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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MMike, Aug 29, 2009.
Do fixies have freewheel hubs? Or are they the bikes Kevin Bacon rode in Quicksilver?
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FIXIE having a FREEwheel hub?
Are all Canadians this dumb?
Some may have a flip flop hub where you could thread a freewheel cog on the other side though...
Well, jerkus, I wasn't sure if the fixed gear meant that it only had ONE gear. Jerkus.
Not all Canadian's, just the ones from Quebec.
Fixies are fixed gearing. If the rear wheel is moving, you are pedaling.
Unless you are doing this...
So where does the term single speed come from?
No, Grasshopper, no - those are known as single speeds.
I guess the proximity to Canada is wearing off...
It was meant for the montreal kids. A jab at their crappy hockey team.
I want a 9 speed fixie, that would be awesome.
Sturmey Archer at point Point made a 3 speed Fixed hub, It is extreamly rare and Expensive. there have been rumors for several years that they are going to make it again
you could always have some special pawls machined up to lock a standard hub...
thats the easy part, its the Shifting part that is tricky. a Buddy of Mine has taken an old 3 speed a part and modified to make it a 2 speed fixed.
It's close to being released.
they have been saying that since 2006
They've sent some to some manufacturers to test. So maybe we'll hear something about them by interbike.
click your heels....two speeds in your bottom bracket...
now the hipsters are going to buy all the hammerschmidts. I hope they come in day-glo.
The Hammerschmidt isn't fixed , it has a Freewheel in it
In a way I envy you MMike, you have no knowledge of Fixes or Hipsters. There are just some horrors that can never be unseen.
Mmike def not hipster
Sooo.... aside from looking cool and having an excuse for cross dressing, what is the point of a fixie?
I looked cool and crossed dressed long before I had a fixie, so...
But really, it is a fun challenge to ride fixed (it's an insane workout), and the simplicity is appealing. Simplicity aside, I would love to have a two or three speed fixie...
Unfortunately for some people it has become a fashion accessory, but hey at least it's getting people on bikes. I have to say there are a lot worse fashion accessories to blow money on.
The HS doesn't freewheel, your hub does. So it would be with a fixed gear hub.
I'm like 90% sure the overdrive has a ratchet mechanism.
The HS certainly does have what would be considered a freewheel or freehub in it.
To clarify for the canadians, 'tha chain don't move bacward when yous pedalin bacward.'
I rode one last night.
I could see why one would ask such a question. I went to Canada, it was bland.
Really? Didn't know that. Guess I should have paid more attention when I was testing it.
once again, these are some very mean tags
It's pretty weird to ride, at least it was for me the first time I tried it out...
Whoever designed that bike needs a blowjob and a beer. Hawt.
Should I schedule you some time with him?
Will I get a free bike?
Oh yeah, where can I locate that stem? My bike has a gold ano thing going on at present (Woodman post!)...
needs moar gear...
You can locate that stem on that bike, found at your local Felt dealer when they're in stock.
On the serious tip, I don't know, it was made for us for that bike, I'm sure you can find something gold out there though, no?
That is sweet!
I think I need a tissue
Looks like Ronald McDonald's bike.
His lap is all pointy.