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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 04-06-09, 09:13 PM   #1
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anyone riding a real life fixie...

...with spokes and axle nuts
NOT using any tires or tubes?
I'm not talking about some ghetto poor-ass kid ****. I'm talking about intentionally taking those heavy tires and tubes off of the rim.

I've been riding tireless for a long while now, and I'm wondering why anyone would add all of that excessive rational weight to their bike. Those tires just make the ride not enjoyable, what with the squishy feel and the need to keep your tires inflated every time you ride and all.

It's pretty amazing not having to worry about flat tires ever, and I can perform mad skids for miles sometimes. I've also noticed that while I've always had to retrue tired wheels often, this tireless setup requires no truing ever and I'm guessing that the wheels will need replacing less often because of this.

Also, I should mention that I pour lighter fluid on my rear rim before every ride so it catches on fire from the sparx of my mad skidz.
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Old 04-06-09, 09:16 PM   #2
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oh wow, a poorly executed forum joke thread.

it's been such a long time since someone made a topic like this.
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Old 04-06-09, 09:18 PM   #3
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oh wow, a poorly executed forum joke thread.

it's been such a long time since someone made a topic like this.
Dude I am totally serious. If you haven't ever tried it, you aren't allowed to voice a dissenting opinion.
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ok. link then.
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These guys seem to have it down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfRekj46Vq8

See how much fun they are having?
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fake.
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lol, i thought it was mildly-moderately funny. Sort of like my favorite picante salsa.
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Old 04-06-09, 10:01 PM   #8
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Yeah dude. Tires just get dirty and they're a hassle always having to inflate them.
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Old 04-06-09, 10:06 PM   #9
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I don't have tires on my rain bike. I get TONS more traction.
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Old 04-06-09, 11:23 PM   #11
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I'm wondering why anyone would add all of that excessive rational weight to their bike.
Rotational?
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Old 04-06-09, 11:27 PM   #12
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once did this in a junk yard when I found a bike lying around. I fell on my ass trying to take the slightest turn.
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Old 04-06-09, 11:31 PM   #13
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Rotational?
Naw man, rational. That way we can represent them as a fraction.
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Worth the 15 second read.
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Dude I did this on an old BMX bike I had once.....






























....I ate it hard
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There used to be a LEGEND around my neighboorhood in the late 80's early 90's.

He was a gay hispanic man named "Jorjito" who always hit on underage kids. He rode a road bike on bare rims EVERYWHERE.
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Old 04-07-09, 12:49 AM   #17
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There used to be a LEGEND around my neighboorhood in the late 80's early 90's.

He was a gay hispanic man named "Jorjito" who always hit on underage kids. He rode a road bike on bare rims EVERYWHERE.
haha
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...with spokes and axle nuts
NOT using any tires or tubes?
I'm not talking about some ghetto poor-ass kid ****. I'm talking about intentionally taking those heavy tires and tubes off of the rim.

I've been riding tireless for a long while now, and I'm wondering why anyone would add all of that excessive rational weight to their bike. Those tires just make the ride not enjoyable, what with the squishy feel and the need to keep your tires inflated every time you ride and all.

It's pretty amazing not having to worry about flat tires ever, and I can perform mad skids for miles sometimes. I've also noticed that while I've always had to retrue tired wheels often, this tireless setup requires no truing ever and I'm guessing that the wheels will need replacing less often because of this.

Also, I should mention that I pour lighter fluid on my rear rim before every ride so it catches on fire from the sparx of my mad skidz.
are you an engineer?
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