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    How do you ride your fixie...

    I really like simple things. Single speeds and fixies definitely fit that. I saw this YouTube video and now I'm not sure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv3uFvIzlhA

    Is this what most people do with fixies? "Fixie trixx"? Or is it just one of those silly subcultures? If this is really what they're for, then I might be changing my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    I really like simple things. Single speeds and fixies definitely fit that. I saw this YouTube video and now I'm not sure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv3uFvIzlhA

    Is this what most people do with fixies? "Fixie trixx"? Or is it just one of those silly subcultures? If this is really what they're for, then I might be changing my mind.
    Good, If you are going to act like a ****** bag we dont want you.

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    i do no handed barspin skids. i get mad propz from all the bums around me.

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    I ride my bikes back and forth to my volunteer job, and to the grocery store.
    I am also in the process of setting up one of my SS bikes as a time trial bike.
    We have a few of those fixie-kids here, they mostly ride around crashing alot, and pushing their over-geared bike up hills.
    Not too much to say here

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    I ride like the guy in the video, except I scream and fall.
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    i do that all the way to work. please relocate forums bye

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    I'm glad I've gotten a few non-childish responses. I'm not interested in something that's just a fad or "cool". I'm happy to see a response like the grocery getter guy above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    I'm glad I've gotten a few non-childish responses. I'm not interested in something that's just a fad or "cool". I'm happy to see a response like the grocery getter guy above.
    Maybe you wouldnt get so many "childish responses" if you didn't come right out with a childish question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenkinsal2 View Post
    Maybe you wouldnt get so many "childish responses" if you didn't come right out with a childish question.
    +1
    who cares how others are riding it. you sound like you WANT to be in a "fad."
    stop calling it a fad.

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    if you want solid non childish info on FG and SS bikes go to www.sheldonbrown.com.
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    If youre already convinced you dont want any part of anything with a subculture, you will become a hermit and retire in a blue corduroy recliner watching "Brooke Hogan Knows Best" (god I love that show). Just get a god damned fixed gear bike and ride it for fun or exercise or commuting or whatever your heart desires (not yelling at you, just yelling haha)! If youre concerned with subcultures, DONT BE. There is such a diverse group of fixed gear riders out there. I promise you, you will find a few people (closer than you know) that will make fun of 'trixx on fickseas' jut as much as you do.

    I ride to friends homes, in downtown, to the bar, to the corner store, to the water, to Ft.McHenry for patriotic inspiration, in backward circles, trackstand, skid, etc..

    You should figure out what YOU like to do on a fixed gear bicycle regardless of what others are doing.

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    I ride my "fixie" with water bottles, a cyclocomputer, pursuit bars, and a bag. I do 60-100 mile rides once/twice a week and (in the fall) commute 35 miles 4x a week. I've got better things to do than sick barspinz.

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    Would you stop driving your car just because you saw a crash durby? NO! Most things in life have some sort of sub-culture. Get over it and get a "fixie" (hate that word) if you want one. You might enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    I really like simple things. Single speeds and fixies definitely fit that. I saw this YouTube video and now I'm not sure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv3uFvIzlhA

    Is this what most people do with fixies? "Fixie trixx"? Or is it just one of those silly subcultures? If this is really what they're for, then I might be changing my mind.
    There are multiple sub cultures within Fixed Gear like the tricksters, hipsters, commuters, messengers, track racers, etc... that's what makes it so great. What other people are doing on them shouldn't really matter. Personally I ride mine for fun, no tricks or skidding and I'm getting more into track racing. If you want to ride fixed then just ride it. Do your own thing.

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    i ride to work and to friends and basically any time i can take my bike instead of driving. i ride downtown to work and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drainyoo View Post
    There are multiple sub cultures within Fixed Gear like the tricksters, hipsters, commuters, messengers, track racers, etc... that's what makes it so great. What other people are doing on them shouldn't really matter. Personally I ride mine for fun, no tricks or skidding and I'm getting more into track racing. If you want to ride fixed then just ride it. Do your own thing.
    can i still commute with my bike if I am a messenger? you're making me nervous.

    jppjpjpppjp

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichPugh View Post
    You should figure out what YOU like to do on a fixed gear bicycle regardless of what others are doing.
    + all sorts of 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
    can i still commute with my bike if I am a messenger?
    Dude.

    Don't cross the streams.

    That would be bad.


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    most fixie riders do this kind of stuff:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiE1Qm7HSd8

    those who use it for transportation, recreation, fitness etc. are some kind of "silly subculture." avoid them at all costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    Dude.

    Don't cross the streams.

    That would be bad.

    Gotta get a bike rack to get my bike downtown, shoot.

    hijack:
    what's a good bikerack around $100?

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    i just ride it, a little slower than the road bike. i think the tricks are pretty cool, but not why i bought one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    I'm glad I've gotten a few non-childish responses. I'm not interested in something that's just a fad or "cool". I'm happy to see a response like the grocery getter guy above.
    Ok, here's a non-childish response.

    Whenever I go for long rides out of the city, or to tour, I use my Surly Long Haul Trucker, because it is geared and it's generally a comfortable ride.

    I work from home, so I don't commute, but if I would, I'd use my fixed bike. I use my FG on weeknight rides (30 to 50km depending) going up once or twice Mont-Royal, which is a relatively small mountain, but very nice (it's a park designed by Lord Olmstead, the guy who did Central Park in NYC). I like going on top of the mountain to watch the tourists watch the city.

    I also use it to visit friends or to run errands. If I go to farmer's market, I use my Surly because it has racks on it and my fixed doesn't.

    On tuesday nights, I sometimes meet with the local FG crowd and we go for rides (none of my friends ride a bike, so that's nice).

    Sometimes, when I just want relax, I like to just go down the street to the park by the river and practice very basic tricks like track stands or going backwards, although I'm not very good at that. Maybe I'm trying to be cool, or maybe I'm following a fad, but one thing is sure, I have a lot of fun doing it.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7qP...eature=related

    Like that only with more nudity, and less shaved marsupials.
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    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    On the spectrum of cycling sub-cultures, you have BMX-metalhead at one end and uber-roadie time trialist at the other.

    But the spectrum eventually runs a full circle. When the two ends eventually meet, everyone is riding a fixed gear.

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    i have fun on my bike.

    if you don't like it, go **** yourself.

    that's how i ride it.
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