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    Hi My Name is Dave...And I'm hooked!

    Hey all, I've lurked around here for a a while and soaked up the info.

    Recently had the good fortune to pick up a bargain to convert(see my sig).

    Plenty of fixed and S/S bike have been through my shed in the last coupla years, road and track, OTR and self built.

    Last conversion looked like this until I ebayed it


    Always had a hankering to go fixed offroad, ever since I stumbled on 63xc.

    Iron horse fell into my lap, and now I'm hooked.

    It's the tail end of winter(temperate) where I am so still some rainy days about.
    Today was a day of heavy showers interspersed with fine breaks.
    I took the Marauder out on a local ride in My foothills suburb in the pissing rain and came home all covered in mud with blue toes and fingers. Fun, Fun, Fun!
    Ride is alongside a local creek line that flows fast when it rains as all the local stormwater is fed into it from surrounding roads. Trails are a mix of paved Shared path, fire trail, and single track close to creek line where ever deviations are. At some points today , rain was driving hard and I could hardly see, and single track was rivulets of running water. the fixed riding experience in these conditions was certainly testing , but definitely fun to the max.Concentration was at an all time high , with many YES moments when i pulled off something funky..., and a few Holy Faaark spots where I nearly lost it.





    Got this just to remind me,
    Rockin it Fixed On my Iron Horse In Adelaide ,South Australia

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...17#post8293017

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    Very nice machine you've got there. I heard someone describe riding fixed on a MTB as a way to find a speed and "glide like a fox through the woods." Ever since then I've been intrigued, and patiently awaiting my Tomicog in the mail haha. Glad to see you're enjoying it even in the most trying of conditions, hope you have more fun and (mostly) safe rides!

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    hehe, still haven't decided whether "fixies" are for me or not............I'll stick with the beasty for a while, try and build it up with some CF parts and lighten my load..............
    Rigid 29er Ti SS / 29er SC Tallboy AL / Paketa Magnesium Road Bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motofantompro View Post
    Ever since then I've been intrigued, and patiently awaiting my Tomicog in the mail haha. !
    Cool, pics when your done please.
    I'm running a velo solo cog which is the same principle as a tomicog.Very reassuring to know there are not going to be any lockring issues under extreme skidding on downhills.
    Rockin it Fixed On my Iron Horse In Adelaide ,South Australia

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...17#post8293017

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