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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 07-29-08, 08:11 AM   #1
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Places to rent fixed in NYC?

It seems like bike shops only rent out hybrids and mountain bikes. Anyone know of shops where you can rent a singlespeed, fixed, or basic road bike?
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Old 07-29-08, 10:22 AM   #2
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I can imagine it'd be quite dangerous to just rent out a fixed gear to the public
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It seems like bike shops only rent out hybrids and mountain bikes. Anyone know of shops where you can rent a singlespeed, fixed, or basic road bike?
i don't think you can rent a fixie anywhere, too much liability for the rental place.

however, you can rent old road bikes and 3 speed cruisers at Frank's Bikes in Lower East Side:
533 Grand Street between Henry and Madison Streets,
(212) 533-6332, open 9-7 except Sunday 10-6. Closed Wednesdays
http://grandstreetnews.com/scripts/g...p?ArticleID=57

you can also get hybrids / cruisers at Bike n Roll @ South Street Seaport:
http://www.bikeandroll.com/locations/nyc-contact.aspx

i think you can get them for free on certain days...
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Old 07-29-08, 11:42 AM   #4
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List of rental shops
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is there any shop in the world that would rent fixed gear bikes?
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Old 07-29-08, 02:44 PM   #6
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Perhaps a bicycle renting shop in 1903.
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Old 07-29-08, 04:01 PM   #7
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is there any shop in the world that would rent fixed gear bikes?
You can rent them at the velodrome here.
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