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Citizenfox
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by Citizenfox

How would like to commute to work on a single speed Guru like Ari from Bespoke SF.

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Marin
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by Marin

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.

emcardle
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by emcardle

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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LEC135
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by LEC135

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

Valbrona
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by Valbrona

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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by bontie

Why does everyone assume its fixed?

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by Marin

I don't. I didn't ride fixed either when I had only 1 speed.

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by ultimobici

bontie wrote:Why does everyone assume its fixed?

The plain sprocket and lockring? Plain as day.

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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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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

I don't see an issue. I train on this all the time. Yes its fixed.
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by emcardle

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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by Juanmoretime

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.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

Citizenfox
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by Citizenfox

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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by dadoflam08

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

dadoflam08 wrote:
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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