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29'er SS for the fat ****

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DirtMcGirk, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    In taking someone's advice I have been sprinkling in more just long, flat, not challenging rides as a compliment to trying to get skinny on challenging single track here in Phoenix.

    Problem is, I live in the hood. The ride I do is along the Phoenix canal, which is handy as I can just roll out the door from my house and pedal. As I ride I go through some places that I don't want to take my Yeti into, as getting shot/stabbed and robbed just isn't rad.

    So I want a 29" single speed that I can just go out and crank away on. I am 240#, and like to crank along.

    Was hoping to find a Yeti Big Top on the used for cheap, but that doesn't seem to be happening.

    Any advice?
     

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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Surly 1x1 ?

    4130 cromoly, zero bling to fly under the vato's radar, tough like your sister.
     
  3. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    How's about a Redline Monocog? I seem to recall them making a 29" model. It's cheap, it's black, and steel is real.
     
  4. Flyin_W

    Flyin_W Chimp

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    With a fully loaded pack, I'm near #230, and have been both enjoying & beating the snot out of this...



    2010 Kona Unit. While the FS geared bike collects dust.
     
  5. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    why not buy a normal SS?
     
  6. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I know whatcha mean about rolling through the hood. Our greenway not only runs along the sewer and smells like swamp ass in the summer, but it goes right by the projects. I know of three assaults by multiple attackers in less than a year. I personally saw two of the victims, who were beaten bloody, afterwards and helped get the local po-po on site.
     
  7. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Last time I looked they came in right around a grand, complete.
     
  8. Flyin_W

    Flyin_W Chimp

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    Always thought the Unit was a normal SS. No?
    Completely stock is about $1k w/ Paragon sliders.
    For x-ing the hood a rattlle-can paint job may help.
     
  9. Ride Monzie

    Ride Monzie Monkey

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    Step one: Go to local bike co-op/collective.
    Step two: earn/purchase/barter a crappy MTB bike in your size.
    Step three: make that bitch a SS.
    Step four: ride it and probably get robbed. Or not.
    Step five: Don't look robbable. It might help in the not getting robbed department.
     
  10. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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  11. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Charge Cooker SS?
    http://chargebikes.com/products/cooker-ss/

    Or buy some 3M vinyl, cover the whole frame and give it a ghetto matte black paint job with runs over the vinyl that way you have a nice new bike underneath.
     
  12. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Well F me in the A. Last time I was in a bike shop they could be had for $450 Or so. Shows you how long ago that was...
     
  13. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Make sure to budget for a new wheelset since most stock big wheels aren't that strong.