I know a few people have asked about doing single speed on a Spearfish, the thought intrigued me. A little history, I normally ride a Canfield N9 SS with a Fox 100mm fork, I love that bike. It's been my only bike for almost a year now. I ride 2-3 times a week 10-20 miles per ride depending on work/family/etc.
I race a couple of times a year, a 24 hr race and a few others here in AZ. We recently did a 35 plus mile ride with about 2500 ft of elevation and I gotta say it kicked my arse! I haven't been on a full squish bike for a while, I'm not getting any younger so I started to look at a few FS options.
I landed a great deal on a 2012 Green Machine and was going to take my time building it up. Well to make a long story short, I was cleaning my N9 the other day and discovered 2 cracks on the headtube, NOOOOOOOO! I recently signed up for a 4 man SS team at 24 hours at the old pueblo in a couple of weeks, Canfield is out of medium frames until April or so. I have an old Vassago Jabber I could transfer all the components to but I just got this cool Spearfish frame, what the heck! It set up really nice and easy, I used a Surley chain tensioner; it looks like it may work. It's been raining cats & dogs so I haven't been on a ride yet (hopefully tomorrow), but just riding up and down the street it feels pretty good! I will post up a ride report and some better pics as soon as I can. I will say, however this turns out I will still probaby go back to gears and leave the SS for the N9.
Sorry for the long winded post, I know there are other folks out there interested in this subject
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