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What's your definition of a Track bike, Fixed gear and a Fixie?

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November 12, 2012 09:21 PM
From: Clinton Hills, Brooklyn
223 posts
23 bikes
Track bike: track drops, 144 cranks, fitted proper to the rider, clipless, track geo frame, and at least medium and up quality parts. function>form to the public eye on these bikes. AND DEDICATED TO THE TRACK (for the most part)

fixed gear: the noble steed built up to withstand the tests of time of what roads lie ahead. something ridden hard and taken care of, and for the most part they're 4130. I like to think as the perfect "fixed gear" as the premium rush metropolitan. they maintain a balance of quality,durability and aesthetic pleasure.

fixie: hype beast on a bike. low quality, pretty much the trendy colorful version of what a fixed gear should be and is only used to look good as a fashion statement. example being like a republic or a retrospec where you customize all your colors so you can look cool and be with the trend. this is the opposite of a track bike where form>function to the public eye.
plus, any conversion. ANNNY CONVERSION. it could by a cervelo P2 converted or any other quality tt frame is considered a "fixie"
November 12, 2012 10:05 PM
From: CA, Irvine (previously SJ)
429 posts
8 bikes
November 12, 2012 11:09 PM
From: San Fernando, Ca
89 posts
3 bikes
November 12, 2012 11:12 PM
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
[b]Track bike [/b]
a bicycle optimized for racing at a velodrome or outdoor track. Unlike road bicycles, the track bike is a fixed-gear bicycle; thus, it has only a single gear and has neither a freewheel nor brakes. Tires are narrow and inflated to high pressure to reduce rolling resistance. Tubular tires are most often used in track racing[1] and training though advances in clincher tire design has seen them being used somewhat more often. (from wikipedia.com)

[b]Fixed Gear[/b]
bicycle having only a single gear and no freewheel.

a fixed gear bicycle used for non-athletic reasons or as a fashion accessory to identify with a subculture.
November 12, 2012 11:38 PM
From: San Francisco, CA
360 posts
4 bikes

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