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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 06-22-06, 12:21 AM   #1
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Tiny article in Spin magazine on SS/FG

I got a free subscription to Spin somehow and flipping through it I notcied this small article on SS/FG. Anyone else see this?

I'll scan it here in a bit, it's a really small article though, and they don't go into detail at all.
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Old 06-22-06, 12:32 AM   #2
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saw this on another forum. my only thought was

"IT'S A PHENOM"

edit: now that I can actually see the photos, I recognize the girl and bike in the top center. It's Jeneane from King Kog. She and Jason stopped by my work and dropped off some shirts for the Oakland Scrape.

it's a Gan Well Pro

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Old 06-22-06, 05:52 AM   #4
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i sweat that bike verytime i see it. mad clean. i love it.
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Old 06-22-06, 06:22 AM   #5
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It's a phenom indeed. There's gonna be an article in the Wall Street Journal sometime in the next few weeks about fixed gear riding. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. So....all you WSJ readers keep your eyes peeled, ok?
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Old 06-22-06, 06:25 AM   #6
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There was also an article in Time Out NY featuring a few words from Hugo and a plug for NYBMA.com
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bike culture is not for sale (i thought).
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Old 06-22-06, 06:53 AM   #8
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The single-speed rider's "dream machine" is the Classico Pista from U.K.-based Condor Cycles.
Well crap! I guess that means I don't get to dream about a Vanilla anymore...
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Old 06-22-06, 07:04 AM   #9
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Well crap! I guess that means I don't get to dream about a Vanilla anymore...
I don't think I've ever seen anyone riding one... I saw the bike at College Park Cycles in Maryland, but never on the road...
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They actually don't explain what a fixed gear is.
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wow, way to make yourself look even dumber NYCBikes....

"If you wanted one a couple of years ago, you had to get an old ten-speed and convert it yourself."

yeah I guess they did just get invented...
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Old 06-22-06, 08:33 AM   #12
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I'm kinda baffled by that as well.


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looks more like a fashion profile than something anything close to substance.
wouldn't expect too much more on a artical about bikes (sports?) in a music magazine. i also have not read spin in about 15yrs so not sure what its looking like these days.
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I'm kinda liking that "SPIN GENIUS THING" sticker. I think they're talking about me personally, rather than the mag or SS/FG.

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They need a quiz.
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Could someone finally please explain this "fixed gear" thing to me please? Apparantly, a bike with a fixed gear in the rear is some recent new thing. Is this in any way related to "track" "cycling" where guys would "ride" on a "hardwood" "surface" "for" prizes? Thanks, I'm new here.
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you're thinking of "dirt jumping"
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haha yeah, i recognize a lot of those folks. i think there's been another article about fixed in spin cause Randy had his photo taken (probably by the same person who took those) and was in the mag but he's not in this article.
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the bike on the bottom has a rear brake and a silly ratio. cool to see people I know in a magazine though.
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I'm kinda liking that "SPIN GENIUS THING" sticker. I think they're talking about me personally, rather than the mag or SS/FG.

Spin n'grin, yarrrrss...
yarrrrrz indeed
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Old 06-22-06, 09:46 AM   #21
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Truth be told, I'm more interested in whether or not "...Jay-Z, the Notorious B.I.G., and Busta Rhymes attend[ed] the same school?"

Heh.
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Who's the bike ninja?

FixELZN?

Fixandinista?
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don't know about you, but my dream machine doesn't have Wald rubber block pedals. yeeesh.
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Funny how they take a photo in front of King Kog of one of somebody who works there, and then get the blurb from NYC bikes. And a stupid blurb at that.
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Was I the only one who had to google condor cycles to find out anything about that bike?
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