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I've been riding S.s for a couple of years now, and have never come across another S.s rider whilst out on the road! I live in Wiltshire, and was wondering if there is in fact anybody out there!
Maybe a Strava club could be made if there is enough of us, so we could meet up and ride every now and again!

If anyone is interested, let me know  4

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MKultra [396 posts] 2 years ago
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I ride fixed.

Therefore I must shun you or I would be blackballed by my gentleman's club.

I bid you good day sir.

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JackBuxton [35 posts] 2 years ago
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Ive got a Flip-Flop wheel, so if i put it to the fixed side, will i be un-shunned?

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MKultra [396 posts] 2 years ago
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It's a start but the freewheel simply being there and suggesting a possible lack of moral fibre will be frowned upon.

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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I quite enjoy riding fixed but but I opt for single speed because I enjoy being able to switch off the pedalling and enjoy the world around me as I freewheel.

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JackBuxton [35 posts] 2 years ago
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I live in an area with some unavoidable descents, that broke my crank and chainring when it was fixed due to the length and gradient causing what felt like 700000 RPM, hence the SS

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MKultra [396 posts] 2 years ago
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Whats wrong with caining it down hill at 36mph (speed mine spins out at) with a little voice whispering in your ear "I am going to kill you..." ?

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JackBuxton [35 posts] 2 years ago
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Nothing at allllll  3 3 3

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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MKultra wrote:

Whats wrong with caining it down hill at 36mph (speed mine spins out at) with a little voice whispering in your ear "I am going to kill you..." ?

I was rather unsettled by loss of foot retention recently, I was in the middle of an out of the saddle full gas effort whilst coming down the banking at the velodrome. There was a great sense of relief when pulled my right foot out and got the bike straightened up and then rode the bike round for a couple of laps with my legs hanging out the back in a semi Superman pose whilst it slowed down.

Acceptable on the track, not so much fun on your way home from the pub.

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 2 years ago
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I ride SS instead of fix and still get plenty of benefit.

So there  1

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lolol [194 posts] 2 years ago
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But they have invented gears now, that or ride fixed, single speed docks at least twelve cool points

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giff77 [1251 posts] 2 years ago
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Fixed. Though the question then is what ratio does one push.

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Flying Scot [918 posts] 2 years ago
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I ride fixed in winter for anti skid, and obviously......on the track!

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Miles253 [198 posts] 2 years ago
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Ride fixed when about town, though I have considered SS for the confidence going downhill, but I enjoy the sensation of fixed. Really helps my road cadence and pedal action. I push a 48-19

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The Acai [12 posts] 2 years ago
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I ride ss for my commuter and seen as I live in Sheffield I'm often pondering; strong thighs or knackered knees?

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sincadena [34 posts] 2 years ago
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I ride a SS mtb... no shocks and v-brakes. great fun blasting past full sussers on the local trails  3

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oldstrath [614 posts] 2 years ago
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SS or fixed on the commute (depending how I feel, and whether I go off road or not), SS for more interesting offroad.

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djgorey [37 posts] 2 years ago
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Fixed - 47/17 (soon to be 16)

Love it - there is nothing like being in the right gear all the time and track stands are becoming easier for traffic lights (almost to the point where I'm learning without trying)

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fatbeggaronabike [814 posts] 2 years ago
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MKultra wrote:

I ride fixed.

Therefore I must shun you or I would be blackballed by my gentleman's club.

I bid you good day sir.

How hard do they hit you to be blackballed?

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 2 years ago
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Condor Tempo fixed wheel for me  26

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dangoscomb [6 posts] 2 years ago
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self-built single speed for my winter commutes. too many hills for fixed and I value my knees! I do ride fixed in town sometimes mind.

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argotittilius [23 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm sure there's a velominati rule about this kind of gallivanting without gears.
the positive effects of a 70 mile/week hilly commute on fixed wheel really does show in my "proper" riding though

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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giff77 wrote:

Though the question then is what ratio does one push.

52/16

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esayers [37 posts] 2 years ago
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I ride fixed, there seem to be a few people with fixies around here (Cardiff). My housemate has broken his mountain bike so now I'm on a mission to convert him using my fixie!

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adamtaylor [61 posts] 2 years ago
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I do some of my commuting (London) on a fixed gear bike. There's a load of fixed gear riders in Bristol, that's potentially not too far. Check out http://trackdropouts.com/ and http://www.dasradklub.com/

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bfslxo [144 posts] 2 years ago
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Ride SS here in 'Norn Irel' on my 365 commuter & occassional weekend spin away from my usual club chaingang - I have never seen another SS or fixie person ever (if u don't incl 3 yr olds on their spiderman halford specials!!) I have the fixie option but in fact found it too dangerous for winter riding as I crashed and injured myself more on it in icy conditions than anything else & I feel with 20+yrs mtbing experience behind me I have at least some level of biking handling skills

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workhard [397 posts] 2 years ago
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Fixed
SS

as the fancy takes me.

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Chuck [546 posts] 2 years ago
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SS commuter, but wouldn't even think about it for 'proper' road rides.

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Jimbonic [136 posts] 2 years ago
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I would be riding my self-built fixed, pushing 46/17. However, due to a slight, erm, installer error, I am currently re-fixing the BB and chainset. So, I'm riding around on my SS MTB - I think that's a 44/16 (never checked TBH). It's been slicked tyre shod for better commuting and to save the rather weary outy knobblies. Love it - it's a total hack, but has the power to embarrass (me mostly, but also others on more geary and expensive machinery).

I'm a total fixed convert; love the total control.

Oh, and perhaps more importantly, I'm nowhere near Wiltshire. You might see me as far west as west Surrey or Berkshire, sorry, Royal Berkshire.

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djgorey [37 posts] 2 years ago
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farrell wrote:

52/16

 13 Bloody hell. I need to up my game a bit

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JackBuxton [35 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm Running 48/18, i need to get on the weights! I'm blaming my gearing on the fact there are plenty of hills in my area... (I'm 6"5 and weigh 85 kg, i need all the help i can get!)

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