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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 06-21-12, 01:11 PM   #1
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Locking Up Your Brand New Single Speed in Chicago

First of all if you're a Chicago resident and you haven't purchased a single speed yet, just Google the "Mongoose Sinsure".

Get several feet of duct tape. Paint the duct tape matte black or dark brown. Wrap the down, top, and seat tubes with the painted duct tape. Find an old, comfortable, and butt ugly saddle. Replace the original saddle with the butt ugly one. Purchase a thick U Lock. Preferably one that's at least as good as the OnGuard U Lock.

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This post was originally intended for those Chicagoans who have to lock their single speed bikes up outside, overnight. However, it's really for any Chicagoan who has to keep his bike locked up outside for extended periods of time.

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Rule of thumb here in NYC, make sure your bike is harder to steal than the bike next to yours.
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Should the lock be chromoly or titanium?
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Haha, I agree with this guy!!
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