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    For me, besides being the best bike-porn website out there, as long as your willing to dig through a lot of crap you can really learn alot from what people have to say and you learn how to form your own opinion on your needs in a bike.
    • CommentAuthor1gear
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    Got to this site by accident while reseaching my build. The bikes on here are bike porn. Some like my Raleigh are beaters but I have seen so many great ideas that it's all been worth it. I also like the poltical correctness of the site. No BS slinging here just straight talk. Best site I have found. More information in the search function then you can absorb.
    • CommentAuthordeermatt
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    70% of users would like to write "to sell my stuff "
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    I honestly don't remember why I joined.
    • CommentAuthorstacks
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    i had just crashed my car and my dad let me ride his fixed gear to work. i wanted to gain knowledge and came across this site. haven't looked back since. now i'm here for the funny forums and ideas on my bike.
    • CommentAuthorAaron C
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    killing time between classes always turned into sitting on a computer in the lab looking at bikes and parts...

    i think all searches photos of bikes lead back to velospace.
    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    I'm here for the chicks.
    I first became aware of the site when I happened to see visitordesign's Custom Hybrid Yamaguchi in an image search. That in itself should have been enough reason to join, but I didn't until several months afterward.. For a long time I used the site to see what other people were doing (while trying to ignore the candy raver colors everywhere). Now it's that, and this.

    ... and The Dudes.
    • CommentAuthorAaron C
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2010
    Posted By: suicide_doors... and The Dudes.
    God damn, that Yamaguchi.

    Here, let's look at it again.

    I joined because there are so many cool bikes, and I wanted to put mine among them.

    And honestly, I like a lot of the folks here. It's one of the least bullshit fora I'm on.
    Posted By: Aaron C
    Posted By: suicide_doors... and The Dudes.

    Glad you're back, buddy.

    I'm fairly certain that a certain set of Milan bars should be mine soon... By certain set I mean yours, and by soon I mean Monday. Also, the Inbred. Take a week for that one..
    I found an 80s Univega by a grocery store dumpster at 2 am sans front wheel. My 91 Buick Park Avenue had died a month earlier so I figured it would be a good way to get to work. I found VS while doing research into turning it into a fixed gear (my brother put the idea in my head a few years earlier, and I needed a hobby that wasn't self destructive). I now have 3 bikes and I'm am committed to being carless until it becomes undoable. I didn't participate in the forums (just read them) until a few months ago. Thanks to everyone here who's helped advance my knowledge of bikes and supplied a stead flow of hilarious postings.
    I stumbled upon it and thought it was a cool idea.

    I tried describing it to another friend who is a cyclists and told him...

    "'s like mySPACE for bikes? can friend other bikes and vice versa.." haha he got a good laugh out of my vague description but I mentioned its mostly website for people to showcase their builds and also there is a useful forum.
    • CommentAuthorthemansuit
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010
    I had decided to find a beater to ride to and from campus a little over a year ago when I started classes. Ended up buying a '74 Raleigh Grand Prix, which lead me on a search for information about that particular bike and vintage bikes in general. At first I had spent all my time on, only looking partially at Velospace because I wasn't comfortable with the way the forums were set up and because I thought it was mostly for people who ride track. After talking to a member of both BF and Velospace, I decided to give the latter another chance and am pleased in doing so. Everyone on this forum has a great sense of humor and I really, really dig the bikes I see on here.
    • CommentAuthor8vpete
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010
    To look at/keep tabs on bike porn. You also learn a lot about manufacturer/model history.
    • CommentAuthorVelogarden
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2010
    Looking at the vintage rides I lusted after in my youth allows me to relive a much more carefree age here on earth. The bicycle is at the root of my career and life in total. I haven't not ridden a bicycle for more than a week straight in over 35 years.Ive ridden more miles so far this year than any year previously thanks to the recession.I still look forward to 5 and 6 hour rides even more so than when I was 18. I've met and ridden with many of my personal cycling heroes and seen disgusting displays of foul play in the pro peleton. It's given me countless memories and the ability to bore the hell out of people who just dont get it. You guys get it .That's why I'm here
    I like fixed gear bikes, not sure why I joined the board but I browse to look for ideas to steal for my next build. Not literally steal parts, I mean stuff to buy, color combos etc.
    • CommentAuthorAphex139
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
    I started out just wanting to showcase my builds, but then realized that this site is a great way to research parts that other people have used for their builds and see what will look good/wrong on any future projects. Also, biek pronz!!!1!
    • CommentAuthorpolitburo
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
    for bike science and resources. People are pretty knowledgeable and make classic-ass gifs, like this gem:

    • CommentAuthorgreg
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010
    Posted By: wes m.I'm here for the chicks.

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