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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2008, 11:15:06 PM »
I am wondering why it's okay to ride a fucking bike, but not okay to surf or longboard. I've never seen any surfers destroy granite ledges to the point that they are no longer skateable.

i personally don't bmx, or have pegs, i just ride my bike for fun/transportation.

longboarding sucks here in colorado because college douche bags cruise around in flip flops and push mongo.  today at the park one guy was "hanging ten" and blowing it for everyone.

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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2008, 07:54:49 AM »
yeah...i just kinda shake my head when dudes are pretty much skaters...but instead of skating they ride a bike....they aren't into racing or anything either....to me it's pretty much saying like...'yeah...i'm really into taking the bus lately...yeah...i'm kinda over skating...from now on...just bus rides...'

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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2008, 08:32:15 AM »
I have a bike exactly like this one (1987 Trek Elance):


I also have a brown Dyno Compe freestyle bike from '98 or '99. I used to jump it, now I just go off and buy milk at the grocery store with it.

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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2008, 09:28:27 AM »
heres mine



yah it aint that cool, but it got me to work everyday for the past 3 months. but the way this thread is going, maybe i should have gone back in time and skated all the way to work
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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2008, 10:37:14 AM »
i had a 1980 schwinn world sport (like the one below but in a rusty red and with tighter grip wraps) which i loved, until my little brother got it backed over by a car.



now i'm riding an old found royce union 3 speed which looks like this, only a whole lot shittier:





i'm going to be moving to santa cruz soon, and i'll be without a car.  i'm in the market for a simple road bike, maybe even a single speed.  any suggestions?

p.s. to suggest that skateboarding everywhere versus using a bike for transport purposes is the most impractical shit i have ever heard of.  come on now.
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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2008, 10:57:05 AM »
I have a mountain bike that i ride when i dont feel like skating.  There is a trail to a creek near the house, just put on the ipod, roll a j, go ride to the creek, light one up, chill, ride back.  and crush thru shit on the way.

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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2008, 11:28:13 AM »
yeah...i just kinda shake my head when dudes are pretty much skaters...but instead of skating they ride a bike....they aren't into racing or anything either....to me it's pretty much saying like...'yeah...i'm really into taking the bus lately...yeah...i'm kinda over skating...from now on...just bus rides...'

I can never tell if you are being serious or not. Riding a board in the rain sucks though. Fuck it do what you gonna do is my motto.

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2008, 05:11:06 PM »
i'm one of the biggest bike haters on here (read my old posts for proof), but my girlfriend and my mom got together to buy me a bike for my birthday last month and I must admit I've been having fun with it.  Its really helping me get back into shape after being sick for so long (i was basically completely inactive for the last year and a half).  So far I can really only go to the end of the street and back, but thats really all I need for right now.  Its also helping me loosen up my joints which is helping me get back into skating a little bit.

Its a Raleigh Rush Hour.  We found a brand new 2006 model at this slacker bike shop, so we got it for relatively cheap (about $400).  The back wheel has a single speed freewheel on one side, and a fixed gear on the other (I'm still pretty out of shape so I won't be using the fixed gear anytime soon).   Anyway, my brain feels like a hypocrite buy body is thanking me.


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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2008, 05:28:10 PM »
That's a nice one dude, glad to hear you're getting out.. I just have a shitty single speed mountain bike for commuting.  I'm kicking myself for not getting something faster though, hopefully I can upgrade soon.

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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2008, 05:47:51 PM »
riding a bike drunk in the wee hours of the morning with the wind in your face is the best feeling ever

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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2008, 07:19:33 PM »
i'm one of the biggest bike haters on here (read my old posts for proof), but my girlfriend and my mom got together to buy me a bike for my birthday last month and I must admit I've been having fun with it.  Its really helping me get back into shape after being sick for so long (i was basically completely inactive for the last year and a half).  So far I can really only go to the end of the street and back, but thats really all I need for right now.  Its also helping me loosen up my joints which is helping me get back into skating a little bit.

Its a Raleigh Rush Hour.  We found a brand new 2006 model at this slacker bike shop, so we got it for relatively cheap (about $400).  The back wheel has a single speed freewheel on one side, and a fixed gear on the other (I'm still pretty out of shape so I won't be using the fixed gear anytime soon).   Anyway, my brain feels like a hypocrite buy body is thanking me.



Glad to hear that you are able to get out and ride a bike a little. It is a nice bike, so you know that rim you have is called a flip flop (sorry I know some fix gear riders).

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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2008, 09:10:47 PM »
That's a nice one dude, glad to hear you're getting out.. I just have a shitty single speed mountain bike for commuting.  I'm kicking myself for not getting something faster though, hopefully I can upgrade soon.

