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    My new ride...

    Okay, I admit I was a bit intrigued by last week's fixie article in last week's New Times (but the article more put me over the edge, as I had wanted a fixie for a while), but I'm going to put a deposit down on this tomorrow:
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I admit I was a bit intreaged by last weeks fixie article in last week's New Times (but the article more put me over the edge, as I had wanted a fixie for a while), but I'm going to put a deposit down on this tomorrow:
    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    Sweet!

    Use-less Hip!
    But you don't even know what I'm "using" it for.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    But you don't even know what I'm "using" it for.
    Oh, I know. All you users are the same. People will get hurt. Monetary loss will occur.
    It happens all the time.

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    If it involves drinking then it is ok, if it doesen't then you are just another Lemming.

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    Wow, crotch pad and all huh?

    This about sums it up.

    http://gawker.com/5031473/hipsters-have-doomed-us-all

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzSpeedfreek
    If it involves drinking then it is ok, if it doesen't then you are just another Lemming.
    I don't really have a whitty response to this, as yes, it does involve drinking, but I'm also a lemming.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Cool bike!

    I picked a Langster NY SS/Fix up a while back. I don't use the Fix sprocket because I have a tricked out knee, its got titanium and all that trick stuff in it. I kept the brakes because I like being in control and being alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I don't really have a whitty response to this, as yes, it does involve drinking, but I'm also a lemming.
    Ready for the ThNRs eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    Ready for the ThNRs eh?
    I need to work on my stamina first. I'll start training this weekend....I just picked up a case of Stella (that's the hipsters beer of choice, now, yes?).
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    Ready for the ThNRs eh?
    He will never be ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I need to work on my stamina first. I'll start training this weekend....I just picked up a case of Stella (that's the hipsters beer of choice, now, yes?).
    It's still pbr, hipsters don't drink out of bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    It's still pbr, hipsters don't drink out of bottles
    Stella comes in bottles? Can you return beer?
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    That's a Felt, right (not to be confused with 'feel right')?

    I think I spied that bike at Javelina Cycle's a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    That's a Felt, right (not to be confused with 'feel right')?

    I think I spied that bike at Javelina Cycle's a while back.
    Correct. I'm going to help Rick put some bikes together tomorrow--yikes, I might have scared away all potential buys....oh, who am I kidding, anybody who reads MTBR shops at the "hip" shops like Cactus or Slippery Pig or whatever--and asked him to price out that, as well as an SE Daught, which is steel. Not sure if he still has the one you saw there, but I rode it last time I was there, and it was too small for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    It's still pbr, hipsters don't drink out of bottles
    he is a wannabe hipster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    he is a wannabe hipster.
    I might be dense, but is this an insult?
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    I might be dense, but is this an insult?
    sure, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    sure, why not?
    Just checking. I just need to know if I should be mad at you for insulting me. I guess I am. I think this is where I challenge you to an alleyway race....but I might change my mind on the fixie and put a deposit down on a Vespa instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Just checking. I just need to know if I should be mad at you for insulting me. I guess I am. I think this is where I challenge you to an alleyway race....but I might change my mind on the fixie and put a deposit down on a Vespa instead.
    no, get the fixed gear. it will renew your interest in cycling. unlike the big travel bike did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    no, get the fixed gear. it will renew your interest in cycling. unlike the big travel bike did.
    Ah, now we're getting to the crux of your comments. I WILL NOT apologize for getting a big travel bike (ok, ok, I did feel like a hypocrite at first for getting it, but it's damn fun to ride). What I found really odd after getting that bike though is the amount of Mt Dews I've drank.

    You will be glad to know, however, that I'm taking the 29er out this afternoon....and I'm sure my body is going to regret it tomorrow.
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    Top tube pad is no longer accepted by the hipster community, so keep it on if you wanna disassociate yourself. That Felt bike is gorgeous!

