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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 05-18-11, 09:12 AM   #1
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There's got to be a catch. . .

http://www.flybikesbmx.com/noticias/cobraeng.htm
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Old 05-18-11, 09:32 AM   #2
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That's pretty sweet.
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Old 05-18-11, 09:32 AM   #3
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You that worried about flats that you need a C shaped inner tube? Might not be bad if you just use it as a spare Ė at least you wouldnít need a wrench to get the wheel off. Still, I donít think Iíll be buying one.
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I use a repair kit when I get flats rather than carrying a spare tube, You can fix punctures without taking the wheel off using the same method. I guess to remove the old tube they have to cut it in half. I think I'd rather just patch and reuse.
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Old 05-18-11, 09:56 AM   #5
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Specialized made that in the late 90's....called it the "dirt worm"...didn't catch on obviously.
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Could be good for bikes with Sturmey Archer hubs, those can be a ***** to fix a flat on ....
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Old 05-18-11, 12:36 PM   #7
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Could be good for bikes with Sturmey Archer hubs, those can be a ***** to fix a flat on ....
Exactly. There are instances where this would come in really handy - like on a bike with fenders and rear-facing dropouts...ahem....track ends.
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Its clearly a bmx product. BMX ridign causes a lot of pinch flats, especially if you land short on a curb or stair, and with a lot of street riding pegs are on at least one side making wheels harder to get off.
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not sure if you could apply something like that to a tubeless tire and just not get flats for the life of your tire. I'm not sure what kind of pressure limitations it has or how much weight it would add
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