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Old 05-07-09, 05:58 PM
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Seriously?

yea I know its kinda old but I thought it was an interesting read

http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com...xed-again.html
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Old 05-07-09, 06:07 PM
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wow, interesting

a better idea would be to keep the normal TDF and run a seperate fixie tdf
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Old 05-07-09, 06:32 PM
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This is further proof that hipsters ruin everything! What kind of person would want to ruin the signature professional road bike race?

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Old 05-07-09, 06:33 PM
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^that would be something i would watch. i couldnt imagine having the tour de france as only fixed, maybe it would discourage some of the riders from showing up
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Old 05-07-09, 06:35 PM
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lame
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Old 05-07-09, 06:39 PM
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I don't want to call you guys a bunch of DUMBASSES.......


but maybe you should check the date of the blog post
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Old 05-07-09, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by emximer View Post
i don't want to call you guys a bunch of dumbasses.......


But maybe you should check the date of the blog post

lol!!!
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Old 05-07-09, 06:46 PM
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Hahahahaaaa
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Old 05-07-09, 07:09 PM
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The people who believed this did not see the hyperlink at the bottom, did they?
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Old 05-07-09, 07:21 PM
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Consider me pwned!
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Old 05-07-09, 08:06 PM
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Dumb@sses! :d
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told you guys it was old
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Old 05-07-09, 10:20 PM
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Hipsters eh? Not the smartest kids around.
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Old 05-07-09, 10:25 PM
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ive been duped! i thought it was a little suspicious...
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Old 05-07-09, 11:06 PM
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Link on the bottom gave it away.
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Originally Posted by eMXiMeR View Post
I don't want to call you guys a bunch of DUMBASSES.......


but maybe you should check the date of the blog post
How did this not come up before post 6? I think the idea of a Pro-level alleycat was too amazing for some people to resist...

edit: also, that bit about the tour being fixed because Henri Desgranges was a hardass? Before you go telling people that, it's not true- they just hadn't invented deraillers yet. The quick-release skewer wasn't even invented until 1937, I think.

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Old 05-08-09, 08:48 AM
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Ah damn, you got me. I was just about to say something indignant, and then I read the thread.
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Old 05-08-09, 08:50 AM
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I'd heard about this before I read it, so no fool here. Would have been a good one though.
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Old 05-08-09, 10:13 AM
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someone with the sort of money necessary to purchase the tour would just start their own race regardless.

the article is pure bs.
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Old 05-08-09, 10:38 AM
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SSFG never disappoints.
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Old 05-08-09, 12:40 PM
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Sorry Guys, I'm glad you are all taking it in the spirit in which it was written. I thought for a moment you guys were going out to lynch a hipster.
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Hmm, I still might do that.
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Old 05-08-09, 12:54 PM
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The bogus Tour de France article got 407 hits today. It was a WTF moment, so I checked to see where they were all coming from. I guess I should thank bryyando
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Old 05-08-09, 12:58 PM
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Wow, that's a hot of hits.
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hot of hits indeed.
funny read either way.
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