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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 02-24-09, 08:31 PM   #1
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MS Paint your mishaps

I had swerve hard to pass her on the right because she pulled out in front of me super fast. I glared at her but she was too busy buckling her seat belt. Thank god for brakes.
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Old 02-24-09, 08:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-09, 09:20 PM   #3
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you did that in paint?
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Old 02-24-09, 09:26 PM   #4
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My first mishap:


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Old 02-24-09, 09:29 PM   #5
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Peabodies generally come out head-first, by the way.
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After this i decided to buy a light and a backpack
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Old 02-24-09, 10:01 PM   #7
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End result = 6 pins + metal plate in my finger, and a learned lesson to never ride brakeless down an insanely steep hill
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Old 02-25-09, 01:17 AM   #8
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Old 02-25-09, 01:34 AM   #9
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Almost happened to me the first (and only) time I attempted a jump on my fixed gear. Apparently after years of riding a BMX bike I had the tendency to stop pedaling in the air...
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Old 02-25-09, 06:55 AM   #10
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I love this thread. Seriously.
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Old 02-25-09, 07:06 AM   #11
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Almost happened to me the first (and only) time I attempted a jump on my fixed gear. Apparently after years of riding a BMX bike I had the tendency to stop pedaling in the air...
most people who do bunnhops on fixed DO stop pedaling...the important thing is to START pedaling once ur bike hits the ground lmao
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Old 02-25-09, 02:02 PM   #12
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Almost happened to me the first (and only) time I attempted a jump on my fixed gear. Apparently after years of riding a BMX bike I had the tendency to stop pedaling in the air...
I found this video last night on bikeblognyc.com of Tom LeMarche doing some jumping on his fixed...
Seems to almost stop pedaling in mid air, but is ready to pedal when he lands... must be really weird!

Headplants arent mandatory!

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Old 02-25-09, 02:32 PM   #13
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i saw that video too...you just have to time the pedals right it seems...tom has the skipping down pat
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Old 02-25-09, 03:29 PM   #14
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even if you don't have the timing right, at that speed once your wheels hit the ground the force created will get you pedaling right away. Looked like the grass was really wet anyways so you could land on a skid as well. Cool video btw.
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Old 02-25-09, 05:46 PM   #15
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Really, really stupid one from last year. Note that even though the picture shows drop bars, the actual accident happened on my crappy Wal-Mart MTB.

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Old 02-25-09, 06:38 PM   #16
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^ it looks like im reading pages form the torah.
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Old 02-25-09, 07:11 PM   #18
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this thread is gold....MOAR!
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Old 02-25-09, 07:34 PM   #19
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Old 02-25-09, 08:05 PM   #20
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I don't have MS Paint. (on a mac) I just used photoshop
I haven't gotten in many bad accidents, but this was hands down the closest I've gotten to a serious one, and by far the most frustrated I've been with a driver.

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Old 02-25-09, 08:08 PM   #21
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Ah. You beat me to the frustration ending.
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Old 02-26-09, 05:28 PM   #22
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I don't have any awesome traffic stories but I once got 4 flats in one ride before calling my wife to come pick me up (I was out of tubes and patches)...

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Old 02-26-09, 06:37 PM   #25
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Holy ****! That is bad!
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