You aren't planning on using it on a fixed gear, are you? - TFtamu said:does anyone have one or know where i could get one for pretty cheap? not for a road bike so weight really isnt an issue.. just wondering if maybe someone has one and got an endo hub and now they dont need..
tamu said:but the bike shop here are ****, they are like, we still need to make some money off of it..
I'm sure this will generate flames, but now that we're all well out of junior high, can we maybe stop using the words "gay" and "****" to denote things and people we dislike?tamu said:anyone happen to have a good deal on a bike in my size, thats not some gay color
ok, lets start with the letter G or F, if i seriously believed that bicycles had a gender, or any sexual intensions, i could see you getting upset. it is a item. if you look at the origin of the word, in england, there is very little gay bashing connotation to itGirl Anachronism said:I have to agree with BianchiJoe here...The English language (as well as most others, I suppose) is full of wonderful words with wish you can express disgust, dislike, disdain, or a variety of other emotions, (starting with the letter 'd' or otherwise)
hatred? how many gay people say ***? is this going to turn into one of those issues like black people think its ok for them to use the N word and white people cant? or ghetto wiggars can use the N word?? like eminem?? hua? where do we draw the lines, this is stupidGirl Anachronism said:why use one that--whether you intend it to or not--expresses a certain amount of hatred toward an already oppressed group of people? And with a recent gay-bashing in what is probably one of the most gay-friendly neighborhoods in this country (the East Village in NYC) it's difficult for me to believe that we're just being 'hypersensitive.'
i have a fine vocabulary, but i also suck at spelling, or i just dont care to put much work into what i type on a forum about bikes.. short and to the point.. unlike my little sister, i dont go on for hours to say one thingGirl Anachronism said:Anyway, this has nothing to do with bikes, but why not be a little more creative and expand your vocabulary so that you're able to express dislike in more interesting ways?
Then stop using it as a derogatory term. When you call people at your bike shop "****" and say that a color is "gay," you're using it in the pejorative sense. Can we not make a federal case out of this and just exhibit a modicum of maturity in our posts? Please?tamu said:if you believe the word gay, is derragatory, then you have some issues..