Re: Single speed bicycle or one with gears?
I have a girlie single-speed cruiser with front brake, and a Raleigh 7-speed cruiser bike. I like the 7-speed because:
MUCH better braking
ability to pedal-assist at high speed
easier pedalling at any mph
I recommend HD rim, 12-gauge spokes and high-speed grease. Also, secure the spokes where they crisscross with tiewraps.
I have 12-gauge spokes and HD rims front and rear. I have NEVER broken or even loosened a spoke with my 2.2 hp Staton friction or chain drive assemblies.
Last edited by 5-7HEAVEN; 12-07-2008 at 10:37 AM.