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    Long Island, NY FG Riders

    I love riding my fixie, even though some of the roads on long island are treacherous and cars have no clue what the law is when it comes to cyclists.

    There are a ton of riders in my area, all road bikes.

    I was wondering if there is anyone else out there who rides a fixed gear in Suffolk County??

    If so, I want to ride and maybe get a group and start some group rides.

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    Where in Suffolk do you ride?? Pretty big island

    Oh yea, Blind Guardian rocks!! \m/

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    Never seen another fixed gear bike in person, not even at a bike shop here! 99% of the workers don't know what it is either! Any good shops? I'm on the border of nassau/suffolk.

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    i'm near queens/nassau..

    the SS scene here is nothing more then kids on Bmx bikes
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    the C&V forum sure is going to suck in 20 years.

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    fret, yes BG rules haha I was surprised someone knew of them right off the bat.

    I am around Sayville.

    Stock, only shop ive been too campus cycle in StonyBrook, it was alright , the guy knew about fixed gears and rode one as well

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    dude, building my kilo tt ---west islip

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    well, i should feel good then, there are two bike shops within riding distance, and at least one by car.
    Quote Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
    the C&V forum sure is going to suck in 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blind83guardian View Post
    I love riding my fixie, even though some of the roads on long island are treacherous and cars have no clue what the law is when it comes to cyclists.

    There are a ton of riders in my area, all road bikes.

    I was wondering if there is anyone else out there who rides a fixed gear in Suffolk County??

    If so, I want to ride and maybe get a group and start some group rides.
    I'm in Nassau, but ride in both counties. There are many great places to ride..you just have to know where. In certain areas (particularly the more upscale areas between the North Shore and Route 25 in Nassau and western Suffolk Co), there are a lot of great roads with rolling hills that are ridden by many people and the drivers are used to dealing with cyclists. Of course there's also lots of great riding further out into Suffolk Co.

    Besides myself, I think I've seen two other fixies here in the past three years. Both were old dudes riding old conversions that looked like they have been riding fixies for decades. Everybody else rides $X,000 carbon and ti road bikes (on the road) and absurdly overcomplicated full suspension mountain bikes (on dirt trails). I ride a mixture of fixies, road bikes, touring bikes and ss/fg mountain bikes in Nassau and Suffolk.

    I don't bother with LBSs (much) around here...they are generally way too expensive.

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    I use to live up in port jeff and trying to ride a fixed gear was pretty difficult with all the hills. Plus i dont have the $$$ to drop on a ridiculous bike as so many riders do out here.

    jpl, west islip is not far let me know when you build the bike.

    I'm willing to travel a little bit to meet up for a ride.

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    Port Jeff has some nasty hills that are honestly more fun riding a roadie. If you are into longer fixie rides, start from Riverhead (or near there) and head out along the North Fork...there are no big hills, just minor undulations, which is perfect fixie riding. There are lots of roadside produce stands along the way for you to feast on strawberries, blueberries, etc and lots of wineries, if you are into that sort of thing. I usually bring my panniers and stock up on local produce on the way back. The towns of Greeport and Orient are fun stops as is the Orient Beach State Park. The round trip is something like 64 easy miles from Riverhead to Riverhead.
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    can anyone recommend any bike shops around huntington?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Port Jeff has some nasty hills that are honestly more fun riding a roadie. If you are into longer fixie rides, start from Riverhead (or near there) and head out along the North Fork...there are no big hills, just minor undulations, which is perfect fixie riding. There are lots of roadside produce stands along the way for you to feast on strawberries, blueberries, etc and lots of wineries, if you are into that sort of thing. I usually bring my panniers and stock up on local produce on the way back. The towns of Greeport and Orient are fun stops as is the Orient Beach State Park. The round trip is something like 64 easy miles from Riverhead to Riverhead.
    dang that sounds fun. i needa get out to LI one of these days.

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    out east is great, i was a runner and ran up and down sound ave on the north fork many times. great scenery.

    So anyone wanna meet up for a fixie ride soon?

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    I'm from syosset this seems like fun. I think we should organize a meet up ^

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    building moser fixed now. babylon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Positively Rob View Post
    I'm from syosset this seems like fun. I think we should organize a meet up ^
    lets do it! I think a god place would probably be round the nassau suffolk border or western suffolk, now for a route, and how long of a ride?

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    love my fixie also,

    Quote Originally Posted by blind83guardian View Post
    I love riding my fixie, even though some of the roads on long island are treacherous and cars have no clue what the law is when it comes to cyclists.

    There are a ton of riders in my area, all road bikes.

    I was wondering if there is anyone else out there who rides a fixed gear in Suffolk County??

    If so, I want to ride and maybe get a group and start some group rides.
    would also love to join a long Island riding group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Port Jeff has some nasty hills that are honestly more fun riding a roadie. If you are into longer fixie rides, start from Riverhead (or near there) and head out along the North Fork...there are no big hills, just minor undulations, which is perfect fixie riding. There are lots of roadside produce stands along the way for you to feast on strawberries, blueberries, etc and lots of wineries, if you are into that sort of thing. I usually bring my panniers and stock up on local produce on the way back. The towns of Greeport and Orient are fun stops as is the Orient Beach State Park. The round trip is something like 64 easy miles from Riverhead to Riverhead.
    I did that ride ride 2 weeks ago on my rode bike with a few friends. roads were great and the terrain would be ideal for fg/ss. I got a cue sheet from S.B.R.A ( suffolk bike riders association) web site.

    Joe

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    Hi,
    I'm in Babylon also. I would also like to build a kilo stripper as a ss. Are you guys building from a frame and fork? Are you installing your headset yourself? If so, What headset are you using?

    Joe

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    Wow this is an old thread.

    I'm on LI also

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    this is old! I'm glad there is some interest out there. I actually have a good group, we meet up on Wednesday nights at the West Sayville Firehouse on Montauk highway.

    We have been averaging around 20 or so guys and gals, fixed gears, single speeds, mountain, road, cruisers ... all are welcome its a lot of fun.

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    would love to meet up and ride

    Quote Originally Posted by blind83guardian View Post
    this is old! I'm glad there is some interest out there. I actually have a good group, we meet up on Wednesday nights at the West Sayville Firehouse on Montauk highway.

    We have been averaging around 20 or so guys and gals, fixed gears, single speeds, mountain, road, cruisers ... all are welcome its a lot of fun.
    is this close to the train station I'm in shirley but it's only a short drive what time on wensday

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazehaze View Post
    is this close to the train station I'm in shirley but it's only a short drive what time on wensday
    Its kinda in between the Sayville Station and the Oakdale station. If you take the train to sayville you go south to montauk highway then make a right and its about a mile down the road on the left. We usually meet around 7:45pm. What do you ride?

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    Great, thanks for the info. I'll be there. I bought a fixie online. It says "Bira" on the frame.

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    I hear when riding in groups you must wear a helmet is this true

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