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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 11-21-08, 05:01 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-21-08, 05:03 PM   #2
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... 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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I envy being able to coast_once in awhile but I get over it fast.
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Can you explain the difference between the two, i'm not sure which one i have
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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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only if i am taller.
Ok this one got me laughing.
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Old 11-21-08, 06:21 PM   #14
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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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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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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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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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So what your saying is SS riders represent the Lollipop Guild.
Hipster midgets.
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Old 11-21-08, 06:43 PM   #21
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Typical SS riders...

Where can I get a pair of those knickers? I need those knickers!
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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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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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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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Can you explain the difference between the two, i'm not sure which one i have
Somehow, I think Borat has struck.
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... 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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