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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 07-01-11, 09:36 PM   #1
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Difference between Fixie and Track bikes?

Any one know the difference between Fixie and Track bikes?

Is this a Fixie or Track, how do you know?
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Old 07-01-11, 09:38 PM   #2
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fixie is a dumb street slang word meaning any bike with a fixed gear.

track bike is more specific. that is NOT a track bike.

you are trolling, or this is a stupid stupid stupid semantic thread.

that bike sucks, too.
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Old 07-01-11, 09:39 PM   #3
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dat's a ghost bike brah
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Old 07-01-11, 09:40 PM   #4
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I'm not trolling, I'm just asking for help, is everyone a dick on this site?
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Old 07-01-11, 09:41 PM   #5
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Old 07-01-11, 09:49 PM   #6
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Fixie


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Track bike fixies
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Old 07-01-11, 09:55 PM   #7
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is everyone a dick on this site?
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Old 07-01-11, 10:28 PM   #8
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I'm not trolling, I'm just asking for help, is everyone a dick on this site?
Short answer: yes.

Anyway, that bike looks like it's meant to be built up as a single speed. Not sure about it's origins but it appears as though other people on BF do and it's not very nice. ?
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Old 07-01-11, 10:29 PM   #9
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The ****** who rides it.
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Old 07-01-11, 10:30 PM   #10
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Your bike is fine, there's nothing wrong with a Scrambler, nor other 1/8" parts. Ride it, who cares if it's a "fixie or track"

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Old 07-01-11, 10:34 PM   #11
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BTW to help with your original question: fixie is just slang for a fixed-gear bike. So, any fixed-gear track bike could technically be called a fixie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-gear_bicycle
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Is this a Fixie or Track, how do you know?
Not Track. Cable guides under top tube. Brakes. Stem. Handlebars. Ain't no riding that setup on track.

Furthermore, gussets make me think it's designed for "stunt" riding.
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^ see how much less fun that answer is?
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Ooops, I forgot water bottle mounts.
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Referring to a fixed gear bicycle as a "fixie" is to use a term which has been around since the turn of last century. People who have only been alive for 20-some odd years who think they own exclusive rights to some sort of "sub-culture" need to get over it.

You think we're all dicks? Good luck sticking around, kid.
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All track bikes are fixies, but not all fixies are track bikes
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Old 07-02-11, 09:54 AM   #22
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A track bike is made for...

...the track.

No brakes or braze-ons for cables, no quick releases, beefy crank, etc. They differ from generic fixies because they're built for a racing series, much like tri bikes are different from regular race bikes.
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track bike:

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This thread. Lol.
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