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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.
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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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    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.

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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.
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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

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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.
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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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    Riding since 97
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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.
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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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    Age

    34 years old in 8 more days.
    2008 peptobismol pink Orange P7 with Pushed 08 RS Reveleation 426's

    And loving it.
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    starting mountain biking in 89

    Started riding fixed gear cyclocross frankenbike in 91 on and off road

    Current singles:

    Motobecane Outcast (mud bike)

    Felt Solo Nine (race and trail bike)

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    pushing 42. my ride is a converted 05 fisher tassajara with a white bros. rock solid carbon fork
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    1989 Trek 950 SS
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    I'm 46 and I just converted my 1994 Litespeed Obeb to a SS, I also ride a BMC Fourstroke 02 geared FS bike. Was not sure about the SS, but the guys at the LBS convinced me to give it a try. It's been awesome Here is my Litespeed SS, new forks on the way next week!





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    44 Years and going

    Riding bike all my life, but religiously since late 90's with 2 Turners, 1 El Mariachi and 1 Surly 1X1 ( 32 - 19 ) and honestly don't have enough time to ride as often as I want, but what the heck,
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    15 years old this year.

    Started the SS thing year end, 2009. Getting better now. Running 32/18 ratio(Salsa ring with Shimano DX cog) on my Commencal Combi SS with front rigid fork(Kona Project 2).

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    Bianchi Grizzly SS
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    MTBing since 1987 with a Schwinn High Sierra! (with index shifting and BioPace rings)
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    mountainbiking since 1991, started on a trek 990 which I wish I had back!
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    riding since 99, but i got really into it a few years ago right around the time i get my first real ss.
    current setup is vassago jabberwocky with a squishy front end.

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    first MTB in 1986 a murray 12 speed
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    interesting to see the ages of those on this forum... pretty wide range of ages here.

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    anyone remember Ross bikes? that was my first mtb back in 1984 or so. on and off mt bike for many years. barely touched a bike from 2000 to 2009. somehow found my way back into riding again and picked up GF 29er in Feb. By July, I knew SS was the way for me. just converted my Felt Team 29 to SS a couple of months ago. game over.

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    so far we have an average age here of 35.27 years old.. what does that mean ? i dunno. but more importantly, props go out to Mo0se for having a wife nearly half his age and she rides a SS

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    43.....but sometimes my wife says i'm 10

    I have been riding a flat black rigid Zion for about a year and a half now. I started MTB'g about seven years now. I use to be a roadie years ago but took a break in between to get married and have kids.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    Began mtn biking in March, 1985.

    Got 3 Cascade Cream Puff 100 Mile Race finisher's caps so far... one earned aboard a SS... will get #4 this July.

    Vulture 26er
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    ...plus 6 or 8 other bikes

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    Keep on keepin on

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    First Mountain Bike: 1986 Ross something or other.
    First started mountain biking (lived in Chicago- had to drive to Wisconsin): 1989-1990
    First REALLY started mountain biking (moved to Vermont): 1991
    First SS: 2009

    I've been on hardtails, FS, 29ers and all the rest. Just got a Bianchi SASS this past fall and already I keep trying to take it out on muddy, snow-packed trails just because I want to get it out for a spin. Lovin it so far, but pretty sure I'll be a many-bikes-in-the-quiver kind of guy for a while yet. Can't imagine riding some of the trails in CO on a fully rigid at my young age .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vudu
    so far we have an average age here of 35.27 years old.. what does that mean ? i dunno. but more importantly, props go out to Mo0se for having a wife nearly half his age and she rides a SS
    Has he been posting up pictures of her again? Doh. Can't believe I missed it! He likes east coast beer as well. Don't tell him Black Horse is better.

    39.

    Back in school though so I'm telling people I'm 33.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vudu
    so far we have an average age here of 35.27 years old.. what does that mean ? i dunno. but more importantly, props go out to Mo0se for having a wife nearly half his age and she rides a SS
    Thanks! She is a blast to ride with!
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    I've only been on SS 4 years or so and I'm not as dedicated as many of you.
    I started on a shipping damaged 1FG that I picked up cheap, it was too small but I adapted it with stems and a layback post.
    My newest is a used Ferrous frame I picked up about a month ago. The Ferrous is 3/4 inch longer than the 1fg was and works better out of the saddle but not as well in the saddle; with the same wheels the Fisher weighs in 2 1/4 lbs heavier, but it's much more comfortable.

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    I ride a beat up Trek 850 . you know , it gets me from point A to point B . What im really hoping for is the new 2010 GT peace 9r this spring
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    My SS's are my DMR Sidekick2 DJ bike and a new to me 99 Bianchi B.A.S.S. that I got just in time for snow and below freezing weather so haven't ridden it too much. Had a Monocog Flight 29er last year and wish I would've kept it but oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    It's my suspician that most of us don't start out with a single speed.
    really? most bikes i had as a kid were SS.

    i feel like a kid riding SS or fixed.

    55. riding all my life. 5 bikes, all but one is a various form of fixed, SS, or 2x2.

