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Old 04-08-21, 02:33 PM
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One add....after a year on only a fixie, a freewheeled/geared bike felt horribly “uncontrollable” when coasting in any get used to your legs controlling not only acceleration but also de-acceleration so a bike coasting along on its own feels like you are in the back seat of a car rolling down hill... Really odd but in a way you are more in control of a fixie at all times.
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Old 04-08-21, 06:18 PM
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Did anyone go from years of riding normal bikes to riding fixies or is it really something you want to learn as a child? Did you learn any valuable skills when learning to ride fixie? I tried riding one once and bailed after like 5 minutes lol
When I was a teenager back in the mid 1970's and working in a bike shop I built a "track bike" (that's what we called them back then) from used orphaned parts from the shop's parts bin with the owner's blessing. I rode it for a few weeks but liked my Raleigh Super Course better and stopped riding the track bike.

Roll the clock ahead 41 years to 2016 and I bought a Wabi Special. I got totally hooked on riding all over again! I set the bike up as a fixed gear but have since swapped out for a freewheel for my everyday rides. I also bought a Wabi Classic and tricked it out to be a light nimble city flyer. I'm 63 now and not slowing down my riding.

As far as skills? I found that I am much more focused on my surroundings when I'm riding a fixed gear bike. That translates into a "safer" more heads-up ride.


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