Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Just finished riding my first Fixed gear and Velodrome!
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06-16-09, 01:52 PM
I live in South Florida, home to one of the only velodromes in the south east USA Brian Piccolo. So after reading on SS/Fixed gear section of this forum a lot I thoght I should go to the velodrome and rent a fixed gear and try it. I got one of my buddies that big into Mt. biking to come with me and try it out. It took a lot of getting used to, the whole not coasting and no brakes thing. When we got that down there was no stopping us. We were having a blast.
the bike I rented for $5
06-16-09, 01:54 PM
Glad to hear you are enjoying the track. That is an interesting bike. Keep at it! I'll be going to my local velodrome tonight!
06-16-09, 02:00 PM
come out this saturday at 7:30 pm for a bunch of racing action !
06-16-09, 02:03 PM
great looking rental bike! i'm a fan of curved seat tubes.
06-16-09, 02:28 PM
+1 to curved seat tubes ... especially when you can get the rear tire clearance really low. I think it looks slick. If I could make a custom steel bike it would have this feature.
I used to want one of those frames pretty bad but now not so much.
06-16-09, 02:31 PM
excuse the fact that i cant see pictures at work - what type of pedals come on these rental bikes?
06-16-09, 02:35 PM
looks like a pretty standard pedal (mks-track-ish) with steel clips and black (nylon?) straps
06-16-09, 02:37 PM
Looks like you had the place to youself! Nice!
06-16-09, 03:36 PM
Yup we were the only 2 there.
^ nice man! i built and took my first fixed ride yesterday. gotta admit, at first i was pretty anti-fixed gear but after jumping on one, i now understand to love for it. i had one hell of a time.
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