Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Mel on Mon 2/Mar/09 8:33pm

musket wrote:i'm moist

Very nice!
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby sifter on Mon 2/Mar/09 8:36pm

I'm wondering if this thread should be renamed...

to "The Seat Post Thread - Show Us How Long It Is"
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Mattus on Mon 2/Mar/09 8:45pm

sifter wrote:I'm wondering if this thread should be renamed...

to "The Seat Post Thread - Show Us How Long It Is"

:D
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby tripler on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:11pm

disoriented wrote:Nice frame musket, matches the track bike :thumbsup:

My SS built up, rides very nicely.
what gearing is that,must be good on the hills 15/32?
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby tripler on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:14pm

sifter wrote:I'm wondering if this thread should be renamed...

to "The Seat Post Thread - Show Us How Long It Is"
when I saw disorienteds bike I was thinking Im not alone :p
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:15pm

sifter wrote:I'm wondering if this thread should be renamed...

to "The Seat Post Thread - Show Us How Long It Is"


FTW :blush:
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby bigJIMMY on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:18pm

arh my trailstar now has gears! i can't post my post!
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby disoriented on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:19pm

tripler wrote:
disoriented wrote:Nice frame musket, matches the track bike :thumbsup:

My SS built up, rides very nicely.
what gearing is that,must be good on the hills 15/32?


33/17, about right for me on Wellingtons hills.

I really need to cut the steerer but will trim it at the same time as I do my other bike
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:21pm

bigJIMMY wrote:arh my trailstar now has gears! i can't post my post!


Mine's been cut, shut and shaved, so she'll never have gears again
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby tripler on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:21pm

Sorry but I had to do it :poverall 440mm
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby tripler on Mon 2/Mar/09 9:23pm

classed as a dangerous weapon?
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby ShortStuff on Mon 9/Mar/09 5:31pm

My DJ skate park bike
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby tekme on Sat 14/Mar/09 12:21pm

Finished building the marin'ator to a state it can be used to ride at woodhill to get some training in before the single speed nationals. Just fitted an A-Class T2 wheelset with 2.0" Maxxis larsen TT's, DMR STS conversion kit, Exustar pedals, and a SRAM single speed chain. Its a single speed, its light, but its harsh and not very efficient to pedal. (the bottom bracket is stuffed, the chainring is badly worn and cracked around the shift ramps, and the SRAM SS chain is just too wide for the DMR STS pulley.

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Wants a new Fork BADLY!!!, and a new chainring (to replace the unsupported 5x70mm pcd) and a new bottom bracket (that actually likes turning) and a new headset.
And I thought it was a good idea to build up an $85 special ... should have just splashed out on a 29'er.

Moral of the story, start with a better bike.
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby IamTOAD on Sat 14/Mar/09 8:57pm

Is it really that hard to run vertical drop outs without a tentioner?
My mate broke his deralluer hanger and just took a few links out of the chain and i was sweet as
And its been done around the place quite a bit too
Can it be done to all bikes?

If so why bother
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby tripler on Sat 14/Mar/09 9:54pm

It can be done as long as the ratio of freewheel and chain ring teeth plus the the lenght between the vert dropout and crank,I built a ss and had 17/40 and chain was too slack,removed link and chain too tight,solution was to replace 17t with a 16t and worked,chain tension just right,But at the cost of a slightly higher gearing,been playing around for couple of years now and found that 9/10 times I come out with a workable combination through trial and error and a load of spare cogs/chainrings to play with. :p :alien: :p
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