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longest distance on a fixie?(15 posts)

longest distance on a fixie?racheln
Jan 12, 2004 2:35 PM
i've had my fixie for about 3 months. this weekend i took it out for about 40 miles. it felt great! i hope to add to this, possibly shooting for a century by the end of summer.

how far have you ridden?
MAN! Lay off the Caffeine!WrigleyRoadie
Jan 12, 2004 2:42 PM
;-)
No kiddin'! ;-) (nm)jtferraro
Jan 12, 2004 5:56 PM
MAN! Lay off the Caffeine!racheln
Jan 13, 2004 7:08 AM
sorry sorry.. i'll blame it on the browser
100 miles, 3500 ft climbing with...PdxMark
Jan 12, 2004 3:39 PM
nasty brutish & short climbs of 10%-14%. Oh, and it was cold and raining for the last 20-30 miles.
The day before was 75 miles with 7000 ft of climbing.
124 miles flatish; 85 miles hillsDougSloan
Jan 13, 2004 2:41 PM
Will do a double or two this summer, testing for a 508 mile race on the fixed.

Doug
Doug - I'm working toward a fixed brevet series...PdxMark
Jan 14, 2004 2:09 PM
not a 508, for sure, but a goal I can manage (maybe). This year I'll ride the series multi-gear, then if all goes well plan to do it fixed or SS next year.
sidebarDougSloan
Jan 14, 2004 4:17 PM
I'm going to be in Portland from the 16th to 28th for depositions. Know where I can rent a road bike and hook up with a ride or two? thanks.

Doug
Try these guysPdxMark
Jan 14, 2004 8:56 PM
Northwest Bicycles
916 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-9142

A nice little shop that supposedly has (or had) a few road bikes for rent. THey are a quick trolly ride & short walk from downtown.

What size? If that doesn't work, I have a slick-tired Cannie hard tail you could use.

A ride would be great. (I might have to tighten the hubs on the Cannie to slow you down.)
Here's another optionPdxMark
Jan 14, 2004 9:05 PM
The Community Cycling Center is a non-profit that takes in donated bikes, refurbishes & sells them. I haven't been there since I donated a bike a few years ago, but you might be able to buy one to use for a couple weeks... and then return as a tax deductible donation.

1700 NE Alberta St
PDX OR
503-288-8864 Ex 1
100 flat-as-a-pancake miles. nmKG 361
Jan 14, 2004 10:17 AM
108 miles reasonably flat. nmLen J
Jan 15, 2004 10:18 AM
86 lumpy 42/14 miles + walking 1 hill unrideable in 42x18 nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 15, 2004 11:30 AM
re: longest distance- like asia?cph_fxt
Feb 1, 2004 10:00 AM
well i live in the metric world, so about 120 km. as a messenger , but check out 2bikesinasia.com . they are mad its slomo from berlin and his friend.
re: longest distance- like asia?cph_fxt
Feb 1, 2004 10:13 AM
arh. the page is discontinued, but you can find the story on www.cyclingnews.com