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Old 08-30-08, 07:02 PM   #1
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hey hey from monterey- fixies... what does it mean? *scratches head*

i currently reside in seaside/monterey area of California. i'm looking into bikes. this seems like a good place to get information.
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Old 08-30-08, 07:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to BF.. I'm a new comer as well.

fixies = fixed gear bicycle:

It is a special case of single speed bicycles (no gears), but without freewheel. So this makes you NOT able to coast like you can with most bicycles. If you pedal backwards, you WILL go backwards. Many people like them because you get a direct feeling between you and the bike. Many other people just like it because they want to look like a messenger (just like kids pretended to be skaters in the 90s)
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Old 09-01-08, 08:07 AM   #3
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Hi meg! It's possible to ride a SS/FG in Monterey, but there's some big hills in that area. Unless you have the proper gear ratio it could be tough to ride except in the flattest areas.

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