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    No nasty comments please... just point me to the thread.

    Hi.
    Could someone point me to a thread that explains why single and/or fixed are prefered to multigeared and/or freewheel. Pal trying to convert me. My commute has 1800' climbing each workday.

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    If your pal can't convince you I doubt any thread on here can. Good luck.
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    Cynikal - you took the words right out of my mouth.

    Fixed might be nice for working on your spin (and SS just for the fun of it), but with that amount of climbing each day, use your gears. Be kind to your knees - they will thank you for it one day.
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    Anyone who thinks that ss/fixed is 100% better all the time is wrong.

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    FG might not be well suited to your commute, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. If you have the means, give it a try but keep your geary for the commute.

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    Here is the thread you want: Fixed gear, why?

    Just a side note, if you expect nasty comments you must think its a bit of a silly question... What do you want to hear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirbyx
    Hi.
    Could someone point me to a thread that explains why single and/or fixed are prefered to multigeared and/or freewheel. Pal trying to convert me. My commute has 1800' climbing each workday.
    There is no right answer. The Freewheel / Fixed debate is no different than:

    Honda / VW
    DEM / GOP
    Benz / Beamer
    ICP / Eminem
    PC / MAC

    There seems to be a lot more subjectivity than objectivity in these types of debates. It's basically up to you. And reading words probably won't make up your mind. Your butt will tell you after 50 yards of riding. That's all it takes (for me anyway).

    Here is some light reading:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-testimonial.html
    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html

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    vw. period.

    hahaha....

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    If you don't shift at all during your climb, I might suggest considering it. But if you change gears at all I'd nix the idea.
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    I ride both fixed and road....if you're climbing (and descending for that matter) don't do that to your knees. It'll come back to haunt you
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