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    Could you elaborate?

    Could you elaborate?
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    You have a lot more choices than shimano and WI...

    You have a lot more choices than shimano and WI for freewheels. The best freewheel depends on what you plan on using it for. Here are some more examples.
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    Just keep riding. You'll get used to it with time.

    Just keep riding. You'll get used to it with time.
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    There are many good freewheel options these days,...

    There are many good freewheel options these days, but you have to look in a bmx catalog. The GT ratchet, acs crossfire pro, and box buzz are all superior to the shimano freewheel. Also don't forget...
  6. Any trail in Eastern Long Island is good to ride...

    Any trail in Eastern Long Island is good to ride fixed, except Stillwell woods. For fixed...Glacier Ridge is probably the best.
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    I hit 47 once on a steep hill with 49/16. It...

    I hit 47 once on a steep hill with 49/16. It sucked and was seriously not fun after a few seconds. I did not wuss out and hit the brake. Fortunately the hill was not very tall.
  8. I've been fixed gear MTBing for many years on an...

    I've been fixed gear MTBing for many years on an old 26er Redline Monocog. I don't know anyone else willing to try it. And people I ride with are blown away how I can maneuver fast through winding...
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    Gears....you're banned for life.

    Gears....you're banned for life.
  10. Bmx racing is an addictive family oriented sport....

    Bmx racing is an addictive family oriented sport. Me and my kids race a lot locally and do quite a bit of traveling as well for racing. Let your kids ride what they have at the track. The first steps...
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    My favorite pedals are whichever ones are...

    My favorite pedals are whichever ones are threaded into my cranks. For me it's more about the shoes.
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    I mostly agree. A good wheel is more than spoke...

    I mostly agree. A good wheel is more than spoke count. It's about achieving a balance of minimalism, durability, and stiffness-ride feel that is appropriate for the intended purpose. At 195...
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    Thats because its not a bolt pattern. Except for...

    Thats because its not a bolt pattern. Except for the center hole and the small hole closest to it, the rest are just holes with nothing in them.
  15. TT, it wasn't me who peed in your breakfast...

    TT, it wasn't me who peed in your breakfast cereal this morning.
    I'm glad your own very individualized situation works for you. I generally assume that someone asking about internet orders in an...
  16. I often mail order stuff from LBSs that are less...

    I often mail order stuff from LBSs that are less than 5 miles from my house. Internet prices are often lower than in-store prices and with occasional free shipping, why would I waste my time going to...
  17. Get off the paycheck rant...I was obviously using...

    Get off the paycheck rant...I was obviously using it as a figure of speech.
  18. Unless you are getting some sort of bro deal,...

    Unless you are getting some sort of bro deal, buying one bike worth of parts at retail prices (which is what most shops will charge you) is going to cost you way more than a stock bike.
  19. Small businesses and the internet are not...

    Small businesses and the internet are not mutually exclusive. Good small businesses adapt. I shop at good LBSs all over the country in person and via the internet.
  20. Build a bike a la carte though a lbs? Prepare to...

    Build a bike a la carte though a lbs? Prepare to dole out your life savings for that.
  21. Yeah I race with 180s, but you don't spin a bmx...

    Yeah I race with 180s, but you don't spin a bmx bike for more than a few seconds at at time in a race. With a fixed gear if your are riding, you are spinning. No one wants to spin 180s for hours on...
  22. Thread: wheel size

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    No. 27" rims are 8 mm taller than 700c. Tire...

    No. 27" rims are 8 mm taller than 700c.
    Tire Sizing Systems
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    I once averaged 32 mph (with a real speedometer)....

    I once averaged 32 mph (with a real speedometer). It was in the midwest. All the planets and stars were aligned that day...had a monster tailwind on a flat uninterrupted road. Spinning 49/16 at that...
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    agreed
  25. NO...why would you think your car speedometer is...

    NO...why would you think your car speedometer is calibrated?

    You need a real cyclocomputer that is calibrated to your wheel circumference to get an accurate measure of your speed.
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