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    who you gonna call newmtb's Avatar
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    Suggestions on single speeds bikes

    I am thinking of looking for suggestions on a single speed bike, also some websites to learn more about them.

    Thanks alot
    Keep it Real
    "If a man does his best, what else is there?"

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    NOT a weight weenie Hunter's Avatar
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    http://www.singlespeedoutlaw.com/issue4/ednote.shtml
    A member here and a thorough site full of alot of info on singlespeed MTB's.

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    This guy knows everything about bikes, singlespeeds included.


    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

    I converted an old road bike to a fixed/single speed this past fall and it is a blast. I use it as a commuter and after awhile you realize you don't need all those gears...except if you have a lot of hills in your area. BTW I live in Seattle so I have 6 other bikes with lots of gears

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    yeah there are basically those who convert and those who buy the real thing...
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    I think those who convert are the coolest......
    Booyah!!

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    These guys have a few interesting variations on the single-speed. Look at the "Country Road Bob" it is sort of a single speed cross-bike.

    BTW: I ordered a Straight-up X 7 earlier this week and I'm looking forward to riding it this spring.

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    Fubar knows what's up...try a bass boat blue Homegrown convert on for size. I didn't think a bike could actually be sexy, and then I built it up. Yummy.

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    Of course converting a bike yourself is a good way to go but it can be expensive. If your looking for something built or to build iro's are good and relatively inexpensive.
    www.irocycle.com

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