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    Got my first SS Today!!!!!!!!

    So, ended up finding a sweet deal on a used single speed today for me, and we ordered Jennifer (wife) her new bike as well.

    Jennifer is getting a Kona Cinder Cone that we got for a great deal. Her components on the bike are awesome and it is light. Light AND has gears!!!! hehe Here's the bike...
    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=cindercone

    I ended up getting the same frame as my brother in law for my SS. Origin8 Scout 29er. Mine has a carbon fiber front fork (awesomeness), and other decent components, and will soon have carbon fiber handlebars added to this...

    Frame- Origin8 Scout 29er
    Fork- Origin8 Black Ops Carbon Fiber rigid
    Chain- KMC 8F-2
    Front cog- Surly 104-32t (32 teeth)
    Rear cassette- Surly 17 tooth (Basically running a 1.88:1 gear ratio)
    Brake levers- Avid
    Brakes- Hayes Mechanic disc brakes
    Hubs- Shimano Neave HB-C501
    Handle bars- Race Face Deus XC
    Pedals- Wellgo WPD823 (Which means I can use my same shoes on both bikes)
    Headset- Cane Creek Carbon Fiber
    Crank/arms- Shimano Octalink 175mm.

    All in all the gal weighs in just a hair under 26 pounds. Not bad for a bike with 29" tires!!! I am thinking with CF handlebars and a lighter seat I could get it to about 24.5 pounds or so for under $100... but that will have to wait since I have exhausted my bike fund on this and Jennifer's bike.

    Anywho, taking her out in about 2 hours for her maiden voyage.



    Carbon fiber deliciousness






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    Have a good ride! Our trails are nothing but mush due to rain the past day/night! Love the fork! Hell, I love all Carbon!

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    El Deluxico!

    Welcome to Club SS.

    --Sparty
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    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

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    Got back a while ago from the maiden voyage. Absolutely awesome.

    I had no idea how much time and energy I spend thinking about gear changes until gears were eliminated. I still love my Trek, but this was seriously an awesomely simple ride.

    I am hooked.

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    I think what is funny is I had three major changes from my other bike to this one.

    1. From 27 speeds (really prob. 12) to just 1.
    2. Full squishy to full rigid
    3. 26" tires to 29" tires


    The one I noticed by FAR the most.... the tires. Strange but the extra 3" is unbelievable.

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    Strange but the extra 3" is unbelievable.

    thats what she said

    sorry, had to

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    HA! Too bad that extra 3" can't be bought for a couple hundred bucks!

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    it CAN be bought, just costs more'n a couple hunskis...

    (jokes concerning gazzi's 3" wide, deleted.)
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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