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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 08-08-14, 07:46 PM   #1
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A thought rambling around in the space between the ears...

Has anybody heard if a bike thief ever injured themselves when they stole a fixed gear and thinking it rode like a single/multi speed and couldn't control it?
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Old 08-08-14, 09:01 PM   #2
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I once read this one guy saw his fixie get stolen and the thief tried to ride and he crashed so he just put it back
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Put a warning sign on it for the potential theives so they don't potentially hurt themselves as they ride off on your potentially stolen bicycle.
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Old 08-10-14, 02:04 PM   #4
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It's a thought that brought me great joy when I threw together a fixed commuter with a hydraulic disc front brake. If only I had enough time in my life to sit around with a camera to watch my bike sit around unlocked...
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Old 08-10-14, 02:34 PM   #5
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It's a thought that brought me great joy when I threw together a fixed commuter with a hydraulic disc front brake. If only I had enough time in my life to sit around with a camera to watch my bike sit around unlocked...
I let my friend do that on mine and he went over the bars when he proceeded to immediately lock it up.
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I always thought it'd be fun as an anti-theft measure to remove one of my pedals whenever I lock up for awhile. That way I have the satisfaction of imagining a thief ride off like that, fixed, one pedal, no brakes.
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I always thought it'd be fun as an anti-theft measure to remove one of my pedals whenever I lock up for awhile. That way I have the satisfaction of imagining a thief ride off like that, fixed, one pedal, no brakes.
That's evil genius. However, if I were going to steal a bike I would not ride it away. I'd throw it in a van or truck and drive off with it.
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