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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 11-05-05, 01:49 PM   #1
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The Joys of being a newbie...

So I just got my first fixed gear up and running (an old peugot I got for free :-)) and i've been riding like crazy...

Last night I went for a ride and achieved my first skids and skips!!! That Sh*t is FUN!!! I'm sooo pumped right now and all I want to do is go riding again!!!! It's that feeling of building up your own bike, then riding it and learning new skills, that's MY high right now... which goes just great with my other high

I just wanted to share my newbie joy and give everyone to chance to reminise about their first days of riding fixed! Lessons learned... that feeling of pride when you first skidded... got your chainline straight... made an old bike your own... ok GO!

Oh and I'll try and get some pics of my bike soon but my digital camera was stolen a little bit ago
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Old 11-05-05, 02:06 PM   #2
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i'm still a noobie. i did learn skips though! skids are next....

my trackstands are MUCH better.

and fixing my bike up is on the way! (parts are in the mail.)
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Old 11-05-05, 02:37 PM   #3
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uhh. i still ride like a newb, but iv been on the fix for a while
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Old 11-05-05, 04:13 PM   #4
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enjoy and have fun!
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Old 11-05-05, 04:16 PM   #5
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Enjoy that time because soon you'll yearn for a geared bike. I like my track and my conversion, but damn I can't wait to hit up the cyclocross circuit!
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Old 11-05-05, 04:23 PM   #6
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I envy noobieness .... it is a state of , oh so ephemeral, bliss
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Old 11-05-05, 08:37 PM   #7
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Not me, my roadies are growing mold. Fixies and single-speeds rule.
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