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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 12-05-03, 10:22 AM   #1
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Seen in SF

Crazy MF's riding fixed in a city of hills hills hills.. But saw this and thought it was pretty sweet. Snapped a photo on my way around the city. I love SF.. much better than plastic San Deigo where I call home now;
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Old 12-05-03, 10:32 AM   #2
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whoever is riding that has got man legs for sure!!
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Old 12-05-03, 11:11 AM   #3
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nice pic... yeah SF is sweet.. I lived there for 2 years going to art school... the messengers there ae super badasses... fixed gear rolling up to the top of nob hill... I tried it once on my triple ring MTB... I almost died

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Excuse the drool runnig down my face.

I just don't see stuff like that in GR.
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Seems to confirm the "40 lb bike rule"

If you own a 20 lb bike, you need a 20 lb lock to keep it from getting stolen, but if you have a 40 lb bike, nobody will steal it, so don't carry a lock. Therefore, all bikes weigh 40 lbs.
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Dave, the lock and chain wiegh 9 lbs. Found them in nashbar for 68 dollars.
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look at the gear on that bike...SF demands it. A tattoo artist, Grime, rides a fixie/SS I believe. The guy that did my 1/4 sleeve (Deluxe Tattoo on Irving park, ask for Mario! shameless plug for a friend) is buds with Grime. When I was in SF, I caught a glimpse of a guy chugging up Chinatown's Main strip...and I was getting tired watching him.
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Seems to confirm the "40 lb bike rule"

If you own a 20 lb bike, you need a 20 lb lock to keep it from getting stolen, but if you have a 40 lb bike, nobody will steal it, so don't carry a lock. Therefore, all bikes weigh 40 lbs.
Die-hard roadies know about locks? You bought one for your weekend rides?
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Old 12-07-03, 12:53 PM   #9
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I thought the New York Chain was just for smashing windshields!
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i live here in sf and ride a 48/17. i see a lot of lower geared fixies here, but i seem to get along just fine and so do others i ride with. a lot of the steeper hills around here are fairly easy to climb if you know the right way and don't mind taking a less direct route. there's a route known as the wiggle that zigzags from market street/lower haight to upper haight/gg park with minimal uphill grades. honestly, riding on perfectly flat land almost sounds a bit boring to me...

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Old 12-10-03, 04:06 PM   #11
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I'm in NE Florida and I wish there were hills or inclines here. It's basically flat everywhere except the overpasses.
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