Today's ride

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by rideswithmoobs, 25 Nov 2015.

  1. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    I definitely prefer my singlspeed. The Cannondale has been off the road for weeks now, with a noisy bottom bracket, and tbh I haven't missed it.

    Today I did 35 miles from Cirencester in a loop via Tetbury, it was brilliant. I couldn't possibly have enjoyed it any more on any other bike.
     
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  2. Another ride out to Newmarket with a cafe stop at the horse race museum. Lovely day, if a bit chilly to start with.
    47 miles, 3 hours and about 1,300ft ascent
    J
     
  3. Nelson_Longflap

    Nelson_Longflap Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Not today, but yesterday ... a great ride round the Isle of Wight in fine weather with the island looking at its loveliest :sun:Fantastic long views under sunny blue skies.

    I knew there would be a lot of downhill so turned the wheel round on my Genesis Day One from 42x16 fixed to 42x18 free. No hassle climbing the hills, and lots of lovely freewheeling, I love this bike's versatility and the way it rides.

    I have done this same ride on fixed and the lower ratio freewheel is no slower overall. The faster downhills in my aerodynamic tuck balance out the slower cruising speed on the flat. Not much difference in the climbing speed.

    One bike with two very different personalities achieved by undoing two bolts and turning the wheel round ... two bikes for the price of one! ^_^
     
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    I have the same bike a 2015 but mine is 46/18. Brilliant bikes
     
  5. Nelson_Longflap

    Nelson_Longflap Active Member

    Location:
    London
    My Day One is 2011, still in great condition after getting on for 20000 km. It's the vee brake version with the flip-flop back hub, spending about 60% of it's time on fixed. Lightweight touring in France, audax (up to 300km on fixed, so far), club rides, shopping ... it does it all and although not the most efficient in every situation it's my most versatile bike by miles. Very reliable and easy to work on as well which gives confidence to go to remote places.

    I sometimes think it's the only bike I need, although that would be seriously wrong.
     
  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    32.3 miles on my Lee Cooper single speed this morning, great ride at a nice pace.
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  7. I did the "Suffolk Sunrise" today, mostly solo.

    Genesis Flyer, geared at 48:18.

    101.4 miles, 5hours 55mins, 17.1mph average and 3,000ft ascent.

    Bit sunburnt. Bit wind burnt. Exhausted, but happy to be the first single speed home :-)

    J
     
  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Another 23 miles this morning on the Lee Cooper single speed bike really enjoying the bike , ok 52 x 18 can be hard work on the hills but hey its exercise
     
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Just had a brisk 16 mile single speed ride sure i had the wind behind me fo most of the way round
     
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  10. Pennine-Paul

    Pennine-Paul Goth on a bike............

    Just a mile! First time back on the bike since being knocked off 5 weeks ago when I managed to dislocate my shoulder and break about 2 inches off the bone at the top of my humerus, some discomfort from the area of my upper arm,otherwise ok
    First outing for my new freewheel too,a GT with 120 point pick up, a big improvement on the usual Sturmey/Shimano freewheels.
     
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  11. Pennine-Paul

    Pennine-Paul Goth on a bike............

    A 10 miler round the bike shops of Cheshire and Manchester hunting for a rear brake caliper,
    Evans cycles don't even stock them! Ridiculous state of affairs,Edinburgh Cycle coop only had a front caliper,it was down to the guys at Bicycle doctor who actually had a choice of calipers! I'll know who try first for any bits now..........................
     
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  12. mudrock

    mudrock Veteran

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  13. We took the more hilly route to Newmarket on the cob run today - 50 mile round trip, 2,500ft climb, 3 hours.

    Add to that a 75 mile round trip to King's Lynn and back on Friday and I'm pretty chuffed with my weekly total :-)

    Genesis Flyer single speed, 48:18 gearing.
     
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  14. oldstrath

    oldstrath Über Member

    Location:
    Strathspey
    Commute, 12 miles each way, flat except for short 10% sections at each end (both up going home, sadly)
     
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  15. Ride last night - 25 miles round trip with a chippy stop mid way. 17mph average, nice gently way to get back into the saddle
    J
     
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