Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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build a fixed-gear bicycle (read all 3 entries…)
Puma Fixed Gear 101

http://www.pumaville.com/downloads/book101.pdf

Put some money down on the 9.2.5 Redline frame last night and the good folks at Cars Bike Shop in Mounds View are going to assist me. Hope fully I can get his done by months end.



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back pedal and front brake

Most fixed gears have a front brake and being that the hub only goes in one direction you can ease down to a low speed by locking your legs up. There is also a methosd called skid stopping but I have not tried that. I am getting my hub shortly and I think I am going to get a flip flop which is fixed on one side and I can flip the wheel around and make it single speed which I can coast with. I too like brakes so I wil be putting a back brake on for added safety until I get used to riding this way.


 

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