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    First Fixie Build

    My son and I have watched "Premium Rush" about 3 times the past few months and each time he has become more sure of his choice to build a fixie. I'm a C&V roadie so there is a Raleigh frame on the wall of the shop wanting new life. I'll post pics as we get going.
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    Yay, a build thread.

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    Premium rush is your son's inspiration for riding a fixed gear bike? I'm not usually one to tell somebody how to raise their kids, but it's time you step up and perform your fatherly duties.

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    Can't stop, don't want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    My son and I have watched "Premium Rush" about 3 times the past few months ...
    Why? Perhaps some form of aversion therapy?

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    Must stop occasionally / should have brakes

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    so premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
    Premium rush is your son's inspiration for riding a fixed gear bike? I'm not usually one to tell somebody how to raise their kids, but it's time you step up and perform your fatherly duties.
    Thank you for your expert advice. He is 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    Must stop occasionally / should have brakes
    Yup. At least at the start. He is a rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    Why? Perhaps some form of aversion therapy?
    I love cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlafitte View Post
    Can't stop, don't want to
    Finally, a voice of reason.

    Ride on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    yay, a premium rush thread.
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    Finished.

    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Finished.
    Foot retention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
    Foot retention?

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    Platform clipless while he is on the learning curve of a fixie but said he is going something morelike SPD stuff soon.
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    It looks really good imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by inCOGneto View Post
    It looks really good imo
    Thanx, appreciate the input.
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    Okay, I watched Premium rush... twice, first when it was on Redbox and about two months ago. Yes, it has its flaws. Yes, the plot is a bit corny. But if it inspires people to get off their royal asses and ride, more power to them.

    To that end, there was a youtube channel called Triple Rush that was going for a while but I haven't seen anything of it as of late. Maybe it fizzled away? It was more of a documentary, followed a few different messengers throughout their workweek, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
    Okay, I watched Premium rush... twice, first when it was on Redbox and about two months ago. Yes, it has its flaws. Yes, the plot is a bit corny. But if it inspires people to get off their royal asses and ride, more power to them.

    To that end, there was a youtube channel called Triple Rush that was going for a while but I haven't seen anything of it as of late. Maybe it fizzled away? It was more of a documentary, followed a few different messengers throughout their workweek, etc.
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    Never heard of Premium Rush before this thread*. Inspired me to go watch it.. looks like an entertaining movie. Thanks!

    PS: Great looking build you've got!

    * I'm not the usual FG rider, so that's maybe why
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxdk View Post
    Never heard of Premium Rush before this thread*. Inspired me to go watch it.. looks like an entertaining movie. Thanks!

    PS: Great looking build you've got!

    * I'm not the usual FG rider, so that's maybe why

    I rented it because it had Joseph Gorden Levit in it, plus it was the first bike-centered flick to come out in a while. There are other documentary type flicks out there, but they're all about the whole Lance scandal.
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    Nice build, fun movie.

    I especially liked how he was in the ambulance in tons of pain barely able to move, and then a short time later was riding all kinds of cool stunts on top of cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    I'll post pics as we get going.
    Wait...did I miss the entire process? Next thing I know it's done, and done well! Nice job.

    Atmosphere is a little different than the over 50 forum here in SS/FG. Did ya' notice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Coast Joe View Post
    Wait...did I miss the entire process? Next thing I know it's done, and done well! Nice job.

    Atmosphere is a little different than the over 50 forum here in SS/FG. Did ya' notice?
    Yeah, it is. But then I am no fixie rider. It's been fun to build one with my son even if I may never ride it. Thanx for the compliments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
    Nice build, fun movie.

    I especially liked how he was in the ambulance in tons of pain barely able to move, and then a short time later was riding all kinds of cool stunts on top of cars.
    Like I said, there were flaws. Funny thing is, only us "bike guys" catch stuff like that.
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