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Old 03-19-21, 08:01 AM
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Old 03-20-21, 09:31 AM
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My summer fixed gear, walking.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVmlM2GbInU
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Old 03-23-21, 03:49 AM
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Old 03-28-21, 08:26 PM
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Cool handlebars sweet wheels

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My fixed gear





Beautifully done!
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Old 04-09-21, 03:35 AM
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I'm 66 and I ride a magic gear 1981 Trek 750 Pro Race. 49-17, which is about 76 inches. My normal route I ride is 18.2 miles, selected for minimal hills, but has a few big ones. Last year on a good day, I rode the route in a smidge over an hour, including a couple of miles of warmup. I suspect once I get tuned up this year, with a warmup before starting, I'll be able to ride average 18 MPH on it for an hour. Spring conditioning is already good with over 80 days of ice skating this winter. I get a bit addicted to riding fixed, and only ride geared when route or winds require it.
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Old 06-03-21, 07:36 AM
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Bianchi Nero

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Hello to all fellow cyclists! Are there any other fixed gear street riders out there? I started riding fixed gear bikes for fun at 56, and now at 59 still riding pure adrenaline pumping fun.
Hi, I am picking up my 2021 Bianchi Nero today. I'll post pics when I get it and let you know how it is!

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Old 06-03-21, 07:39 AM
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Hi, I am picking up my 2021 Bianchi Nero today. I'll post pics when I get it and let you know how it is!

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After 9 more posts you can post pictures. Better get posting!
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Old 06-03-21, 07:39 AM
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Nice.
I am really enjoying my fixed gear rides.
itís been a while and riding a bike that coasts now is just really odd and takes a bit to get used to.
this is my current favorite ride.

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Old 06-03-21, 09:11 AM
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Nice Lakerat, keep on spinning!
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Old 06-04-21, 04:03 AM
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I'm usually running the freewheel. I like the fixed cog but my main issue the toe overlap. I have a habit of staying clipped in at redlights/stopsigns and such and slowly turning in circles until I take off again. I almost went down a few times when my toe hit the tire. I also like to bunnyhop over speedbumps and stuff and can't do that fixed. I need to work on how to properly do a trackstand.


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Old 06-04-21, 07:37 PM
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This is my third fixed gear bike, and the only one that wasn't a conversion. It came with a flip flop hub and a single speed but I had the shop put on a FG cog and I have literally never used the single speed side since I bought it 7 years ago... until today.

I'm using this bike for rehab and PT following knee surgery; normally it's my commuter and urban bike. I could pedal the FG OK, but it was a little awkward stopping and planting my foot down, and the bumps jolted me a little too much, and toe clips were too scary. So now I have this urban bike with 35mm tires for comfort, flat pedals instead of toe clips, and a single speed freewheel which is kind of a new experience.


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Old 06-07-21, 12:58 PM
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I happen to know a guy that rode one to work every day. Long story short. It is now mine. I don't ride it as often as I think of it. I geared it to support a commuter ride of 20MPH at 90 rpm. Worked out well and did not change my commute time at all. Like to ride it on American holidays
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Old 06-08-21, 08:20 AM
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Lovely SUV truck.

[where did you get those sturdy panniers able to hold lots of cargo? QUOTE=y0x8;21980451]My fixed gear truck







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where did you get those sturdy panniers able to hold lots of cargo?
I bought it at a local bike shop.
But you can also order through any online store.
The brand of the basket PS-CK-001K for mounting on the steering wheel.
I threw out the fasteners for the steering wheel and fasten the baskets to the trunk with ordinary nylon ropes tied with a bow at three points.
Two dots at the top, one at the bottom.
The connection is strong, reliable and quick-release.
The baskets are metal, the products inside do not crumple, as in the side leather bags.
On Russian sites, there are baskets even for $ 2.5, very cheap:

The plane of the top of the baskets is at the same level with the platform of the trunk.
You can easily install any lining strips or fiberboard plates and put anything on top: bags, backpacks, baskets, and so on.
You can just put a 2L wicker basket made of willow on the trunk platform, as shown in my photo.

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I have a lot of experience in transporting vegetables and various goods, and these baskets have shown their best side.






In addition, I have a trunk with a tricky convex shape, which allows you to install a soft backpack-pants:
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Sweet deals cheaper than Alibaba or DHL

Hey thatís a sweet new site for bike junkies like us velonauts. Thanks for sharing, brother. 🙏🏼🏆
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I bought it at a local bike shop.
But you can also order through any online store.
The brand of the basket PS-CK-001K for mounting on the steering wheel.
I threw out the fasteners for the steering wheel and fasten the baskets to the trunk with ordinary nylon ropes tied with a bow at three points.
Two dots at the top, one at the bottom.
The connection is strong, reliable and quick-release.
The baskets are metal, the products inside do not crumple, as in the side leather bags.
On Russian sites, there are baskets even for $ 2.5, very cheap:

The plane of the top of the baskets is at the same level with the platform of the trunk.
You can easily install any lining strips or fiberboard plates and put anything on top: bags, backpacks, baskets, and so on.
You can just put a 2L wicker basket made of willow on the trunk platform, as shown in my photo.
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Old 06-10-21, 09:25 AM
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Sweet deals cheaper than Alibaba or DHL

Hey thatís a sweet new site for bike junkies like us velonauts. Thanks for sharing, brother. 🙏🏼🏆
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I bought it at a local bike shop.
But you can also order through any online store.
The brand of the basket PS-CK-001K for mounting on the steering wheel.
I threw out the fasteners for the steering wheel and fasten the baskets to the trunk with ordinary nylon ropes tied with a bow at three points.
Two dots at the top, one at the bottom.
The connection is strong, reliable and quick-release.
The baskets are metal, the products inside do not crumple, as in the side leather bags.
On Russian sites, there are baskets even for $ 2.5, very cheap:

The plane of the top of the baskets is at the same level with the platform of the trunk.
You can easily install any lining strips or fiberboard plates and put anything on top: bags, backpacks, baskets, and so on.
You can just put a 2L wicker basket made of willow on the trunk platform, as shown in my photo.
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Old 06-11-21, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by y0x8 View Post
I have a lot of experience in transporting vegetables and various goods, and these baskets have shown their best side.






In addition, I have a trunk with a tricky convex shape, which allows you to install a soft backpack-pants:
Dang, your bike is nice but the cargo looks way more yummy!
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Old 06-30-21, 08:42 AM
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61 and still riding in my rocky mountain home. Low gear really help. Has anyone tried pulling a trailer with a fixed gear?
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I have.
On flat ground for short distances only.
I rescued a schwinn baby trailer, and took my blind dog for a ride down some dirt roads and canal paths.
26Ē tires, 39 x 20, no problem.
I am going to rebuild the thing, put new tires on it, and try it at 39 x 16, but Florida is FLAT.
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