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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 09-13-10, 11:42 PM   #1
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Fixed bikes - You've been doing it wrong the whole time!

Why bother with lockrings, BCD, and NJS when you could just build a fixed bike by gluing the shifter so you can't shift? You must admire the brilliance of his logic, though. Shame the price is so high


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Magna Fixed Gear - $350 (danville / san ramon)

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Brand new Magna mountain bike, black, no scratches. I bought it for my son's birthday but he doesn't want it. I heard "fixed" bikes were popular so I put super glue in the shifter so you are no longer able to change gears.

Shoot me an email if you want any more details, or want to make an offer.

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I don't ride fixed, but I plan to build a single-speed bike at some point in time using that beat-up gas-pipe bike in my garage. It has horizontal drops; perhaps I'll try fixed at some point?
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Old 09-13-10, 11:43 PM   #2
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I swear someone posted this already
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Old 09-15-10, 06:52 AM   #3
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I swear someone posted this already
Doesn't mean this isn't worthy of talking about again.

I must say this father deserves some appreciation with this creative approach to popular cycling. People send him compliments!
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Old 09-15-10, 10:49 AM   #4
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I loled.
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yeah i remember reading this a few weeks ago. its still funny
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Old 09-15-10, 12:47 PM   #7
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I superglued my freewheel and took off my brake.
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it is not only funny....but the price is crazy also $350 for a Magna (which I think is a target house brand?) over all this feels more like a joke or parody ad, but CL is wierd and crazy so who knows
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Old 09-15-10, 04:39 PM   #9
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hahahahhahahahaha
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I posted this already, ******.

just kidding though. it was 800 earlier.
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Read it yesterday, still ROFLing.
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