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    How do you explain what fixed gear is?

    I can't tell you how many people ask me why my bike doesn't have any brakes. How many peple tell me I'm stupid for only having one gear.

    So I tell them, it's a fixed gear bicycle. They give me a confused look. You know, one gear, no coasting. "No coasting?!" Why would you only want one gear?

    So what I say is "Because its my gear."

    Do you guys have any better sayings to get people to understand?
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    please keep all spoons in pants so they don't have the risk of being trampled on.

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    "It's that old-timey sh*t where they go in circles."
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    I just tell them premium rush inspired me and they should see it too.
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    "On your left!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    "On your left!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    please keep all spoons in pants so they don't have the risk of being trampled on.

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    when someone asks me that i look at them and say "derp?"
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    It's not difficult to explain what it is. The difficult part is explaining why I like to ride it.
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    "Gotta make weight bro."
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Maybe it's something about where you live or the people you interact with. I rarely get any comments like that. Even the ones that don't know what it is just say something like "Oh, that seems hard!" or whatever when I explain it. I don't know if I've ever been challenged like that when talking about riding fixed.

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    1. minimalistic
    2. harder workout
    3. design
    4. Direct Drive feel

    to list a few.

    Mount at least 1 brake and you will cut out 3/4 of the "Why Bro!?"

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    can't stop, don't want to either







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    Explaining what it is easier than explaining why you do it.

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    ignore and keep riding. drop those that care enough to make a fuss
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    "It's a mother****ing fixie."
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    It's more fun.
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    "What's the big deal? You can't coast when you walk...unless you use roller skates."

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    “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, L’Équipe article of 1902
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crandrew View Post
    1. minimalistic
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    to list a few.
    +1

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    ive had this happen 3 times in the last 6 months, and every time someone asks me "how do you stop on that thing?" while im putting my lights on my bike for the ride home

    to which i reply
    "my legs"

    then i start pedaling
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess View Post
    I can't tell you how many people ask me why my bike doesn't have any brakes. How many peple tell me I'm stupid for only having one gear.

    So I tell them, it's a fixed gear bicycle. They give me a confused look. You know, one gear, no coasting. "No coasting?!" Why would you only want one gear?

    So what I say is "Because its my gear."

    Do you guys have any better sayings to get people to understand?
    This thread comes up every month or so and usually gets to 3-4 pages if you feel like searching...

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    1. As long as you have air in the tires you're good to go
    2. You can make one for dirt cheap and never need to put much work into it
    3. They are perfect for stop and go traffic or for moving through small spaces
    4. They are more unique than most other bikes because people personalize them more
    5. They are just fun
    6. If you have to ask you'll never understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    can't stop, don't want to either
    the inability to stop combined with the lust of not stopping.
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    it just "is", man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog84 View Post
    it just "is", man.
    Depends on what the definition of "is" is.

    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Erf roo rerdroll rerkrerds roo gro rerkrerds.

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