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    Anybody have shifting problems with there SS ?

    Love to here your comments!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Every once in a while I accidentally ring my handlebar bell.
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    This thing is so dang quiet, I need to add a Handlebar bell.

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    I've though about one of those little sneaking fog horn's, that count!!

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    I don't miss the sounds of derailleur clicking and chain slap one bit, now if I could just figure out where that heavy thumping and wheezing sound is coming from...

    I'm tempted to convert my other bikes over too, but I think I should maybe get my fat arse back in shape first.

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    absolutely none whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrins
    I don't miss the sounds of derailleur clicking and chain slap one bit, now if I could just figure out where that heavy thumping and wheezing sound is coming from...

    I'm tempted to convert my other bikes over too, but I think I should maybe get my fat arse back in shape first.
    Dude i thought that was just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Diesel
    Dude i thought that was just me.
    Not just you brother! Add me to that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive
    Not just you brother! Add me to that list.
    Sometimes i can hear the beer bottles clanking around in my camelback. All 5 of them, the one in my pocket makes no sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Diesel
    Sometimes i can hear the beer bottles clanking around in my camelback. All 5 of them, the one in my pocket makes no sound.
    I like your style! 22oz or 12oz bottles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive
    I like your style! 22oz or 12oz bottles?
    Depends on cash flow and planned ride. For night rides we usually down a few at the car, stuff the rest in packs and pockets, stop mid trail in the woods, put our lights on strobe mode, put the blackberry on Pandora, and down the rest of the beer with sunflower seeds and jerkey. Then try to finish riding as fast as possible without throwing up or crashing.

    For day rides, im the only one that rides hard the whole time and still drinks beer while everyone sips on carefully measured perpetuem. I get my carbs the old skool way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Diesel
    Depends on cash flow and planned ride. For night rides we usually down a few at the car, stuff the rest in packs and pockets, stop mid trail in the woods, put our lights on strobe mode, put the blackberry on Pandora, and down the rest of the beer with sunflower seeds and jerkey. Then try to finish riding as fast as possible without throwing up or crashing.

    For day rides, im the only one that rides hard the whole time and still drinks beer while everyone sips on carefully measured perpetuem. I get my carbs the old skool way.
    Very nice, I will have to try that!

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    Occasionally shifting from seated to standing there are a few grinding noises
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    Shift is pretty slow. I have to stop, take out my 5mm allen wrench, disengage the brake, take the wheel off, ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by rageagainst1984
    Anybody have shifting problems with there SS?
    Love to here your comments!!
    Your question is neither here nor there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Your question is neither here nor there.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    After 2 or 4 hours riding, sometimes I shift my ass on the saddle to avoid a problem,

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    yeah, i have to take my bike back to wal-mart and ask for the faster version.

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    This thread needs to be moved to the Drivetrain-shifters,deraileur,cranks forum.
    Then some one will make a comment about guns, or poaching trails or furries and then this will be moved from there to the bin.

    edit: or C-rings.
    next time

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    I tried to shift a couple of times at first,but then I figured either my shifter must have fell off or i was back on something with Shimano drivetrain again.
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    i haven't actually removed the shifter from the handlebars yet, so at times i'm tempted to shift.
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    Is that anything like trying to coast on a fixie?
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    When I make motorcycle sounds while riding, I tend to shift gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike Turner
    Is that anything like trying to coast on a fixie?
    that's bad news bears if you're coasting on a fixie
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    When my wang shifts over and is next to my right leg i freak the hell out and have to shift it back to the left side. These are my shifting problems.

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    Dealing with friend's shifting problems. I have the SS, but am the only one that knows how to get the derailer working right.

    Actually, I've pulled a r. derailer mid ride, popped off a ton of links, pulled the tensioner out of my bag and lined it up with the ~17t and fixed his shifting problems for good. And that is how two of us started riding SS.

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    No problems at all! I usually shift either to the left or to the right to blow past someone spinning on a geared bike.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksaw87
    that's bad news bears if you're coasting on a fixie
    think that's hard, try manualling a fixie...
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    think that's hard, try manualling a fixie...

    that was good. spits coke on keyboard...hahah
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    My only shifting problem is my thumb gets bored. My left thumb has a bell. But my right thumb feels completely neglected.

    Maybe I should sit on my right thumb occasionally? Or get another bell so my right thumb isn't jealous of the left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    This thing is so dang quiet, I need to add a Handlebar bell.
    X2 and yes sometimes it won't shift!?!???
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 rex
    When I make motorcycle sounds while riding, I tend to shift gears.
    Ha! Me too.

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    I have trouble shifting to the other side of the trail,Probably because my headset bearings have seized with all this f/?@!?@ rain we are having week after week in the UK.

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