Fixed-Gear Bikes - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
sedition's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 2,745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fixed-Gear Bikes

Anyone ride these? I am toying with the idea of a new road bike. A bunch of people are saying to looked into fixed gear.

"Nancy Ninja Nabs Nefarious Nymph. Pays Price Per Pissed Pants!" -Flick

"Up, up, my people, let smoke and flame be our sign!"
-The White Rose Society



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sedition is offline  
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 10:31 PM
Gustov
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
i'd say go with a fixed gear if you wanna be able to ride in reverse. i would much rather be able to coast than be able to slow down by resisting the petals. i guess fixed gear would be more exercise though
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 05:03 AM
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have been looking at fixies and single-speeds (tho honestly leaning more towards the SS). but damn the fixie looks soooo much cleaner with no brakes or anything on the bars.

both depend on where you live. never been to boston but i'm sure you would be fine with a fixie. now san francisco on the other hand.....

Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 06:44 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
nzboardlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 1,076
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how do you stop suddenly?
nzboardlife is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 07:56 AM
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nzboardlife View Post
how do you stop suddenly?
pedal backwards

Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 09:34 AM
Veteran Member
 
Perpetual3am's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess my only question would be, why would you want a fixed gear bike? Why not just a road bike with 18 gears? I do a lot of biking, albeit on a mountain bike, but for cruising around the city with various hills, I couldn't imagine being forced to use only gear. Are they a lot cheaper or something? I just can't see why you would want one over a conventional road bike, so enlighten me.
Perpetual3am is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Danimal!!!!!!
 
Dcp584's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Frederick, MD in other words to far from the big mountains
Posts: 1,819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yea I'm thinking personally I'd rather ride the single speed vs a fixed gear. But it also depends why you want it If you looking for it just strictle for transportation then why work your slef so much with the fixed gear. If it's for exercise then it comes down to whatever floats you boat.


On a side note TJ clear out you God Damn inbox so we can talk about riding this weekend.....Jeebus

Sweet Tap Dancing Baby Jesus Christ It's Dogzira!!!!!! Eh.
Dcp584 is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 10:22 AM
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perpetual3am View Post
I guess my only question would be, why would you want a fixed gear bike? Why not just a road bike with 18 gears? I do a lot of biking, albeit on a mountain bike, but for cruising around the city with various hills, I couldn't imagine being forced to use only gear. Are they a lot cheaper or something? I just can't see why you would want one over a conventional road bike, so enlighten me.
fixed gear and single speeds are made for commuting and are supposed to be pretty maintenance free. less moving parts = less maintenance.

i have an OLD mtn bike at my grandparents house that i am thinking about picking up and transforming it into a commuter. get rid of the knobbies and get more of a hybrid "city" tire. thinking about doing the SS conversion on that since i found a kit for $24 but i'm not 100% sure on that one yet.

Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcp584 View Post
On a side note TJ clear out you God Damn inbox so we can talk about riding this weekend.....Jeebus
lol, sorry dude. i got your text and i thought you were talking about my VM box and i was like WTF. your goot to go now. weather looks like rain every day through the weekend tho. whats that quarry looking like?

Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 11:38 AM
Danimal!!!!!!
 
Dcp584's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Frederick, MD in other words to far from the big mountains
Posts: 1,819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The chances of rain are small and if it does rain its only goingto be in the later afternoon like it does every day in the summer here. so if we get out there early then we shouldn't have any problems. honestly I'm not really woried about a little bit of rain anyways.

Um the quarry...I mean its fun to cruise and it a good thing to train in when you don't have the time to go somewhere nicer. There are a couple of quazi technical decents and a few good climbs but it reall isn't all that big. most of the other road are just like wide and smooth gravel. But it's fun for close to home for me.

Sweet Tap Dancing Baby Jesus Christ It's Dogzira!!!!!! Eh.
Dcp584 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome