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Old Fart Roll Call

Old 05-31-12, 12:31 PM
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Old Fart Roll Call

Stumbled over here after a long time away and got to wondering who might be left from the old days, let's say anyone from before 2005.

Would you mind posting "here".

We can sit around and talk about how great it was and how these kids today don't have a clue, certainly not like we did when the millennium was new.
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Old 05-31-12, 12:54 PM
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all of you old people
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Old 05-31-12, 12:59 PM
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only read the title, oops

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Old 05-31-12, 01:01 PM
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I'm pretty sure that carleton and dannihilator are the only ones that actually fit the OP's bill and I don't think either of them are over 40.
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Old 05-31-12, 01:19 PM
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This is probably the only thing worth remembering:

Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
i hate everybody...

including this guy:


from today's FGG

i thought taking a picture of yourself giving the finger wasn't cool anymore, but i guess if you do it with both hands, it's like double negatives. speaking of things that aren't cool, i ****ing hate people trackstanding in their FGG picture. okay, you can trackstand. good for you, you've clearly ridden your bike for at least a month. tool.

nathan fabian, if you're on these bikeforums, it's nothing personal. i just think your fgg submission is ******y and makes you look like an enormous tool.

okay, i'm cranky today.


https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...hate-everybody
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Old 05-31-12, 01:24 PM
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Got my first track bike in 1964, when I was 13. Can I play?
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Old 05-31-12, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
Got my first track bike in 1964, when I was 13. Can I play?
I think Mayonnaise is looking for people who were on BikeForums before 2005.

There aren't that many people left in the SSFG forum from back then. Most got pissed and left because they couldn't post free-for-all stupid stuff here. Many started either new forums (Tarckbike) or started regional/city forums.
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Old 05-31-12, 04:33 PM
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I'm still pop in regulalry, but don't post much anymore.
Carleton is correct...the natty fab is the only thing worth remembering since 2005, along with the r600duraace threads in the road forum.
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Old 05-31-12, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
I think Mayonnaise is looking for people who were on BikeForums before 2005.

There aren't that many people left in the SSFG forum from back then. Most got pissed and left because they couldn't post free-for-all stupid stuff here. Many started either new forums (Tarckbike) or started regional/city forums.
Its not that they got pissed and left...many were banned. I went over to tarckbike for awhile...it quickly became unbearable.
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Old 05-31-12, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
I'm pretty sure that carleton and dannihilator are the only ones that actually fit the OP's bill and I don't think either of them are over 40.
I'll be 57 next week.
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Old 05-31-12, 07:08 PM
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raced bmx age 14, 15, 16 back in the 80's and again for a couple of seasons at age 42, 43. Now 47, very new to fixed gear...
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Old 05-31-12, 11:37 PM
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i turned 29 today.

and i do miss the r600durace post in road.
but yeah, i didnt shop up to 2006
that's when i was in florida, by myself, lonely, and hand sewing a messenger bag to ride home to alabama with
and living in a self storage unit and saving up for a bikesdirect bike instead of buying a car.

so it was talking to a bunch of you guys to deal with boredom


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Now someone needs I explain r600duraace to all of us who aren't "in the know"
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Old 06-01-12, 12:33 AM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ght=r600durace
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Old 06-01-12, 02:59 AM
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Oh man, that is hilarious.

Also, OP, people actually live in Beverly? How is the cycling down there?
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Old 06-01-12, 04:18 AM
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Been around for a few years. Lots of information gleaned, little offered......but hey.....i'm still riding!
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Old 06-01-12, 08:27 AM
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I still have your book and read it often. I do kinda miss the old days of SSFG.
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Old 06-01-12, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
I still have your book and read it often. I do kinda miss the old days of SSFG.
I found a stack of them in my carbon fiber cemetery in the basement. Cringed a bit but fondly remember putting it together with Pitboss and Karstens.
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Old 06-01-12, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
Oh man, that is hilarious.

Also, OP, people actually live in Beverly? How is the cycling down there?
No one listens and I don't care but the best Chicago cycling is on the South Side. I've never had a problem with thugs and there simply isn't the volume of traffic you get on the North Side. Damen is my main artery and I love it.

If I leave my house and head south I'm in the forest preserve in 30 min. In 45 min. I'm in cornfields and rolling hills. It's so down-home out there that the postman drives his pick-up from the passenger side to deliver his mail.

Seems like you always hear talk about some crap happening on the Judson ride...But not heading south out of Yankee Woods, where the world is your own
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I turn 39 in 6 days. FWIW.
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Old 06-01-12, 02:08 PM
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The OP was not concerned with your age but the folks who posted here before 06.
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I had a copy of the book. I'd forgotten about the Natty Fab pic. It's still funny.
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Oh boy, I love when people post these old threads that are comedy gold. They are just too funny.
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Natty Fab! HA...I remember that. Howdy Mayo. long time.
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