Accidentally I have a single speed bike!

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Andrew_Culture, 17 Aug 2012.

  1. Andrew_Culture

    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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  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    And there was me expecting this to be a tale of exploding rear mechs, gear leavers falling off or sommat.
     
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  3. OP
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    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    That was the other thread :smile:
     
  4. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran


    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
     
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    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...
     
  6. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    I recognise that saddle! Lovely cat btw
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Fixed is best....

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  8. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Yay!

    The cat is Rinny, she's one of three 18yr old cats we've had for about 16 years. Lovely old biddy kitties.
     
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  9. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    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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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    so are you going to leave it single speed !
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    For now, mostly for financial reasons!
     
  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    so you might end up being converted your self then
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    If I find myself falling in love with having no gears then this bike will stay a single speed. We'll see!
     
  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Not sure that I'd have my only bike as an SS, but there's certainly one in my stable.
     
  15. Old Plodder

    Old Plodder Living at the top of a steep 2 mile climb

    I'm just about to correct that regarding my fleet.........:smile:
     
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