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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 07-08-04, 06:07 PM   #1
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Fixed-Gear rule #1 learned...

Hi all, first post. Well my thumb found the space between the chain and ring this evening on the fixer I'm building. It was just the very tip, didn't even get any nail so my thumb popped right out with with two nice bite marks. I've read plenty about this very danger with fixers and still managed this close-call within about a minute of having the chain on. Scared the crap out of me, I guess that's a good thing. So, just thought I'd wish you all safe maintenance and happy cycling.
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Old 07-09-04, 01:59 AM   #2
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I thought rule number one was to try and look as much like Kevin Bacon as possible, BTW, he was 46 yesterday. Happy birthday, Kevin!
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Old 07-09-04, 08:29 AM   #3
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I thought rule number one was to try and look as much like Kevin Bacon as possible, BTW, he was 46 yesterday. Happy birthday, Kevin!
Thanks for the calendar marker, Access Hollywood.
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the viking is on a rampage today, dropping sarcasm left and right. VALHALLA I AM COMING!!!!!!
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Old 07-09-04, 11:11 AM   #5
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rule #2: don't stop pedalling.
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Old 07-09-04, 12:49 PM   #6
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i know it's been said before, but...

"the first rule of fixie club is... you do not talk about fixie club"
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