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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 11-03-07, 11:28 AM   #1
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The day I got fixed

Had an accident today.

Rear derailleur broke. I crashed. I have had it.
Can't show all my wounds,as this is a family forum.
NO MORE DERAILLEURS!!
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Old 11-03-07, 11:34 AM   #2
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that pic is not gruesome enough.
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Old 11-03-07, 11:39 AM   #3
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I Can"t Show Broken Private Parts!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-03-07, 01:31 PM   #4
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why did you have a derailleur on your bike, is this not the fixed gear forum?
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why did you have a derailleur on your bike, is this not the fixed gear forum?
His bike lost it's gonads.
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Old 11-03-07, 03:53 PM   #6
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I have a single speed bike that I really like. And I had a road bike. I ride both. But this morning a rubber ponytail holder got caught in the derailleur, locked in up, and it broke. Thowing me from the bike. It is probably time to fix my road bike.
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Old 11-04-07, 12:05 AM   #7
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Thats how I started down the road to fixed. Derailleur ate itself. All the way across town. At midnight. In February. I wish I would have thought to shorten the chain and ride it SS home as I had a chain break in my bag, but I was sooooo pissed and cold, I just walked all the way home. Took me two hours and it occured to me about the chain break when I got to my garage.
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Old 11-04-07, 12:09 AM   #8
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lame reason to abandon (DERAILLEURS!!).
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Old 11-04-07, 04:44 AM   #9
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Thats how I started down the road to fixed. Derailleur ate itself.
me too
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Old 11-04-07, 07:37 AM   #10
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I just walked all the way home. Took me two hours .
I was about 3.5 miles from home on a beer run to the store, at the bottom of a 2 mile long hill. I bought my beer, carried (the rear wheel was COMPLETELY locked) my bike, and drank three beers on the walk home. By the time I was home, I felt pretty good.
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you have a rubber ponytail?
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are the "jewels" okay? and I'm being serious cuz that's no fun. did you hit TT?
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oh the beloved horsetail buttplug.
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If your derailleur broke you went single speed.
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The pontail holder I must have picked up off the road, I guess thrown off the tires??
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I remember the moment I decided to try fixed. I was riding my Peugeot up a hill on Rt. 6 with traffic streaming by. I stood to crank and bumped my knee into the stem shifters. (Stem shifters suck) It banged int high gear and threw me into the lane then off the bike. I was lucky I wasn't hit. It took me a while to get back on. I went home and ripped the gears off. The best thing since sliced bread.
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Old 11-04-07, 09:12 PM   #18
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Cross race today, Katina's Dura-Ace RD stuck in her spoked Spinergy. Ughhhh.
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why did you have a derailleur on your bike, is this not the fixed gear forum?
thats the point. he's fed up with his non-fixed gear bike and is hopefully switching.
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