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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 08-10-06, 11:50 AM   #1
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Good Books?

I've been reading a lot in the forum lately and finally decided to register and ask you all a question.

I want to put together a fixie for my self but do not have extensive knowledge on this (this will be my first time). I was wondering if any of you know any good books that I can get to reference along the way. I know Sheldon Browns website will be a help but I was looking for additional resources. I thought it would be a lot more fun to try to put one together myself rather that just buy a complete one...
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Old 08-10-06, 12:20 PM   #2
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Park Tool has how-tos and manuals. Lots of people also like Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance.
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Old 08-10-06, 02:04 PM   #3
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nueromancer by william gibson is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
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Old 08-10-06, 02:10 PM   #4
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nueromancer by william gibson is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Not to mention Molly enjoys watching velodrome racing.
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Old 08-10-06, 05:01 PM   #5
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Not to mention Molly enjoys watching velodrome racing.
Gibson's <i>Virtual Light</i> features a futuristic, space-age bicycle messenger.
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Old 08-10-06, 05:05 PM   #6
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nueromancer by william gibson is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Yep, yep, yep.

Not better than George R. R. Martin's "The Song of Ice and Fire" series though.
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I think we can all agree, however, that Cryptonomicon > Neuromancer.
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I think we can all agree, however, that Cryptonomicon > Neuromancer.
Yea.

For sure.
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