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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by iShoot, Sep 18, 2008.
Anyone Ride Them?
Tried it once. Freaked me out big time. I prefer regular style.
They are trendy right now but even if they weighed 5 pounds you would still use more energy on one than a geared bike. It is a lot more work without the health benefits, because the best workout on a bike is through cadence and HR monitoring.
I have a single speed but not a fixed.
Know where I can a flip flop hub with a rim already?
What is a fixed speed bike, how is it different from a single speed?? Do you mean like every kid had in the 50s??
A fixed gear bike is a bike where there is no freewheel, and you can pedal backwards. Thats like the basic idea, no freewheel, and the pedals keep going when you ride.
I am pretty sure you can get a flip flop setup from a secondary shop. But if you get the pieces separately you can lace it how you want. Mavic's and DT spokes are always my picks. Is there a specific reason you want this kind of setup. It really is impractical at best. But you already know that.
I just like to ride it, and I'm on the side of Function rather than Fashion. So here's what I'm looking at a Deep V rim and a Formula flip flop hub, but this set up will run me almost 180 with lacing, I am assuming. So is it better to just get the wheel set?
In the book "Hearts of Lions," by Peter Nye - which is about the history of bicycle racing in the United States - there is a chapter on a racer who trained by riding in the Catskill mountains on a fixed gear bike. I think that impressed me as much as, if not more than, any other story in the book.
OK I gotcha, yea I remember, going down hill it was always legs up and out, glad I never crashed that thing.:biggrin:
Flip flop hub you will find at Harris Cyclery ,http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/. Riding a fixie will teach you amoung other things to pedal in circles, rather than be a masher. You will get a workout:smile:. May find them at Surly, and Soma Fabrication websites also.
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