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    Wide Load
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    new to SS and FG...

    I was wondering if someone could point me to some reading material about the history of the SS/FG scene. I'd like to know why it's so popular and what the benefits are.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I don't know of a source of info on history, but from my experience and talking to other ss/fixed fans, I'd say they're biggest benefit is their simplicity and they're popular because they're simple.

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    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
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    Old Skool Track has an intro and FAQ-like page about the street origins. 63xc talks a little bit more about scorchers and old racing bikes. Then there's the ubiquitous Sheldon Brown who gives a bit more technical description of FG/SS. Lots of people like to wax poetic about zen, freedom, and pie. YMMV

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    Sheldon Brown at Harris Cyclery, Newton, Mass., is BY FAR the best place to seek your answer. He will have all the relative info and links. Start there.

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    Wide Load
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    Thanks guys.

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    Hey bigbuzz,

    www.fixedgeargallery.com

    You may need a moist towelette.

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