    SE Draft is pretty cool, and cheap! Use P-bike's 15% off coupon this weekend, and apply the savings for girl pants and a messenger bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Correct. I'm going to help Rick put some bikes together tomorrow--yikes, I might have scared away all potential buys....oh, who am I kidding, anybody who reads MTBR shops at the "hip" shops like Cactus or Slippery Pig or whatever--and asked him to price out that, as well as an SE Daught, which is steel. Not sure if he still has the one you saw there, but I rode it last time I was there, and it was too small for me.
    Fixies are fun. I was going to give all that trail commuting a break and ride my fixie to work today but I woke up with an incredible pain in my lower back. Maybe next week the fixie will get a workout... While I have no problems dropping off curbs, stepping up over curbs still freaks me out a bit. And I've still never stopped with a full skid. We need to organize a fixie skills class and I think beer should be in involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    And I've still never stopped with a full skid. We need to organize a fixie skills class and I think beer should be in involved.
    I'd be game for that.
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    I thought that all kool fixies were used up track bikes that fell into the drug and gambling culture, so they had to turn to a life of crime to survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Fixies are fun. I was going to give all that trail commuting a break and ride my fixie to work today but I woke up with an incredible pain in my lower back. Maybe next week the fixie will get a workout... While I have no problems dropping off curbs, stepping up over curbs still freaks me out a bit. And I've still never stopped with a full skid. We need to organize a fixie skills class and I think beer should be in involved.
    just ride your fixe off road on the singletrack on your way home next time. self tought skillz. easier to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    just ride your fixe off road on the singletrack on your way home next time. self tought skillz. easier to learn.
    For the record there should be some beer involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    just ride your fixe off road on the singletrack on your way home next time. self tought skillz. easier to learn.
    That sounds fun but a bit jolting and negotiating some of those rock-filled washes on DC with skinnies let alone a fixed gear is sure to be a challenge! But I'm always up for a challenge... I'll try it next week on the way to work (more energy and sense of adventure on the AM side of my commutes) and report back to ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    That sounds fun but a bit jolting and negotiating some of those rock-filled washes on DC with skinnies let alone a fixed gear is sure to be a challenge! But I'm always up for a challenge... I'll try it next week on the way to work (more energy and sense of adventure on the AM side of my commutes) and report back to ya.
    see if you can put up to a 32mm tire on the RB1. you will find it to be quite acceptable on the trails. otherwise, it is doable anyways. don't be limited by the bike you are riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    see if you can put up to a 32mm tire on the RB1. you will find it to be quite acceptable on the trails. otherwise, it is doable anyways. don't be limited by the bike you are riding.
    You remember that my fixie is a converted RB1? I'm touched

    Ok, all this fixie talk is reminding me of my love for the RB1. It's had break last few months because it's just so darn hard to ride into the hot 113F headwinds on the way home. Only problem with taking it off road is that it has roadie pedals which require roadie shoes --- guess I could trade out the pedals for some Time ATACs and give it a go. Problem solved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    You remember that my fixie is a converted RB1? I'm touched

    Ok, all this fixie talk is reminding me of my love for the RB1. It's had break last few months because it's just so darn hard to ride into the hot 113F headwinds on the way home. Only problem with taking it off road is that it has roadie pedals which require roadie shoes --- guess I could trade out the pedals for some Time ATACs and give it a go. Problem solved!
    Pedals/shoes shouldn't matter. It is not like you are going to be walking or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    It is not like you are going to be walking or anything.
    yea, right.... let's just say I don't want any trail dust on my fancy road shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    Pedals/shoes shouldn't matter. It is not like you are going to be walking or anything.
    That all depends on your gearing. I can't imagine even DC on my skinny tire fixie, with front brake only, and tall road gearing.
    "Doing the right thing" is like water. It's good for all living things,and flows without thinking about where it's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    yea, right.... let's just say I don't want any trail dust on my fancy road shoes
    I'll join you... we'll see how far I get with 46:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike=good
    I'll join you... we'll see how far I get with 46:16.
    yeah, there is that. try a 44x16 for a decent all-rounder gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainflow
    That all depends on your gearing. I can't imagine even DC on my skinny tire fixie, with front brake only, and tall road gearing.
    44x16 works really well.

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    what tires do you run? ... my commuter terrainasaurus are ripe for skidding in the loose stuff. I've been wanting to cut through Papago on the way home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike=good
    what tires do you run? ... my commuter terrainasaurus are ripe for skidding in the loose stuff. I've been wanting to cut through Papago on the way home...
    continetal contact 32mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    44x16 works really well.
    I am humbled ;-) 32x18 gets hard for me in some sections of DC on my SS mtb.
    "Doing the right thing" is like water. It's good for all living things,and flows without thinking about where it's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainflow
    I am humbled ;-) 32x18 gets hard for me in some sections of DC on my SS mtb.
    aye, but is it fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    continetal contact 32mm

    armadillos .....

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=35573

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    Quote Originally Posted by JrockFeltaz
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    aye, but is it fixed?
    No, it has a freewheel. I'm just impressed at the gears some people can push!
    "Doing the right thing" is like water. It's good for all living things,and flows without thinking about where it's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
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    is that a bottle opener on the back hub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    is that a bottle opener on the back hub?
    yes, but it is backwards
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    Its the old chicken and the egg. What came first, the emo or the fixie?
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
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    Brakes...pathetic!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I admit I was a bit intrigued by last week's fixie article in last week's New Times (but the article more put me over the edge, as I had wanted a fixie for a while), but I'm going to put a deposit down on this tomorrow:
    I don't know who you are anymore nor do I care to find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NMPhi767
    Its the old chicken and the egg. What came first, the emo or the fixie?
    heh, couldn'ta said it better!!

    skinnytire, I rode that bike at rick's shop, it's awesome.
    don't let the emos get to ya with their clapped out 89 schwinns.
    Which might be even uncooler than my 86 nishiki.

