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I survived!

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by tomb1960, 22 Sep 2007.

  1. tomb1960

    tomb1960 New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    My Genesis Flyer now has a fixed sprocket. I've just ridden home from the bike shop in the middle of town. I didn't die, I remembered to relax, I remembered to keep pedalling, and I enjoyed myself! RESULT!
     
  2. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    awesome.

    it's not that hard is it?
     
  3. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Keep at it!

    We all come off once, it's a question of when, but make sure you get back on and it'll probably never happen again!
     
  4. romans

    romans New Member

    Without exception everyone who rides a fixie enjoys and learns. I built up my first one from scratch and now building two more, one for the track and a fun one - can't think of an eye-catching paint job for it yet.
     
  5. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I always wanted the silver sparkle that Bob Jackson does as a refin option. Imagine it catching the sunlight and blinding people as you stealth your way past. People will think that you are some kind of cycling deity. :biggrin:

    I'll keep my eye out in Brum for the Genesis, shouldn't be hard as there aren't many around and it's a very nice bike!
     
  6. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Awesome!!! Of course you made it.
     
  7. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    Hey, BentMikey, are you yet another recumbent rider who also rides fixed? xx(

    I suppose it's down to our inbuilt coolness and sense of adventure :sad:
     
  8. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Yup, gotta Langster. xx(
     
  9. bianco

    bianco New Member

    Hey Mikey, does anybody ride a fixed bent?

    Also, I used to commute to college on my roller skates, found it rather fun actually, certainly gets you a lot fitter than cycling
     
  10. Amanda P

    Amanda P The CycleChat user formerly known as Uncle Phil

    Me too. Pics of both on this forum somewhere if you fossick about a bitl
     
  11. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    This is the first one I've seen in a video. Not usually done because of the large speed range of bents:
    http://www.skatevideoslive.com/cycling-recumbent-hour-world-record-unfaired.html

    Yeah, skating is pretty good exercise, it improves your cycling hill climbing no end, especially once you get into the savage intervals.