Silly Fixed/SS riders ;)

notsoblue
notsoblue Posts: 5,756
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat

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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    It's a fad.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft... As for me, give me a fixed gear!

    ... Founder of the Tour de France
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 28,530
    dhope wrote:
    I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft... As for me, give me a fixed gear!

    ... Founder of the Tour de France

    Yeah. People still used gears: they just stopped got off, swapped the wheel round, then carried on. There were even reports of riders doing dummy swaps to fool their rivals.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Part of the anti-growth coalition
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    rjsterry wrote:
    dhope wrote:
    I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft... As for me, give me a fixed gear!

    ... Founder of the Tour de France

    Yeah. People still used gears: they just stopped got off, swapped the wheel round, then carried on. There were even reports of riders doing dummy swaps to fool their rivals.

    Desgrange was also a total fruit-loop.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    and bikes that weighs the same as a car
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,894
    That 1961 ad wasn't needed - the thread title was enough :wink:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,992
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    That 1961 ad wasn't needed - the thread title was enough :wink:

    Stevo - us SS are a minority group, so be careful - we have rights
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,894
    matthew h wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    That 1961 ad wasn't needed - the thread title was enough :wink:

    Stevo - us SS are a minority group, so be careful - we have rights
    Not after I tell the Crudcatcher about this :mrgreen:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]