upon reaching the bottom of Kennedy Thursday after coasting down clenching my front brake (yes, I had a brake Francis, I'm not THAT dumb) it dawned on me that it probably would've taken longer had my chain not broken. And it would have hurt my knees one heck of a lot more. No fun. Looks like I am now in the market for some breaks, as the ones that came stock are now on my SC lizard. gearing will stay the same though. The parents are much relieved that the fixed gear stupity is over.