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fixie question: I'm not hip to the jive

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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Do fixies have freewheel hubs? Or are they the bikes Kevin Bacon rode in Quicksilver?
     

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  2. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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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...
     
  3. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Well, jerkus, I wasn't sure if the fixed gear meant that it only had ONE gear. Jerkus.
     
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    RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    Not all Canadian's, just the ones from Quebec.
     
  5. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Fixies are fixed gearing. If the rear wheel is moving, you are pedaling.

    Unless you are doing this...
     
  6. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    So where does the term single speed come from? :D
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    No, Grasshopper, no - those are known as single speeds. :D

     
  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I guess the proximity to Canada is wearing off...
     
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    RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    It was meant for the montreal kids. A jab at their crappy hockey team.
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I want a 9 speed fixie, that would be awesome.
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    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 :drool:
     
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    you could always have some special pawls machined up to lock a standard hub...
     
  13. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    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.
     
  14. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    It's close to being released.
     
  15. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    they have been saying that since 2006
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    They've sent some to some manufacturers to test. So maybe we'll hear something about them by interbike.
     
  17. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    click your heels....two speeds in your bottom bracket...

     
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    now the hipsters are going to buy all the hammerschmidts. I hope they come in day-glo.
     
  19. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    The Hammerschmidt isn't fixed , it has a Freewheel in it
     
  20. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    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.
     
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    Mmike def not hipster
     
  22. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Sooo.... aside from looking cool and having an excuse for cross dressing, what is the point of a fixie?
     
  23. daway

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    I looked cool and crossed dressed long before I had a fixie, so... :eek:



    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.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    The HS doesn't freewheel, your hub does. So it would be with a fixed gear hub.
     
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    mullet_dew Monkey

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    I'm like 90% sure the overdrive has a ratchet mechanism.
     
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    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.
     
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    I could see why one would ask such a question. I went to Canada, it was bland.
     
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    Really? Didn't know that. Guess I should have paid more attention when I was testing it.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    once again, these are some very mean tags
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Should I schedule you some time with him?
     
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    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!)...
     
  35. stevew

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    needs moar gear...

     
  36. James

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    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?
     
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