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Am I a Fred?

Old 05-25-20, 08:35 PM
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Am I a Fred?

My stack is pretty high.
Do I look like a fred? Getting close to Fred territory?

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Old 05-25-20, 08:39 PM
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Old 05-25-20, 08:46 PM
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If you have to ask....you have your answer😁😁😁
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Old 05-25-20, 08:47 PM
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Fred who? Flintstone?
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Old 05-25-20, 09:02 PM
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There's a little Fred in all of us. We all started when we didn't know any better.
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Old 05-25-20, 09:23 PM
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You could slam your stem, but you’d still be a Fred. Embrace your lot in life.
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Old 05-25-20, 09:34 PM
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Are your present at all the Manchester United games and other press events where a mascot would be helpful? if so you are probably Fred if not probably not.
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Old 05-25-20, 09:50 PM
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No, yer a GOOFY. NO resemblance to a Fred.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:37 PM
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Fred strong.
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Old 05-25-20, 11:42 PM
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I dunno. Is this you?
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Old 05-26-20, 08:07 PM
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Yes. Your picture is not of the drive side!
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Old 05-26-20, 08:49 PM
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Or this??

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Old 05-26-20, 08:54 PM
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Not enough stuff on that bike.

Bigger saddlebag, at a minimum.

I'll bet you don't even have facial hair, or a flappy jersey.

No water bottles, 'tho, so maybe you have a camelbak.
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Old 05-26-20, 08:59 PM
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I am currently riding a recumbent tricycle in cargo shorts with a visor cap under my helmet. Am I a Fred?
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Old 05-27-20, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by wafranklin View Post
My stack is pretty high.
Do I look like a fred? Getting close to Fred territory?
being a Fred is a state of mind...

once a fred.....always a fred.
roll with it.🤓
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Old 05-27-20, 05:03 AM
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SPD pedals on that bike: #notpro

How do you hydrate?
- Bidon in jersey pocket: pro
- Hydration pack: notpro
- Fanny pack with bottles: fred
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Old 05-27-20, 06:21 AM
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Looks as if you could have gone one bike size larger.... That is a pretty good bit of spacer height but the indication there may be a Camelbak involved is at least as worrisome. Not to mention the non drive side pic.
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Old 05-27-20, 06:41 AM
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Not stacked enough to be a Fred.

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Old 05-27-20, 07:01 AM
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If your mind is small enough to think in terms of "a Fred" then you have other ego, self-confidence issues to worry about.
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Old 05-27-20, 07:18 AM
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Is it better to be a Fred, or a Karen? Or worse?
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Old 05-27-20, 07:21 AM
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Point of order:

IMO order a different drop bar, don't try to gain a hand position by altering the mounting rotation of the bar in the stem. The reason bars come with tick marks where the stem mounts isn't so one can Fred-it-up by swinging that sucker skywards. The reason is so you can match the bar mounting up to the stem/headtube angle your bike has.

If having a piece of bar between the bottom of the drops and the hooks is a thing for you, order a bar like that.

Otherwise, I wouldn't rotate the bar up like that. It's either a bad solution to having the wrong bar, or a fit coordinate problem.

It's a geometry and forces thing. Imagine using the bar for leverage to do hard work using the hooks..........you're going to be racking the steering back and forth and may crash. Using the bottom of the drops means the force goes up/down through the bar, not affecting steering.
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Old 05-27-20, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
I am currently riding a recumbent tricycle in cargo shorts with a visor cap under my helmet. Am I a Fred?
It comes down to the cap.
You are good if it's a cycling cap, preferably a retro team or brand. If it's a foreign legion cap with flaps ....
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Old 05-27-20, 09:26 AM
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Ready, Freddie!!!!!
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Old 05-27-20, 10:52 AM
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Ready, Freddie!!!!!

And take a long ride on my motor-bike...
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Old 05-27-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
SPD pedals on that bike: #notpro

How do you hydrate?
- Bidon in jersey pocket: pro
- Hydration pack: notpro
- Fanny pack with bottles: fred
I have updated my bike with some nice Dura Ace road pedals and a water bottle bracket.
I don't think these updates influence my Fred factor.
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