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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 03-24-09, 09:53 PM   #1
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La ridas!

Hey,
My brother is moving to LA and I want to know if a single speed/fixed gear is a good present for him. How's the area? I see a lot of people on fixedgeargallery.com from LA so I'm guessing it's probably a good area for a fixie...

What do you guys think?
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Old 03-24-09, 10:09 PM   #2
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LA has been fun between midnightridazz and lafixed
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Old 03-24-09, 10:58 PM   #3
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downtown LA? if downtown, its a little too hilly for me. but then again i dont live in downtown. im near the beaches so flat flat flat
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Old 03-24-09, 11:04 PM   #4
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yeah its good, most run 46x16, 46x17 or 48x17.
buy him a GOOD lock too
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Old 03-24-09, 11:32 PM   #5
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Definitley, I lived there for a long time before I moved to Seattle and always saw tons of fixed gears in every area.
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Old 03-24-09, 11:35 PM   #6
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LA and the surrounding areas are great, you just gotta learn what streets are cool to ride on and which streets to avoid. Car traffic around here can be a big nuisance. You also have plenty of access to dedicated bike trails, especially the ones that parallel the rivers. You get to meet some pretty cool people too.
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Old 03-25-09, 08:10 AM   #8
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I wouldn't, as it entails living in LA.

OH! ZING!
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I wouldn't, as it entails living in LA.

OH! ZING!

I'll send the bike with an airline ticket back to Seattle!
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