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    My Double boinger one gear

    Hey Guys and gals,

    Just thought I'd post a pic of my Control Tech URT.
    Marz. Superfly fork
    Race Face Real Seal Headset
    Xt-221 front, Spot-Sun 0 Deg XC rear wheels
    Sugino Cranks, 32 ring, XT bb
    Shimano 17 tooth freewheel, Surly Singulator
    Control Tech Bar, Stem, Post, Linear Pull brakes
    Sram 7.0 levers
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    Good job! Very Cool

    That's a good looking SS.
    Have you ridden it yet ?
    If it works out, an ENO hub would be a nice finishing touch.
    Happy trails...
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    Thanks!!!

    I've riden the bike as a geary, but I haven't really ridden it yet-just took a city spin on it. It's fun. It's funny-almost Shimano-less except for the front hub, bb and freewheel.
    I have a White Ind Speed Racer hub (or Tracer) that I could use as a front-the Eno would be a great match.

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    That thing looks cool

    Nice bike. Looks like fun.

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    Never seen a true FS as a SS since my pal from a few years ago at the old ProFlex forums. I had just converted my ProFlex 856 to 1x8 and he sent me a pic of his 856 that he converted to single. It was pretty cool. Albeit, it is not a URT frame, so his chainline was not as clean...he used a rear derailleur as a tensioner. Note...this frame has real close to 80mm rear travel so the derailleur would have been moving almost non stop. I sometimes wish I wouldn't have sold it.

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    Damn I love that puckered up cow!

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    Well !!!>>> How does it ride?

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    My dubble boinger acts like a SS. The shifters have crapped out, and I don't shift anyway.

    Pretty simple. Pick a gear at the trailhead and ride it. No conversion parts necessary. But then that cluster and and rings make it look funny--to us SS'ers anyway.
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    Nice conversion bike! Would the chain be JUST too short when taking out 2 links?
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    Cool! Haven't seen one of those in a long time. The URT & large dropout plate make that bike amenable to filing the dropout & finding a near-perfect chainring-cog ratio that gets rid of the tensioner, or going with the ENO! (or <a href="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=2005&highlight=eccentric">home made eccentric...</a> )

    Here is my version:
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/234259bowti_SS.jpg">
    I used a Pauls hub without the brass washer, which allows ~2mm of chain tension adjustment, enough to find a near-perfect ratio that fit.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Good job! tensionerless gearing almost works.

    The gearing is like you said, near perfect if I were to remove 2 links. I'm running 32x17. I figure if I go to a 16 tooth in the back, it'll be just right. Or maybe some dropout fileing might do the trick. hmm. It rides great. The sweet spot design is fun and turned out to be a pretty light build. I might try to source a Lawwill Leader fork and have it even more of a Control Tech bike.

    Cliff

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsdoable
    Cool! Haven't seen one of those in a long time. The URT & large dropout plate make that bike amenable to filing the dropout & finding a near-perfect chainring-cog ratio that gets rid of the tensioner, or going with the ENO! (or <a href="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=2005&highlight=eccentric">home made eccentric...</a> )

    Here is my version:
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/234259bowti_SS.jpg">
    I used a Pauls hub without the brass washer, which allows ~2mm of chain tension adjustment, enough to find a near-perfect ratio that fit.

    Cheers,

    Tom
    Does that thing have any pivots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    Does that thing have any pivots?
    Its a John Castilano designed / Ibis made Pivotless frame, although there are 3 sets of bushings on the shock. The extra-long seat stays and the flat down-tube like thing flexes to provide 5" travel (3.5" practical) with an effective pivot location similar to a sweet-spot bike.

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