Friend of Jimmy K
Join Date: Apr 2002
Bikes: A lot: Raliegh road bike, 3 fixed gears, 2 single speeds, 3 Cannondales, a couple of Schwinns
I love commuting on a fixed gear, keeps the breakdowns to minimum. I do own several bikes and have commuted on them all at least once, oops I lied, I haven't commuted on the Murray coaster brake bike. I have a Trek 7500 fx, if that's the same thing, and have been hassling with this bike for over 7 years. It is just slightly smaller than I should be riding, I didn't like the bars at first so I swapped them out but am back to them, only now I think I have found a solution with mustache bars, but the bar end shifters aren't indexed for the Trek, so it sits complete with front and rear racks, this is the bike I took to Europe, and have dreams of getting on it and doing the 4 corners of the USA on. I just haven't gotten it right. I tried to enjoy it in last year's Ironman ride, but it just seemed like a mule. Just not happy with it.