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    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
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    Fixed Gear on NPR


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    Meh.

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    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

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

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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

    Thanks for the link, ILTB.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I quit reading here:

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    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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