Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    illegitmus non carbordum
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    SW MO
    My Bikes
    04 specialized Langster
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Serious questions?

    No one I know rides a fixed gear.For some STRANGE reason I started reading this forum back in the spring. After reading this forum and Sheldon's pages I felt the urge to get another bike (all ready had a Ritchey Swiss Cross, Old Trek 1500, and an old Breezer Mtn bike). I thought I wanted a steel bike but a LBS had a Specialized Langster and after a test ride it came home with me. Since then it has acquired a fixed gear 42x16 (there are lots of hills hear) and bullhorns.
    From reading the forum I knew I was not suppose to have a rear brake so I took it off. The folks on this forum seems a little divided on front brakes but with all the hills I kept it.
    I have also learned that I am not suppose to wear lycra on a fixed gear. Is it OK to wear bike shorts if you wear regular shorts over them and say a t-shirt?
    Finally the big question, which I haven't seen any comments on. If you ride a fixed gear do you shave your legs?
    Thanks

    Doc Tom

  2. #2
    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Holladay, Utah.
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Roholoff 500 & Bob IBEX
    Posts
    4,257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do what YOU want to do, ride what YOU want to ride, wear what YOU want to wear, shave what YOU want to shave. Why do you care what other people do?

  3. #3
    Zweckentfremdung enigmagic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    Soma Rush, Surly LHT
    Posts
    175
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Apparently stash pockets are manditory, though I still can't find mine.

    Token brief reply.

  4. #4
    I bet
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,033
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would put the brake back on. Just don't use it if you want to learn to stop with ur feet. Then swap out the freewheel for something lower end, that's fairly traditional.

    Use both brakes so you can stop if you need to, let the kewl people be kewl, u live to reproduce.

  5. #5
    Philly bike nerd nocoins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Center City Philadelphia
    My Bikes
    2003 Fuji Track Bike,Pink Univega, Mixed part BMX, Early 70's Columbia Tandem, Orange and Cream Fixed gear Pursuit bike (Puig), random bikes made from spare parts
    Posts
    575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you should do whatever you want.... hell, no other fixie riders where you are, start a new trend. Dont listen to anyone.... ever.
    bike bike bike bike bike bike bike bike bike

  6. #6
    dead mileage techone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    London U.K.
    My Bikes
    GT Mtnbike, PaulMilnes Trackbike
    Posts
    480
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    forget shaving the legs, shave where they meet! and attach a big stick to your top tube so you can jam it in the wheels to stop!

    really tho....fixed gear is freedom, just dont' get anything caught in the drivetrain!
    un por ciento...

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    by a big river
    Posts
    2,459
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Watch more TV. It will tell what to buy and how to live and also what to wear along with a million other questions we all have. I don't know where I'd be today without my TV.

  8. #8
    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    5,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by doctom54
    Finally the big question, which I haven't seen any comments on. If you ride a fixed gear do you shave your legs?
    Only if the hair gets caught in the chainring.

  9. #9
    Senior Member jukt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    flatland
    My Bikes
    trek - lemond
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The folks on this forum seems a little divided on front brakes
    __________________________________________________

    Need a front brake, maybe just in case the rear tire loses all of it's air.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •