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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 07-14-07, 06:08 AM   #1
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my first ss/fg any tips??

This is my first fixed gear I'll take any riding tips as well as tips on keeping the bike well maintained
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Old 07-14-07, 07:31 AM   #2
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Keep the chain lubed and change it when needed. For fixed gear check the lockring regularly. Keep your chain tension correct so nobody calls you a noob/ you don't die when the chain drops off the chainring and wraps around the cog. Every so often check the components for tightness. Thats pretty much all of it for basic maintenance.
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Keep the chain lubed and change it when needed. For fixed gear check the lockring regularly. Keep your chain tension correct so nobody calls you a noob/ you don't die when the chain drops off the chainring and wraps around the cog. Every so often check the components for tightness. Thats pretty much all of it for basic maintenance.
Hi, Can anyone please post a picture of the lockring on a fixed bike? I still don't know what this part is.

sorry I'm new to this stuff.
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Old 07-14-07, 06:57 PM   #4
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Hi, Can anyone please post a picture of the lockring on a fixed bike? I still don't know what this part is.

sorry I'm new to this stuff.

google it.
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