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Old 12-28-12, 04:09 PM
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Only 15 years old and writes like that !

You have the vocabulary of a college grad.

OP go thank your parents right now for the obviously very early head start you had XD

I expect you to do great things one day..
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Old 12-28-12, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
Only 15 years old and writes like that !

You have the vocabulary of a college grad.

OP go thank your parents right now for the obviously very early head start you had XD

I expect you to do great things one day..
Thank you for saying that. I really appreciate it. Im actually 14 haha, but a little exaggerating never hurts...

I fantasize of the day when I am a college grad... Middle school is boring! I'm ready to fast forward a couple years...
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
Maybe you should take a look along the lines of the Salsa El Mariachi SS.
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Strong cromoly steel frame
Rigid fork
Flat bar
29er
Takes wide tires
Single speed
Plenty of dropouts for attaching commuting gear

This bike is SICK. I did some research online and it got impressive reviews. If I got that, I could keep the tires it came with and buy a pair of slicks for it too. Maybe bullhorn bars? I like it a lot. Do you have one?
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Id even say that you could jump my carbon fiber road bike with no worries... If you land well. But the issue is you wont always land well and the bike is guna take abuse....
You must learn the ways of the FORCE young padawan.
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Old 12-28-12, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
You must learn the ways of the FORCE young padawan.
Oh i have plenty of force, believe me... My precisiom is slightly less on point. I do have control, though. No doubt
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Old 12-28-12, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tri King View Post
Oh i have plenty of force, believe me... My precisiom is slightly less on point. I do have control, though. No doubt

You've probably seen this, then. Trials bike, not BMX or MTB, but amazing skill
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Old 12-28-12, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Tri King View Post
If fixed gears could just jump up curbs, thats all I would ride.
I've got good news for you. It is possible to "jump up curbs" on a fixed gear. You just have to learn how. If you ride BMX it should be very easy. This video will change your opinion of what's possible on a fixed gear: https://vimeo.com/29939376. Here's another if you like what you saw: https://vimeo.com/31240644

Now that we've debunked that curb jumping myth, I guess that means you are in the market for a fixed gear. Maybe you would like one of these:

https://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...ducts_id=10621

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik.../p.series/pfix

The category of bikes are called fixed gear freestyle. They are designed to take abuse. You can change up the gearing to make them faster.

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*Note* I prefer single speed, but i could compromise for gears if the setup was right. And single speed conversioms arent difficult..*note*
If you're still worried about riding fixed gear then build up an All City Nature Boy with flat or riser bars. It can "jump up curbs" and can accommodate racks and fenders. It would make a perfect single speed commuter.

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Old 12-28-12, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb123 View Post
I've got good news for you. It is possible to "jump up curbs" on a fixed gear. You just have to learn how. If you ride BMX it should be very easy. This video will change your opinion of what's possible on a fixed gear: https://vimeo.com/29939376. Here's another if you like what you saw: https://vimeo.com/31240644

Now that we've debunked that curb jumping myth, I guess that means you are in the market for a fixed gear. Maybe you would like one of these:
Where those actual fixed gears or single spreads with internal brakes? The videos where impressive and I loved my fixed. But when they completed there 180's there was some back peddling but not equal to the speed of the bike. There was also no foot retention, which is usually a no-no. Before I get flamed about that statement I do want to comment that I know those where professional riders.
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Originally Posted by WickedOne513 View Post
Where those actual fixed gears or single spreads with internal brakes? The videos where impressive and I loved my fixed. But when they completed there 180's there was some back peddling but not equal to the speed of the bike. There was also no foot retention, which is usually a no-no. Before I get flamed about that statement I do want to comment that I know those where professional riders.
It is the real deal. Definitely fixed gear. Definitely no brakes. He is always using foot retention if you look closely. He is using hold fast type straps, not toe clips. The back pedaling is turning the drivetrain. It's probably just a matter his gearing and your perception. Lots of FGFS videos out there if you like what you saw.

hold fast: https://holdfastordie.com/store/foot-retention-system

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Old 12-29-12, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mtb123 View Post
I've got good news for you. It is possible to "jump up curbs" on a fixed gear. You just have to learn how. If you ride BMX it should be very easy. This video will change your opinion of what's possible on a fixed gear: https://vimeo.com/29939376. Here's another if you like what you saw: https://vimeo.com/31240644

Now that we've debunked that curb jumping myth, I guess that means you are in the market for a fixed gear. Maybe you would like one of these:

https://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...ducts_id=10621

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik.../p.series/pfix

The category of bikes are called fixed gear freestyle. They are designed to take abuse. You can change up the gearing to make them faster.



If you're still worried about riding fixed gear then build up an All City Nature Boy with flat or riser bars. It can "jump up curbs" and can accommodate racks and fenders. It would make a perfect single speed commuter.
Yeah that video is cool. Ive seen stuff like this before. But isnt it rly hard to bunny? Like can u just be riding flat and bunny hop?
but its cool. I like fixed gears. Ill definitely add them to my listbof considerations
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Old 12-30-12, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mtb123 View Post
It is the real deal. Definitely fixed gear. Definitely no brakes. He is always using foot retention if you look closely. He is using hold fast type straps, not toe clips. The back pedaling is turning the drivetrain. It's probably just a matter his gearing and your perception. Lots of FGFS videos out there if you like what you saw.

hold fast: https://holdfastordie.com/store/foot-retention-system
So what is a good middle level fgfs bike? Under 1k.
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Old 12-31-12, 01:25 PM
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So what is a good middle level fgfs bike? Under 1k.
See my links above in post #57. There are not very many FGFS completes on the market. Both the p.fix and the bruiser are under $1k. The bruiser is a 29er so it will roll faster. The p.fix is a 26 so it will feel a bit more frisky.
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