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Old 09-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #886
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Single Speed 29er...

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Old 09-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #887
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #888
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Do yourself a favor and get a suspension seatpost on the back of that yesterday if not quicker.

...and learn to point out the bumps...

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Old 09-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #889
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Single Speed 29er...

Are single speeds very common today?
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:35 AM   #890
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Are single speeds very common today?
Don't know how common single-speeds are, but they are common enough for conversion parts to be readily available. (Of course, with the internet, anything and everything is readily available.)

MTBR.com Single Speed FAQ : http://www.mtbr.com/ssfaqcrx.aspx
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #891
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #892
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Here's some badass singles:

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Old 09-04-2011, 04:43 PM   #893
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nice equipment fer sure .. but what's the point? singles & fixed i no get it
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #894
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nice equipment fer sure .. but what's the point? singles & fixed i no get it
I felt this way about singlespeed, but I had ridden a track bike (on the street) once a long time ago and had enjoyed the feel and the challenge.

So I had converted to 29er mtb with a Surly Karate Monkey, and moved on to a Niner RIP9 full suspension bike - leaving me with a perfectly good Karate Monkey frame. I couldn't bring myself to sell it, and the KM is a very versatile frame, so I built it up as a fixed gear! I've had a lot of good fun with my MtFix, and really built up my strength and endurance using it for weekday after work rides when I didn't have the time to go long. Weekends were still long runs on the FS bike, but I was getting faster because I was working harder on the fixie - and because I was (re)learning techniques for maintaining momentum, pushing a higher gear up hills.

I'm still not that interested in singlespeed - coasting down hills unable to pedal. With the fix, you've got to slow on the descents to keep control of the pedals. I can do a 10 mile loop without touching the brakes, maintaining speed with pedals alone. Challenging and fun for me.



I find I do have to keep a range of cogs - if I lay off for a while, I have to gear back down. I've never got past a 34x18 on my 29er, and usually have to drop back to 34x20 after a break.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:28 AM   #895
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:30 PM   #896
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:11 PM   #897
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Do yourself a favor and get a suspension seatpost on the back of that yesterday if not quicker.

...and learn to point out the bumps...

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #898
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Are single speeds very common today?
It is the hip thing. San Francisco is full of hipsters with fixed gear bikes.

Not my preference, but to each his own.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:03 AM   #899
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Here's a 6 spd peugeot I built up a few years ago. I really like building bikes. it's cheaper than building motorcycles and you don't have to register and insure them. Of course there is that peadaling thing : (
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:05 AM   #900
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