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Brider...(7 posts)

Dec 4, 2002 6:30 AM
You see the new QR tiphoon yet? Intrigues me.
If they do that to the Kilo and i'd actually be tempted to consider a new frame (ok, probably not, but if anything ever happened to mine...).
re: Brider...brider
Dec 4, 2002 8:34 AM
Haven't looked at it (not in the market for a new ride at this point, so I don't try to keep my finger on the pulse of particular models). What are the changes? I'll see if I can find a pic.
Now I get it...brider
Dec 4, 2002 8:40 AM
Forgot this was the fixed-gear forum...

The rear-facing dropouts!! Looking to do a fixie triathlon? A couple guys were bandying about that idea yesterday on the TNO board.
Dec 4, 2002 10:51 AM
I use the SS for Tris all the time!! (No fixie; technically illegal - though not the spirit of the rule). I only use gears when i'm 'seroius' (which is rarely).

If i were a gearhead, i'd certainly target that frame for those drops.
Why are fixies illegal in Tri's??? nmDave Hickey
Dec 4, 2002 11:26 AM
They AREN'T illegalbrider
Dec 4, 2002 11:41 AM
And I've heard of people using them, though never actually seen it. You need a rear brake, but that's no biggie. The only thing that might be used against a fixie would be article 5.12 of the rules:

5.12 Untraditional or Unusual Bicycle Equipment.

Any unusual bicycle construction or equipment to which the specifications in Section 5.11
cannot easily be applied shall be illegal unless prior approval is received from the Head Referee
before the equipment is used in the event. Any violation of this Section shall result in

Though 5.11 makes no reference to gears or freewheels. A ref MIGHT call a fixie on this rule, but that would be pure ignorance on their part.
Dec 4, 2002 12:04 PM
5.11 (j) USED to state: " There must be one working brake on each of the two wheels (no fixed gear bikes)"

...reason I stated 'not the spirit' is because i realized the intent wasnt to restrict fg's, but to ensure two brakes.
Sorry for my outdated info.

Damn....ive been using a SS for all these years when i couldve been using FG. No matter, that freewheel comes in handy when your taking your shoes off.