Helmut and I went for a great ride in the Sandilands today. Perfect day – not too hot, horseflies on the wane, no mosquitoes – until I broke a spoke in my rear wheel, then did a couple of endos, and the finale – broke my rear derailleur hanger. I stood there staring at my rear derailleur dragging in the sand! Figured I’d have to walk back the 9kms we’d already ridden into the bush. As I walked, enjoying the beautiful day, I realized maybe I could change my mtn. bike into a fixie, so sitting in the sand Helmut and I took a bunch of links out of the chain and turned my bike into a fixie. A hard way to finally get to ride a fixie, but it worked! Made it back to tell the tale.
From a wannabe fixie rider.