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    Wiseman SS

    I just received my Custom Wiseman frame and built it up last night. This frame currently has 26x3.8 in it, but can be ran as a 29er, 27.5 or a 29+ or a 27.5+ when then are actually available.

    This is a 73mm bottom bracket shell with a symmetrical 135mm rear end. The cranks clear with plenty to spare as does the chainring thanks to some fantastic fabrication. I have the wheel slammed forward and the chainstay is just over 17".
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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

    Built up my second singlespeed about a week ago. It's a Surly Karate Monkey Ops. I'm loving the feel of the steel bike. It's already covered in scratches and gouges from a few well placed "this is not a good line..*slam*" rock garden moments. Breaking it in quickly and absolutely loving this bike!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1 View Post
    I just received my Custom Wiseman frame and built it up last night. This frame currently has 26x3.8 in it, but can be ran as a 29er, 27.5 or a 29+ or a 27.5+ when then are actually available.

    This is a 73mm bottom bracket shell with a symmetrical 135mm rear end. The cranks clear with plenty to spare as does the chainring thanks to some fantastic fabrication. I have the wheel slammed forward and the chainstay is just over 17".
    Nice looking bike, where are you located? Wiseman is a local builder to me and had a booth at our annual race this year. Nice guy from the little I was able to speak with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrjktJho View Post
    Built up my second singlespeed about a week ago. It's a Surly Karate Monkey Ops. I'm loving the feel of the steel bike. It's already covered in scratches and gouges from a few well placed "this is not a good line..*slam*" rock garden moments. Breaking it in quickly and absolutely loving this bike!

    I really dig the look of the new KM's. I think I need to look into one. I have to say that the Maxxis tires looked like 29+ at first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    Nice looking bike, where are you located? Wiseman is a local builder to me and had a booth at our annual race this year. Nice guy from the little I was able to speak with him.
    Decorah Iowa. Dave met me in Galena, half way between us and delivered the frame.

    I can't say enough about his quality of work and communication. He is hands down the best custom builder I have delt with, and I have had a bunch of custom frames over the years.
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    That Wiseman frame rocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1 View Post
    Decorah Iowa. Dave met me in Galena, half way between us and delivered the frame.

    I can't say enough about his quality of work and communication. He is hands down the best custom builder I have delt with, and I have had a bunch of custom frames over the years.
    Cool. I have looked at his frames and might be hitting him up for a fat bike frame some day. I do like what he did with yours. Might have to think about borrowing that idea.
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    Re: The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1 View Post
    I just received my Custom Wiseman frame and built it up last night. This frame currently has 26x3.8 in it, but can be ran as a 29er, 27.5 or a 29+ or a 27.5+ when then are actually available.

    This is a 73mm bottom bracket shell with a symmetrical 135mm rear end. The cranks clear with plenty to spare as does the chainring thanks to some fantastic fabrication. I have the wheel slammed forward and the chainstay is just over 17".
    Kmc dlc chain?

    Wow. That paint is something! Nice bike.
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    Re: The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

    Waltworks finished this June. What a fun time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    Cool. I have looked at his frames and might be hitting him up for a fat bike frame some day. I do like what he did with yours. Might have to think about borrowing that idea.
    No problem.
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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

    My '11 Marlin SS. Bought it used so I could 'dip my toe' into the whole SS and after a half-doz rides I'm hooked. About 20 min after I took this pic I was getting my a$$ handed to me by mother nature. The storm made national news b/c it was AZ. It was an awesome morning.
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    Awesome bikes all! Just converted my '07. I hope I have a good time with it this weekend.

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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    I really dig the look of the new KM's. I think I need to look into one. I have to say that the Maxxis tires looked like 29+ at first.
    I have had multiple people comment on the tire size actually! Just last weekend at the trailhead I had a guy come across the parking lot to ask me about my tires. I said they were a 2.4 and he didn't believe me. I don't know if the Stan's flow rim width is making them look that much larger or what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    Waltworks finished this June. What a fun time.

    Curved top tube, non-suspension corrected fork, sliding dropouts, custom built by Walt. Very very nice!! You could probably pay more but it doesn't get much better than that.

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    That is an awesome looking bike! Walt does some really great work. I have talked with him in the past and may one day have him build something for me.

    That paint job just rocks by the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by thickfog View Post
    Waltworks finished this June. What a fun time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrjktJho View Post
    I have had multiple people comment on the tire size actually! Just last weekend at the trailhead I had a guy come across the parking lot to ask me about my tires. I said they were a 2.4 and he didn't believe me. I don't know if the Stan's flow rim width is making them look that much larger or what.
    Are they both Ardents? They are fairly large tires and the Flow's seem to let them reach a pretty good width so that would explain it.
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    Re: The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

    Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    That Wiseman frame rocks!
    The paint job is amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    The paint job is amazing.
    The crazy part is it looks 10x better in person. The camera can't really capture the sparkle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    Are they both Ardents? They are fairly large tires and the Flow's seem to let them reach a pretty good width so that would explain it.
    The first and only time I experienced floating and coasting at the same time was on a pair of Ardents on a KM. Awesome snow tire BTW.


