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I'm a Fred. What bike am I allowed to ride...(35 posts)

I'm a Fred. What bike am I allowed to ride...ohmk1
Aug 2, 2002 4:49 AM
I'm a Fred. What bike am I allowed to ride without offending any bike weenies out there? I would like it to be something custom, with campy chorus. I'm open to all suggestions.
If you "prefer" Campy Chorus you can't be a fred. Impossible. nmSintesi
Aug 2, 2002 5:00 AM
If you "prefer" Campy Chorus you can't be a fred. Impossible. nmohmk1
Aug 2, 2002 5:21 AM
So if I can't have chorus, what can I have? Suntour?
If you "prefer" Campy Chorus you can't be a fred. Impossible. nmSintesi
Aug 2, 2002 7:06 AM
Chorus indicates discriminating taste and fiscal shrewdness in component selection. A "poser" fred would purchase only creme of the crop Record or Dura-Ace following his "only-the-most-expensive-is-the-best" line of reasoning. The "clueless" fred would be happy on a full suspension Pacifica bike while wearing the polka dot climber's jersey, spandex exercise shorts (w/out a pad) and knee high socks.
Any Anniversary Edition Groupfiltersweep
Aug 2, 2002 12:57 PM
Any Campy or Shimano Anniversary Edition Group is an immediate free pass into "Fred-dom"
Huffy with balloon tires and a propeller on your helmet...MXL02
Aug 2, 2002 5:01 AM
I hope your post is poking more fun at that ridiculous post from yesterday. Buy whatever you can afford and turns you on. Personally I am trying to decide which custom shop to go with. (with which to go? for you grammer Nazis out there)
know where i can get a helmet propeller?JS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 5:30 AM
ps. it's spelled "grammar". :)
know where i can get a helmet propeller?MXL02
Aug 2, 2002 5:59 AM
Yah wohl, herr commandant! ;)
Definitely an Airborne!! With 80's aero bars. (nm) ;)Quack
Aug 2, 2002 5:19 AM
a tricycle (nm)velocity
Aug 2, 2002 5:32 AM
A fellow visited a hooker.Spoke Wrench
Aug 2, 2002 6:03 AM
She asked, "Who do you think you're going to satisfy with that little thing?" He answered, "Me."
hey! you can't say HOOKER on the board! (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 6:18 AM
Best anwser to this "poser" question nmLen J
Aug 2, 2002 6:28 AM
Be a rebel, FredDougSloan
Aug 2, 2002 6:12 AM
Be a rebel Fred. Be a slow, meandering, dork, wearing cut-off jeans and a black Skoal t-shirt while riding a World Champion C-40 with carbon rims and aerobars. The elitists will all blow a carotid, leaving no one to scoff at you. If any survive, throw on a dozen blinky lights, a 2 cubic foot seatbag, a Mule Camelbak and 3 mirrors. Don't forget to chase them down and draft them while on your aerobars, talking incessantly about your titanium bolts you just installed.

Doug
two more things: a bell and a kickstand. [nm]tz
Aug 2, 2002 6:16 AM
and a postal jersey (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 6:17 AM
and the generator light system that rubs against your $100 tiresjaybird
Aug 2, 2002 9:43 AM
where can i get me a Skoal t-shirt?Spirito
Aug 2, 2002 6:18 AM
http://www.motherjones.com/mother_jones/JA96/skoal.jpeg

what class i would be at rest areas on centuries passing this stuff around. doug, you really know how to invite a rebel.

ciao
or, even better...JS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 6:38 AM
Wow, now I know what I want Joe Bell to paintMXL02
Aug 2, 2002 6:53 AM
on my new Sachs!!! Thanks JS
lynard skynard t-shirt haikuJS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 7:12 AM
cut off both them sleeves
scissor away neckline, too
down-home tuxedo

that hot gurl on shirt
she ain't just my woman, man
she's my sister, too!
Its "LYNYRD SKYNYRD", y'all.... And More HaikuGregory Taylor
Aug 2, 2002 9:30 AM
Six pack and "Freebird"
Oh hell yes, turn that thang up!
Sure ain't no Neil Young

Smell the magnolia
And the transmission fluid
In the summer night

Yankees got it wrong
"Southern By The Grace of God"
Y'all come back now...
i'm in tennessee. i can spell it however i want! :) (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 9:54 AM
You know, at one point they were the opening act...Gregory Taylor
Aug 2, 2002 10:00 AM
...for the Who. Strange, huh? Talk about culture clash. I can only imagine what that audience looked like.
RE: You know, at one point they were the opening act...Zyzbot
Aug 2, 2002 3:08 PM
I saw one of those concerts where they opened for Tho Who in Atlanta in the mid 70's. The whole Skynyrd band appeared to be drunk...they sucked that night.
He should wear that with a dip of Skoal in his mouth.Sintesi
Aug 2, 2002 6:56 AM
Now that's a fred.
one day, it will be mine. oh, yes, one day...JS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 7:14 AM
LOL...JS, you make Fridays the best around here. nmMXL02
Aug 2, 2002 7:31 AM
thanks! i'll credit an honest love for cheap malt liquor. nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 2, 2002 7:32 AM
Mickey's Malt Liquor? It's on MY training table...(NM)Gregory Taylor
Aug 2, 2002 9:33 AM
LOLOLOLOL!!!!! nmNo_sprint
Aug 2, 2002 8:27 AM
custom artisan steelDaveG
Aug 2, 2002 6:32 AM
First, ride whatever you want (and can afford). But, if you want to avoid the ire of snobbish bike weenies, stay away from the obvious stuff: Seven, C-40, LS, Postie-copies, etc. However, the same stigma does not seem to apply to high-end artisan steel, like Richard Sachs, Bayliss, Columbine, Rivendell, etc. These seem OK for nerds/geeks/Fred's because they are deemed too heavy and non-racing by the elitist crowd. With these you can get away with calf-high socks, t-shirts and even toe-clips.
For a tough sport, cycling seems to be populated bydjg
Aug 2, 2002 6:39 AM
folks with exceedingly fragile sensibilities. Whatever you buy, you will offend some hardcore, yet sensitive, soul. Be a man, or a woman, and bear that burden.
re: I'm a Fred. What bike am I allowed to ride...joekm
Aug 2, 2002 8:50 AM
What about an all stone bike that you make go by running your feet along the ground instead of using pedals? ;)
re: I'm a Fred. What bike am I allowed to ride...mackgoo
Aug 2, 2002 9:11 AM
You can ride what ever you want, I do. It drives em crazy.