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)

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Old 08-11-09, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Yo! View Post
I think this thread just made me dumber
yep , me too.

Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
I think I get dumber every time someone from Texas talks.
and most definitely dumber when this guy says anything.

Originally Posted by Patricky View Post
fixed gear riders are stupid seriously
and that is topped again by this guy......seriously.

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Old 08-11-09, 06:59 AM
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Fixed riders are extremely unfriendly. I don't know why they have attitude?
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Old 08-11-09, 08:58 AM
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I notice that the riders I ride with who are very comfortable on a fixed gear are far more social than the ones who aren't, maybe there is some kind of subconscious anxiety that some of the less experienced fixed gear riders have when it comes to talking while riding/trackstanding. Just a theory haha.
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Old 08-11-09, 01:48 PM
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There are a lot of reasons why other people might hate you. I shall offer a few for your consideration:

- Drivers tend to strongly dislike cyclists, since they take up "their" road.
- Drivers tend to hate cyclists that ignore the rules of the road.
- Fat drivers tend to hate fast cyclists who are in excellent shape.

- Road cyclists might not like you because you just spent a bunch of money on a nice bike that only has one gear and which you only ride five miles a day.
- Road cyclists might hate you because you have trouble stopping because you are riding without a brake and wearing old man boat shoes on platform pedals.
- Road cyclists might not wave because they are busy trying to steer away from you since you can't pedal in a straight line.
- Road cyclists that love classic and vintage bicycles might hate you because you just took a priceless, beautiful bike, hacked off the derailleur hanger and converted it to a "fixie" to ride around campus.

- Fellow fixed gear drivetrain riders might not like you because stock bicycles are boring.
- Fellow fixed gear drivetrain riders might hate you because you refer to their bicycles as "fixies".

- Fellow fixed gear drivetrain riders might not wave to you because you just ruined their life and they are in a state of shock; they were under the assumption that they were the only ones in town to have heard about the recent "craze" in the cycling world.
- Fellow fixed gear drivetrain riders might not wave because upon seeing you they are suddenly preoccupied with how to "customize" their bicycle in order to stay ahead of the "fixie" fashion curve.
- Fellow fixed gear drivetrain riders might not wave because they'll fall over if they remove a hand from their bars, since they cut them to such a narrow length to "fit between cabs," though their crankarms and pedals somehow magically fit the gaps they navigate.

- Fellow fixed gear drivetrain riders likely hate you and refuse to wave because they view you as their competition. The did not get into cycling for fitness or exercise reasons, thus mileage or sprinting ability is hardly a way to assess other cyclists. However, they did get into "fixies" because they are a sign of how cool and cutting edge they are. Thus, when they see yet another guy on a stock "fixie" with tattoos and Vans, their competition pool suddenly became more crowded. There is one more dude around town they have to explain away to the girl at the bar, conjuring up some new material about how that guy does it for all the wrong reasons. Plus, man, his bike is all stock! He just doesn't have soul...

Since it is strictly about the bike, in this case (oh, and the denim + Vans + various body accoutrements like piercings and tattoos), the only thing you have to pin your identity to is that bicycle. You just made that guy you passed that much less unique and original. Thus, he feels a burning, overwhelming, enraging "fixed on fixed" hatred course through his muscle-less body.

How is riding a "fixie" like skateboarding? Can you fill me in on this notion.

Riding a "fixie" seems to be like skateboarding because the majority of people you see doing either one lack any respectable degree of skill.

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Old 08-11-09, 01:50 PM
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^ fixed on fixed sex?
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Old 08-11-09, 02:04 PM
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And, as a cautionary note: beware that you aren't just creating these feelings of hatred in your own mind. Maybe their mother told them not to wave to strangers.
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Old 08-12-09, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nayr497 View Post
How is riding a "fixie" like skateboarding? Can you fill me in on this notion.
Get with the program.
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Old 08-12-09, 08:51 AM
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Blah blah blah. Enjoy your ride!
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Old 08-12-09, 12:05 PM
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Get with the program.
That is totally one of the best fixie parodies ever. I don't think this will be topped. The leg-over dismounts…oh man.
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Old 08-12-09, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SpecializedNJ
I just picked up a fixie one day after riding my buddy's bike because I loved the way it felt and reminded me a lot of skateboarding, like just the response you get from the bike and the feeling of it.
I started riding fixed because I read an article by Sheldon Brown and it sounded interesting.

