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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 02-01-08, 09:42 PM   #1
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fixed gear touring

anyone have some good pictures of pixed gear set up for touring? i'm thinking about taking my spring break to go somewhere, and the only bike i'll have with fenders + racks will have to be fixed/single speed.
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Old 02-01-08, 10:13 PM   #2
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This is not exactly set up for touring, more for utilitarian city riding, but it should give you some inspiration. If I added a front rack and a rear brake I'd feel comfortable touring with it.

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Old 02-01-08, 10:31 PM   #3
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that's a cool ride! i like that a lot.
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I've since added full fenders and a beefier rear rack. I don't actually tour on it, but it is built from an old touring frame. What's nice about it is with a half link, I can have a 15t cog on one side, and a 18t or even a 19t cog or freewheel on the other side without having to break the chain.

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Old 02-02-08, 12:01 AM   #5
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It says in your profile you have a Bianchi Giro... There are tons of options for adding racks to that bike, even without braze-ons, and you get gears.... seams like that would make more since. I wouldnt want to load the Bianchi down to much... But I also wouldnt want to tour on a fixed gear with a heavy load either (and no gearing options).....

and all on the Jandd site.........http://www.jandd.com/bikes.asp
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Old 02-02-08, 08:44 AM   #6
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i'd rather not clamp anything to the carbon seat stays.
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Fixed gear touring interests me. You'd obviously need to have a lower gear, and a flip flop hub would be advisable. You'd still either struggle on the climbs or suffer on the descents... Or you could swallow your pride and push...

I think you'd have to admit that you won't be breaking any records for distance each day, go with a small gear and just enjoy the ride, trundling along the flats at a relaxed pace.
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I'm putting together a touring fixed gear. A 1980 Trek frame, rear rack, panniers, full fenders, flip-flop hub...etc. I live in ultra-flat Florida, so fixed touring actually seems feasable here, lol. I'm young too (27) so I might as well do it here & now before I move up to the N. Carolina Mountains in a few years. Gears will obviously be returned to the bike at that point.

My plan is to have it built by the end of March & ride from my home in St. Pete, FL to Myakka State Park in 2 or 3 days solo. My girlfriend will drive down & meet me there, we're gonna camp a few days & I'm gonna ride back solo. It will be my first "tour" so I'm pretty stoked!

I finally have all the parts, (none of which are from the original bike, just the frame) now I just need it powdercoated & then build it up
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