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Old July 6th 04, 01:36 PM
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Probably old news, but this documentary is
about the NYC bike messengers who speed
through traffic. Most of them ride fixies, and
one has only one leg (and rides a fixie).

These guys all do great trackstands...

One of the guys who rides a multispeed
bike (with a freewheel) did a very good
wheelie and was in full control (like unibiker).

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Old July 6th 04, 07:54 PM
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I can't watch the docu as I don't have that channel; but it sounds
interesting- can you briefly say why they use 'fixies'? (presumably
fixies are single speed and no freewheel).

I'm wondering what the technical pros are of using fixies in that
situation.


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Old July 6th 04, 08:08 PM
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cool,as a former messenger in 3 citys i would love to see it. but i dont
have cable tv.

onewheeldave wrote:
*I'm wondering what the technical pros are of using fixies in that
situation. *

they are the most anti-theft kind of byke you can ride. the combination
of no fancy componates or freewheel make lousy resale value.


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Old July 6th 04, 08:13 PM
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They're also LOW maintenance, and the best part is when Joe Thief rides
off and then tries to coast, he gets tossed over the bars. Some are
even brake-less, which makes it even harder for Joe to stop, unless he
knows how.


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Old July 6th 04, 09:02 PM
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I can't speak for the messengers, but I think some of them use "fixies"
because they are track racers. The messenger work is training.


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