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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 02-14-05, 12:07 PM   #1
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long time since i road a fix

the last time i rode was 30 yrs. ago, and that was a puegout conversion,i just wanted to get back in it,so i bought a frame and some components and just finished it up, a rush soma. whats the odds of me bustin my ass the first time out?
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Old 02-14-05, 12:47 PM   #2
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When's the last time you rode a bike?
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Old 02-14-05, 01:11 PM   #3
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It's just like riding a bike

Hey I took off about 10 years riding fixed but fixed was the first real bike I ever had so it burned deep into the neurons of my brain. It took me approximatlly 17 seconds to remember how to ride and one pulled out in front of me car to remember how to stop
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Old 02-14-05, 03:51 PM   #4
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I never rode a fixie until I bought my Langster, it was easy except for the first time I went down hill, forgot I couldn't coast and my feet went flying out of the toe clips, I had brakes though so nothing evil happened.
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Old 02-14-05, 07:22 PM   #5
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I had brakes though so nothing evil happened.
Except that you had brakes...
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Old 02-14-05, 09:45 PM   #6
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The first time I rode a fixed was when the pawls in my freehub decided to seize. Luckily, I had clipless pedals, so the bike couldn't buck me. When I got on my new fixie, it was a similar experience when I tried to coast the first time. I love my clipless pedals.
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