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I just rode a 19.3lb fixie for the first time, and it. was. GREAT!

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I just rode a 19.3lb fixie for the first time, and it. was. GREAT!

Old 09-21-08, 08:45 AM
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I just rode a 19.3lb fixie for the first time, and it. was. GREAT!

Where have I been without a fixie? It was wonderful. The smooth acceleration and overall control of the bike is outstanding, and the pure simplicity of the bike. For instance, no messy gears, only one brake could be run up front, one simple chainring, and I could go on. I was almost tempted to sell my trek fuel for a fixie.
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Old 09-21-08, 08:59 AM
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ah dont sell your fuel. just build a mighty stable of fine steeds
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What bike was the fixie? Also, nice loki.
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Now you get to be one of those people who tries to describe what it's like, and end up sounding pretentious. "It's like... you just... have more control! You have to try it to know, man."
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19.3 is so heavy. You need to be under 16 lbs to even qualify to be videotaped doing tricks.
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my fixed gear is 19.5 lbs stock. be dope to get it under 16 though, just because
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That's too bad you had to ride a 19.3 lb fixie, cuz once you get below 19.2 lbs is where you really start to see significant increases in simplicity.
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Originally Posted by sneaky viking View Post
That's too bad you had to ride a 19.3 lb fixie, cuz once you get below 19.2 lbs is where you really start to see significant increases in simplicity.
I lolled.
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Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
Where have I been without a fixie? It was wonderful. The smooth acceleration and overall control of the bike is outstanding, and the pure simplicity of the bike. For instance, no messy gears, only one brake could be run up front, one simple chainring, and I could go on. I was almost tempted to sell my trek fuel for a fixie.
nice -- time to sign up with the winning team!
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