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    Are dinglespeeders welcome here?

    Should I (we) leave? It seems that anytime a subject that isn't pure singlespeed comes up here it stirs up conflict. In my mind we differ very little. We ( dinglepeeders) have one gear for the road and smoother trails and one for real trail riding. I never shift the chain over unless I'm gonna leave it there for quite a while when going from one surface to another, as in riding to/from home to the trail. We have the same riding style, we use the gear we have for the terrain we're on. My gearie friends still call me a singlespeeder.

    It seems to me we have much more in common than we don't. But, at least some folks here give me the impression we are not worthy. So, I for one, will be glad to go somewhere else if I'm not welcome here. Yes, I do know it's called the "singlespeed" forum.

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    Just like you. I like the ability to change gears (reletively) easily. Flat trails get the speedy gear. Home trails get the 'easy' gear. It's really not a quick and easy thing to change.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Not like I'm any kind of authority, but I say yes. Just because you can change to another ratio doesn't mean you're not welcome.

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    bikes R bikes

    "can't we all just get along?"

    seriously, you're worrying too much about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky rode
    Should I (we) leave? It seems that anytime a subject that isn't pure singlespeed comes up here it stirs up conflict. ...
    Personally I don't see the conflict. In an earlier post someone asked if a dinglespeed was a singlespeed and I said, "no."

    I still say, "no" but that doesn't mean that dinglespeeders aren't welcome, just that they're not riding a singlespeed.

    Personally I feel you're right about singlespeeders having plenty in common with dinglespeeders, not that it matters. I'm a gearie, too. And I drive a car. Plus a couple motorcycles. And I bike tour with a BOB trailer. Plus I have a unicycle. Not to mention I live in the country, drink beer, have kids, blue eyes, own a handgun. My point is I think anybody is welcome here.

    But I still think a singlespeed is a singlespeed and a bike that's not a singlespeed shouldn't be called a singlespeed. That's all. Don't make it into something it's not.

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    to OP, you assume too much, and pretty much you started the whole discrimination issue. it's called paranoia.
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    I, as a single speeder am flattered these closet gearies are craving our acceptance. Well not FLATTERED really but it is kinda cute.

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    I see no issues here, even though out of all the things a bike with only two gears could be called, something that sounds like dingleberrys or dingleballs get used. Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    to OP, you assume too much, and pretty much you started the whole discrimination issue. it's called paranoia.
    its not paranoia when they're really out to get you...
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    wtf is a dinglespeed? Sorry but I guess Im and idiot on the subject

    Side note, my recent new thread on this forum (about road cranks vs mtb cranks) DOES deal with a singlespeed---my recently-converted Bridgestone MB1

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    Quote Originally Posted by manida
    wtf is a dinglespeed? Sorry but I guess Im and idiot on the subject
    Its a Double sINGLESPEED!
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester
    Its a Double sINGLESPEED!
    Its a multi-speed bike without shifters.

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    At least it does not have shifters.... I think it is closer to SS than gearie.

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    YES you are!!!

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    So when I get around to "fix"ing a 3 spd hub to get a 2 speed fixed gear (with shifter), what would you call THAT? Note: I would not ride with this hub in a singlespeed race.

    We'll find something new to do now.
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    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Companies are always trying to get the FDA to ease back on the regulations for organic food. Soon, everything will be labeled organic and I won't know if my brussel sprouts were grown with pesticides. If we start allowing gearies to call themselves singlespeeders the next thing you'll know is they'll be riding around on fully rigid hardtails with 5 inches of travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazloco
    they'll be riding around on fully rigid hardtails with 5 inches of travel.
    but it was locked out the whole time... waaaaa

    every 26.3 seconds I get this strange urge for a BEER

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester
    So when I get around to "fix"ing a 3 spd hub to get a 2 speed fixed gear (with shifter), what would you call THAT?
    I don't know. How about a "Dixie"?

    Quote Originally Posted by wadester
    Note: I would not ride with this hub in a singlespeed race.
    Good call since it is a multi-speed bike with shifters.

    I think we need an Alternative Drivetrain forum for all the 1xNs, Nx1s, Dingles, Dixies, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterBreath
    Its a multi-speed bike without shifters.
    Dumb question...but I assume you have to use a chain tensioner if you want to dingle? I just converted an old rigid to SS, I'd love to have two gears for trails/commuting, but I was able to avoid using a tensioner and don't really want to add one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufudufus
    Dumb question...but I assume you have to use a chain tensioner if you want to dingle? I just converted an old rigid to SS, I'd love to have two gears for trails/commuting, but I was able to avoid using a tensioner and don't really want to add one.
    Just run two sets of gears (2 cogs, 2 rings) with the same number of teeth total - like 34x19 and 38x15 - then your chain fits either combo, with minimal adjustment. Your "magic" gear should be just as magic. Still have to take something loose to "shift".
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufudufus
    Dumb question...but I assume you have to use a chain tensioner if you want to dingle? I just converted an old rigid to SS, I'd love to have two gears for trails/commuting, but I was able to avoid using a tensioner and don't really want to add one.
    Actually I tried the magic gear thing on one of my frames and it only worked with a 32-18 ratio the best way to go is a dos eno from white industries your lookin to drop around $150 for the eccentric rear hub and $90 for the dos freewheel it comes in 16-18 tooth or 17-19 or 18-20 you can only go the two tooth difference cause the eccentric rear hub will only take up so much slack check out their website. I have been using the eccentric rear hub for over a year now and its a great hub.

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    Can I get a witness?

    Quote Originally Posted by ridindog
    Actually I tried the magic gear thing on one of my frames and it only worked with a 32-18 ratio the best way to go is a dos eno from white industries....
    I'm doing this on the cheap, any other reports of success/failure with the "magic" gear combo? No way am I putting 250 bucks into a 20 year old bike.

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    wouldn't really be that much different from running a flip-flop hub? in terms of the work required to switch between anyway...
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    I am sure dinglespeed can give you a bigger spread in gearing than a flip-flop hub.

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    I take it then that a flipflop hub does not constitute a singlespeed either....OMG all these years i've been a frustrated gearie

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherWingnut
    I take it then that a flipflop hub does not constitute a singlespeed either....OMG all these years i've been a frustrated gearie

    David
    Well, maybe.

    If the flip/flop is a fix/freewheel and are the same gearing then this will still be considered a singlespeed because you still optain an "unconditional commitment to one gear". You cannot call a fixflopflipfreewheel a "fixie" because being a fixie is the unconditional commitment to having to pedal. Having the option to switch to the freewheel kind of gives you another option. And of course if the flip flop is freewheel freewheel with different gearing, then that too is not singlespeeding. Sorry

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