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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 08-25-10, 07:15 PM   #1
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Going roadie

Ok. Ive made a decision.

After my bike got stolen, I was thinking......at the present time theres little chance of finding it. And ironically I had been planning on another single speed build so the Windsor could go fixed permanently.

However, after lots of consideration as to my commute to school, which is mostly uphill for about 7 miles, I was like......wtf. My friend rides his mt bike uphill for 7 miles. I can't possibly do that up the steeep hills on a singlespeed/fixed.

Ive made a decision.
Im going roadie and im going back to gears.

Yes. A GEARED ROAD BIKE!!!!

Haha. Good bye guys! .....iuf i get my windsor back im still gonna ride it..after riding ss/fixed (very little) for the time that I did, i loved it dont get me wrong.

Now I believe ive discovered a love for road bikes. I just want one with gears now. (a track frame gone ss with brakes is still technically a road bike yes?).
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Old 08-25-10, 07:34 PM   #2
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you talk too much, ride too little.
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Old 08-25-10, 07:40 PM   #3
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Old 08-25-10, 07:41 PM   #4
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Sounds like you've gone over to the light side.
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Old 08-25-10, 07:49 PM   #5
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I have both. Does that mean im on the translucent side?
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Old 08-25-10, 07:50 PM   #6
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Yep, get the bike that makes the most sense for your commutes.
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Old 08-25-10, 08:03 PM   #7
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No need to make an announcement...

And learn to shift...
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Old 08-25-10, 08:15 PM   #9
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I have both. Does that mean im on the translucent side?
It means you're bipolar.
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Old 08-25-10, 08:22 PM   #10
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If you're not now, you never were.

exactly. Riding your fixed gear isnt about comfort or making it easy on you. Its about making your legs burn and an unmistakable link between man and machine.
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Old 08-25-10, 09:40 PM   #11
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Old 08-25-10, 09:52 PM   #12
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Fixed break.

Sell out.
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I'm going, errr, Tourie. I just finished fixing up a Raleigh Alyeska, so sucks to your fixies and road racers!

anyway, having a road bike doesn't make you a roadie.
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I like to mix it up.. road bike one day, fixed the next.. keeps things interesting.
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exactly. Riding your fixed gear isnt about comfort or making it easy on you. Its about making your legs burn and an unmistakable link between man and machine.
You are doing it wrong.
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Old 08-26-10, 01:12 AM   #16
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gl, hf.
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I will miss your wild ideas. No recuments after all then
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Old 08-26-10, 02:22 AM   #18
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I have both. Does that mean im on the translucent side?
+1... ????
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He always was kinda shifty.
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I bought a Look 566 a couple months back... so I switch back and fourth. The fg is fine for short fun cruises, but I use the road bike for everything else.
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It means you're bipolar.
and so are half the people on this subforum?
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and so are half the people on this subforum?
What are you talking about?
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"manic depression is such a... drag"
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Ok. Ive made a decision.

After I finished my chicken salad, I realized there's very little chance in getting it back. Ironically I was planning to eat a bologna sandwich later.

However, after lots of consideration to my physique, which is alright but I wouldn't mind toning up a little, I was like......wtf. My friend has a six pack. I can't possibly achieve that eating chicken salad.

Ive made a decision.
Im going vegetarian and I'm getting a fruit bowl for lunch.

Yes. A FRUIT BOWL.

Haha. Good bye guys! .....if I get my chicken salad back I'll probably eat it. After the (long time) I ate meat I gotta say I loved it!

Now I believe I've discovered a love for fruit bowls, and I never see myself going back. In this one for the long haul, guys!
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