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Why would you choose FG instead of SS?

Old 11-09-11, 10:10 PM
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Why would you choose FG instead of SS?

I do not understand. SS allows you to bomb steep hills, bunny hop without warning, take tight corners at high speeds, and avoid slapping pedals on curbs. FG gives you really sexy bike asthetics.

I have three bikes (1 geared, 2 ss) and just added number four to the stable. I LOVE LOVE super hard sprints on the drops which means racing on a velodrome has always appealed to me. If I make bike number four a fixed gear I will be able to join my friends on their monthly trip to the velodrome but if I did that why would I choose to ride my FG over my SS outside of the track?

I guess I am just looking for opinions.
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why don't you make one of your ss bikes a fg and tell us?
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Damn. Here I was going down hills on my fixed gear; not to mention hopping curbs and taking corners. Didn't realize I wasn't able to that. Guess I'll go throw that piece of junk in the trash.
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cause we find it to be enjoyable, try it and see how you like it. our opinions are meaningless really its up to you...
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Old 11-09-11, 10:18 PM
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Instead of trying to start some sort of debate, just read some of the threads. If you're happier riding with a freewheel than a fixed cog, so be it. Besides, I bet I could out ride - and out sprint - you on any day, any street, or up and down any hill you put in front of me. Brakeless.

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Yes, this.

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