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Highgate Hill fixie rides

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by zimzum42, 8 Aug 2007.

  1. zimzum42

    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............
     
  2. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i fancy another go.

    i started the thread off, others ran/rode with it, then it migrated to londonfgss.
     
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    zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Any of them still riding it?
     
  4. Wogan

    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

    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!
     
  6. 73inch

    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.
     
  7. peejay78

    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.
     
  8. hichakhok

    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.
     
  9. peejay78

    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.
     
  10. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

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    zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    That's one hell of a ride, check the map link, LOL!!!!!!
     
  12. peejay78

    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.
     
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    zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    The link I clicked on was in Gloucester.......
     
  14. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    oh - well that is quite a ride, yes.

    gosh. might pass...
     
  15. skut

    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.