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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 12-25-05, 01:16 PM   #1
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Finally got a fixed cog

Got a Dura Ace cog and lockring from Santa this morning I was pretty stoked (sp?) so I went out and put it on. Tightened it down (greased of course) as good as I could. Then I remembered my front brake was broken (been riding on a freewheel). I was a little skeptical that I would not be able to stop and I would kill myslef, but I went out anyway To my suprise it's not all that hard to stop w/o a brake. I might have it wrong, but to stop you just put resistance on the pedals right? If there is a better way, fell free to post a link or whatever. I'm riding w/ clipless by the way, don't have any toe straps.

well off to ride, screw grandma's
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if that is working for you, do that for now, but if you are going to be riding without a brake, i suggest you very quickly learn how to skip (skidding is for show). but yeah, that's the gist of it. and if you just tightened the cog and lockring by hand, get to a shop in the morning and have them tighten that **** down.

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if that is working for you, do that for now, but if you are going to be riding without a brake, i suggest you very quickly learn how to skip (skidding is for show). but yeah, that's the gist of it. and if you just tightened the cog and lockring by hand, get to a shop in the morning and have them tighten that **** down.

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Thanks for the info. Any links on skipping?
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Old 12-25-05, 01:40 PM   #4
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http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

read, learn, love. have fun riding. i know i do. that'll teach all sorts of stuff.

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also, get some toeclips or clipless pedals if you're gonna ride brakeless, you're less likely to kill yourself that way.
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he said he's riding clipless...the last sentence in his post. i would have said that otherwise.
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he said he's riding clipless...the last sentence in his post. i would have said that otherwise.
hi, i'm an idiot.

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http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

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Awesome. Thanks man!
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great to hear your set up and loving it...
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Got a Dura Ace cog and lockring from Santa this morning I was pretty stoked (sp?) so I went out and put it on. Tightened it down (greased of course) as good as I could. Then I remembered my front brake was broken (been riding on a freewheel). I was a little skeptical that I would not be able to stop and I would kill myslef, but I went out anyway To my suprise it's not all that hard to stop w/o a brake. I might have it wrong, but to stop you just put resistance on the pedals right? If there is a better way, fell free to post a link or whatever. I'm riding w/ clipless by the way, don't have any toe straps.

well off to ride, screw grandma's
you're going to ride and screw grandmas? ewwwwww....
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you're going to ride and screw grandmas? ewwwwww....
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