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View Poll Results: Do you plan to revert your converted geared bike back after being a FIXIE?

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  • 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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    Papa Wheelie Sigurdd50's Avatar
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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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    53 miles per burrito urban_assault's Avatar
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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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    and I knocked off all the braze-ons for good measure

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    I keep everything. I have plans for nothing.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by urban_assault
    My ex hated it
    Aw, she hated it that much, huh?


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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by skelly
    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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    Papa Wheelie Sigurdd50's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurdd50
    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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    Papa Wheelie Sigurdd50's Avatar
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    sorry, I have a liberal arts degree


    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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