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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 06-08-05, 05:27 PM   #1
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No FG in Nag's Head??

I just drove all the way through the outer banks....not a single fixed gear bike, but LOTS of beach cruisers. How do these people live with themselves?

It is very different from NYC where you see a FG every few blocks.
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Old 06-08-05, 05:36 PM   #2
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Dude I walked all over Tokyo and never saw a single fixed gear bike. Potus claims he once saw a SS somewhere, but the claim couldn't be verified. We saw one in Utsonomiya though (a mile from the velodrome).
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Old 06-08-05, 06:03 PM   #3
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in my mind Nags Head isnt even a city or town or whatever it actualy is, all i think of is strips of tall houses and a beach
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agreed. As I was driving through last week I kept waiting for the downtown area to materialize....guess I missed it.
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Old 06-08-05, 06:39 PM   #5
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so much sand in the roads.
need those wide ride tires.
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There are some fixie riders in Manteo, 5 miles away. Most of the 'cruisers' are tourists.
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Old 06-08-05, 07:31 PM   #7
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There are some fixie riders in Manteo, 5 miles away. Most of the 'cruisers' are tourists.

The FG is almost a purely urban thing. I live in a rural MD county of 33k people. 2 fixies that I know of. Mine and a friends. I did see a messenger from NYC a year or so ago visiting his sister here and was riding a fixed conversion. The OBX is a beach community so thus the "Beach Cruisers"
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Old 06-09-05, 07:25 AM   #8
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I remember seeing a really hot old schwinn Jaguar (I think) on FGG that somebody had converted to a FG. THAT is what you should ride at the beach!
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their question prolly is "just drove through manhatten and didnt see a single surfboard or surfrod...how do they live with themselves?"

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I rode last summer on the OBX on the bike with gears.... It's a wicked unfriendly place for cycling; if I had a dollar for every "***" or "get on the sidewalk" comment I got, damn, I'd retire out there.... Still, hammering south-to-north with a 25mph tail-wind was righteous, as was riding the 3-mile long causeway over Oregon Inlet -- the descent from the apex of that bridge was schweeeeeet....
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