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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 08-31-08, 08:12 PM   #1
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are street fixed gears/ss the modern day beach cruiser?

i've heard it somewhere else, but it got me thinking. both have one gear and a pretty clean look and not much to go wrong on it.
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Old 08-31-08, 08:14 PM   #2
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i dont know how to respond.

uhhhhhhhh cruisers are for *******! yeah!
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really?
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Old 08-31-08, 08:22 PM   #4
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i mean the equivalent. let's face it, not everyone who has a fixed gear is a messenger or does serious riding. i know some people like to cruise on their's.
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Old 08-31-08, 08:28 PM   #5
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a sticker from my friends cx rig.
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Old 08-31-08, 08:35 PM   #6
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i guess not everyone thinks the same as me. you better watch out
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...like, the things families ride together when they go to the beach? I think there's a couple differences here.
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i saw a family of four skidding down a path one time, then the 3 year old son started doing barspins and i was left in the dust...
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the threads really do get stupider by the day here.
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totally.
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I live in a town where cruisers are the norm, and at the beginning of every school year about six million bike/basket/light/lock combos are sold. Personally I think fixed gears are a little advanced for the average college drunkard.
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fixed gears are generally faster, beach cruisers will get you KILLED on the road as soon as those handlebars catch something . . .

why not. . . idk, it's a different bike, a beach cruiser is still a beach cruiser, and a fixed gear is still a fixed gear. . . . you CAN cruise on a fixed gear. . . but it feels really funny pedaling that slow
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i saw a family of four skidding down a path one time, then the 3 year old son started doing barspins and i was left in the dust...
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i wanted to put this thread behind me, but mkoj, that's pretty good
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i've heard it somewhere else, but it got me thinking. both have one gear and a pretty clean look and not much to go wrong on it.
No they're not. It's an altogether different riding style. Plus fixed gear bikes are light, efficient, agile and quick.
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the threads really do get stupider by the day here.
you gotta imagine what its like going away for a few weeks and then coming back to stuff like this, makes me laugh
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a sticker from my friends cx rig.
wtf is with all the drivers licences?
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FWIW, I built a fixed cruiser about this time last year. BMX bars, Ourys, sprung leather saddle, and a fixed wheelset with 700x38 cross tires. It was geared at 48/18, same as my fixed Monstercross bike, and it rocked. I don't know how it looked to others. Frankly, I didn't care. When riding it, with the pinwheel spinning in the breeze, well, it felt straight Pimp. Then the BB crapped out one day and I haven't fixed it since.

Maybe I need another project?

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Old 09-01-08, 08:12 PM   #21
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I thought they were the modern day rollerskate or CB radio? Oh, wait, that's the Internet....
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wtf is with all the drivers licences?
fake id supplier?
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lucas runs the kitchen at a bar. They covered the tables with IDs that drunk people had left behind over the years/fake id's that had been confiscated by the doorman.
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They`re not even close to being the same. One is ridden to coffee shops on the coast. One is ridden to coffee shops everywhere else.
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i think beach cruisers are still the modern day beach cruiser.
but if anything were to become the "new" beach cruiser, i'd have to vote the crappy, broken-ass, usually-purchased-at-a-department-store mountain bike.
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