This has got to end-o

by TRs Blurb n Blog   March 19, 2009  

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Put a stop to the idiots who ride single speed bikes mascaraed as fixers. You can spot these wannabes who ride a freewheel and only a front brake. This is fine if you are on a fixie as you can apply resistance to the back wheel through your pedals but the folk who are riding with only a front anchor are missing the point and I'm guessing that they are not very experienced cyclists which makes it an accident waiting to happen. Rant over.

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Think that about covers it.

Although that fella's problem appears to be that he was riding while holding an umbrella

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posted by thebikeboy [138 posts]
19th March 2009 - 15:26


I think the umbrella may have been some sort of emergency canopy, ejected at the last second to soften the fall?

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
19th March 2009 - 16:08


Riding while holding an umbrella doesn't seem to be a problem for these people:

I think the guy's problem was two-fold: (1) too self-consciously cool and (2) something unseen and nasty in the road (e.g. a drain cover).

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posted by t1mmyb [87 posts]
19th March 2009 - 16:33


Yes, I'd say he'd definitely got some storm drain issues there.

Those people in Copenhagen don't look to be going as fast as this fella, they do sort of make we wish I lived in Copenhagen though.

Obviously all definitions of cool are to some degree subjective (I should know I'm a hamster) , but he doesn't look that self consciously cool to me… not with that umbrella, and what looks like a knotted hanky on his head. His main problem seems to be that he has persisted with the crappy umbrella long after the point where it has ceased to do him any good - doesn't look like he's any wetter after splashdown.

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posted by Hammy [97 posts]
19th March 2009 - 18:27


You're right - he looks like a middle-aged golf pro...

I'd assumed his choice of classic steed made him cooler than that Tongue

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posted by t1mmyb [87 posts]
23rd March 2009 - 20:33