Imagine my surprise to learn that an entire urban culture existed, across the nation, regarding fixed gear bikes.

Anyway, when I first rode fixed I had two thoughts:

1) ahhh, Surly Steamroller, I get it; and,

2) two-wheeled unicyle.

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Old 08-12-09, 01:30 PM
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...Pistas at dawn! ...
hm. that's actually kinda clever.
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Old 08-12-09, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by akkando View Post
You don't get talk **** about skateboards you talentless hipster ****ing piece of ****. Clearly you could NEVER EVER summon enough talent to do anything on a skateboard or anything else that took an ounce of actual skill. Anyone can ride a ****ing bike.

Stop being such an emo hipster like the original poster. If you are looking for criticism about your fashion choices of bike parts, tattoos, and shoes then you will get it. There are a MILLION fixed gear riders here in NYC and I NEVER have a problem with any "fixed on fixed" hate because I don't invite their opinion into my life. But if you do, you get what you want.
Cearly my typing skills clearly show that i could never ever SUMMON ::waving my wand around and trying to summon:: enough talent to push a wooden board around with some roller skates bolted on. your right, i could n3var 3v@r summon enough mad skillz to skateboard. and i'm so glad you can tell that from my ubar mad typing skillz....oh and that you know i'm an emo hipster....it's like your standing behind me as i'm typing! creeeeepy!

:ing:: that is the sound of a nerve getting plucked.

you sound like you were born on a fixed gear bike, am i right? you probobly mess'ed in the early 90's. i can tell this all from your post because i've seen alot of posts before.
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Old 08-12-09, 02:53 PM
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sweet, way to make a worse thread than that ****ing gun thread
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well, when shooting for the moon....sometimes ya hit a bullseye
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Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
That is totally one of the best fixie parodies ever. I don't think this will be topped. The leg-over dismounts…oh man.
Yeah, the leg over dismounts were a nice touch. Wonder how many people caught that?
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BIKE ON BIKE HATE!

Fixed on Fixed
Road on Fixed
Fixed on Road
Everyone on Fixed
Everyone on Slow Commuters
Cars on Everyone
Cars on Cars
Boats on Jetskis
Planes on Birds
Snakes on Plane

Sometimes, whenever someone gives me **** while Im riding, I wish I was Optimus Prime and just turned into a truck... Yea, thats right pillow sucker. You wouldnt do that if I were Optimus Prime now would you...
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I hate everyone who rides a fixie but i ride one. Is this okay no?
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I hate everyone who rides a fixie but i ride one. Is this okay no?
i hate you but i love myself
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Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
i hate you but i love myself
you are one of the popel i dont hate!
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I hate some of the fixed gears some of the time.

I hate some of the fixed gears all of the time.

But I don't hate all of the fixed gears all of the time.

(I really don't hate too much of anything. I just think this is the dumbest thread ever and wanted to contribute to the downward spiral of ignorance)
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Originally Posted by SpecializedNJ View Post
So I guess I just needed to vent or something, but it just seems kinda pointless for fixed gear riders to hate on each other. Like I catch grief because my bike right now is a Specialized Langster Boston edition. The main thing is some people will hate on it because it's a factory assembled bike and it came hooked up right out of the shop. Ok, I get it, my bike isn't some Frankenbike that I built from the ground up, or some company that's "underground" or whatever like Charge or Iro or whatever. But that doesn't mean I don't love riding my fixie. I didn't get into riding because I wanted to be a "cool kid" and skid my brains out and all of that, I just picked up a fixie one day after riding my buddy's bike because I loved the way it felt and reminded me a lot of skateboarding, like just the response you get from the bike and the feeling of it. We're all doing the same thing right? So why all the hate? I dunno, sorry for the rant, just had to get that out.
Who is hating you and your bike? And why do you care? If you like the bike, that's all that matters. Don't have regrets that you didn't buy the "hipster-approved" bike. That's a fools-errand; best left to the fools.

Now, no more whining. HTFU and go laugh at the bearded fat guys on recumbents or something.
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Get with the program.

Awesome!!!!
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