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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 06-19-09, 10:42 PM   #1
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polo ?

Hi, I'm usually in the touring forum, but have an old fixed peug. I love riding around town.... Question... Polo ? anyone play ? is it a lot of track standing and "backwards" elusive pedaling... I'm not the most adept fixie rider, but it looks like fun.
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Old 06-20-09, 03:14 AM   #2
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Never played. Want to. But all the big kids are hustlers. They'll **** you.
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Old 06-20-09, 05:43 AM   #3
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Don't use a bike you care about for polo playing.

No need to trackstand or pedal backwards.

Have fun!
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Old 06-20-09, 07:41 AM   #4
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most people dont even used fixed gear bikes as thier polo bikes. use an old k-mart mountain bike if its ur first time. you're gonna crash a lot.
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my polo bike is set up 35x22 single speed. I bought a smaller beater frame that I threw some various parts on.

Alot of people ride fixed, but I would say the majority ride single speed. Its all about what you are used too. You can be more maneuverable on a single speed (i.e. pedal strike)

If you are on the west coast you will probably be riding a mountain bike, if you are on the east coast, converted track or road frames.
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old schwinn fully rigid mnt bike with 700c wheels and a 22x19 gearing fixed .....spin city but i can start and stop on a dime
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its very very fun. this video really made me want to try it first

http://vimeo.com/4500785
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i'm pretty sure devilshaircut is a polo fiend, you should PM him
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i'm pretty sure devilshaircut is a polo fiend, you should PM him
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its very very fun. this video really made me want to try it first

http://vimeo.com/4500785
why did surge tankian have to whip his dick out
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why did surge tankian have to whip his dick out
cmon now, its serj...not surge
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There are a lot of people that play polo with freewheels. I find it harder to defend the goal on a freewheel, that is why I prefer fixed. There are a lot of good players that play freewheel though.
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