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    Just finished riding my first Fixed gear and Velodrome!

    I live in South Florida, home to one of the only velodromes in the south east USA Brian Piccolo. So after reading on SS/Fixed gear section of this forum a lot I thoght I should go to the velodrome and rent a fixed gear and try it. I got one of my buddies that big into Mt. biking to come with me and try it out. It took a lot of getting used to, the whole not coasting and no brakes thing. When we got that down there was no stopping us. We were having a blast.

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    the bike I rented for $5

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    Senior Member devilshaircut's Avatar
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    Glad to hear you are enjoying the track. That is an interesting bike. Keep at it! I'll be going to my local velodrome tonight!

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    come out this saturday at 7:30 pm for a bunch of racing action !
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    great looking rental bike! i'm a fan of curved seat tubes.

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    Senior Member devilshaircut's Avatar
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    +1 to curved seat tubes ... especially when you can get the rear tire clearance really low. I think it looks slick. If I could make a custom steel bike it would have this feature.

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    I used to want one of those frames pretty bad but now not so much.

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    excuse the fact that i cant see pictures at work - what type of pedals come on these rental bikes?

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    looks like a pretty standard pedal (mks-track-ish) with steel clips and black (nylon?) straps

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    Looks like you had the place to youself! Nice!

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    Yup we were the only 2 there.

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    ^ nice man! i built and took my first fixed ride yesterday. gotta admit, at first i was pretty anti-fixed gear but after jumping on one, i now understand to love for it. i had one hell of a time.

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