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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 06-01-08, 12:41 AM   #1
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New trends in minimal bikes.

Sit back and imagine this with a fixed wheel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfRek...eature=related

Sweet skidz fo sho.
Sparkin' burn outz.
Brakeless is even more awesomer.
trackstands, no problem.

Skid patches will bring you back to your days of Big Wheels. Biggest skid patch goes to the toughest kid on the block.
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Old 06-01-08, 01:36 AM   #2
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that's dumb
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Old 06-01-08, 08:39 AM   #3
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that's dumb
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Old 06-01-08, 09:04 AM   #4
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tires are pretty dumb IMO
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cameraman has tires. lame.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:05 AM   #6
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sharpen the edges of the rims into blades and take it onto an ice rink.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:07 AM   #7
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I thought it was pretty funny
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Old 06-01-08, 09:41 AM   #9
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:41 AM   #10
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But why?
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because we have nothing better to do but look at it
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Old 06-01-08, 10:35 AM   #12
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i've ridden a bike without tires, it sucks. there's a reason early bikes were nicknamed "bone-shakers"
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Old 06-01-08, 11:04 AM   #13
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You see, the problem here is... (goes into long, old-man explanation of why pneumatic tires are a good thing)...and that's why kids these days will never amount to much because they do silly things like that.
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Well, that was a waste of 2 minutes of my life, and three perfectly good bikes. If you're just going to waste them, why not give them to a charity or something instead. Mindless waste is (as stupid as) mindless consumerism.
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it's not a waste if you're having fun
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Back in the day of early biking,I think the wheels were steel.
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I remember when trucks had solid wheels.... then people put rubber tires on. Technology! Improvements!

I suppose someone could make the same argument for gears though.
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