Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-05, 07:53 PM   #1
newtosingle
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bianchi M.U.S.S

Promising or not? I like the rigid fork but discs on the rear look like alot of work
newtosingle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 09:04 PM   #2
alcahueteria
Senior Member
 
alcahueteria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Specialized AWOL, Soma Juice
Posts: 1,022
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
link? pardon my laziness.
I have disc brakes on steelhead which has "horizontal dropouts" and it is a pain, but only when I'm taking the wheel off. And I can't say I do that a lot.
alcahueteria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 09:13 PM   #3
zip22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


http://www.bianchiusa.com/1425.html
zip22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 09:18 PM   #4
alcahueteria
Senior Member
 
alcahueteria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Specialized AWOL, Soma Juice
Posts: 1,022
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would say it looks good. I really like my avids. They aren't the ones on the singlespeed but they set-up even easier so it should be even less of a hassle.
The bike looks pretty solid. If I couldn't get the jamis exile so much cheaper, I would definitely consider it. I wouldn't let the disc brakes making the wheel a big harder to change hurt your decision. you'll need a wrench for that back wheel anyway.
alcahueteria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-05, 09:10 AM   #5
lala
contrarian
 
lala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: CO Springs
Bikes: 80's ross road bike/commuter, 80's team miyata, 90's haro mtb xtracycle conversion, koga mitaya world traveler
Posts: 2,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd check it out.
__________________
Higher ground for the apocalypse!
lala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-05, 09:42 AM   #6
fatbat
spinspinspinspin
 
fatbat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've got the SISS. The brakes on the rear are a little bit more of a pain to set up initially, but if you set them up correctly, then you can remove & replace the wheel without having to adjust them.
fatbat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:03 AM.