just curious. if you do, what is your gearing? and are you able to keep up? i am thinking about it. thanks.
Many times with the local (non-racing) club, nearly every weekend, and am nearly always the only fixed rider....enjoy the challenge of trying to hang w/ geared riders and usually do OK, but generally get dropped on descents. Sometimes a bicycle babe in the club will be unduly impressed and think I'm an extremely strong rider (NOT the case) but I can live with that ;-) Gearing in 49x18, about 73 inches....theone29 said:
Heck, I've done double centuries and many other events on them. On a hilly double, I run about 2 hours slower on the fixed gear. It's slower climbing and slower descending, and forget 25 mph pacelines (with roughly a 70 inch gear). In events of 200 to 300 riders, I typically end up around the 50th percentile on the fixed, where I'd have been 10th to 20th percentile on a multispeed bike.theone29 said: