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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:21 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Not surprising 42x19 is hard, I have a Corsa with 42x22 and that can be a struggle on some hills


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:56 am
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Location: L'enfer du Nord London
Downhill is horrible on fixed. There's a pretty steep one on my daily commute with a bigger road at the bottom, if it wasn't for my front brake I'd be toast.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Location: Olissipo-PT
Congratulations! :-)

I love riding fixed too. Just this past saturday did a longer ride of 85km with some friends. I ride 46x17.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Location: Chained to the mash tun.
Nice bike Malc...looks a beauty!

Keep on twiddling :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:16 am 
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Nice to hear you've settled into it on your ride!

Hills are a good way to get fit when riding fixed- up hills that is! I agree with tbc on the downhills! I've had a couple scary downhill moments- when it takes you for a ride... good job I've got a front brake too.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:35 pm 
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"Twiddling".......now there's a word I havn't heard for a good many years :D

I think Cipo needs a slightly lower gear for the true retro fixed experience :)

Shaun

Not to self to buy his SR Laprade seatpost..


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Not surprising 42x19 is hard, I have a Corsa with 42x22 and that can be a struggle on some hills


you wont get up many hills in north wales on 42 x 19 unless you are called Alberto 'el pistorello' Contador
Fixed gear totally un-suitable for around here unless you have a double fixed hub and keep changing your rear wheel over..


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Just have a meal at a local restaurant serving meat A La clenbuterol

Sorted :)

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