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Fixed Gear Riders

Riders of fixed gear bikes, and people interested in riding fixed.

Location: Chicago
Members: 188
Latest Activity: Feb 28

Discussion Forum

Regular 50-75 mile rides through the summer and fall? 2 Replies

Started by Brian Jones. Last reply by Brian Jones Feb 28.

Info on Monday/Tuesday Night Fixed Gear Velodrome Rider Development Program

Started by Northbrook Cycle Committee May 25, 2010.

Bikes As Expression

Started by Ryan Lafferty Apr 2, 2010.

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Comment by Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! on March 12, 2010 at 11:18am
Yeah attached to a set of Purple Deep-V's. The guy rode them like for a week and decided he didn't like fixed. So he sold the wheelset and the cog for $150+20. Oh Craigslist!
Comment by Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! on March 12, 2010 at 9:31am
I just got that same Phil Wood cog for $20.
Comment by Lindsay E. Stout on November 4, 2009 at 2:33pm
New Oakley campaign...Yay fixed gears!

Comment by Brian Thomas on September 24, 2009 at 2:08pm
It depends. It's roughly 100 miles, maybe a little less. What you need to be careful of is the wind. When I did the ride it was fine through Illinois, but hit 25mph headwinds around Zion. I was pretty glad I went for pursuit bars instead of risers...
Comment by JFred4 on September 24, 2009 at 2:04pm
how long does that take? 100 miles?
Comment by Brian Thomas on September 24, 2009 at 1:51pm
Take the lake trail to sheridan road. Then take sheridan road out to Highland Park. Around Ft. Sheridan you can pick up another north bound trail that ends around Great Lakes. Around Great lakes you can pick up Sheridan Road again, but it turns into route 137. Across the border route 137 turns into route 32. There are big shoulders and decently marked directions the entire way-- plus some spectacular views of the lake.
Comment by JFred4 on September 24, 2009 at 1:48pm
what's a suggested route from Chitown?
Comment by Brian Thomas on September 24, 2009 at 1:44pm
I just did the ride a few weekends ago. Make sure you bring plenty of extra tubes-- route 137 / 32 gets a little hairy around Great Lakes. And if you end your ride at Cafe Centraal in Bayview they'll treat you to a few free beers if you tell them you rode fixed.
Comment by Drew Bly on September 24, 2009 at 1:11pm
Anyone want to ride to Milwaukee? I was thinking about riding up there one day soon, staying the night going out to a few bars, then staying the night at a cheap hostel, and riding back the next day. anyone interested?
Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 28, 2009 at 12:58am
I just wrote a big blog on my Fixie acquistition story:

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