I've noticed that no matter the type of bicycle, there seems to be a LOVE of many riders of Single Speed or Fixed Gear bicycles, even the MTB types on this forum seem to be single speed gaga?
Like most of us, I started riding as kids on single speeds, I progressed to a 2 speed, 3 speed, 5 speed, 10 Speed, 18 Speed now ride a 24 speed. I understand the fixed gear for a velodrome/track set up but WHY would someone want to ride this type of bicycle on the road?? LOL, maybe it's because I'm worn out and the body is suffering from "mileage" instead of age that I NEED all the gears I can get! I'm drolling over the 10 speed clusters on some of the upper level MTB's I can't dream of affording and I've even noticed that some of these have bailed on the "wonderful, marvolus, dreamy" triple chainring set for a "compact double", oh I can hear my arthritic knees howling already What is this maddness of reverting back to the days of childhood and singlespeeds that has taken over the world's bicyclist's??