Notices
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)

1973 Raleigh

Old 02-16-10, 11:36 AM
  #26  
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,267

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 97 Posts
Originally Posted by LupinIII
I run 54-14 on my street bike ( a recently built up look 596, so aerodynamic and efficient power transfer). It was tough at first but I just manned up (or in your case womanned up LOL) and got used to it.


We should all race before you blow up your knees... will make sure we pick a route with light traffic, no hills, and wait for a calm day just so you have a hope in hell of winning.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 02-16-10, 12:26 PM
  #27  
Your cog is slipping.
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 26,053
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 640 Post(s)
Liked 100 Times in 58 Posts
DiamondBack ftw.
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 02-16-10, 01:03 PM
  #28  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Davis/Lafayette, CA
Posts: 2,014

Bikes: too many

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver


We should all race before you blow up your knees... will make sure we pick a route with light traffic, no hills, and wait for a calm day just so you have a hope in hell of winning.
hey man, that's just like your opinion bro. I'm a born masher
LupinIII is offline  
Old 02-18-10, 12:07 AM
  #29  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes lupin, I will just ignore the angry ones who need to ride their bikes more or get laid. Nothing wrong with being a masher.
Thanks
Fixie chick is offline  
Old 02-18-10, 12:15 AM
  #30  
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,267

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 97 Posts
Trolls get action ?

Bet that gets rough and noisy.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 02-18-10, 01:53 AM
  #31  
Turgid Member
 
TofuPowered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Posts: 171

Bikes: Salsa Casseroll, Soma Rush, Fuji Tahoe 29er Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lots of mucus probably
TofuPowered is offline  
Old 02-18-10, 06:37 AM
  #32  
Your cog is slipping.
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 26,053
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 640 Post(s)
Liked 100 Times in 58 Posts
And still no pics.
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 07:56 PM
  #33  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey Lupin, I guess they think our knees are going to go lol. What dumb ass opinions. It gives us super thighs and very strong legs including the knees. Builds muscle and makes you stronger. I also work out with weights...same concept. What a bunch of idiots! Ride your little gearing and spin like mad. Leave us mashers be! I was not picking on you for having weak legs (whimps)! Don't pick on me for having strong legs and loving to mash. The Raleigh bike is an ugly beater I just ride around without worrying about getting stolen. WTF do you want to look at pics of that for? Read the original post! I said it was a beater! My baby is the Langster and had to up the gearing on that too so I could mash. Just let it be..you all spin with your week whimpy legs and I will mash with my strong powerful legs lol.
Fixie chick is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 09:53 PM
  #34  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Davis/Lafayette, CA
Posts: 2,014

Bikes: too many

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sorry brah i was trolling. I got a slap on the wrist though so i gotta tell everyone jay kay

i ride 49-17, i'm down with the cadence. ride what gear you please. probably not the best idea to run 90 GI brakeless but it's also a good idea to wear a helmet and i often forget to do that
LupinIII is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 10:00 PM
  #35  
Senior Member
 
cnnrmccloskey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 744

Bikes: '82 Giante super challange, 70 Gitane Tour de France, GT Gutterball

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
..
cnnrmccloskey is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 10:23 PM
  #36  
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,190

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 352 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by Fixie chick
Hey Lupin, I guess they think our knees are going to go lol. What dumb ass opinions. It gives us super thighs and very strong legs including the knees. Builds muscle and makes you stronger.
There is a reason why road cyclists prefer to keep a cadence of 90 or higher, to preserve their knees. And what does being a spinner have to do with having weak legs?


+1 with you being a troll, but I gave in anyway
hairnet is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 10:29 PM
  #37  
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 33,254

Bikes: 02 GTO, 2011 Magnum

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1355 Post(s)
Liked 1,251 Times in 627 Posts
Originally Posted by hairnet
There is a reason why road cyclists prefer to keep a cadence of 90 or higher, to preserve their knees. And what does being a spinner have to do with having weak legs?
I have never hit a 90 cadence in 28,000 miles.
Spinners have skinny legs, not weak ones.
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"

10 Wheels is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 10:51 PM
  #38  
Senior Member
 
preston811's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
I have never hit a 90 cadence in 28,000 miles.
Really??