Glad to hear that you are able to get out and ride a bike a little. It is a nice bike, so you know that rim you have is called a flip flop (sorry I know some fix gear riders).

thanks for the kind words guys

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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2008, 09:24:34 PM »
i'm one of the biggest bike haters on here (read my old posts for proof), but my girlfriend and my mom got together to buy me a bike for my birthday last month and I must admit I've been having fun with it.  Its really helping me get back into shape after being sick for so long (i was basically completely inactive for the last year and a half).  So far I can really only go to the end of the street and back, but thats really all I need for right now.  Its also helping me loosen up my joints which is helping me get back into skating a little bit.

Its a Raleigh Rush Hour.  We found a brand new 2006 model at this slacker bike shop, so we got it for relatively cheap (about $400).  The back wheel has a single speed freewheel on one side, and a fixed gear on the other (I'm still pretty out of shape so I won't be using the fixed gear anytime soon).   Anyway, my brain feels like a hypocrite buy body is thanking me.



that bike looks sick. i don't know your back story at all i'm kinda new, but get better and hopefully back on your board!

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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2008, 09:28:56 PM »
thanks!

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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2008, 09:46:39 PM »
riding a bike drunk in the wee hours of the morning with the wind in your face is the best feeling ever

couldnt agree more, its so satisfying knowing your getting to where you want to go 20X faster than if you ran

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« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2008, 11:18:31 AM »
i know its a girls bike, butt fuck it. i loooove cruising on this thing. i moved into some house in west philly and there were just bike frames, rims, tires, and all kinds of shit in the basement. i just took it to a shop around the corner, they tuned it up, and it ended up costing me about $50.


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« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2008, 01:21:28 PM »
 I have just always thought "Why ride a bike somewhere when I can skate there?"  There is no way you will ever get me to ride a bike when I can have 1000x more fun just cruising down the street. What the fuck are the rest of you supposed skaters doing wasting your time on that shit?
Newton- I like longboarders and surfers a lot more than any bike asshole.
Diabolik- you are exempt from this, you are a rad dude and knowing that you have a harsh condition and are still getting out and doing something physical is rad.
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« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2008, 01:32:50 PM »
You're retarded if you have that much hate for the actual act of riding a bike. I don't like the hipster posturing that seems to be a main feature of the general bike enthusiasm right now but seriously, grow the fuck up. I guess by your standards you are automatically disqualified from "skater"-dom if you ever drive a car, use public transit etc. You fucking weiner.

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« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2008, 01:35:33 PM »
Also, your time wasting comment is ironic since you're likely to get to your destination twice as fast on a bike.

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« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2008, 01:48:32 PM »
I have just always thought "Why ride a bike somewhere when I can skate there?"  There is no way you will ever get me to ride a bike when I can have 1000x more fun just cruising down the street. What the fuck are the rest of you supposed skaters doing wasting your time on that shit?
I ride it in place of driving my car when possible. We don't really have a bike-hipster crowd here though... if we did I'd probably be bummed a little bit, but I'd still ride it to save gas and strengthen my busted parts.

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« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2008, 02:00:21 PM »
Also, your time wasting comment is ironic since you're likely to get to your destination twice as fast on a bike.
Not me. I live in the hills. I can bomb a hill faster on a skateboard, and walk up a steep one faster with a board than a bike. Oh, and I get to skate, so ha!
Learn to push right and you won't need a bike.
You're retarded if you have that much hate for the actual act of riding a bike. I don't like the hipster posturing that seems to be a main feature of the general bike enthusiasm right now but seriously, grow the fuck up. I guess by your standards you are automatically disqualified from "skater"-dom if you ever drive a car, use public transit etc. You fucking weiner.
I rode and used to own a bike, and thought it sucked and just detracted from time I could be cruising down the street. Unless you are one of those lame assholes who rides his bike to the spot with a board hanging from his bag, a bike won't help you go skate.
The car and transit argument you put up is called a "straw man" fallacy, it attempts to make it seem like if I hate bikes and think bikers are dorks, that I must be against all transit methods that aren't a skateboard. I don't have to be. I just think bikes are stupid. Public transit with a skateboard by the way- way more rad than with a bike.
I just don't understand how people who have had enough time to learn to ride a vehicle that is almost as efficient, way more fun, and a lot cheaper than a bike would waste their time with that crap.

