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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 08-24-05, 09:45 AM   #1
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Bad Luck

So, heres the story. I send my fixie into the shop for paint a few weeks ago.....get it back and it looks amazing, the same day my cranks arrive from ebay and I throw it all together. All except for a chainring, between 5 bike shops there isnt one 52t 130BCD 5 bolt ring in the city. So on monday I ordered one from my lbs, my bb came back from getting chased at the machine shop on tuesday, so its all together except for one chainring. On thursday I take a spill playing frisbee and break my tibia at my ankle. How's that for ****ty luck?
So the end result is one completely built fix that i wont be able to ride for at least 6 weeks. So tomorrow when I go to get my walking cast Im bringing an spd cleat and seeing if they'll put it in the bottom.
Thank god for bikeforums or else my couch ridden days would be much more boring.
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pics?
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"So tomorrow when I go to get my walking cast Im bringing an spd cleat and seeing if they'll put it in the bottom."
That's one of the funniest things I've heard in a while.
Sorry for the leg break, that sucks.
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Old 08-24-05, 09:50 AM   #4
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and you were playing frisbee! ahh kind of embarrassing... sorry m8!
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seriously though, pics?
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Old 08-24-05, 10:06 AM   #6
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Pics are on the way, Need to get the film in my camera processed....
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Phew! I thought this was going to be something about you scratching the hell out of the paint job or something.

Glad it's just your Tibia...

Hope you feel better. And yes, pics please.
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Old 08-24-05, 12:55 PM   #8
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I wonder how the techs are going to figure out how to position it on the cast...forward, back, float etc...
While their at it...might as well get a bottle opener installed.
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frisbee is a killer! i bruised/cracked a rib last month
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bicycle frisbee is even worse. trying to figure out how to grab that frisbee while riding (especially fixed) is a good way to get a ribcage full of handlebar.
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I've been away from Ultimate for almost a month now with a wicked muscle strain. I've also nearly ruined my knees already.

Won't the difference in height between the cleat on your shoe and the one in the cast create all kinds of weirdness while pedalling?
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