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Single Speed Roll Call !!!

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Arsbars, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    What's the bottom bracket height on that thing? Looks high.
     

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  2. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    I measured it at 13".

    Since these pics were taken I've swapped out the 780mm bars for a pair of 720's with a bit more rise and traded the ENO's to a friend for his SLX crankset.

    I'm running 32x20 and everything is starting to feel dialed in.
     
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    The sticker on the top tube is long gone.
     
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    Trick or Treat.



     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Werd. Hanging on the my Phil Wood hubs.
     
  7. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Soul Cycles Dillinger. Here it is with it's road bike twin.

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  8. DaveW

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    Converted my bike to a singlespeed last year.
    Cove Hummer with Talas forks
    Hope M4 front brakes Hope mono mini rear on Hope hubs, Dt double butted laced to Mavic 32h rims.
    Running a 16/32 with XT cranks and Crank Bros pedals.

    the wheel set is a lil over built for me so it's a bit heavy, but I wanted trail survivable wheels.... Walking home sucks ya know! ;)

    All up weight is 22.5


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  9. Flyin_W

    Flyin_W Chimp

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    Now living outside DC, and find a rigid SS to be perfect for the nearby singletrack.


    '10 Kona Unit, ODIS fork, e.13, Flow's on Hope's.
    :confused: [not snow, a nearby golf club faux pas.]
     
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  10. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Because no one cares but everyone wants to know, the spec's:

    Frame/Fork: Kona Explosif/Salsa Cromoto
    Hubs and Headset: CK
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven
    Stem: Easton Mg60
    Bars: Easton Monkey Lite XC
    Cranks: XTR
    Seatpost: Moots Ti
    Seat: WTB something
    Cog/Chainring: CK/Black Spire
    Bottom Bracket: ****ted out Deore
    Grips: ODI something
    Tires: Conti Race Kings
    Rims: Mavic XC 717

    Where the **** are all the SS'ers in this place?
     
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  11. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Good to see you here, Flyin'.
     
  12. Flyin_W

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    Where the **** are all the SS'ers in this place?

    Yeah monz, seems we've landed on a DH's & DJ's island paradise.
    Anyone else out there enjoy grinding & mashing while your friends spinny, spin, spin?
    Oh & pix = this
     
  13. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Oh well, I'm sure we can breathe life into the SS forum here, some of those DJ and occasionally DH dudes ride SS too.
     
  14. marpilli

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    This XC'er rides one, also. :wave:

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    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Marp, is this a recent development? I don't recall ever seeing you over at the other spot. Sweet ride, all matchy matchy.
     
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    Thanks. I built it up in May 2012 and it has gone through a couple of versions. I sent you the link to the build up in a PM (other site). :)
     
  17. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Damn you for posting that in the GT Forum! Just read through it. Sexy. I remember you posting the instructions for that head badge. So has it been your main ride since or do you ride the Agressor more?
     
  18. marpilli

    marpilli Chimp

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    I've been giving it only 1/3 of my love. :) I'm still riding the geared bike most of the time. But, the SS has taught me a lot and I'm now faster/more accurate on my geared bike. Mostly balance and the ability to mash the pedals without spinning out the wheel.
     
  19. Burnt-Orange

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    here is mine
    Its my go to bike on my local trails when I need to clear my mind.
    It proublably gets about a quarter of my riding.
    When I feel I am going soft it is refreshing to bust out the single speed and HTFU
    Just built up a new set of single speed specific hoops for it.
    Im in it for the long haul. :thumb:
     

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    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Is that "teh carbonz"?

    Marp, I think that is one of the biggest benefits of SS, the ability to feel when traction is being lost and to adjust pressure/weight distribution near instantly and accordingly to regain traction and finish the climb.
     
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  21. marpilli

    marpilli Chimp

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    Is there a term for that? I've tried to describe it to my geared buddies; but, it's hard to explain. On my geared bike, I don't shift as much as I previously did. In the past I'd shift to a lower gear on any climb or incline. Now I usually leave it in gear, stand, and work my way up. It's been a huge benefit on technical climbs where I needed to be out of the saddle in order to move my bike around and over the obstacles.
     
  22. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    I don't think there's a term for it, at least I haven't come across one. Let's make one up. SS traction differential. How's that sound?
     
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    Hmmm... I've seen it usually referred to as "stand and mash" the pedals. But, it's much more then that. When i re-discovered riding and I would stand and mash my geared bike on a climb, I'd lose traction every time. I taught myself to switch to a low gear and sit and spin up the inclines. Worked pretty well for the geared.

