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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 05-13-06, 09:52 PM   #1
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STP fixed?

I just signed up for STP today. Anyone here doing it fixed? I signed up as a 1 day rider, which makes gears a little more likely for me, but if we have a BF posse... well... I set up my Soma a little more distance friendly today just in case.
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It's always been held on a weekend that I had something else pressing to do but I've ridden some of the route in smaller chunks... there are only a couple large hills that I can remember being a PITA.
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It's always been held on a weekend that I had something else pressing to do but I've ridden some of the route in smaller chunks... there are only a couple large hills that I can remember being a PITA.
Yeah. I rode it in two days last year with gears. I saw 5 or so fixed riders. This year's route is pretty much the same.
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Shouldn't really be a problem. Just the one hill in Tacoma. But I would think the bridge would be sketchier?

Just find a gear ratio that you are REAL comfortable with.
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Oh man I want to do this, since I'm going to be there. I don't have much cycling experience in the NW though, what would I be getting myself into if I tried to do it fixed?
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this time of year, not much rain. but hills aren't foreign to people in this region.

i've definitely heard of people doing it fixed, and have a friend thinking about it. no idea if the fixers have planned/are planning to do it in one day or two.
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