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Compact, double, triple, fixies etc.. what are they??

cycle.monkeycycle.monkey Posts: 23
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
i read posts about compacts, double, triples and fixies etc etc
can someone please tell me what these all are.
As a noob to cycling
i feel left out lol

cheers

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  • Double is double ring chainset. Triple is one with three chainsets
    Fixies are like BMX's, single front and single rear. You can get ones with freewheel or fixed wheel. Not sure what compact is, I think means the gears are close together.
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  • sub55sub55 Posts: 1,025
    fixie is a bike with one gear and a fixed wheel.
    single speed is a bike with one gear but can freewheel.
    a double is the number of cogs on the chainset, normally 38/53 or 42/52
    a compact has two cogs on the front but of a smaller size.
    a triple has three cogs on the front giving a bigger range.
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • Double is double ring chainset. Triple is one with three chainsets
    Fixies are like BMX's, single front and single rear. You can get ones with freewheel or fixed wheel. Not sure what compact is, I think means the gears are close together.

    aaahhhhhhh that makes perfect sense. I probably should of guessed lol

    Cheers Father Jack
  • sub55 wrote:
    fixie is a bike with one gear and a fixed wheel.
    single speed is a bike with one gear but can freewheel.
    a double is the number of cogs on the chainset, normally 38/53 or 42/52
    a compact has two cogs on the front but of a smaller size.
    a triple has three cogs on the front giving a bigger range.

    Thanks for filling the gaps sub55. I dont feel left out anymore haha
  • Wikipedia is your friend:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crankset
  • a340driver wrote:
    Wikipedia is your friend:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crankset

    bags of info on there for me, cheers for that ;)
  • John.TJohn.T Posts: 3,698
    A fixie is a f***ed up pixie.
  • A fixie is a f***ed up pixie

    A pixie is a pi**ed fixie.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,746
    OMG. BMXs are not fixed gear. a chainset has chainrings not cogs.
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    They're types of bra.

    You don't see the triple very often, but it's worth it when you do.
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  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    desweller wrote:
    They're types of bra.

    You don't see the triple very often, but it's worth it when you do.

    :lol::lol::lol:

    Compacts are really hard to undo with your teeth; fixies are pretty much impossible!


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  • dmch2dmch2 Posts: 731
    desweller wrote:
    They're types of bra.

    You don't see the triple very often, but it's worth it when you do.

    Eccentrica Galumbits?

    (or do i need to give a hint with that reference?)
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