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SpeedCrazy

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    The foot straps are removable, and I definitely won't be keeping them.

     

    I went with a single speed (not going to ride it as a fixed gear) for reliability reasons. A mutli-speed bike in my price range would have been constantly disassembled and would require far too much maintenance. A single speed is perfectly fine because Jacksonville is perfectly flat, so I don't really need shorter gears to go up hills. The rear gear is already the perfect ratio for cruising, and if I do decide that it isn't a tall enough gear, I can swap it out. 

     

    My fiancee's dad owns a bike shop and is a huge bike fan. He told me all about customers who stroll in wanting to buy a $300 mutli-speed bike and end up getting so frustrated that they exchange it for either something much more expensive, or a single speed. His shop does group rides every weekend, and a few people show up on single speeds and do just fine. 

     

    I had forgotten that you were in flat florida :P

    I'm not sure why you say a multi-speed bike in your price range would be constantly breaking, there are quality bikes out there in that price range, it just requires looking. Maintence? I shoot my chain with WD-40 and check the tires, oh and i wash the mud off.... and grease the shocks occasionally but thats irrelevant of single-speed vs multi. And thats on a 1200 dollar multi-speed mountain bike, it has lasted 6 years on that maintenance schedule.

    But in your cituation i think you made a good choice. Plus single speeds make you work harder, get fitter.

     

    Panda.... come on girl, we need some real pictures.

     

     

    I definitely am not in the $1,200 price range. :lol: What do you ride? I was looking to spend no more than $200, but this was a nice bike, so I paid an extra $20 for it. Btw, you're not supposed to spray WD-40 on the chain, it sucks up all the moisture. Grease is the way to go, it'll make your gears and chain last far longer. 

     

    And yeah, single speed is a lot more effort, which is good, I bought this more for the exercise than for the getting around. 

     

    Lol, neither am i, i bought i a number of years ago for 800. Its a fully upgraded trek fuel 90.

    I did not know that about wd-40.. i will switch. But it can't hurt too bad... as i say i have been using it for years.

    This is what one looks like(not mine)

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    Mine has disc brakes, comfy seat, better tires, gear and sprocket upgrade. Basically anything that broke i upgraded. Love it to death. But i wouldn't recomend it for road riding, all that travel absorbs half your effort on a flat hard surface. Even with the rear shock locked out it leaves a lot to be desired on road. but on the trail its amazing.


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    The foot straps are removable, and I definitely won't be keeping them.

     

    I went with a single speed (not going to ride it as a fixed gear) for reliability reasons. A mutli-speed bike in my price range would have been constantly disassembled and would require far too much maintenance. A single speed is perfectly fine because Jacksonville is perfectly flat, so I don't really need shorter gears to go up hills. The rear gear is already the perfect ratio for cruising, and if I do decide that it isn't a tall enough gear, I can swap it out. 

     

    My fiancee's dad owns a bike shop and is a huge bike fan. He told me all about customers who stroll in wanting to buy a $300 mutli-speed bike and end up getting so frustrated that they exchange it for either something much more expensive, or a single speed. His shop does group rides every weekend, and a few people show up on single speeds and do just fine. 

     

    I had forgotten that you were in flat florida :P

    I'm not sure why you say a multi-speed bike in your price range would be constantly breaking, there are quality bikes out there in that price range, it just requires looking. Maintence? I shoot my chain with WD-40 and check the tires, oh and i wash the mud off.... and grease the shocks occasionally but thats irrelevant of single-speed vs multi. And thats on a 1200 dollar multi-speed mountain bike, it has lasted 6 years on that maintenance schedule.

    But in your cituation i think you made a good choice. Plus single speeds make you work harder, get fitter.

     

    Panda.... come on girl, we need some real pictures.


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    Congrats!!   :thumbsup:

     

    Surprised though, Tablet sales and not Geek squad?  Sales will probably be more fun anyhow.

    They don't let just anyone on the geek squad. You have to earn your degree in bs and scamming first.

     

     

     

    Dont you think he has earned those credentials already LOL! 

     

    This is true....


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    Once I found (or was told about) the "View New Content" button....my post count had never accelerated faster lol (on other forums too)

    I keep one or bookmark on my bookmarks bar for the OCC homepage and one directly linking to the new posts URL.

     

    X2 The new content butto nis about the only way i browse OCC unless i'm looking for a particular thread.


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    On a side note that made me check out that side panel for once.

     

    Honestly in like ~6 years I've never really bothered to play around with it... and damn it actually lets you sort by some pretty useful parameters.

     

    For instance it has always been a pain in the ass for me to find my own threads, now I realize that they're all a single click away.

     

    :pfp:

     

    Don't feel too bad about it, while the page has been there for years the sidebar came with the last update.

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