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    n0ob mwilding's Avatar
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    Good reason to go fixed?

    I am riding about 100 miles a week on my roadie at the moment, but am trying to find something fun to do with my wife. She has expressed some interest in riding, but that kind of riding would be 10mph to Starbucks and back with maybe a lap around the park. I have an opportunity to get a fixie at a great price and was thinking that if I was learning to ride the fixie, it would make the rides with the wife more interesting. She would be on some sort of MTB or hybrid if that matters...

    Good enough reason to get the bike?
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    Do you even need a reason?

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    n0ob mwilding's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkear
    Do you even need a reason?
    Well, not really....
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    the #1 reason is funnnn!

    but yeah, i guess you could get a really low gearing and just spiiiin and spin while going 10 mph

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    i find it hard to go to slow on my fixie. Example critical mass. I always start at the back of the group and end up at the front. They move very slow though. Other than that. F yea get the new bike. Why not try and find a litte more space in the garage for another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwilding
    Well, not really....
    Awesome. I concur. Do it.

    All you really need is:

    1) Desire
    2) Resources

    plus anything bike related with the significant other is a win-win.

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    i refer you to this post Convince me to go Fixie

    (and the whole thread is worth reading).

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