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Old 10-18-2008, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just got a bike

yeeaaaa, im stoked. i found one on craigslist for $340 that fits me, 63 cm, yellow fixed gear vintage italian bike - bottecchia. shits pretty dope.

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ive never ridden fixed gear before, so im going to see if i can ride it well enough, and probably add a coaster and brake(s).


anyone here ride fixed gear or single speed?
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my bmx bike has one speed...
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah definitely depends where you live bud SS is pretty cool to cruise around on.

Have fun!

What's the tire size?
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fixed gear means that it has no backpedal brakes right?

if you plan to ride that on the street you are fucking insane and have so much balls that i am surprised you can sit ona bike seat.

i got a mountainbike here in norway and i have pretty much finished building it. got a bell in holland and recently added some much needed fenders. got some lights for the front and back, and a big thick bike lock
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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biking is fun. around my neighborhood it sucks, but i like to drive out to the country to ride. one of my favorite areas is the berkshires in western mass.

so fucking beautiful there, plus the appalaichan (sp?) trail runs through there.

but naw, ive never rode a single speed, except when i had my mongoose. i miss that bike.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Beautiful bike btw.

Mine, but with black tape. Oh yeah, and the handle bars are lowered one ring. Hope to get the bars to the bottom of the stem by the end of next season.

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FIXIES!!! grrrrrrr

you'll have fun, but i'll always remember that you've got a fixed-gear bike


how have you gotten around until now?
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Beautiful bike btw.

Mine, but with black tape. Oh yeah, and the handle bars are lowered one ring. Hope to get the bars to the bottom of the stem by the end of next season.

thanks man, im really happy with it. - im not sure on the tire size, i forget.


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fixed gear means that it has no backpedal brakes right?

if you plan to ride that on the street you are fucking insane and have so much balls that i am surprised you can sit ona bike seat.

i got a mountainbike here in norway and i have pretty much finished building it. got a bell in holland and recently added some much needed fenders. got some lights for the front and back, and a big thick bike lock

word -- ill see how it goes, more than likely im going to add a coaster and handle brakes - its cool because once you have the freewheel mechanism, you can just flip the tire and make it fixed gear or not, so im not really stuck with one or the other. -- alot of my friends ride fixed around the city with no brakes or helmets. -- nice man, i bet there are some beautiful spots to ride thurr.
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FIXIES!!! grrrrrrr

you'll have fun, but i'll always remember that you've got a fixed-gear bike


how have you gotten around until now?

why you gotta hate on the fixed gear?


edit: why would i care what you remember? dork.


walk (preferably) or take the bus.
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word -- ill see how it goes, more than likely im going to add a coaster and handle brakes - its cool because once you have the freewheel mechanism, you can just flip the tire and make it fixed gear or not, so im not really stuck with one or the other. -- alot of my friends ride fixed around the city with no brakes or helmets. -- nice man, i bet there are some beautiful spots to ride thurr.
nice bike. your friends are pretty insane. i would probably kill myself trying to coast and end up falling in front of some giant truck. at least get a front brake! weight is transferred forward during breaking so if you are only resisting the motion of the pedals or even worse skidbreaking then your weigh shifts to the front tire and you lose lots of braking power. might be problematic if you got any sort of an incline around you or a decent amount of speed.

ive always wanted to try riding one because you can ride backwards if you fancy it

i live basically in mountainbikeheaven. i live on the absolute edge of oslo basically out in the forest. the biking/hiking/skiing/whatever trails are so numerous i may not be able to fully explore them all before i leave in july. they are lit up at night until 11pm by massive lights. norwegians like to use lots of electricity.
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can you take if off any sweet jumps?
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i dont understand the video. none of those people are riding fixed gear bikes. nevermind theres one guy on a fixed gear near the end
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i dont know if i would want to take do any 'sweet jumps' with it




that was a pretty cool video - ideally, there would be way more bikes on the road than cars, and cars would yield to bikers and pedestrians, instead of the other way around. -- but you didnt answer my question saddam...
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i don't hate fixed gears - just that they're kind of a clique around these parts.

i've always kinda wanted one, too

my dork bike: http://www.blackstork.com/wp-content...7/08/nirve.jpg
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in amsterdam cars were secondary to bikes in the road-building system. nice bike highways everywhere, public transit and cabs drive in the middle and cars get one tiny ass lane and have to yeild to everyone. it was awesome
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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^that is awesome man, another reason why amsterdam is incredibly dope.

i loved the bike culture over there....almost a ridiculous amount, haha
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renting a dutch bike was one of the most fun things i've ever done. i have never been a part of such a massive faded bicycle gang.

i bet critical mass in amsterdam is a wild party
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Riding in amsterdam is sweet so well built for bikes. I never riden a fixie. Single speed is fun. I wish I could ride a bike to school but I got a huge hill between me and school.
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