• 10-03-2016
    NordieBoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by t3mplar View Post
    I picked up a used Lynskey TI frame and built it up using parts from my old bike. Took it out for it's maiden ride today and I have to say I absolutely love this bike.

    Very tidy.
  • 10-04-2016
    hardmtnbiker
    I'd like to do the same thing. IMHO a great townie bike! Looks great!!
  • 10-07-2016
    azille
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  • 10-07-2016
    mdilthey
    I love tan bikes.
  • 10-07-2016
    garcia
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by azille View Post

    Anyone called you a roadie yet? That is the comment I get when I show a bike with a lot of seatpost and some saddle/bar drop... Great looking machine!
  • 10-11-2016
    tride26
    i'm in process of building out a new 26" rigid single speed.
    will hopefully have pics up shortly once i get the remaining parts in.
  • 10-11-2016
    bmike
    Chasing Wil around Saxon by Mike, on Flickr


    My Krampus in SS mode sitting next to an Ice Cream Truck. Love this bike.
  • 10-11-2016
    RacerM41


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  • 10-12-2016
    Saddle Up
    Nothing fancy


    Single Speed Troll
    by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr
  • 10-12-2016
    eri
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    Grand Ridge:
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    Hansen's Ridge:
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    Got it a bit more than a week ago. It is a pre-production kona raijin, I think only difference is that it has a 31.6mm seat tube.

    I mixed parts with my old singlespeed before selling it.

    XT brakes, I9 hubs with arch rims, float 32 120mm. Crank is an fsa triple - feels stiff, I don't know what bottom bracket is in there. Truvativ noir seatpost, chromag ranger stem, Easton haven bars.

    One special thing to note, the saddle is a chromag trailmaster ltd. I thought the specialized phenom was good but this thing is fabulous - is like an old baseball glove. Is designed to allow lots of different sitting positions. Give it a try if you get a chance, is 300g and well worth the weight.

    Where the old jabberwocky scared me on the rough stuff (couldn't manual, long chainstay the rear wheel went over everything), this new one eggs me on. Feels like the rear is turning before the front. I've already beat a bunch of strava descending times I set on my fs bike, and wasn't really trying.

    Very stiff, climbing is excellent, I can control weight to hover front wheel just off the ground, max weight on rear tire.

    I am riding a 34x23 and its perfect for me and the trails I like to ride.

    Unlike the old bike that never geled with me - I am really really happy with this bike.
  • 10-13-2016
    t3mplar
    ^^ Great looking bike.
  • 10-13-2016
    tride26
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RacerM41 View Post


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    I like the green.
    What size tires? 2.4? It is nice look how it fills in and just clears your frame and fork.
  • 10-13-2016
    Crankyone
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    I just upped my front tire size and really happy with the change!
  • 10-14-2016
    RacerM41
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tride26 View Post
    I like the green.
    What size tires? 2.4? It is nice look how it fills in and just clears your frame and fork.

    Thanks man. Its actually a 3.0 out front with a 2.3 out back. It really clears extremely well. I need to build up a wheel with a wider rim but it still works pretty good.

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  • 10-15-2016
    newagebiker
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    Rolling on this for the moment. Very interested in trying out 650b though.
  • 10-17-2016
    eri
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    Moment of truth at my local bike shop: my 20" raijin is 23#5oz.

    Attachment 1100416

    Wow, tempting to do something, what with 22# within such easy reach. Pretty easily save 100g with a different seat, 50g with different grips...

    I've got the parts, maybe I'll give it a shot some time.

    But reality is that I usually ride with extra weight: a full 100oz camelback, tools, food, sweater, etc, and could stand to lose another 5-10 pounds from my belly!

    Fit, geometry, fork and tires are what matters to me.
  • 10-18-2016
    newagebiker
    Would you mind posting a spec list? I'm curious to see where the weeight could be lost in that build.
  • 10-18-2016
    eri
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by newagebiker View Post
    Would you mind posting a spec list? I'm curious to see where the weeight could be lost in that build.

    Of course: I'd like to hear what you think. I also just added 3oz of fluid to the rear tire (for sure it is sealed now.)

