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Old 08-02-10, 10:52 AM
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Just bought a 1999 KHS Aero track bike

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...rack&Type=bike

Mostly just for riding around town. I have a phobia about injuring my knees though, so I put brakes and a freewheel cog on it.


Recommendations for rides, etc? I am totally new to the single speed / fixed gear thing.
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Where are you located?

Did you pick it up off CL for $300? If so, niceeeee, I wanted to get it but I have way too many bikes.

If you want to run it fixed, Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose is an amazing place to ride the track. They do Beginner Sessions every Saturday and Monday and it's a ton of fun.

Otherwise, just ride around! Anything shorter than 50 miles, I tend to like to bring the fixed out and see how far I can go at a steady cadence...
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yeah, that the one! picked up from the guy in campbell and got it for 250.



It has a 48 tooth sugino crank and a 20 tooth cog on the back. I am thinking I want to put a smaller cog on it eventually, it seems a little too "easy."

I want to try it again as fixed, but I am really paranoid about my knees (hence putting the brakes and freewheel on it.) Is this irrational?

I'm also REALLY not used to riding fixed. I came pretty close to eating it on the first ride.
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