Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Mickyfinn on Sat 12/Nov/11 9:25pm

Im bord with my single speed i can't pedal fast enough
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Datsane on Tue 15/Nov/11 10:18pm

Mickyfinn wrote:Im bord with my single speed i can't pedal fast enough

Get a bigger gear and harden up :)
Its what SS is all about.
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby neels on Tue 15/Nov/11 10:59pm

I has builded my singlespeed roadie :thumbsup:
Frame is a well used tange 900 Avanti Sprint, thought about painting it but decided to go with the weathered look.
Original exage action crankset with shimano MX15 flats until I sort some pedals, and shimano R550 wheelset. Doing this on the cheap so bars chopped down and existing brake levers relocated, 44-15 gearing and old leather velo saddle because that's what I had lying around the garage and job done.
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Malcy on Thu 15/Dec/11 3:06pm

My old and well loved Scott.

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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby jacks0n0 on Fri 16/Dec/11 9:49am

Newly powdercoated and with new(old) cranks. Now it just needs some more chainring bolts.

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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 16/Dec/11 10:12am

Not mine (belongs to Dave of Velo-Ideale), but i got to enjoy it on Sunday...
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Theoretically its a 2 speed, but you can only use one at a time, having to loosen nuts, manually shift chain, straighten wheel and re-tension chain, tighten nuts.
town = 35:16
hill = 30:21
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Datsane on Fri 16/Dec/11 9:07pm

What are they like to ride?
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 16/Dec/11 9:26pm

Datsane wrote:What are they like to ride?

FUN.
Pretty mad, but really very cool. Boingy. Insanely awesome traction, except strangely when standing in the pedal cranking up a steep loose section, back tread spins out a little. Sitting no worries, but singlespeed you gotta stand sometimes, right? Descending and flowy stuff, get your air pressure right and its a total blast. The best rigid bike i've ever ridden. I'll definitely own one sometime. It shined most on rough loose pineforest singletrack, boinging over rock piles and roots, while sticking to the ground like gum. Hit the road, pump up the tires to 20psi and they're firm as. Would be insane at 30. You would worry, i think, about racking up too many road miles on tires that cost that much, but they seem like they'd last pretty well.

Its a lot lighter than you'd expect it to be too, that was something all my riding buddies commented on too.
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Datsane on Mon 13/Feb/12 10:35pm

Why does Single speeding start as a cheap way to ride over winter, but then turns into an all year thing with constant upgrades.

Though I would ride my SS 100x more than my trail bike :(
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby stealth mode on Wed 15/Feb/12 9:31pm

Datsane wrote:Why does Single speeding start as a cheap way to ride over winter, but then turns into an all year thing with constant upgrades.

Though I would ride my SS 100x more than my trail bike :(
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby G on Tue 20/Mar/12 2:57pm

My shiney new (G) Spot hanging out with the bigs hills outside Wanaka
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Mr_Bob on Fri 29/Jun/12 9:04pm

The Gt avalanche has been reborn again
34:18 magic ratio with a half link
And lighter than I thought it would be built up!
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 29/Jun/12 10:50pm

As seen in Show us your roadbike.

Needless to say I spent way too long on it and no, its not really a Robin Hood frame.
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby Spokes on Fri 29/Jun/12 11:33pm

neels wrote:I has builded my singlespeed roadie :thumbsup:
Frame is a well used tange 900 Avanti Sprint, thought about painting it but decided to go with the weathered look.
Original exage action crankset with shimano MX15 flats until I sort some pedals, and shimano R550 wheelset. Doing this on the cheap so bars chopped down and existing brake levers relocated, 44-15 gearing and old leather velo saddle because that's what I had lying around the garage and job done.
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Brilliant. I used to build those at Avanti back in the day as a contract builder. Nice frames.

Mind you some of the Friday arvo ones would have been a bit average.....
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Re: The Single Speed Thread - Show Us Your Bike

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 19/Aug/12 2:00pm

Yay! Back to SS for the trailstar :love:
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