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Hello, I am interested in seeing comments from folks using a single speed bicycle (without gears), as I ride a bike of this very pattern. By the way, just an hour back, I finished a highly relaxing 10-km ride on my Atlas Twister. Thoroughly enjoyed it, obviously!! I actually wanted to cover a longer distance, but had to be contented with ten km as I got slightly delayed in starting from home.

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Comment by Mehul Ved on November 5, 2011 at 2:04pm

For a city like Mumbai. I'd prefer using a single speed bicycle. I have kept my commuting cycle, Hero Hawk as single speed and take it everywhere around Mumbai with a lot of ease.

I have even taken it for long rides to places like Khopoli and Dahanu, and can take it to any place where there are no big climbs. I enjoy riding single speed cycles as much as the geared one. On my geared cycle too, I only change gears when really necessary.

Comment by Vivek Thakker on November 5, 2011 at 12:16pm
Ya you should strike the deal.... And its not necessary yo have a gear in your cycle.. but it will give less strain to your body.. and i am sure you will be able able to enjoy long rides because you will feel less tired.....
Comment by Anool J M on November 5, 2011 at 10:01am
for city commutes, I feel a good solution is to use a bike with 3 speed internal geared hub - like the one's from Sturmey Archer or Shimano.
Comment by shammi sethi on November 4, 2011 at 10:26pm
My bamboo bike is a single speed i love riding it
Comment by D V Srikanth on November 4, 2011 at 10:23pm
Actually, I am having no problems in pedaling around on my single speed bike. When I have to cover a very steep incline, I just get down from the bike and push it along. If I decide to change my bike to a geared one, it is only for the purpose of feeling less strain at inclines.
Comment by Anool J M on November 4, 2011 at 8:55pm
funny - I've decided to move the other way. Sell off one of my geared bikes, and get a single speed instead for city commutes.
Comment by D V Srikanth on November 4, 2011 at 7:01pm
Thanks Vivek, for ur valuable comments. The owner of a cycle store near my place has stated that my bicycle can be converted into a geared one for Rs.700. Is that a good option? Please advise.
Comment by Vivek Thakker on November 4, 2011 at 6:07pm
I was using a Single speed cycle before few months.. and recently i bought a Geared cycle.. trust me.. it'll give you a totally different experience..  firstly it'll make your ride very smooth.. and it'll save your energy too...


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