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I know some races allow makeshift ss rigs using zipties or whatever. What would it take to ride ss at nationals? If I ziptie the fd shifter and use a single (conversion) cog in back, would that qualify despite the derailleurs?Read More »
I picked this bike up for pretty cheap at a swap meet yesterday. My friend said it might be a Pista, but I don't think that's right. All the Pista's I've seen are front brake only. The one I got has a rear brake only. The rear cable is taped to the top tube (if that helps).
Any info will help. ... Read More »
I race with my single speed with 34x15 gearing on a rather hilly course last Saturday and I was beat. I didn`t have power to turn the crank in some parts and I was forced to run on some parts of the course. I was one lap down and was pulled off the course.
So do I put on a smaller cog, like 16/ ... Read More »
I love the single speed... I ride it at least once a week - twice this week. It's not just a novelty that I dust off a couple times a year... I can't explain it to my club mates - you guys get it - but, I think I like riding the SS more than my "other" bike.
My other bike is the typical carbon m ... Read More »
I've been commuting the last few months on my 105 equipped Specialized Allez. It's been great except for the bad weather days. No fenders, white frame, 23c tires. I've been looking at a cheaper alternative to get around on to save the expensive bike on those days. Something that needs a little less ... Read More »