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Old 08-30-2007, 01:49 PM   #6091
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Shut up

Mine isn't bigger.
My bike isn't better.
And having those two wheels just makes it a bike, not something worth loving. Fuggin' hippie.
OK, so I should have said "like" not love my bikes. Thanks for being a pretencious F stick. I'm about as far from a hippie as one could be... My rant did no good, carry on with your pissing contest.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:52 PM   #6092
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Answer the question. Since we're comparing they "ease" of riding with a mechanical failure between single speed and geard bikes.

Is it easier to ride with a broken derailleur on a geared bike, or a broken nothing on a single speed?
If neither bikes have no mechanical failure of anykind, then your question would be valid.
But you're asking me to choose between one (multi-speed) bike with mechanical failure and the other (singlespeed) bike without mechanical failure, that hardly seem fair, you're comparing apple to orange.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:54 PM   #6093
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'One gear VS the world' is starting to feel alot like 'Harley VS the world.'
I just had a mental image of a gang of fixie bike messengers wearing black, tassled vests and chaps, chanting the Harley "We believe..." mantra.

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Old 08-30-2007, 01:54 PM   #6094
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'One gear VS the world' is starting to feel alot like 'Harley VS the world.'

If you have to ask you wouldn't understand.






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Old 08-30-2007, 01:56 PM   #6095
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It took 6100 posts, but this thread now resembles bikeforums.net. Thanks, guys!
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:57 PM   #6096
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But you're asking me to choose between one (multi-speed) bike with mechanical failure and the other (singlespeed) bike without mechanical failure, that hardly seem fair, you're comparing apple to orange.
Exactly. There's you're oh-so-important "reason" for riding a single speed right there. At least one less thing to fail. Since every other argument we've brought to you has not passed your test, there's our final one. Geared bike vs single speed has come down to mechanical failure.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:58 PM   #6097
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It took 6100 posts, but this thread now resembles bikeforums.net. Thanks, guys!
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:59 PM   #6098
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Just because you've never been outside of civilization that would require you riding on a flat tire, doesn't mean that it doesn't happen.

I weigh in about 135 lb., I rarely damage rims when I ride with a flat tire.

Front flats are tricky, but not impossible to ride on.. there is a speed threashold that the bicycle actualy becomes more stable at certain speed with a front flat than say traveling at speed below that threashold. Most people tend to slow down significant;y when a front flat occurs, but if kept going at certain speed, traveling straight with a front flat is manageable.

Actually I have, I've MTN biked the appalachian trails in Vermont, Upstate NY, and PA. (I think that's what it was named anyway).

And your whole point about riding a bike with a flat is silly. Seriously, I'll ask again -

What bicyclist with half a brain would ride without at least one spare tube and one patch kit (which is the size of a nickel) in their seat bag, when they ride as you say "out of civilization?


I don't think I've ever found riding on a flat for more than 2 minutes all that special.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #6099
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Have you ever successfully changed someone's mind on the IntraWebs? You like what you have. He likes what he has. Pedal on.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:01 PM   #6100
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OK, so I should have said "like" not love my bikes. Thanks for being a pretencious F stick. I'm about as far from a hippie as one could be... My rant did no good, carry on with your pissing contest.


It's "pretentious", hippie.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:02 PM   #6101
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Have you ever successfully changed someone's mind on the IntraWebs? You like what you have. He likes what he has. Pedal on.
Pedaling is for sissies. Man up and use your feet!



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Old 08-30-2007, 02:03 PM   #6102
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'One gear VS the world' is starting to feel alot like 'Harley VS the world.'
I've been thinking that since some time yesterday. Not all Harley riders are accountants playing tough guy and riding from bar to bar, and not all fixie riders are fad-chasing hipsters.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:03 PM   #6103
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Actually I have, I've MTN biked the appalachian trails in Vermont, Upstate NY, and PA. (I think that's what it was named anyway).

And your whole point about riding a bike with a flat is silly. Seriously, I'll ask again -

What bicyclist with half a brain would ride without at least one spare tube and one patch kit (which is the size of a nickel) in their seat bag, when they ride as you say "out of civilization?


I don't think I've ever found riding on a flat for more than 2 minutes all that special.
Two tubes and a patch kit (I hope I never have to use it, I HATE those things) under the seat on my bike and two tubes under my wife's seat. I keep at least 4 tubes at home, too. I'm a big boy. Twenty yards on a flat would probably tweak the rim.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:05 PM   #6104
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Pedaling is for sissies. Man up and use your feet!



I love pissing contests involving skinny men. The urine stream is as big as their thighs.
I lost both feet in a horrible moon-bounce incident. Why don't you ask me how many push ups my dad can do?
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:05 PM   #6105
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Have you ever successfully changed someone's mind on the IntraWebs? You like what you have. He likes what he has. Pedal on.

Yeah but


kind of reminds me of people who say they don't like motorcycles.


But they've never ridden one.






I didn't get the fixie thing either, until I started putting 60 mile days on one.

Now I get it.


And I don't recall knocking anyone who rode one, simply because I would have to "know it" before making that type of judgement.
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