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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 07-10-07, 08:28 PM   #1
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Old 07-10-07, 08:31 PM   #2
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Yeah, those are ridiculous.. and they can actually trackstand on 'em. Incredible speeds they can achieve as well.
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Old 07-10-07, 08:37 PM   #3
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reminds of

teaching bike safety.
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Old 07-10-07, 08:55 PM   #4
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I would not want to be the homie on the back. The guy on the front just looks obtrusive.
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Old 07-10-07, 09:26 PM   #5
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how do they decide who goes in front and who goes in back?


im really curious...



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Old 07-10-07, 10:11 PM   #6
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at the paralympics in the case of sight impared cycling its generally the visually impaired rider at the back otherwise its the brown noser
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Old 07-10-07, 10:52 PM   #7
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next alleykat event = highest tandem bunnyhop
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I've been obsessed with tandem track bikes for ages! We have one of those in the bike room at the velodrome and a friend and I are planning on learning how to ride it. :-D
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Old 07-10-07, 11:04 PM   #9
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I've been obsessed with tandem track bikes for ages! We have one of those in the bike room at the velodrome and a friend and I are planning on learning how to ride it. :-D
post pics plz.
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I totally want to see people ride backwards circles, or better yet, pop wheelies, on one of those. Fixed tandem tricks are the future....
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Old 07-11-07, 04:16 AM   #11
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Deep Vs.....

And here is no chance in hell you could wheelie one of those. The balance point would be near vertical.
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Old 07-11-07, 06:08 AM   #12
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How it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml4HN3B51kc
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Old 07-11-07, 08:15 AM   #13
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THAT WAS AWESOME.. the tandem track stand.. pretty cool for a incomplete run.

they need to bring it back to the Olympics.
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Incidentally, one of the age-old questions of BFSSFG has been settled!

Ex-forum member ella has (access to) a track tandem here in Bp and a couple of friends of hers rode it on the streets... sped up too much... tried to skid to stop in time... turned the front wheel too far accidentally when the skid didn't really happen... and flipped the damn thing!

So there you have it: you can flip a tandem
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Incidentally, one of the age-old questions of BFSSFG has been settled!

Ex-forum member ella has (access to) a track tandem here in Bp and a couple of friends of hers rode it on the streets... sped up too much... tried to skid to stop in time... turned the front wheel too far accidentally when the skid didn't really happen... and flipped the damn thing!

So there you have it: you can flip a tandem
YES! Sorry to hear about their misfortune, but YES!
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I think that that is my favorite youtube cycling vid ever. Somebody please find more tandem sprint videos and post them!
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Old 07-11-07, 04:57 PM   #17
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YES! Sorry to hear about their misfortune, but YES!
The answer you were looking for... sort of.


Flippable Tandem
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Old 07-11-07, 05:31 PM   #18
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I love the name Terry Tinsley... just rolls off the tongue.

T e r r y T i n sley, see what I mean
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Old 07-11-07, 06:36 PM   #20
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That just might be the best thing ever.
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I'm still waiting for tandem mountain biking, tandem slalom bmx, tandem downhill racing, that sort of thing.
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Old 07-12-07, 09:08 AM   #22
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I'm still waiting for tandem mountain biking, tandem slalom bmx, tandem downhill racing, that sort of thing.
Tandem MTB and tandem downhill is done. But since there are so few they usually don't have anyone to race against. There are many rigid MTB style tandems and a few FS models available (e.g. Ellsworth Witness, Ventana El Conquistador de Montañas,...)

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****in awesome.

I need to find someone to go on one with.
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I think tandem cyclocross would be pretty sweet... syncronized dismounts/remounts? SWEET!
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more mtb.



edit: siiick


hell yes

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