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    Bling: Post your best looking Cog or Chainring

    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to the SS board here, I'm building up an '06/'07 Chameleon up as a singlespeed. Normally having bling without function is not my deal, but with the SS's there's little other places where you can show off your passion.

    Oh, be sure to include what it is, some of them aren't obvious.

    Here's some ones that I've found.
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    Boone [i]anyone try to polish one of these?[i]


    Single Star


    P.S. I'm still experimenting with what ratio works best for me, so I havn't bought the bling yet. Thanks for helping.

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    where can i get a single star? i see the web address, but can't seem to figure out the last part - singlestar(dot)??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSdaveo
    where can i get a single star?
    HERE
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    Granny Cog Adapter

    Allows a feller to run a 20 - 22t granny ring as a rear cog. Titanium, even. I have another GCA that works with 24 - 28t granny rings.
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    Here's mine... Boone front and rear... FINALLY got everything set up right... love em!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSdaveo
    where can i get a single star? i see the web address, but can't seem to figure out the last part - singlestar(dot)??
    it's singlestar.de

    Apparently its a German website. Only 139 euros for ti, at todays rate that converts to a mere $173 (and I thought boone's were expensive). Looks like aluminum currently only comes in a 21 tooth, for 49 euro.

    edit: bah I didn't see asphaultdude's much more succinct reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Allows a feller to run a 20 - 22t granny ring as a rear cog. Titanium, even. I have another GCA that works with 24 - 28t granny rings.
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    Did you make those, Sparty?

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    I got them from Spicer Cycles a few years ago. I don't know if Gene Spicer offers them anymore.

    This was before there were many wide-base singlespeed cogs on the market. Far more choices in cogs these days.

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    sorry posted a comment before reading the full thread, thats a cool adapter Sparty
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    This is what I'm using...


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    need to get a better pic of it on the bike

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    Here's the Chainring/bashguard I'm now using - just installed lastnight


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    That is sweet!!!

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    Boone and Boone.


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    Boone and oh yeah Boone

    I wouldn't have it any other way. I just sold off my cog collection on ebay because these are coolest and I'll probably never wear them out.

    Despite the optical illusion of this picture, my ring is actually quite a bit bigger than the cog :-)
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    Long lost pic......

    I'll email Gene about it but I seriously doubt that his source for the GCA would be still available, and it would be too costly. I do have the original one (round) and the 5-point one still. It could be made again but would be heavy if made in something other than Ti and the other manufactures are making cogs now to fill the niche of large rear cogs.
    Thanks for posting the GCA Sparty, brings back memories of all the work that went into it.
    BTW, how are you doing?

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    Hey Rob,

    Doin' fine, thanks. You still in the sandbox?

    Yeah, I remember when the sources for SS cogs were few and the sport was a niche... we needed something and Gene came through. There's really no need for the GCA anymore but I like it (even though it's heavy [even thought it's ti!]); probably mostly sentimentality. Anyway, lots of choices for SS cogs these days so I guess we've got some collector's items...

    Take care.

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    Back home

    Hey Sparty,
    Back home now, got back last October and just returned from a trip there and back (only one day in Iraq). Everyone here is fine, just sold our house (moved into an apartment) and we will be moving to Hawaii in August. I start my school in April and that will be 4 months long, I'll be flying on Gulfstream 5's.
    I wish I could be riding more, but between moving, trips, work and being sick (long story, it happened in Iraq) riding has been sparse. Rode some on the road bike but that's it.
    About Spring BC, I could go if (big if) someone would be willing to lend a bike (21", geared) riding gear and some camping stuff, as 99% of my stuff is in storage right now. Also, if I could get picked up at the airport and dropped off (checking into rental cars right now). I'll see what I can do to find my stuff (and see how my budget looks like).
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    Wow

    Dude, you're asking a lot... I'd offer to help personally but I don't live in Eugene and I may already be traveling with a camping companion... (depending on how the next few weeks of a new relationship go... if you know what I mean).

    Anyway, I've got a lot of mountain biking friends within the Disciples of Dirt so I'll happily put feelers out for you if you're serious. PM me to pursue this if it comes together for you.

    P.S. Spring BC is in a different locale than when you were here before... not too far away from the old place (about 20 miles) but this would afford you a look at a few different trails than last time. The relatively small difference (~20 miles) means much less likelihood of snow in camp. --Davey
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    I know....

    I know I 'm not in the best position to go, and I don't want to bother anyone. One day soon I will return triumphantly to Barbie Camp and claim my rightful throne....errr maybe just a spot by the fire.

    Rob
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    Mattman, Nice look'n setup, I always like the bikes that have been Double Booned. What model of chain is that ?

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