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 Post subject: Shop Owner bike...
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:33 pm 
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How would like to commute to work on a single speed Guru like Ari from Bespoke SF.

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I used to commute on a singlespeed (but with 2 brakes) and I didn't like it.

Actually, I tried it twice several years apart, and both times went back to gears after a few months.


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 Post subject: Re: Shop Owner bike...
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Marin wrote:
I used to commute on a singlespeed (but with 2 brakes) and I didn't like it.

Actually, I tried it twice several years apart, and both times went back to gears after a few months.


Have to agree here, I know a few people who commute on them (for fashion imo) but I found when I tried it I went straight back to freewheel bikes.


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I used to but it just got silly dangerous as stopping was such a drag……..Safer+Happier with brakes and a freewheel


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 Post subject: Re: Shop Owner bike...
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A shop to avoid if the owner rides a bike like that. Bikes like that do not offer high levels of safety for commuting.


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Why does everyone assume its fixed?


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 Post subject: Re: Shop Owner bike...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:03 am 
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I don't. I didn't ride fixed either when I had only 1 speed.


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bontie wrote:
Why does everyone assume its fixed?

The plain sprocket and lockring? Plain as day.


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 Post subject: Re: Shop Owner bike...
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Valbrona wrote:
A shop to avoid if the owner rides a bike like that. Bikes like that do not offer high levels of safety for commuting.

Enlighten us. What is wrong with a fixed gear commuting bike? Perhaps his ride in is pan flat, perhaps he/she rides sensibly rather than like a hipster? Nothing unsafe or wrong about a fixed bike with a brake, albeit I have guards on 24/7 on mine.


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I don't see an issue. I train on this all the time. Yes its fixed.
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ultimobici wrote:
Valbrona wrote:
A shop to avoid if the owner rides a bike like that. Bikes like that do not offer high levels of safety for commuting.

Enlighten us. What is wrong with a fixed gear commuting bike? Perhaps his ride in is pan flat, perhaps he/she rides sensibly rather than like a hipster? Nothing unsafe or wrong about a fixed bike with a brake, albeit I have guards on 24/7 on mine.

Harder to stop even with two brakes and bad for your knees.


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My brake is for emergencies only. I almost never use it. I do commute with my fixie and occasional need to stop quickly. I know its very unhip but I rather be unhip than be seeing the underside of a car.

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Valbrona wrote:
A shop to avoid if the owner rides a bike like that. Bikes like that do not offer high levels of safety for commuting.


Wow. Seriously the silliest thing I've read in this site. The shop is turning out jaw dropping custom works of art from Guru, Parlee, Seven...certified Retul fittings, Assos, POC, Cafe du cyclist, Bont.

I rode a single speed, not fixed, with the a front brake all over the city for years, when I was a grown up and before it was hipster, like 20 years ago. If you're not being stupid then it's as safe as any geared bike.

Riding a single or fixed gear is pretty universally recognized as great training for technique and power done correctly.


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I don't see an issue. I train on this all the time. Yes its fixed.
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Juanmoretime wrote:
I don't see an issue. I train on this all the time. Yes its fixed.
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hipster apocalypse :D


If this is what it looks like...bring it on


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