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    So there you are, enjoying a descent at about...

    So there you are, enjoying a descent at about 25mph on your FG and you hit an appallingly mended pothole. Chain breaks at the joining link and wraps itself around rear hub jamming the wheel and...
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    Welcome! Nice bike too. So glad you're enjoying...

    Welcome! Nice bike too. So glad you're enjoying fg. I flirted with a 3-speed last year but missed the sheer simplicity of fg. So that's all I ride now, apart from the family tandem!
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    .[/I] Absolutely Europa! Thanks to a teenage...

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    Absolutely Europa! Thanks to a teenage gymnastics injury and the resultant meniscectomy, I now suffer from severe arthritis in my right knee (not to mention an almost fused left ankle due to...
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    [QUOTEThose both look awesome and fun! ...

    [QUOTEThose both look awesome and fun![/QUOTE]
    Absolutely, and mine was fun to build too. My fenders are from laminated blind slats curved around a wheel and fixed with meccano (a construction toy...
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    So this year, I have to rebuild what I've lost....

    So this year, I have to rebuild what I've lost. Fortunately, it won't be as hard as last time but, it'll go away just as quickly ... and I'll have to start all over again.
    Good thing I love the...
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    357608 Hmmmm…..scarily like my own. AND...

    357608[/QUOTE]Hmmmm…..scarily like my own. AND I'm 61. Do I have an doppelgänger out there? Who did the mudguards/fenders? I just hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed mine over the last two...
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    I love it and don't expect to go back to a geared...

    I love it and don't expect to go back to a geared bike any time soon.

    Ditto! I flirted with a 3-speed and did the Norwich 100 + 50 commute but precious few giggles. Swopped the wheel more or less...
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    I think I've got the origin of the geared bikes...

    I think I've got the origin of the geared bikes for over 40's: Henri Desgrange, the founder of the Tour de France, tried to keep the race "pure and simple" and so banned gears which could be easily...
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    She was riding a single speed freewheel and...

    She was riding a single speed freewheel and couldn't remember pedalling through the bend but we suspect she must have been as she heard an almighty clunk from the pedal and then hitting the tarmac....
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    Ok.....guess how many bruises and scuffs my wife...

    Ok.....guess how many bruises and scuffs my wife got after grounding her pedal on a corner. She had just overtaken a guy on a geared bike and didn't want to let the side down!!! The Dawes came off...
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    Please don't! (unless you're just using it for a...

    Please don't! (unless you're just using it for a track bike). Gear trains (and knees) have not evolved to provide emergency braking and you'll just end up dead or injured. I've got two brakes on my...
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    It's a really beat up old thing with a bent down...

    It's a really beat up old thing with a bent down tube (great position for powering up hills) we got locally. I guess it's at least twenty years old but it was ideal for Bel's first SS. It took ages...
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    Just Lucky: See photos :thumb:

    Just Lucky: See photos :thumb:
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    335882335883My wife, Bel, about to ride a very...

    335882335883My wife, Bel, about to ride a very short (9 mile) trip around Cromer on her Dawes SS ( 75"). And Norfolk is not as flat as you think!
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    Gorgeous bike. Don't fixies for tall people look...

    Gorgeous bike. Don't fixies for tall people look good?
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    Ok Ok I just knew it would happen and you'll all...

    Ok Ok I just knew it would happen and you'll all laugh knowingly......after three months with a three speed (SO high spec tech) I'm reverting to FG again. I just haven't enjoyed it! Far too many...
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    Went for a 12mile cruise on a disused railway...

    Went for a 12mile cruise on a disused railway track with my 10 year old on my ancient and very rickety Murray fg. Guess what? Loved every minute of it! Hmmmmm..just paid good money for a downtube...
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    Feel I shouldn't post this: I've converted the...

    Feel I shouldn't post this: I've converted the Bob Jackson to a S-A 3 speed! Only because I'm not allowed to do the 24 hour event on a fixie. The sad bit is that I'm loving the gears. I do have an...
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    You'll never have more fun ( on a bike!) than...

    You'll never have more fun ( on a bike!) than riding FG. Looks great Jim. I wish I'd tried it years ago.
    PS got my HR to a sustained 186 today going up a very long and steep hill!
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    PS. Just started my serious training! ...

    PS. Just started my serious training! http://gringolet24.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/why-ride-for-24-hours.html
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    "It does get easier!" Not much help right now I...

    "It does get easier!" Not much help right now I guess but if you follow all the above advice and get a firm saddle (Properly positioned and levelled) time is all it needs. And yes, I know at our age...
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    icyclist: what a gorgeous sexy bike. Oh yes! Life...

    icyclist: what a gorgeous sexy bike. Oh yes! Life after 40,50 and 60....keeps on getting better and better after each ride. Don't let up, keep pushing and enjoy!!!
    PS hope the injuries heal well!
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    Just came home from my 4 mile commute covered in...

    Just came home from my 4 mile commute covered in snow! Come on spring so I can get down to some distance work for Ride 24! (Sorry guys but the FG will become a 3speed freewheel for this event as...
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    Good luck Dave! I love my FG and wouldn't go back...

    Good luck Dave! I love my FG and wouldn't go back to gears for general cycling. It really frees your brain up and is SO good for fitness.
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    Of course I meant next year. September 7th and...

    Of course I meant next year. September 7th and 8th to be precise.
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