Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

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Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Farawayvisions » 22 May 2014, 11:10pm

An off road ride from Winchester to Exton along the SDW then along the Meon Valley to Netley. Singlespeed can make life very pleasant, even if your're not riding it.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/singlespeed-equals-happiness/
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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Bicycler » 23 May 2014, 12:43pm

HINT: Riding with people who are riding fixed gear makes cycling even more enjoyable. You can suggest that this will improve simplicity and reliability and will "make you feel more at one with the bicycle" :roll: Meanwhile, you'll be on your ever-so-complicated geared bike spinning your way up and down the hills oblivious to the fun being had behind :wink:

I take it the Alfine has been forgiven?

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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Farawayvisions » 23 May 2014, 2:16pm

What a great idea. A fixie is a great idea, thanks. Jeez, I can't imagine how it would feel clipped into the pedals on a fast downhill. he he :lol:

The alfine suffers badly from homesickness. Been back twice in last 4 months. I fear the hunger for a Rohlof will not go away. Deep pockets required. :(

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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Sooper8 » 2 Jun 2014, 1:07pm

Wonderful pictures and great blog!

I now acknowledge that you do indeed have 2 cameras :oops:

EDIT- I had previously stated that after reading your Morocco blog and looking at the photos, I thought I could spot Dan's derrière at 40 yards, but might not recognise his face :D
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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Farawayvisions » 2 Jun 2014, 1:40pm

Sooper8 wrote:Wonderful pictures and great blog!

I now acknowledge that you do indeed have 2 cameras :oops:

:D


And you may have noticed that all feedback is noted. :oops:

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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Sooper8 » 2 Jun 2014, 4:13pm

Oh my, I am speechless but very grateful ( and honoured.) Wonderful pictures.
Loving the blog and can't wait for next post!
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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby Italia50 » 3 Jun 2014, 8:28pm

I just built a Trek 830 SS for the hills,loving the one gear scenario!

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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby squeaker » 4 Jun 2014, 9:33am

Farawayvisions wrote:I fear the hunger for a Rohlof will not go away. Deep pockets required. :(
Try one: IME the hub is fine, but the shift quality (ie feel at the shifter) is an acquired taste due to the slack inherent in a twin cable layout.
YMMV, of course.
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Re: Singlespeed for a happy life on the hills

Postby flash » 25 Jun 2014, 8:54pm

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Here's me and Cab finishing the Gravel Dash, 100 miles MTB ride, 8000 feet of climbing, both fixed.....love my Karate Monkey.......


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