Originally posted by Inactive Useri dont know why people won't just get a track bike with a freewheel.
care to explain? I might look into getting a bike.
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There's a thread for fixies ma duude.
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Originally posted by Inactive Userwell fuck fixed gears. they are stupid and there is really no reason why they still exist.
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Originally posted by Inactive Userso you like riding backwards?
Fixed gears are way more fun then regular road bikes. There is a zen like experience one gets from riding fixed. You become way more alert and aware of your surroundings and you get a better connection to the road, you actually become one with the bike.
Its also exercise compared to a free wheel where you're coasting 40 percent of the time.
I used to hate on fixies until I actually got one. Its so fun.
Originally posted by Inactive Userand yeah i can get as much traction on a freewheel.
Originally posted by Inactive Useryeah i've rode a fixed gear. i didnt read about it online. i rode the bike. and what do you mean a freecoaster wouldn't work on a track bike? unless you absolutely need to pedal backwards, a freecoaster hub with internal brakes works just as well as a fixed gear hub. and what do you mean by traction really? do you mean in foot high snow?
besides, op saids he wants a bike for casual rides. i know you can casually ride around in a fixed gear but im betting he's not looking into a bike that has a learning curve.
Originally posted by Inactive Usera freecoaster hub with internal brakes works just as well as a fixed gear hub.