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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)

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Old 01-29-03, 09:43 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-29-03, 10:31 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-30-03, 01:37 AM   #3
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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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Old 01-30-03, 02:54 AM   #4
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yeah there are basically those who convert and those who buy the real thing...
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Old 01-30-03, 07:30 AM   #5
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I think those who convert are the coolest......
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Old 01-30-03, 08:40 AM   #6
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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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Old 01-30-03, 10:37 PM   #7
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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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