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    Fixed Gear Touring?

    I'm planning on doing some overnight and 2-3 day tours this summer on my bike once it is finished.

    Have any of you out in BFland done any fixed gear touring? Any pictures/stories/links you could share? Any advise you could offer to someone who hasn't done fixed gear touring (but wants to)?
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    I am also planning on doing some longer fixed rides in spite of some of the "advice" you might find against it on the touring threads. These guys rode all the way across the country.
    http://www.fixedgeartouring.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muncher View Post
    I am also planning on doing some longer fixed rides in spite of some of the "advice" you might find against it on the touring threads. These guys rode all the way across the country.
    http://www.fixedgeartouring.com
    There's nothing wrong with fg touring if you know what you're doing. But I wouldn't complain about the "advice" (why the quotes?) provided by those who tour regularly, especially if one is "planning" but hasn't yet tried touring (have you?).

    To the op, have you toured before? It's a really, really good idea to get some touring experience on a geared bike before going fixed. That said, if you're doing several short trips, you could readily get your feet wet geared and use the experience to determine what gearing works for you and how best to pack light and fixed-friendly.

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    I have done some long distance fixed rides, but I really just don't see it being worth it, its very hard on the knees in the long run .

    I have a Long Beach to Seattle tour coming up in two months. I will have gears.
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    neat site link. I'm going to look it over thanks.
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    Gear down or get gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
    I have done some long distance fixed rides, but I really just don't see it being worth it, its very hard on the knees in the long run .

    I have a Long Beach to Seattle tour coming up in two months. I will have gears since i will be fighting headwinds most of the way.
    FIFY

    (maybe consider taking the train to Seattle and biking back to LB?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    FIFY

    (maybe consider taking the train to Seattle and biking back to LB?)
    the spring winds will die down by them
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    Puppypilgrim and I are planning to this route (or something similar) fixed or ss in the up coming week.

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