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Simon

Member since Jun 2007 • Last active Jun 2008
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    See, it was an enlightening debate, after all. Perhaps not the one I had in mind, but glad to have started it anyway :-)

    FWIW, I ride singlespeed 'cos I don't like changing gear, don't like cleaning/maintaining gears and like the elegance of a simple design.

    I don't subscribe to this 'my way's the best way' mentality so prevalent on forums, particularly when people get so agressive against the 'other side' which threatens their way of thinking (eg Mac v PC). If you're really sure that something is best for you then that's cool; who cares if people don't agree with you.

    So, in summary, I don't have gears. Some other people do have gears. And I still like them (unless they're a tosser for other reasons).

    Simon

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    had to drag my grifter out of the garage while my usual bike was busted last week funnily enough. enjoying the nostalgia didn't last out the 18 mile ride, especially after the f'in thing threw me out of red (that's a gear, btw) halfway up a hill.

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    I'm gonna do the same route by bus just to check. I think the Milland bus goes on a Tuesday and the one I need after that goes on a Friday.

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    I like this forum and I've enjoyed some good banter on here but maybe I'm not in the right frame of mind tonight. I just found myself wondering how my time singlespeed compares to the times of people with gears, and I thought it was quite an interesting thing to muse about on here. If that opens me up to ridicule then fair enough I apologise.

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    Do I detect that you're taking the piss fruitbat? Just trying to ask what i thought was an interesting question...

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    Hi,

    I entered a local 25-mile race this morning. I was the only singlespeeder as far as I could see.

    Put in a time that I would have been happy with on a geared bike, but it got me thinking about how much extra time we should 'allow ourselves' for only having the one gear. This was a pretty hilly route, so it has to make a difference.

    What do people reckon, percentage-wise?

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    Cheers all.

    I checked out the Sigma wireless in a LBS but after all the trouble they've gone to making the unit look good (alright anyway) they've constructed the naffest huge mount with a big round knob hanging off it for the bars/ stem and a wireless sender larger than the unit itself.

    I found this one at ChainReaction last night, which looks subtle enough if I can shorten the cable so there's not loads of slack hanging off:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ModelĀ­s.aspx?ModelID=17155

    I'm entering a 25-mile race next month. Not expecting to win (will be only SS there after all) but it'd be nice to go along knowing what speed I should be aiming for.

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