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do you commute on youre ss?

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by mtbslcruz, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. mtbslcruz

    mtbslcruz Chimp

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    just wondering how many people commute on thier ss as aposed to a geared bike.Where I live almost everybody commutes on a geared mountain bike and there are a few rodies on geared bikes.also does anyone commute on a fixie?Just curious.
     

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    Arsbars "Finger Lickin' Good"

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    For a while in South Carolina I did. Wasn't any harder - infact it was easier since it was a mountain bike with slicks, vs when it was a standard mtb with knobs.

    I encourage it. Lower maintence. Lube your chain and keep your brake pads free off grime and you'll be ready to go.
     
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    I used to commute on a rigid SS, but added gears when my commute doubled.
     
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    My gearing was not the best for commuting, 36/20 or 32/18. I would spin out and this would make for a very slow commute. So I set up a fixie with 42/16 for my commute. Man, I love my fixie.:drool:
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I used to before I moved. 60 miles each way is a bit too much of a commute on an SS.

    Yes, I'm a wuss.
     
  6. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    When I was living in Chicago, I would routinely commute to work, and would ride my Old Solo-One as often as my road bike, at the time my Commute was 12 miles each way.
    Down here in Arkansas commuting is not an option, as I live 34 miles away from my office and am in sales, and must meet my clients at their homes, I average about 125 miles a day in driving....
     
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    Do you sell aluminum siding or insurance?

    I did 16 miles each way for a couple months on my Karate Monkey, and it was too slow, but a nice cruise.
     
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    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    HVAC! good one
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I have a Surly 1x1. A great commuter bike, esp with Mammoth Rims and 1x1 hubs. I have never trued this wheels in 6 years.

    I used to run a 36x18, and I occasionally spin it out, but it was fine most of the time. Living in SF, I got a 20t for the big hills.
     
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    I have an 05 Specialized Langster Fixie and ride to work 3 times a week. It is a relatively flat commute with the bike geared at 48/16 & it is about 15 miles each way.
     
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    I commute on my fixie a couple days a week. It's a pretty short ride and I get a better workout, especially in the hills of SF with my 44 teeth.

    I am usually in other forums but figured I'd check this out, I am in the process of resurrecting my old hardtail into my first SS mountain bike, will post up when it's done.
     
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    I used to commute first on a Bianchi fixie w/ a 46/16 gearing and then later on a SS with a 38/15 gearing. Both had to be sold to pay for my new race bike tho, and I miss em!
     
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    i commute on my Scott frome time to time, usally to work about 6km's each way. about 3km's are up a mountian on my way home. Yee ha!