Would you be happier with a single speed bicycle or a 18 speed bicycle?
- 1 month agoBest answer
i compromised and bought a 9 speed. i figure fewer gears will jam up less frequently
- DavidLv 61 month ago
If I could only own one bicycle, I’d go with an 18-speed.
Since I already have geared bikes, having a Single-Speed as well - for special occasions - might be fun.
On 2nd thoughts, is that 18-speed a 2x9 or a 3x6?
A 3x6 bought new today is likely to be a very cheap, poor quality bike. Upgrading it to where it’d hold up to my kind of riding would probably cost more than the bike itself.
If that is all my money would reach to, I’d be better off spending what little I have on a SS. Less parts to spread the money over, each part can be a little better, and cost a little more.
- OldHippieLv 71 month ago
Single speed and/or "track bikes" are best suited to either flat terrain outdoors or a Velodrome track. Bikes with gears are best suited for hills, wind, traffic & us 'old farts' suffering from physical disabilities - degenerative disc disease in lower back, arthritic hips & knees.
Seeing that I live close to an Italian neighborhood in St. Louis affectionately & appropriately nicknamed "The Hill", I'll keep my bikes (plural - 5 of them) with GEARS!
- KTJoeLv 71 month ago
I'd be happier with laws banning bicycle riding and bicycle tow trailer riding in busy high traffic streets. Bicycle tow trailer riders usually are carrying small children and animals, a very nerve racking sight for motorist.
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- Barkley HoundLv 71 month ago
You need at least 3.