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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Basically I don't get single speed! What is the point in it? Surely mountain bikes are ment to have gears.

Can anyone tell me what the appeal is and try and change my mind?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:13 pm 
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DUCK :lol:

try it its great


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:14 pm 
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yes its like walking in London, Copenhagen, Paris, NY and you see all the people with Gore-Tex climbing jackets, hiking boots etc... think they are trying to tell something...

Singlespeed - guess they are for mountain bikers wishing they had mountains... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:18 pm 
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If you ask the question you will never get it. Try it first, then you will be enlightened.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Basically I don't get single speed!


Then I doubt you will. It's one of those things that is either in your blood, or you will never ever see the point or attraction of it.

If you're curious then give it a go (more than just once round the car park or your favourite trail), if you still don't get it then carry on and don't lose any sleep over it :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:29 pm 
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I was wondering this the other day.
If it's one of those "if you have to ask....." things then I've just saved some money.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:33 pm 
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ah, the 357th return of the great "I don't get singlespeed" thread... :lol:

here's one to start you off: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

(I only ride singlespeed, and it's not flat around here either before you ask!).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Kitmech wrote:
Basically I don't get single speed!


Its for people with very low IQ's that cant work thumbshifters, god help them when they discover rapidfire :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:36 pm 
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No mountain in south london


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:37 pm 
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and if the last link wasn't enough, here's another:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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