Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: Gios (Road), Zullo (Track), Fixed Giant Conversion (MTB), Kona (Commute)
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Originally Posted by ShannonH
4. I like it. A lot.
i used to race track but never thought to ride fg on the road. of course this is how it was always done. i can do a lot of the technical stuff but i have absolutely no idea how one does a no-handed stack stand!
have been riding my MTB conversion for the past 3 weeks now and i am here to tell you that there is another stage after the i-like-it-a-lot bit.
i look at my gios in the shed each morning, and while i just love that bike, and have had so much fun on it, this little beast of a fixie is just calling to me from nearby "come on... you know you want to".
so out we go each day. night and day. around town and to work and home again...
occasionally people ask about it while riding. some are in the know, but still see this as some kind of freak activity. a great many just dont get it all. and many of those just seem to be happy so sit in my draught (without rolling though - bastards).
and while i am now tuning into the minor shortcomings of my very much on the cheap conversion (sugino super might cranks are not quite right on the bb - minute play - maybe try to fix with some bmx cranks, again on the cheap) i am convinced that this is the way to go - to the point that i feel a little evangelical about it. this feels like the best thing i have done in bloody years. i just want to tell everyone that i see about it - i feel like a lunatic - a happy lunatic (i think i have crossed to the dark side)
hope i am not highjacking this - just trying to share my recent experiences too. i hope you make fg the major component of your cycling life.