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Old 09-02-10, 09:06 AM   #2901
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Old 09-02-10, 09:33 AM   #2902
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Is it just me, or is a fixed gear or single speed mountain bike an oxymoron? Please let me know if there's any legitimate reason for removing all the gears from a mountain bike, 'cos if there is, I probably need some kind of brain adjustment.

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Old 09-02-10, 11:08 AM   #2903
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Please let me know if there's any legitimate reason for removing all the gears from a mountain bike
some info here: http://www.mtbr.com/ssfaqcrx.aspx#ssWhySS can't say if any of their reasons are "legitimate" but will hopefully shed some light on the subject for you
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Old 09-02-10, 01:33 PM   #2904
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Checked out the link. I understand why someone would want to ride a single speed or fixed gear bike (which is what the site - and the site it links to - explains). But what I don't understand is why someone would want to ride a single speed or fixed gear MOUNTAIN bike. I mean, I guess you 'can' go off-road with a single gear, but why would anyone want to? Or is it that these folks are using their MTB as an SUV and just riding it on the road? If so, why not ride a road bike fixie - surely it's lighter and quicker?

I mean, surely fixies are all about simplifying and speeding up the ride, but as I see it, MTBs slow it down and complicate matters with suspension and inefficient knobby tyres. I guess I just don't get it.

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Old 09-02-10, 02:04 PM   #2905
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Old 09-02-10, 02:11 PM   #2906
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BTW, offroad single-speed MTB riding is somewhat common. I have seen a couple of videos of fixed MTB, but that would really have to suck on almost every hardcore MTB trail.

Single-speed Cyclocross is fairly common, also. SSCXWC in Seattle Oct 24th, if you're in the neighborhood.
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Old 09-02-10, 03:24 PM   #2907
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Hey the guy on the unicycle was good. Very good. Not for me but hey if you're going to do it do it well.
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Holy crap. I thought I had gotten over the ridiculous prices some people ask on Craigslist for old bikes, but then again...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/1933873370.html
NEW BIKE. 21" FRAME
HLE FRAME: MICRO ALLOYED - (MANGANESE, NOBIUM, ALUMINUM, CARBON, TITANIUM FRAME)
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Old 09-02-10, 11:00 PM   #2909
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There's a mountain bike trail system a few miles from my house, about 12 miles of convoluted loops. But most of it is pretty flat. There's a few spots where they have big dips, but they can be bypassed. And, the North Shore Trail over by Lake Grapevine is one of the more popular trails around here. It's flat with some sort of problem spot about every half mile. But in either case, a single speed would work fine for most of it.
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Old 09-03-10, 12:31 PM   #2910
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Uhh ... maybe it's a (very) curly stay Hetchins?

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Old 09-03-10, 01:11 PM   #2911
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This put a smile on my face...

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Old 09-03-10, 01:16 PM   #2912
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Get a $400 bike for only $1900 !!

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Old 09-03-10, 01:22 PM   #2913
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- After seeing this guys CL posting I feel vindicated.
I donít have so many that I would ever post more than three or four at a time, but if these are his flips, can you imagine the extent of his personal stash?

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Old 09-03-10, 03:19 PM   #2914
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- After seeing this guys CL posting I feel vindicated.
I don’t have so many that I would ever post more than three or four at a time, but if these are his flips, can you imagine the extent of his personal stash?

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bike SHOP QUALITY ------- Trek ------ Specialized ------ Fuji ------ Schwinn ------ Gary Fisher ------ Miyata ------ Bianchi ------ Cannondale ------ Nishiki ------ Raleigh ------ Panasonic ------ Motobecane ----- GT ----- Peugeot ----- Giant
I would love to go through those.
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Old 09-03-10, 03:46 PM   #2915
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Trek 2100 Composite road bike - $1100 (Wallingford (Seattle))

Date: 2010-09-03, 2:32PM PDT


TREK 2100 Carbon Fiber Composite Road Bike

Bicycle Type Road race & triathlon

Dura Ace Brakes, Shifters, front hub

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Old 09-03-10, 04:52 PM   #2916
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I don’t have so many that I would ever post more than three or four at a time, but if these are his flips, can you imagine the extent of his personal stash?
They look good! But he keeps them outside?

I hope it's not another thing like that giant Toronto theft ring. Probably not, and I don't even know why that sprang to mind.
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Old 09-03-10, 07:25 PM   #2917
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I had to click on this ad, obvious typo:

"12 Speed Swin Road Bike"

I figured the text of the ad would straighten the mixup out. Sure enough it did:

"12 speed swine road bike excellent condition"

This bike sounds like a real pig...

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Old 09-05-10, 08:39 AM   #2918
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"Caucasian classical music"?
I think he may be refering to something like this...

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of or related to the non-Indo-European, non-Turkic languages of the Caucasus region.
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Old 09-06-10, 10:41 AM   #2919
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Only 3lbs!
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Only 3lbs!
To be fair, the seller states the frame weighs 3 lbs, not the whole bike.
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Periscope UP!,,,,BD

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Old 09-07-10, 12:32 PM   #2922
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Old 09-07-10, 04:40 PM   #2923
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We can pay $80 for a tandem bike.

http://slo.craigslist.org/bik/1940424893.html

I bet they can't afford helmets, either.

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My best friend and I have wanted a tandem bike to ride around on for as long as we can remember. The idea is that one of us will steer and the other will sit on the back seat and play bongo drums. We went to college together and couldn't get our hands on a tandem bike for the whole four years we were there. Now that we're both back in SLO, we're hoping someone will make our dreams come true.

If you have a tandem bike, can make a tandem bike, or know of someone else who can make one or has one and is willing to part with it, let us know!

The only problem is, because we are starving college graduates, we probably can't pay more than about $80. (Especially since we still have to buy the bongo drum to go with it.)

We know you're out there, just waiting to fulfill our dreams! Shoot us an email and we will get back to you in a charming and quick manner.
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Great Bike in a box - $10
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