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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 06-29-07, 11:50 AM   #1
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does fixed gear suck

I have no idea why people want to ride fixed gear (single speed is much better if you must stick to one speed)

1) You can't coast on fixed gear, so you are always pedaling and wasting extra energy. this sucks when the ground is flat and when going downhill.

2) You are slower than a multispeed or single speed bike (no coasting + hills will get to you)



The only things fixed gear has going for it is

1) No brakes/brake levers needed (save money)

2) Fat people, they work thier fat buttz and keep pedaling if they want to keep moving (no more coasting at 2 mph on the sidewalk for these guys anymore lol)

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Old 06-29-07, 11:51 AM   #3
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i have no idea why people want to ride fixed gear (single speed is much better if you must stick to one speed)

you can't coast on fixed gear, so you are always pedaling and wasting extra energy. this sucks when the ground is flat and when going downhill.

you are slower than a multispeed or single speed bike (no coasting + hills will get to you)

the only things fixed gear has going for it is

1) no brakes/brake levers needed (save money)

2) fat people, they work thier fat @ss and pedaling if they want to keep moving (no more coasting at 2 mph on the sidewalk for these guys anymore lol)

Oh ****..i never thought of that junk.
Im selling my fixed gear.
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Old 06-29-07, 11:55 AM   #5
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Old 06-29-07, 11:59 AM   #6
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I think a fixed up hills is way f-ing better that a stupid single speed if your gonna coast you might as well have gears.

go ride one for awhile then come back for now shut the F up foo'

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2) fat people, they work thier fat @ss and pedaling if they want to keep moving (no more coasting at 2 mph on the sidewalk for these guys anymore lol)
You talking to me punk?

Oh, and it should either be "does fixed gear suck" or "is it true that fixed gear sucks". So much for the ESL classes.
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Old 06-29-07, 12:19 PM   #11
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You talking to me punk?

Oh, and it should either be "does fixed gear suck" or "is it true that fixed gear sucks". So much for the ESL classes.
Dude, you doesn't knows what the **** you is talks about.
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Old 06-29-07, 12:28 PM   #13
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wait whats a fixed gear?
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fixed gear does sucks lol
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You are right, fixed gears suck.

Now that we've established that, can we get a moderator to delete this forum?
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Old 06-29-07, 12:30 PM   #18
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Old 06-29-07, 12:32 PM   #19
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Oh man, this thread has "disaster in the making" written all over it. I'll be in the cyclocross thread if anyone needs me.

(fixed gear refers to any gear that was broken, and has since been repaired. Sorry, couldn't resist the shot at really bad humor.)
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Old 06-29-07, 12:33 PM   #20
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I have a lot of enemies who would like to see me "out of the picture." When they try to eliminate me, their method of choice is to file the brake cables on my bicycle so that the next time I'm approaching Deadman's Curve just outside of Davis, my brakes fail and I meet a fiery end as I plummet off the edge of a 5000' cliff.

But their attempts off me are always thwarted because a fixed gear bicycle has the ability to stop without brakes. I'm safe as long as Sheldon Brown never goes over to the other side.
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Old 06-29-07, 12:34 PM   #21
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