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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 06-19-06, 04:38 PM   #1
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got my fixed gear today!

hey all:

it has finally arrived...my iro mark v.
being my first fixed gear experience, i was pretty stoked. put it together and took her out. i have to admit...it takes some getting used to :/. i tried the skid stopping, but to no avail. i just kept getting lifted. also, is it normal to have difficulty getting into the clips? i have a hard time getting my last foot in. does it just take practice?
anyway, it's pretty fantastic, especially if you don't have to stop. i'm gonna go out tonite and practice some more.
this board has been helpful, thanks!
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Old 06-19-06, 04:44 PM   #2
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Just practice. Muscle memory will settle in after a few weeks and then start worrying about trick stops. Install a brake if you didn't get one. Fun times to come.
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I have to ask: you're running a hand brake, right?
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Old 06-19-06, 04:48 PM   #4
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Guess you have to change your screenname now.
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yes, definitely running a handbrake! i have to admit, i feel very safe with it. i used to ride m/c so it feels very natural to me, and safe.
well, i'm a newb, and if anyone is is nyc/brooklyn area, i would love to ride. thanks.
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Do IRO bikes come completely disassembled, or partly?

Also, how long does it take to get a complete bike generally?
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