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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)

View Poll Results: Do you plan to revert your converted geared bike back after being a FIXIE?
yes I keep the derailleurs because I intend to revert the FIXIE back to a geared bike someday 5 11.11%
No, I'll never change it back... I threw those stinkin' changers in the river. 13 28.89%
No, I sell the stuff I took off to pay for beer and more track cogs 14 31.11%
Derailleurs? The bike I got didn't even come with brakes. 13 28.89%
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Old 11-12-05, 09:31 PM   #1
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Have you ever converted Fixie conversion BACK to Geared?

got a box of derailleurs from converted road bikes?
Do you keep them because you are going to convert that FIXIE BACK to a geared bike?
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Old 11-12-05, 10:28 PM   #2
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I have gone back and forth from fixie to geared to singlespeed on many of my bikes. I usually have one fixed gear at any one time. I just get antsy and working on bikes is like meditation to me. My ex hated it because I had boxes of bike parts and I'd converted our dining room to a workshop. The old parts always seem to come in handy so I have to keep them.




OK, I admit it...Hi, my name is Urban, and I am a pack rat.

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Old 11-12-05, 10:45 PM   #3
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and I knocked off all the braze-ons for good measure
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Old 11-12-05, 10:48 PM   #4
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I keep everything. I have plans for nothing.
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Old 11-13-05, 12:01 AM   #5
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Badges.. we dont need no stinkin badges.. I mean brakes..

ps. where all the white women at?
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Old 11-13-05, 12:14 AM   #6
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My ex hated it
Aw, she hated it that much, huh?

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Old 11-13-05, 12:24 AM   #7
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I ground off the cable stops and kept the derailures... figure that out. I guess I just can't throw anything out.
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Old 11-13-05, 12:48 AM   #8
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I have a bike that im thinking of converting and one that is converted but the frame wasn't quite nice enough. So im in a bit of a pickle deciding if i want to convert the nicer bike to fixed for the winter and either keeping it that way or converting it back in the summer. Or i could go single/fixed. So many options.. Seriously though, what would u do with old suntour friction stuff anyways, not like there's a market for non indexing stuff.
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Old 11-13-05, 04:02 AM   #9
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I keep everything. I have plans for nothing.
same here, i think im just a pack rat though. the parts aren't even nice or good
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Why is the post titled "have you ever..."
while the poll is "do you plan to..."
this is some shoddy science
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Old 11-13-05, 10:57 AM   #11
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Why is the post titled "have you ever..."
while the poll is "do you plan to..."
this is some shoddy science
sorry, I have a liberal arts degree
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Old 11-13-05, 12:30 PM   #12
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I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a complete 5 or 6 speed campy or da/600 setup so that I can make my current bike a roadie and transfer my wheels to maybe a custom or nicer frame when I have the scratch. Drops and hoods have shown me that road geometry and positioning suits me, but that me and fixed 30 or more mile rides do not.
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sorry, I have a liberal arts degree
even more reason to know the difference between past and future tenses...

regardless, I kept the braze-ons and hanger on the fixie I ride the most because sometimes I like to ride it to races, rides and competitions. Put the fix wheel on my back, run a 1x9 so that I can ride to events (I'm talking like 90-100 miles over hills here) and then put the fix back on and take out some chain links. Has worked pretty well so far. I can go from fixed to geared and v/v in about 4 minutes.
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Old 11-14-05, 10:44 AM   #14
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even more reason to know the difference between past and future tenses...
A studio art degree
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okay, I guess I forgive you ;-)
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