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If Ruth Bader Ginsburg rode a bike, what would it be?

Old 09-19-20, 09:58 PM
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All politics aside...I consider Notorious RBG to be an intellectual and an idealist among other things. She was always charting her own path, not caring what others thought "BUT" always standing up for what she considered was/is right even though it seemed at times she was the only one standing. A giant that history will remember as being a stalworth protagonist of freedom....a REBEL.
I think a Harley would be her cycle of choice...The Captain America...Red, White and Blue!

RIDE ON NOTORIOUS RGB, RIDE ON!
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Old 09-19-20, 10:07 PM
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What bike stayed too long, only to cause all the replacement bikes to want to make your life worse?
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Old 09-20-20, 04:18 AM
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An IronPerson Bike.
RIP.

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disappointed in you all for not catching the drive side on this one
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I won’t comment much, but this maybe belongs in a political forum. Not everyone has the same opinion or admiration. I could say more but thought a reminder was in order.
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Old 09-20-20, 04:14 PM
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Old 09-21-20, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
I won’t comment much, but this maybe belongs in a political forum. Not everyone has the same opinion or admiration. I could say more but thought a reminder was in order.
Yeah, I think I will keep remarks to myself.
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Old 09-21-20, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
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Better than some old white guy telling her what to ride.


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IMO, Whether one agrees with another's political leanings or not, a bit of decorum is warranted particularly given the circumstances.
The same holds true for war heroes, I respect them all regardless of whether or not they have been captured or share my view/s on which bike is the best.
Best, Ben
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Old 09-21-20, 07:13 PM
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I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical, available, equitable.
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I imagine Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal whip would have been something hand-made by the French (custom Imron paint job), with reasonably relaxed geometry and a custom pre-softened Brooks saddle engraved with "Notorious RBG". It would have had 650B tires, upright bars, classic gumwall tires and wooden fenders; MKS rat-trap style touring pedals; full lighting kit. She'd have ridden it with a helmet (also with lighting kit), wool padded jodhpurs and wool vintage jersey, probably back and forth between her pad and SCOTUS. Gears would have been by Rohloff. Belt drive would be a nice touch.

This is all speculative, of course, but I think it's unlikely RBG would have ridden fixed gear.

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Old 09-21-20, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I am sure if Bianchi made high end ladies frames she would ride a Bianchi but this is classy enough for her

Great offering, but I see RBG as more modern on a sleek ladies' roadie: a Specialized Ruby!
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[QUOTE=RobbieTunes;21705086 . . . .[/QUOTE]

Robbie, first I see this thread as about personality rather than politics. Second, if Her Honor RBG had requested my bike I'd give it to as long as she allowed me to fit her.
I see racy, comfortable, and slick in all its controls and features. And for the drivetrain, I'd see her on full Campy 2x11 compact.

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Old 09-22-20, 11:43 AM
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vintage schwinn paramount. timeless, classy, solid, perfectly no nonsense professional.
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Old 09-22-20, 12:20 PM
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Mods should close this one down, obviously gone political. I come here to discuss bikes, not politics.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
or some violent group funded by China and led by Marxists with no interest in letting her choose.

Her ideology tended to let governments have wider latitude than some of her colleagues. That was my point.
I understood your point. Haven't seen many China Marxists. I have seen plenty of old white men telling me how to live my life.
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1903 Sunbeam for the Champ.


The Queen of my collection 1903 Sunbeam. Fit for a champion. The tiny owner rode it for 70 years after her mother (the original owner) died before WW2. Rode it home after buying it from her son.
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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab View Post
vintage schwinn paramount. timeless, classy, solid, perfectly no nonsense professional.
Meh.
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Please move this thread.
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A Terry Symmetry, of course. The woman was tiny.
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Closed, because some people . . . .
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