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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, 12:10 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? i wouldv'e posted some pics but the bike looks just like everbody elses,so
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Old 02-14-05, 12:15 PM   #2
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I first rode a fixed gear bike about 2 *weeks* ago... I hadn't yet installed a brake, tightened down the cog, or put on a lockring. I took it out on my snowy street and managed to halfway unscrew the cog the first time I resisted the pedals. And yet I survived But I wouldn't try it again like that, no way.
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Old 02-14-05, 12:17 PM   #3
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nah,i got everything buttoned down good,i'm a old mo fo now, it hurts when i take a dive.
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