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  • Hi, I'm new here, got the fixie bug, (ex-roadie) am converting my old track bike at the moment, will introduce myself properly soon, but couldn't wait to ask this question:

    I was riding up Borough High Street (SE1) when I saw my dream bike, (unfortunately someone was riding it) a Gunmetal and green steel Holdsworth with carbon cosmics. Total track - horizontal dropouts, no brakes and tsuchinako (?) bars.

    Lovely bike.

    Any ideas who's it is??

    Please help.....

    Cheers,

    Muffle.

  • Oh and saw the Plagiarist on Oxford Street after the memorial ride. Pleasure as always.

  • Yo Yo, all you OS haterz need to man up! Ya'll just gotta learn to watch for the ped's, ya dig?

  • It was me that guided the rentboys down Oxford St, what of it!?

  • Nothing Graham. I was giving you the right to anonymity. It was fun, in a doing something you'll probably regret very soon kind of way.

  • That driver sounds like a right twat.

    He was - I just can't believe he tried to suggest it was my fault he'd hit me.

    He knew I was there - I'd been looking over my shoulder at him loads, and he was sucking my wheel every time.

    He could have easily avoided hitting me - it was only at about 5mph, but it was as if he'd looked at me, thought 'fucking bike rider, with your courier bag and your fixed wheel' and decided to teach me a lesson.

  • Saw Shinscar + another who's name I don't know walking and then riding up Curtain Road about 40 mins ago. I was in the music hall bar with a friend so no chance to say hi.

  • Someone, who shall remain nameless, led us down Oxford Street on our way back south yesterday. It was chaos. I think Hael went down twice (I saw him go down the second time) due to random peds wondering into the street. Thankfully he was okay. Why does anyone cycle down that road?

    I was dropped by you lot as I did the decent thing and waited with Oliver S who, being a correct and proper man (German) has an aversion to rlj-ing. We northed it above Oxford Street and had a very pleasant (if stop-start) ride.

  • Nice Colnago with Chorus gruppo and memorial spokecard parked outside Sainsbury's East Dulwich. I guess it must be Sainsbury's Ed's new ride. :)

  • I was dropped by you lot as I did the decent thing and waited with Oliver H who, being a correct and proper man (German) has an aversion to rlj-ing. We northed it above Oxford Street and had a very pleasant (if stop-start) ride.

    Sorry about that Clive. I don't know what happened, but suddenly you weren't there. A man of your profession should be abiding by the law though, so I commend you for that. :-)

  • Not contesting how genuine he is, just find the way that he conducts himself to be a little childish, that is all.

    I agree with you, sometime for me too is not so easy....but is not a bad guy

  • Chap on a fixed that was entirely and rather neatly covered with what looked like yellow electrical tape, heading from Bethnal Green Road to Whitechapel Road this afternoon.

  • Yo Yo, all you OS haterz need to man up! Ya'll just gotta learn to watch for the ped's, ya dig?

    I find it helps you master your trackstanding - it's all stop go stop go after all. After a while you can't be bothered to unclip.

    It was quite amusing yesterday - I don't have a bell on my bike, so when I came to Oxford Circus and everyone started crossing when it was still on green, I had to resort to shouting 'DING DING DING DING DING!'

  • I love these Oxford St posts; there are couriers rolling on the floor all over London as they read them.

  • it's a bit funny when you hear people going ¨man a peds almost hit me several time on Oxford Street! what the hell is going on?" knowing fully well that this is Oxford Street and it is a peds hot zone.

    Don't treat Oxford Street like any other road in London! it's particually a no-car-zone that vehicle illegally drive on.

  • I was dropped by you lot as I did the decent thing and waited with Oliver H who, being a correct and proper man (German) has an aversion to rlj-ing. We northed it above Oxford Street and had a very pleasant (if stop-start) ride.

    Who's that Oliver H bloke, then?

    (Privately, Clive, you did avow that you welcomed the traffic light stops for some reason that I now can't seem to remember, didn't you? :) )

  • I don't have a bell on my bike, so when I came to Oxford Circus and everyone started crossing when it was still on green, I had to resort to shouting 'DING DING DING DING DING!'

    I find that my voice works better than a bell. I have tried various different cries such as "Watch out" or "cyclist coming through" and "excuse me please" but they seemed to be ignored, often by non English speaking tourists. A stroke of genius presented the answer. I now shout "ACHTUNG!!!!" very loudly. It's impressive how everyone jumps swiftly out of the way.

  • Last night pretty much every one i know who rides a bike outside tescos on kingland higgggh, Ian, Helen, emily, trixie dix crew THE LOT

    Then i had the worst day of my life today so i hope someone spotted me, during the london monsoon i was walking from baker street to thotenham court road with a flat, wet does not explain what i was.
    I get there buy a tube put the whole thing together pump it up look out think to mysel fill wait 15 mins then go..... BANG pop goes my brand new tube in my brand new bought yesterday gatorskin.
    fuck. couple hours later freezing and not trusting my bike, riding down oxford street not feeling so happy the sun comes out! hope you all had a better day

  • Who's that Oliver H bloke, then?

    (Privately, Clive, you did avow that you welcomed the traffic light stops for some reason that I now can't seem to remember, didn't you? :) )

    Sorry. Mental block. A Swiss chap living in New York who I deal with at work is called Oliver H. I meant, of course, Oliver S. The apologies of an aging mind. Naturally, I welcomed the opportunity to practise trackstands.

  • big gang of fixie-wheel-cycle-bikes, some with riders with additional frames strapped to their backs, at 7pm in waterloo station. Ripley bike jumble people?

  • I find that my voice works better than a bell. I have tried various different cries such as "Watch out" or "cyclist coming through" and "excuse me please" but they seemed to be ignored, often by non English speaking tourists. A stroke of genius presented the answer. I now shout "ACHTUNG!!!!" very loudly. It's impressive how everyone jumps swiftly out of the way.

    Good shout...my chum richard used to scream BANZAAAAAAAAAAAi! when confronted by unruly peds. It was a scream.

  • Naturally, I welcomed the opportunity to practice trackstands.

    Thaaaaat was it. :)

  • you don't need to yell at them.

    Just pay attention, you can see the ones that are going to walk out in front of you 9 times out of ten.

  • Also, Kyle at some god-awful hour of the morning on Kings Road.
    Kyle was delivering a very important package for me, legend that he is, he got it there early as well.

  • dun knoo

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