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    It's full of stars... atombob's Avatar
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    Any big guys on a fixie?

    I started riding a fixie due to my commute being a little shorter. I figured if I can't coast all the better. It's even more fun to see that everyone else riding fixed gear bikes are skinny vegan 20 year old scenester kids.

    Just curious who else has ventured into this world.

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    240+, been riding fixed for years (Cross-Check, 1x1, GTB Track).
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    I applaud you both. I'm a pedal and coast kind of a guy.
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    280 lb vegetarian rider here

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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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    I don't commute to work and live in a small hilly town, where I use all of my gears when I am on the road bike. If I lived somewhere else, a fixie might be worth it, but since I rarely coast I am not too worried about it either. Coasting is rare, unless I have to stop.
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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    Yup. Fixies = fun.
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    I was until I got hurt. Love it! 308lbs, 48/17.

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    Got Bent? themickeyd's Avatar
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    I love both a thick steak and riding my converted Schwinn fixie. Even at 350 it's a blast to ride to work, the longest I have done was a 38 mile club ride.
    "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
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    I have loved it since the first time to ride fixed. my knees took some convincing.

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    Yup.


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    Perma-Clyde (51)'s Avatar
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    I would, but the hills in Florida require too much shifting.
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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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    I was in Florida. I don't remember any hills. :-)
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    Got Bent? themickeyd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    I was in Florida. I don't remember any hills. :-)
    I was down at Dizzy World in April and saw a lot of local riders coming off highway overpasses with nose bleeds. . . .
    "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
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    Yup, the fixed gear is your friend. The more I learn about fixing bikes the more I love my fixed gear. The dirty little secret is of course they're not that much harder then a road bike and in some cases they're better.

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    I built a fixie a few months ago (73 Raleigh Grand Sprort) and really enjoy it. I switch off between my road bike and fixie... depending on my mood. There is something soothing about riding a fixie... no noise, no shifting, just spinning smooth circles; but I have no plans to dump my road bike!
    Uphill or downhill; headwind or tailwind; Pavement or Dirt ... it's all good.

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    I rode my fixie everywhere for two years. I just graduated and got a job that requires me to drive around all day. That, and I live three blocks from work, so it sits in the corner glaring at me now.

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    Keep on, keepin on B Piddy's Avatar
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    I was just gonna post the same subject header...
    I couldn't find any fixie/track bikes that are pre-built that I really liked. Most are kinda ugly or don't have the components I want.
    Anyways, I'm doing a Fixie build-up for my winter project... I'll be taking pics as I go along.

    Expecting piece #1 next week....59cm IRO Jamie Roy frame/fork (white hot)
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    Here's mine - a 2005 Bianchi Pista. I don't ride it as much as my geared bikes (Florida hills), but it is a pleasure to ride. I think a fixie is the closest to man and machine being as one entity.
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    Campagnolo User ride26fast's Avatar
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    built a univega conv fixie for commuting around boston. (all flat)... now that i have moved out of the city, those hills are a killer on my knees!

    (6'6")

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    fixed and a clyde. I have a road bike and a 26" MTB and a 29er MTB, all fixed.

    Makes you get strong quickly, but really not an issue at all.

    jim

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    Yes!

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    Yes.


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    Senior Member Mtbnomore's Avatar
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    I have a Rush Hour, and I'm 240lbs/6'5. It's a blast.

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    This years victims a Litespeed Tuscany (long story) and a Tommaso (Older 80's model)

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    old fat guy

    Sorry...........its not a fixed gear but I do ride a single speed that has been recently converted to a double/double ("Double D"). I'm 49 and 260 at 5"11". I ride about 2500 a year and eat way too much.

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