Postby dented on Tue 31/Jan/06 5:37pm

well here is phase 1 of the operation. this is quite an old bike. I bought it new in 1995, its a chromoly frame that was initially full rigid. I added the forks in 1998, although they have to be the worst part on the bike presently, I think they were the worst forks RST ever made. it used to have cantilever brakes but thanks to motobouy and PBR i have just put the avid V-brakes on. I say its phase 1 because it still has the 7-speed cassette on the back and the 3 chain-ring on the front, both of which cant be split because they are both so budget, alivio I think. Took it for a ride at redwoods on saturday, went much better than I thought it would (at least I did), A-trail, tickler, BRN2 etc all fine, no walking, I now see why singlespeeding is addictive, I like it a lot :exclaim:
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Postby dented on Tue 31/Jan/06 5:38pm

and this one
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Postby james on Tue 31/Jan/06 5:54pm

cool what ratio you running?
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Postby SlackBoy on Tue 31/Jan/06 6:01pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:OK here are a couple of pix of the work commuter bike. Its a diamondback voyager frame, painted flat black (professionally...it looked really really good when done) and has held up pretty good since then. the theme was back in black, kinda... its comfortable, quick, and (I think) cool.... Ive been riding it for a couple of years in this format. The blingest bit on it is the FSA Carbon Pro crankset. the big ring is integral with the spider... very cool bit of kit.

I have a thing for the lines of "Schwinn style" cantilever cruisers... theres a pic of a Taboo Tiki on here somewhere.

I am presently working on something that should make this look like yer mums manky old Raleigh 20 that she goes down the shops on.... all I have to do is spend a bunch of money.

......stay tuned, as they say on Monster Garage.


OH sweet jebus, a voyager

ahhhhhhhhh......the memories. I loved mine greatly. Till I cracked it (not really designed for triple clamps, but then I knew that). that bike ripped
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Postby dented on Tue 31/Jan/06 6:06pm

james_giant wrote:cool what ratio you running?


its 34:18, I thought I would try that to start, but I really think i could do a 2:1 ratio ok, and I've got a 16 and a 18 tooth sprockets coming this weekend. so now I want to get a 32t single chain ring. just got to find one...
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Postby keeweenz on Tue 31/Jan/06 6:09pm

dented wrote:
james_giant wrote:cool what ratio you running?


its 34:18, I thought I would try that to start, but I really think i could do a 2:1 ratio ok, and I've got a 16 and a 18 tooth sprockets coming this weekend. so now I want to get a 32t single chain ring. just got to find one...


I can do a deal on a near new one if I still have it, fellow SSer only!

Let me see what I can find :)
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Postby dented on Tue 31/Jan/06 6:12pm

keeweenz wrote:
dented wrote:
james_giant wrote:cool what ratio you running?


its 34:18, I thought I would try that to start, but I really think i could do a 2:1 ratio ok, and I've got a 16 and a 18 tooth sprockets coming this weekend. so now I want to get a 32t single chain ring. just got to find one...


I can do a deal on a near new one if I still have it, fellow SSer only!

Let me see what I can find :)


sounds great, my BB is square taper. mind you it would be nice to have a complete splined set-up, but I have no idea if that stuff is compatible with my old frame

I also would like to replace the forks, again though its old technology
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Postby keeweenz on Tue 31/Jan/06 9:29pm

I got a nice 32t you can have, im not using it.

Its 4 bolt :) Im in auckland so you can pick up or what ever, give me a offer If your keen.
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Postby dented on Tue 31/Jan/06 9:43pm

yup, PMed you
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Postby wibbleman on Sat 4/Feb/06 6:57pm

Well heres mine. still need to do something with the chain tension i think. cept its out by 1/2 a link so it might have to stay that way. Running 32:16.

Just have to fix the brakes, and then its all go. (the rears are clinging to the rotors like a monkey on a waterwheel, time to return em i think).
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Postby benw on Sun 5/Feb/06 7:27am

Nice - what's the cog size at the front, it looks small or are the cranks just on the long side?
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Postby wibbleman on Sun 5/Feb/06 4:41pm

benw wrote:Nice - what's the cog size at the front, it looks small or are the cranks just on the long side?


Thats a 32T, so yeah the cranks are pretty big..
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Postby johntus on Sun 5/Feb/06 5:05pm

wow, you got juicie 5's on that marin. if im not mistaken.
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Postby wibbleman on Sun 5/Feb/06 8:58pm

johntus wrote:wow, you got juicie 5's on that marin. if im not mistaken.


you are not mistaken.. it started off with hayes sole's and well they are garbage so a upgrade to 5's it was. and then it got converted to SS.
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My New Paint Job

Postby Ride-tIll-sunSet on Mon 6/Feb/06 6:23pm

Well after much pondering i decided to paint my single speed so here's a geeze people :cool:
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Phat Single Speed
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