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Old 09-26-2007, 04:34 AM   #6796
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Does riding a fixie make you cool or just a future canidate for knee replacements???
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:43 AM   #6797
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I know all about fixies. I have a Peugeot Competition Light set up that way.

I'm just not sure where the "coolness" factor comes from? Is it just because most riders don't ride them? A fixed gear is just another bike and for some people another way to pose.

My feeling is that a bike doesn't make a rider cool, what that rider does makes that rider cool.

Now, I'm going to get on my Colnago C-50 with Zipp 404 wheels, Tru-Vativ carbon cranks and DA components and go for a ride.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:52 AM   #6798
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I know all about fixies. I have a Peugeot Competition Light set up that way.

I'm just not sure where the "coolness" factor comes from? Is it just because most riders don't ride them? A fixed gear is just another bike and for some people another way to pose.

My feeling is that a bike doesn't make a rider cool, what that rider does makes that rider cool.

Now, I'm going to get on my Colnago C-50 with Zipp 404 wheels, Tru-Vativ carbon cranks and DA components and go for a ride.

Hey it was your question. I agree.

I love my fixie, often feel I ride better on it than on my roadie.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:56 AM   #6799
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I know all about fixies. I have a Peugeot Competition Light set up that way.

I'm just not sure where the "coolness" factor comes from? Is it just because most riders don't ride them? A fixed gear is just another bike and for some people another way to pose.

My feeling is that a bike doesn't make a rider cool, what that rider does makes that rider cool.

Now, I'm going to get on my Colnago C-50 with Zipp 404 wheels, Tru-Vativ carbon cranks and DA components and go for a ride.
I'm not cool and neither are any of my bikes. Cool just doesn't come into play with me. I sure do enjoy riding though.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:10 AM   #6800
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Does riding a fixie make you cool or just a future canidate for knee replacements???
No .. but my calf says


STFU n00b!!!!

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Old 09-26-2007, 10:24 AM   #6801
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No .. but my calf says


STFU n00b!!!!



That doesn't look natural

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Old 09-26-2007, 10:35 AM   #6802
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That doesn't look natural

It is not ... it has only one gear
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:39 AM   #6803
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It is not ... it has only one gear


With or without a flat
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:48 AM   #6804
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No .. but my calf says


STFU n00b!!!!
A picture of your calf doesn't say squat. I've droped many a Mr. Atlas. What have you done that makes you cool??????
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:53 AM   #6805
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Been a long time

I got my old bike back from my pal to whom I sold it back in '76.

It's a Bottecchia, the only frame that ever really fit me. My friend upgraded components, mostly period upgrades, and had the aged white paint redone in blue -- the color of the pinstripes around the lugs on the original. I put new tires and pedals on it. And I love it.



I'm gonna go ride it right now.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:58 AM   #6806
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A picture of your calf doesn't say squat. I've droped many a Mr. Atlas. What have you done that makes you cool??????
There are ~6800 posts in this thread. Go read them.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:03 AM   #6807
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A picture of your calf doesn't say squat. I've droped many a Mr. Atlas. What have you done that makes you cool??????
Nothing

I seat all day at home in Nigeria making millions with my 419 scam scheme.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:07 AM   #6808
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Nothing

I seat all day at home in Nigeria making millions with my 419 scam scheme.

That's cool, did you get my check yet?
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:08 AM   #6809
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With or without a flat
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:10 AM   #6810
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That's cool, did you get my check yet?
Now we are talking!



edit: Your profile reads "ultra cycling"

Next summer I want to bag at least one brevet for that. RAAM is my dream ride!

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