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    the love for singlespeeds

    We all have a liking for singlespeeds in this forum but what specifically do you like the most about the fixies.

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    i would say it's the opposite... most in this forum love fixed, it's rare to see a singlespeed
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    Okay, what specifically do you like about your fixed?

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    For me its just the simplicity and avoiding the main stream cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obliterator
    Okay, what specifically do you like about your fixed?
    "It's like running with 8 (12?) foot strides" - forget who

    The connection is like nothing else. I'm not going to go too far into it since it's late, and I've been drinking (yeah, that didn't used to stop me) but it's a complete fusing of the rider and the machine. It does what you do. On a single speed, you can stop, and the bike keeps going. You're disconnected.

    As far as my particular fixies -

    Current one - it's served well through two winters of abuse.

    About to be built one - basically free, and ready for many winters of abuse.

    Track bike I tore down for the winter - she's pretty. She loves me. She's very happy that I liberated her from the narrow confines of the velo and put her on the street. She's pissed at me that I took her parts off and won't ride her in the snow and ice that is a Minnesota winter. She's going to have to be mad at me until spring...

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    she'll forgive you. deep down she knows its for her own good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obliterator
    avoiding the main stream cyclists.
    Yeah, 'cause fixed gear bicycles are really maneuverable and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obliterator
    For me its just the simplicity and avoiding the main stream cyclists.
    Simplicity?

    You can still coast on a SS... and coasting is for suckers.

    BTW, what is a mainstream cyclist? I don't know that I've ever met one.

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    simplicity? No gears and no brakes. Never meet a mainstream cyclist? Hmmmmm I see them every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obliterator
    simplicity? No gears and no brakes. Never meet a mainstream cyclist? Hmmmmm I see them every day.
    No gears and no brakes?

    You ride a unicycle?

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    I like it because its superty duperty.......or that whole complete infusion of rider and bike deal. It just flows
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    No gears and no brakes?

    You ride a unicycle?

    i believe it's a ghost busters big wheel, slimer doesn't shoot water anymore, but he's still a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by obliterator
    she'll forgive you. deep down she knows its for her own good.
    Would that be before or after she turns into a little red pile of rust from all the salt on the road?

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    i'm just too stupid to shift
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Because I love riding bikes more than most things, and my fixed gear makes me smile, grunt, yell, crash, sprint and skid more.

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    Hell... who cares. I'd like to voice for the record that fixie elitism sucks and I like to rock both - mostly because there's so many different types of biking that are all fun. If I'm just tooling around in the city i'm all for my fixed, but my SS cyclocross bike and my SS mountain bike are rad for riding off road/wherever.

    Hell, I've got a geared downhill rig that I take out to the hills and that's fun too. who cares, it's fun to bike.

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    I like riding my fix because ... I do not know ... it is a matter of pleasure.
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    we're here, we steer!! mrRed's Avatar
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    hells yeah @ summerinside. Although my only bike right now is my fix, it won't be that way forever.
    Culture? Art? Making a difference? Hey, go **** yourself. We're too busy drinking, doing drugs, trying to **** random people and you want us to make money on top of all that? Really?

    Well, ****. I don't give a ****.

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