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  • thomthumb
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    speed = ratio.

    see 3 speed, 4 speed box, 10 speed racer. etc.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Same reason 8 speed, 9 speed, 10 speed… etc

    Rorschach
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    Technically there are 3 speeds for singlespeedling.
    Walking
    Pedaling
    Freewheeling

    whitestone
    Member

    Actually there are four:

    Freewheeling
    Pedalling
    Walking
    Vomiting

    😆

    I go with

    Walking
    Slow
    Drinking.

    Besides, the lyric “with the four ratio non-syncro gearbox with floor mounted shift lever” never brought anyone to the door.

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    Freewheeling
    Seated
    Standing
    Walking
    Vomiting

    tazzymtb
    Member

    “Vomiting”

    when you are a truly skilled practitioner this can be combined with any of the other options to make you more efficient. Just remember out of courtesy to angle it away from other riders, unless you dont like them, or they ride gears, then a strategic vom-bomb can be an amusing winner (particularly if the other other rider is mouth breathing on a climb 😀 )

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    Is it not seated, standing and stopped?

    Spin
    Member

    Technically there are 3 speeds for singlespeedling.
    Walking
    Pedaling
    Freewheeling

    Going fixed will eliminate some of the confusion there.

    whitestone
    Member

    @tazzymtb – I like your style sir! 😛

    alcolepone
    Member

    you can go many speed on a single speed, so not really single speed…

    bikebouy
    Member

    I reckon it’s becuse SS looks vaguely moar rebellious than SG, unless you play a Gibson SG that is.

    shermer75
    Member

    Monopedal also sounds daft

    cokie
    Member

    I can live with it being called ‘speed’, but I can’t deal wtih my riding buddy calling them ‘fixed’ or ‘fixies’.. I explained to him about 5 times what the difference is, but he still refers to them as ‘fixies’.

    It’s got to the point where I leave mine at home when we ride so I don’t hear him say it. Sometime this backfires.. ‘Not on your fixie today? It’s muddy out!’ 👿

    thomthumb
    Member

    I can live with it being called ‘speed’, but I can’t deal wtih my riding buddy calling them ‘fixed’ or ‘fixies’.. I explained to him about 5 times what the difference is, but he still refers to them as ‘fixies’.

    get it fixed then give him a go. 😈

    kerley
    Member

    conversely why is it called fixed gear and not fixed speed ?

    joshvegas
    Member

    Fixed wheel / freewheel

    Multispeed/single speed.

    joshvegas
    Member

    Also its

    Coasting
    Seated
    Stooded
    Gurning
    Screaming
    Vomitting
    Pushing
    Throwing
    Walking.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Coasting
    Seated
    Stooded
    Gurning
    Screaming
    Vomitting
    Pushing
    Throwing
    Walking.

    Lying on the floor.

    Splash-man
    Member

    Can’t believe I’ve missed all those states since I haven’t ridden my SS for a few years.
    Makes me want to drag it out for a ride on Sunday.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    Sit down.
    Stand up.
    Push.

    All can be precursors or preludes to vomiting, breathing out of your arse, and see stars.

    There is also the singlespeeders facial expression of choice, this comes from The Holy Book of Taz, “Gurn like you’re shitting a pineapple”.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Coasting
    Seated
    Stooded
    Gurning
    Screaming
    Vomitting
    Pushing
    Throwing
    Walking.

    In the shed

    TiRed
    Member

    It’s fixed wheel. All others are impostors. Fixie is an abomination.

    “Coasting is a pernicious habit”. RIP Sheldon Brown

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html

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