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    Question: Do you look Down at SS riders?

    ... just wanted to see if pure fixie riders have any ill feelings towards freewheel SS riders

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    ... just wanted to see if pure fixie riders have any ill feelings towards freewheel SS riders
    Well, if it ain't fixed, it's broken. j/k Who cares? As long as you're out riding, it's all good.

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    not even a little bit.

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    Not openly, but deep down inside I do.

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    I envy being able to coast_once in awhile but I get over it fast.

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    only if i am taller.
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    Can you explain the difference between the two, i'm not sure which one i have

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    Is this a Bigbris post or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelley View Post
    Can you explain the difference between the two, i'm not sure which one i have
    Fixed gear bike has the cog screwed directly onto the hub so there is no freewheel mechanism, you can't coast- though technically speaking a fixed gear bike is also a Single Speed bike since it only has one gear.

    However what is generally referred to as a Single Speed bike, or SS, is a bike with a freewheel screwed onto the hub which allows you to coast.

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    only if they start stupid threads on bikeforums

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    only if i am taller.
    Ok this one got me laughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeletor3000 View Post
    only if they start stupid threads on bikeforums
    if its such a stupid post, why would you waste your time clicking on it, reading it, then responding to it.

    I was just curious what people thought, no harm in asking....is there (and there may be, we shall see)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    if its such a stupid post, why would you waste your time clicking on it, reading it, then responding to it.

    I was just curious what people thought, no harm in asking....is there (and there may be, we shall see)
    calm down please jimmy it was only a joke, my boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeletor3000 View Post
    calm down please jimmy it was only a joke, my boy
    oh, so I probably shouldn't of killed that drifter in my rage....

    I'm going to regret that.

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    Typical SS riders...


    I usually try to stomp on them when I encounter them on the road.

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    i love my ss because its the anti hipster which really means its now hipster.


    no. but really, ss makes more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Typical SS riders...


    I usually try to stomp on them when I encounter them on the road.
    So what your saying is SS riders represent the Lollipop Guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    So what your saying is SS riders represent the Lollipop Guild.
    Hipster midgets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Typical SS riders...

    Where can I get a pair of those knickers? I need those knickers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustintendo View Post
    no. but really, ss makes more sense.
    Not really. Every person has their own priorities and a different bike to meet their needs. Riding fixed is fun to me, hence it makes the most sense for me based on my needs (ie: fast, simple, fun)


    I used to look down on SS riders when I was stupid and new to learning about fixed gears, but I've since realized that was a childish attitude to have and made me something of a dork to have such an attitude. Nowadays I couldn't care less what someone else is doing as long as they aren't crashing into me

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    oh, so I probably shouldn't of killed that drifter in my rage....

    I'm going to regret that.
    well played

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    Fixed gear bike has the cog screwed directly onto the hub so there is no freewheel mechanism, you can't coast- though technically speaking a fixed gear bike is also a Single Speed bike since it only has one gear.

    However what is generally referred to as a Single Speed bike, or SS, is a bike with a freewheel screwed onto the hub which allows you to coast.
    Quote Originally Posted by gkelley View Post
    Can you explain the difference between the two, i'm not sure which one i have
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyOneSmith View Post
    ... just wanted to see if pure fixie riders have any ill feelings towards freewheel SS riders
    Before we get to the answer, can we distinguish between the "pure fixie riders" and the impure fixies riders? I am quite baffled between those two groups.
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