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Poll-Does riding fixed actually keep you warmer?(6 posts)

Poll-Does riding fixed actually keep you warmer?MB1
Jan 24, 2003 5:55 AM
Unless you live in Fresno and don't have the joy of winter temps (hi Doug ;-)) do you find that riding fixed in cold weather and having to pedal all the time keep you warmer than riding a bike that freewheels?
Yes, it does.Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 24, 2003 7:13 AM
I like to keep it slow and steady in the winter to keep body heat constant. A nice small gear does just the trick.

Alex
absolutelyDougSloan
Jan 24, 2003 7:37 AM
Even when it's in the 40's here (brrrrrrr), I definitely stay warmer riding the fixie, up and down the hills. No doubt about. Sustain 140 rpms down hill and you can't get cold (except maybe extremities).

Doug
I had not thought of it, but I think it does. (nm)onespeed
Jan 24, 2003 7:39 AM
I am sure that it make me sweat more (nm)LC
Jan 25, 2003 8:05 AM
Absolutely!Oneheart
Jan 29, 2003 8:17 AM
Yesterday I got in a 20 mile fixed ride after work. Temp. 44 degrees and rain. Did a lot of hill climbs 10-18% grade in my 44X17 and stayed warm the entire time! The only problem arose when, in a hot shower afterwards, the feeling finally returned to my toes.