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    Havn't biked in years.

    Between the ages of 15-18 I went through a phase where I just wasn't active, I'm now 20 and have been slowly taking up some past hobbies. Rock climbing, hiking and kayaking. I had mentioned wanting to ride again to a friend and he immediately bombarded me with videos of fixed gear bikes. Obviously, I'm very intrigued.

    The question is, not having biked in a while, should I buy a single gear until I get used to riding again or should I go straight to the fixed gear to avoid forming habits that don't apply?

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    Get a fixed gear bike with a flip-flop hub, where it's fixed on one side and singlespeed on the other. This way, if you don't like the fixed gear aspect, just flip the wheel over, and voila.

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    Get a bike with a flip-flop hub. That way riding freewheel or fixed is just a flip of the wheel away.

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    Great idea.
    Thanks.

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    Start with fixed, though, and give it a few weeks to get used to it. I doubt you'll want to run the freewheel side afterwards.

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    +1 on the flipflop. Just don't buy the hype - start off with brakes.
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    I have a flip-flop hub. I'm running single speed right now, with front and back brakes. Safety first! Now to invest on a helmet.

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