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    Fixed gear off road - first try

    What can I say? It's FUN!!!


    Airborne Sky Hag. It took me a long time to find one.


    Surly 33t Chainring and 20t cog.


    rigid fork is a must.

    more pictures here.

    for those who can read Chinese, here is my blog.

    and here are some videos...






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    Nice track stand. I'm still trying to master it on a freehub.

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    FGMTB is wicked fun. Here's mine:

    http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/nov...rewLeach_2.htm

    It's got a Surly 1x1 fork now, different bars, and different gearing now (34:18).

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    Mtn fixed is definitely a hoot.
    Be careful with that Surly ring. Unprotected they can be very bendy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    ... Be careful with that Surly ring. Unprotected they can be very bendy.
    More so in the four bolt configuration.

    IMO component manufactures' move from the traditional 5-arm spider to 4-arm several years ago was nothing more than a tragic fashion-over-function ploy to offer "something new" to economy-stimulating consumers.

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    i would try fixed but im sorry, i just love to coast
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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    Scorching is fun, fun in a very Zen like kind of way

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    Man, I don't know. I've ridden fixed on the road a bit, and ride SS exclusively offroad, but I don't know if I could handle a fixie on anything steep or technical. I think I'd kill myself. Maybe freehubs were invented for a reason?
    Check out some of our local hills: CDRC (Capital District Road Climbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adirondack Blues
    Man, I don't know. I've ridden fixed on the road a bit, and ride SS exclusively offroad, but I don't know if I could handle a fixie on anything steep or technical. I think I'd kill myself. Maybe freehubs were invented for a reason?
    Nah, you figure it out. Its just like riding bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adirondack Blues
    Man, I don't know. I've ridden fixed on the road a bit, and ride SS exclusively offroad, but I don't know if I could handle a fixie on anything steep or technical. I think I'd kill myself. Maybe freehubs were invented for a reason?
    I would say that is everyone's first thought (I know it was mine), but after riding fixed, it's not as hard as it looks. You start with road and easy trails and keep trying it on harder stuff. If you already ride fixed on the road, you have the mechanics down. I don't strike my cranks nearly as often as I thought I would

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo!
    Nice track stand. I'm still trying to master it on a freehub.
    I think it's easier to do track stand w/ fixed gear bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppster
    I would say that is everyone's first thought (I know it was mine), but after riding fixed, it's not as hard as it looks. You start with road and easy trails and keep trying it on harder stuff. If you already ride fixed on the road, you have the mechanics down. I don't strike my cranks nearly as often as I thought I would
    I agree with ruppster.

    I had my second fixed gear off road ride today.
    Although I didn't clean some sections of the trail like I did with my single speed bike.
    But it's much easier than I thought.

    Here are some videos I took today(you can turn the volume off).

    rock garden.


    going down slowly

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    Quote Originally Posted by basslu
    I agree with ruppster.

    I had my second fixed gear off road ride today.
    Although I didn't clean some sections of the trail like I did with my single speed bike.
    But it's much easier than I thought.

    Here are some videos I took today(you can turn the volume off).
    Very cool. Glad to see you are having such fun with it. I hope to try it some day too. Keep up the good work.

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    Damn! that drop off in the rock garden video made my arse pucker for you!

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