Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - new to SS and FG...
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09-14-05, 02:40 PM
I was wondering if someone could point me to some reading material about the history of the SS/FG scene. I'd like to know why it's so popular and what the benefits are.
Thanks in advance.
09-14-05, 02:45 PM
I don't know of a source of info on history, but from my experience and talking to other ss/fixed fans, I'd say they're biggest benefit is their simplicity and they're popular because they're simple.
09-14-05, 02:47 PM
09-14-05, 03:05 PM
Old Skool Track (http://www.oldskooltrack.com) has an intro and FAQ-like page about the street origins. 63xc (http://www.63xc.com/faq/faq.htm) talks a little bit more about scorchers and old racing bikes. Then there's the ubiquitous Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.com/home.html) who gives a bit more technical description of FG/SS. Lots of people like to wax poetic about zen, freedom, and pie. YMMV
JASON R. TOMSIC
09-14-05, 06:11 PM
Sheldon Brown at Harris Cyclery, Newton, Mass., is BY FAR the best place to seek your answer. He will have all the relative info and links. Start there.
09-14-05, 06:56 PM
09-14-05, 07:50 PM
You may need a moist towelette.
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