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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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    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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    dat's a ghost bike brah

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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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    Fixie


    Track bike


    Track bike fixies

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    Quote Originally Posted by HypeBeast View Post
    is everyone a dick on this site?
    calm your sphincter
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HypeBeast View Post
    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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    The ****** who rides it.
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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"
    Last edited by jpaschall; 07-01-11 at 11:35 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    calm your sphincter
    (_*_)
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HypeBeast View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post


    Track bike fixies
    the plot thickens. . .
    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
    dat's a ghost bike brah
    winner!
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    (_*_)
    I literally laughed out loud.

    Well-played, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HypeBeast View Post
    I'm not trolling, I'm just asking for help, is everyone a dick on this site?
    I am not a penis, but I am a dick.

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    All track bikes are fixies, but not all fixies are track bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf595 View Post
    All track bikes are fixies, but not all fixies are track bikes
    Yes. Now someone please close this thread.

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I ride fixed because I'm mad at my parents. **** you Mom!

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    track bike:

    fixie:


    hybrid:

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    This thread. Lol.
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