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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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    32....

    '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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    Yikes

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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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    read KNOBBY MEATS or be sadly ignorant of the mediocrity that is allowed to exist in the interwebs

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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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