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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)

View Poll Results: Keep or sell the geared bike
Sell - use cash for new fixed wheels 4 15.38%
Keep - you'll miss it eventually 22 84.62%
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Old 12-11-05, 03:52 PM   #1
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What to do with the old geared bike?

I haven't been on my geared bike for 3 months. Should I do anything about it?
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Old 12-11-05, 03:55 PM   #2
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Convert!
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ebay

got rid of two road bikes that were collecting dust
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Old 12-11-05, 03:56 PM   #4
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is it a free spirit 10 speed, or an all-suberbe 531 beauty?
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Old 12-11-05, 03:57 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-05, 04:00 PM   #6
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give it to me, obviously..
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Old 12-11-05, 04:00 PM   #7
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Keep it. If nothing else, it's nice to have a spare for when you encounter inevitable maintenance issues with your main rider.
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Old 12-11-05, 04:23 PM   #8
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depends. a geared bike is nice, and some would say even necessary for some training and such, if that's what you're going after. and maybe you want to just coast down a big hill sometimes. maybe you need a backup bike for when your main bike has problems (even just a flat--you'll have something to ride to get a new tube if you're stupid like me and never keep a spare or are unlucky and end up using up the spare and getting another flat).

and maybe you want the extra money to buy nicer wheels. maybe you could get enough for a set of wheels and an old schwinn to have as a backup bike. maybe you could buy a lot beer with it.

maybe you could convert the old thing and have a backup.

there's a lot to take into consideration. i'd keep it, either geard or converted, but that's just me and my purposes and desires. what are yours?
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Old 12-11-05, 07:24 PM   #9
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Ride it.
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Turn it into a rain bike/ truck. Throw some full fenders and a rack on it if it will take them.
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Old 12-11-05, 11:18 PM   #11
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Trust another Kentuckian: coaster brake hub single speed conversion if possible, otherwise racks and fenders for cargo and bad weather.
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Old 12-11-05, 11:19 PM   #12
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Thanks for the nightmares, jerk.
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Old 12-12-05, 12:16 AM   #13
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Trust another Kentuckian: coaster brake hub single speed conversion if possible, otherwise racks and fenders for cargo and bad weather.
oooooh, yeah. lots of fun there.
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Old 12-12-05, 01:45 AM   #14
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ENO it! then do the rack/fender thing. backup/rain bike, and you can throw the gears back on later, should you decide. or if the parts are decent enough, you can sell them off for enough to cover the cost of the ENO wheel.
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