Re: [CR]FIXED, GEAR, SPEED (Cross Post)

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 13:48:03 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]FIXED, GEAR, SPEED (Cross Post)
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Bruce Schrader wrote:
> (cut)
> Using this terminology, all bicycles would be
> classified as:
> 1) Fixed Gear
> 2) Fixed Gear Coaster
> 3) Miltigear Coaster
> 4) Multigear Fixed (yes, they do exist!)
> These difinitions refer only to the drive train of the
> bicycle. When discussing the ability to stop a
> bicycle, the existing terms still apply. i.e. coaster
> brake, rim brake, drum brake, disc brake etc.
> The terms "freewheel and single speed" will no longer
> be used and within two generations will be forgotten.

Yeah, about as much chance of this happening as Sheldon's crusade to change the spelling of derailleur to "derailer!" ;)

But Good Luck to you, and maybe I'll see you on the roads, you on your fixie and me on my bent stomper (same thing as a straight kicker, Larry).

Chuck "loves road/track" Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California