Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-07, 06:47 PM   #1
Az B
Fattest Thin Man
Thread Starter
 
Az B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Bikes: Miyata 610, Vinco V, Rocky Mountain Element
Posts: 2,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First fixie ride today

64 miles. My knees hurt and my cog slipped, but other than that it was a lot of fun. It was a flat ride with little traffic and I was easily able to go faster than I usually do on the geared bike. I guess it was because it felt better to go faster what with the higher gearing and everything.

Az
Az B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 06:54 PM   #2
zephyr16
******.
 
zephyr16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: winnipeg
Bikes:
Posts: 275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congrats. my first ride was a blast too. you running a brake?
zephyr16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 07:13 PM   #3
jyossarian
SERENITY NOW!!!
 
jyossarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In the 212
Bikes: Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce
Posts: 8,756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's that straight chainline that makes going fast easier. It's gotta be. I'm gonna keep telling myself that anyways. Congrats and make sure you tighten that cog and lockring.
__________________
HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
jyossarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 07:24 PM   #4
Boss Moniker
It's an old photo
 
Boss Moniker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Entropia
Bikes: Cannondale R500, Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your first ride on a fixed gear was 64 miles? Hardcore, my man!
Boss Moniker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 07:47 PM   #5
dylandom
Velorution
 
dylandom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NYC
Bikes: Bareknuckle, IRO, Bianchi Pista concept 2003
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my first ride was around the block and i almost passed out. u my friend, are a hero
dylandom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-07, 08:27 PM   #6
Astronomical
Double Agent
 
Astronomical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: your girl's bed
Bikes: Fly Pantera, GT GTB
Posts: 1,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, must be made of steel (edit: OP, not OP's bike), I rode around my HS parking lot loop once first and that was enough.
Astronomical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-07, 03:05 AM   #7
ryanlovesyou
veggieburglar
 
ryanlovesyou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Barbara/San Jose, CA
Bikes: 60s Peugeot conversion, 2002 Santa Cruz Heckler, 2007 Bianchi "Everyone has one" Pista, Beat up Beach Cruiser
Posts: 647
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah man, thats incredible. My first fixed ride was 35 miles and I thought I was going to die. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
ryanlovesyou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-07, 02:44 PM   #8
Az B
Fattest Thin Man
Thread Starter
 
Az B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Bikes: Miyata 610, Vinco V, Rocky Mountain Element
Posts: 2,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zephyr16
congrats. my first ride was a blast too. you running a brake?
I wasn't running one on the first ride, but I installed one for the second ride.

Az
Az B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 PM.