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    Anybody else feel extremely awkward when riding a single speed?

    and yeah uh welcome me to the forum after all this time I spent lurking c:

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    You come to the single speed forum and ask this.

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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    :c

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    No, I don't feel awkward on a single speed. I do, however, feel awkward on bikes where the bars are several inches lower than the saddle, like most people here ride.

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    Nope, I usually forget the pleasure of being able to coast as I've gotten in the habit of shifting methodically in such a way that my cadence remains relatively around my sweet spot.
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    First post on bfssfg c:

    Second post :c

    Must be some kind of record.

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    Nope. I learned to ride a bike on a single speed, after a few years rollin' fixed trike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    First post on bfssfg c:

    Second post :c

    Must be some kind of record.
    kinda bi-polar...

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    All I ride is SS, so..... no.

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    Anybody else feel extremely awkward when riding a single speed?

    Fixie, man. WHY! They're so over.
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    What a ****ing stupid question.
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Being that neither of my bikes are geared, I feel extremely awkward when riding a geared bike.
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    I feel awkward all the time, my amount of gears has nothing to do with it.
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    sometimes when im riding naked i feel awkward.
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    just the opposite. if i show up on my serious roadie to anything but a long/fast ride I feel like I'm taking myself waaaay too seriously
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    Coming off a fixed, coasting and not being able to regulate my speed with my legs feels really strange and out of control.

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    Anybody else feel extremely awkward when riding a single speed?
    Only in the kitchen cuz I think the lighting is too bright

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    You know those dreams you have where you are in high school and just wearing underwear? Yeah...I feel like that every time I leave the house to ride.

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    "You know how it feels when you're leaning back on a chair, and you lean too far back, and you almost fall over backwards, but then you catch yourself at the last second? I feel like that all the time..." -Stephen Wright

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    Welcome,

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    I feel awkward all the time, my amount of gears has nothing to do with it.
    +1

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    I only feel awkward after I reached the to the DT for shifters then went to the barends and the tried to shift the brake lever too!
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    Too many appletinis.
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    I only feel awkward after I reached the to the DT for shifters then went to the barends and the tried to shift the brake lever too!
    Lol

    Been there, done that
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    I will occasionally reach for downtube shifters on any road bike I ride. Even after riding ONLY the brifter rig for a good month straight. Riding along fingers resting on shifters and I reach down for the downtube.

    Awkward with a capital A for sure.
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