Thread: Fixay 4 life!
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Old 01-12-19, 09:16 PM
Clark W. Griswold
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
As predicted a good while ago the Fixie-Fad has faded away while the devotees of truly obsolete hardware and Old School club cyclists continue as they have for well over a century to ride FG on the open public roads.

As far as adopting a "fixed gear for life" ethos it was just part of what one did as a cyclist long before my 1st road FG winter base miles 51 seasons ago, although tattoos have never been required a supple high cadence pedaling style w/ big grunt on demand is.

Obsolete? Come on are we just some old geezers here? My new cranks are using Hollowtech II spindle which Shimano still uses on a lot of their stuff. The bottom bracket is hybrid ceramic and it has a suspension seatpost that weighs a little more than a Thomson Elite care of Cane Creek's eeSilk and brakes from the same. This is a totally modern machine in all forms. Sure it may not be electronically shifted but obsolete is unfair. It is not like I am running skip tooth Chatter Lea cottered cranks and spoon brakes here! (though I would love a Chatter Lea or similar vintage styled fixed gear like that with wooden rims because why not)

No tattoos for sure but if you are going to get one, the forehead is the best place : )
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