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    is it still pure?

    So I just wanted to ask the ss purists out there if I was breaking any ss rules.......

    ..... I run an adjustable seatpost and an adjustable fork on my ss.

    I love the challenge of the ss, if no gears why not have some other perks?
    Any thoughts ? any comments?

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    thats like asking if a manual car can have an automatic sunroof... completely unrelated IMO... go for it...
    What mountain bike forum do pirates use? .....



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    Still pure as the driven snow mate ... go for it and tell us if it helps
    An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. Pliny the Younger (62 AD - 114 AD)

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    Groovy I guess. For me SS=simplicity. Frills=complication.

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    I don't know. The hipster police might not approve.

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    The only 'rule' in singlespeeding is that is has to have one gear. Do what you want

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    You can even wear a cape and a fake mustache - that's what I do.

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    it's true, he does... he also rides madly throught he woods periodically screaming "Capitan Burrito" at the top of his lungs.

    legend has it those screams and the sound of torched knobs are all you can hear over the WI freewheels.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveByBikeShooting
    thats like asking if a manual car can have an automatic sunroof... completely unrelated IMO... go for it...

    Well said. Go for it.

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    Singlespeed hasn't been pure since 2004.

    bruce b.

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    A bike is a bike is a bike. They all complicate going for a run.

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    Im in the process of building a "hot swappable" long travel hardtail as either 1x9 or SS within 15 mins of swapping

    Deraileurs and shifters come off. Swap the rear and its an SS.

    But whatever config, the adjustable seatpost will stay on there. If you are taking drops, jumping off stuff etc, the adjustable post is always a much appreciated component.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonracerrichie
    A bike is a bike is a bike. They all complicate going for a run.
    I hate running.
    If my bike has any switches, I usually forget to flip them.

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    I SS purely for the feel of SS'ing, so add what U want. Why would you care what anyone thinks? Are there "purist police"? if so, F#$k those guys. I rock a front shock! yah! I said it A FRONT SHOCK! Oh and I don't wear nickers!
    I simply want to do Gods will...And he has allowed me to go to the Mountain>>>>>>>

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    I run a fox Vanilla fork, it's still a singlespeed.

    Anyone who is enough of a tosser to sneer at you for a gravity drop seatpost or a suspension fork, would still be a tosser, even if you were running a full rigid luddite setup and they approved of you.

    The big question is: "Are you seeking the approval of tossers?" (insert trend sheep bleating noise here)

    If you don't care about the opinion of tossers, run what the heck you like and enjoy it.

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    I used to have a Specialized Epic that I converted and it was so nice. Now I have a 1989 Bridgestone MB3 fully ridged because people made fun of me.

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    Trust me ......I don't care what anybody thinks about what I'm running on my bike, my revelation U-turn and Joplin work goddamn fantastic and I'm not changing them.......I 'm really just wondering if the essence of SS is gone? I mean the simplicity of it , sure I've removed the gear thing from the equation, but kinda feel like I'm whoring out the SS (simple speed) by having new technology that 'll break and that's not simple.

    I set the trends where I live, not follow them.........

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    All it means is you've got a bike which is fast downhill, as well as fast uphill. If it puts a grin on your face (and you say you're a trendsetter), why do you care what we or anyone thinks? And it's all relative anyway. All things break eventually.

    edit: it's like the difference between soft grippy tyres and hard long wearing tyres.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonracerrichie
    A bike is a bike is a bike. They all complicate going for a run.
    hahaha, ridiculous.
    no chain no gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    You can even wear a cape and a fake mustache - that's what I do.
    That's actually the plot to the movie Hot Rod.
    no chain no gain.

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