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Bike polo every Wednesday@7:30pm

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July 13, 2009 at 7:01 am

Why I went fixed:

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Says it all really.

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November 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Nice stem for sale

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fbmstem

I was too lazy to get my camera and take a picture, but it actually took more effort to nick a couple of pictures and crop them, for a much poorer result. Anyway, it’s FBM’s offshoot brand Nice, it’s never been used, and it’s £20. Would be good for a polo or trick bike, or in fact any other bike with a 1 1/8″ headset, as long as you don’t mind having a BMX stem on it. Leave a comment with a valid email address if you want it… Or give me a bell if you already know me.

No actual bells please. Just phonecalls.

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November 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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Bike Polo TODAY @ 5pm! (Sun 4th Oct)

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Birmingham bicycle polo

Dan at OYB has alerted the Birmingham Fixed Gear massive that there will be a wicked game of polo today at Calthorpe Park.

New players actively encouraged – if you’re lurking on here and interested in playing please be assured that none of us are very good and all of us are friendly.

Dan says it’s on only if the weather’s good, and thankfully the weather forecast for today looks great. So get yerself down to Calthorpe Park at 5pm and whack some balls about!

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October 3, 2009 at 8:26 am

On-One Il Pompino for sale

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On-One Pompino for sale

On-One Pompino for sale

Well looked after mainly used on my turbo this year. It has the Midge bars on it. Bought it to commute by changed job now!!
Can I advertise on your site before I put it on ebay.

Contact Paul – e-mail paul_wright01 at yahoo dot co dot uk

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September 29, 2009 at 11:17 am

POLO PRACTICE – 5pm Sun 20th Sept

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Fin says come along and play polo at 5 on Sunday. The polo crew will be practicing for the Bicycle Film Festival London Polo Tournament which is happening on the 27th, but everyone is welcome to come play on Sunday, whether a beginner or a hardened pro. Like, if you’re made of stone or something.

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September 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Fixed Mag issue 4

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Fixed Magazine 4

Fixed Magazine 4

It’s out… and here is a link to the pdf of it (not the full version). Cracking photos. Enjoy.

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September 13, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Ahem….

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Mark’s girlfriend and mine (is that grammatically correct?) used to live together opposite this spot. Which is why we used to visit them a lot and stay over so often. Somewhere there’s footage of Mark doing a double peg to fakie on the rail. That was in 2004/5 – I can’t believe it took me this long to have a go at it myself. Pulled some clean peg stalls after about 1000 tries (with some comical ass stalls and grass falls), and came within a nanometer of pulling a sprocket stall to fakie – but the bank is so long that you end up fakieing at 1000mph by the time you reach the bottom. Respect to anyone who can revert or half-cab at that speed.

The key to hitting the rail is not to go fast. The bank is big and it tricks you into wanting to go fast to get to the top without losing all your momentum. That’s OK for steep banks but this one’s really mellow too so you need to go slower than you might think. We will revisit this spot and get photos of icepicks, barspin sprocket stalls and perhaps even BadMattâ„¢ hopping over it again… and I’ll see if I can persuade Mark to Smith it…

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September 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm

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