Sunday, October 02, 2005

Question for all

Saturday I picked out the frame I'm going to build up for myself. It's an old Nishiki road bike. Although, now I'm considering a fixed gear.

Now, I know some of you have opinions about this while others don't know the difference, but I'll ask anyways. What do you think? Geared freewheel or fixed? Could this be the question?

Of course it's not the question. The answer is not 42.

5 Comments:

Blogger Joshua Conner said...

So your idea behind getting a fixed-gear bicycle is to even out your stride? Or are you planning on becoming a bicycle messenger? Or are you going to become a track cyclist?

5:34 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Fixed gears have their advantages. It makes you a stronger rider. It's cheaper and easier to maintain.

It's not like there are mountains on my commute to require gears. But, there are hills around town (you know, if I was feeling suicidal).

Plus (as Jerry would say), I'd like to see the guy try to ride it away as he stole it.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Joshua Conner said...

So, then, why would you *not* get a fixed gear getup? Tucson is pretty flat.

Plus, the ability to ride backwards would be pretty awesome.

2:31 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

I'm making the Peugeot into a fixed gear, Kevin! We can be fixed gear friends!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Ok....sorry for the long delay. Fixed gears have some added safety issues The pedal moves with the wheel, there is no breaking them up without serious damage to the bike.

Plus, it's not easy to ride around town. There is no easy ride to campus on a fixed gear. It lacks what almost everyone takes for granted in a bike.

9:10 PM  

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