There are many reasons to ride 1FG (I thought I'd ripoff C-dales term). When other riders on the trail ask why, what do you tell them?
1. I've ridden these same trails many times, using a SS gives me a new experience and forces me to change my riding technique. 2. I like the leg burn when climbing. 3. When I get a raise, I'll be able to afford gears. 4. What's a derailleur? 5. 6.
"my other bike has gears AND full suspension", that is till I found myself riding it less and less, then not at all. so the frame is now for sale (sniff)
strangely enough, I feel a bit "conscious"/modest when the fact that I am riding an SS is pointed out (usually when the group stops)...I just smile and ask them to try the bike, since it really isn't as hard as it looks (well, after a few weeks at least! hehe)...am just a guy on a bike, and at the end of the day, we are ALL guys/gals on bikes
I dig the simplicity of the ride, how responsive the bike is, how connected you are to the trail, and how raw the experience becomes.
to add to the funny replies to the question:
10) i got tired of chain suck/chain slap 11) aha! let's swap bikes! 12) coz SHE left me 13) i'm waiting for the return of BioPace...
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quote author=goodboybrionne board=sspeed thread=1138900748 post=1142772716][ i'd like to modify this...........coz my bike that have gears is stolen huhuhuhuhuhuhuhu................................................ [/quote]
sorry to hear about your bike. i've lost a bike to theft also. put the word out and bike description/pics, maybe someone will spot your bike. it's a long shot, but worth a try.
because it's low on maintenance, gone are the days of fine tuning the drivetrain it is lighter i have an excuse not to have the more expensive components such as the FD, RD, cable housings, shifters, cogsets, and cranks. no RD to worry about that could break during a worst case scenario crash.
it catches the eye of other MTB cyclists ( their comment would always be, isn't it difficult or hard?) well i just say, it takes getting used to. or i'm still waiting for the hydraulic shifters.
its a purist thingy, clean, simple, and efficient. and for one Iam still figuring it out after for so many years, if one iSS all we really need.
and so we SS riders have always something to post on this thread.
and also, i have been comparing gear combinations against geared and SS in terms of efficiency, its seems that they feel different even if they are the same gear combo, eg. a 34x17 SS is not as responsive as a geared 34x17, well maybe its just me.
Peace Out again.
come to think of it, it has been almost 2 years of hibernation for this thread.
stealthwanderer: Ayan yung matagal ko na gusto itanong: 1 Hour ride, mabasa ng ulan o' mabasa ng pawis sa loob ng kapote. Baka kasi ako lang nageenjoy sa ulan kasi may paliguan pagdating sa trabaho, hahah.
Aug 9, 2019 11:35:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8