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    How old are you?

    It's my suspician that most of us don't start out with a single speed. I know that I was riding for about 9 years before I built up my first SS. And I didn't come into riding MTB until I was almost 30.

    So, how old are you?

    41

    Bonus points if you include what type of SS(s) you ride.

    Surly 1x1 fully rigid w/ V brakes
    Shogun roadie for commuting in summer.
    GT Peace 9r waiting for the spring thaw.

    I also own a FS geared bike, A hardtail 29er geared bike, and a CF geared roadie.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    38 yrs old....

    Monocog 29er
    Surly Crosscheck ss(road/commuter/ touring)
    Geared Jamis road bike that hangs on the wall and collects dust.

    Something about fat tires and one gear!

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    '96 Scott Vail SS conversion (nearly done)


    Still have a Scott Scale 40 1x9. I'm worried I'll end up like the rest of you crazies and rarely ride it once the SS is done.

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    Surly 1x1

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    35... inbred 29r.

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    41.....MTBing since 1997.....riding since I was able to pedal
    Outcast 29er

    also.....Dos Niner 1x9.....Trek 7.5 disc commuter bike.

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    50 y.o. currently only my Trek is S.S.

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    MTBing since 1993
    SSing since 2003

    1991 Litespeed/CBO Fat Bastard ti w/ ti rigid fork
    2002 Soma Groove steel hardtail, Marz Xfly80 fork

    Got a geared fully and a steel road bike too.

    Forgot to mention - my wife has a SS too - 2002 Litespeed/Macalu hardtail.

    JMJ
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    24 years old

    Karate Monkey SS
    Motobecane Jury (commuting/city bike)
    Trek T1 (fixed - track racing bike for 'drome use only)

    Also own 6 other geared bikes of various types for various styles of riding/racing (race mtb, 'cross, and track)

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    40 years old

    I've been MTBing off and on since 1997.

    Kona Humu with a Squishy front and A2Z Disc Adapter in the rear.
    ‎"My bicycle masters boardwalk and quagmire with aplomb." - Tom Nuttall

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    34 years old

    Kona Explosiv- will be a 650b project this spring

    IRO- Mark V- fixed gear/single speed road bike

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    I've been riding fixed for 3 years, SS for 2

    Surly Crosscheck
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    Been riding an 09 Fisher Rig for a few months to see if I like the SS thing, and I'm loving it!

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    Just turned 19, been riding since 15 so i guess im fairly newbie. Started with a fisher hifi then bought a rig. Lost the fork and now i ride rigid ( at least until my body says no in a few years)

    Love it. In the market for a new frame this year though, not sure what to get.
    Scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. ~ Nikola Tesla

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    Mtn biking about 22 years. First SS this year. Salsa Selma. Also have Yeti 575. About 50-50 split on which I ride. Yeti is 5th geared bike over that period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourtyfell
    Lost the fork and now i ride rigid ( at least until my body says no in a few years)
    Take care of yourself and that one be for a long long time.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    36 - bikes...
    snow...

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    Riding since 97
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    Coconino

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    PF

    EXCUSES ARE THE NAILS IN THE COFFIN OF FAILURE.

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    MTBing since 1992. I was 19 when I bought that first ride: a Cannondale M400.

    I have two 1x1's:
    2000: large, black, rigid, v brakes, fenders, studded tires. This bike gets a lot of action this time of year exclusively for back (dirt) road riding. It has a cracked seattube, right below the seatpost cinching slot.
    2009: medium, orange, rigid, disc trailbike. I had to have another one that was more trail worthy. I built a Spot up in 2007, but sold that frame in favor of another 1x1.

    2008 Blur LT2 1x9 that I ride 50% of the time on trail. The 1x1 gets the other 50%.
    1993 Bridgestone MB-1 that's used as a roadbike in the springtime; pavement mostly.
    -Chris

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    Singular Swift
    Singular Gryphon
    Trek Commuter/road and winter ss
    Jamis Kromo pump tracker

    riding since...like forever ago.
    Just a regular guy.

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    I will be 40 in July... Redline Monocog Flight SS.
    The only regrets in life, are the risks you didn't take.

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    On One Inbred and Pompino.

    I took up mtb ten years ago and started ss'ing/riding fixed about three years later, I think, although it could be earlier.

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    "41"...it sneeks up on you.

    Started riding "again" 3 years ago. It took me 2 1/2 years of riding geared before I decided to try the SS thing.

    2008 (frame) - SS Vassago Jabberwocky 32 x 20

    FUN!
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    40. Bought first real mountain bike in 1991, but now I ride an '09 Raleigh XXIX that I bought less than two months ago. So long between bikes and regular riding that I am essentially a beginner at this point! LOVE my bike!

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    I'll be 22 in August of this year. I started riding with my hubby (Mo0se) in 2007 on an Ironhorse Pumori hardtail. Few weeks into May '07 we say some single speeds in the shop, tried them, and loved them.I got the Redline Monocog 29er. I ended up selling mine and got a full squishy bike only to find I really missed the single speed. So I got a Redline Monocog Flight this time and LOVE it. Single speed is too much fun
    Man comes home to his wife with rope and says "tie me up and do whatever you want." So she ties him up and goes MTB'ing.

