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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 06-14-07, 11:56 PM   #1
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santa cruz people

what gear ration you guys running in?
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Old 06-15-07, 12:23 AM   #2
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50/19

Always good to hear about another fixed gear rider in SC. What do you ride?
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Old 06-15-07, 12:42 AM   #3
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Old 06-15-07, 12:43 AM   #4
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Hey! SC people!

I'm running with 48/16 at the moment. I'll soon be adding a cog to the other side to make those hills a little more manageable.
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Old 06-15-07, 10:00 AM   #5
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Old 06-15-07, 12:00 PM   #6
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didn't realize there were so many Santa Cruz folk on here.
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Old 06-15-07, 01:32 PM   #7
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49x17. Kinda want to get an 18T cog, probably won't.
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Old 06-15-07, 01:56 PM   #8
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what do you guys think about a 46/16? im thinking of going that gear
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Old 06-15-07, 02:06 PM   #9
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I did it for a while, pretty fun. Plus, 46x18 is really fun, and 46x17 is good. Options!
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49x18, want to go 46x18. Lets ride SC people!
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49x18, want to go 46x18. Lets ride SC people!
I'd love to, I just don't have a bike anymore a fixed gear that is
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Old 06-16-07, 02:21 AM   #13
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im down for a ride, just need to build it back up, just waiting for my parts.
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What bike do you ride ohnoitslex? Or... will you be riding when it is built?
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Old 06-16-07, 02:07 PM   #15
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any of you live in zami! or chavez?

ill be in sc sometime in sept..
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I'm in Santa Cruz until monday, I haven't seen a single fixed gear all week...
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Old 06-16-07, 07:45 PM   #17
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i'll be moving there by january 2008
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