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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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Both
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Do you prefer fixed gear, single speed, or both?

Old 11-17-10, 05:37 PM
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Do you prefer fixed gear, single speed, or both?

Sorry shenny88, but your poll wasn't so hot so I took the liberty of creating a new one. Hopefully it will be better received, as I am also curious about this.

BTW, I ride both. FG for the snow, SS for everything else (and FG for fun when I feel like it.)

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Old 11-17-10, 05:39 PM
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wheres the poll?
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Old 11-17-10, 05:41 PM
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Should be right above the first post up there ^
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depends. for street/road riding i prefer fixed or geared. if i'm going to coast why not have gears.
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As long as there is only one gear, im happy.
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Originally Posted by cc700
depends. for street/road riding i prefer fixed or geared. if i'm going to coast why not have gears.
ya i'm with u on this one. My commuter is a SS, but not by choice. Unusable components, so I ripped them off and made it SS.
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singlespeeds are for sissies who cant ride fixies and yea i said fixie...and my bike tires match my handlebars.
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Originally Posted by dev0415
singlespeeds are for sissies who cant ride fixies and yea i said fixie...and my bike tires match my handlebars.
Your a sissy.
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I do not understand why someone would ride a single-speed coaster if they had the option of riding a fixed gear bike.
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Both.

Have a fixed gear that I really like and my mtb's a singlespeed.
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Does it count as singlespeed if I ride my road bike and just don't shift?
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I prefer fixed.
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I prefer this:

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i wonder who wrapped his bars
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Old 11-17-10, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Deshi
As long as there is only one gear, im happy.
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Oh no! I said single speed by accident. How do I change my answer?! Wah Wah.
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Oh no! I said single speed by accident. How do I change my answer?! Wah Wah.
Now you will forever be a sissy.

HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH THE SHAME?
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Originally Posted by xavier853
i wonder who wrapped his bars
the squirrel, labor is cheep
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haha thanks, its cool.
i was originally looking for a "how many" answer, but a comparison or percentage is much more reflective. I was more worried that it would be a repost
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Originally Posted by donglecorn
the squirrel, labor is cheep
I know, those poor squirrels.

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Originally Posted by jesusbananas
now you will forever be a sissy.

How can you live with the shame?
nooooo!
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Both; Road/street/urban riding I go fixed. I own a single speed MTB.
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I prefer fixed in all but one scenario: riding down massive hills. Just seems like such a waste of energy at that point.
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I'll coast when i'm dead

Edit: F it im deleting it

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You need to take that image to photoediting software and resize it.
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