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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 08-03-07, 01:52 AM   #1
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Is there a name for this style of riding?

sorry if this already exists in the "videos" thread, but i was just wondering what you all thought about this aspect of fixed riding. big bmx/trials nod for sure, but is this where its heading?


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Old 08-03-07, 03:36 AM   #2
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I used to like it a lot but I'm over it now. I'd rather watch BMX. I say that without disrespect. All these cats from Cadence, MASH, etc. are very talented.
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Old 08-03-07, 03:41 AM   #3
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I have a bmx bike for **** like that the skinny tire bikes are for making the fastness
I like what your doing really I do
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Old 08-03-07, 08:49 AM   #4
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The riding skills are IMPRESSIVE.
The rear wheel 180 and 360 landing to the rear and riding it out was nice.

I have to say however, I am non plussed by the 80's/emo fashion that permeates the group............
the abandoned shopko parking lot was a nice touch however.
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Old 08-03-07, 10:00 AM   #5
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what gear do people run to do stuff like this???
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Speeding up the video to make yourself look faster = lame...
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Old 08-03-07, 11:17 AM   #7
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what gear do people run to do stuff like this???
I was wondering the same thing.
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Freestyle?
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Freestyle?
Correct!

The judges would have also accepted "BMX Freestyle".
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"BMX Freestyle".
Oooh, sorry. You forgot to phrase your answer in the form of a question.
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Boring?

While I don't deny their riding abilities and skill, i'd much rather watch BMX street stuff.
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fixed gear bmx for the winnnnnn
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I ride with those guys. They used to ride BMX.
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what gear do people run to do stuff like this???
he says 49x18 in the youtube comments
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Not sure I believe that one.
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Ive always heard it called freestyle
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I f***ing dig it.
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Speeding up the video to make yourself look faster = lame...
How can you tell that?
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Considering flatland/freestyle BMX is really just BMX racing bikes taken to the street for tricks, I don't see anything wrong with taking track racing bikes to the street for tricks. All in good fun.
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what gear do people run to do stuff like this???
small if you go to the mash website you will see some bike pictures looks like 45 19 on some of em

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Considering flatland/freestyle BMX is really just BMX racing bikes taken to the street for tricks, I don't see anything wrong with taking track racing bikes to the street for tricks. All in good fun.
you couldn't be more wrong freestyle bmx bikes are totally different from race bike race bikes are super light and fast freestyle bikes are heavier with some serious frame gusseting thicker axles usually 14mm the frames even have different geometry
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you couldn't be more wrong freestyle bmx bikes are totally different from race bike race bikes are super light and fast freestyle bikes are heavier with some serious frame gusseting thicker axles usually 14mm the frames even have different geometry
He is talking about the origins of freestyle bmx.. which was bmx bikes straight from the track back in the day.
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Old 08-03-07, 01:17 PM   #23
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I ride with those guys. They used to ride BMX.
whyd they stop
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whyd they stop
Nothing against these riders and I don't know them at all. But, I would guess that doing these same tricks on a BMX bike they would be called lame. Any 14 year old can do that stuff. But, for some reason if you do it on a fixie you got "mad bike skillzzzzzz".
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That being said, no one (myself included) can talk sh*t about people just havin' fun goofin' off on their bikes.
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