Has anyone given up the gears?

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Re: Has anyone given up the gears?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:38 am

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Just be careful running that tensioner with a fixed cog to much back pressure on the cranks could see you ripping it off.
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Re: Has anyone given up the gears?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:33 am

Let's see? I can add one extra ratio - 1:1.5 - to my existing 1:1.

Which would allow me to max out at around 18kph

And they'd be a bugger to shift between.

And that'd cost me over $2,000!

Not a hard decision to make. Yeah, I've given up the gears. :?
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Re: Has anyone given up the gears?

Postby Clownshoes » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:02 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Just be careful running that tensioner with a fixed cog to much back pressure on the cranks could see you ripping it off.


LOL who runs chain tensioner fixed?!? That bike has a freewheel.
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Re: Has anyone given up the gears?

Postby celeste boy » Wed May 07, 2014 9:30 pm

Chillibones wrote:As the title says, has anyone given up the gears altogether?

I got a Wilier fixie at Christmas and have been using it a lot more than my geared bike. My regular rides take in hills and flats and on Monday I rode 52km with plenty left in the tank. This got me thinking about whether I need the geared bike at all or is just going to end up neglected.

Has anyone moved away from geared bikes?

How have you found it, did you go back?


Any chance of a piccie of that SS Wilier?

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