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    what bike for a single speed

    I sort of heard or read about these bikes and am wondering what others might buy. I want to try out single speed instead of fixed. Also might/might not in the future convert my single speed to geared bike. So I this is why included the masi and salsa. I think they are all good but can not decide. Some shops do not have the salsa or masi in stock, so somehow would have to figure out what size frame I need. One drawback on those two models.

    1. kona paddy wagon
    2. masi speciale commuter (i think you can put a derailer on this)
    3. salsa casseroll
    4. raleigh oneway
    5. san jose
    6. Iro rob roy

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    Just dont shift anymore, BAM its a single speed

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    this option is best
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    You'll find that losing the derailleur brings a lot of newfound energy to the rear tire. So while it's nice to "just pick a gear" to try out different ratios there's a lot to be gained by going the rest of the way to a true SS setup.

    I tried fixed and my brain just had too many years of coasting to unravel. I realized that I'd more than likely kill myself before I made the transition so I went SS. I still have the SS roadie/commuter but the trail SS has been given back a derailleur on the rear so it's now a 1x8. But it was fun while it lasted. I just didn't get to use the bike as much when it was geared for our hilly trails around here. So back I went back to the derailleur on that one so I could road ride as well.

    Frame sizing? Compare the geometry specs to what you have now. Figure out what, if anything, you want to alter now and then pick the frame that fits.
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    I like the looks of the masi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    I like the looks of the masi.
    Yes I too like the looks of the masi speciale commuter ss. The problem with masi is finding a dealer that has one in stock to ride. Since they are all special order. One store told me that they just sold a special fixie bike and the buyer might be willing to come to the store for me to try it out for sizing it would be nice if I wanted a masi, but have yet to decide. I do like the color and you can add a derailer. Also the salsa looked nice too.

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