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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 12-10-07, 04:35 PM   #1
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Just ordered some Kreitler's

Dyno-Mytes to be specific.

Who's gonna be spinn'n like a mother ****er?

oh yeah, me.
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Old 12-10-07, 07:01 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-07, 04:31 AM   #3
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4.5 is cooler than 2.25
you fail

j/k
spinning FTW!!...rollers are gonna make me get on some rocky ****
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Why would you want 4.5?

I'd personally rather have more resistance, it's not like i'm not going to be able to spin on them, i just will also get a better workout from it?
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Why would you want 4.5?
ha! you'll know the first time you ride your 2.25s...

i log 3k+ hilly miles per year, roughly 1/2 fixed, and my 4.5s work me pretty hard with a 48x17.
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I have the middle resistance ones - 3" drums - lyte, myte?? Not sure of the name. There is no substitute for Kreitler. I got my sis a pr in 1991, and she still uses them every winter (she got me into cycling yesteryear) and only had to replace the belts a couple of times.
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Old 12-11-07, 10:21 PM   #7
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ha! you'll know the first time you ride your 2.25s...

i log 3k+ hilly miles per year, roughly 1/2 fixed, and my 4.5s work me pretty hard with a 48x17.
Well, i didn't expect them to be easy, but after searching through the training and road cycling forums on here, it seemed like people though even the mytes could be spun out in a large gear on a road bike, so I think in the long run, it will be good for me.
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I like the idea that you can just remove air from your tires if you want more resistance, although I'm sure that might affect handling too...
for me working on spinning usually entails riding at higher rpm's than I would necessarily like to, so that I can heighten that threshold when I'm going at maximum effort on a higher gearing...
plus the big rollers look cooler...switching gears wouldn't be the worst thing
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ha! you'll know the first time you ride your 2.25s...

i log 3k+ hilly miles per year, roughly 1/2 fixed, and my 4.5s work me pretty hard with a 48x17.
i stand corrected...mine are the 3". i still maintain that unless you run a low gear (or are a cat1), the 2.25s will kick your ass to the point of surrender and you won't use 'em.

what gear are you planning to run?

also, low tire pressure will increase resistance for sure...and quickly destroy your tires.
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plus the big rollers look cooler...
And, considering that this is the Singlespeed & Fixed Gear forum, that is the most important element in making a bike related purchase. No?
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Give them to me! Ill watch over them while youre in NY.
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And, considering that this is the Singlespeed & Fixed Gear forum, that is the most important element in making a bike related purchase. No?
exactly
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