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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 04-23-10, 10:06 AM   #1
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Cycle ball

http://gomeansgo.org/2010/04/17/cycle-ball/

There ya go.
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Old 04-23-10, 10:20 AM   #2
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That just blew my mind

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Old 04-23-10, 10:25 AM   #3
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Cool, but isn't this a repost?
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Old 04-23-10, 10:35 AM   #4
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Is it? I just ran a search and didn't see anything. If so, my mistake.
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Old 04-23-10, 12:53 PM   #5
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woah.... srsly... woah.
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Old 04-23-10, 01:10 PM   #6
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those of us who have been around a while have seen that before, it's reposted, but every year or so. it's right behind those artistic gymnastic cycling girls.

europe has a lot of cool sports that americans don't seem to give a **** about.
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Old 04-23-10, 01:20 PM   #7
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Like soccer.
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they has shaved legs and their bull horns are mounted rly weird
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It's one of the two classic indoor cycling competitions sanctioned by the UCI.

Cycle Ball and Indoor Cycling can be read about straight from the UCI site:
http://oldsite.uci.ch/english/indoor/index.htm
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Very low gearing...but pretty damn rad...
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Very low gearing...but pretty damn rad...
Of course. They're no going for speed as much as stability and control.
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Of course. They're no going for speed as much as stability and control.
Yea I figured...much like polo.
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Yea I figured...much like polo.
Hah, so true. The fixie I use for bike polo has a flip-flop hub running fixed-fixed with the polo side having a much larger cog.
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Hah, so true. The fixie I use for bike polo has a flip-flop hub running fixed-fixed with the polo side having a much larger cog.
So you have to carry around an extra chain??

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So you have to carry around an extra chain??

Enjoy
Yep, it's not exactly a heavy or difficult piece of extra equipment to tote...

I ride the bike to the court, flip the rear wheel and swap chains. The master links make this a pretty simple process. It works for me.
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