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    Age: 23 Bike: Redline Monocog, Inbred 456 (geared).

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    37, it is nice to see guys a lot older than me still riding single speeds. It gives me hope!

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    54 this March

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    just can't wipe this grin off my face....

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    I only have SS
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    Started riding a Schwinn Homegrown in 1999.
    Stopped in 2001 when I moved.
    Started again in 2008 with Turner 5-Spot.
    Started SS in late 2008 with 5-Spot geared.
    Now I have a On One Inbred Ti29er which I ride almost exclusively.

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    I've been riding bikes since I was a kid. Bought my first "real" mountain bike in 2005. Decided to give SS a try after I started riding places that kept bending my derailer hanger.

    Banshee Scirocco, converted with a Rennen tensioner
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    (both pretty burly bikes)

    also have a Yeti AS-X

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    Just turned 47.

    Started mountain biking around 1991 or so. First mtn bike was a Mongoose (Rockadile I think?) rigid. I eventually put a front shock on it, MAN did it feel wierd the first few rides! I had been used to my upper body being the shock for drop-offs and stuff, the first few I did with a shock really threw me off (literally).

    I now only own one bike, a pretty much stock 2007 GT Peace 6r rigid I bought new from Perf Bike about a month ago. Loving it.

    Due to the fact I recently had a major shoulder injury (grade 3 separation), I may eventually go with a front shock, haven't decided yet.

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    Six Oh!

    First MTB in 1979, but they were known as klunkers! (looked like the second bike from right - photo from Charlie Kelly)

    buddy talked me into selling it when I got a Stumpjumper in 1982, I was a rep for Specialized

    I am now riding a 2006 On One Inbred 29er with a rigid carbon fork.


    About half my rides in winter are fixed for better workout with limited time and little or no daylight riding time.


    I will admit that I also ride a double boinger geared 29er, since the meds needed as the result of a couple cardiac issues in the past affect my cardiovascular capacity. Still, my heart (sic) is owned by the SS.



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    Sparti and I are right behind you.....

    Nice sunrise by the way....

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    Been riding off an on since 97, got more serious about it in 04-05.
    Started SS about 1 1/2 years ago, wish I'd seen the light earlier


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    Started riding a few years ago on a Fisher Cobia. Last summer bought a used Monocog 29'er. Haven't ridden the Cobia since.

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    Started with a Specialized Rockhopper Comp in 1990 and rode intermittently into the mid 1990s

    Specialized Epic in 2004 and have ridden regularly since

    Rigid Marin Pine Mountain 29er SS December 2008 and haven't ridden anything else since
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    A little bit of pee just trickled out of my pipi when I saw that.

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    An edit from my original post...

    I thought about it... and this is how my original post should have read. "I feel 11 when on my Flight... 39 the rest of the time!" We took up SS in 07. Can't leave the young wife out!
    The only regrets in life, are the risks you didn't take.

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    my birthday!

    just turned 32 today, i want more bikes!
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Me too! 43 today.

    Riding mtn bikes since 1988.

    Currenty on a Seven Verve.

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    I'm 55. Been riding mountain bikes since '86. I got a Gary Fisher Rig last summer. A lot of fun.

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    been working in a bike shop for 3 years now and loving it. picked up an '08 XXIX a few years back and have slowly been upgrading and doubt if I'll ever sell it. my full SRAM Rival Cannondale six13 gets hardly any use anymore thanks to my SS
    "I don't believe in brakes, all they do is slow you down"

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    15 going on 16

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    Sugino Impel 150x (3 ring, blah!)
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    48 years old

    I've always ridden bikes..... bought my first quality mountain bike in 98 , a Giant ATX.
    and fell in love all over again. I raced the first race at the end of the season when I was 39.
    spent the winter waiting for the next race season to begin.
    Built my first single speed this past summer and my second one a few weeks ago..... it never gets boring, it never stops feeling great

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    I' 42 and a BMX rider. I got an SE Stout last year and started riding it on my own and got hooked. Rigid fork and one gear is just a big bmx bike to me. It feels unnatural to ride with gears and suspension. Still I just bought a 29 speed GF for longer rides and replaced the Stout with a Beasley SS.

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    I'm 47. My SS is a Motobecane Outcast 29er.
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    2009 Monocog Flight 29er - main ride
    2008 OSObike - indoor trainer/roadie
    2006 Cannondale 1fg - dust collector
    1995 Trek 930 converted to ss - currently rocking a graco babyseat - oh yeah.

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    i too have though people start with geared bikes and move to singlespeed and then fully rigid singlespeed. i started out on singlespeeds when i was a kid but i couldnt wait for a geared 'big boy bike" and now that ive been riding for a while i guess i want to go back to my roots... or something like that. anyway, ive been riding mtb since i was about 11, im 20 now. i got a ss steel indy fab over the summer and i just made the jump to rigid fork.

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    I am 38
    Misfit fully rigid 29er 32x20
    fixed cyclocross 50x18
    1978 Masi Grand Criterium full Super Record.
    I have been riding since 89

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