It is one of the most worthwhile things I've ever done in my fifty years on this planet.
I own bikes with gears, just haven't ridden them in years. I choose to singlespeed for all the standard reasons: simplicity, ease of maintenance, challenge, fitness, noiselessness. But now, I mostly just think of it as my bike.
I agree with the above wholeheartedly.
I too have a geared MTB but it hasnt been touched all year and only went out once last year. I should sell it really.
My 1x1 is my most fun bike in many years, and before that my converted SS'ers seen more miles in SS guise than when geared I think. It also makes me want to ride :thumbsup:
I even had it out on the weekend with my 13 month old in his new trailer. It must have been quiet as he was asleep after 1/2 an hour
Only one bike, my SS.. while at it, I follow Master Yoda's philosophy: "Try not, do" ... so, when other riders look at my SS and say don't try to ride this or that trail due to not having gears or suspension, I just do it. Prove them wrong, because one is enough.
Was switching back and forth about 3 years ago. Broke 3 derailleurs on 3 rides. Ditched the gears and haven't looked back. Won an 8 hour race this fall on SS. Loving the beer drinking, bad attitude fart smelling lifestyle!
I also shave my legs......
Just ride SS, needed my geared bike for my girlfriend. now that she has her own, i still haven't set up the geared bike for myself. I've only ridden the geared bike once since having a SS and that was to make sure I installed the new crank set properly and to get it adjusted.
as an aside, i ride mostly flat (rolling hills and technical single track) with little elevation change and never more than a few minutes of sustained climbing. When i get an opportunity to ride something with elevation change I'll be back on gears... maybe.
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