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Getting my first fixie tonight!!

Ashley_RAshley_R Posts: 408
edited March 2008 in Road general
Lemond Filmore, waiting for me to pick up after work today at my LBS :D

Had a lift in this morning so my first ride will be my commute home, wish me luck everyone!! :shock:

Am chickening out slighty, having it set up with the freewheel first!
You can lead an elephant to water but a pencil must be lead

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  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    Ashley_R wrote:
    Lemond Filmore, waiting for me to pick up after work today at my LBS :D

    Had a lift in this morning so my first ride will be my commute home, wish me luck everyone!! :shock:

    Am chickening out slighty, having it set up with the freewheel first!

    Congrats. You'll wonder why you bothered with gears. Just keep pedalling in order to practise going fixed. You'll get used to it v.quickly.
    M.Rushton
  • Good juck! I'm converted. Love it and finaly getting good speeds.
    http://twitter.com/mgalex
    www.ogmorevalleywheelers.co.uk

    10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business
  • Ashley_RAshley_R Posts: 408
    Back home and admiring me new bike!

    Will wait till the weekend to ride it properly fixed, don't think sub-zero temeperatures and dark lanes are the place to try it out first!! Did enjoy the brief ride home tonight though

    One thing though, memo to brain, STOP TRYING TO CHANGE GEAR, THERE ISN'T ANY SO GET USED TO IT!! :D
    You can lead an elephant to water but a pencil must be lead
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    "One thing though, memo to brain, STOP TRYING TO CHANGE GEAR, THERE ISN'T ANY SO GET USED TO IT!! "

    Memo prior to that one is "And...Don't...... forget........... to PEDAL!"

    Have fun.
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • Enjoy. You'll only forget to stop pedaling once.............and if you're lucky it won't be in front of the guy you're buying the bike from.
  • fraz167fraz167 Posts: 142
    Lemond Fillmore, i have one and love it. Good choice and enjoy.

    Cheers
    Fraser
  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    come on then - get some pictures up!!
  • Ashley_RAshley_R Posts: 408
    No didn't work!!

    How do you post a picture then!! :oops:
    You can lead an elephant to water but a pencil must be lead
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Seemingly not I fear!
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    post it to something like photobucket and then copy and past the "IMG" code into your post.
  • dreamlx10dreamlx10 Posts: 235
    Hope you enjoy the bike, I have been commuting and training on a "FIXED" for a couple of years now, I hate getting used to my geared bike again. Whatever you do don't say "FIXIE" or "FLIP-FLOP", it is "FIXED" and the hub is called a "FIXED-GEAR" hub.
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