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    Re: Riding fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Insider View Post
    Matt Brown a designer at inov-8 is riding a singlespeed, hoping to have a crack at the SS record
    That's an interesting concept; a pair of Inov-8's capable of only one speed?!?!

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    Re: Riding fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    That's an interesting concept; a pair of Inov-8's capable of only one speed?!?!
    Not really, mine are - and it isn't quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbulb View Post
    Despite it now being percieved as a fashionable thing I still really fancy having a go at riding fixed. I've had a whizz round the Velodrome but I think I'd like to ride one on the road to commute on. However I don't want to lay out hundreds and then discover that I don't have the cajones for it or the route in is too hilly. Anybody got one that I can borrow (he said optimistically)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by that_fjell_guy View Post
    Did you get a borrow!?
    I'd forgotten all about this one. I ended up buying a singlespeed Genesis Day One cyclocross bike cheap. It has a flip flop rear wheel and I eventually succumbed to temptation and it's now fixed. I got quite a bit of use out of it last year and even managed a century ride on it. I like to get out on it but maybe the gearing is a bit tall to be using year round (or I'm just not very fit). It takes a fair bit of getting used to and I've had a few 'brown trouser' moments...

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    What size gear are you riding?

    I ride fixed during the winter - and would ride in the summer if fitter!

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    I ride fixed during the winter - and would ride in the summer if fitter!

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    Traditionally, back in the day ( 50's & 60's ) roadies would ride fixed through the winter. 62 - 63 inches would be the norm - e.g. 44:19

    Many clubmen would ride this gear on a daily basis, upping it for time testing or going on the track.

    A friend used to ride a Genesis Day One on 57 inch fixed, with the local Rough Stuff Fellowship. He was fast enough on-road and he managed to tackle all the off-road sections.
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    I should get mine out again, its been a while....
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    I'm on 68" if I've remembered my chainring and cog sizes correctly.
    Apparently there's some bloody bike race or other starting from here in July...

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