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    Senior Member IronHorse's Avatar
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    First Week Fixed

    After riding a singlespeed as my daily transport for just over a year I finally took the plunge and built up a fixed gear which I completed last weekend. Having survive my first week commuting into Central London on it I just felt the need to share a few thoughts.

    First up it's a hoot. I haven't stopped grinning since I got on the bike on Monday morning.

    Second, it's not a difficult as I had expected either in terms of remembering to pedal all the time, slowing/stopping using the pedals or in terms of spinning like a loon down the hills.

    Finally, eveything seems to happen a lot faster (in a good way) on a fixed road bike than it did on a SS MTB on slicks.

    I realise that this won't be that interesting for most of you but thanks for listening.

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    Congrats! Im glad fixed riding is taking off more in london, even some shops that didnt have a clue last summer are getting a bit more clued up about it.
    un por ciento...

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    Hey IronHorse, that's awesome! I too started riding fixed about four days ago. I LOVE it. I converted an old Bianchi road bike, repainted, made some bullhorns for it. This is my first conversion. It's been cold as hell here, but I still manage to grin while I ride as well. If you get a chance, post some pics of your ride. Here's mine, "Bella".

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    Anyone know Andrea's email?

    I took this pic back in '02 outside Condor on Grays Inn rd. His brand new custom track bike. First time 'sans brakes'. Actually, I think it was his first track bike. I told him he was bloody mad

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    Dont know him but I see him often, or at least someone that looks like that on the same frame.
    Once Im back working, I could try an get it for ya, who should I say is asking? Mr. White?
    un por ciento...

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    I liked watching that show "Peep Show" on BBC, but it's not on anymore, what gives??

    That was the most hilarious show I've ever seen. Was it cancelled?
    I Changed My User Name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronHorse
    After riding a singlespeed as my daily transport for just over a year I finally took the plunge and built up a fixed gear which I completed last weekend.
    welcome to the experience! have fun.




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