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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-28-08, 07:27 PM
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40+ SSFG crowd - who else other than me?
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Old 08-28-08, 07:38 PM
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oh wow, i thought it'd be some rant from a retired roadie complaining about 'fixies' and 'hipsters' i sure hope that when i'm 40+ i'm doing some form of ss/fg riding
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Old 08-28-08, 07:51 PM
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46. Lot's of fun on the fixie!

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Old 08-28-08, 07:58 PM
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56 just returned to cycling and just got my first fixie a trek t1 I love it
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Old 08-28-08, 07:59 PM
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44 got me a pista concept, and a GF Rig

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Old 08-28-08, 08:03 PM
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I just started riding a fixie at 40. Why have I been messing with all those gears for all these years?
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Old 08-28-08, 08:26 PM
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46, haven't flipped the back wheel yet though. I guess I'm I'm still a bit apprehensive about making the swap, it's only been 2 months since returning to biking. Ah what the hell maybe this weekend I'll give it a go!
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Old 08-28-08, 09:31 PM
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56 and riding an IRO Jamie Roy. I love riding fixed gear and have not ridden anything else since March.
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Old 08-28-08, 09:33 PM
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Will be 38 in Nov. almost 40 but I had to chime in this thread! A fellow fixed rider myself!
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Old 08-28-08, 09:37 PM
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47 in a few weeks. Ride fixed all winter and usually in good shape come spring for it. Also use a FG beater for errands and around town year round.
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Right on - just turned 43, ride fixed year round.
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Old 08-28-08, 09:58 PM
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51 next month and have been riding FG for 2 yrs.
I now have 2.
I have clincher and tubular wheels for each bike. Prefer the sew-ups

I ride a 44X16 on the tubulars and 44X17 on the clinchers.
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Old 08-28-08, 10:16 PM
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WTF, I'm not old enough for the old guy thread? Fine then, I'll just go back to thirty year old land, wherever the **** that is.
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40. FG year round. Hung up my geared bikes for another time. For now, fixed. And probably forever.
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Old 08-28-08, 11:03 PM
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Fine then, I'll just go back to thirty year old land, wherever the **** that is.
It's in Nowheresville, man... Beat it kid... lol
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Old 08-28-08, 11:32 PM
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Doctor says I'm losing my sight i n my right eye. uh, what was the question again?
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Old 08-28-08, 11:59 PM
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53. Been riding fixed gear since 1973. What's a hipster?
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Old 08-29-08, 01:19 AM
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53. Been riding fixed gear since 1973. What's a hipster?
NeilG, I think you already won this thread.

I was born that year.
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Old 08-29-08, 02:47 AM
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Born in 1968. Finally got rid of all my gears and took the fixed plunge. Only sorry I waited so long...
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Old 08-29-08, 04:03 AM
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Will be 63 in March,just got a country road bob by Van Dessel. SS im lovun it! most of you boys are young enough to be my son,(In order to keep it up, you have to keep going up!)Most smart puppies learn from the old dog's...enjoy the ride!
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Old 08-29-08, 05:44 AM
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53. Been riding fixed gear since 1973. What's a hipster?
It's what used to be sleeping in a van by the side of the road back in '73. Now they are associate professors at the local junior college.
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46, haven't flipped the back wheel yet though. I guess I'm I'm still a bit apprehensive about making the swap, it's only been 2 months since returning to biking. Ah what the hell maybe this weekend I'll give it a go!
I'm 46 and I've never used my freewheel either.
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Old 08-29-08, 06:32 AM
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Old 08-29-08, 06:56 AM
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46 in a few weeks, and my geared bikes are getting less and less attention.
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