Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should I let them convert to Single Speed?

    Okay so my brother has been riding for about a year now. He has a Hardrock that he rides on trail an road. Sometimes he rides through downtown Houston. Monday night I had dropped by and he saw my newly built Kona SS and rigid. Rigid and SS Kona- done
    After just riding it to the end of the driveway and back, he asked to borrow it. I let him, told him that I am still working on the chain tensioner quirk.

    Well last night he called me wanting me to convert his Hardrock to SS, and his buddy wants an SS now. AS for the buddy, he wants a beater bike for riding to the bars, that I am cool with. My brother on the other hand, is still fresh into cycling. But the last time I heard him this stoked, was after he finished surfing out in Cali. Should I try sway him form converting, or convert his bike and let him learn the way of the Single Speed?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5,361
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Convert it and let him have at it.

  3. #3
    Minneapolis colinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Just under Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    1984 Bianchi ATB, 1980? Raleigh Comp GS
    Posts
    843
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Get him a second and see which is used more.

    Or convert - it's reversible.
    THREAD KILLER

  4. #4
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I now its reversible, I guess I am just more taken by the situation. Just talked to my brother at lunch and he has yet another buddy wanting to go SS since seeing my bike. Last thing I have ever considered myself as is a role model. Its been one thing for someone to ask my help on getting them into the sport, just never thought I would be such an influence into a certain style. Guess I am worrying too much on turning someone away from cycling. Guess this rant should have been sent to Dr. Phil rather than the forum.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5,361
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Well, look at it this way, short of riding a fixed gear(SS next best), a SS will help teach him how to actually ride a bike and help him get in shape quicker than riding a geared bike.

  6. #6
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,336
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd probably croak on a singlespeed, though it'd be nice
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  7. #7
    Junior Member The Narc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Taranta
    My Bikes
    Devinci Hucker, Giant XCX DS1, Older than I bargin bin Junet road bike, Random beater mtn bike saved from neighbour's trash
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd probably croak on a singlespeed, though it'd be nice
    My fitness level, or should I say the speed at which I started getting in better shape, nearly doubled when I switch to SS. Climbing takes on a whole new challenge.

    Oh yeah, hook that guy up with fix, so much more enjoyable than geared riding.

  8. #8
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,336
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a singlespeed back up bike that I built, I don't ride it much unless it's absolutely necessary.
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •