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    Heya :) Looking to get back into street fixies...need advice

    Hello everyone!


    Looking to see where everyone is getting there fixie parts for street use. I used to have a nice Bianchi I rode for Marian University but wasn't a big track rider then. Finally back into cycling again with my Cervelo S2 and looking for a fun fixie to ride around campus, I love the fun of fixies on the street.

    So, questions;

    Where is everyone buying their parts?
    What's the best way to start out with a street fixie?
    Any other advice is helpful, just looking to have some fun jetting around campus


    Thanks

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    Try lurking a little bit more before you post. You will be able to ask better questions and get better answers. Maybe you should start here:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Try lurking a little bit more before you post. You will be able to ask better questions and get better answers. Maybe you should start here:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
    +1

    also in the stickies: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...online-dealers


    And please stop calling it a "fixie". "Fixie" and "Fixed Gear" use the same number of syllables.

    Glad that you are riding again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    And please stop calling it a "fixie". "Fixie" and "Fixed Gear" use the same number of syllables.
    But fewer consonants. I have no problem with the term fixie and use it all the time. Why hate on it?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Why hate on it?
    Hipster swagggg

    But really, I hear it a lot from the hipsters around here, and I prefer to say fixed gear so as to set myself apart a bit, since I sort of consider myself a more serious cyclist than them.
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    "fixie" sounds like a toy. say, from wal-mart...

    "fixed-gear" makes it sound like a tool. like "circ-saw"..
    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    Wrong forum, fat man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinemattic View Post
    "fixie" sounds like a toy. say, from wal-mart...
    "fixed-gear" makes it sound like a tool. like "circ-saw"..
    sigged

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinemattic View Post
    "fixie" sounds like a toy. say, from wal-mart...

    "fixed-gear" makes it sound like a tool. like "circ-saw"..
    from lurking here, i thought "fixay" was the choice bon mot?

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    That would be 'sw8 fixay'

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    What's a street fixie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    Hipster swagggg

    But really, I hear it a lot from the hipsters around here, and I prefer to say fixed gear so as to set myself apart a bit, since I sort of consider myself a more serious cyclist than them.
    Ah, now I see where the problem is. The people around here that I would put the hipster label on, are typically more serious cyclists than I am.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I ride fixie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    I ride fixie.
    Yeah, but you're a Canuck.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    I ride fixie.

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    Every time I pass or get passed by someone on a fg with street clothes on the road: "Nice Fixie Bro."
    ... they get NFB'd. (also my sdfixed screen name).

    Not everyone takes it as a compliment.
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    TMonk, I've been reading around vista and oceanside lately. It'd be hilarious to run into you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewk View Post
    What's a street fixie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Ah, now I see where the problem is. The people around here that I would put the hipster label on, are typically more serious cyclists than I am.
    This is a college campus though. The hipsters around here are actactually hipsters[/I], in the fullest and truest sense of the word. It is funny though to watch them spinning and trying to go sorta fast.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    who's not a hipster? I was called a hipster while wearing a blank white t-shirt and blue jeans. It must be the glasses, facial hair, and all too practical bicycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redpear View Post
    TMonk, I've been reading around vista and oceanside lately. It'd be hilarious to run into you.
    To me, it's always funny .

    It's the response on the other end that's highly variable.
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    who's not a hipster? I was called a hipster while wearing a blank white t-shirt and blue jeans. It must be the glasses, facial hair, and all too practical bicycle.
    hipster.
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    I plan on riding into work tomorrow with on my fixed gear with a messenger bag.
    You might think that the shiny shaved legs, matching team kit and matching shades (Spy) would make me exempt from hipster shout outs. It still happens sometimes.

    No one is safe.

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