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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 08-10-08, 05:01 PM   #1
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not everyone who rides is on bike forums

from time to time i see someone who has a fixed gear bike, i ask them if there on here and they are like who,what? i was sorta supprised, whatever.
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Old 08-10-08, 05:02 PM   #2
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yep . . . . the fixed gear bike came before the interweb
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Old 08-10-08, 05:03 PM   #3
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What? WHAT!?

I don't believe it. I just... it's inconceivable.
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Old 08-10-08, 05:29 PM   #4
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Old 08-10-08, 05:39 PM   #5
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Riding fixed gear is not very popular where I live and I hadn't really known much about it until I got acquainted with FGG, Sheldon Brown, and Bike Forums.
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Old 08-10-08, 05:46 PM   #6
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I am not sure whether to take this with all seriousness...
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Old 08-10-08, 05:46 PM   #7
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I expect that you did the right thing and seized their bicycles and banished them from ever riding fixed again.
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Old 08-10-08, 06:32 PM   #8
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i guess some are too involved in work/school to spend time on here, unlike me .
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Old 08-10-08, 06:41 PM   #9
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not everyone on bikeforums rides
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Old 08-10-08, 07:04 PM   #10
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sad, but most likely true.
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I dont ride. Bikes scare me.
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Old 08-10-08, 09:28 PM   #12
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Maybe they got banned from the whole internets?
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Old 08-10-08, 09:31 PM   #13
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I am not sure whether to take this with all seriousness...
You're right to be skeptical... I recommend instead taking it with around 67-74% seriousness.
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Old 08-10-08, 09:48 PM   #14
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I don't ride. DH scares me.
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Old 08-10-08, 09:50 PM   #15
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I never registered here... until now! And I've been riding fixed for a few years now.
So, hi, everyone.
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Old 08-10-08, 10:02 PM   #16
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Not everyone on a hardcore porn site have sex.
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Old 08-10-08, 10:37 PM   #17
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Old 08-10-08, 10:51 PM   #18
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There are presently 20,610 active Bikeforums members. 464 members are online right now. 151 of those are in the SSFG forum.

So about 1/3 of Bikeforums posts are on this forum.

Does that mean 1/3 of all Bikeforums members ride fixed gear? No.
Does that mean that 1/3 of all cyclists ride fixed gear? Of course not.
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Old 08-10-08, 10:53 PM   #19
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There are presently 20,610 active Bikeforums members.


Whoa.
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Old 08-11-08, 06:48 AM   #20
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How many of those 20,610 members signed on just to ask "how much is this bike worth"?
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Old 08-11-08, 07:40 AM   #21
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its pretty fun to go thru the list of members and see how many just have one or two posts asking,

1. What bike to buy
2. Is this a good bike
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really now, the site is indexed by google - a simple web-search will likely answer the question.
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Old 08-11-08, 08:38 AM   #22
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a simple web-search will likely answer the question.
seriously, i search the bike forums through google, because the results are better and more accurate and it brings up bikeforums content anyway.
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Old 08-11-08, 01:15 PM   #23
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brianforums search button ftl
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Old 08-11-08, 05:54 PM   #25
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I ride fixed and I am not on BF.
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