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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)

Relationship of Cars and Fixed Gear bicycles

Old 06-22-09, 08:06 PM
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i like my car


and my bike (although it now has lime green deep vees that arent hellaflush )
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Old 06-22-09, 10:09 PM
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i love my fixed..... but it sure as hell can't do this (just in case you wanna know it's 3.5-4ft deep) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYl-F...eature=related

Jeeps are my other obsession... and sittin on 37's with a full custom 4linked solid axle swap was the only logical option...

But needless to say my bike gets more miles on it through the summer than my truck
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Old 06-22-09, 10:13 PM
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Used to build hondas but don't own any cars anymore. Been building/fixing bikes since I was a kid. I guess I was sort of the neighborhood mechanic.
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Old 06-22-09, 10:30 PM
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Bfc ftmfw?
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Old 06-22-09, 10:44 PM
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I'm actually a moto-head. I ride off-road and SuperMoto - cycling + gym keeps me in shape for it. Moto and cycling is a great marriage.
 
Old 06-22-09, 10:59 PM
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lol hondas
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Old 06-22-09, 11:22 PM
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people that care about how people see them (vanity) are going to choose tuned cars and fixed gears... or luxury cars on lease and cervelo's or titanium bikes if they can afford them.
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Old 06-23-09, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Scout... View Post
i like my car


and my bike (although it now has lime green deep vees that arent hellaflush )


I think way more like BMW or VW than Honda. It's more bobo on this side which is pretty assy stuff, but much less freshy knomsayin? And teenpuss unfolds easier in a 540i type of back seat.
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Old 06-23-09, 02:34 AM
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A lot of people on this board and this forum in general, have serious objections to our car centric society and all the harm that comes with it. The fetish-like worship of cars that comes with the tuner culture is an abomination for many here.

Just saying...
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Old 06-23-09, 05:39 AM
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Not completely relevant to this thread but I giggle whenever I see it...

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Old 06-23-09, 06:42 AM
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although it now has lime green deep vees that arent hellaflush
I'm wondering how many people here are going to "get" that.
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Old 06-23-09, 07:46 AM
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Not completely relevant to this thread but I giggle whenever I see it...

Hah. I admit though I do like scissor doors.
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Old 06-23-09, 12:07 PM
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I don't ride fixed, but I do have bikes. I used to spend all my money and time on car mods and care, but being a perfectionist and having limited time and money, I redirected my efforts towards bikes. It's easy to make my bike exactly the way I wish. Like dsh said, money goes much further on a bike.
I can tear the bike down to individual parts in just and hour, unlike my car. I can also do all of the work myself at home, whereas with the car I could not do alignments or mount tires and other specialized jobs. I like knowing that I did 100% of it. Also, if I break part of my bike, I can replace it quickly for a reasonable amount of money. Blow the engine on your car, and you are looking at lots of time and money to get it going again and possibly an expensive towing bill.

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Old 06-23-09, 12:55 PM
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lol at that POS bimmer smokin broadies
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Old 06-23-09, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by paktinat View Post
I'm wondering how many people here are going to "get" that.
i was hoping at least a few
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Old 06-23-09, 04:33 PM
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Bikes Its all about Bike.
3 Bicycles (no derailers)
2 Dirtbikes (450/250)
2 Supermoto Race bike(450/510 KTM)
1 Supermoto street bikes.

Racing actually brought me back to bicycles the need to work on my legs and increase endurance. Raced BMX as a kid and worked as a Messanger in early 90's. I have always loved two wheels
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Old 06-23-09, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by paktinat View Post
I'm wondering how many people here are going to "get" that.
I didn't get it, lime green? Takata green is the way to go
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Old 06-23-09, 09:30 PM
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two wheels good, four wheels bad.

marg bar big three.


/2 line hate
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Old 06-23-09, 10:20 PM
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+1 on tinkering

I have tinkered with tons of different types of vehicles throughout my life. When I was young, I had a gas powered remote controlled car that I used to wreck and rebuild on a weekly basis.

Then I got into dirtbikes and worked on those myself

Then me and my dad got into jet-skiing and worked on those a lot

Then I got into cars and tuned up a ricer for myself

Now I'm into bikes.
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Old 06-25-09, 12:13 AM
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I was actually thinking about this the other day, and for me its the love of finely tuned machines. Whether they be cars, bikes, motorcycles, or whatever. This obviously relates to going fast and the preoccupation with speed that many interested in the above mentioned vehicles seem to have. Regarding the OP's assertion, I would personally say that a single speed and or fixed gear bike is more akin to older cars as they are fairly basic, both are often made from steel and they can easily be worked on by their owner. Whereas the rice rocket crowd would seemingly gravitate toward the ultra light, technologically advanced, carbon fiber clad world of road bikes.
If it matters, I am a muscle car guy and have owned a 68 Camaro, 70 Nova, 87 Monte Carlo SS, and currently have a 64 Chevelle.

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Old 06-25-09, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by psirue View Post
that's more of a west coast thing. asians with spikey hair and a bad hype-habit chillin' with their bros out in Cali, more often than not. but the white kids in the 'burbs will pick up on it as well. it's all just conspicuous consumerism and they've moved onto the next fad that they think will get them some teenpuss.
pretty much. this kid i know made his bike match his integra. it's all about being cool man. but it's weird because they can't hide the fact that they more than likely have the bikes for the cool factor rather than the whole one less car on the road thing, because they love their poorly modified cars.
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I was always into bikes and air cooled VW's because I LOVE wrenching on stuff and being as self reliant as possible...
My problem is that with VW's and cars in general I was always fighting a losing battle with $$$ vs. "the holy grail" of a perfectly tuned machine. My bike is such a simple machine that I can keep it in perfect order with my own tools and alot less money.
Riding a tight, fast, silent, efficient vehicle that I have tuned to perfection is an amazing experience.
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Old 06-25-09, 10:03 AM
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It's because they're all too young to buy beer.
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My brit motorcycle buddies all own fixed gear bikes... probably because they don't require much maint
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Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
Not completely relevant to this thread but I giggle whenever I see it...

first thing in this thread that doesn't have downs/aids on it.
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