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 Post subject: Puegeot Mirage Fixie
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Decided to try out a fixie build and here is the result, it's not the cleanest of bikes but it's great fun to ride!Absolutely love it!I still cannot find any information on this model the Mirage, im guessing it's a mid 80's machine?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:40 pm 
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looks sweet


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Thanks wildside,after going to London for a few days I saw so many fixie bikes I wanted see what all the fuss was about and now I totally get it they are so much fun to ride. I dont have the guts to take the front brake off!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:15 pm 
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i have picked up a obrien see pics in other thread but as i cant seem to get and info on it i am going to turn that into a single speed when i get a chance working on a mountain bike scratch build at the min from a carrerra vulcan frame which is now bright orange powder coat


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never tried fixie but singlespeeders are good fun , once you get the gearing to suit your rides


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It's illegal to take the front brake off :) Having ridden fixed for a good number of years in the 70's (lots of us had a fixed wheel training bike) the brake is a good safety net LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:45 pm 
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I was tempted to turn my shorelinf trail into a single speed but really liked the idea of a fixie and now im hooked!If anyone is toying with the idea, Go for it you wont regret it. And hopefuly it will help with my triathlon training!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:17 pm 
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I mainly ride fixed but I couldn't do without my brakes. I've had front and rear brakes on all but one of mine, and use them a lot I should add.


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I was tempted to keep the back brake on but really like how simple the bike looks, i know it would be safer but Im guessing with the front brake and the rear `brake` it should be safe enough.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:17 pm 
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It's not just about safety, it's a lot less effort to pull two brakes :D


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