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Old 12-07-2008, 10:30 AM
5-7HEAVEN 5-7HEAVEN is offline
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Default 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.

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