• 08-01-2016
    Cornfield
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Attachment 1085364

    Not my bike or picture, but I found this a while back and liked the look. I may someday do this, when my back can't take it anymore, but like the XC geo for the moment.

    All the contact points are within an inch of those on my 29" Yelli, so it should be a fun ride!

    I should go get some bake adapters for my BB7s today, lol!
  • 08-03-2016
    spencewesttx
    2 Attachment(s)
    Finally got all the parts to get her built
    Spot Brand Longboard w/ belt drive

    Attachment 1085853Attachment 1085854
  • 08-03-2016
    rigidftw
    I've got a new one. Should be an '89 RockHopper.









    The dropouts aren't slotted all the way and there's a hole at the end. Perfect for fitting an ENO hub.
    Chainstays are 440mm and BB height somewhere around 290mm, now! That's a lot of fun :D

  • 08-04-2016
    lucky73
    that rockhopper is a bike that started it all for some of us...
  • 08-04-2016
    Dan-W
    Yep, that Rockhopper is a beauty to this day. Enjoy!
  • 08-04-2016
    quagmireDan
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1086043

    NS Surge Steel Frame
    Stans Flow EX 26"
    Rockshox Sektor RL Motion Control (coil)
    Shimano XT brakes
    Easton bars, stem, seatpost
    Canfield Crampon pedals
    30 x 14 narrow-wide w/ bashguard
  • 08-04-2016
    YYZ
    Frame too small for you? Nice build, bullet proof.
  • 08-04-2016
    quagmireDan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by YYZ View Post
    Frame too small for you? Nice build, bullet proof.

    im right at the top of the size range. 5'10" 175.i bought it to ride on greenways and flattish trails. Rips up the greenways nice and shreds the trails
  • 08-04-2016
    YYZ
    Yeah the surge geo is aggressive, it looks like it rips. The reason I say it is small is because of the seat positioning.
  • 08-05-2016
    ernvil
    1 Attachment(s)
    The new project...
    Attachment 1086213
  • 08-05-2016
    jdg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Coconino Mountain Cruiser

    That Coconino is beautiful!
  • 08-06-2016
    FLYINW
    My 94 Specialized Rockhopper

  • 08-07-2016
    Flat Ark


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  • 08-07-2016
    Cornfield
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FLYINW View Post
    My 94 Specialized Rockhopper


    Love the Landing Gear fork! :cool:
  • 08-11-2016
    coke
    2 Attachment(s)
    Ros 9
    Bought a closeout Niner ROS 9 frame, thinking it would be a good foundation for a budget build. I already had a set of carbon wheels though, and it didn't feel right to put a bunch of cheap parts on the frame. In the end; I went a little over my intended budget :rolleyes:

    Frame - Large Niner ROS 9
    Wheels - Roval Traverse SL Fattie (30mm internal, carbon)
    Cranks - XX1 with 32t direct mount
    Brakes - XTR Trail (180mm front, 160mm rear)
    Fork - Fox 34 Factory (120mm with Kabolt)
    Dropper - Fox Transfer Factory
    Saddle - Specialized Power Pro
    Stem - Thomson x4
    Bars - Thomson Carbon
    Pedals - XTR
    Grips - ESI (Temporary grips in pic)
    SS Kit - Surly
    Cog - Niner
    Chain - XTR 11spd
    Tires - Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35 (Looks like I have clearance for 29+ and may give it a try)

    Weight - 26.04 pounds. Still need to swap grips, shorten bars, and maybe swap the stem, so it will be sub 26 when done. It's 7 pounds heavier than my other singlespeed, but the weight seems to help when the trail gets rough.


    Attachment 1087395

    Attachment 1087394
  • 09-01-2016
    BikeBro
    3 Attachment(s)
    Just finished building this 2014 as a rigid ss. I had the frame powder coated Kawasaki green and put new decals on.
    Build:
    Voodoo 500 rigid fork
    cane creek 40 HS
    thomson stem
    Azonic bars
    ODI grips
    Stans wheelset with Flow rims, Stans 330 rear and 330 HD front hub.
    Deore brakeset
    34t Blackspire ring
    Forte platform pedals
    Attachment 1091430Attachment 1091431
  • 09-01-2016
    cjsb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FLYINW View Post
    My 94 Specialized Rockhopper


    What stem and bars are on your Rockhopper? Is th steerer tube 1 1/8"?

    I am asking because I am looking for some bars for my son's MTB and he wants either high riser or BMX type bars.


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  • 09-01-2016
    hardmtnbiker
    One of the best upgrades for a SS is SS specific hubs.The wider flanged hub makes a less dished and much stronger wheel. Just a thought.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by froutts View Post
    Pic of my new kona unit 29er. I'm 41, coming from a carbon full suspension 26 xc bike yet this bike makes me feel like I'm 16 again ! It is just so much fun. I commute about 18 km a day on it, take it on the trails with the long fireroad and trail climbs I have always ridden, and apart from steep twisty rocky singletrack I don't miss the lack of suspension at all. New to rigid steel single speed mtb and already I'm hooked!

