Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sorry, Been Singlespeeding!

Sorry I've been reticent (as long as you don't count a weekly Outside column, a daily bike forecast, and an unrelenting barrage of brainfarts on Twitter) but I've been preoccupied with various pressing matters, including rekindling my love affair with this artisanal expression of turn-of-the-decade one-speed chic after spending lots of time on a chubby-tired bike with a wide range of gear ratios:




21 comments:

Matt said...

I figure all my bikes are 'single-speed'...I mean, really, I can only use 1 gear at a time. Unless you want to get literal...and then you have to pick just 1 speed to ride at...that would be a hard one. I'd have to go w/ 15mph.

Anonymous said...

tenovo, i approve.

joao bola said...

Are those BB5 on your engine? why not 7?

bad boy of the south said...

Nutin'wrong wit dat!

Dooth said...

Your brain farts reek of irony.

Skidmark said...

Wildcat- Let’s put a Jones Bend Bar on the EnginSS. Can we, can we?




JLRB said...

Why do parks have official hours?

pbateman likes his coffee black but its not at all some sort of racial thing said...

That bike needs a silver stem.

@Matt - 15mph is a good speed. Kind of a good all-rounder that can be used on the road, trails, gravel, possibly even on grass if you psi is right.

I think if i had to choose a single speed I'd go with coffee/caffeine. Its delicious and goes well with pie.

Coffee is like the Super Record of speed. Coke is maybe like Ultegra at best.

1904 Cadardi said...

@pb

Coke is the fizzy brown nectar of the gods!

Have you ever opened up a musette and been happy to find a piping hot cup of coffee? Of course not! But spying that beautiful red and white can will make your day.

Ultegra? Hah! Coke is full on Dura-Ace!

Schwinn forever! said...

My first bikes were all single speeds; I was 4 to 8 years old - those were the days.

BikeSnobNYC said...

1904 Cadardi,

Really nothing better than a Coke on a long ride...except maybe a Dr. Pepper.

--Tan Tenovo

pbateman is pretty bored at work today but its still to f'in hot to ride said...

my apologies.

i meant the powdery white devil is ultegra at best.

not the sugary red and white devil.

Coke with a capital C is indeed quite delish and after extensive testing I'd say its definitely the DA Di2 of beverages with sugar and bubbles.

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JLRB said...

COCA COLA

(I've never opened a musette and I hope I never do)

bad boy of the south said...

Ya-hoo,Mountain Dew!just my vote.
Where it fits in drive trains,i know not.

paulb said...

We like all our bikes!

HDEB said...

Today I shunned my responsibilities and enjoyed a ride on my red singlespeed BMX. Took a break to show my solidarity with evolving Canadian law. Mexican Coke has cane sugar instead of US Coke's HFCS and thus is the better choice for smug douchbags like myself.

Unknown said...

single speed & dick breaks. huhn.

Anonymous said...

So quick release skewers go on the drive side on singlespeeds, right?

Anymouse said...

Anonymous 2:33pm, the path to enlightenment is long, you should pick up the pace.

leroy said...

Ride safe all!

(And if anyone is wondering, on a hot day, the vending machine at the top of Bear Mountain has the best Cokes.)

tobeistobex said...

If you don't have the time for it, I will take it off your hands. More space for you!