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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 05-20-06, 04:15 PM   #1
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intruiging forum;)

Hi there,

I've been lurking for a while, and reading up on fixies. here it has become rather popular and I was trying to figure what it was all about. Now I caught myself pondering about getting one. Then I figured I just got my first oldy roadbike so lets stay with it till budget fills a bit

Anyway, I'm writing cause I've just realised that my first ever bike when i was like 3 or 4 or so was a fixie, with no brakes:O no training wheels, and the wheel had no tubes but those full-rubbery like thing. It was brown, with a ******** looking rabbit logo in the front, with russian letters telling: zaichik - which means rabbit....I was using that bike till I grow out of it, so at least 3 years. heh, my parents were really brave to let us drive with those things without brakes (its very hilly around here). then again, back in the 80's in hungary there weren't really lotsa children bikes with training wheels on stock...

So maybe its the nostalgy that is intriguing about fixed gear I'd loved to try out one. wouldn't it be odd to walk up to someone who has it and ask to let me try it?

Rach
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man i know how you feel when i was like 10 or 11 i went to my grandfathers house and he had this rad bmx from the 70 and it was a fixed gear it was made to do crazy flat land tricks for years all i could think of was how cool it was to ride going backwards when i got my first redline i was kinda diapointed i couldent ride backwards but i always remembered that bike and when i realized i wasent crazy and there was bikes like that i was so ****ing happy!yeah but i dont remember hills being so hard and ill be damned if i can even track stand worth a **** let alone rid backwards i guess that dosent have anything to do with your story but ive been meaning to share that
p.s. id let you try my bike
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man i know how you feel when i was like 10 or 11 i went to my grandfathers house and he had this rad bmx from the 70 and it was a fixed gear it was made to do crazy flat land tricks for years all i could think of was how cool it was to ride going backwards when i got my first redline i was kinda diapointed i couldent ride backwards but i always remembered that bike and when i realized i wasent crazy and there was bikes like that i was so ****ing happy!yeah but i dont remember hills being so hard and ill be damned if i can even track stand worth a **** let alone rid backwards i guess that dosent have anything to do with your story but ive been meaning to share that
p.s. id let you try my bike

WOW! BMX is that old..that there are now BMX grandpas!
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WOW! BMX is that old..that there are now BMX grandpas!
I wonder what our generation will be riding when we are grandpas. Probably segways. ****!
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Couch is more likely.
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Old 05-21-06, 02:08 AM   #6
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heh, now that you are talking about backwards driving I remember doing it, and loosing in the process rather large pieces of my shines when the homemade wooden pedal hit it as it was verrrry slippery:O

...maybe I should really get fixed...
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