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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 08-21-09, 10:15 AM   #1
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lol first time on fixed

fill yer boots!
http://dirtmag.co.uk/news/category/v...t-1235598.html
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Old 08-21-09, 10:43 AM   #2
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No.

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Old 08-21-09, 10:57 AM   #3
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2 things

nobody ever does impressive tricks on fixies

get some foot retention NOOB

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Old 08-21-09, 11:08 AM   #4
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nobody ever does impressive tricks on fixies

get some foot retention NOOB

O RLY?
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Old 08-21-09, 11:21 AM   #5
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Old 08-21-09, 11:27 AM   #6
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nobody ever does impressive tricks on fixies
I was impressed!
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Old 08-21-09, 11:54 AM   #7
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Ok, when the hipster "freestylers" with their pink bikes and colormatched deep-v rims start doing stuff like that I'll stop laughing at them too.
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The OPs video were the most impressive tricks I've seen on a fixed gear that wasn't art cycling.
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Old 08-21-09, 12:06 PM   #9
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yea, i don't really get into fixed gear tricks like that either. his style looks alot smoother and cleaner than most. most fixed gear tricks look all sketchy like they always just barely land their tricks. his were not though.
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Old 08-21-09, 12:11 PM   #10
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trials rider is why
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Old 08-21-09, 02:06 PM   #11
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lol @ the ****ers in this thread who are calling a pro trials rider a "noob" and telling him to get foot retention.
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Old 08-21-09, 03:01 PM   #12
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i kinda wondered quietly to myself what it would look like if a trials rider tried fixed.

and it was awesome.
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Old 08-21-09, 03:37 PM   #13
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Sweet fixies
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Old 08-21-09, 03:58 PM   #14
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That wasn't half bad!
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Old 08-21-09, 04:10 PM   #15
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I thought it was sweet! the end of the horse was ****ing funny! and I used to hate on those FG trick dudes too!
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that was a fun video.
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I never understood why someone would want to do tricks on a fixed gear, they were not designed for that kind of abuse. Forks are pretty skinny, tires are pumped up to 120psi, the wheels are pretty flimsy. Just buy a BMX bike for tricks, or use the fixie just to ride it like it was meant to be.
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lol @ the ****ers in this thread who are calling a pro trials rider a "noob" and telling him to get foot retention.
lol @ the wooshes in this thread who are wooshing "woosh" and wooshing woosh to woosh woosh.
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Old 08-21-09, 05:51 PM   #19
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Bikes are ment for riding, not tricks. Doing tricks make them a novelty, like a skateboard.
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classic bunny hop style, just like ollies on a skateboard, pull up push forward on the front.
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Old 08-21-09, 05:58 PM   #21
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Is this the part of the thread where we argue that fixed gear tricks are way less impressive than a half-decent BMX rider? Or should that wait till page 2?
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lerp derp derp get a bmx, uhh front brake, uhhhhhhh saddle angle
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Do you guys know who this guy is....? Probably one of the most amazing bmx riders alive.
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Oh I know. Dude is ****ing amazing. That said, the "lol first time on fixed" subject line got me wrong at 7:00 AM. I think the video's quite OK, actually, and the rider himself fantastic.
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He does things that Jackie Chan does - but on a bike.

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