Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
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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...