|Addicted to fixed gear||Trevo|
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??
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