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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 08-08-06, 06:52 PM   #1
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olde tyme bikes!


i want one of these.
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Old 08-08-06, 06:59 PM   #2
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http://www.tallbike.com/tall/index.html

I want one too. They are called "boneshakers" or "penny farthings" the original fixed gear that only ran a front brake. Try stopping fast on that one.
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id do so many wheelies
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ouch! try skidding on that.

truely the ultimate fixed gear.
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Old 08-08-06, 07:09 PM   #5
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"yeah! olde-tyme hockey!"
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Old 08-08-06, 08:01 PM   #7
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There were 2 guys who rode the entire 13 miles of midnight ridazz last month on those. They look sweet. I think there must be a company making new ones now. The bikes they were riding looked too good to be that old. My favorite part was watching them mount the bikes. they have a little step half way up the "downtube".
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Old 08-08-06, 09:05 PM   #8
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they should have bike polo on those.
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i predict that i would fall the first time trying to ride one. but one would get some many chicks on a bike like that.
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the real question is: where would you put said chicks on this bike?
me, i'd probably braze a step / seat onto the downtube / toptube / the only tube there is.

i'd be picking up mad chicks.
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the real question is: where would you put said chicks on this bike?
me, i'd probably braze a step / seat onto the downtube / toptube / the only tube there is.

i'd be picking up mad chicks.

there was a picture i saw where someone loaded a bike like that up with racks and paniers to go touring. it was interesting to say the least.
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i want one of these.
I saw some freak riding one of these at critical mass warm-up... didn't look like he was gonna score any chicks either...

it's basically a uni-cycle with a "wheelie bar" and a steering wheel, right?... how the feck do you actually steer that thing????

that said, I want to ride one!!

I pity the foo who has to true that front wheel !
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funny I know a guy who rode across europe on one of those only thing is it was what they called a saftey it has some kind of weird steering mechanism
it is a hoot to look at him riding it or his unicycle
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The safety is the modern chain drive style bike. The high-wheel was called the Ordinary because it was the first popular style of bike. The called the new bikes a safety because you were closer to the ground, hence, safer.
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Why do the call them penny-farthing?
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From Sheldon Brown:
This term comes from old English coinage, where the penny was a very large coin, the farthing a very small one.

Is there anything that dude doesn't know?
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This term comes from old English coinage, where the penny was a very large coin, the farthing a very small one.

Is there anything that dude doesn't know?
He just googles himself all the time... don't be so impressed
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Not quite as olde tyme, but I saw this last night and wondered where I would put it if I got it.



Sorry for the crappy camera phone image. It's a Columbia SS w/ some weird springy front suspension thing on the fork.
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bad joke... i dont get it, that joke was fantastic...

and speaking of walks into a bar jokes...

john kerry walks into a bar, bartender says "hey, why the long face?"
celine dion walks into a bar, bartender says "hey, why the long face?"
oh we could go on all day...
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At 36 inches this front wheel simply doesnt cut it. I want 72 inches on my front wheel.
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