    That option wasn't available on the SS. ;) I had to learn how to lean the bike from side to side (row boat it with the long bar) and apply pressure at the right time on the pedal to maintain traction and keep moving up the hill without spinning out.

    I can now do it on my geared bike (in a really low gear) and climb stuff I couldn't using the sit-and-spin method.

    Some term that incorporates the idea of stand-and-mash with using your bars for leverage while paying attention to the amount of force on the pedals to maintain traction. I'll have to mull that one over for a couple of days...
     
  24. Flyin_W

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    Having SSTD sounds risky, yet I know exactly that feeling you mention.
    Rigid SS has made me more aware of that fine line between a 2 wheel drift, and a total wash out.
    Also notice, when riding gears that I shift far less often, still grind, but rarely mash.
    Standing on a F/S, even w/ lockouts is no party.
     
  25. Burnt-Orange

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    I was lucky to find a terralogic fork used for my single speed
    I run it full lock out
    it usually only opens up in the roots
    I wish fox would still make them
    one thing I leared with my single speed is to lay off the brakes
    keeping the momentom is everthing
     
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    Sissy.
     
  27. Flyin_W

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    On roots, do you unlock it, or is it on auto pilot?
    Didn't know one could be run on full lock out w/o doing damage.
    Had only Reba's (on F/S), and thought RS warns against ^ this,
    so unless climbing it's open.
     
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    it has a 2 once valve that only opens when a force contacts the wheel
    and yes monzie I am a sissy for selling my niner fully ridgid fork
    I gave up on being cool in middle school when my friend put me head first into a laundry basket and pushed me down the hall
    at that moment I realized I would never be a tough guy
    I knew I was hopless when even I thought it was funny when the gym teacher pulled me out by my ankles
    you can't change your stripes so you might as well laught your ars off
     
  29. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    True. Luckily my noggin was thick and I just kinda didn't talk right for a day or two. Plus, the helmet makes me feel invincible.
     
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    Like the idea of the Terralogic, not the laundry basket, and yes laughter is the best cure.
     
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    You can wear a helmet?
    How?


    This I got to see
     
  32. Flyin_W

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    Hey Monz,
    If going tubeless, and wanting to stay with Conti's, I got a trick to help 'em seal w/o weeping*.
    Before mounting go buy one of these...

    coat both beads & inner sidewalls, and let dry. Set up using tubes to set the bead, then follow the Stan's video.
    Have done it now to RK's, Ra-Ra's, Saguaro's, and a Gato with great results. First time I mounted a Ra-Ra tubeless it oozed Stan's for a week.
    The non-protection Conti's are much cheaper, and I believe now made in India. For the $$, the Geax tires, used on the rear only, have also been winners. Being 210#, I prefer the big grippy ones.
    *(Use Flows, and run reg. or TL Ready tires tubeless, not the UST types.)
     
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    Props to you guys going rigid, I had the Terralogic and a SID RT3 on the SS last year. They were OK, switched out to the Manitou Tower Pro and the bike rides perfect. Love the absolute + on it. With the flip of the dial can set it for different blow of points for different trails. Will try to post a pic later of it.
     
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    My SS - 20.1lbs of fast.

     
  35. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    18 months later the only parts that made the cut are - Frame, Fork, HS, seat. Still geared 32x20 cause I take it easy!



    Frame: Simple Bicycle Co.
    Fork: FOX 140mm Float
    HS: FSA
    Seat: Pure V
    Post: Thomson layback
    clamp: OEM Santa Cruz
    Wheels: Flows laced to Brown CK
    BB: Green CK
    Cranks: 175mm SLX
    Chainring: 32t HBC
    Brakes: SLX
    Bars: Answer protaper AM carbon
    Stem: Chromag 50mm
    Pedals: Answer Rove
    Grips: ODI TLD
     
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    Well they both hold a special place in my heart :) but I really love the singlespeed, so light, so easy, so fast, so fun!
     
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    Better late to the party than never, I suppose...
    Singular Hummingbird up in the hills last Sunday. My favourite bike, without a shadow of a doubt.
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  38. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Dont know if I shared this with you fuggers...On One Inbred (Cletus) w/ Durin R80, 16/32 gearing...with the the most considerate tree in San Antonio.

    Have since swapped bars out for some Haven carbons, and a 90mm Deus stem...and a better seat. Hated that thing, irritated me bum like my ex.
     
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    There's a new SS in the stable. Same brown CK hubs, this time with a 142x12 axle. Otherwise a new bike, an XL 650b Transam. Fork is an Xfusion Sweep @ 140mm. The hubs are laced to 471's. Not enough time on the cranks and pedals to give a review. So far so good, it seems like a fun bike.

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