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    My first SS----loving it!!!!!

    I didn't get into biking until this year when I moved to college, where it is almost a necessity to have a bike. I bought a Target special dual suspension POS and then decided I needed a real bike. Bought this old Giant 760 ATX from a guy, and brought it back to life (a few gears shorter too).







    It has a nice set of old Shimano STX RC components, and a rock shox fork.

    And yes, that is a second gear you see behind the 32T cog. The bolts are too long to take it off for now. I am solving that problem in a few days with a BBG bashguard
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    Sweet ride, you've done a great job. Two things, forget the bash guard just get short SS bolts and also get rid of the brown disc on the back wheel... otherwise seriously nice job. Enjoy the SS experience.

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    kudos mane. it looks good
    read KNOBBY MEATS or be sadly ignorant of the mediocrity that is allowed to exist in the interwebs

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    Oh hell yes! I opened this thread hoping to see pix... thanks for not disappointing.

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    One prob with that STX RC cranks is that you cannot ditch the middle and big ring and replace it because it is bolted into the granny holes, crappy design. I was to convert my old STX too only to find out that it is not 94mm BCD.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    NICE!!! Glad you like it!

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    My STX RC crank is a 94mm BCD...just ordered a bash guard in that size

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravencrow
    My STX RC crank is a 94mm BCD...just ordered a bash guard in that size
    yes, the outer chainring is 94mm but it is impossible to change the middle ring. nice conversion btw
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    did you manage to put the bashguard on?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    any updates on your bike, raven?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Oi! Yeah there are a few actually. I DID manage to put the bashguard on (pretty easily, although the design of the crank made getting to the bolts a pain in the arse). Fits perfectly. I also took of the spoke protector on the back, and the reflectors as the bike won't see the road. Still looking for a good rigid front fork though.

    Anyone know of a good way to keep the brake cable on the top tube from clinging against the frame everytime I hit a bump?

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    You can put teeny weeny rubber o-rings on the cable. Lotsa bikes used to come stock with those things on there.

    Or maybe wrap a pipe cleaner around it.

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    Good ideas. I may end up going the pipe cleaner route just because I cannot remove the cable to thread the o-rings on it.

    Here's my next question: What is a good, cheap single speed wheel set that is rim brake compatible?

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    here. an araya

    oops, should have read the word CHEAP.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravencrow
    ...

    Here's my next question: What is a good, cheap single speed wheel set that is rim brake compatible?
    Here you go

    They're not singlespeed specific (you won't find any SS-specific cheap wheels) but you can throw a $4 BMX cog on with a few spacers and you're there.

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    singlespeed is a disease.

    you start to think why ALL bikes aren't singlespeed.

    you think about chain lines and half links and how to make a "clean" drivetrain.

    to me the converted SS bikes are re the homebrews of the bike world.

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    Here's the next question: should I get the frame powdercoated white and then go with a white/black theme?

    Or would the money be worth dumping into this used frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravencrow
    Here's the next question: should I get the frame powdercoated white and then go with a white/black theme?

    Or would the money be worth dumping into this used frame?
    Sorry, no to both questions. You've got her about as good as she's going to get. Spending more money on this bike will only generate anxiety. Now relax and enjoy the ride.

    Don't forget to post photos of your custom frame SS in a couple years. That's the road you're on, and it is worthy. Meanwhile don't rush... the road can be long or short, but one must not rush lest they lose the lessons to be gained along the way.

    Next move: start saving while you enjoy what you've got.

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    And you were doing so good...up until the Pie Plate!
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    *wipes pie off of face*

    Well! Anyway...I wrapped the brake cable with 2 pipecleaners and I must say, it really helped. Sparticus, you are a god!
    Ne quid nimis.
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    how do you modify it into one gear??

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMGOD
    how do you modify it into one gear??
    You're not really God. God would know the answer.

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    Erm. I prayed to John the Biker and he came down and removed the spare cogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravencrow
    Erm. I prayed to John the Biker and he came down and removed the spare cogs


    several great resources in the upper right corner of the SS forum..........these will keep ya readin for hours...much good info!

    http://www.mtbr.com/ssfaqcrx.aspx

    http://www.mtbr.com/singlespeedcrx.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    ...custom frame SS... That's the road you're on, and it is worthy. Meanwhile don't rush... the road can be long or short, but one must not rush lest they lose the lessons to be gained along the way.

    Happy trails,
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