A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fixing Gears

Lord help me. I'm starting to have fixed gear fantasies......

Fixed Gear Testimonials

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9 Comments:

Anonymous affe said...

Lord help your knees - they're about to get fixed gear nightmares...

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Kristopher said...

OK ... that's just too stupidly hardcore for me.

But what do I know ... I ride an electric for my commute.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out www.fixedgeargallery.com Great site with people posting pics of their fixed gear rigs!! Good discussion forum too.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

X,
I have a fixie, and love it. The link to Sheldon Browns site is a good one, as is fixedgeargallery. Not sure if you knew but Sheldon Brown died recently. He was a great man.
T.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

fixed gears are awesome! however breaks are your friends.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Not Too Pensive said...

Off-topic: when seconds count...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080321/ap_on_re_us/911_killing

12:16 AM  
Blogger Less said...

"Fixies" are awesome!

I used to ride one all the time in Chicago. A lot of folks say they're dangerous, but there is a sort of zen-like cadence that you get when the beast just keep turning...

I liken it to old revolvers - they go around and around and...

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I converted an old lugged steel Trek 12 speed to fixed-gear (encouraged by the writings of the late great Sheldon) just a few short months before I purchased my first revolver.

I love both, and expect you will love fixed-gear riding too.

Pick a sane gear -- I like 42x16 which is around 69" -- and keep a front brake and your knees should be fine. Some non-fixie riders enjoy perpetrating myths about who ride fixies and why...sounds a bit familiar actually...

Please keep us posted, and good luck!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Chris Byrne said...

Watched "quicksilver" too mny times Xav?

12:31 AM  

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