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    Mountain bike forum is now sharing my time with Road Bike forum!

    Sorry guys, i will be spending less time on MTB forum.

    I think i may be picking this bike up soon, Scattante XRL, singlespeed.



    Opinion or singlespeeds? road or mountain?
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    I like the gears on my road bike.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Me too. Gears are good.

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    speeds on a road bike range from less than 10 to over 30 on a pretty regular basis, if you live somewhere with hills. Hence the need for gears.
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    Gears are for Wussy. I used to ride a fixed gear all winter.

    Now I am a Wussy.

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    I guess with pcad and me spending more time on the mountain bike forum, the universe needs to balance out. Gears? I like them.

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    hmmm, darn now im indecisive, it was the general concencus in the road forum the SS would be ok but i dont know now, we do have some hills around where i live... ughhhh...
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    I think I speak for the majority of the mtn bike forum when I say we will gladly trade some elf232 time, for some pcad time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    I think I speak for the majority of the mtn bike forum when I say we will gladly trade some elf232 time, for some pcad time.
    +1 represent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    I think I speak for the majority of the mtn bike forum when I say we will gladly trade some elf232 time, for some pcad time.
    lol

    I think we're coming out ahead in this trade.
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    duh, i cant compete with pcad

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    lol

    I think we're coming out ahead in this trade.
    Miles and miles ahead.
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    I spent a season riding 95% road and then went back to my MTB. After pushing big gears all summer I was totally crushing people on the climbs with my MTB. Riding a road bike is an awesome way to get really fit and it will help you on the dirt. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Miles and miles ahead.
    Oh, lucky MTB forum heres 66 talking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vik View Post
    I spent a season riding 95% road and then went back to my MTB. After pushing big gears all summer I was totally crushing people on the climbs with my MTB. Riding a road bike is an awesome way to get really fit and it will help you on the dirt. Enjoy.
    Thanks, i assume your RB was geared though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    Thanks, i assume your RB was geared though?
    Yup...it had a standard road double on it. I live in the Canadian Rockies so some gears are useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    Oh, lucky MTB forum heres 66 talking...
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkay,you gonna do that 8' drop on the road bike?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    hmmm, darn now im indecisive, it was the general concencus in the road forum the SS would be ok but i dont know now, we do have some hills around where i live... ughhhh...
    You da man. You can handle it. Go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    You da man. You can handle it. Go for it.

    -OR-

    HTFU
    H = ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    H = ?
    Harden

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    aiy, but that still doesnt sound "right", yea i think im going to do it, im kinda talkin it over with my 'rents, they arent very comfortable with me road biking (but they arent opposed). I dont think they want me road biking alone though, but im still workin on that issue (since im using it for transportation, alone, is the only real option).
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    Sorry guys, i will be spending less time on MTB forum.
    **** says what?

    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    Opinion or singlespeeds? road or mountain?
    i would at least get gears if you're going for a single speed road bike. i mean seriously, the SS might be better if you already had multiple bikes.

    if you really feel the need to have a SS one day, just duct tape over the shifters.

    mx

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    aiy, but that still doesnt sound "right", yea i think im going to do it, im kinda talkin it over with my 'rents, they arent very comfortable with me road biking (but they arent opposed). I dont think they want me road biking alone though, but im still workin on that issue (since im using it for transportation, alone, is the only real option).
    The big, tough lacrosse player isn't allowed to ride alone? Priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    The big, tough lacrosse player isn't allowed to ride alone? Priceless.
    Mommy says so.

    They've invested too much in my education to let me enjoy life.
    elf 232 contra mundum.

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    Nothing wrong with single speed road bikes (or fixed gear), or geared. I have one of each. They are all different tools for different jobs.

    Mine:


    Love it for bad weather training, commuting and errands. I can't ride if fixed gear any more though. Right knee won't allow it anymore.

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