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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 07-29-05, 12:30 AM   #1
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i mean, developing new interests isn't SO bad is it?

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Old 07-29-05, 12:39 AM   #2
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i have both.
elitism is lame.
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Old 07-29-05, 12:46 AM   #3
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christ someone shut this thread down, the horse is dead and gone
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Back when I got into riding fixed in 1999-2000 track frames were cheap. Now they are really expensive even for the old moldy stuff that shouldn't cost that much.

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Old 07-29-05, 04:45 AM   #5
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a joke! a joke! someone make a troll/track/conversion joke. i'm too tired. i'm going to bed.
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Old 07-29-05, 05:08 AM   #6
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christ someone shut this thread down, the horse is dead and gone
Close but not quite - the stench of the corpse still hangs heavy on the air.
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Old 07-29-05, 05:37 AM   #9
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I'm amused at the reference to the Kissena Velodrome? Aren't "real" dromes actually made of wood? If you are going to be a purist, might as well go all the way.
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Maybe, just maybe - it is stupid crap like this where everyone gets so concerned about what people are thinking and...wait, I was a messenger. I hate conversions. And I hate these conversations! Break through!
Developing new interests is a terrible terrible thing. You should be asking people what to buy or think or do before you even attempt an original motion. Really.

Oh, and by the way - you should have used the SEARCH feature before posting this - it has been cried about before.
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Old 07-29-05, 07:04 AM   #11
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y'all don't suck. the writing is fine (i missed it first time around). what the joker is writing about is real. because he is human, there will be flaws in his arguments. because he his human, he will not see everything from all directions, at once. because the writing was posted on the internet, many persons will rush to fill in the gaps, with their own flaws. and so it goes...

among my own flaws, there is a tendency sometimes to get chuffed over what a stranger might think of me. but i catch that before too long. i mean, really. no need to tell anyone what kind of bike i ride. or why.
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Old 07-29-05, 07:31 AM   #12
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Blah blah blah, I really don't give a rat's ass about this subject. I'm not looking for validation from a white guy with dreads who's got a tool-cool-for-school attitude. I'll ride what I like, be it track, conversion, or full on roadie with those new fangled "derailleurs" that seem to be all the rage these days. If you can't deal with it, that's fine, we won't ride together.

I would suggest that this is a healthy attitude for everyone to adopt. Ride what you like, ride with people who will like you for you. Don't sweat the ******bags. [tm]

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Back when I got into riding fixed in 1999-2000 track frames were cheap. Now they are really expensive even for the old moldy stuff that shouldn't cost that much.
Yeah, but the nice thing is now there are cheap brand new options like Kogswell, IRO, off-the-shelf models from mainstream vendors rebadged and sold even cheaper on eBay. You can't get a used track frame for $150 anymore, but you can get a new one for $250 or a complete for $350.
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Old 07-29-05, 01:05 PM   #13
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Im just waiting for our local walmarts/kmarts to start selling Fixed gear bikes.
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Old 07-29-05, 01:23 PM   #14
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Old 07-29-05, 01:26 PM   #16
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this thread made this baby sick.

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Old 07-29-05, 01:30 PM   #17
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Im just waiting for our local walmarts/kmarts to start selling Fixed gear bikes.

Oh but they do - with 12" wheels, though. My 4 year old has one. 0.125" chain no less!!!
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Old 07-29-05, 01:36 PM   #18
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Old 07-29-05, 01:42 PM   #19
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I guess we are just going to have to make this the new "trend" lol

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doood, that is so sweet.
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ive always been against the whole "damn all these people starting a fixed trend" probably in part because i have only been into it for a bit less than two years.

but last night i saw a freewheel pista with a front and back brake. it bummed me out because i couldnt understand why the person had dropped probably near 600$ on something and not even use it for anything it is made for. it was a newer one too so im sure it had come with the fixed/fixed hub.

i know this arguement has been beaten to death but i just wanted to voice that i really understand a lot of the frustration now.
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Old 07-29-05, 02:35 PM   #24
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I figure, I'll build up my conversion, actually ride it around town as a short trip bike, and continually use it until the trend goes away. I don't much care about the trend, but we all know it won't last.
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A classic Atala frame with full Campagnolo Pista Record groupo, Brooks leather saddle, Alfredo Binda double toe straps and Cinelli stem, is a vision most people will never see with their own eyes, let alone ride. Such a machine was made for a champion of the days of old and is the goal of any true track rider to assemble.
I admire the beauty of the old, but it is certainly not my goal in life to actually own such a thing. My goal as a "true track rider" is to ride my track bike faster and faster, and to have fun.

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Even if you go to one of the little track bike boutiques that have been popping up and get a real bike, donít try to race me over the bridge or in traffic, because you ainít gonna beat me. You might even get yourself killed by an SUV.
or by a small Datsun... any car will kill you..
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