    Question to you more experienced though, descending on hard corners, I hear and feel rotor on pads, something is flexing and it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, like it is just not quite solid enough. Skewers are tight. Likely the wtb i 23 rims or the kona p2 fork? And is it a concern?

  • 09-01-2016
    NordieBoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hardmtnbiker View Post
    One of the best upgrades for a SS is SS specific hubs.The wider flanged hub makes a less dished and much stronger wheel. Just a thought.

    But nothing to do with the type of flex he's getting.
  • 09-03-2016
    uknathank
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post


    aloha. love this one! Are those 2.25 RRs? Curious what the max clearance might be on the humu 29er. Cheers!
  • 09-06-2016
    tatuowen
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1092412

    Finished the build just in time for this past weekend :)
  • 09-06-2016
    Mr Pink57
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    Maxxis Chronicle on a Rabbit Hole up front.
    Maxxis Ikon 2.35 on a Velocity P35 out back.

    I would be interested to see the Ikon on the rabbit hole. Would be a nice lightweight race ready tire.
  • 09-06-2016
    Makten
    1 Attachment(s)
    Kona Explosif 2016. I bought it stock with 1x11 Shimano, but soon started experimenting with using just one gear. After a while I thought I should convert, so I did.

    Had already replaced the rear hub with a Hope 4 to get more POE, but if I knew then I'd go for a SS specific hub.
    Gearing is 34x20T which is perfect for the "gnarly XC" I ride here in Sweden. No problem at all keeping up with my buddies running FS bikes with lots of gears, ha! :rolleyes:

    Attachment 1092439


    Would want to slam the saddle since I never sit on it (except for transportation to and from the trails), but the ferrules for the bottle holder screws interfere with the seat post. :madman: If I shorten the post it will be too short for needed "normal" height.
  • 09-06-2016
    azmtnruz
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just built up an On-One Inbred SS with a Fox 32 Float Factory 100mm fork...My first SS MTB.

    Attachment 1092599
  • 09-06-2016
    simon_C
    4 Attachment(s)
    Aw what the heck, I'll post it here too.
    Here's my chrome Mongoose ATB, converted to fixed gear urban cruiser.
    Not completely done yet, the left side pedal is crossthreaded in the crank arm and can't be removed.
    I'll be fitting a shorter crankset, new pedals, pedal straps, and a longer seat post before too long, but for now it's servicable.
    I also need a new chain, the one on there is a bit of a hodge podge of 3 different chains, but again it works good for now.

    Rubena Cityhopper V99 tires in Grey,
    48-16 gear ratio.
    New tektro canti brakes, stops hard!

    Attachment 1092605Attachment 1092606
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  • 09-07-2016
    mdilthey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Makten View Post
    Kona Explosif 2016. I bought it stock with 1x11 Shimano, but soon started experimenting with using just one gear. After a while I thought I should convert, so I did.

    Had already replaced the rear hub with a Hope 4 to get more POE, but if I knew then I'd go for a SS specific hub.
    Gearing is 34x20T which is perfect for the "gnarly XC" I ride here in Sweden. No problem at all keeping up with my buddies running FS bikes with lots of gears, ha! :rolleyes:

    Attachment 1092439


    Would want to slam the saddle since I never sit on it (except for transportation to and from the trails), but the ferrules for the bottle holder screws interfere with the seat post. :madman: If I shorten the post it will be too short for needed "normal" height.

    Dropper?
  • 09-07-2016
    Makten
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Dropper?

    I actually have one that would fit, but I'd like to force myself to stand up. Also, I'd need more than 150 mm drop to get the saddle lower than it is now when I slam it.

    Plus, I want to keep the bike as clean and simple as possible. Got other bikes for when I need more versatility (on longer rides). :thumbsup:
  • 09-11-2016
    jamiedyer
    My Pugs on the beach, doing some rock work.
    DSCN2808 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

    My 1X1 at last weeks SSUK race.
    SSUK2016 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr
  • 09-11-2016
    Ryder1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    Just finished building this 2014 as a rigid ss. I had the frame powder coated Kawasaki green and put new decals on.
    Attachment 1091430

    Wait...did you add a strut brace thingee to the top/seat tube junction?

    And has the seat tube been bent? Or just an optical illusion? Looks like a seat tube from an El Mariachi.

    You got some voodoo going on here.

    Looks great.
  • 09-11-2016
    BikeBro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ryder1 View Post
    Wait...did you add a strut brace thingee to the top/seat tube junction
    And has the seat tube been bent? Or just an optical illusion? Looks like a seat tube from an El Mariachi.

