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    Please explain "Fixed"

    Hi there,
    My name is Darren. I live in Southern California. I've been reading the forums (Commuting, Road, Utility, and Family/Rec) for the past few months.

    In many threads, I often see people posting simply the word "Fixed" usually in response to a previous comment. Can someone explain what is meant by these "Fixed" comments?

    Thanks,
    Darren

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    Welcome to BF.
    The person posting "fixed" has changed a previous post to read so it is PC or funny or has a completely different meaning. Just a bit of humor.

    Now, tell us about yourself and your bike(s).
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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    Or they could be talking about a "fixed gear" or track bike, often referred to as a "fixie" or something similar. It has only one cog in the back, and no freewheel, so when the back wheel is turning, so are the pedals. A track bike normally comes with no brakes, though some people add one for use on the road. They take a bit of adjusting to get used to riding them, since you are unable to coast!

    Welcome to the forum too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru2005 View Post
    Hi there,
    My name is Darren. I live in Southern California. I've been reading the forums (Commuting, Road, Utility, and Family/Rec) for the past few months.

    In many threads, I often see people posting simply the word "Fixed" usually in response to a previous comment,"Best?".

    Can someone explain what is meant by these "Fixed" comments?

    Thanks,
    Darren


    Fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Fixed
    Fixed.............and sleepy.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Many versions, eh?

    But Ron speaks the truth!

    Welcome to BikeForums, and our sense of humour .

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    Got it. Thanks for the replies.


    A bit about me:
    I'm 35 yr old.

    I started riding when I was a kid. When I was a teenager, I got a used road bike that was way too large for me. I did a few charity rides, had a really bad experience on one where I got separated from the group and got lost. Then my bike was stolen from my back yard. That ended my road cycling involvement.

    I had a freestyle bike, but it was heavy and I was too weak to do any tricks. And that ended things.

    When I was in high school, I got a Trek 820 "mountain bike". However I only used it for mountain biking a handful of times. I took that bike with me to college and used it to get around.

    After college, I stopped riding altogether. But I kept the bike.

    In August 2008, I dusted off the Trek and turned it into a commuter bike. In October 2008, I got a Specialized Allez Triple (2008 model) and started using it for commuting. I have a 16 mile (round trip) commute which I do 2-4 times/week. I ride around Irvine and Newport Beach on the weekends if I have time for it.

    I recently bought a Bianchi Avenue for $150 at LBS and put a baby carrier on it (BoBike Mini) and started going on family rides with my wife and 10 month old.

    I really want to get into bicycling advocacy to help change the negative perceptions that motorists have about cyclists. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

    Best Wishes,
    Darren

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    If fixed means single speed, I cannot understand why in the world anyone would want to ride a single speed/fixed bike, unless they were track racing.

    Can anyone explain this to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharron View Post
    If fixed means single speed, I cannot understand why in the world anyone would want to ride a single speed/fixed bike, unless they were track racing.

    Can anyone explain this to me?
    If one lives in a place that is relativley flat, or the gearing allows you to do the hills you need to ride...

    It's fun
    low maintenance, good in the winter, or bad weather
    different
    a cheap way to get a relatively light bike
    Less for a thief to take off your bike
    Good exercise, more exercise in a shorter time than possibly your freewheel bikes.
    Improves your pedal stroke, makes you stronger up hills, good practice spinning fast
    It's fun !~ really!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    I rode a fixed gear bike the first day I became a messenger in DC. I was immediately addicted. I now race roadies, but my pedal stoke allows me to ride stronger and longer because of how efficient I became on the track bike. Oh yeah, they look cool.

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