Just Riding Along: Insta-Fixie!

Pam was just riding along and suddenly she’s got a fixie – no freewheel. Upon further inspection, we discovered a spoke had broken and the spoke remnant was lodged in the cassette forcing it to turn around with the cranks.

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Then we got into the real story, which was she sprinted up a cobblestoned climb in downtown Seattle with a 30 pound backpack affixed to the rear rack! Pam’s power, intense climbing grade, weighted rear, and cobbles all led to a broke spoke, which in turn made her Dahon into a fixie (for a while at least).

Mark V we need you to repair this soon. Thanks.