[CR]Fixed gearts

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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 10:05:08 -0800
From: "Bill Patterson" <wm.patterson@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Fixed gearts

Hello all,

I am new to the list, but enjoyed the talk about riding with old brakes. My ride is a fixed. The old guy down the street has a Drysdale that he rode to the New York city championship in 1940. His and my bikes don't have brakes. The answer is to wear a big glove and grab the front wheel to stop. You can also jam your foot between the rear wheel and seat tube. However, I have never done this. I have always found that turning away from dange is much better than stopping in front of it.

I currently have 2 oldsters. A Paramount (? ) and a converted fixed Olmo. My wife has an Indian Princess that has 2 rear wheels. one fixed and the other a free wheel. She normally rides with the free wheel. The Princess and the Olmo have brakes.

If anyone has direct knowledge of what the old Paramount looked like, perhaps you could check out this page to see what it is.

http://home.earthlink.net/~wm.patterson/_wsn/page2.html

THanks. -- Bill "Pop Pop" Patterson Retired and riding my Linear, my front drive low racer and our M5 tandem.

See some Bikes At:

http://home.earthlink.net/~wm.patterson/index.html

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