Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member Wheels4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Decatur, alabama
    My Bikes
    Trek Hybrid and Scott Roadie
    Posts
    349
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I've tried it....

    and I might be hooked.

    I got an F600(cannondale) frame and fork for christmas... so, i decided to build up my old frame and fork as a single speed(with old parts laying around)... just to try it. sure enough, I commuted on it twice and now i'm hooked. I don't know how i did it... but, i actually shaved 8 minutes off my best time with the same bike as a 1X9. the gearing is 44 X 16 on 26x 1.25 tires. On a 15.6 mile commute one way... my best time was 1hr 5 minutes. on the single speed, i made it in 57 minutes. I was completely surprised.

    Now i'm thinking of turning the F600 into a singlespeed as well... and I'm contemplating turning my flat bar road bike into one.

    or... i could just sell the two mtn bikes and get a single speed specific bike. wife would shoot me with this option though.

    anyways... I'll post pics of the ss and the soon to be ss.

    thanks for listening...
    all-around: 09 Trek 7.3 FX
    roadie: 09 Scott S60

  2. #2
    Senior Member euphoria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    1,531
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    jesus, don't convert every bike

    it's good to mix it up with gears for long weekend rides

    options options options

  3. #3
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4,418
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It might be fun to buy a "dedicated" ss/fixed road bike. IMO, SS is fun, but fixed is much funner..

  4. #4
    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    In the 212
    My Bikes
    Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce
    Posts
    8,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fixed is funner. And don't convert everything to SS. Multi-geared bikes have their uses.
    HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



    We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Wheels4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Decatur, alabama
    My Bikes
    Trek Hybrid and Scott Roadie
    Posts
    349
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah, i'll probably keep the road bike as a 1X8... the good thing about converting them is the fact that I can convert them back at anytime. I know i'll end up buying a SS specific before it's overwith though....
    all-around: 09 Trek 7.3 FX
    roadie: 09 Scott S60

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •