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    Why did you start riding fixed?

    I searched but couldn't find a thread like this, I'd like to know everyone's excuse!

    I started because the friction DT shifters on my old Centurion LeMans Rs wouldn't stay put. They constantly needed adjusting to avoid chain issues/noise. Also, I was a new rider then and DT shifters were scary to reach.

    Pulled everything off and put on a fixed wheelset.
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    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
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    my non-poser bike?

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    my friend was like 'yo check this out' and put on the MASH DVD. true story.
    i also grew a pretty sweet moustache that year.
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    I read about it on Sheldon's site. At first I was seriously like, "why the heck would I want a bike like that?" It didn't take long before I was cobbling together my first FG conversion.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    Track racing.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    I had a frame and I already had my road bike, so fixed was the next move after learning of its popularity and my growing curiosity.
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    During the summer of 2009 I randomly became infatuated with fixed gear bikes by checking out some online blogs and Fixed Gear Gallery. I convinced my parents to get me one for Christmas, but didn't end up placing the order until sometime in March of 2010. I've been riding fixed since then. I'm considering a road bike, but I keep "accidentally" spending money on new track bikes.
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    When I got in a bike accident, then snapped my chain a week later, it was the cheapest way to get my bike back on the road.

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    i really dont know why... probably to sup my wife
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    ...to sup your wife.
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    Endurance training.

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    I wanted to be different, so I put together a FG like all the cool kids.
    Seriously though, a couple years ago I became obsessed with the idea of fixed gears. Since I hadn't been on a bike for a few years I decided to put one together. Now I love it and haven't turned back.
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    Because I'm still like I was back when I did my first conversion back in 2000, not a fan of gears.
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    Hipster cred.......




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    My roommate all through college was an art major.


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    To loose weight cuz I'm a fat lard. From 245 now 225. And still loosing. 20 miles a day

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    Outstanding, just a a bit of advice, you may want to start upping the mileage, 20 miles will soon become routine and weight loss will start to diminish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Outstanding, just a a bit of advice, you may want to start upping the mileage, 20 miles will soon become routine and weight loss will start to diminish.
    Yes I notice that after 3months. It's starting to be too easy. So I up my gear inches from 75 to 80. And probably add 5 more miles in 2weeks

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    Cool. Good luck with it.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Try lowering you gearing and pedaling faster.
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    It just looked like fun. It turned out to be true.

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    When I was racing in High School all the roadies I trained with had fixed gear beater bikes for the winter. So when I needed a beater bike to lock up on campus I decided to build one. Even though the one I have now isn't much of a beater......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Try lowering you gearing and pedaling faster.
    It was to my understanding that if you bring your heart rate up too much (enter the anaerobic stage of exercise) your energy source moves to carbs instead of fats as in aerobic. Assuming there is a diet to go alongside this exercise, it would seem as though this would be counterproductive. Granted, this is provided my limited knowledge of physical training.. So I am only asking to further/make changes to said knowledge.

    As for fixed.. I started on a singlespeed, at one point in time my freewheel went ka-boom, and I had to ride fixed until I could get a new one. I ended up hating the freewheel because of the pawls and stayed fixed.

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    ****in' brakes on my Dawes SST i bought from a guy off CL kept giving me problems, I was one of the people who hated fixed gears and said "nope never" until that single speed freewheel went out, the wheelset was flip flop and had a cog on the other side already, 16t fixed so i turned it around and said "**** it" and fell in love.
    Fury deliver me.

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    Build leg strength. I was a swimmer.

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    Well, I wanted a fixed gear because they look clean as hell. Then after I started riding one I kept riding because never feeling slack in the chain is addicting.

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