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    What is a Fixie good for?

    Hey guys, i bout a Motobecane Outcast SS 29er with 03 Bomber Shox yesterday for only 275 bucks.. he gave me a few extra sprockets and also he gave me a Fixie type sprocket.

    ok, i know what it is to a basic extent. i know that you cant stop peddling when its on... but why?! why do people do this? i want to know what its good for before i put it on there. do you benefit in anyway?
    PLEASE CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG ON THIS! i think i am, i only started mountain biking about a mount ago
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    It's good for fun.

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    but what does it do lol

    what is the difference, do you really have to keep peddling, what if you stop?
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    They are prefect for losing finger tips when fixing on your drive train.

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    not pedalling makes you slower, even on geared bikes.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Law View Post
    but what does it do lol

    what is the difference, do you really have to keep peddling, what if you stop?
    The pedals carry your feet when you stop putting effort into it, thers alot of threads asking the same question, also cheack this out http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html
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    Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

    You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

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    thank you very much Cnn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Law View Post
    i know that you cant stop peddling when its on... but why?!
    That question pretty much answers itself. If you can never stop peddling, you wind up selling way more than if you had the option to stop, and your commissions go through the roof.
    2008 Masi Speciale Fixed

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    the crusty old road bike is the new fixie. Stay ahead of the game son!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Someone yelled that at me this morning

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    Nothing. I hate "fixies"
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    Never mind the content...look at the volume. That's a lot of piss!

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    for doing this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv3b4KGLW48


    or other kewl trixx...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooptet View Post
    Nothing. I hate "fixies"
    I agree with that statement, Fixed gears have some potential. Fixed wheels, on the other hand are always cool

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    It's a fashion statement.
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    I keep a better candace with my fixed gear & I have more fun with my fixed gear
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

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    It's simple, light, easy maintenance, fast, and best of all, FUN!!!

    Give it a try. I hope you have a lock ring though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosAngelesRidin View Post
    I keep a better candace with my fixed gear & I have more fun with my fixed gear
    learn to spinzzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    learn to spinzzz
    I run 46:17

    thats all i do is spin
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    Pure kinetic energy, the bike follows your rhythm completely. You can get going really fast, too. It's nice not to hear anything while you're riding, as well.

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    my knees are happier than when I rode with gears... as are my wheels because I would more often than not forget to shift...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic-conch View Post
    It's simple, light, easy maintenance, fast, and best of all, FUN!!!

    they have the potential to be light, which is relative AND most bikes that get raced on a velodrome are not as light as bikes that get raced on the road, two different types of machine. Fast, what a n00b thing to say, it's entirely situational, ESPECIALLY for a fixed gear.

    +1 on the fun though

    They are also good for killing worn race tires, which fits into the fun category.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
    Pure kinetic energy
    only if you ride brake-less with your feet off the pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingapple View Post
    my knees are happier than when I rode with gears... as are my wheels because I would more often than not forget to shift...
    do you also have a hard time walking and chewing gum simultaneously?
    Last edited by F4UX3/2; 05-07-10 at 12:24 AM.
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    thank god for track bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F4UX3/2 View Post
    Fast, what a n00b thing to say, it's entirely situational, ESPECIALLY for a fixed gear.
    Entirely situational? What a sack eater thing to say. "Entirely situational" can apply to any bike! You can't just put a fat blob on a road bike and say "Oh he's gonna be fast".

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    wow.

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