Just do it. I`ve ridden close to a 1000km on a RSS (road-single-speed) and it was an eyeopening experience even though my bike wasn`t fixed.
Using gears is like re-discovering your ex-wife.erol/frost said:Just do it. I`ve ridden close to a 1000km on a RSS (road-single-speed) and it was an eyeopening experience even though my bike wasn`t fixed.
makes you sick and weak ...my guess is your over 30; welcome to the club..Fast Freddy said:I used to have a road bike - and I only road my fixie road bike anyway. So I sodl the geared roadie. Now that I've moved in to the county (vs. in town) I'm kind of finding myself needing a geary again (let alone my Cyclops trianer isn't quite the workout it was before with gears. The thing that sold me was the 7 mile down hill I need to get down and back up from my house to get to the local bike path. I've been suffering all this yearonthe fixie trying to convince myself if it doesn't kill me it will make me stronger. I think the geary though might win atleast for a trainer bike.
I'll definitely be there......you?TrevorInSoCal said:I have a geared roadie that I use for group training-rides with the local road-racers. A fixie just couldn't keep up on 50+ mile rides with lots of climbs and 40+ mph descents. There's one guy that's shown up a few times to the Sat. morning ride on a single speed and done quite well, but there's no way you'd keep up on the downhills on a fixie geared to make the climbs.
For riding around town and commuting back and forth to work I ride a fixed-gear. I've done longer solo rides on the fixed gear, as well as a century with a few other fixie riders (Riders from this board as a matter of fact. Speaking of which, you guys doing the Palm Springs Century again this year? Hollywood, Hugh, Calvin, Donkey, Aosty, whoever else I'm forgetting?).
I wouldn't want a fixed gear to be my *only* road-bike though. I don't think you can moderate your efforts well enough to train effectively riding exclusively singlespeed/fixed. OTOH, I know there are some reallyeffinfast guys out there who ride almost exclusively on one-gear...