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  1. #1
    Faster Than Your TV!
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    Now THIS guy is an SSer...

    Talk about yer low-end torque...

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    Daily dose of irony, check out the letters scrawled on the top right bale...special delivery for the single speed outlaw perhaps?
    "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!'' -- Henri Desgrange, from an article in L'Equipe

    Wrench In the Gears

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    I think this is a picture of General Coonskins in 2003 while training for the Cream Puff. Sad to see him walking... he usually has no problem riding while he pulls a full trailer load of plastic soda bottles.

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    I see a little slack in his chain. I think he might have stretched it! That could be a problem.

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    here are some more SS'ers for you.
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    no wonder

    Quote Originally Posted by weather
    here are some more SS'ers for you.
    No wonder Asians are healthier than us. And just imagine all of the tricked out bikes they don't need.

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    Gunnar Shogren

    said after a trip to China that he thought the Chinese were the best low speed bike handlers in the world. After seeing a woman do a U-turn on a narrow sidewalk on an old clunker bike without skipping a beat, I think he's right.


    Quote Originally Posted by weather
    here are some more SS'ers for you.

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    well, those bikes you see in the pictures have huge trails (the distance between the projection of front hub axis on the ground and the interception of the axis of your headtube with the ground), so they are exceptionally stable and are suitable for low speed maneuvering.

    but riding in the slow speed traffic everyday for a few years will make you a better low speed handler for sure. i am still amazed what i used to be able to do on one of those bikes (i kind of lost that skill though).

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