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My fixed gear can beat up your road bike

Old 05-02-19, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Talk.

Norcal roadies riding in circles... Atmospheric variation... Aren't gonna catch me...

So far @redlude97 is the only one who posted an average speed, distance or elevation.

If someone's road bike can beat up my fixed gear then testify.

Post a screen cap or go to the back and have a gel or something.


-Tim-

I know this is tongue-in-cheek but I couldn't help myself. However, I don't think this screencap really means my bike beat yours up. A sub 16lb fixie costs maybe $1200-$1500 depending on the wheels. I currently have a fixie with garbage tires and 3000g wheels and it's still heaps of fun to ride. I imagine that shaving 10lbs off it and getting a decent saddle and tires etc. would make it WAY more fun than my road bike. It'd also need less maintenance. So, if I weren't racing, and I just wanted a cheap bike to have fun with, I'd probably want the fixie. Also I personally run 48:15 gearing on my commuter fixie. If it were as light as yours, I'd probably run 50:15, just so I could keep up on the fast sections.

EDIT: Do people think those HRs are... high? My fitness is junk and I hang around a bunch of guys way faster than me so I've gotten used to cruising at 165-170. I average 150+ during most rides. If we're talking max HRs, a buddy of mine maxes at 204

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Fair enough...




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Ooooh, it's on. What's the max grade though?
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Originally Posted by firebird854 View Post
Get some (non sprint) KOMs on your fixed gear and I'll be impressed.
Most of my hillclimbing PRs back in ye olde stomping grounds were done on a fixie. Still too slow for KOMs tho.,
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Talk.

Norcal roadies riding in circles... Atmospheric variation... Aren't gonna catch me...

So far @redlude97 is the only one who posted an average speed, distance or elevation.

If someone's road bike can beat up my fixed gear then testify.

Post a screen cap or go to the back and have a gel or something.


-Tim-
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Well at least it isnt yet another clothing and vanity thread started by Timmy. Instead, its him whippin it out for a measuring contest.

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My fixed gear can beat up my knees...

Fixed it for you. (You can fix your knees yourself.)
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Originally Posted by smashndash View Post
I personally run 48:15 gearing on my commuter fixie. If it were as light as yours, I'd probably run 50:15, just so I could keep up on the fast sections.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Fair enough...

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Guess y'all don't have hills down there? (bonus points for climbing with an aero bike?? )


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Just felt like saying that.
No it can't.

Unless you are riding it, and I am riding my road bike. Your engine can beat my engine.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Fair enough...




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You're posting a group ride as a testament to the potency your FG? Okay.
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Guess y'all don't have hills down there?
Alright, finally someone who isn't blowing hot air up everyone's tailpipes.

That's a real nice average. Your road bike could definitely step into the ring with my fixed gear bike and hold its own. It would be a good fight.

Y'all come down if you want some hills. We did 110 miles and 11,000 ft climbing a few weeks ago. That was gravel but there are are as many hills as you want around here, paved or dirt, doesn't matter. I'll show you around, introduce you to the fellers.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Alright, finally someone who isn't blowing hot air up everyone's tailpipes.

That's a real nice average. Your road bike could definitely step into the ring with my fixed gear bike and hold its own. It would be a good fight.

Y'all come down if you want some hills. We did 110 miles and 11,000 ft climbing a few weeks ago. That was gravel but there are are as many hills as you want around here, paved or dirt, doesn't matter. I'll show you around, introduce you to the fellers.


-Tim-
Those were some fun rides, my first exposure to the fast crowd around here and what they do for fun over the winter lol

Did a charity ride this past weekend with over 8k feet, lil slower average, but our group had multiple mechanicals and we all wanted to stick together. We're doing a century in July that's supposed to be 10-11k ft, I might get some more gear for that, I've been doing ok with the 36-30, but a 34 would be nice just in case, I think there's some 18%+ sections on that ride.

My BIL lives in Kennesaw, next time we go down I'll bring my bike.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
You're posting a group ride as a testament to the potency your FG? Okay.


is TimH really RyanF?
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What does this mean? I'm seriously asking because I don't know anyone who 'talks' like that. Assuming it's some type of communication.
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What does this mean? I'm seriously asking because I don't know anyone who 'talks' like that. Assuming it's some type of communication.
Something along the lines of “you’re a homie”
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Well at least it isnt yet another clothing and vanity thread started by Timmy. Instead, its him whippin it out for a measuring contest.

Y'all don't be dissin' Tim's apparel threads. Those fellows seem to have an innate sense of fashion, nothing wrong with that. Better than seeing Bubba in his jorts and wife-beater. JMO, of course!
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Wait how do you know that's a group ride based upon his post? Sorry I don't Strava much. I figured those were solo numbers!
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Y'all don't be dissin' Tim's apparel threads. Those fellows seem to have an innate sense of fashion, nothing wrong with that. Better than seeing Bubba in his jorts and wife-beater. JMO, of course!
In general, you are correct that there is nothing wrong with having a sense of fashion for caring about one's appearance.

With threads asking about how fashionable hi Vis disruptor camo is or claims that showing up to a group ride in fashionable clothing intimidates others, it is tough to say there is any sort of innate fashion sense going on.
If I weren't already on the ignore list that hurtful truth would probably put me there.


I usually would not post this sort of thing, but when in Rome... well, if ever there were a thread with a theme of being petty and shallow, this is it.
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Wait how do you know that's a group ride based upon his post? Sorry I don't Strava much. I figured those were solo numbers!
The four thumbnails under his larger profile pic indicate that he was with at least four other riders. My group rides almost always have additional riders that don't Strava; it's actually not unusual for the Strava members to be outnumbered. His first posted ride may or may not have been solo - he'd have to tell us.
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Wait how do you know that's a group ride based upon his post? Sorry I don't Strava much. I figured those were solo numbers!
The second screenshot (post 19) shows some icons underneath the ride title, those are other people who were also on the ride (and who also have Strava). In the first screenshot, he either didn't ride with anyone, or didn't ride with anyone who has Strava.
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Just felt like saying that.
"blessed are the meek..."

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Alright, finally someone who isn't blowing hot air up everyone's tailpipes.

That's a real nice average. Your road bike could definitely step into the ring with my fixed gear bike and hold its own. It would be a good fight.

Y'all come down if you want some hills. We did 110 miles and 11,000 ft climbing a few weeks ago. That was gravel but there are are as many hills as you want around here, paved or dirt, doesn't matter. I'll show you around, introduce you to the fellers.


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Get back at us when you can do it in jorts and a t shirt
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My road bike has chunks of fixies like yours in its stool.

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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Those were some fun rides, my first exposure to the fast crowd around here and what they do for fun over the winter lol

Did a charity ride this past weekend with over 8k feet, lil slower average, but our group had multiple mechanicals and we all wanted to stick together. We're doing a century in July that's supposed to be 10-11k ft, I might get some more gear for that, I've been doing ok with the 36-30, but a 34 would be nice just in case, I think there's some 18%+ sections on that ride.

My BIL lives in Kennesaw, next time we go down I'll bring my bike.
Send me a PM and I'll sponsor an introduction with some fast guys.


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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
"blessed are the meek..."

you must be forgetting this is the road forum, not 50+.



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