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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 01-26-06, 01:46 PM   #1
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Improved chain/sprocket life technique

If you don't have derailer gears, there's a technique you can use to extend the lifespan of your drivetrain parts. See my new article on this:

http://sheldonbrown.com/chain-life

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All hail Sheldon!
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$5 says that sheldon gets blazed every once in a while and waits for bike related epiphanies.

I've heard of this before but never gave it much thought. My sram PC-1 came with a gold flex-link so I'm going to match that up with the tooth above the pin on my crankarm.

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Old 01-26-06, 03:14 PM   #4
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$5 says that sheldon gets blazed every once in a while and waits for bike related epiphanies.
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Old 01-26-06, 03:42 PM   #5
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that's cool
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Hell, *I* get blazed and wait for Sheldon to have epiphanies.
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Old 01-26-06, 04:57 PM   #7
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Sheldon, at some point I'm going to fly out there and give you a great big hug.
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Matt Brown giving Sheldon Brown a hug?

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there's one thing I like about this thread so far, and it isn't the prospect of having to match my chain up everytime I derail it
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$5 says that sheldon gets blazed every once in a while and waits for bike related epiphanies.

I've heard of this before but never gave it much thought. My sram PC-1 came with a gold flex-link so I'm going to match that up with the tooth above the pin on my crankarm.
that won't work unless your chainring is also has an even number of teeth. it doesn't matter where on the chainring the chain is, it's the cog that matters.
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Good point.


Guess that's my excuse to bump up to 52x16. = )
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When I first converted my road bike to fixed, I was explaining it to my father over the phone, and referenced some of Sheldon's articles (in some way like, "there's this guy who has all of these articles, Sheldon Brown..."), and he cut me off and said, "oh, I know who Sheldon Brown is."

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