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Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 05:16:12 PM »
I thank you to all who have replied I think I'm definitely think I'm going to do a full rigid SS just for the fact that I'm going to use it as a pavement pounder (yes I know it sucks riding pavement but sometimes you have to) and also take it on the trail too. This is my next question do you suggest converting a geared bike to SS or buying a SS

I will say that I DID NOT LIKE the lil derailleur tension device. Get a White industries ENO hub so you can run geared frame and have an SS hub.

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Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013, 04:15:48 PM »
benefit of ss vs. gears?? Last year I rode ss only for the entire year and this never happened.

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Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2013, 06:17:05 PM »
Valley branch???.... :)
Almost had one of those last week...
Fat is where it's at!......Tires that is.
Moved to Idaho....:) Now I actually *mountain* bike.

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Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013, 07:18:59 PM »
Some things I like about SS full rigid:
 
No shocks or forks to check air presssure on.
Generally lighter, and easier to slide into the trunk of my Civic.
No worries about damaging the derailleur, either during the ride or when sliding into the trunk.
No chain slap.
When set up right, the looks are simple and elegant.
 
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Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2013, 08:05:38 PM »
Valley branch???.... :)
Almost had one of those last week...
Shark, I don't know when or where it happened. A few weeks ago I took a little tumble on Schooner and when I stopped I noticed I had grabbed the chain on my bike for some reason :o I could have happened there.
Some things I like about SS full rigid:
 
No shocks or forks to check air presssure on.
Generally lighter, and easier to slide into the trunk of my Civic.
No worries about damaging the derailleur, either during the ride or when sliding into the trunk.
No chain slap.
When set up right, the looks are simple and elegant.
 
Dave
YES,YES,YES!
Also, I find the rigid fork to be 100% predictable as to what it is going to do on "the other side of that log".


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Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2013, 10:06:01 PM »
I just got ahold of a Cannondale Killer V 500. I'm thinking about converting it to single speed but besides a sticker someone placed on the bike that annoys me it's in fantastic shpe for the age and it has older slx derailuers on it do I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place on what to do with it. The only thing wrong with it in my opinion is that it doesn't have disc on it it has cantilevers but they didn't have disc in the 90s and if they did they came on extremely expensive bikes
'11 Specialized Camber Expert
'95 Cannondale Killer V 500
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