Should Rik fix gear his new bike?

Yes, with a long gear for maximum knee pain
6
21%
Yes, with a short gear for spinny goodness
2
7%
No, he should just singlespeed it
7
25%
No, he should leave it stock
13
46%
 
Total voters : 28

Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Tama on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:23pm

Rik's got his new GT Carbon Expert at the office today and he's currently got flats on it 'cos he hasn't sorted out pedals yet. It have to admit it's freakin' light but I've pointed out it would be even lighter if he pulled all of the gears and brakes off and ran the sucker fixed.

Considering his main ride is a flat commute wouldn't fixed be a better idea, and it would undoubtedly help him crack 20 minutes from the bottom of the hills to the Sign of the Kiwi :thumbsup:
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby thorg on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:26pm

How is he going to tension the chain if he runs it fixed ??????

Id say SS :cool:

but then I would say that :huh:
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby hickie on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:29pm

Progress gave us gears, don't turn you back on progress :p
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Spokes on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:29pm

I would have thought having his seat not aiming at the ground would be the best start.

Fixies just lead to pain.
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby JacobRjett on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:46pm

Spokes wrote:I would have thought having his seat not aiming at the ground would be the best start.

Fixies just lead to pain.


Judging by your picture id listen to you, im sure you know all about pain :p
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Monolith on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:50pm

hickie wrote:Progress gave us gears, don't turn you back on progress :p


How's your single speed commuter going?

Fixies = the new roller blading, and we all know the most difficult part of rollerblading is telling your parents you're a houghmough.
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Spokes on Fri 23/Jan/09 2:55pm

JacobRjett wrote:
Spokes wrote:I would have thought having his seat not aiming at the ground would be the best start.

Fixies just lead to pain.


Judging by your picture id listen to you, im sure you know all about pain :p


Yes and its nice and Infected now to. :(
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 23/Jan/09 3:16pm

thorg wrote:How is he going to tension the chain if he runs it fixed ??????

Id say SS :cool:

but then I would say that :huh:


Half link chain should do the job nicely
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Rik on Fri 23/Jan/09 3:21pm

Well with flats on it, it looks such a fashion bike I may have to SS and whitewall tyre it!
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Lambretta on Fri 23/Jan/09 8:47pm

White bar tape, and ditch the pie plate and you're sorted. :thumbsup:
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby disoriented on Fri 23/Jan/09 8:51pm

Lambretta wrote:White bar tape, and ditch the pie plate and you're sorted. :thumbsup:


Meh. If you're going to do that you should put a red and white saddle on aswell.
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Conners on Fri 23/Jan/09 8:58pm

Spokes wrote:
JacobRjett wrote:
Spokes wrote:I would have thought having his seat not aiming at the ground would be the best start.

Fixies just lead to pain.


Judging by your picture id listen to you, im sure you know all about pain :p


Yes and its nice and Infected now to. :(

So did you leave it open - or cover it up?
Whichever it was - the answer to your question is obviously the opposite to what you did :D
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby slowMTB on Fri 23/Jan/09 10:15pm

Fix it - go on , do it :cool:

SS - for amateurs who won't take the ultimate step :paranoid:
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby wachtourak on Fri 23/Jan/09 10:22pm

SS - for retards
Fixed - for even bigger retards
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Re: Should Rik Fix Gear His Bike?

Postby Datsane on Fri 23/Jan/09 10:58pm

wachtourak wrote:SS - for retards
Fixed - for even bigger retards

Why have all them extra gears when you push up all the hills any how :eh:
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