight jean shorts and a t-shirt and tattoos? Looks like some sort of demented bicycle pirate. Roadies who dress up like a power ranger on vacation? Both of us are silly hell. Plebeians, all of us.
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Old 03-23-09, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddhalite View Post
I fully expect any competant rider on a geared bike to pass me. It's fun to keep up but ultimately I know I'll get dropped. The kicker for me is getting out on the trail on Sundays and seeing all the schmucks who paid $2k for a bike and another grand on things like shoes, clothes, high end Garmins etc etc. One group smiles, says hello and in general is much more friendly. The other sneers at others and makes comments like "Get a real bike" as you pass them. I'll let you decide which each group is.
do people actually pass you and say "get a real bike?"
I find that hard to believe if you're just riding along and not being a dickface.
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Old 03-23-09, 02:34 PM
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In before troll lock. Seriously though, does nobody else see the irony in this thread? The OP is complaining about the "I dropped a roadie" posts and in the same damn breath creates an "I dropped a fixie" thread? I can hear the obvious planes just whizzing over heads. Should I break it down?

Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
It is stupid.

Whenever "fixie" riders try to race me when I am on a geared road ride, I drop them. When I get home, I don't go post about it in the road forum.
Ummm, actually you just posted about dropping somebody on a different style of bike in the SSFG forum. Kinda the same thing. It doesn't matter where the post occurs, or who wrote it, it's still annoying.

Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
Just ride your damn bikes. You obviously aren't enjoying bicycling enough if you feel the need to "beat" someone else who doesn't give a **** about you or the made up race you have created in your mind.
Nobody here gives a **** about what you did. That's why whenever an "I beat a roadie" post shows up, people berate the poster.
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Old 03-23-09, 03:39 PM
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this is the best thread ever and i'm totally bumping it before the roadies do!&@
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Old 03-23-09, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
do people actually pass you and say "get a real bike?"
I find that hard to believe if you're just riding along and not being a dickface.
I tell that to little Suzie on her barbie bike all the time...then she drope me.
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roadiez are slow, i alwayz smoke them on my fiXerrrr
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Old 03-23-09, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by louderthangod View Post
All I see is them going super slow in tiny gears attempting to wheelie everywhere or just sitting at a coffee shop next to their bike.
I read this and thought, har har, that sounds like Alameda. Then I noticed your location...
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Old 03-23-09, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
And are you really saying that the average fixed gear rider doesn't judge other people's bikes? There's a "jackass bike of the day" thread in here for ****'s sake.
I always scope to see what other people are riding, but I never judge.

I am riding a stock Kilo TT Pro, after all. >_>
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Old 03-23-09, 06:38 PM
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It's not about passing them, it's just that whenever you do, they usually always want to then chase and wheelsuck. Be that on my fixed or my geared bike.

It's childish and annoying. Just let me enjoy my commute.
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Old 03-23-09, 07:01 PM
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On hills that I ride often, I sometimes pass old guys like myself on geared bikes; but otherwise, the typical geared bike rider around here passes me at warp nine.

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Bend, Oregon (where I live) sponsors a number of so-called "Classic" races every year, and people come from around the world to compete.

This means we have some elite riders on the street.

About three years ago, I passed a young woman in team colors riding a team bike.

Oh, I should say that when I passed her, she had stopped and put a foot down while she figured out which exit to take at a traffic circle.

Anyway, I really put on the speed as I passed her, kinda showing off, and I started up "my hill," the one I ride often and feel pretty confident about my abilities climbing it.

About a quarter of the way up the hill she passes me, steadily, easily, and flashes me a gorgeous smile.

When she gets about 100 yards ahead of me, she turns left, across traffic, to go back down the hill; but, as she does so, she stops in mid-road and does a perfect track stand...she looked like a painting...and then she rocketed back downhill at 50 miles per hour.

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I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my use of a comparison to make a point in my original post. I don't see it as hypocritical or ironic, but several people seem to object.

I did not intend for this thread to be any sort of trolling attempt. I just hadn't seen a thread dedicated to discussing the endless supply of threads about dropping other people on bikes, so I thought I'd voice my opinion. Thanks for engaging in this discussion!
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Old 03-23-09, 07:07 PM
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darksiderising no need to apologize. some kids are just too prideful, stupid, or lack reading comprehension skills to sufficiently understand your point.
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
Seems that you did both!
haha WIN!!
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With all those gears and skin tight lycra, you'd think they wouldn't get passed by hipsters on fixies so much (that aren't even racing them).
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Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
It is stupid.

Whenever "fixie" riders try to race me when I am on a geared road ride, I drop them. When I get home, I don't go post about it in the road forum.

Just ride your damn bikes. You obviously aren't enjoying bicycling enough if you feel the need to "beat" someone else who doesn't give a **** about you or the made up race you have created in your mind.
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I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my use of a comparison to make a point in my original post. I don't see it as hypocritical or ironic, but several people seem to object.

I did not intend for this thread to be any sort of trolling attempt. I just hadn't seen a thread dedicated to discussing the endless supply of threads about dropping other people on bikes, so I thought I'd voice my opinion. Thanks for engaging in this discussion!
I'm trying to reconcile these two posts and I'm just not coming up with anything. I guess I'm prideful or illiterate because the first seems like an obvious effort to antagonize a group of people, and the second seems like a lame attempt to deflect the backlash. Oh, okay. I guess that's the reconciliation.

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Old 03-23-09, 08:40 PM
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Unless you are physically out of shape and have no cardio stamina, it is humanly impossible to out run, drop, or out sprint a geared bike.
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Old 03-23-09, 08:41 PM
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lol
These dropping threads have me wondering what people passing me are thinking when I am spinning my little ring back through town after a century.
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One of the guys on the latest 200k was on a single speed. Thank goodness for downhills, otherwise I never would have seen him.
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Old 03-23-09, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cyrano138 View Post
I'm trying to reconcile these two posts and I'm just not coming up with anything. I guess I'm prideful or illiterate because the first seems like an obvious effort to antagonize a group of people, and the second seems like a lame attempt to deflect the backlash. Oh, okay. I guess that's the reconciliation.
You should read the first post as having an edge of annoyance. I was annoyed. No need to analyze is further. Care to respond to the topic?
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