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    Who considers themselves Angry Single Speeders?

    :m I admit it I am an Angry Single Speeder. sometimes anger is all I have to get me up that hill. To be able to push yourself to the point your guts may explode out your arse. To push so hard hen you get to the top you feel like your drowning from the humidity and lack of oxygen.Anger is what drives me, i will drop out of a ride to go back and try again just so i can clean it. I like anger , it keeps me warm. , I love my single speed!

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    Who considers themselves Angry Single Speeders?

    Not me; I think I'm way less mad while riding one of my single speeds. Great way to clear the head and get some fresh air.

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    Not me. How can you be angry when riding a SS bicycle? I'm a happy singlespeeder.

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    I don't have enough geared bikes to be an angry singlespeeder.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Malcontented Singlespeeder is probably a better description. "Who the hell put these steep hills here?"

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    To OP:

    Maybe look into using a bigger cog in the rear. It will make it a little easier to gut up the steeper stuff!

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    Peace and love, peace and love...

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    Who considers themselves Angry Single Speeders?

    The only time I get angry is when I want to ride and I can't due to (insert whatever keeps me from riding here)

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    Too many other things to be angry about.

    Definitely NOT when I'm out riding my SS in the woods.

    That just makes me ...

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    Who considers themselves Angry Single Speeders?

    How about if I'm in my car stuck in traffic, does that count? Not in the woods on my bike!

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    I'm a happy singlespeeder! There's a lot less to be angry about when your gears aren't getting messed up and your chain isn't flopping all around.

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    not me either. pushing yourself to the limit is typical for anyone who races or trains hard on any kind of bike, not just SSers.

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    I'm guessing anyone that has ordered from Dan at HBC and not received something over the last year qualifies.

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    SS is the happiest place on earth.

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    Only time i am an "angry single speeder" is on the flats against geared 29'ers, soon as we hit the woods i'm all smiles and laughs as i blast passed them.

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    Who considers themselves Angry Single Speeders?

    I only get angry with my mind if I give in to my body and bail on a climb. I will get pushy with other riders and i swear like a warfy but its all in good fun.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I'm a mix. I get angry (see also: Passionate) when climbing, but I always finish the climb with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. While my geared friends just look at me like I am crazy. A lot of times I beat them, so that may have something to do with it.

    I am happy being at the back of the straight downhill sections, but catch them and ride their back wheel on the downhill twisty parts.

    I love failing on a hill one day, only to come back later and conquer that same hill. feels good to see that progress knowing that I did it with the same gear that I couldn't do it in earlier.

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    If riding made me angry I'd find something else to do
    When you get older, much of your hate comes from knowledge and experience, which is why really old people hate everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCuse View Post
    I don't have enough geared bikes to be an angry singlespeeder.
    I believe one needs approximately 66% of bikes with multiple gears in order to be angry.

    Seriously, this whole "Angry Singlespeeder (sic)" strikes me as too much of a "look at me!!!" sort of thing.
    I've been an angry bike mechanic for much of my life, but never an angry single speeder.

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    Never, riding a singlespeed is one of my "happy places" in life, especially out on the open hills when the warm sun is shining and there's a sheep track to follow.
    I like to store all these images in my head for when the day comes that I can no longer experience this.

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    Since I built up my latest Monocog I was a happy singlespeeder. My last SS ride the chain dropped while I mashed up a slight hill which sent me straight to the dirt resulting in a sprained wrist. I was an angry singlespeeder on the ride home. Now I'm a scared singlespeeder, putting off installing a new chain for the past 3 weeks..

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    My whole adult life people have called me an angry person. I love riding SS. I'll catch myself smiling on the trail sometimes. I guess I'm in my own category: Angry singlespeeder who is happy when riding singlespeed?

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    Only angry when I can't get out for a ride. Does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foogotz View Post
    Peace and love, peace and love...
    Peace and Love and PEDAL!!!
    any time spent riding a bicycle is re-cycled goodness....

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    In the uk the only angry people on bikes ride 26" and bang on about wheel size, Rather than enjoying themselves.

    I'm as happy as out when on my bike.

    I do agree with a lot of the angry singlespeeders articles and enjoy reading them.

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