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Bikescience Tip of the Week :: Ride SS or Fixed

Bikescience Tip of the Week :: Ride SS or Fixed


We asked Andy Sexton of Bikescience - Planet X stockist in the Bristol area - for a training or bike set up tip. This is the best he could come up with at short notice:-

Ride cross single speed (or fixed if you're brave). It's a good excuse for coming last.

Why not build a single speed cross bike from a Pompino or Pompetamine frame? Riding cross single speed makes sense as it's normally so muddy that you'll only end up with one working gear on a "proper" bike anyway. Amaze your friends and annoy anyone you beat by riding your local cross race on your one geared wonder.

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Frankly we were expecting something a bit more in depth, but at least he's got some product placement in there. Try harder next week Andy, we're watching you.

 

 

10 November 2011

Comments

  • Tom Woollard

    Back in the winter of 62/63 I was in a club that specialised in CX in the winter (Rebel RC from Melksham)and we rode track bikes with a back pedaller rear brake only. No gear mechs or brakes to get clogged up or, in that winter, frozen up. Raised a few eyebrows on the start line as we had no brake levers. I remember a cross through woods near Aldermaston, we won the team. My team mate,the ex-pro Vic Nicholson, won it, I was fourth. Great days.

  • Andy Sexton

    Come on. 5 minutes work on the train, didn't think it was that bad for a "top tip". Next week calorific values of each of our favorite donuts.