Highgate Hill fixie rides

zimzum42

Legendary Member
Wasn't there a group that met and did this on Thursdays, organized on the C+ site?


Is it still going on?

Climbed it today when I had to go to Finchley, and reckon it would be fun racing a bit!

48x16, was starting to remember what joy ergopower used to be............
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
i fancy another go.

i started the thread off, others ran/rode with it, then it migrated to londonfgss.
 

Wogan

New Member
I remember the first one, although I was just a spectator by virtue of a) being dreadfully unfit and ;) having 20 gears to play with. I was amazed that anyone could make it up Highgate Hill on a fixie and the speeds attained on the way back down to Swiss Cottage were impressive...even suicidal in some cases.

It looked like a laugh, so I'm going to build meself a singlespeed/fixie for the winter. Target: complete the course by the end of the year without blowing up or slamming it into a bus stop.

Thanks for the conversion chaps. Thaps.
 
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zimzum42

Legendary Member
Did it again today, it can be a bit of a slog, 48x16 isn't the easiest thing for it.

I decided to descend toward archway today. Was seriously quick, new brake pads in a few weeks!
 

73inch

New Member
Its mainly the guys on London Fixed Gear and Single speed www.londonfgss.com. There's a thread on there where most of the regulars post to ensure that they're not going to be billy no-mates, as I don't think its quorate every week.
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
i don't post there very often. some of the contributors are really full of it, very precious and pretentious - whilst pretending not to be.

they come up with good ideas for rides though.
 

hichakhok

New Member
hills are easier on fixed. i do highgate hill on 82" on my commute every work day. Far more hairy coming down esp with no brakes.
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
isn't an 80 or 82 on the big side?

i'm having a freak out - how do i work out the gearing? i thought i knew how but now i have grave doubts.

hills our your friends.
 

peejay78

Well-Known Member
i think that's the route i originally plotted! on the first ride we did i nearly stacked a pedestrian in kilburn. i regularly do that loop when going round regent's park.
 

skut

New Member
I'm up for another go whenever you're ready :biggrin:

peejay - you are right - some of the londonfgs lot are full of it.
 
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