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    New Toy

    I feel like I got a good deal on this one. Redline Monocog. Bought it at Mojo Wheels. 4130 chromolly steel horizontal dropout frame and rigid fork. Disk ready, hubs too! I already swapped tires, pedals, chain, grips and brakes and threw a bash on it, but the bike wasn't set up too bad out of the box for the price. Swapped the 16T freewheel for a 20T, so 32:20 it is, and a lot of fun to ride. Weighs about 26.5lbs the way it sits. Not bad for a complete steel $360 rigid hardtail, even after a few minor improvements.

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    i bought the exact bike, but with a judy up front, for $175 on ebay a few mounths ago. it wasn't all shinny a new though. good bike for the price. enjoy

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    Cool...little lighter than a chase SS I bet....thinking about suspension on the front at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Cool...little lighter than a chase SS I bet....thinking about suspension on the front at all?
    What, and ruin that nice 75 degree head angle Looks like the HA is steeper than the SA. Probably just the angle of the pic though. Should be very snappy. I started mtn biking on something like that (21 speed though) and I'm constantly wondering now, as my HAs get slacker and slacker, how I ever survived some of the stuff I rode. Guess I musta had some skillz way back when. And less fear Wish I still had that rigid fork for my hardtail

    Anyway, very nice! And steel too. How bigga tire will it run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Cool...little lighter than a chase SS I bet....thinking about suspension on the front at all?
    Nope! After riding around North Table last weekend and then Green Mountain on it late yesterday afternoon, having too much fun on the fully rigid to change it now. I have other bikes if I want that.

    The Chase got a rear deraillure and cassette again a couple weeks ago. I've got parts to go back (or back and forth) to SS it again though if I want. I got tired of the lack of parts available to get the right gear ratio on it without a chain tensioner. But I've got 1/2 links now if I want to go back and play with that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluchs
    What, and ruin that nice 75 degree head angle Looks like the HA is steeper than the SA. Probably just the angle of the pic though. Should be very snappy.
    It is. http://www.redlinebicycles.com/modul...m#conquest-pro

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    Anyway, very nice! And steel too. How bigga tire will it run?
    Came with 1.95 Kendas on it, right now I have a 2.25 on front and a 2.1 on back, but I can see it will clear 2.3s no problem, maybe bigger, but keep in mind the rims are 18mm wide and anything bigger than what I have on them now will be more like deflection baloons than tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Nope! After riding around North Table last weekend and then Green Mountain on it late yesterday afternoon, having too much fun on the fully rigid to change it now. I have other bikes if I want that.
    Tell me how you feel about that after you ride Dakota.
    The more out of shape you are, the steeper the hill looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Tell me how you feel about that after you ride Dakota.
    I considered taking it up there! I have other bikes better suited for that though.

    Lair O' The Bear will be a good one for this SS.

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