Matt, are you sure you don't mean a fixed gear? Braking with a single speed equipped with caliper brakes is the same as braking with a bike with a derailleur. If you are not used to braking on a fixed gear and simply stop your pedaling motion when you apply the brake, you may nearly do a header. Need to remember not to relax the legs during braking (ie, do not try to simply stop pedaling and coast) but instead to actively engage the muscles in resistance to the forward rotations of the crank. If the Fuji was stock it's very likely it was a fixed and not single speed. I'm sure you know the difference but sometimes people use the terms interchangeably, and, while most fixed gear bikes have a single speed, they are generally not referred to as single speed. Jeez, I sound pedantic. But oh well. Happy Sunday!
On Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:19:31 AM UTC-4, Matt Beecher wrote: > > That was a superbe deal on the Quickbeam. I saw it just after it got > posted and cringed that it was not a 58. I'm not particularly interested > in a singlespeed, but I have been curious to try one. I gave it a shot a > while back with an early 70's Fuji Track bike that was designed with brake > mounts, but after nearly doing a header when braking, I have not ridden it > since. For that price, I would be thrilled to try it out again. > > Matt B. > Oswego, IL > > > > On Friday, April 6, 2018 at 9:46:04 AM UTC-5, Bill Lindsay wrote: >> >> The oldest, original Homers had 132.5mm spacing. So you can go either >> 130 or 135 without issue. >> >> BL in EC >> >> On Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:43:45 AM UTC-7, Joe Bernard wrote: >>> >>> Rich, the site says Homers have 135 spacing but you had a Superbe Pro >>> hub in there, which I assume is a road 130. Did you just squeeze it down? >> >> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.