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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 02-04-09, 10:05 AM   #1
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New SS rider newbie to the forums

I just got my first SS/Fixie bike and I absolutely love it. I have an SE racing Draft lite. I tried riding it fixed and I just can't seem to get it down, so I am just riding it single speed for now. I love the simplicity and fun I have riding it. I kept seeing all of these people riding around town (Eugene,Oregon) on SS/fixies and thought that they had to be crazy not to have gears to switch into! I started to pay attention to how often I shifted when I was riding around town and found that I hardly ever did. So I went down to my LBS and decided to test ride one.....needles to say I fell in love with it! I also have these forums to thank for this as I spent several nights on here reading up on them...So thanks!
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Old 02-04-09, 10:26 AM   #2
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reading things on these forums actually encouraged you to buy a fixed gear? I would have thought they would have the opposite effect.
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Old 02-04-09, 10:48 AM   #3
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I tried to ignore all of the BS and just read the parts that were informative ;-)
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Old 02-04-09, 11:49 AM   #4
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I tried to ignore all of the BS and just read the parts that were informative ;-)
Yeah true!! I am here to support your post's comment..
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Old 02-04-09, 12:03 PM   #5
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well, welcome!
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