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    My fixie is a dirty traitor!

    Yesterday, while I was cleaning the chain (with the bike upside-down), the cog grabbed my rag and nearly began the fixie-cog-amputation-supreme combo. Thanks to my nimble reflexes, I got out of the way with nothing but two tooth-shaped cuts in my knuckle. The bike, angry with losing a potential victim, promptly stopped spinning the rear wheel and threw it into my forehead, leaving a tread-shaped mark above my eyebrow.

    So I decided to ride said fixie today. I guess the drivetrain was still angry with me, because my chaintug fell off the end of the dropout, which nearly threw my rear wheel out of the frame while I was descending at 120+ RPM. We can all guess how that would've turned out. So I fixed that (pun unintended, thought I do appreciate it all the same) and continued on my way.

    The ride out was fairly okay. There's a lot of hills, so the fixie hurt even more than a bike with gears. I left the road and followed some trails, and I lost my water bottle yet again. The angry rear wheel then proceeded to run over said bottle, which has never happened when I lose a bottle from my road bike on the same trail. The pedals (clipless) chewed up my shin when I was remounting. Those ****ers.

    I think I'm gonna ride a coasty bike tomorrow.
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    You obviously don't YOLO hard enough.

    Even the great green one YOLOs.

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    OP, i think maybe you should simplify your life by riding a multi-geared bike...

    glad you survived all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    glad you survived all that.
    Me too.

    As for the geared bike, methinks you're a heretic! A dirty, smelly one, at that. But I'mma keep riding the fixie as well as the other bikes. The last third of a mile home is a gnarly hill that rises about 400 feet with two false flat sections in the middle. It hurts enough on the road bike in a 34/19 gear, and it hurt so much more on my fixie at 36/16. What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger (and I can use that). YOLO hard, mutha****a.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    As for the geared bike, methinks you're a heretic! A dirty, smelly one, at that. .
    you know, i meant to put a winky face in there. so sorry to have riled you up, and so close to bedtime.

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    I just learned two new English words today. Cray, swag and yolo. Three new words. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

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    YOLO? Hahaha, people are stupid. I hate the acronymization of the English language. Thanks Internet. Jack Black had that **** right.
    Erik, I'm kind of disapponted you didn't lose a digit. Those pics would have been awesome as a passion post. It could have been called "My fixie is kinky and has an amputee fetish"

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    Haha... Pinhole boy resurrected this thread to post some dumbass, derogatory photo. I saw it on my email, but it looks like that post has since been deleted. Anyways...

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    I just learned two new English words today. Cray, swag and yolo. Three new words. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.
    That's actually six words, buddy. That **** cray, ain't it J?

    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    YOLO? Hahaha, people are stupid. I hate the acronymization of the English language. Thanks Internet. Jack Black had that **** right.
    Erik, I'm kind of disapponted you didn't lose a digit. Those pics would have been awesome as a passion post. It could have been called "My fixie is kinky and has an amputee fetish"
    U...ILTEL,BMOTWUIAI.

    (Uh.... I like the English language, but most of those who use it are idiots.)

    And I like having all my fingers... But the fixie is crying out for a cleaning. I haven't been riding much recently, but it's the only bike that I've ridden in months.
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