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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 08-11-07, 09:53 PM   #1
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SS riding brakeless?? You gotta be kidding.

I don't know if this is new, or just seeing the first one made me look for more, but I have seen 3 people riding a SS bike (saw them coasting with my own two eyes, i tells ya.) with NO brakes, in the past week. No front brake, no rear....

Is suicide in this year? Or are these kids just clueless and saw a fixie, and figured they needed this particular fashion accessory(or lack there-of?)? What do you all think?
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Old 08-11-07, 09:54 PM   #2
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Are you sure they didn't have coaster brakes?
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Old 08-11-07, 09:54 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-07, 09:56 PM   #4
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positive. they all looked like garbage road conversions... one still had the ten speed cassette on.
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Old 08-11-07, 09:59 PM   #5
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In that case, I suggest leaving out cases of PBR laced with rat poison.
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In that case, I suggest leaving out cases of PBR laced with rat poison.
Positioned carefully at the bottom of Philly's biggest hill, I assume.
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Old 08-11-07, 10:25 PM   #7
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"Or are these kids just clueless and saw a fixie, and figured they needed this particular fashion accessory(or lack there-of?)?"

i am leaning in this direction...
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Actually, A few at the top of 46th (or is it 45th) and spruce would save them from a painful death....
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All we need is Ted Shred to join.
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Here we have this ****** that rides a ****ty MTB with no brakes, but with shifters and deraileurs. Totally ********. He almost knocked me down once. I always see this guy do the totally wicked ted shred on the front tire.
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Here we have this ****** that rides a ****ty MTB with no brakes, but with shifters and deraileurs. Totally ********. He almost knocked me down once. I always see this guy do the totally wicked ted shred on the front tire.
you must teach him the result of stick + front wheel
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Old 08-12-07, 12:57 AM   #14
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If riding brakeless with a SS, at least invest in a quality helmet!
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many bmx'rs ride with no brakes, is it so hard to imagine riding a bigger bike without them? not saying its a good idea but maybe they are comfortable jamming their foot down on the tire to stop
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Old 08-12-07, 04:00 AM   #16
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I had a guy ride the Drunkdodger alleycat last year list himself as "SS, no brakes". I didn't catch it at the time, caught it afew days later, and shat a brick. I guess his brake system involved jamming a shoe in the rear wheel and prayer. He finished, too, which was pleasantly surprising.
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sounds ultimately cooler than fixed no brakes...
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