[CR]fixie thing, a fad?


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From: Baron von Drais <draisienne@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:01:29 -0500
Subject: [CR]fixie thing, a fad?

Hi all,

As for the fixie thing being a fad, I don't think it is or it's going to be a fad as long as rock'n'roll is a fad. I was riding a fixed gear bike t wenty years ago in Toronto traffic (in fact it was a '72 Hugh Porter track bike) and now I ride a fixed gear in Montreal traffic. The only difference is now I have a brake on the front. Wisdom does come with age :) Old steel is always the best choice to build a fixie around. After a bike has been st ripped of all the mass-produced gears and other parts deemed non-essential one wants what's left to have some soul. That can only be had with hand-bui lt steel.

Regards to everyone,

Peter Schwar in for the long 5 month wait for the snow to melt in Montreal, Canada