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    52 -- riding bikes off-road since before there was anything called a "mountain bike".

    Niner Air9 SS, and Rivendell Quickbeam.

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    Been riding since the 80's. Rode geared only till this past summer. Converted my TREK 8500 over to single speed (with much hesitation) and loved it so much I sold it and bought a Spot.

    Bought the frame and added: Mavic wheels, Carbon bars and seat post, Stylo cranks, Nevegal 2.35 UST tires and a Shimano Pro carbon rigid fork.

    Could not love it more!!!!!

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    Started riding when I was 4
    Started riding mountain bikes in 85/86

    Phil Wood Kiss-off SS
    Salsa Fargo 1x9
    Santana Picante MTB Tandem
    Raleigh Edge Mtn Trials
    2 Schwinn stingrays

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    been riding since 1992. Got my first real mountain bike in 1993, a GT Borrego.

    Karate Monkey

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    old enough to know better!

    just turned 37

    started riding when Star Wars first came out in theaters

    2009 On One Scandal w/ On One Carbon SL fork

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    First MTB was a Schwinn Sierra 1985
    Diamond Back something or other 1990
    KHS Montana Comp 1991 (SS now)
    Klein Rascals (they broke alot) 1991-1994
    ActionTec Framwerks 1994 current (converted the KHS in 1996 or 97)

    Which bike am I still riding? KHS SS from 1991

    Also 1X7 Redline cross bike
    Scwinn le Tour fixed
    misc Schwinns from my younger days that I can't seem to let go
    1950's Frejus Road Bike
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    Twenty-seven years old. Riding since I was able, seriously since 1995. Tried all those fancy nice aluminum race hardtails (Zaskar, Homegrown) and all those fancy nice carbon full-suspension bikes (Epic, Anthem). Sold them all off two years ago in favor of one MTB - a custom-spec'ed Redline Monocog Flight 29er. Don't let anyone tell you they don't ride great. I haven't had as much fun riding since I was twelve and zipping through Indiana forests on a full-rigid Trek 820 with cantilevers and GripShift. Roots!
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    GT Peace 26er with a Marzocchi fork

    Geared MTB & Geared Road bike
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    35....... KHS Solo One SE

    Started riding in 1999.
    Ride it like you stole it!

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    Bianchi SOK 29er.

    Did MTB at 13 to 15, then switched to road. Did several centuries and other endurance rides. Just started MTB again... yesterday! I like the idea of an off-road century.

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    Started riding in the late 80's while in college when I picked up an entry level Trek 820 to get to and from class. Bought what I'd consider to be my first real MTB in 1994, a Specialized Rockhopper. After buying a nice FS rig in 2001 I converted the Rockhooper to SS.

    Currently split time between a Jabberwocky and Bandersnatch. Although I still have my good ole' Rockhopper frameset hanging from the rafters in my garage.

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    Vassago Jabberwocky

    Only started riding SS this year, after two years on a geared FS bike.
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    17 in febuary. i did bmx for a long time and when i got into mtb i did gears for one year and then i bought a monocog 29er wich is my main ride and converted my gf pirania to a ss to. i also have a older road bike that im building up as a ss roadie with cx tires because the closest paved road is about 2 miles away lol

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    Not 15 ...actually 38

    Converted '94 Diamondback Sorrento, and building up a Misfit diSSent

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    ride a 29 inbred ss and a niner air nine geared.
    Been riding since 91.

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    53 in April. I started MTB ing early 1990's on a steel Nashbar hardtail that had a ti finish. I've been on a Misfit DisSent since August 2008. (World's greatest 29er)
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    Surly 1X1 rigid
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    have on order custom Hunter 29'er SS frame......so excited i think i peed a little.....
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    I'm 24.

    Been riding for about 11 years.

    SS bikes got me back into the sport.

    I'm currently riding a SS Jamis Dragon One.
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    24 yrs old

    Started riding at a very young age.
    Ramping stuff just as soon as i knew what a ramp was...
    First real mtn bike was a mid-90s Trek 930 with grip shift and an elastomer sprung Rock Shox fork.
    Next was a 2001 Specialized Stumpjumper M4. Converted that to SS after a few years of abuse, served as a nice first SS experience!
    Built up a Zion 737 Ebb on the cheap as my first fully rigid and first 29er. Successfully hooked!
    Now i ride a Mamasita that sees many different setups depending on my mood and fitness level. Running Hope SS hubs allows the top six gears on the spider of a PG990 cassette to work beautifully well as a 1x6 or 2x6. New tensioner arriving today to convert back to ss. Im going with the Rennen Rollenlager, so we'll see how that goes... It's got to better than the crappy-springy-arm-jockey-wheel-thing that i had before

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    52.6 years young. Quiring 29er with Blacksheep Ti rigid fork.

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    26" monocog

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