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Old 08-04-15, 01:51 PM
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I thought I'd just combine all the stupid (pointless), and painfully redundant threads, to get them out of the way in one fell swoop. Now we can move on...

Inspired by this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...ixed-gear.html

1. What is the best SSFG for <$300
2. Where can I get a Kilo TT?
3. Do you ride with or without brakes?
4. How do you skid?
5. Do you ride with a helmet?
6. What's the best gear ratio for me? For riding up the big hill on my commute?
7. What's the best way to ride a fixed gear down a hill?
8. Why is it called a fixie?
9. Leader 725 vs. Mash Histogram, which is better?
10. Messenger bag vs. backpack, which is better?
11. Clipped vs. Clipless, which is better?
12. I'm 5'10", what's the best frame size for me?


Thanks. Let me know if I missed anything...

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Old 08-04-15, 01:55 PM
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Old 08-04-15, 02:05 PM
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@nagrom: Nice CAAD10 on PedalRoom.
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Yeah I know.
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You certainly need something about foot retention in there.
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Old 08-04-15, 02:26 PM
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You certainly need something about foot retention in there.

Jeezuz! You're right! I'll fix that. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-15, 02:37 PM
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Aren't you going to give us the answers?
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Aren't you going to give us the answers?
Nah. Where's the fun in that? I mean, this is a very opinionated bunch so I'm sure we all have the right answers.
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I do, at least.
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Yeah, you forgot...

12) I am a dumb**** posthoor looking for BF/SS/FG cred

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Yeah, you forgot...

12) I am a dumb**** posthoor looking for BF/SS/FG cred

sounds like someone has a saggy diaper that leaks
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Originally Posted by mrblue View Post
@nagrom: Nice CAAD10 on PedalRoom.
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Yeah I know.
RIP in pieces that caad
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RIP in pieces that caad
Just reminded me, it's still at the shop....
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Originally Posted by Euthyphro View Post
Aren't you going to give us the answers?
1. thruster
2. bikesdirect
3. neither
4. it's magic
5. build your skull muscles so you won't need one
6. 46:17
7. take you feet off the pedals and coast
8. who cares
9. leader 735
10. fanny pack ftw
11. clips and straps, obviously
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"What's the noise coming from my bottom bracket/chain/headset/etc?"
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
1. thruster
2. bikesdirect
3. neither
4. it's magic
5. build your skull muscles so you won't need one
6. 46:17
7. take you feet off the pedals and coast
8. who cares
9. leader 735
10. fanny pack ftw
11. clips and straps, obviously
Well I'm an expert now! Time for an Ask Euthyphro thread.
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If the noobie threads bother you guys so much then make an effort to start discussions. Who an I kidding though, we are a bunch of trolling waiting for the next Evilcrymore or Lessonlearned.
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that thread about skidding with platform pedals maybe deserves to get in
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Originally Posted by mrblue View Post
I thought I'd just combine all the stupid (pointless) threads, to get it them out of the way. Now we can move on...

Inspired by this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...ixed-gear.html

1. What is the best SSFG for <$300
2. Where can I get a Kilo TT?
3. Do you ride with or without brakes?
4. How do you skid?
5. Do you ride with a helmet?
6. What's the best gear ratio for me? For riding up the big hill on my commute?
7. What's the best way to ride a fixed gear down a hill?
8. Why is it called a fixie?
9. Leader 725 vs. Mash Histogram, which is better?
10. Messenger bag vs. backpack, which is better?
11. Clipped vs. Clipless, which is better?


Thanks. Let me know if I missed anything...

I bought my sw8 #KiloTT (1) from BikesDirect (2). I ride with brakes (3) on alternating days of the week. I skid (4) with style, usually on my helmet (5). I like to mash uphill in my 60/13 gear (6), then "Ted Shred" downhill (7) with my right foot on the rear wheel and my left propped up on the handle bars. "Fixed Gear Drivetrain Bicycle" is just such a mouthful, and makes you sound like a Fred when you say it, so I just say "fixie" (8) when referring to the sw8 Mash Histo (9) after I sold off my janky old Leader 725. Of course, I gotta carry my junk with me, so I wear backpack on even days, and messenger bag on odd days (10). Of course, I throw down so many watts I have to ride with clipless pedals that also have toe cages and straps (11).

If you disagree with how I ride, you are wrong.













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