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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 05-25-08, 12:46 PM   #1
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STP: SEA to PDX... on a fixed gear?

Has anyone done this ride (or one like it) on a fixed gear? Can it be done..?
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Old 05-25-08, 12:49 PM   #2
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Yes it can be done, people have done farther distances fixed.
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I would bet that there's at least a few people out there who've done the STP on a fixed gear...

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I've got a Chitown to C-bus trip planned for the fall. 400m total shouldnt be too bad, contemplating runing a dinglecog for the last third that has a stepper hills. The Moto' needs some TLC before had but trip plans are till in the works.

I say...plan well and pack light and plan again. Good luck!
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what advantage would a dinglecog have over a regular fixed/fixed flip flop? you still have to get off the bike and loosen the chain. i've considered setting up a dinglecog, but it means a smaller chain and chainring, too. so the costs add up.
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what advantage would a dinglecog have over a regular fixed/fixed flip flop? you still have to get off the bike and loosen the chain. i've considered setting up a dinglecog, but it means a smaller chain and chainring, too. so the costs add up.
I guess it was more of an on the fly idea and I hadnt processed it much. A F/F sounds like a better idea!@
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Done it.
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people have started doing RAAM (ride across america) fixed
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People started doing that type of thing before freewheels were invented...
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the first tour de france was fixed only holmes..
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