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View Poll Results: ever use free side of hub
NO. never use it 24 77.42%
Rarely use it 2 6.45%
YES. 5 16.13%
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Old 06-16-04, 11:04 PM   #1
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Flip-flop hubs poll: Who uses free?

I've always see people say this, but i want a qualitative number...

all you holmes with flip-flop hubs... do you ever use the free side?
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Old 06-16-04, 11:07 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-04, 11:19 PM   #3
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They're like the blade on the Swiss army knife that you never use, or a vestigial tail. An evolutionary cul-de-sac.
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Old 06-16-04, 11:42 PM   #4
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Yes. In fact, I'm using it more than the fixed side.
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i got my phils with the freewheel side with the intention of using it as a winter beater...and they were also kind of a half-assed valentine's day present for my girlfriend. she said she couldn't accept them, because, at the time, i was trying to build up my lotus...i told her it would be her bike, but she still couldn't accept it, so the freewheel side remains bare...oh well...maybe someday....
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I build a SS grocery getter and only use freewheel side. Perhaps this poll should be more specific and question fixie riders only if they use the freewheel side.
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Old 06-17-04, 07:02 AM   #7
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My road bike has a fixed/fixed flip-flop - how do I answer that?
My MTB has a fixed/free flip-flop and I use both.
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I have a Suzie FF fixed w/ no freewheel. So no I never use it. But I have been thinking of getting a freewheel just for shts and giggles. Also I live in the mountains so I may want to get like a 20 tooth or something just to get up the big climbs. So I may one day use it.
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Old 06-17-04, 08:36 AM   #9
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my hubs on my iro are fixed/fixed. i use my 16t cog on the road and my 14t cog on the track. my peugeot has a fixed/free hub and i have never even threaded a freewheel onto the hub.
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Old 06-17-04, 08:41 AM   #10
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if you dont use the FREEwheel, it means the terrorists have won...

if bush rode flip/flop, he would only use the freeDOMwheel
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Old 06-17-04, 09:20 AM   #11
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hey! stop insulting us non fixies!
calm down, i ride a freewheel - sarcasm is a neato thing
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Old 06-17-04, 11:37 AM   #12
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yes, but theres no freewheel on my freewheel side.
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