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 12-24-11, 03:18 AM
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Im back!!

Whats up BFSSFG?!?!?!?!

After about a year away from the site, im back! Been quite a busy and hectic year. I had to step away from the bikes for a little bit but am ready to get my roll back on. LOL

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trends:

deep wheels are out, low profile rims are in.

compact drops are the new thing. and nitto rb-002.

forward sloping top tube frames are 'okay'
(scrod rides a kagero)

kilo tt is still the kilo tt of inexpensive track bikes/frames

cinelli mash is the 2005 bianchi pista concept of 2011
(with the kagero a runner up)

latest SS trend is SSCX (sorta)

capitalization is out of fashion
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Old 12-24-11, 04:26 AM
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gears are way more accepted too, which has improved. everyone's got sweet road bikes. some sweeter than others.
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militant fixed gear advocates are no longer welcome

general view is that bikes are bikes and we love to ride them (except recumbents and FGFS)
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Except when it's not.
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Sounds like my taste is much more accepted now.
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The most important BFSSFG update is that I joined. Duh.
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Agreed. Greatest SQRL ever.

Oh, and Scrod's business is getting a brick-and-mortar location in a 300 year old building.

Welcome back.
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Oh and in the last 3 months about 50 of us bought either a Soma Rush or a Leader 722ts
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some of us both
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Multi panel gifs are in.
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If solbrothers wants to show you his siq cinelli mash, just say no.
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solbrothers won't be showing anybody anything for a long, long time.
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Whats up BFSSFG?!?!?!?!

After about a year away from the site, im back! Been quite a busy and hectic year. I had to step away from the bikes for a little bit but am ready to get my roll back on. LOL

Bring me up to speed yall!!
Who are you again ?

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solbrothers won't be showing anybody anything for a long, long time.
I'm gonna miss that guy
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solbrothers won't be showing anybody anything for a long, long time.
never forget

Last edited by solipsist716; 12-24-11 at 12:21 PM. Reason: why does it always derp when I use caps lock?
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Thanks for the warm welcome and the heads up on all the new shiz.

Ill get around to posting some pics of something sometime maybe if im not to lazy.
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Who are you again ?

Did you not get the memo?
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Except when it's not.
You guys know they make Thomson's with setback, right? Isn't that the big beef on the forum lately?
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You guys know they make Thomson's with setback, right? Isn't that the big beef on the forum lately?
Yeah, but they look like they've been in an accident.

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You guys know they make Thomson's with setback, right? Isn't that the big beef on the forum lately?
Thomson setback posts still have considerably less offset than any standard seatpost.
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Yeah, they're only 16mm of setback. At about $80 new, most people will choose to just slide the saddle back. If they're already maxed out in the aft position they'll just go for any other setback post which is usually 20-30mm.
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Well....the Thompson and brooks debate is of no concern to me. Lol
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