Go ride a bike, I'll skate. You make it there faster, I'll have more fun.
I have just always thought "Why ride a bike somewhere when I can skate there?"  There is no way you will ever get me to ride a bike when I can have 1000x more fun just cruising down the street. What the fuck are the rest of you supposed skaters doing wasting your time on that shit?
I ride it in place of driving my car when possible. We don't really have a bike-hipster crowd here though... if we did I'd probably be bummed a little bit, but I'd still ride it to save gas and strengthen my busted parts.
I have bike hipsters every where and sick cutty skate spots and hill bombs on every street. I can see why we have different perspectives.
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« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2008, 02:38:14 PM »
Also, your time wasting comment is ironic since you're likely to get to your destination twice as fast on a bike.
Not me. I live in the hills. I can bomb a hill faster on a skateboard, and walk up a steep one faster with a board than a bike. Oh, and I get to skate, so ha!
Learn to push right and you won't need a bike.
You're retarded if you have that much hate for the actual act of riding a bike. I don't like the hipster posturing that seems to be a main feature of the general bike enthusiasm right now but seriously, grow the fuck up. I guess by your standards you are automatically disqualified from "skater"-dom if you ever drive a car, use public transit etc. You fucking weiner.
I rode and used to own a bike, and thought it sucked and just detracted from time I could be cruising down the street. Unless you are one of those lame assholes who rides his bike to the spot with a board hanging from his bag, a bike won't help you go skate.
The car and transit argument you put up is called a "straw man" fallacy, it attempts to make it seem like if I hate bikes and think bikers are dorks, that I must be against all transit methods that aren't a skateboard. I don't have to be. I just think bikes are stupid. Public transit with a skateboard by the way- way more rad than with a bike.
I just don't understand how people who have had enough time to learn to ride a vehicle that is almost as efficient, way more fun, and a lot cheaper than a bike would waste their time with that crap.

Go ride a bike, I'll skate. You make it there faster, I'll have more fun.

It would have made a lot more sense then if you had just said "I hate bikes because hipsters are ghey blah blah blah". Well, it wouldn't really have made any more sense but it probably would have explained your position more clearly. The argument you chose was "why bike when I could skate and have more fun". In that case why use any form of transportation when you could technically just skate? I know you live in San Francisco but try and be a bit more rational and remove the device itself from its social context. You sound a bit ridiculous with your bellicose complaining about inanimate objects. It's just a couple of wheels, some gears and metal cylinders, some people find it fun and more practical in some circumstances so good for them. No one's forcing you to ride one.

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« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2008, 02:42:56 PM »
Just 'cause lame people ride bikes doesn't make it lame. Been to a skatepark lately? Skateboards can be every bit as lame as hipster cyclists.

I bike to work because I can go 2 miles in about 10 or 15 minutes. I couldn't on a skateboard navigating the streets I have to go through. And this may sound lame but it comes off as more professional to show up on a bike then to come rolling up on a skateboard. Maybe that makes me not core but when I come to work I want to be taken seriously.

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« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2008, 02:58:34 PM »
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« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2008, 03:36:26 PM »
I have just always thought "Why ride a bike somewhere when I can skate there?"  There is no way you will ever get me to ride a bike when I can have 1000x more fun just cruising down the street. What the fuck are the rest of you supposed skaters doing wasting your time on that shit?
Newton- I like longboarders and surfers a lot more than any bike asshole.
Diabolik- you are exempt from this, you are a rad dude and knowing that you have a harsh condition and are still getting out and doing something physical is rad.

thats a ridiculous attitude. a bike covers much more distance faster, is more reliable and  is free as opposed to public transport which is getting more and more expensive an isn't even that good here anyway. it can also be fun. not everything in life needs to be related to skating to make it enjoyable or relevant.

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« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2008, 04:31:22 PM »
me and my friends out of boredom over this summer, started DBMX nights which stand for drunken bmx.  We would take out whatever bike we had laying around get drunk and go out and fuck shit up on our bikes just like when we were little kids, some pretty epic shit went down, champagne and whiskey bottles through car windows, mortars in mailboxs, we even rigged one bike with bottles across the handle bars and were riding around launching bottle rockets out of it while it was moving, it was like a tank. Anyways riding your bike is rad, my uncle just gave me his old bike me and my friend took it apart painted and put new parts on it and its awesome ive been riding it anywhere local and saving money on gas.

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« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2008, 04:45:34 PM »
I Unless you are one of those lame assholes who rides his bike to the spot with a board hanging from his bag,

guilty to the max. sometimes it snows and rains in phiily, i know, its crazy, but you just put plastic over it, hop on your bike, and go to front st. (under the bridge spot). im down to skate to most spots man, but when you have $0 to your name, that pretty much eliminates all forms of public transportation. and say for instance your friends decide to come skate/visit, youre hungover, and they are in the city by 10am, all good and ready to shred, a bike is the perfect way to get where you wanna go fast. and i have been in that situation one too many times.

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« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2008, 04:54:40 PM »
riding a bike drunk in the wee hours of the morning with the wind in your face is the best feeling ever

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« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2008, 05:27:04 PM »
Gipper I love ya man, but I disagree with you 100%. If I want to skate I will go skate, when I lived in SF I skated every and use to go to the store etc... here in Portland a lot of the streets and sidewalks are rough as fuck and worthless for skating on, I would rather ride my bike to the store then walk holding my board.
I like riding my bike and I like skating, I don't care if that makes me uncool.

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ride one of these two to work everyday. I also have an amazing Schiwnn Le Tour 10-speed for longer rides. I love riding bikes.