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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 03-17-06, 03:36 PM   #1
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1947 Bob Brown Road Race Berkeley, Ca

http://tariksaleh.com/bike/bobbrownrr.html

Look they are not using clipless or handbrakes!
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Old 03-17-06, 03:39 PM   #2
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10, 15, and 16 all appear to have handbrakes
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Old 03-17-06, 03:42 PM   #3
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10, 15, and 16 all appear to have handbrakes
So those three guys are the 1947 vintage yuppies?
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Old 03-17-06, 03:43 PM   #4
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total hipsters! I mean they are riding gosh darn track drops on the road??!??!?!??!

Seriously though this picture warms my heart!
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Old 03-17-06, 03:44 PM   #5
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except this guy:
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Old 03-17-06, 03:45 PM   #6
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dolface is way too fast! but seriously i love vintage pics like this.
if there were a "post your vintage fixie pics" thread, i would click it.
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Old 03-17-06, 04:07 PM   #7
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you can see the united artists theater sign in the big version. cool. and check out my man neil. albany represent.
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is neil estrada still in the albany phone book? that would be wild.
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I wonder if they had raging and ceaseless arguments about whether or not they should run brakes.
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I wonder if they had raging and ceaseless arguments about whether or not they should run brakes.
These arguments about running handbrakes are all that separate us from the animals!
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do you think they did skids or skips? or just back pressure.
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I want to track down the route and make it an alleycat.
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