|Share your favorite fixed/single speed links||Tig|
Nov 13, 2002 12:31 PM
|Here's my growing list starting with the obvious new one, RoadBikeREVIEW.com - Fixed Gear: http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?14@@.efbc183
Fixed Gear Conversions - Sheldon Brown: http://www.sheldonbrown.org/fixed-conversion.html
Harris Cyclery -- Your Fixed-Gear Bicycle Headquarters!: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html
Excel single speed parts: http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=7&major=8&minor=3
SingleSpeeds Anonymous SingleSpeed Links: http://www.singlespeedsanonymous.com/links.html
I have others that aren't good enough to post.
|For parts......................||Dave Hickey|
Nov 13, 2002 12:40 PM
Nov 13, 2002 1:47 PM
Nice folks. Very good selection of single speed, cross, and fixie stuff.
|MTBReview.com's Singlespeed forum ...||Humma Hah|
Nov 13, 2002 1:18 PM
|... used to be the place I hung out the most.
Sheldon Brown's site, above, is first-rate.
|re: Share your favorite fixed/single speed links||JS Haiku Shop|
Nov 13, 2002 1:20 PM
|forgot these really good ones||JS Haiku Shop|
Nov 13, 2002 1:27 PM
(PBR me ASAP)
and, most importantly:
|the best fixed gallery, check it out....||Djudd|
Nov 13, 2002 5:20 PM
Nov 14, 2002 7:20 AM
This is a site for off-road FG, which scares me in a big way, but check out the Fixed Gear 101. Applies to any FG style. Helped me out before my first ride, as I had no help from my clubmates who think fixed gear is crazy. I need to remind them about Lance.
|Good one! Here's his "fixed gear Zen" site||Tig|
Nov 14, 2002 11:28 AM
Any web page with these quotes can't be bad!
Riding a track bike is a totally Zen-like experience. You are in total contact with the bike, the road, and everything around you. A track bike is cycling stripped down to its barest essentials.
--Brian Dorfmann, Programmer at a large Manhattan law firm
A "fixed" is the best kind of bike. You're always pedalling so your concentration is, like, really there.
--Doug, track cyclist, habitue of Central Park
I have so much fun riding the track bike that it is frustrating that I can't convince riders to spend more time on a fixed gear. The fixed gear builds a wonderful sense of oneness with the bike that can't be duplicated with a freewheel bike. I am absolutely convinced that the fixed gear is better than a freewheel, not only in developing and maintaining the pedal stroke, but also in developing strength and power.
It's probably all in my head, but it does seem that I'm more aware of the pedals moving in circles, and to what extent my legs are with them.
This is riding. This is a bicycle that teaches me something every time I ride it, that makes me more by virtue of it's being less. It's the bike I ride until the street lights come on and sometimes even longer. It's the bike I put away sadly and take out joyfully. It's the bike that never forgets why we ride.