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I ride a fixed gear bike

Old 12-04-20, 07:45 PM
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I ride a fixed gear bike

Not a fixie, when I go to bed I use a blanket not a blankie, I have a bike not a bikey, my wife rides a horse not a horsie, I go to work not worky

im sorry but the word fixie is such a lame name, I truly canít stand it.

Again sorry for the ones who love using that word

just keep it the hell away from me😬
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Old 12-04-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ymerej View Post
Not a fixie, when I go to bed I use a blanket not a blankie, I have a bike not a bikey, my wife rides a horse not a horsie, I go to work not worky

im sorry but the word fixie is such a lame name, I truly canít stand it.

Again sorry for the ones who love using that word

just keep it the hell away from me😬
did you forget to take your meds?
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Old 12-04-20, 08:09 PM
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did you forget to take your meds?
Nope donít do drugs, it makes me cringe when I hear it. Did you ride your fixie bikey on the trackie hahah never in a million years will I ever never ever use the term fixie referring to my fixed gear bike.

happy trails
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I tend not to use the term "fixie" myself,* but have no problem with those who do. I really don't understand the amount of hate some have for the term. Use it or don't, who cares?

*But I do like to snuggle up with my blankie!
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Old 12-04-20, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ymerej View Post
Nope donít do drugs, it makes me cringe when I hear it. Did you ride your fixie bikey on the trackie hahah never in a million years will I ever never ever use the term fixie referring to my fixed gear bike.

happy trails

yes I rode my single speed for 35 miles today.
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Is she your wifey though?

I don't much care for the term "fixie" and it is not like I don't have the time to say "fixed gear" or type it.
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Old 12-04-20, 09:33 PM
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Can't imagine the issue but then I like doggies and puppers.
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Old 12-04-20, 09:34 PM
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Old 12-04-20, 09:41 PM
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Yes!! I love it haha
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Old 12-05-20, 12:08 AM
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a 'fixed gear' is a nice looking bicycle with a fixed gear drivetrain
a' 'fixie' is a bike with a four spoke spinergy front wheel, a generic rear wheel, and rubber track grips that don't match any other color on the bike
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Trackie.
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'Reason why this is such a touchy issue is because the only people who use the term, "fixie," don't know how to ride fixed gear bikes.
Who says doggy? Little kids. I don't refer to my German Shepherd as doggy.
Whenever someone says 'Fixie' they mean, Ahhh, I don't ride those bikes !!!
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haters!

I do like to say "fixie" often, but only in a fun/trolling kind of way and to actual cyclists. To laymen - I say "fixed gear".
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Originally Posted by Ymerej View Post
Not a fixie, when I go to bed I use a blanket not a blankie, I have a bike not a bikey, my wife rides a horse not a horsie, I go to work not worky

im sorry but the word fixie is such a lame name, I truly can’t stand it.

Again sorry for the ones who love using that word

just keep it the hell away from me😬

I am quite glad to stay away from whiny posers...and I am going to go ride the hell out of my sw8 phiksie now
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Old 12-05-20, 11:03 AM
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Fixie inc.

I own a Fixie inc. Peacemaker and it is quite a nice bike. Fixie inc. is a reputable company from Germany.
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Robin is gonna have to fix his man-bun after that slap.....
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Originally Posted by Biketiger View Post
'Reason why this is such a touchy issue is because the only people who use the term, "fixie," don't know how to ride fixed gear bikes.
Who says doggy? Little kids. I don't refer to my German Shepherd as doggy.
Whenever someone says 'Fixie' they mean, Ahhh, I don't ride those bikes !!!
I've said fixie more than once or twice. But I fit the "...only people who use the term, "fixie," don't know how to ride fixed gear bikes." perfectly. Just ask Biketiger.
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haters!

I do like to say "fixie" often, but only in a fun/trolling kind of way and to actual cyclists. To laymen - I say "fixed gear".
Lol. Going to echo the sentiment here. I like fixed gear, but sometimes track bike. Stopped at a mtb park once to get a drink. A mtber called my bike a fixie, I was like, what??

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My daughter tried mine once.
she calls fixed gear bikes suicide bikes.
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My daughter tried mine once.
she calls fixed gear bikes suicide bikes.
There's nothing like riding a fixed gear bike for the first time. It made me crack up when I forgot it was fixed and tried to coast. You have to get into the mindset of pedalling constantly. After a while it's second nature.

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Perhaps we should go British pedantic and insist these bikes be referred to as fixed-wheel ...
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Nope don’t do drugs
Maybe they'd help...
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Lol. Going to echo the sentiment here. I like fixed gear, but sometimes track bike. Stopped at a mtb park once to get a drink. A mtber called my bike a fixie, I was like, what??

Dave
The problem with track bike is mine is not a track bike and I don't ride it on the track and probably wouldn't. It is not aggressive has brakes on it and is awesome (not that a track bike isn't just had to mention it) It is a Fixed Gear Road Bike and then I have a cross bike which is now single speed (flip flop, may go back to fixed at some point) with a front rack and dynamo with wide ass tires.

Your story reminds me of the time I was going to the store on my touring bike (drop bars but very upright, wide tires and had all the racks on it and a pannier) wearing winter clothes (most certainly non-cycling specific and baggier than I would want for a longer trip) to pick up earplugs, Twizzlers and some other stuff for an upcoming trip and some guys in a car yelled at me "Get outta here ROADIE". I was dumbstruck I was like "Huh? Roadie? Me?" I felt bad for the actual roadies who take such pride in their roadie-dom, I had been crowned their king by the divine will of some idiots in a car.
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