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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 04-11-11, 08:34 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-11-11, 09:06 AM   #2
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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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Old 05-09-11, 12:28 AM   #3
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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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Old 05-09-11, 12:48 AM   #5
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So, averaging 36 mph on the commute...
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Old 05-09-11, 12:51 AM   #6
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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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less chance of getting stolen than a road bike.
Don't bet on that.
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