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    Why you like single speed

    What is the main reason you like single speed bikes?

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    Fun is not on the poll, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    Fun is not on the poll, why?
    yeah, bad poll.
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    I can clean my rear gear with a single tooth brush. Within 10 min, I can replace my chain; no need to pull deraileurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    Fun is not on the poll, why?
    I suppose it comes under 'culture' - the culture of fun (?)

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    Low maint. My 20 speed road bike weighs alot less than my lugged steel SS though.
    I park at an elementary school, and on recess kids climb on my bike, and balls hit it all the time. I need something without many parts to break off of it.
    Not too much to say here

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    It's fun, but I use mine for training

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    I like mine because it is simple, nearly-silent, and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syn0n View Post
    I like mine because it is simple, nearly-silent, and fast.
    +1, I have to admit my bike looks fast but the engine is kinda slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by syn0n View Post
    I like mine because it is simple, nearly-silent, and fast.

    so when he says ss does that inclue fixed?
    because a freewheel and brake noise is loud and annoying.

    a fixed gear bike is a single speed
    but all single speeds are not quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniks View Post
    so when he says ss does that inclue fixed?
    because a freewheel and brake noise is loud and annoying.

    a fixed gear bike is a single speed
    but all single speeds are not quiet
    Im sure that every member knows what Single Speed pertains to on this forum. But maybe they should change the name to "Freewheel and Fixed Gear" my SS/FW is uber quite, the freewheel and brakes make almost no noise at all
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    cuz im dying to be cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniks View Post
    so when he says ss does that inclue fixed?
    because a freewheel and brake noise is loud and annoying.

    a fixed gear bike is a single speed
    but all single speeds are not quiet
    I'm talking about my non-FG SS. Brakes aren't very noisy if you keep them clean, and I only coast through turns, really. Is it as quiet as a brakeless fg? No, of course not. But while I'm cranking, the only thing I hear is wind in my hair and tire noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniks View Post
    so when he says ss does that inclue fixed?
    because a freewheel and brake noise is loud and annoying.

    a fixed gear bike is a single speed
    but all single speeds are not quiet

    What freewheels are you using?

    My 105 and Ultegra hubs are completely silent. Toe in your brakes right and it's like a whisper when you use them.

    Still quiet.

    I like my SS because I hate constantly thinking about gears, dealing with gears, dealing with adjustments, additional cables, stuff to clean, etc...I just want one, it's less to worry about. Yeah, and it's fun.

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    cuz im dying to be cool
    anyone else ever notice that the people who consider themselves to be cool are usually ****ing ******bag idiots?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    anyone else ever notice that the people who consider themselves to be cool are usually ****ing ******bag idiots?
    hey no personal attacks

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    All of the above.

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    Apparently I like single speed because I'm white.
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    I'm pretty lazy, so just being able to get on and ride is nice. I rarely need to adjust anything. I need to get different brakes- Right now they take more time than anything other than cleaning, and most of the filth is brake dust. I like just riding and not worrying about anything.
    Having fingers is pretty sweet. You can do all kinds of things with them.

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    I like the sound (besides the craftsmanship) of the White Industry freecog.....both the 36 and 72 pawls.
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    because its simply my kind of ride... i love the way it looks, how its simple not much cables,etc
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    It makes me feel cool, probably the same way that hells angels feel when they pass a dude on a touring motorcycle. haha.
    ride for fun

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    it helps me retain my girlish figure.
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    I can't lie. I like to ride bikes, preferably downhil. It's really, really simple and needs no furthur analysis.
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