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    Luddite

    Anyone else tired of this tag being applied to Singlespeeding?

    Just because you are foregoing derailleurs doesn't mean you are ignoring technology.

    Frame materials, bearings etc. are now the main factors of a build, now that your money isn't going into floppy, clicky groupsets.

    A marvel of modern engineering in fact.

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    Sticks and stones...... You can call me any name you want. I'll still ride my single speed and be a better rider for it.

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    I have never been called that. I don't even think it has any sort of negative connotation?

    Now, those people riding 26" wheels. Talk about Luddites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    now, those people riding 26" wheels. Talk about luddites.
    lol

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    Oh no, I'm a Luddite now?

    Whatever will I do?

    ...probably keep riding and dusting the guys on 5k+ bikes.

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    I thought this thread was about the civilian luddite. Great bike!
    Ride Bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    I have never been called that. I don't even think it has any sort of negative connotation?

    Now, those people riding 26" wheels. Talk about Luddites.
    Then what do you call those of us riding singlespeeds with 26" wheels?
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    I have been called a luddite because I refuse to use a mobile phone, not yet for my riding habits. Maybe I am a luddite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Then what do you call those of us riding singlespeeds with 26" wheels?
    Fred Flinstones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Then what do you call those of us riding singlespeeds with 26" wheels?
    Technophobe luddite. Wackjob. Amish. Mennonite. Jebediah. And if you happen to beat me up a climb--"poo poo head."

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    I'd never heard that term being applied to singlespeed riding.
    As I've said before, no-one gives a monkeys what I ride - I seriously doubt that they care (or even notice) what you guys ride either.
    Gears, SS, suspension, rigid, it's all just bikes=good.

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