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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 10-19-10, 12:07 AM   #1
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hey im pretty new to fixed gear bikes but i wanna start riding them. the only problem is i dont have a bike. anyone know what kind of bikes are good for beginners?
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Old 10-19-10, 12:10 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-10, 12:11 AM   #3
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that one^

get that one.

the one thing you don't want is to drop a chain. i've been riding for three years and it happened to me for the first time ever tonight.

brakeless.

downhill.

on a two way street.

immediately before an intersection.

chain basically rotafixed itself and locked the rear wheel up. i rode it like a skid, unclipped before i stopped fully, and came to a stop in the middle of the intersection(green light thankfully) with nothing more than a panicked look on my face. i think the bike is damage free.

never again will i use a ramped chainring because it's cheap and i'm broke.
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Old 10-19-10, 12:14 AM   #4
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dang that sucks man. well i heard merciers are pretty nice too know anything about em?
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Old 10-19-10, 01:26 AM   #5
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i picked up a mercier kilo tt as my first fixed gear and i absolutely love it. super solid bike as far as i'm concerned. i bought mine through bikes direct.
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Old 10-19-10, 01:47 AM   #6
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yea my friend said he got his there to and i think im going to get mine there too
thanks man
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Old 10-19-10, 01:51 AM   #7
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Do yourself a favor and go ride a friends for a couple of weeks. i rode a buddies extra fixed gear for nearly a month before i purchased my own. its definitely an investment.
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the kilo tt is nice but it doesn't have anything on the Cachet.
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Old 10-19-10, 12:24 PM   #9
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oof.

It's amazing how many people miss the thread that's usually right at the top of the page.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
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Old 10-19-10, 04:15 PM   #10
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oof.

It's amazing how many people miss the thread that's usually right at the top of the page.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
But that means I have to read!? .. wait...
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Old 10-19-10, 05:07 PM   #11
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the kilo tt is nice but it doesn't have anything on the Cachet.
don't forget the genesis.

"Genesis men's track bike has a unique flip-flop hub with both a freewheel and fixed-gear sprocket."
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Old 10-19-10, 05:23 PM   #12
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Yes, genesis is perfect for a noob

Genesis = A coming into being (yay for definitions)

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