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    Philosophical Discussion

    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??
    Hunh?

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    there are commerically available single speeds ergo it is commerically viable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??
    most every bike maker offers a single speed, and has done so for some time now.

    shimano and other giants produce ss parts, and have for years.

    ergo i dont understand wtf youre talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??
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    Tea-bagging

    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??

    That's funny.

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    Is your question from individual mountain bikers perspective?
    Or from Shimano's competition's perspective?

    If the answer is the first, I do not think that SS'ing is a financial rebellion against a parts producer. If you're asking the second question, I still disagree. Shimano's competition is offering various mountain bike models to capitalize on the SS demand, not to "tea bag" them.
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    Damn hippies.


    edit: Sorry John Michael, I wasn't responding to you...just the thread in general.

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    I like the direction in which this thread is headed. Let me clarify further for those of you who are more concrete with regard to abstraction ability.

    Could the efforts of various component manufacturers making higher end SS parts be putting the veritable hairy nutsac on the faces of Shimano, Shram, etc.

    Discuss

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    I like the direction in which this thread is headed. Let me clarify further for those of you who are more concrete with regard to abstraction ability.

    Could the efforts of various component manufacturers making higher end SS parts be putting the veritable hairy nutsac on the faces of Shimano, Shram, etc.

    Discuss
    i dont think shimano's too worried about it
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    It's kinda like the Shimano ads showing various mtb stars holding up two fingers, except take away one of the fingers.

    Yeah like hollister said, I don't think Shimano is to worried but it sure is funny how a ever increasing section of mountain bikers has given the "cutting edge" of technology the old swift boot to the curb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    I like the direction in which this thread is headed. Let me clarify further for those of you who are more concrete with regard to abstraction ability.

    Could the efforts of various component manufacturers making higher end SS parts be putting the veritable hairy nutsac on the faces of Shimano, Shram, etc.

    Discuss
    But then isn't it ironic that the "various component manufactuers'" technique of tea bagging is exactly the same as the business decisions that made Shimano a leading cycling company; by producing higher quality parts...?

    You're essentially asking a "chicken or the egg" type question. Did SS'ers create the demand for better SS parts? Or did the availability of bling SS parts create the demand for SS's?
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    Will there be an Honors Section for this class?

    I've been telling Shimano to lick my hairy nutsack for years. With the exception of the DuraAce cassettes on my Cane Creek wheels, the XT deraileur and barend shifter on my 1x8 all my bikes are Campy, Mavic or Sachs equipped. I hadn't been consious of any anti-Shimano bias on my Rig, but it is 100% Shimano free.

    Anyway, Singlespeeders seem (to me) to be anti-big company. Even if Shimano engineered a grouppo that equalled the current components I'd still ignore Shimano.

    I'll rebuild my original Nuovo Record and Super Record groups until I can't obtain parts any longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Michael
    But then isn't it ironic that the "various component manufactuers'" technique of tea bagging is exactly the same as the business decisions that made Shimano a leading cycling company; by producing higher quality parts...?

    You're essentially asking a "chicken or the egg" type question. Did SS'ers create the demand for better SS parts? Or did the availability of bling SS parts create the demand for SS's?
    _______

    And Bui, I kinda figured that wasn't directed at me. No worries.

    Egg-f**king zactly!!!! JM you're now in the lead!!

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    Hmmm... now that I think about it, my SS has no Shimano or Campy parts.

    Oh wait, yes it does. My 9 year old Deore crank.

    When I'm riding with other singlespeeders they call me names like "Shimano Crank Guy" or "Crank From Shimano" or "Bologna For Feet"...

    /obscure?
    now the world is gone i'm just o n e

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    SSers dont have derailleur envy (except for those who use Rohloff tensioners) but the big component production manufs who make derailleurs probably envy the SS aesthetic.

