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Old 05-23-08, 07:33 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-23-08, 07:38 AM   #2
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I like the gears on my road bike.
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Me too. Gears are good.
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Old 05-23-08, 08:21 AM   #4
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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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Old 05-23-08, 09:55 AM   #6
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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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Old 05-23-08, 09:59 AM   #7
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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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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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Old 05-23-08, 11:00 AM   #10
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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.
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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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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Oh, lucky MTB forum heres 66 talking...
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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.
Thanks, i assume your RB was geared though?
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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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Oh, lucky MTB forum heres 66 talking...
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkay,you gonna do that 8' drop on the road bike?
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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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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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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.

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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).
The big, tough lacrosse player isn't allowed to ride alone? Priceless.
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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.
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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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