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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 04-01-11, 01:51 AM   #101
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it's not a bike, it's a fixie brah!
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Old 04-01-11, 02:26 AM   #102
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I want to punch people that use the word "fixie" period. To me at least, the term is as generic as the cheap crap the people that use it buy. From experience, People that come in asking for "fixie" parts generally don't know what they need nor do they want to pay for it.
That's exactly how I feel!



But I really want a Cinelli Mash, Super Pista, 2011 Leader 725, or a Raleigh Macaframa frame.

With a Chub Hub and HED3.

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Old 04-01-11, 02:28 AM   #103
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i have just as much fun on my cheap bikes with cheap parts as any one i've ever seen on one of their abovementioned frames have.

and i am faster than a lot of them when i street race, too. not that i like bragging.
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Old 04-01-11, 02:35 AM   #104
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I really want to ride a nice carbon frame and break it
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Did someone say Raleigh macaframa? :-p
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Old 04-01-11, 05:13 AM   #106
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An average of more than 3 posts per day on this forum is too much.
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Old 04-01-11, 08:25 AM   #107
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Old 04-01-11, 12:20 PM   #108
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I like smashing on people with significantly higher gear ratios.
like the time I was with the front of the pack on a down hill, other people were running 48-14/15/16 and I was on a 19. First time anyone noticed my spins.

Then last night a bunch of kids on 52/16. I matched them on the down hills and managed to kill them on the up hills.
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Old 04-01-11, 12:45 PM   #109
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to me, spinning is much more impressive than giant gear ratios and mashing.
Seeing someone spinning like the roadrunner with a totally still upper body is superrr kewl
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Old 04-01-11, 02:32 PM   #110
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I like smashing on people with significantly higher gear ratios.
like the time I was with the front of the pack on a down hill, other people were running 48-14/15/16 and I was on a 19. First time anyone noticed my spins.
I do too!
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Old 04-01-11, 03:05 PM   #111
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Did someone say Raleigh macaframa? :-p
I want one...just no red rims
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Old 04-01-11, 05:27 PM   #112
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i took delivery of, built, and rode a new bike today.

you won't get pictures and when you do you won't be impressed, but i will confess that i love it.

this is crap man. show us the damn bike.
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Old 04-01-11, 05:31 PM   #113
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*deep breath*

I like colorful bikes.....done right.
I like spokzzzzz even though they are the thing to do to be cool.

I bought a bike slightly too big for me because i wanted a Peugeot.
Yes, i like steel conversions over buying a new frame.
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Old 04-01-11, 08:24 PM   #114
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I want one...just no red rims
Haha! The red rims are on their way out. My black ones came in, just waiting on hubs. I'm still not totally convinced I want a rear chub hub.
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Old 04-01-11, 11:08 PM   #115
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I like my eai gold medal cog-ITS ****ING AMAZING!!!!!
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Old 04-01-11, 11:42 PM   #116
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Road Conversion <3
Barspins are cool
one of my bikes has no brake because it can barspin
All of my bikes are oddly equipped with 28c tires riser bars and clipless pedals (Edit: forgot my work bike usually has 23/28c F/R and road drops)
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Old 04-01-11, 11:57 PM   #117
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I think fixed gears are a stupid trend, but really enjoy riding them.
I'm in a very serious bike polo club and I'm not quite sure how i actually feel about the sport itself. It's good fun though.
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Old 04-02-11, 01:07 AM   #118
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Back in my bmx racing//mountian biking days I used to think that road bikes were completely ridiculous due to their limited terrain. now im barely interested in riding a bike unless is carbon on 23's. The only time I ride my mtb is when the wife wants to go out (so I dont loose her).
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Old 04-02-11, 12:28 PM   #119
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i've never ridden fixed (i've been building my first fg ride over the winter, thanks for all the great info you guys and galls post on the BF)

riding fixed scares me a little

I like paired spokes

I ride in the middle of my lane, and keep pace with all the motorists who yell at me just to prove i'm not slowing them down and deserve the space just as much as they do.
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Old 04-02-11, 02:26 PM   #120
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I haven't had a bike for almost a year. Yesterday, I bought a frame I couldn't afford and carried it down Market Street in SF during Friday evening rush hour, being passed by a ton of cyclists traveling the opposite direction, all while wearing a shirt from the bike shop where I used to work, so I could get a ride in my dad's truck.

I'm a jackass.
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Old 04-02-11, 04:13 PM   #121
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this is crap man. show us the damn bike.
once it has its own wheels, you'll be the first to know.

and if you don't know, now you know. it's a visp trxnl-2. so don't get so excited.
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Old 04-02-11, 04:13 PM   #122
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When I see a girl riding by, I automatically check out her bike before checking her out.
same here buddy haha!
The only reason I would build a conversion would be for a simple commuter with rear rack and front basket with a dingle cog. other than that Im not a fan of them. I like dual brake levers and brakes on fixed gears.I hate riser bars. I enjoy my dirty steamroller rather than squeaky clean steamroller.
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Old 04-02-11, 04:35 PM   #123
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Haha my school has fallen for the word fixie

"No riding Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Longboards, Rollerblades or Fixies in the Residence Halls"

I was quite taken aback to know my mode of transport was no longer a bike according to the university of california
LOL nobody follows it, even weekend carbon warriors. I don't even. UC police doesn't even enforce it.... it's funny how bike racks are located within no bicycle riding places, it's not like they expect us to get off our bikes and walk it to the rack.

The same goes for skateboarding and scooters.
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Old 04-02-11, 06:16 PM   #124
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LOL nobody follows it, even weekend carbon warriors. I don't even. UC police doesn't even enforce it.... it's funny how bike racks are located within no bicycle riding places, it's not like they expect us to get off our bikes and walk it to the rack.

The same goes for skateboarding and scooters.
Haha in my hall we have a bunch of people riding fixed and now there are skids in the carpet...it is much fun to have indoor skidding contests. I think the cleaning people hate us but oh well...
And yea my favorite incident was watching a kid crash into the "walk your bike sign"


Confession tho(or maybe just a dream)...i want a axle driven fixed gear bike...the concept seems sooo cool
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Confession tho(or maybe just a dream)...i want a axle driven fixed gear bike...the concept seems sooo cool
Unicycle!
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