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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 06-28-07, 08:24 AM   #1
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new here

i thought i might introduce myself. people call me deuce, i'm 25, and i live in chattanooga, tn. alright i'm new here so if there are rules about asking, i didn't see them. i've been reading about fixies and ss for quite a while and i've been itching to convert my old peugot. can anybody point me to a conversion tech article, a how to, or just give a new guy some pointers. i appreciate it guys. hope to make some new friends.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:32 AM   #2
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alright, well now i'm reading the (DIY) sticky thread at the top. still thought i'd say hello.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:35 AM   #3
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howdy deuce, i recon that pew-got'll makea mighty fine steed
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Welcome to singlespeed & fixed gear subforum, also known as "lets all argue about whos dick is biggest"
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Welcome to singlespeed & fixed gear subforum, also known as "lets all argue about whos dick is biggest"
There's gotta be a lycra/roadie/road forum joke in there somewhere.
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this may help http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
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Old 06-28-07, 12:06 PM   #8
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Those sheldon articles were my guidance when I first started riding fixed, that used to be the only place on the internet I could find really useful info on fixed gears.
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Old 06-28-07, 01:23 PM   #9
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thanks for all the help guys. i've never actually ridden a fixie before. you guys think it might be better to start off with an ss conversion and then go for a fixie or should i just go balls deep from the start?

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Old 06-28-07, 02:01 PM   #10
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If you want to ride fixed eventually, then just do it from the start. You won't have to rework your setup, and it's fun anyway. You'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner either way.
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balls deep dude

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flip-flop hub fixed/free. get brakes. ride one side... dont like ? flip it. cheee-bruddah
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