Everything on a bicycle is negligible compared to the engine. So if you can trick or force your engine into working harder, you'll be faster.
Originally Posted by pibach
But were you faster or slower? He didn't say singlespeeds make you happier.
Originally Posted by stevegor
Last edited by itsajustme; 04-28-09 at 07:07 AM.
On the flat it was easier to maintain the same speed on my full sized geared roadie than on the SS, on hills the SS was slower.....maybe had I persisted with it, my technique would have improved?
Originally Posted by itsajustme
I did realise that SS takes more effort, not physically so much, but, in the way you think cycling should accomplished. In other words, we are so used to using so many gears that when given the option of one gear our minds struggle with the concept. Even using an old SA 3spd hub seems wrong, but when you grow accustomed to it, it's quite adequate.
Singlespeeds make you smile because they are purely and simply the true essence of cycling, therefore they make you happy.