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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 02-27-17, 01:50 PM   #1
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Raleigh Marathon - fixed gear or single?

I picked up an older Raleigh Marathon road bike, Ultegra 105 fits me well a good steel frame. I have several bikes and was considering building this bike into a single gear or fixed. I don't have a fixed gear bike, any thoughts about riding them versus the regular bikes? Would it be worthwhile to have this bike changed over to fixed or should I consider something else? I ride for exercise only.
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I don't have a fixed gear bike, any thoughts about riding them versus the regular bikes? Would it be worthwhile to have this bike changed over to fixed or should I consider something else?
Riding FG on the road isn't for everyone, but there is only one way to find out if you are one.

Read this to get some perspective on why/how:

Fixed Gear Bicycles for the Road

A properly done road bike conversion to FG can make for an inexpensive. personalized and highly capable machine.

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