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New Bike Fantasyfixedgearhead
Dec 5, 2002 8:13 AM
I have seen some pictures of some bikes that were popular for racing in England recently. They are fixedgear tricycles. I am not talking about the kind of thing you see toodling around the retirement communities but Renyold 531 db framed lightweight scorchers. I wonder if anybody has ever ridden one. It seems that they are specific to England and were once quite popular. Not so now I think though. It would be a wonderful addition to any stable of bicycles to get the astonished looks of other riders as you blow by them.
The mind reels at the thought.

I've seen a lot of them in Cycling Plus.Dave Hickey
Dec 5, 2002 8:28 AM
I've wondered the same thing.
re: Cycling Plus.fixedgearhead
Dec 5, 2002 10:57 AM
Thanks Dave, I had never seen that board. I signed up and posted a question about builder recc. to the site. We will see what happens. I know that Bob Jackson does build them from time to time but I would like to get more feedback from somebody over there who may be in a better position to know who's, who.

re: Cycling Plus.Dave Hickey
Dec 5, 2002 11:39 AM
If you've never seen the hard copy magazine, it's worth buying. Borders books carries it.
re: Cycling Plus.fixedgearhead
Dec 5, 2002 11:56 AM
I tend to not buy or look at the mainstream bicycle mags. They seem to be focused on getting you to buy the latest carbon fiber/titanium whizbang frame which will render you unbeatable in you quest to be "Just like Lance". Not to denigrate Lance, there is only one of him. Not likely to be duplicated in my lifetime. I think that no matter what I road I would be a faint shadow of him on a bad day.

re: Cycling Plus.Dave Hickey
Dec 5, 2002 12:50 PM
I agree that most cover the latest and greatest but Cycling Plus also put's a heavy emphasis on touring and retro. It's by far my favorite cycling mag.
re: Cycling Plus.fixedgearhead
Dec 5, 2002 2:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up I will check it out. I don't know if you have seen the stuff offered by Adventure Cycling. It is an outgrowth of the transamerica bicycle bicentenial thing.
Their emphisis is on touring. It is the only mag I subscribe to.