new fixy is under way

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Re: new fixy is under way

Postby aaron » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:54 pm

Direct quote from Sheldon
'Most fixed-gear riders only use a front brake--a rear brake is quite unnecessary on a fixed-gear machine.'
and then
'There is really no need for a rear brake on a fixed-gear bicycle. By applying back-pressure on the pedals, you can supply all the braking that the rear wheel really needs. In fact, it is fairly easy to lock up the rear wheel and make it skid, unless you are running a rather high gear.'
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Re: new fixy is under way

Postby aaron » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:57 pm

ps I am not trying to stir. I thought it a valid question.
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Re: new fixy is under way

Postby Leigh_caines » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:24 pm

It was there… So hooked it back on
Might go the whole ride and use no brakes but at other times one can’t have to many brakes :)
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Re: new fixy is under way

Postby rkelsen » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:31 pm

Hey Leigh,

Was that handlebar on the bike when you got it, or did you add it later?

It looks interesting.
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Re: new fixy is under way

Postby Leigh_caines » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:48 am

Got bars off a beachbike found on the tip
cut down to fit me
I like them (I wasn't sure I would but do... so much so that Ifound another set for one of my other bikes)
For around town it's good to sit up straight, as we have our share of nut drivers out to kill you
The bend back is kind on the wrists
Out of town I can lean forwards
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