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    Track?

    Hi.

    I'm looking at heading down the fixed gear / single speed bike route. I'm only using this bike commuting and i live in London. I ride about 18 miles a day five days a week.

    I'd like to know if anyone out there is using a track bike for this kind of journey and if so how are they finding it. I've seen a few guy's nipping about in London on fixed track bikes with a front brake and it looks like a lot of fun.

    Looking at Condor / Bianchi / Felt for the bike in question... Is there anything i need to be aware of? Riding angle / position? Injuries? Comfort?

    My commute usually takes about 30 minutes or so with a couple of minor hills. I like the look of a basic fixie so it's easy to maintain and has less chance of getting stolen than a road bike.

    Any tips, advice would be much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    J.

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    The thread right below yours is asking the same questions. Check it out.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...rack-quot-bike

    Also, The intro section has a lot of good resources.
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!

    A lot of these links already have threads started on the same stuff so just hop in if you have questions.

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    Didn't find much help there. Direct responses to my question would be great.

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    a pizza with fresh basil and tomatoe slices would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rat fink View Post
    ...it can shift just about any range imaginable, and has the added benefit of looking like a Transformer

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    So, averaging 36 mph on the commute...

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    Advice: Purchase the most bad ass looking bike you can. Then, ride it. Sort the rest out later. Only minute adjustments with fit.

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    pretty sure he has to come back from work at some point... so it is probably 9 miles each way... so it would be about 18mph. Math is hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuppetMower View Post
    Math is hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raggoflex View Post
    less chance of getting stolen than a road bike.
    Don't bet on that.

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