    You got some voodoo going on here.

    Looks great.

    Thanks! The frame is stock 2014 honzo besides the powder coat. Such a fun bike!
  • 09-11-2016
    Ryder1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    The frame is stock 2014 honzo besides the powder coat.

    Honzo! Duh... That explains the long Voodoo fork. I thought it was a Unit.
  • 09-11-2016
    BikeBro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ryder1 View Post
    Honzo! Duh... That explains the long Voodoo fork. I thought it was a Unit.

    Yep Honzo not the Unit sorry! The Voodoo is kind of a rare bird at a full 500 A2C but it maintains the geo perfectly, stoked on the combo as that fork kind of fell in my lap and I built the bike because I had it haha
  • 09-11-2016
    Nubster
    1 Attachment(s)
    My latest...since it's not badass I'll post it up here.

    Attachment 1093685
  • 09-13-2016
    3-Vok
    1 Attachment(s)
    I thought I posted this here, but perhaps not..

    Kinesis Decade Virtue (one of the first 50 Virsa mk1's produced) pictured here running 32/16 but now running 32/14

    Attachment 1094020

    Fork - Rockshox SID RCT3 Solo Air 100mm
    Wheels - 26" Hope Hoops Tech XC on Pro 4 hubs (black)
    Tyres - Halo Twin Rail II
    Brakes - Shimano Deore LX
    Rotors - Aztec 180mm front and back
    Bars - RaceFace Turbine
    Grips - Token Lock-on
    Stem - RaceFace Ride XC
    Headset - AEST (it was free)
    Crankset - RaceFace Ride XC
    Botton Bracket - Shimano Saint
    Chain - KMC BMX race chain
    Sproket - Gusset
    Spacers - VeloSolo
    Pedals - NC17 - Sudpin I
    Saddle - Charge Spoon Stealth LTD
    Seatpost - BLB Track
    Seatpost Clamp - Brave Pogo Double
  • 09-13-2016
    The Gen
    4 Attachment(s)
    Gasventinove Titanium + Rigid Lefty (LAME)
  • 09-13-2016
    BareNecessities
    Lovely build! Is that a rigid lefty fork?
  • 09-13-2016
    The Gen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BareNecessities View Post
    Lovely build! Is that a rigid lefty fork?

    Yesssss!
  • 09-13-2016
    patski
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BareNecessities View Post
    Lovely build! Is that a rigid lefty fork?

    seems to appear only on Cannondale euro sites, FORK LEFTY Alloy RIGID
  • 09-13-2016
    dbhammercycle
    I must admit to having never seen a lefty rigid fork before... pretty cool.

    It may be something for the fatty crowd in the winter if they're running the shock in the summer. Otherwise, why? Seems like a very niche product.
  • 09-13-2016
    The Gen
    I'm afraid that my fork is even more "rare" than cannondale rigid fork. The "Lame" is handmade in Italy by Caam Corse (J-EMM) for Gasventinove Bikes brand.... [emoji1303]
  • 09-13-2016
    BareNecessities
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by The Gen View Post
    I'm afraid that my fork is even more "rare" than cannondale rigid fork. The "Lame" is handmade in Italy by Caam Corse (J-EMM) for Gasventinove Bikes brand.... [emoji1303]

    Ooh, crabon...
  • 09-16-2016
    BikeBro
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1094805


    Just picked up this Bianchi S.A.S.S. super cheap, currently on townie duty!
  • 09-16-2016
    Cornfield
    Very nice! Never seen a nekkid SASS.

    What bars are those?
  • 09-16-2016
    tatuowen
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1094813

    Niner Air 9- got it together from parts bin, and stuff on clearance: extremely fun bike on the cheap :) Racing it tomorrow...
  • 09-17-2016
    BikeBro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Very nice! Never seen a nekkid SASS.

    What bars are those?

    Thanks! I actually just ordered decals today haha. The bars are unbranded which is unfortunate as they are quite comfy.
  • 09-25-2016
    cachd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    Just finished building this 2014 as a rigid ss. I had the frame powder coated Kawasaki green and put new decals on.
    Build:
    Voodoo 500 rigid fork
    cane creek 40 HS
    thomson stem
    Azonic bars
    ODI grips
    Stans wheelset with Flow rims, Stans 330 rear and 330 HD front hub.
    Deore brakeset
    34t Blackspire ring
    Forte platform pedals
    Attachment 1091430Attachment 1091431

    Loving your ride so much! How much does it weigh and what size frame?
  • 09-25-2016
    BikeBro
    Thanks! Me too! Its a large, not sure on weight, never felt the need to weigh the beast sorry.
  • 09-26-2016
    *OneSpeed*
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    Thanks! Me too! Its a large, not sure on weight, never felt the need to weigh the beast sorry.

    good answer :thumbsup: