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I-Like-To-Bike 02-06-07 06:12 PM

Fixed Gear on NPR
 
For those interested:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=7217570

shakeNbake 02-06-07 06:35 PM

Meh.

Snuffleupagus 02-06-07 06:39 PM

Cool. Yet another reason I love NPR. No way Faux News would cover a story about bikes unless a pretty white girl was kidnapped while riding one :lol:

blickblocks 02-06-07 08:32 PM

"No gears"? These aren't penny farthings.

Falkon 02-06-07 10:11 PM

oh nice, track bars pointed down at the ground, riding on the tops as if they were road drops. It will be a cold day in hell before I ride a fixie on the road without brakes.

iamlucky13 02-06-07 10:52 PM

Fixies are fun, but I've tried not using the brakes before. It seems like a great way to destroy one's knees, especially on hills and setups with a high gear ratio.

unkchunk 02-06-07 11:59 PM

I'm afraid to listen to it. I once heard NPR do NBA sports commentary a few years back. It wasn't Diane Rhem, but that sort of indicates what I heard. I don't think I could handle that again. And a story on fixies could on a wild tangent be extrapolated to a sports story. It's probably not. But I just can't risk it.

eubi 02-07-07 07:09 AM

I was going to post a question regarding the appeal of fixies to some riders, but now I know.

Thanks for the link, ILTB.

I-Like-To-Bike 02-07-07 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eubi
I was going to post a question regarding the appeal of fixies to some riders, but now I know.

Thanks for the link, ILTB.

Glad to be of service to an enquiring cyclist in search of knowledge.:)

Rev.Chuck 02-07-07 09:21 PM

if you are into the fixed bikes this report might make you roll your eyes, but it is good stuff for the non-fixed rider and great press in general.

twahl 02-07-07 10:08 PM

I quit reading here:

"It's the latest, coolest thing..."

davidmcowan 02-08-07 07:55 AM

Yeah...I wonder sometimes why messengers feel like they own the concept of the fixed gear. Wasn't that how bikes were originally devised? I ride fixed with a break for emergencies and definitely get looks from messengers as though I don't belong. Jerk offs.


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