BRLVR.v2 wrote:PeteV wrote:Last weekend I flipped the wheel and gave fixed riding another go. I was beeming from ear to ear,. The front will likely stay forever but hey, that's just me. I'm loving it!
The place for fixies and other rides without gears
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Have ordered clip less pedals and BB, the locking came off again, replaced the quick link and ready to have another go. Nt sure if I'll commute on it next week, probably wait for the BB to arrive.
I went for ride (cruise) with some others and swapped bikes for a little while, it's really weird swapping from fixed to free on the same ride, even more so because I switched to an MTB with really wide bars. Riding only one style on a ride seems much easier to adapt to.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder characterised by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality not containing bicycles.
Bit the bullet early and removed the rear brake, I guess it's kind of redundant anyway and was only there for my peace of mind
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Mojo Urban fixed
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I did almost 70kms fixed today as my comeback to fixed riding. I was loving it until my cheap chain broke about 100 metres from home.
Time to invest in a new chain plus a longer rear axle so I can run a chain tug.
There is something about riding fixed that just brings me back to my childhood and always brings a smile to my face.
I take my fixie along to our regular Wednesday ride usually full of carbon bikes ( we need more numbers) in Brisbane. Every time I jump on it I just feel like a "big kid" last ride a call came out from the bunch about something on the road..... It was a Maccas drink cup sitting upright right in our path....... As everyone dodged it (which is the logical thing to do) I focused in just as I did as a teenager and smashed it!!!!!!!!! It was full and almost covered the entire pack in coke!!!..... Classic!!!
Before I get any negative comments..... It really was Stupid......... But it was also FUN!!!!!!
Nice looking bike PeteV, one thing I really like about fixies is the clean look, even with the front brake they just look awesome.
Life is not about waiting for the rain to pass.....it's about learning to dance (or ride) in the rain.
I take it this is on the bike you're testing . Are you going to keep it or get on with the build from way back when, now you have inspiration in your corner?
got my carl evans track frame from a fellow user on the forum and built it for a commuter with a drilled fork. Fantastic bike to ride. Love it to death. I thought about riding gears to work but its just so fun to ride fixed.
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