Author Topic: Fixed Gear Touring  (Read 3311 times)

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Offline goldfront

Fixed Gear Touring
« on: May 22, 2007, 01:57:25 am »
Has anyone done a fixie tour?


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Fixed Gear Touring
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 08:23:34 am »

But why are you asking in Gear Talk? Do you have a question or comment about gear on a fixie bike?


Offline RussellSeaton

Fixed Gear Touring
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 12:02:03 pm »
As Fred said, yes people have done it.  On brevets you will usually see a person or two or three riding fixed gear bikes.  Even the hilly/mountainous 1200km brevets such as Boston-Montreal-Boston.  They are carrying less than a loaded tourer does, but covering far more miles in a shorter time.  I would suggest you use a flip flop hub and have a freewheel on the other side when you run into mountains so you can rest and coast down.