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Old 07-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #3016
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This is my baby in various editions :-)

It is a 2005 Norco Charger, iti si fully rigid, single speed, It has two setups - hard core hill climb ( hence the Hutchinson Rhinos ) and road - traveling setup :-)

This is for hillclimb - cardio











This is the same bike in white, for road and gravel orientated training - it is only 9,3 kilos in this setup :-)





And this is a bike in a setup when we are doing our Around the world trip, so far 35 countries and counting - 32.000 kilometers, only the frame, seatpost and the wheels are original, everything else gets replaced and upgraded as it wears down :-) not bad for an 8 year old bike :-)











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Old 07-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #3017
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #3018
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Single-speed 'round the world tour?
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #3019
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Why a single speed?
I never quite understood the reasoning, besides weight reduction and reliability.
Here in the hills of Pgh, it'd kick my arse to be on a single or fixie
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #3020
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It does have this.

I'll post up some pics facing the rear to see what you guys think.
I would just go and replace the hanger in that case. Aluminum doesn't like to be bent back and I'd worry about messing up the bolts and frame threads. And pick up a spare for next time.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #3021
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #3022
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Why a single speed?
I never quite understood the reasoning, besides weight reduction and reliability.
Here in the hills of Pgh, it'd kick my arse to be on a single or fixie
I've ridden my geared bike as a SS. As long as you get the gear right, there's no problem. Trick is getting the gear right. My riding buddy did the Stupid (sp?) 50 on a SS. He didn't get the gear right and had to walk a bunch.

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:13 PM   #3023
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I just got back from riding a bunch of new-to-me single track. What a hoot!





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Old 07-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #3024
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This is my baby in various editions :-)



And this is a bike in a setup when we are doing our Around the world trip, so far 35 countries and counting - 32.000 kilometers, only the frame, seatpost and the wheels are original, everything else gets replaced and upgraded as it wears down :-) not bad for an 8 year old bike :-)




Cheers
Wow that is awesome. I love my Single speed but not enough to ride it around the world
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #3025
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No kidding. That has to suck for mountains.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #3026
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No kidding. That has to suck for mountains.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #3027
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We were talking about wheelies, correct?

What kind of bike is that? I miss my old BMX, but I'm not sure I could fold myself onto a 20 in wheeled bike again.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #3028
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What kind of bike is that? I miss my old BMX, but I'm not sure I could fold myself onto a 20 in wheeled bike again.
It's a big kids 26" cruiser from SE Racing. I had a 20" PK Ripper way back in the day so this just seemed fitting.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #3029
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Why a single speed?
I never quite understood the reasoning, besides weight reduction and reliability.
Here in the hills of Pgh, it'd kick my arse to be on a single or fixie
There are lots of single speed bikes around here. I have a single speed mountain and a geared mountain bike. I think I am faster up hills and rolling single track on the single speed. Your whole mentality changes when on a single speed and you would be amazed what you can climb. It is not for everyone, but it is fun to have a single speed in the stable.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:56 AM   #3030
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There are lots of single speed bikes around here. I have a single speed mountain and a geared mountain bike. I think I am faster up hills and rolling single track on the single speed. Your whole mentality changes when on a single speed and you would be amazed what you can climb. It is not for everyone, but it is fun to have a single speed in the stable.
I've seen quite a few in the area, but figured they were just commuters running primarily flats... somewhere, or hipsters trying to be trendy

What numbers are you running here in Pgh for the single speed?
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