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    Now I really have a problem!

    About 2 years ago I got back into cycling after 4 years off. It started with a full susp mountain bike and then a road bike. About 3 months ago I got the opportunity to buy a steel singlespeed 29er from a friend. It sat in the garage the latter part of the winter as we got a ton of snow. This last week I got to ride it for the first time. I'm not sure I've ever had more fun on a bike! Now it's nothing too high-end and we were riding the local trails which I frequent often but something was different. No shifting, just finding a line and hammering. I was totally addicted to riding before SSing, I think it's safe to say now I'm going to have a real problem! I just hope my full squish bike (that's worth at least 5x more) doesn't get lonely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floxy
    About 2 years ago I got back into cycling after 4 years off. It started with a full susp mountain bike and then a road bike. About 3 months ago I got the opportunity to buy a steel singlespeed 29er from a friend. It sat in the garage the latter part of the winter as we got a ton of snow. This last week I got to ride it for the first time. I'm not sure I've ever had more fun on a bike! Now it's nothing too high-end and we were riding the local trails which I frequent often but something was different. No shifting, just finding a line and hammering. I was totally addicted to riding before SSing, I think it's safe to say now I'm going to have a real problem! I just hope my full squish bike (that's worth at least 5x more) doesn't get lonely.
    I feel you..........


    I have a very nice Voodoo Canzo f/s that will be seeing a lot of garage time I think.....


    I just picked-up a 2009 Fisher Rig left-over.... I rode it yesterday "stock" for the first time and I had a freakin' blast!!! The best part was seeing two other SS'ers at the trail and tagging along with them....


    The simplicity of it and the immediate power transfer is what has me hooked.... I grew up riding/racing BMX, and that is what this feels like....


    Now, I couldn't clear all my climbs (yet), but it was still a blast!!!!

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    So what's the problem?

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    your squish will get lonely. might as well sell it while it's worth something

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    Trailwrecker at large

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    Sounds like a 'calling', rather than a problem

    I sold my full suspension in February, leaving my rigid SS as my only MTB.
    Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

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    Now this is what I like to hear!! I just bout a SS bike having never even gone mtb'ing b4. I am however coming off 15yrs of riding bmx so it should be a nice transition!

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