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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 12-22-12, 08:00 AM   #1
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I just saw this movie. It hit Red Box in the last day or so. Its worth seeing, just remember it is still a movie. Lots of riding. Not sure sure how realistic the FG handling was as I have never ridden fixed. He sure could lay a skid!

Acting was good, plot was interesting. There were a few "corny" parts toward the end, but still worth the entire $1.27 I paid to see it. I think I read that a well known BMX trickster did a lot of stunts in the movie. I never watch a movie twice, back to back. But I was really tempted to with this one but didn't have the time.

Has anyone else seen this yet? How realistic are the bike handling, braking, etc? I have a flip wheel and I am tempted to turn it around and try fixed.
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Old 12-22-12, 08:17 AM   #2
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Nah, man. Those things are dangerous!
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Has anyone else seen this yet? How realistic are the bike handling, braking, etc? I have a flip wheel and I am tempted to turn it around and try fixed.
bike handling and braking in the movie is totally realistic; just like real life. that said, Scrod is right, riding a fixed gear (or fixie, as they call it) is dangerous. I would not recommend it.
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You should try it, but I would recommend having brakes for the first 7 years or so.
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You should try it, but I would recommend having brakes for the first 7 years or so.
Don't listen to this guy. He is trying to set you up. Wants you to look like a tool.
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Before you even consider getting a bike, learn how to do no-handed track stands. Next, buy a Kilo TT. The sizing may confuse you but you should choose one based on what your friend says looks the coolest. Be sure to post a new thread about your bike right when it arrives. Then, start more threads along the lines of 'what should i upgrade first?', 'i think my crank is slipping' (complete with a video for bonus points) and 'what's wrong with my bike fit?' so we can help you figure it all out.
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First unrealistic thing, is that he had a freewheel ratcheting sound on his Fixed gear bike on 1st minute of the movie.
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Thanks for all the help guys *cough* *cough* I'll be sure to get my order in for the Kilo... I see that BikesDirect has all the sizes and colors available right now.
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First unrealistic thing, is that he had a freewheel ratcheting sound on his Fixed gear bike on 1st minute of the movie.
I don't think I caught that. I was, however, watching to see if he coasted at all, but that part looked pretty legit.
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this is going much better than expected....
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this is going much better than expected....
Better get some popcorn and beverages of choice....
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flip the wheel around and ride it. you will be fine. just take it easy.
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This is a pretty good start:

Everything about fixies
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This is a pretty good start:

Everything about fixies
I legit laughed at that one. You're just silly.
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I thought we were done with threads about this ****ing movie.
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I thought we were done with threads about this ****ing movie.
You misunderstood. We're done with being done with threads.
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I used to be a fixie.
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ive had this movie on my hd since a week after it came out and ive yet to watch it

what kind of JGL fan am i?
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still worth the entire $1.27
$1.30 for Redbox here
I should see where the nearest Oregon Redbox is - No sales tax, baby!
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I just realized this thread has SS/FG content. I'm outta here!
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I heard the book is twice as good.
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