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Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by andyfromotley, 10 Jun 2008.

  1. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    So am cycling up the chevin this morning when man in a cycling cap passes me. Not too unusual, anyway as we are coming to weetwood i start catching him up. Aha my natural weight 'advantage' and gravity doing its stuff.

    Caught him up in headingly.............he was on a fixed!!!:ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:

    So if you are the bloke on a green fixed with brooks saddle... chapeau.

    andy
     
  2. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    come to london, they're two a penny down here.

    and they ain't quick either.
     
  3. OP
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    andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    Fixed cycles may be two a penny. It was the combination of one with a 600 ft climb that i found impressive.

    Andy
     
  4. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    If you are geared right, a fixed is the best thing for getting up a hill - take a look at Hill Climbs, all the top riders ride a fixed - something to do with power transfer or summat.
     
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I certainly go past my commuting buddy on the hills - just when he's faffing around with his second gear change down.

    It's not a 600ft climb though, more like 16ft.

    How steep is it down the other side?
     
  6. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    Saw a bloke cycling along Kennington this evening on my way home.

    Going a fair whip.

    On a fixed Langster wth spds.

    And a child seat on the back! :wacko:
     
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    andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    Well thats the pay off! The other side is a gentle downhill all the way into Leeds, about 8 miles.:wacko: Very pleasant.
     
  8. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I have a regular route on my 46 x 17 fixed which takes me from Chapel Allerton over to Kirkstall and up Tinshill Approach to Holt Park, then along the Chevin. I also do the climb up the Chevin from Menston or from Otley (Birdcage Walk?) straight up to Chevin End on it. It wasn't me you saw, though, Andy - I have the Brooks saddle but not the cap*.

    I did get up Skipton - Embsay Crag - Barden Tower on the beast once, but that was when I was 15 years younger, lighter and stupider. I live in hope of doing it again.

    *I've thought of another reason. It wouldn't have taken you until Headingley to catch me. Bramhope would have done it.
     
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I'd love to give that a go. Plenty of hills here in Kent to try though.
     
  10. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    not so many long hills here in suffolk, and my gearing is 48x16.

    going up ditchling beacon on it on sunday. will see how it goes!
     
  11. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    you'll be ok. i did it on a 77" a few weeks ago. it levels out a lot which makes things easier.
     
  12. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London


    Look out for me and my mates on skates, we're off at 07.30ish, I'll be one of those in lycra, with LSMike on the back! 48x16, crikey mate! I reckon I'd hurt on 48x19, which is what I'm riding.
     
  13. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    on a completely differnt note: do you know a guy called Kim Hendrikse? He's also a fruit-booter
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Oh I do know Kim, haven't seen him for a while though!!
     
  15. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    Mikey, I'll keep an eye open for you, we're setting off at 7.00 so you'll probably overtake at some point.

    I'll be in black and white lycra to match my black & white bike (vane i know)... will be riding with my brother on a blue Claud Butler and my brother in law on a MTB.

    you'll find us by the roadside, i'll be standing around while the other two are huffing and puffing...

    and then you'll find me collapsed at the top of Ditchling eating an ice-cream hopefully!