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    I tried a similar drop bar setup, geared though, with my older RM Hammer. I just couldn't get the fit right, I felt cramped. I had a 35 degree stem with Woodchippers (46cm) and tried to get the drops approximately where my low rise bar had been. Could you share the length and rise of your stem (including if you used additional spacers) and the position of you h-bar as it would've related to a traditional mtb setup?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Built up this turd with my parts bin and about 150 bucks from QBP. Frame was a freebie.

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    surly 1x1 650b
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    There simply have not been enough bikes produced in that shade of blue, very nice.

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    Fixed 650b conversion. I tried drop bars, but the bike is more fun and more comfortable to me like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    Fixed 650b conversion. I tried drop bars, but the bike is more fun and more comfortable to me like this.
    Looks great, is your frame 650b specific or was it a larger wheel size ?
    Finally rolling on 29" x 2.0" Schwalbe Big Apples

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    DJ turned XC

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    Added a front brake and high seat post to my dirt jumper. This bike is so much fun on the trails, I rarely use it as a jumper these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThundaCrymz View Post
    Looks great, is your frame 650b specific or was it a larger wheel size ?
    Thanks. The frame is an 89 Giant RS940. Made for 700c wheels and up to 23mm tires. I'm glad the conversion worked so flawlessly because bigger tires are better for my uses.

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    Pipedream Sirius - 650b Belt drive
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    Re: The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

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    Sweet. Just pm'd you asking about pics. Nice!
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    Built this up today, customs had the frame laying there for 10days. So tomorrow i will try my first real singlespeed ride, then on thursday i will travel to my first race, with a brand new singlespeed.. 94km will be hard


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skorp View Post
    Built this up today, customs had the frame laying there for 10days. So tomorrow i will try my first real singlespeed ride, then on thursday i will travel to my first race, with a brand new singlespeed.. 94km will be hard

    What fork you got on there?

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    DMR trailblade, 440mm A/C length

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    Gravity G29 with Upgrades!

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    Gravity G29 (Bikes Direct) with a "few" upgrades! Makes the daily commute tolerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdom View Post



    That is one sweet looking bike! Beautiful view in the last picture as well. Where was it taken?
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    Don't remember if I posting in here or not, so here it is. May be for sale soonThe "New" Post Your Singlespeed!-sheep-2013.jpg

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    I'm quite new to all this, been riding less than a month. Figured I'd try a cheap singlespeed fatty and a cheap multispeed hardtail to dip my toes in... I ended up loving the singlespeed and my other bike got relegated to riding around town, hence the bags.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0uTkAsT View Post
    I'm quite new to all this, been riding less than a month. Figured I'd try a cheap singlespeed fatty and a cheap multispeed hardtail to dip my toes in... I ended up loving the singlespeed and my other bike got relegated to riding around town, hence the bags.

    Can you give some details on the single speed fatty, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petriedav View Post
    Can you give some details on the single speed fatty, please?
    Sure, its just a bone stock 2014 Gravity Deadeye from BikesDirect. I like it so far, adjusting the mechanical disc brakes perfectly has been the only headache.

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    I see the attention paid to style on the build. I don't understand the people that spend as much as we do on bikes, and don't want it to be pretty.

    I guess they feel it's more macho to have a mismatched pile of parts. being lazy and sloppy is manly.

    Frankenbikes are fine if you're building a solid bike from spares without spending money. But a new build with new parts? My sensibilities demand style!

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    >>Sure, its just a bone stock 2014 Gravity Deadeye from BikesDirect. I like it so far, adjusting the mechanical disc brakes perfectly has been the only headache.


    I'd been looking at the BD Deadeye also, but on their site, they mentioned "Fixie". It is NOT a fixed gear bike right? Thanks

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    First post and first ss...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan View Post
    I see the attention paid to style on the build. I don't understand the people that spend as much as we do on bikes, and don't want it to be pretty.

    I guess they feel it's more macho to have a mismatched pile of parts. being lazy and sloppy is manly.

    Frankenbikes are fine if you're building a solid bike from spares without spending money. But a new build with new parts? My sensibilities demand style!
    Whatchu talkin' bout Willis?!

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    I'm saying you put your bike together tastefully. so it looks intentional and kick ass.

    So many cyclists just assemble random parts. even when building new. not really caring, or knowing how to make the bike look as good as it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan View Post
    I'm saying you put your bike together tastefully. so it looks intentional and kick ass.

    So many cyclists just assemble random parts. even when building new. not really caring, or knowing how to make the bike look as good as it works.
    He totally needs my wheels on the rig with the orange I9 hubs and cross pattern orange spokes.

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