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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-22-05, 12:46 PM   #1
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Wheelie bike?

So here's what could be seen as an odd question. What's the best singlespeed to do wheelies on? That's the one thing I miss about my childhood bikes. Going fast on a road frame is great, but some times what you need is to just let your hair down and goof off. I have to say in advance that the itty bitty BMX frames don't count, just singlespeed frames like the monocog, etc.

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Old 04-22-05, 01:25 PM   #2
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the shorter the chainstay the easier the wheelie....

or get a shorter stem and/or a layback post to get yourself further back.
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Old 04-22-05, 01:28 PM   #3
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Also pick your gearing appropriately
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really you can do sweet wheelies on pretty much any bike if you are in the right gear. I saw a dude on a fixed gear riding down the street when I was visiting Austin, Texas. He was in a constant wheelie right through the intersection. But his gearing was probably at 39T front ring and a 20T rear ring.
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I wheelie the track bike in 48 x 16 all the time. You just bring it up to the sweet spot and hold it there.
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I passed a group of "posties" the the other day doing a no handed wheelie and smoking a cigarette. Yeah, that's how cool I am!
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