illegitmus non carbordum
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: SW MO
Bikes: 04 specialized Langster
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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?