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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 12-23-13, 12:13 PM   #1
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MTB frames for fixed road riding

Anyone using MTB frames fixed for commuting, riding on the road? Hate that Q-factor, but maybe can get used to it?
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Old 12-23-13, 02:32 PM   #2
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I have a monocog set up as a fixed gear. It's geared low with flat pedals and big fat SB8 tires. I use it to terrorize the neighborhood. I wouldn't want to commute on it, except maybe in extreme weather.
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I use a 29er with 2.10 knobby tires, the gearing is 36-15. I use it if I have to ride to the store or on a 10 mile or less round trip. It's actually a lot of fun, and we get snow here too so I always break it out for bad weather.
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Cool. Received a Jabberwocky for Christmas---will set up as commuter and runabout.

Soon I can switch the El Mariachi SS back to off-road. These 38mm Vittoria Randonneer/Hyper are great tires.




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