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Addicted to fixed gearTrevo
Aug 13, 2003 11:33 AM
I often find myself straying from whatever Iam doing to stare at my fixed gear Trek. Its go gorgous! Iam running flat bars right now , no brakes. I like to play with bar/stem combos, and Iam often unable to decide what bars I want to run. SHould I quit my yapping and indecisive banter and compromise by building another fixed gear?
......I think I already know the answer;)

Anyone else hopelessly addicted to there fixed gear bikes? Often times so much so that there other bikes attract dust and spider webs??

Same heretamjam
Aug 13, 2003 12:16 PM
Maybe the novelty will wear off, since I've only been riding fixed for a month, but I do love my new fixed gear. Several of the other bikes in my stable are feeling neglected:

Geared road bike: hasn't been ridden in at least 6 months. Seat/post/pedals poached for my Fixie build. Definitely cobwebs.

1x9 MTB: hasn't been ridden since the spring. Saw a couple daddy long-legs crawling on it just the other day.

SS MTB: has only been out once in the past month. Fixed on the road is just more fun than SS on the mountain.

Geared cross: I love this bike, and it's the only other bike I ride regularly these days.
If only there was a way to have the best of both worlds.Trevo
Aug 13, 2003 2:45 PM
When i got to my new appt. in WI I had a new friend waiting for me. A big-ol Centurion touring bike. That was soon shadowed by the FREE 84' Trek 520 I got from an almost stranger. Now that thats all set-up Iam waiting to settle into this new town before i can swap parts and get better working ones. I hate the limbo time between saving to get new parts or searching for basement relics,freebies, forgoten cadallac steeds, yaddah yaddah yaddah.


Addicted to singlespeed ... learning to like fixed ...Humma Hah
Aug 14, 2003 5:04 PM
I've been a singlespeeder for about 45 years, and I've gotta classify the last 32 years or so as a pathological case. I stuck with singlespeed when geared roadbikes had their initial boom of popularity in the US. I tried the things, but kept going back to single. This pathological stubborn streak of mine reasons that I ride for exercise, and so any variant of bike designed to make riding easier would cheat me of my primary goal.

I didn't try fixed until a couple of years ago, but was always intrigued by the fact that the absolutely fastest bikes were all fixed gear.

I didn't join the singlespeed/fixed/retro movement. I just never LEFT it in the FIRST place!
Aug 16, 2003 7:18 AM