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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Something like that. It feels like "OMG I'm gonna crash" for a couple seconds and then it feels like "Gee, this sucks not to have control over your speed." then it feels like "that goshed-darned fishsticking smother nugget derailleur is screwing up again, grr!".
    Ah, I see. I've been a single speed only guy for many decades, but I've never tried fixed. There is just something scary to me about being forced to pedal around a corner. I enjoy high speed cornering tremendously and I fear that the lean angles I generate would cause a pedal strike, or that I'd have to go slow in the turns. How far off base am I?

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    It depends on your bike. If you have a low bottom bracket with long cranks then there is actually something to worry about. I take corners quite sharply on my bike, without worrying about it. But you are never going to be doing 40mph descents on a fixed gear bike regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    It depends on your bike. If you have a low bottom bracket with long cranks then there is actually something to worry about. I take corners quite sharply on my bike, without worrying about it. But you are never going to be doing 40mph descents on a fixed gear bike regardless.
    Also, wide pedals are a problem on a FG. All of my FG bikes have 165mm cranks and track frames with higher BBs. Most are clipless with very narrow pedals.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    That's funny. I NEVER even thought about that aspect. LOL at myself. Yeah, your legs can only spin so fast.

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