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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:54 pm 
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:lol:

if i scuff up my toaster can i call that rat ? or how about the washing line in the garden left up for over a year , does the authentic rust make it a rat washing line ?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Yep sure does by the way do you have one of those rat extreme iron thingies ?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:16 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Perry, I think that a self proclaimed 'singlespeeder' who is a regular on 'retro'bike is probably the last person who should be taking the p*ss out of unneccesary catagorisation :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:50 pm 
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my bikes only have one gear , more a fact of assembly than categorisation , they only become single speed when compared to other multi geared bikes and this is the first time ive written the word retro on this site

so far ive seen 2 bikes that are just "bikes" 1 very similar in appearance to how new york delivery riders seem to have their bikes ( admitidly it lacks racks or plastic tubs to carry things ) and another put together from discarded and free bits . does the lack of purchase money make it rat ? i just see a fine looking bike that utalised other peoples throw away mentality .

nothing wrong with the bikes , i just cant see why you would want to call something that required conscious effort rat

would putting appollo stickers on a ti merlin make it a trail sleeper :lol:

is this rat ? single speed ? 4 20er :lol:

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its all gerbil bikes to me :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:19 am 
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[quote="perry"]has rat now replaced the words crap and pointless ?

never understood why people put effort into making things look like they havnt put effort in

because it looks cool. simple. and the frame is pretty how much how i got it..just couldn't be harrissed to do anything about it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:12 am 
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seems to me some ppl out there will nick anything that isnt nailed down, dosnt matter what it looks like. conversely it only takes a bit of chain to put them off, dont even need a lock.
opportunists have no taste, and generally no clue what a decent bike looks like anyway. id say the big ovalised downtube and brand name would make it more of a target than my old sara with middleburns and hugis.
that said, i have seen better looking bikes dumped on the railway tracks at the end of my road.


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:lol: at Gerbil bikes pic...

People are staring at me.


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