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I am looking a fixed gear bike (fixie) for around 100~200 dollars.

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Some of you may have heard the kid down the street or even seen the young punk on the corner riding around and what looks like a 10 speed bike. However, if you take a closer look, you'll discover that there aren't 10 speeds on that bike. In fact, you'd probably discover that there is [...]

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A fixed gear bike is bike whose socket is screwed directly onto the hub. In other words, there is no freewheel which would allow the bike to coast while the pedals are not moving. A fixed gear bike will cease to move if the rider stops pedaling. Conversely, if the wheels are turning, the pedals [...]

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Fixed Gear Fever

On July 15, 2011 By

The New York City bicycle messengers have ridden fixed gear bicycles for years. The ultimate bike for them was a track bike; single speed "fixed" gear, no brakes. Movies have shown the messengers darting in and out of traffic, holding on to taxis and buses and portraying themselves as bicycle outlaws, if not scofflaws.

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Would it be worth it to trade my fixed gear Maruishi in great shape, nearly perfect condition, for a 1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu 4 door. It would be my first car, and I wouldn't mind having such a nice car, but the only concern is gas.
V8 would have very poor gas milage. Of [...]

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I just got a ten speed vintage schwinn for riding around but it has the absolute worst handlebars. I don't want those spiral crap bars I want some nice bullhorns but I've never seen them on any other bike but a fixed gear and I don't want to convert it like some hipster would. Does [...]

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I built a fixed gear bike up, and I'm constantly asking my roommate to help me tighten up the chain. what is the right chain tension? how can you tell? is there a way to do it by yourself?

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I have heard that it is safer!?
I can see how it could be slightly more efficient, but not much.
Nevertheless, I believe I am right in my decision to practice/get used to riding a fixed gear bike with normal strapless/clipless pedals.
I am just about to get/put together my first fixed [...]

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I'm new to fixed gear riding, and was wondering where's a good place to start for everything fixed gear, ie parts, accessories, how to guides, repair & maintenance , life style etc... I'm looking for a good starter bike and some more basic knowledge to become a better rider.

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In the state of Oregon, what are the bike laws surrounding the use of fixies? I know in several states, it is illegal to use these bikes without having brakes installed on them. However, after trying to find out the laws surrounding this in this state, I have been unable to find anything conclusive.

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I'm looking into building a fixed gear bike but I don't know how to go about doing it. Is it better to convert a non-fixed gear into a fix gear or start from scratch and what should i do if i were to start form scratch.

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