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Spotted
  • I thought it might be a good idea to start a "spotted" thread to try and identify fixed and singlespeed riders.

    Last night at about 10:45 I saw a man wearing a yellow fluoro jacket on a black singlespeed with bullhorns on Union street. He continued down Jamaica street onto Eglinton street and then onto Pollokshaws road which is where my taxi stopped. I wanted to shout glasgowfgss.com out the window at him but thought the people I was with would have me commited if I did.
  • [quote]
    Cuppa T:
    I spotted a guy in the city yesterday on a genasis flyer, he got off and started pushing his bike only to reveal his pedals wernt moving, brand new bike aswel it looked like.
    They come set up as singlespeed. I think I saw this guy last weekend. He had a Timbuktu bag on when I saw him on George Square at about 5:00pm on Sunday.
  • haha its like train spotters but fixiespotting, with our rainjackets on and our little notebook and pen writing down the details.
  • i spotted rustys bike outside a boozer on a school night...dumbarton rd, 10pm, sunday
  • IN THE BOOZER ON A SCHOOL NIGHT!!!!!
  • SPOTTED...skateboarder in girls jeans...also rides a fixed g!...I used to bmx at the park man...thought a recognised ter photo!!!
  • haha i dont have girls jeans.
    i have two pairs of jeans, both male.

    do i know you? did we ever speak when you used to ride the park?
  • nah...was the bmxer with a black arm and some other tatts and neh hair and girls jeans!!!!...didn't ride much really...
  • hmmmm, im not sure i remember you, whoooo knows...

    did you spot me this weekend like?

    i think we need to get everyone to the pub, soon.
  • [quote]
    thebobbybobbob:
    i spotted rustys bike outside a boozer on a school night...dumbarton rd, 10pm, sunday
    My bike. I wish. I was up in Glasgow at the weekend but my bikes was down in England. Also at 10pm on Sunday I was on the A66 making my way back down to Redcar for work.

    [quote]
    Cuppa T:
    i think we need to get everyone to the pub, soon.
    I'm definitely up for this. I'm bringing my bike up this weekend and I'll be in Glasgow until Wednesday afternoon. I'd be up for some rides/pub visits etc.
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    made this out of boredom.
  • What is with that saddle angle? Wow that can't be comfortable. I take it you used to BMX then? I'm not a fan of the second font. Looks too much like lafixed.com
  • haha im not sure, it seems weird, like it wont go straight. i just kind of havent go around to sorting it but i shall.
    i will change the font.
  • [quote]
    Cuppa T:
    haha im not sure, it seems weird, like it wont go straight. i just kind of havent go around to sorting it but i shall.
    i will change the font.
    Interesting that it won't go straight. I always found the Fuji seatpost to be quite simple to work.
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    new font, straight saddle haha
  • AND......i just went and fixed my saddle angle, i was just being stupid before....AAAAAND......i never used to bmx, i skate as in skateboard.
  • A Giant Bowery, with chrome forks, outside the takeaway on Dumbarton Road at Byres Road. This was mid-West End Festival on Sunday afternoon and the bike was chained to a fence.

    Sure, it's a crap spot, what with the bike being stationary and without a rider, but they all look the same to me when they're moving. Plus, I've never seen a Bowery in Glasgow before. So there.
  • I saw a Giant Bowery for the first time on Thursday. I was out with the Newcastle Night Bandits. Was an awesome night. The guy on the Bowery was a mentalist.
  • It's no' the nicest off-the-peg out there. The chrome forks look like they've been salvaged, like they belong on another bike.
  • Can't say I'm a fan of the langster/bowery type. I prefer the steel OTPs meant for the track.
  • Bianchi Pista in Lenzie couple of weeks ago Friday at th back of 5. In traffic at roadworks. I mounted the pavement and went cyclocrossing to avoid the wait, said hi as I passed.
  • Something white, chained up outside Hillhead Underground station at early o'clock this morning. It had very distinctive short bullhorns with blue bar tape. I'm going to specialise in these crap, riderless bike spots. :-)
  • yeah white bike outside hillhead is ALWAYS there.....the guy/girl must work in like starbucks of the tube station or something.
  • Ah, I've never noticed it outside the Underground, but I did get a strange feeling this morning that I'd seen it somewhere before. Maybe that's where.
  • im looking forward to comming through to Glasgow tomorrow for a cycle!
    i need to somehow find a substitute bike lock or something to lock my bike up at work tomorrow so i can just get the train after.
    might try and find a chain and padlock.....any other ideas?
  • A nice powder blue Viner chained up at the junction of Byres Road and Dumbarton Road. Sort out the saggy chain! :-)
  • In Edinburgh

