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    Am I getting too bulky?
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    Cool-blue Rhythm My Steamroller

    Yeah, I know brakes aren't core, but I like being able to stop.




    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    try driving your car less
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    I dig it. I like that bag in the frame. Looks so useful!
    I like the saddle-bar drop: small. But you kept it roadie purist: spacers and negative rise stem. Which looks nice, I think.
    Keep the brakes. Someday they could save you.
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    Nothing beats

    a nice dirty steamroller. If you haven't already, check out www.fixedgeargallery.com. Lottsa fixie porn.
    Sometimes you gotta hold onto the grass to stop from flying off the earth.

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    It looks sweet. I built up my first fixie probably about a year ago and wish I had put a front and back brake on for the first month or so. I had a couple of "oh sh!t" moments before I was really proficient with using my legs to brake.

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    Am I getting too bulky?
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    Yeah, I've had a couple "oh sh!t" moments even with the breaks! As for mastering the art of the hop and stop, forget about it. I abuse my tires enough as it is, and I'm not keen on the idea of popping a knee ligament. Slowing down with my legs I can deal with, stopping is another matter. Crossing paths with psychos in cars zooming home at rush hour requires all the stopping power I can get.

    Yea, that frame pack is pretty handy. I can put a gel flask a couple Luna/Cliff bars, money/ wallet, leg warmers/tights, cell phone, keys, a baggie of Cytomax, a banana, and some bungee cords for strapping a jersey or a jacket under my seat in there, Plus it's got room for my leg warmers, and skull cap/balaclava, whatever, and it's out of the way and easy to reach at the same time.
    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    Frame pack?

    Is that a Jandd? Or...? I am looking for a new pack and that looks exactly like what I need. Thanks.
    No, sir, I didn't steal it.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Yes, it's the Jandd Frame Pack. I saved a few bucks buying it from Bikeman, too. The only warning I have for you is that if you use downtube shifters, not an issue on the fixie but it is on my vintage roadie, and the pack is stuffed, it can interfere with adjusting the derailleurs in rapid fashion. Otherwise, you don't even know it's there and I highly recommend it.
    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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