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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 11-21-05, 08:49 PM   #1
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Working at the LBS?

I am excited.

On Friday I worked a day in the service department at my current LBS of choice. It was great! I didn't know my way around the shop, I needed a good bit of guidance, and I cut my hand on a chainring, but it was pretty sweet.

So if things go well I might be working there, flip flopping between sales and service. This is pretty awesome. Of course, I've been to college, and it would be sweet to have a nice salaried job or something, but hey, I love bikes. Besides, my current boss at my retail and photofinishing job is really grating on me.

I thought I'd share.

By the way, this is fixed gear related because lots of the guys there are fixed enthusiasts, and they have a weekly fixed gear ride, which is how I met them and ended up working there in the first place.
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Old 11-21-05, 09:07 PM   #2
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Which shop in 757 is good for fixed gear stuff? The few shops I've been to (I mostly stay in Richmond) seemed pretty dedicated to geared bikes.
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The one I'm talking about is Conte's on Laskin Road. It's huge, and just about everything in there is geared, but ask anyone about fixed gear bikes and they'll help you out. They usually stock Langsters.

You would think with all the fixed gears in Richmond there'd be somewhere to go for the stuff.

EDIT: I just realized that probably sounds like Langster = fixed gear friendly. That's not what I mean. That's what they carry, but most people I've met there are trackophiles.
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Ahhh...I mean Rowletts is fairly cool for fixed gear stuff but when I'm not in school I spend my time in Hampton.
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The one I'm talking about is Conte's on Laskin Road. It's huge, and just about everything in there is geared, but ask anyone about fixed gear bikes and they'll help you out. They usually stock Langsters.

You would think with all the fixed gears in Richmond there'd be somewhere to go for the stuff.

EDIT: I just realized that probably sounds like Langster = fixed gear friendly. That's not what I mean. That's what they carry, but most people I've met there are trackophiles.

conte's is definitly the best bet. they have been stocking more track stuff since the summer.
very cool boys, too! we all ride on sunday evenings in norfolk. i go when i'm not in richmond.
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Old 11-23-05, 02:25 PM   #6
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*wishes they'd actually have called him back*
yeah last time i was in there they had a new little display case of fixed gear stuff, and i want to say a Salsa belt buckle
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