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    New Fixie Convert

    Just paid for my first fixie bike today. Got me a Jamis Sputnik. Havent done any serious riding in a while, but I figure some training for a year or so on a fixie cant do anything but help.

    Geez, and this cult following is kinda scary. I live in a college town and I've never seen anyone actually riding fixed gear bikes. Thank god I dont live in one of those bigger cities. Is really as bad as it seems? It sounds annoying as fashion subculture genres (no offense intended to anyone).

    Anywho, anyone have any non obvious tips about riding them? I'm no idiot, because I used to ride about 3 hours every day a good 5 years ago, but thats been a while.. I wanted something to beef up my technique a bit, and Sputnik was too sexy to not get one.

    Thanks.

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    Wake Up America! helvetica's Avatar
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    one of the downsides is women throw themselves at you open legs and all, it prevents me from getting any riding done.
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    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
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    Do you have a handbrake on it?
    If not, get one.
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    helvetica: Too bad I'm married.

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Do you have a handbrake on it?
    If not, get one.
    Yup. One of the specific reason I picked the Sputnik. It has mounts for both. They wont be nice brakes, but hey, I got 3 sources of braking.. good enough.

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    King Among Runaways hyperRevue's Avatar
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    Definitely good enough.
    And the Sputnik is definitely one of the nicer, if not nicest, pre-builts available.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neist
    Geez, and this cult following is kinda scary.
    Thanks.
    No kidding...



    This is what happened to the last kid that wanted out...try and keep that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helvetica
    one of the downsides is women throw themselves at you open legs and all, it prevents me from getting any riding done.

    Oh I get my RIDING done, if you know what i mean.

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    got any pics?
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    i drool a bit at a sputnik that's in a nearby bike shop. my size too. not like i'll but it or anything, but it sure is a pretty bike.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helvetica
    one of the downsides is women throw themselves at you open legs and all, it prevents me from getting any riding done.
    Awesome, I guess that'll start happening...soon...or something

    I wish anyways.

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