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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 05-18-07, 11:25 AM   #1
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I will be in staying in san fran for the next 5 days in the tenderloin area (going to a conference somewhere downtown) and am debating on flying my fixie with me for fun/transportation while I am there. Is it worth having the bike? I am used to some hills, but will those kill me?
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i do it every day. gear in the low 70s and study this map

http://www.sfbike.org/download/map.pdf
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My real question is the cost vs use of bringing out the bike. The airlines will charge me 65 each way to get out there, and i am staying only about a mile from the conference, but would love to see the rest/ and drink in the rest of the city. Would I be better off on public transport?
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you know you should stick around through memorial weekend there are big things going on that you might want to check out
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My real question is the cost vs use of bringing out the bike. The airlines will charge me 65 each way to get out there, and i am staying only about a mile from the conference, but would love to see the rest/ and drink in the rest of the city. Would I be better off on public transport?
youll have more fun on the bike. muni kinda sucks.
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youll have more fun on the bike. muni kinda sucks.
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Plus schlubbing around on the bus sucks. You'll be happy on your bike, and really, it's worth any amount of money to get a chance to ride around SF for a week. Most people will never get the chance. Relish it.
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Bring it. You'll kick yourself in the ass if you don't.
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