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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 08-06-07, 02:10 PM   #1
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if you were moving to a distant land...

...if you were moving to a distant land, and you didn't know much about it, and you were gonna haul along a singlespeed/fixed flipped and flopped bicycle, would you go 700c or 26"? i ride both, but will only bring one. i'm thinking of moving to korea. i'm thinking the 26"ers might make getting replacement tubes/tires easier, but i'm thinking of doing marathon plus or supremes either way, so it'll likely be a moot point.

anyone got an opinion? 26" might be nice if i wanna roll off-road, too.

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Old 08-06-07, 02:24 PM   #2
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Depending on where you live in Korea, you won't have a problem getting road tubes and tires but if you live in a small city you may have to mail order them. However getting an MTB here is a great idea because there are tons of trails and you will have a much easier time finding riding buddies since its really the only type of cycling that is popular here. Before I come back for my second year, I'm going to pick up a cyclocross bike so I can have the best of both worlds.

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Old 08-06-07, 06:31 PM   #4
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ah, but i won't be touring. i'll be tooling around the city on a fixed geared bike. short jaunts to the bar or work or the park or whatever they call such things in s. korea. if i post this sort of thing in the touring forum, they'll surely direct me here...

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