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Oops, new project...
#31
"Jay Dubster" Wrote:I were right about that saddle though... (man I'm old!)


Like sittin' on a razor blade Wink  (not that old!)
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#32
Went to meet with some of the fixed lads up here last night. Over 7 mile sprint into Glasgow central to the meeting point in under 25mins, despite traffic and (ahem) lights. From the city centre to a pleasant pub in a not very nearby village and then back home. A dry but windy night and a game of pool to boot. 40 mile round trip for me as I have got a bit of a commute to meet with the others, some only did about 25 miles in total! Slightly achy today but nothing too much considering pedalling every inch of the way, even downhill with little spinny gear threatening to throw me off constantly!

And I learnt how to ride backwards in tescos carpark, took about 10 mins whilst a couple of the others went in for a wee. Couldn't do it when they went into tescos, could do it when they came out. S'wee't.
Keep it foolish...
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#33
Strangely the MD's son was in here earlier talking to me as he rides, snapped his bike in half at Morzine last year, anyway, buys cheap frames and does them up with other bits etc and sells them, all fixies
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#34
there's something nice about the simplicity of fixed gear, they're not very forgiving though, cornering needs considering in advance as do potholes and dodgy road surfaces, as it's tricky to unweight the bike to float over bumps as your feet are always in different positions so no option to always take off with your right foot forward etc. Also a spinny low ratio gear to get up hill easily is a pain on way back down unless you can spin very quickly without starting to bump up and down on the saddle, there's a quite a skill to it. I'm back to toeclips too, sod the spd vs flats debate, Toeclips FTW!
Keep it foolish...
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#35
"alkali" Wrote:there's something nice about the simplicity of fixed gear, they're not very forgiving though, cornering needs considering in advance as do potholes and dodgy road surfaces, as it's tricky to unweight the bike to float over bumps as your feet are always in different positions so no option to always take off with your right foot forward etc. Also a spinny low ratio gear to get up hill easily is a pain on way back down unless you can spin very quickly without starting to bump up and down on the saddle, there's a quite a skill to it. I'm back to toeclips too, sod the spd vs flats debate, Toeclips FTW!

You're not selling the fixed gear thingy to me at the moment. The benefits? Undecided
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#36
more bike experence = better technique = more mad skillz...
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#37
I wish i had a go on it while i had the chance. It could have ended in tears though!
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#38
yeah, mine if Nick's tales of you borrowing his bike are anything to go by...  Wink
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#39
"alkali" Wrote:yeah, mine if Nick's tales of you borrowing his bike are anything to go by...  Wink

Shhh don't start him off about that again ??)  
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#40
"Treehugger" Wrote:Shhh don't start him off about that again ??)  

>Sad
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