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    Ways to make a fixed gear faster

    What's are some ways I can make my fixie faster. and i mean gear wise, right now my gear ration is 44:16
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    get some stronger legs, lungs, and cardiovascular systems

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    Wear tighter jeans and put a whole deck of cards in your rear spokes.


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    Aside from getting stronger, you need to make your bike lighter.

    A lot of fixed gear bikes are not very light. I suggest getting a CF fork and a lighter wheelset.

    Also, if you are used to riding with a U-lock or back pack on, try riding w/o all that stuff. It's amazing how much faster I go when I don't have a backpack on...
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    Joke question right?

    if not-ride more and get stronger, aerobars for a more aero position, raise the gearing as high as you can handle.
    Not too much to say here

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    eat better, lose weight, go faster!

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    Nitrous Oxide, low-pro slicks, and a cheap after-market spoiler.

    Really though, cheapest way is to just ride stronger, after that, buy a smaller cog.

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    or ride your bike down hills only!

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    pedal faster, loose weight

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    Buy carbon fiber everything. Frame, cranks, seatpost, handlebars, chain, grease, bearings, couch, television, car, iPod, foundation, insulation, pants, comb, watch, wallet, stereo, flooring and on and on and on.

    Ideally you will reach a point where you can no longer afford to eat, and that's when you'll see some real weight savings in the saddle.
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    Wear a pair of your sister's jeans, don't wash your shirts for weeks, and grow a mustache.

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    Hang out exclusively with people that are slower than you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by othites11 View Post
    What's are some ways I can make my fixie faster
    put gears on it!

    <runs and hides>

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    Is this in response to his question or are you just telling him to get out? Who knows! It works on so many levels!
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    add gears
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    streamline/fairing.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Bikes aren't fast, dip****. Riders are.

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    you can actually gain a bit of speed by switching from a crappy tire to something like a michelin race tire.

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    Add a Whizzer motor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
    Bikes aren't fast, dip****. Riders are.
    So much anger.

    Actually some bikes are faster than others, all things being equal, as new disc wheels can generate lift and forward momentum.

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    if your bike is sub 20 pounds you won't really get faster by getting lighter components especially if you are just farting around town on the streets. Beyond that really narrower tires will provide less resistance on the road; should convert power to more speed.

    Some pro cyclist one said, "don't buy upgrades, ride upgrades", if you want to go faster.

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    Intervals. 1 min. on, 1 min. recovery, repeat ad vomitum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhaber View Post
    So much anger.

    Actually some bikes are faster than others, all things being equal, as new disc wheels can generate lift and forward momentum.
    Lay a bike with a new disc wheel next to a heavy non-disc wheeled bike and tell me when one starts going faster than the other.

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