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Old 11-19-07, 04:46 PM   #1
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What the hell...

Does "Flip It" mean? Reffering to fixie dudes, that's where I usually hear it.
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Old 11-19-07, 04:54 PM   #2
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Flipping a stem the other way, so it's no longer pointed up.
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Old 11-19-07, 04:55 PM   #3
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Ah, like X's IRO where the top of the dropbars is close to the top of the headtube? What's the advantage? Lower positioning?
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Yep, you can get lower.
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i thought it meant switch from free wheel to fixed
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Speaking from the roadie perspective, it's the way racers tend to set up their bikes. And since we all want to look like racers, we all need to flip our stems so the bars are at least 3 inches lower than the saddle, no matter how uncomfortable that may be. Like this:



...instead of this:



It's a sickness.
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i thought it meant switch from free wheel to fixed
Like A Flip/Flop Hub?

I thought it meant buying something (BD bikes) then selling it right away at a profit.
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or 'chop-n-flip' bull horns?
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A flipped stem has an acute fork angle between the axis of the fork and the axis of the stem. It looks cool(er). It all depends on height between your seat and bars. I cant really flip it as I have a 4.5" drop and any lower will just rob me of power.
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i thought it was what one did to cook the other side of pancake, or burger, bacon, or whatver flat, two sided food they are cooking.
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Like A Flip/Flop Hub?

I thought it meant buying something (BD bikes) then selling it right away at a profit.
yes like a flip flop hub. that has a free wheel (i.e. single speed) on one side and fixed gear cog on the other
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Speaking from the roadie perspective, it's the way racers tend to set up their bikes. And since we all want to look like racers, we all need to flip our stems so the bars are at least 3 inches lower than the saddle, no matter how uncomfortable that may be. Like this:

It's a sickness.
and shove that saddle back and get rid of the triple while you're at it, werd
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