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    I would never give up my suspension. It's spoiled me.

    What I don't understand is why anybody who intends on riding anywhere other than a smooth, banked-oval track would want a bike with a rigid fork and a radial-laced front wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters
    I would never give up my suspension. It's spoiled me.

    What I don't understand is why anybody who intends on riding anywhere other than a smooth, banked-oval track would want a bike with a rigid fork and a radial-laced front wheel.
    I felt the same way a few years ago, but wanting to try something new I decided to build a fixie road bike. I loved the one gear and using my legs for brakes. Then I decided to build a rigid SS 69'r MTB, and after 2 rides I sold my titanium geared hardtail. I still have a full boinger for trails like National, but for Desert Classic or Javelina, having a rigid SS makes those trails super fun again. A 2' drop becomes noticeable and I've had to start working on my arm strength
    "Doing the right thing" is like water. It's good for all living things,and flows without thinking about where it's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    44x16 works really well.
    I just went out and checked... I have a 42:17 and no way to change since this is a perfect fit for my vertical dropouts. Sounds like my gearing is doable but skinny tires on Desert Classic? I'm still skeert. well, I can at least try it out first on the first part of my commute which is on the flats between the water tank and the Nazi's house. I'll report back this week. Maybe tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I admit I was a bit intrigued by last week's fixie article in last week's New Times (but the article more put me over the edge, as I had wanted a fixie for a while), but I'm going to put a deposit down on this tomorrow:
    Okay, I got talked into this instead. I, in no way, have the patience to try and build one up from scratch, although I do have a spare Trek 2100 frame sitting around (albiet it's too big for me). I'm getting this at cost, which made the decision pretty easy for me.
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    You missed my point.

    No builder I respect would ever produce a road bike with a rigid, straight fork and a radial-laced front wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I got talked into this instead. I, in no way, have the patience to try and build one up from scratch, although I do have a spare Trek 2100 frame sitting around (albiet it's too big for me). I'm getting this at cost, which made the decision pretty easy for me.
    Oooooo... I like this one much better than the Felt. Gotta have bullhorn bars on a fixie and the fenders are a nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I got talked into this instead. I, in no way, have the patience to try and build one up from scratch, although I do have a spare Trek 2100 frame sitting around (albiet it's too big for me). I'm getting this at cost, which made the decision pretty easy for me.
    That Redline is nice, but I'm really interested in that Felt you posted earlier. Riding the Bullit to work is getting a bit old in this heat, I'm looking for other alternatives.

    Congrats on the new bike purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    That Redline is nice, but I'm really interested in that Felt you posted earlier. Riding the Bullit to work is getting a bit old in this heat, I'm looking for other alternatives.

    Congrats on the new bike purchase
    Whine Whine Whine...

    Put some slicks on the Fat Chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    Whine Whine Whine...

    Put some slicks on the Fat Chance
    I don't wanna.

    Also...I think if I get a "roadie/commuter/fixie-esque" bike I can participate in more of the conversations around here...

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    Yeah, that Draft is dope for like $225...I bet you cold score some girl pants at Savers for like $3. Or is it only hip to buy $150 girl pants that look like they cost $3 at savers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    Yes, confusing, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Brakes...pathetic!!!!
    it is the Law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    Yes, confusing, isn't it?
    well, at least you are not a weight-weenie
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    well, at least you are not a weight-weenie
    Who needs lightweight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I got talked into this instead. I, in no way, have the patience to try and build one up from scratch, although I do have a spare Trek 2100 frame sitting around (albiet it's too big for me). I'm getting this at cost, which made the decision pretty easy for me.
    Good kill! I saw one at A1? on Val Vista/Southern last week and really liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Okay, I got talked into this instead. I, in no way, have the patience to try and build one up from scratch, although I do have a spare Trek 2100 frame sitting around (albiet it's too big for me). I'm getting this at cost, which made the decision pretty easy for me.
    I do like those. Think you could squeeze some 32s on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    I do like those. Think you could squeeze some 32s on there?
    Not sure. Redline is out of inventory, and I guess they get their 09s in later this month, or next month, so not picking it up uptil then.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    "skinny-tire", do you understand this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters
    No builder I respect would ever produce a road bike with a rigid, straight fork and a radial-laced front wheel.
    Do you know what two-cross and three-cross wheel lacing is, and why they exist?

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters
    "skinny-tire", do you understand this?



    Do you know what two-cross and three-cross wheel lacing is, and why they exist?

    Dave
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    It's very obvious you have a point. What that point is, I have no idea. Are you just looking for a response? Okay, I'm responding.

    I'm a friggin mt. biker. I have no idea, nor do I really care.

    (Don't worry bro, this is a "just for fun" bike.)
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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