11-03-11, 02:44 PM
Hi, Another newbie (to this forum at least). I've been known to mountainbike from time to time (On-One Inbred) here on the island (in the middle of the Irish Sea, between Ireland and Liverpool, England), but the wet, windy, dark winters are forcing me to consider another mode of two wheeled transport. The old Peugeot 103 Carbolite languishing in the garage is about to give up its SingleSpeededness and gain Shimano Tiagra Groupset etc to try and get some form of riding and associated fitness in over the Winter months. I love the simplicity and silence, it has to be said, of the SingleSpeed, but flagging fitness levels and living in a hilly area mean I feel the need for gears. I'm looking forward to trawling the forum for hints and tips and generally to find out what you're all doing with and to bikes.