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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 03-16-04, 07:50 PM   #1
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Cool - First SS ride in the SNOW!

OK so I'm a road guy but have been thinking street warrior MTB. So I find a crappy Moongose MTB frame with everything but wheels but horizontal dropouts. I ebay some real cranks with a 39 ring. Get some charinring bolts and 16 freewheel. Tires are cheapo "cruiser" tires. Now I never planned on going off road but I just got it together last night. So anyways 6" into the snow I decide lets go. 21Degrees, 12 MPH wind, driving snow.

I had a blast but if I'm going to ride in this crap I should get some real tires. Oh yeah a real chain too. I may even have to find some some mud to play in.

I think I will call it D.A.S.S. Dumb A$$ Single Speed
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Old 03-17-04, 06:45 AM   #2
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Snow is fun but painful. I usually have very sore hips after a serious snow ride.

Get the widest knobs you can. Studs are heavy but are a blast. People freak when you take these tight fast turns on ice!
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