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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 10-20-09, 11:07 AM   #1
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Knoxville FG Scene?

Haven't been able to find any fixed gear scene here in Knoxville, TN. I'm an undergrad at the university and have been riding my fixie for the past two years. Let me know if you ride around Knox or what you know about the scene here.

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Old 10-20-09, 06:10 PM   #2
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I just moved from Knoxville a couple months ago. There isn't much of a fixed gear scene due to all the hills but some of the younger urban folk do ride them downtown Try hanging out on Market Square or figure out when the weekly bike polo matches are being held. There is also a Wednesday Night Greenway Gran Prix on the third creek greenway that often has at least a couple of FG bikes.

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Old 10-21-09, 10:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I'll definitely cruise around gay street area more. I haven't really played much bike polo so I'll try and look into that. Mostly I just enjoy mashin it.
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grow the scene brah
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Old 10-21-09, 02:26 PM   #5
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I agree Davis, build it....they will come. Remember what I did to Chatty?


You should throw your bike up on the what don't you like about my bike thread, I think everyone will appreciate it.
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Trying to grow a scene here in South Bend, IN. It has potential. This fella is tired of riding alone.
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just start yelling "get a real bike" in the most obnoxious way possible at anyone and everyone.
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just start yelling "get a real bike" in the most obnoxious way possible at anyone and everyone.
Lol. Like motorcyclists yell at me? I yell the same thing back
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I just remembered- there is a Critical Mass Knoxville but it's mass is usually only about a dozen or so people (usually at least a couple FG/SS's show up). Nice folks though; and if you are into girls who don't shave their pits and guys who don't shave their faces- you'll really like this group . They meet @ WFP just under the sunsphere on the last friday of every month. I want to say @ 5:30-6:00PM but its been a while since I rode it so I'm not 100% certain.
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I'm also undergrad at UT and have been riding fixed for about three years... I see some at the art building but there's not much of a scene, I can't ever find anyone to ride with.
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Old 10-22-09, 07:16 PM   #11
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there is a pretty decent bike scene there but as far as strictly fixed gear stuff there never seemed to be a whole lot. there are lots of alleycats, movies, events, etc. Check out the KnoxVegasBikeForum on yahoo groups, www.knoxvillecycling.com, or stop by http://www.tnvalleybikes.com/tvb/ to see whats going on

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surfrida2007 we ought to get some people to mash with. i'll cruise by the AA building here sometime and see if there are any straight bikes there
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