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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 01-28-07, 09:11 PM   #1
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fixing my uhh fixie?

I'm sorry if this isn't the correct place, but it's fixed related. I saved up and picked up a schwinn world tourist(I think) conversion off craigslist yesterday. Spent the past day enjoying the wonderful simplicity/zen/whatever that comes with the bike and one of the city's trolley tracks decided to eat my wheel. Unclipped kind of and managed to bash up myself and the bike pretty well. The fork is trashed, and everything else seems to be working. but are there any little things I should double check on a fixed gear to be sure I won't die after I get it working again?

also, any philly person have a spare fork lying around? I spent pretty much all my $ on the bike but I can spare some or repay in beer and thrilling games of mortal kombat on n64.
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Old 01-28-07, 09:22 PM   #2
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if the fork is toast, check your headtube and make sure it's straight, no cracks, bends, etc..
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Old 01-28-07, 09:57 PM   #3
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if the fork is toast, check your headtube and make sure it's straight, no cracks, bends, etc..
+1, another new (to you) bike/frame is way cheaper than just about any surgery
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