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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 06-09-04, 01:19 PM   #1
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yeah dude..thats right...

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Old 06-09-04, 01:23 PM   #2
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Where do I get a fixed gear that I can coast on?
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Old 06-09-04, 01:37 PM   #3
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Guy needs to ride a freewheel with no brakes, the latest in urban haute couture.
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Old 06-09-04, 02:41 PM   #4
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Guy needs to ride a freewheel with no brakes, the latest in urban haute couture.
Be a good way to sweat off some pounds, careening through red lights at busy intersections. Seriously, though, he's will to *rent* one? No in in Chitown has a beater they want to rent to pay off some new hubs?
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Old 06-09-04, 02:52 PM   #5
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Guy needs to ride a freewheel with no brakes, the latest in urban haute couture.
Funny you should mention that, I saw someone on the trail the other day with that exact setup, coasting without brakes...

And a friend of mine who used to courier in Chicago 10 years ago noticed all of the other messengers riding without brakes, so he took his off... Needless to say that lasted one day before he put the brakes back on.
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Old 06-09-04, 07:23 PM   #6
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you people need to brush up on your fixed gear history.

kevin bacon rode a fixed gear in Quicksilver, and he's shown coasting in several places throughout the movie.
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Old 06-09-04, 07:26 PM   #7
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http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_e-f.html
as a refresher...crtl+f for "fixed gear"

and another:
http://www.hickoksports.com/glossary/gcycling.shtml

if you were being sarcastic, my apologies. If you weren't, hope this helps!
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Old 06-09-04, 07:29 PM   #8
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i was.
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Old 06-09-04, 07:36 PM   #9
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Those wheels are the shiznit.
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