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Help me understand, pleaseismellcabbage
Nov 10, 2003 11:01 AM
Does "fixie" imply no freewheeling? is a single speed freewheel a "fixie" faux paus? When somebody talks about a century ride on a "fixie" I have a hard time imagining it doesn't freewheel. Maybe it's just my age.
I'm thinking about a fixed gear project for my old Colnago. Is truly fixed or freewheel ability part of the discussion?
re: Help me understand, pleasecmgauch
Nov 10, 2003 11:43 AM
Fixed gear = no coasting, no freewheel, pedal constantly. There is a mix of people here, both fixed and broken.
re: Help me understand, pleaseRoundabout
Nov 10, 2003 11:49 AM
Fixie is fixed.

I am pretty new to this. My longest "fixie" ride to date was a hilly 47 miles. At the end my legs were tired and my knees ached but I did it. 100 is definitely doable and pretty impressive too.
Thanks, So fixed it is (nm)ismellcabbage
Nov 10, 2003 11:53 AM