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    First time on a fixie

    And I hated it! ahahahha

    I test drived one at my local shop the other day. I have always heard people claim these things are the best bikes ever. I know it takes a little getting use to it but man I was kind of turned off.

    First the bike I was using was a tad too small for me. Second that was my first time using droped bars before. I was uncomfortable with no straps ither.

    A few things I noticed. You really feel every bump, going up hills are impossible?

    Im defiantly going to give this a try again some time. Under better conditions.curmstances, I dunno I guess I was just kind of disapointed.. not exactly love at first sight, but maybe it will happen some time soon.

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    it must have been your first time on a roadbike then?

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    it's something that takes a bit getting used to.

    Going down hills isn't that bad.

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    the shop put you out with no straps? also, the problems you mentioned aren't really specific to fixed riding, so if you decide to try it again hopefully it will be with a proper set up.

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    the ones who can't spell or type always hate riding a fixed gear... please, don't attempt it again, you'll just come back on here and cry about how much it sucked, all the while spelling circumstances 'curmstances'

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    I'd recommend trying it again with brakes and foot retention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    I'd recommend trying it again with brakes and foot retention.
    ... and gears. Then you'll *really* like it.

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    When I got my first fixed gear bike I rode it for 5 miles around my neighborhood and I had huge buyers remorse. Now I can't live without it and it is probably the best investment I have ever made. I have never seen someone who has ridden a fixed gear for more than a week and still not liked it.

    Fixed gear bikes are like beer. At first its bitter, then its awesome.
    ride for fun

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    man, i fell in love right away, after riding down the street and back. and the funny thing is, hill-climbing seems impossible at first, but when i got back to climbing with a freewheel, i hate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    Going down hills isn't that bad.
    No actually, it's pretty damn bad. It's what killed the deal for me, and I sure as heck gave FG a fair chance. I was all positive about it, too - had an argument with a friend of mine who was dissing FG. I still think FG can be great, but not for the hilly surrounding I live in. Or at least, not for me in these environs.

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    if hills really are THAT bad, then use a brake. problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    I have never seen someone who has ridden a fixed gear for more than a week and still not liked it.
    That would be me. Tried it for 2 or 3 weeks.




    Quote Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
    if hills really are THAT bad, then use a brake. problem solved.
    I have brakes - AND a freewheel! So I nicely coast down any hill I want.

    Dude, FG ain't for me. I can live with that, I hope you can, too.

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    wow, didnt expect that many responces so fast ahahh

    I was by no means *****ing about fixies, I guess I was looking for some feedback which will only make me want to try it again.

    The shop is a local used bike shop, I just went in asked to try a fixed and thats the one they had. Next time Ill defiantly look to try one with a proper set up.

    I love how people who ride fixies really do LOVE them. Its awesome to hear, makes me want to give it another shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by vocaltest View Post
    the ones who can't spell or type always hate riding a fixed gear... please, don't attempt it again, you'll just come back on here and cry about how much it sucked, all the while spelling circumstances 'curmstances'
    ahah sorry, no need to be a dick about it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    That would be me. Tried it for 2 or 3 weeks.






    I have brakes - AND a freewheel! So I nicely coast down any hill I want.

    Dude, FG ain't for me. I can live with that, I hope you can, too.
    Exactly. To each his own. If you don't like something after giving it a fair chance, than don't continue doing it. Not everyone likes the same thing.

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    with me it was the brake,...

    when I first built the bike I rode it brakeless for about 3 days, and was not really "getting" the whole FG thing,...

    now that I can skip stop, have foot retention AND a GOOD front brake, I just can't stay off the thing.

    give it a week.

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    When you ride, ride with some clips and straps. When you hit bumps, lift your ass off the seat a little. When you climb hills you will probably have to get out of the saddle, no big deal, you learn to just do it, and you dont even notice after you ride probably, an hour. Learn to relax when you go down hills and just spin with the bike, and apply backpressure. Ride with a front brake. Fixed gear bikes just arent for some people. I dig em because they are simple and efficient. If my bike breaks, I can usually be riding again in less than an hour unless i have to get parts. I go months without driving, simply because where I live it almost takes longer to drive and park than it does to ride. I also like them because I get to go fast. Thats what track bikes are for.
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    katana's out frank! always be ready.
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    If you didn't care for it the first time, then it's not for you. You should be able to connect immediately.

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    perfect responce

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    Another thing is most off the shelf track bikes come with a pretty big 48x16 gear, since they are track bikes. A lower gear might be better suited for you [ex. 48x18].

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    2 things
    never use the words "fixie" or "drived" again

    second, you are an ass hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
    man, i fell in love right away, after riding down the street and back. and the funny thing is, hill-climbing seems impossible at first, but when i got back to climbing with a freewheel, i hate it.
    Same experience here--loved it from day 1. But plenty of my friends, who have ridden fixies plenty, don't. I think it's just a personal preference kinda thing. Don't write fixies off just yet, but in the end they may just not be the thing for you.
    Fuji conversion on Velospace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_ View Post
    2 things
    never use the words "fixie" or "drived" again

    second, you are an ass hole
    ...wow.
    kindly leave.
    He simply stated that he didnt have a good time during his first experience on a fixed gear. Then he asked if we had suggestions to make his experience better. Nothing he said was *******-ish in the least.
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    My first time on a fixie, I neglected the toe straps and then tried to go down a hill that was a little too steep. I discovered the dismount off the back of the saddle all by myself. It was pretty cool.

    Granted, it was set up with track gearing too....
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_ View Post
    2 things
    never use the words "fixie" or "drived" again

    second, you are an ass hole
    who shook your cage?

    why is this type of response so often used here in the FG/SS forum?

    whydeydodat?

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