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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 10-15-10, 02:42 PM   #1
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Cycle Speedway?

excuse my ignorance but has anyone here heard of this? it looks like fun! single speed no brakes!

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Old 10-15-10, 02:47 PM   #2
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I'd run about 90gi and arrospoks.
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maybe if you didnt need to use those bars
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lol they are pretty hideous. but the actual race looks pretty intense. real short sprints with elbow throwing in the turns.

bikeworks built one of these bikes up a while back



http://www.bikecult.com/works/archiv...tracycleS.html
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Breaking away.
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I'd totally rock that bike with Deep V's and track drops.
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Those bikes have coaster brakes!
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Breaking away.
ya i remember in that movie i was like wtf is that race? Were the producers too cheap to spring for a velodrome rental? haha

pretty sick, though. I'd be down.

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I actually knew / raced with some of the guys who played racers (Team Cinzano) in that movie (Breaking Away) and the double for Dennis Christopher (Dave Stohler) in some of the action scenes.
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The guys, except for Quaid, came and spoke at a screening here a few months ago. They had some nice stories to tell
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