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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 05-15-06, 04:00 PM   #1
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Man Up!!!

who can wheelie their fixie ???

who can bunny hop ???

who can do backward figure eights ???

MAN UP!!!
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Old 05-15-06, 04:02 PM   #2
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mikorp... I have a feeling I met you this past weekend at the film festival out in front of trackstar.

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I'm usually bored with skids, but that leg over 360 skid was niice...
also the clip of them bombing that wide hill leading the cars...
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No offense, but fixie tricks are worse than 70's and 80's BMX tricks. At least with BMX there was room for progression. I think that skidding variations, wheelies, the Pedaling Deathtruck (no one has done this yet that I know of) is as good as it's gonna get.
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Old 05-15-06, 05:22 PM   #8
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If you are looking for a list of tricks that will never be done on a fixed gear, go here: http://www.23mag.com/tricks/flat.htm

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No offense, but fixie tricks are worse than 70's and 80's BMX tricks. At least with BMX there was room for progression. I think that skidding variations, wheelies, the Pedaling Deathtruck (no one has done this yet that I know of) is as good as it's gonna get.
first of all, I disagree...there is always room for progression on a fixie...

secondly...in your talking in comparison to bmx bikes, you're right in the sense that there is no comparison in terms of doing tricks...

but...a fix gear is not a trick bike (at least most aren't)...'s still fun to learn and do tricks on them (especially the useful ones) tho
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I find it awesome if people do tricks on "real" bike that are not made for it.
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As a BMXer who also rides a track bike, I must say that I find most fixie tricks to be kind of lame- I enjoy skidding, wheelies, and bunnyhops on a track bike, but the other stuff just comes off as way to trials-ish and kinda goofy. I guess for me it just boils down to liking tricks at high speed more than stationary balancing.
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No offense, but fixie tricks are worse than 70's and 80's BMX tricks. At least with BMX there was room for progression. I think that skidding variations, wheelies, the Pedaling Deathtruck (no one has done this yet that I know of) is as good as it's gonna get.
The pedaling deathtruck has been done on a track bike- there's some unbelieveable videos floating around out there, although they feature gymnists rather than ordinary bike riders.
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the **** is a pedaling deathtruck? i think that's what i'll name this future build i'm putting together in my head these days.
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the **** is a pedaling deathtruck? i think that's what i'll name this future build i'm putting together in my head these days.
Bike vertical on the back wheel, with your crotch over the headtube, and pedaling- I think usually in a circle. I don't ride flat, so don't hold me to this.
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the **** is a pedaling deathtruck?
This guy is rolling forward. This is actually harder with a freewheel than a fixed gear. You can modulate a fixed gear, FW goes one direction.



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These bikes will never be flatland bikes. that's not the intent. I think the bike ballet stuff is very soft, artistic cycling has that taken care of. most messenger events are a drunkin version of track and field events. traffic, hills, going 40+, and being creative is what it's all about.
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oh, so that's a pedaling deathtruck. still, when i build my fixed beater/big kid bmx (so to speak, i know with flatland badassses and such, bmx is big kid stuff anyway)...i still think i'll call it The Pedaling Deathtruck.
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s**t, dudes. no one's ever gonna get more tech than the (cirque du solei extras) freestyle scene in "quicksilver".
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**** dude, tricks are lame. my only trick is delivering packages on time.

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I've never really considered tricks on my fixie. I mean, I suppose that skids, bunnyhops, and trackstands *are* tricks, but I've always just considered those part of riding the bike.
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Scott's showing you what's up, huh? haha
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