Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - finally joining the pack
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03-23-05, 02:35 PM
I have lusted after fixed gear bikes for months now. At a Critical Mass a few months ago, I managed to find a guy whose fixie was about my size and had the same pedal system as my (crappy) road bike, and he let me ride it around the parking lot a little bit. It had no brakes, and I only got to ride it for a few minutes, but I knew I was hooked.
Then Saturday night my friend let me ride his Pista (that was way too big for me) in the parking lot of his apartment building. Drunk and standing is totally the way to go.
I have recently come into a few more dollars than I thought I would have (due to some generous family members) and am going to order the Mark V on Friday. I am so. freaking. excited. I can't wait. I really, really can't wait.
surprise money and discovering your love for fixies all in the same week! what a good week!
03-23-05, 02:48 PM
dont listen to anything jamey says... he is a gainesville deserter!! boycott jamey! ;)
03-23-05, 03:03 PM
P-burgh has a few freaks out there - I met one kid at the Chitown Terror Trials. He could work that bike.
Anyways - enjoy, emilymildew!
03-23-05, 03:32 PM
Thanks! Who did you meet? (It might be better to describe the bike. I know some of the fixed riders in town, but I know their bikes better than their names.)
03-23-05, 03:37 PM
I can't remember much - except with had on a green wool jersey. Yeah, I know - that is a really sucky, half-witted description...
I lost my fixed virginity in da burgh too. joe hammer sq to be exact. there's some righteous riders there. I haven't been back in a few years but I think my buddy steevo is still riding fixed in those parts.
03-23-05, 05:31 PM
It was Zak, awesome guy
YES! Thanks RC
03-24-05, 09:48 AM
Oh, dude, I totally know him. He's a messenger here. Neat!
I don't know steevo but there are a lot more fixie riders here than people normally suspect.
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