    Rohloff "speed hubs" I think is an attempt by a company that aims to be a "major player" in wanting cycling aficionados to adapt the SS appearance aesthetic while still offering the consumer instantaneous gear choices. I think this is a thinly veiled ploy to put saran wrap between sweaty, hirsute scrota and their (corportate) face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    SSers dont have derailleur envy (except for those who use Rohloff tensioners) but the big component production manufs who make derailleurs probably envy the SS aesthetic.

    Rohloff "speed hubs" I think is an attempt by a company that aims to be a "major player" in wanting cycling aficionados to adapt the SS appearance aesthetic while still offering the consumer instantaneous gear choices. I think this is a thinly veiled ploy to put saran wrap between sweaty, hirsute scrota and their (corportate) face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Rohloff "speed hubs" I think is an attempt by a company that aims to be a "major player" in wanting cycling aficionados to adapt the SS appearance aesthetic while still offering the consumer instantaneous gear choices. I think this is a thinly veiled ploy to put saran wrap between sweaty, hirsute scrota and their (corportate) face.
    Or maybe it is an attempt to make a more reliable system to change gears. Do you really think Rohloff aims to be a "major player" by selling $1000 speedhubs?

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    i guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Is single speeding a worthy commercial cycling endeavor or is it simply a tea-bagging of cycling component giants such as Shimano??
    i guess it became a commercial endeavour when companies thought they could profit from it...

    as for tea bagging...green tea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    i guess it became a commercial endeavour when companies thought they could profit from it...

    as for tea bagging...green tea?
    Seguro!! Big, wet steaming hairy bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia
    Seguro!! Big, wet steaming hairy bags
    huevos peludos y apestosos despues de andar...

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    JennyT: I'm guessing this is your philosophical question:

    "If I post something in the SS forum that is sure to spark debate, but also use a phrase like "tea bagging," will I get more responses about bikes or balls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Michael
    JennyT: I'm guessing this is your philosophical question:

    "If I post something in the SS forum that is sure to spark debate, but also use a phrase like "tea bagging," will I get more responses about bikes or balls?
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    Ernesto: Google translator gave me "hairy and stinking eggs after walking" as a translation to your last post. I find humor in this.
    I apologize if I instigated any undue mentation. It's good conserve thinking or reflection 'cause for heaven's sake we don't want to deplete those finite resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennytalia

    finite resources.
    Good. That flicker of self-awareness is the first step on the long and difficult journey that lies ahead. You'll know you're well on your way when it begins to replace your desperate need for others to be aware of you.

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    oooooooooooo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Michael
    JennyT: I'm guessing this is your philosophical question:

    "If I post something in the SS forum that is sure to spark debate, but also use a phrase like "tea bagging," will I get more responses about bikes or balls?
    _____
    Ernesto: Google translator gave me "hairy and stinking eggs after walking" as a translation to your last post. I find humor in this.
    ...sure, but what I was really trying to say was: stinky hairy balls after a ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
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    Don't you know that you're not suppose to answer a question with the price of milk in China?

    Tea-bagging, that's the prank played by sexually frustrated fraternity boys, right? And that has what to do with the marketability of singlespeeding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Michael
    JennyT: I'm guessing this is your philosophical question:

    "If I post something in the SS forum that is sure to spark debate, but also use a phrase like "tea bagging," will I get more responses about bikes or balls?
    judging from the OP's username, id say the latter.
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    thge longest running part on any of my singlespeeds is my shitmano DX cog.

    i heart shitmano.

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    congito ergo singulara speedecmedi

    i thought i was singlespeeding cause i recalled the fun of my old vintage frame and remebering back when i first rode bikes on a yellow one speed and did by accident that first power slide on gavel and pulled it off cause i did not think about it and just damn had a feeling like HHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEE

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    is the tea bag in question encrusted with santorum?

    a sort of prelude to the steaming dumptruck.
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    Problem w/ shimano?

    Someone give me some reasons why 'we' hate Shimano.

    As someone who use to wrench it was always much easier building w/ Shimano cuz things worked well together and there weren't quirks. The XT line always seemed to be good to me.

    My ss is all Shimano- hubs, crank, bb, cog. Except chain is Sachs and ring is Salsa.

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