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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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    haha yeah man
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exas
    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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    oh lol

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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'

    sorry to feed the troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by exas
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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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    i can has threadlock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squeakywheel
    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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    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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    Damn, we just got SERVED!

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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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    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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    I thought this was the food thread . . .
    hands up for Sriracha over Tapatio

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