..in my geared commuting bike after riding fixed for several weeks. I notice not only is it totally uncomfortable (wrong position, too low - head tube not long enough, and made of aluminum which seems unbearably harsh in comparison to the steel Pompino) but I can distinctly feel a loss of power somewhere. It is really noticeable. It makes me want to pedal a much larger gear than I would have used in the past! It seems you get less for your effort with geared bikes - I can feel my legs spinning but don't seem to be getting anywhere and it actually feels better to be in a larger gear. I've no 'pooter' on the geared bike at the moment so I don't know if I am going much quicker than I used to or not on it. I do know though that I am considerably faster on the fixed so I wonder if this wanting to pedal a higher gear that previously on the geared bike is down to developing strength through riding fixed up hill into a head wind on my way home every night, or simply the fact that power is being lost somewhere on a geared bike and so it just feels wrong.