Just to give people an idea, this guy is averaging 97rpm for the first minute here (yes I just counted):

preston811 is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 10:58 PM
  #39  
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,190

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 352 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
I have never hit a 90 cadence in 28,000 miles.
Spinners have skinny legs, not weak ones.

I was unaware my legs are skinny
hairnet is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 11:25 PM
  #40  
Veteran Racer
 
TejanoTrackie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Posts: 11,760

Bikes: 32 frames + 80 wheels

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1337 Post(s)
Liked 766 Times in 432 Posts
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
I have never hit a 90 cadence in 28,000 miles.
Spinners have skinny legs, not weak ones.
I guess you've never been to the track and seen any sprinters.
TejanoTrackie is offline  
Old 02-20-10, 11:46 PM
  #41  
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,267

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 97 Posts
Originally Posted by hairnet
There is a reason why road cyclists prefer to keep a cadence of 90 or higher, to preserve their knees. And what does being a spinner have to do with having weak legs?

+1 with you being a troll, but I gave in anyway
In the old days the top time trialists ran gearings of 76 gear inches on fixed gear bikes to knock down times of less than an hour for 25 miles and would have to spin at just about 110 rpm for a full hour. Having done this on a period correct bike I can say this is still quite a challenge.

These guys knew they'd get wasted if they pushed their gearing over 80 as this was not efficient for riding this distance on the road.

The best modern day track racers will run gearings that are around 90 GI.

So when folks say they run gearings that are close to or exceed 100 and consider themselves fast my BS meter starts going crazy.

Used to run 82 gear inches and rode this for 1000's upon 1000's of kilometres and my friend, who is half my age ran a slightly steeper gearing than this... he is a freak on a bike.

Despite that, he took my advice to drop his gearing to the mid 70's and became nearly impossible to catch and I also dropped my gearing just a little... I was a hard guy to catch... especially on climbs.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 12:44 AM
  #42  
Gentlemen.
 
ADSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 1,516

Bikes: S-Works e5 Aerotech with 2009 Veloce and a Fulcrum 5s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Real picture of FixieChick below:

ADSR is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 12:52 AM
  #43  
Senior Member
 
cnnrmccloskey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 744

Bikes: '82 Giante super challange, 70 Gitane Tour de France, GT Gutterball

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ohhh, well I can understand mashing on that.

Oh look more bears
cnnrmccloskey is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 12:59 AM
  #44  
Gentlemen.
 
ADSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 1,516

Bikes: S-Works e5 Aerotech with 2009 Veloce and a Fulcrum 5s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

..
ADSR is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 01:04 AM
  #45  
Gentlemen.
 
ADSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 1,516

Bikes: S-Works e5 Aerotech with 2009 Veloce and a Fulcrum 5s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


4 tha masherzzz.
ADSR is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 01:06 AM
  #46  
Senior Member
 
cnnrmccloskey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 744

Bikes: '82 Giante super challange, 70 Gitane Tour de France, GT Gutterball

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
****+You.jpg (22.3 KB, 29 views)
cnnrmccloskey is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 04:50 AM
  #47  
a.k.a. QUADZILLA
 
LoRoK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,505

Bikes: Super Pista, Basso, Big Dummy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If we aren't going to get pictures of the bike, maybe we could get pictures of your self-described freakishly strong legs? Rrrooowwwww!!!
LoRoK is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 07:04 AM
  #48  
.
 
bbattle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Rocket City, No'ala
Posts: 12,764

Bikes: 2014 Trek Domane 5.2, 1985 Pinarello Treviso, 1990 Gardin Shred, 2006 Bianchi San Jose

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 29 Times in 14 Posts






time to ride
bbattle is offline  
Old 02-21-10, 10:16 AM
  #49  
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 15,965
Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1386 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 77 Posts
"Fixie chick" has been banned.
carleton is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
harlond
Folding Bikes
30
10-19-22 04:00 AM
NukeouT
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
3
12-16-13 06:44 PM
Meandmybike
Touring
1
08-14-13 04:30 PM
flammenwurfer
Classic & Vintage
23
09-06-12 08:00 AM
RLRider
Classic & Vintage
15
08-16-10 01:51 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.