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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 01-17-06, 12:23 AM   #1
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Coolest race in the world.

Sorry it's not an alleycat, but this is the coolest race ever.
There's a fixed gear category and the prizes are cherry pies!

http://obra.org/flyers/2006/cherry_pie.html
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Old 01-17-06, 12:48 PM   #2
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oh I thought you were talking about the stuporbowl.



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Sorry it's not an alleycat, but this is the coolest race ever.
There's a fixed gear category and the prizes are cherry pies!

http://obra.org/flyers/2006/cherry_pie.html
Fixed gear category is pretty short though. Only one lap?
My morning commute is tougher than that.
Nice prize though.
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Old 01-17-06, 01:08 PM   #4
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Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your love of misery) due to it being so early in the season, the weather is usually a pain... but it's a good way to begin race season.
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32:17? you must really like spinning. i guess that is sort of a good thing...
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oh, and while i like pie, not so much the cherry pie. still, seems like a cool race.
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if its not fixed or single why have it here
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there is a fixed category.
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32:17? you must really like spinning. i guess that is sort of a good thing...
32:17 was my fixed mountain bike gearing - now it's 34:20.
I ride 49:19 on the road. I like spinning but not that much.
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ha ha, yeah, that makes more sense to me. i just recall when i had a geared bike, i used the 39 tooth chainring and the 15 or 16 tooth sprocket just to spin...it was good for me, and not bad when i got used to it. but now that i'm used to slightly taller gears, it'd feel weird.
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