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posted by Megan at 9:06 AM
breaks are for pussies!And that's exactly why I have them. I totally lust after your new bike, just so you know.
Awwwww, so adorable.
Thank you, Mitch. She is SO beautiful.
That is pretty. I like the blue accents.
Exciting! And shiny. I didn't know powdercoat could be sparkly and contrasty. A4
I didn't have her powdercoated! I painted her my ownself. Thanks, Tom. This morning, when I parked her to get coffee, the messenger-guy who has looked me off TWO TIMES when I offered a smile and eye contact did a startled double take. After I went inside, I turned and he must have spent another twenty seconds walking around her. He couldn't help it. He was mesmerized by how gorgeous she is. I understand.
That's a pretty bike, Megan. Have fun!(grumble grumble about this bike-unfriendly city)s.
Hey thanks, S. Is your bike-unfriendly city SF? I am so not ready to ride a fixed-gear in SF.
Congratulations. She's beautiful. Looks like she's tough, too. I'm sure it was love at first sight. fasolamatt
Isn't she though? We went out for a ride last night; we're still pretty wobbly.
Gorgeous, and definitely a head-turner. Congratulations!
Thanks! I'm so happy.
That's certainly a bicycle! You must be very happy.--Dex
Overjoyed! Thanks for noticing!
Princess is very pretty. Congrats.
Thanks, you guys! You're too kind!
Not that kind of unfriendly (I liked riding in SF). The Texas sort of unfriendly, with bad roads and no bike lanes and 400,000 (literally, at as an estimate) SUV drivers who sometimes actively try and hit you. And lots of freeways.It's fixed-wheel friendly, though, if you can get past all the other stuff.s.
ahhh, she's so pretty! I'm sure the two of you make a beautiful couple.(ahem. since I am strictly forbidden from complimenting Megan, the second sentence above should be construed as a generic compliment that anyone riding such a bike would look good.)
So you did that paint job with a rattle can? Looks great.A4
Like all good princesses, a great combo of form and function!
Francis, she makes me glow. All happy people are beautiful.A4: It isn't a great job, actually. But from a distance, she's perfect!Mark: Like all good princesses, fast and streamlined!
Love the colours :) Hello Princess, you gorgeous girl!
She's so sparkly! And fast!
Wow...I'm sure you have great child-bearing hips....but that really must have HURT!
She's not my daughter. That would be a creepy blurring of family boundaries. No no. This is the proper amount of joy and attention one pays to the acquisition of a new bicycle.
She is quite lovely. I am not a bicycle expert, so I cannot speak to what I'm sure are her many excellent features, but she is shiny and pretty, and the blue was definitely an inspired choice!
> She's not my daughter. Great! Then you won't get all pissy with me if I put on my best dirty-old-man leer and talk about what a "great ride" she is?
Thanks so much, Susan. I don't actually know her specs. I love mostly for her appearance, and then because it is different to ride her and I can tell I'm going to like it.
Jens, get your own fixie.
Relax...I won't harass or use her.East coast, remember?
Get your own fixie, hon.
Out of context theater:I love mostly for her appearance, and then because it is different to ride her and I can tell I'm going to like it.
Yeah. I knew that was inevitable, and actually toned it down as much as I could. But. She IS a bicycle, so there isn't much you can do.Also, riding the fixed-gear isn't easy yet. There's still a good chance I'm going to take a couple falls. But when I'm more used to it, I am definitely going to like it.
Congrats, Megan. But did the Kitchenaid come, too? -K.
It's very nicely done, Megan. With that upright position and pedals w/o clips, you shouldn't worry much about falls. You'll forget yourself and the pedal will come around but just use the brakes and you'll be fine. The feeling of smoothness and connection will be very pleasant, and sensual. You have a fairly low gear, too, which helps the revs for all kinds of good reasons. Spin, spin, spin.
Wow, she's beautiful. Whoever did the restoration work did a great job, and I love the painting the luggings as trim.Sorry I wasn't around to share my tidings earlier, I've been camping on the beach.
IDP - Yes yes, I am still using the brakes heavily. But I am also starting to use my weight on the upstroke to slow myself and getting better control that way. I can foresee using the brakes very rarely, once my skills develop. Until I move to a city with hills.ptm - you've seen my house. Of course the luggings were accents!
So what is the attraction Americans seem for have for fixed gear bikes?I've read the Sheldon pages, and as far as I can tell the "advantage" is that they are harder to ride.What am I missing.
No no. That's pretty much the attraction.
That's one sexy chain.Mine's orange. Not because I painted it, but because that's the color any untreated metal eventually becomes around here.I hope you two have lots of good times together.--mith
Oh she is so pretty!Maybe sometime she would like the company of my bike. They could sit on the porch together and talk about asphalts and cements.
Megan is a master of the masking tape.
OK. So the next hot trend is penny-farthings?I should invest in them now.
That is a sweet, sweet ride.Someday I'll get me a fixie.
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