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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 11-29-11, 02:37 PM   #1
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Single Speed RTW bike tourist turns 100

And you thought you had street cred....

Saw this in the touring forum and figured since a lot of you probably don't make it over there I'd pass this along.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histor...tml?c=y&page=1

"Fred Birchmore's bike was a one-speed, 42-pound Reinhardt that he named Bucephalus, after Alexander the Great's horse. The bike is currently in the National Museum of American History."
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Old 12-02-11, 12:26 AM   #2
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Very cool!
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Old 12-02-11, 12:54 AM   #3
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That's awesome!

Holy crap, 42lbs.
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