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    Fixed RAGBRAI

    Has anybody done RAGBRAI on a fixed gear? I am debating giving it a try.

    Iowa the last week of July has got to be really hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickerguy
    The goal is take my fixed on RAGBRAI next year.
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    check out 63xc.com they've got a story on ragbrai on a fixie
    also team evil has some members that've done it too

    hopefully I will join them.

    jeff

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    check this guy out - RAMROD on his fixie. awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captsven
    Has anybody done RAGBRAI on a fixed gear? I am debating giving it a try.

    Iowa the last week of July has got to be really hot!
    Get yourself a flip flop fixed/fixed hub, if you don't already have one, and if your frame can accommodate a 4-5 tooth difference on the rear hub, you should be fine. I have ridden across various parts of the country many times and that is enough of a difference to handle any variance in terrain. I road the Rocky Mountains a couple of years ago and that is what I used. If you are really fit then the need for such a 4-5 gear spread is not as great, especially considering the RAGBRAI terrain. 2-3 gear difference would be fine.


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