Accidentally I have a single speed bike!

Andrew_Culture

Internet Marketing bod
Thanks to a slightly tipsy eBay frame purchase, some discarded parts generously donated by a fixie friend and a very tolerant local Bike Doctor I now have a single speed bike!

I've only cycled a mile in it and it felt weird, but in quite a nice way.

I'm using a cheap duerrieler (sp?) to tension the chain as the chain tensioner we tried didn't wrap around enough of the rear cog and made the chain jump.

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TheDoctor

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And there was me expecting this to be a tale of exploding rear mechs, gear leavers falling off or sommat.
 

Lee_M

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And there was me expecting this to be a tale of exploding rear mechs, gear leavers falling off or sommat.

I had that once, riding up a steep hill out of st Albans my derailleur fell of and jammed my rear wheel

I was smashing it at the time and somehow the locked wheel managed to throw me forwards over the front of the bike, in front of a bunch of school girls

I threw the bike in a skip and never went back for it
 

TheDoctor

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A locked rear mech is always fun. I had one on the way to work a few years back - threw the bike into an instant spin. God only knows how I didn't come off...
 
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Andrew_Culture

Andrew_Culture

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At the risk of turning this into a mad cat man thread, here's Rinny looking at me disapprovingly while I cleaned the bike I'm selling in the dinning room.

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