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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 09-28-06, 07:44 AM   #1
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Father of Fixed Gear

I collect a ride all kinds of bikes. But this is one of my favorites, this photo was taken at a lighthouse celebration that they had here in San Diego. And yes it is a Fixie, it just does'nt have a chain
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Old 09-28-06, 07:46 AM   #2
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beautiful photo.. yay, pennyfarthings!
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Old 09-28-06, 07:52 AM   #3
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i've never seen someone mount one of those things. And the truing stand for that front wheel must be huge!
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Old 09-28-06, 07:52 AM   #4
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He's totally riding that pursuit bike backwards.
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Old 09-28-06, 08:07 AM   #5
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He's totally riding that pursuit bike backwards.

HAHAH!!!
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Old 09-28-06, 08:13 AM   #6
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can someone photoshop him giving a double middle finger?
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Old 09-28-06, 08:16 AM   #7
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Does it have clips and straps or is it clipless
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that bike would be cooler if it had deep-v's
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Old 09-28-06, 08:43 AM   #9
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http://www.tallbike.com/tall/index.html

the owner is trying to get them for sale in the US for under 600. When he gets them, I'm getting one. Not wearing that outfit though.
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Old 09-28-06, 09:08 AM   #10
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I have got to get one of those.
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Screw the bike, I only want the outfit.
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Old 09-28-06, 09:59 AM   #12
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[url]Not wearing that outfit though.

Actually, I think there's some sort of ordinance about that.
Although, it would be great to rock it with the pants rolled up, Che hat, NY lock around your waist. Be all "What...?"
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Old 09-28-06, 10:06 AM   #13
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Somebody stole one from a bike shop in New Haven. The shop-owner rode it in the parade there. It was dope. Stealing it is not.
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Old 09-28-06, 10:08 AM   #14
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I collect a ride all kinds of bikes. But this is one of my favorites, this photo was taken at a lighthouse celebration that they had here in San Diego. And yes it is a Fixie, it just does'nt have a chain

Where was this?? at point loma or something??
AND....go to CM this Friday in Balboa Park !!!
comeon more people to CM = more fun!
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Old 09-28-06, 10:08 AM   #15
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http://www.tallbike.com/tall/index.html

the owner is trying to get them for sale in the US for under 600. When he gets them, I'm getting one. Not wearing that outfit though.

I've been on that waiting list for to dam long now.
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Old 09-28-06, 11:05 AM   #16
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I've seen someone get on one. They have a little step on the "downtube (?)" and you start it like a scooter. Grab the handlebars, one foot on the step, push a couple of times then swing up onto the seat.
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no gears != fixed gear.

There was on at a bike shop around here about a year ago for under $600.
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Old 09-28-06, 12:06 PM   #18
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no gears != fixed gear.

not true, but it's cool. i know what you meant!
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skidding must be a b!tch on that thing.
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direct drive. i mean, its the same type of idea, but lets all promise we wont argue about that and just talk about how ****ing awesome that bike is.
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Old 09-28-06, 12:22 PM   #21
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direct drive. i mean, its the same type of idea, but lets all promise we wont argue about that and just talk about how ****ing awesome that bike is.
didnt you want to build one of those?
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Really, it's just a unicycle with a cheater-wheel on it.
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Old 09-28-06, 12:30 PM   #23
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didnt you want to build one of those?
still do. but i have no idea where to start.
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still do. but i have no idea where to start.
time machine.
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ask baldy about a time machine some day. its a good story.
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