    3 fixed gears together
    One big old guy on a purple Mercian, his lady on a powder coated blue bike and another fella, not with them on a light blue steed, and there I am on my roadie, I felt dirty :(
  • spotted one guy this weekend in Glasgow with a bianchi pista at the gibson street festival thing on sunday with a royal mail postie bag on and two guys who cycled past, one wearing a purple hat......any of you on here?
  • [quote]
    Soweto888:
    Something white, chained up outside Hillhead Underground station at early o'clock this morning. It had very distinctive short bullhorns with blue bar tape. I'm going to specialise in these crap, riderless bike spots. :-)
    I saw that on Saturday afternoon when I was out in the west end to go to Tinderbox.
  • i got my shoes through.....keeping it reaaaaaal clipped in!
    how was everyones weekend?
  • i just spotted the new top banner......i love it.....good job private corporal rusty.....a commendable job at that...
  • It's moving around a fair bit right now. I'm a lost in a sea of CSS but I'll find my way.
  • you are doing good so far......keep it going.....i like the blue.
  • An On One with wooly-hatted rider on Brand Street this afternoon. Could've been a courier, I suppose, which doesn't really count. Nonetheless, I'm going to stick at this until I get a response.
  • Don't know why I bother but I spotted a guy on an old raleigh, pink frame, bullhorn handlebars with a gold finger break lever. This was on Queensferry road in Edinburgh (the very same that I had spotted the 3 the day before). Told the guy he was the 4th fixed I'd spotted in 2 days, he found this amusing saying he though he was the only one.

    Oh one more, about 6 weeks ago spotted a guy on a black framed steel fixie spinning like a motherfucker up lothian road at 8am on a sunday morning, followed him down queensferry (there is something about that road), me on a roadie, he was bloody quick. I should be on the go soon with my red beast.
  • Purple Dave Yates on Great Western Road at Byres Road half an hour ago. Rider sporting regulation shoulder bag, rolled-up right trouser leg and lock attached to waist. Nice lookin' bike, though.
  • I was out last night and saw a couple of fixed gears locked up on sauchiehall street. I can't remember what they looked like. I was too drunk to notice anything but the number of cogs on the back.
  • Coming out of the Sub Club on friday, sweet Bianchi Pista locked up outside...
  • Aye that was my mate. Bike is huge, largest size the Pista comes in I believe. I can't even stand over it.

    Raced him in a taxi to the southside. Got lost and he beat us.
  • on my old bike i raced my friend who was in his car from the west end to the other side of the city.
    i had time to stop off at aldi and get a "liquid breakfast".....bikes in the city are just common sense.
  • Aye they are. 15 minutes on average quicker than public transport for my commute. I'm not riding fixed yet but it'll probably be slower due to Duke Street + Craigpark Street. Craigpark being almost as bad as Garnet Hill.
  • [quote]
    Cuppa T:
    bikes in the city are just common sense.

    [quote]
    euan:
    15 minutes on average quicker than public transport for my commute.

    I'M 20 MINUTES QUICKER THAN OOps caps - i'm not really shouting!

    not just in the city - i'm 20 minutes quicker than public transport from newmilns to glasgow city centre. could be quicker with a bigger gear but i'd never get back home again!
  • It is a massive bike Euan... Mind you, me being 5' 6", most bikes look like they belong to giants. I think it's the same guy I see riding through Finnieston on my way home..? How's he find the Pista..? I'm thinking of buying...
  • He loves that bike he does. Pretty much he is either in a building or on that bike. I had a go on it and being 5'6" myself it was interesting. That was my first fixed gear experience as an adult and what got me so hyped up about it. I'm a paycheck away from completing my Mercian conversion so I'll be joining the fun soon.

    Hope to actually do the Pedal for Scotland run on it.
  • Spotted guy in a red tshirt going up Bath Street on a matt black fixie minus any decals at about 19:10 last night.
  • what colour was the rear tyre and what bars did he have? my last bike was matt black, ss but not fg.
  • All black if I remember.

    Saw a guy on Govan Raod on a Charge Plug and bullhorns. I think with red tape.
  • that pista outside the sub club again!
  • Aye DJ Assault on at the Subby ;)
  • good wasn't he?!

    ...and to optimo tonight!