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Single speeds growing on me :)

Old 09-11-15, 06:18 PM
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Single speeds growing on me :)

For years I rode bikes, I bought cheap and fixed up. Mostly geared bikes . When I finally bought a good bike, used but like new. I wasn't sure on a single speed But I figured if I didn't like it, at $300 for a like new steamroller I could get my money back (No it's not for sale) Now 3 years later I find my self grabbing a S.S. more than a geared bike . And as of today single speeds out number geared bikes ( got a box from Bikesdirect ) 2 of my 3 single speeds are not the common bike on this sub forum but single speed non the less
I don't ride as much a most here , but I ride more than 90% of the people out there. I am between 400-500 miles this summer. People that I work with that do ride seem surprised that I ride single speeds . Is it just the single speed thing it's self, or is it the fact I am 53 5'11" and 310 lbs and ride a single speed?
Doesn't matter what people think I enjoy the simplicity of one gear
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More smiles per mile.
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Originally Posted by plumberroy View Post
( got a box from Bikesdirect ) 2 of my 3 single speeds are not the common bike on this sub forum but single speed non the less

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I'll bite, what are the bikes? (bonus points for pics)
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
I'll bite, what are the bikes? (bonus points for pics)
This one fits right in here Surly steamroller

not as many into this type bike but I love it, puts a smile on my face Electra loft 1 nickel plated

Contents of bikesdirect box single speed fatbike first bike with disc brake


I have a Surly long haul trucker and an old Univega mountain bike for geared bikes
I have 2 or 3 other "tinker" bikes around but they are destine for donation to needy once I get them right
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Originally Posted by plumberroy View Post
For years I rode bikes, I bought cheap and fixed up. Mostly geared bikes . When I finally bought a good bike, used but like new. I wasn't sure on a single speed But I figured if I didn't like it, at $300 for a like new steamroller I could get my money back (No it's not for sale) Now 3 years later I find my self grabbing a S.S. more than a geared bike . And as of today single speeds out number geared bikes ( got a box from Bikesdirect ) 2 of my 3 single speeds are not the common bike on this sub forum but single speed non the less
I don't ride as much a most here , but I ride more than 90% of the people out there. I am between 400-500 miles this summer. People that I work with that do ride seem surprised that I ride single speeds . Is it just the single speed thing it's self, or is it the fact I am 53 5'11" and 310 lbs and ride a single speed?
Doesn't matter what people think I enjoy the simplicity of one gear
Roy
No, that is about damn right.

43, 6'0" and about 210lbs. I have 3251 miles so far this year between all of my bikes. 2469 are on a fixed gear, 38 on a single speed mountain bike I just got and the rest are geared miles.
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