Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby Nate » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:55 am

One of my mates is ALWAYS banging on about how much he "hurts" when he cycles & all the victories he takes against random people when he's climbing... Yet he never seems to want to cycle with us...

So as you do - start a little prodding & gauntlet laying on stalkerbook...
Threw down a challenge that i'll go against him on one of his bobbin climbs (he apparently does continuous climbs up/down), he can use his Trek Mad one - i'll use my $300 Cell Single Speed, i'll even leave the mudguards on.
Suffice to say he hasnt accepted the offer yet...

Anyone done bobbin on a SS?
anyone keen for it?
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Re: Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby turbus » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:12 am

what gearing is on the ss?
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Re: Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby JV911 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:02 pm

Nate wrote:Anyone done bobbin on a SS?


no but i've seen one of the MWCC guys do it in 53x11 on the way back from Beauie as a bet
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Re: Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby Nate » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:12 pm

turbus wrote:what gearing is on the ss?

not sure, 42x16 i *think* - whatever the default is on the Cell fixie...16 rear i'm sure, front dunno.

53x11? damn...
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Re: Re: Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby Ozkaban » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:58 pm

JV911 wrote:
Nate wrote:Anyone done bobbin on a SS?


no but i've seen one of the MWCC guys do it in 53x11 on the way back from Beauie as a bet

That sounds like a lot of hard work :shock:

I have fun going up in 39x23...
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Re: Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby sogood » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:00 pm

JV911 wrote:no but i've seen one of the MWCC guys do it in 53x11 on the way back from Beauie as a bet

How big were his thighs? It's hard enough to crank around a 53x11 on the flat, how did he tackle 8-10% gradient? :shock:
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Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:51 pm

sogood wrote:
JV911 wrote:no but i've seen one of the MWCC guys do it in 53x11 on the way back from Beauie as a bet

How big were his thighs? It's hard enough to crank around a 53x11 on the flat, how did he tackle 8-10% gradient? :shock:

the way back from beauies means the turramurra side... Not very steep at all.
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Re: Single Speed up Bobbin head anyone?

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:41 pm

Certainly doable - off the seat for a little bit.
Are we talking from the top all the way to the other side and back?

If it is not fixed, then I would be up for it. Don't fancy the downhills on the fixed.
Just have to see what chain rings I have and gear ratio I should ride.
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