Afaik, people like the single speed cause it cuts some weight and mechanical complexity out of the equation. Maintenance is simpler, etc. My brother converted one of his road bikes a few years ago to a single speed then it got stolen a few months later. That's about as far as my experience goes with that.uNicedmeMan wrote:Also, whats the deal with fixed gear and single speed bikes?
Eric O wrote:As long as you are pedaling and not coasting most of the time it's great exercise.
Tim_the_Enchanter wrote:yeah, if you have clipless pedals (and the shoes to go with them) or the bearcage type pedals, you can also get power on the upstroke of your pedaling motion, so that your legs are doing a push-pull exercise rather than just push-push, giving yourself more power/speed and a better workout.
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