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Old 07.07.2011, 11:14
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We used to freewheel down the hill with feet on crossbar to avoid the pedals..
/me imagines some Ben Hur spiky chariot type fun...
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We used to freewheel down the hill with feet on crossbar to avoid the pedals. But you can`t get your feet back on them pedals at speed. So`s you needs yer brakes.
brakes... pahhhhh...
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what do you think hedgerows were invented for.




EDIT.. just remembering... we used to do the same as kids, except at the bottom of our hill was a Y junction.. left and you were in downtown after about 50 yards - right was a small dirt track and at the bottom of that a pond... the challenge was always to verve off to the track and hope you run out of speed before hitting the pond... pussies would try to get their feet back on the pedals.

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Old 07.07.2011, 11:15
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brakes... pahhhhh...
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what do you think hedgerows were invented for.
In Essex??
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/me imagines some Ben Hur spiky chariot type fun...
In some cases less than dissimilar
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Fixed means fixed gear bikes - ie you have one gear only and cannot free-wheel as the gear is fixed to the rear wheel. It's what all the cool kids are riding now
Like those god awful dutch ones you have to pedal backwards to slow down and stop? My ex, myself and the kids had so much fun running into things, and falling off, on a camping holiday in Zeeland
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Old 07.07.2011, 15:20
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Like those god awful dutch ones you have to pedal backwards to slow down and stop? My ex, myself and the kids had so much fun running into things, and falling off, on a camping holiday in Zeeland
No nothing like! Those are back-pedal brakes. but you can still free wheel (and can have more than one gear). Fixed means there is only one gear, and it is fixed directly to the axle so you cannot just stop pedalling - instead you have to slow down how fast you are pedalling to brake the rear wheel. There is normally no separate rear brake.
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No nothing like! Those are back-pedal brakes. but you can still free wheel (and can have more than one gear). Fixed means there is only one gear, and it is fixed directly to the axle so you cannot just stop pedalling - instead you have to slow down how fast you are pedalling to brake the rear wheel. There is normally no separate rear brake.

like the ones they use on the velodromes, those things are so dangerous. We went and rode on them in the velodrome and it was quite scary not being able to stop from 50 kph right away haha
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Fixed means fixed gear bikes - ie you have one gear only and cannot free-wheel as the gear is fixed to the rear wheel. It's what all the cool kids are riding now
This is a "fixie" in American vernacular. Such as the "hipsters" are riding these days
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Re: delivery bikers

They have a few different companies in Switzerland and some big ones in Zurich. But if your considering starting a bike delivery service dont not do it because it already exist, open one work hard build up your companies trust, good customer service reliable, be the quickest build out your service to bigger vehicles (motorbikes, small delivery vans..) and and and, and youve got yourself a great business. Met a guy once in London who ran a business like taht in the west end and then sold the company for a fortune...
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