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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 05-19-08, 09:28 AM   #1
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Ride the Rockies fixed?? anyone?

I am signed up to do Ride the Rockies next month. Last year I did it on my fixie and am contemplating doing it again this year on the fixie. Is anyone out there doing it? Or better yet, is anyone else considering doing it fixed? It would be great to have company (on those long downhills...)

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Old 05-19-08, 09:42 AM   #2
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Nice! What gearing setup do you use? Do you do the whole thing in a single gear or run a flipflop or what?
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48x18 - and it was fixed-- no flip-flop. Ride report can be seen at Ride the Rockies fixed-- ride report
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Thanks for the link!
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I remember that ride report. Very nice.
I think I'm done using my fixed gear on rides with significant number of long descents. I'm using my single speed rig instead on my next big ride.
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I've done some fixed distance riding (nothing a 55 year old randonneur dude wouldn't laff at) and always found the descents to be where i really started hating bicycles.
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