View Poll Results: Would you the geras or not?

5. This poll is closed
  • Yes; this is silly, if you have gears use them. If not don't.

    4 80.00%
  • No; if you are a single speeder you don't use gears

    1 20.00%
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  1. #1
    Retro Grouch
    Reputation: aka brad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003

    Would you use the gears or not?

    Okay, a strange question, but one I am trying to decide. I have rebuilt my old Bontrager as the original 8 speed bike so I can pass it down to my son. I also had the Marzocchi shock rebuilt. I haven't ridden this bike in over 5 years. During that time I have pretty much ridden single speed off and on road. Bonty's are pretty small frames so just switching a stem can adapt them to a smaller rider. So I have decided to take the bike out tomorrow and ride one of my favorite trails. The question is, do I shift or not? Oh sure I'm going to run it through the gears to make sure they are functioning correctly, but once that done, do I revert back to a single speeder by not shifting, or do I go with the flow and use the gears? I don't know why this is a quandary for me, but it is.

    Darn, I hate typos and no way to fix it; for this poll geras=gears
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    I use gears if they're on the bike. But I do find myself forgetting to shift.

  3. #3
    Reputation: bsdc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    I recommend using the gears so you can remember why you like to singlespeed so much. At least that's how it worked for me last time I was riding gears.

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