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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 07-30-08, 06:56 AM   #1
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"the genealogy of fixies" from oobject

http://www.oobject.com/category/the-...ogy-of-fixies/
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Old 07-30-08, 07:36 AM   #2
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"Fixed-gear bicycles, without gears or brakes were created for the controlled environment of a velodrome."

thats wrong. They were created before velodromes were around.
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Old 07-30-08, 07:50 AM   #3
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I wish I could leave comments there.

Chain drive bicycle = c.1885
Freewheel = c. 1903
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I just did a little wiki research:

The first diamond-frame "Safety Bicycle" was invented in 1885
The first velodrome was built in Paris in 1893

Ive looked all over the place for some way to communicate with Oobject but
the best I can do is find the owner's email address on who-is
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Old 07-30-08, 12:48 PM   #5
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ooh - they have the DQM/Trackstar Pista Concept as a voting option at the bottom
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