    2012 prototype raijin 20" frame (31.6mm seatpost)
    xtr m9000 race pedals
    chromag trailmaster ltd saddle
    chromag ranger stem 90mm
    chromag lockon grips
    easton haven carbon riser bars, 28inches
    truvativ noir world cup seatpost (31.6)
    lightweight fixed seatpost collar
    stans arch rims (29er)
    industry 9 'classic' 32 hole front hub, 15g spokes
    industry 9 (something with aluminum spokes) rear hub, shimano cassette
    xtr 970 rear qr
    cane creek 40 taper headset
    2013 fox performance ctd float 32 shock, 120mm, standard 15mm qr skewer
    maxxis icon 3c exo 2.2 on front (tubeless)
    continental mountain king 2.2 protection on back (tubeless)
    aluminum spacers and lockring
    shimano xt 785 brakes, xt metal pads
    shimano rt85 6 bolt rotors, 180 in front, 160 in rear
    fsa kforce lite bb30 triple crank
    sram 971 chain
    race face 34t ring
    endless 23t aluminum rear cog
    sorry, don't know the bottom bracket
  • 10-21-2016
    Ross1200
    Well today was the day I converted to SS. Been itching to try it for a while and today I did it. Currently 32t x 17t with a surly cog on the back and a dmr tensioner as its a vertical dropout frame.

    So here it is my onone parkwood. It's so much fun.




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  • 10-21-2016
    Kisherceg
    shame that on-one/planet-x doesn't have an up-to-date, ss-able frame at a reasonable price today. :(

    up-to-date ---> 1.5 headtube/650b/geo for 120-140mm forks
    ss-able ---> slot-dropout or interchangeable
    reasonably priced ---> like an evo2 or 650b

    ...and made from steel, of course. :)

    however, my faithfull 'bred on the train heading home after the latest ride:
  • 10-21-2016
    newagebiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kisherceg View Post
    shame that on-one/planet-x doesn't have an up-to-date, ss-able frame at a reasonable price today. :(

    up-to-date ---> 1.5 headtube/650b/geo for 120-140mm forks
    ss-able ---> slot-dropout or interchangeable
    reasonably priced ---> like an evo2 or 650b

    ...and made from steel, of course. :)

    however, my faithfull 'bred on the train heading home after the latest ride:


    Soma makes the B-side, but it only takes up to a 120mm fork.
  • 10-21-2016
    newagebiker
    Yeah the seat and stem could probably save you some weight and put you under 23lbs, but beyond that you're probably looking at spending big money to save a few grams. You could also throw ti or alu bolts where ever possible...
    or if you want to take it to the extreme trim some things like your seatpost. :lol:
  • 10-23-2016
    fishcreek
    Dusted off the A'Ha and added more colored bits.

  • 10-23-2016
    WMBigs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    Dusted off the A'Ha and added more colored bits.


    Love it!
  • 10-26-2016
    rockhopper97
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    my 97 rockhopper is finally done.......has come a long way from the $5 heap I picked up at a garage sale a few summers ago
  • 11-14-2016
    karimian5
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    11.1lbs SS MTB
    Still more work to do but so far it is crazy light for a mountain bike :D !!!
  • 11-14-2016
    S.O.B.
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    Aluminum Gnarvester 29+ with WTB Ranger 3.0 tires.
    Posted this bike on the Gnarvester thread, but hey, it's a SS, so here it is. Built up with carefully selected parts chosen for strength, weight and cost. My fish scale states 21.8 lbs, sure that is close. This bike rides wonderfully! It is light, flickable, super responsive and rolls over everything.
    Love it!

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  • 11-15-2016
    Kisherceg
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  • 11-15-2016
    jaseyjase
    My 'monsterslate' all weather commuter, CAAD4 F700 with 110 Lefty DLR2 converted to SS running 44/16, 26x2.4 Holy Rollers on Mavic Crosslands. SRAM S500s to TRPs.

  • 11-16-2016
    Jcl523
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  • 11-20-2016
    brownplus
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    rides like butta
    my favorite ride in 30 years/60 bikes

    sorry for craptacular photo

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  • 11-20-2016
    *OneSpeed*
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jaseyjase View Post
    My 'monsterslate' all weather commuter, CAAD4 F700 with 110 Lefty DLR2 converted to SS running 44/16, 26x2.4 Holy Rollers on Mavic Crosslands. SRAM S500s to TRPs.

    that's a pretty cool conversion. did you have to mess with spacers to restrict fork travel or adjust height? probably pretty fun!

    lately i'm kind of liking the thought of a cross bike with 50-70mm of FS.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brownplus View Post
    my favorite ride in 30 years/60 bikes

    that's a hell of an endorsement!
  • 11-20-2016
    brownplus
    true dat
    yep...it's da troof

    all steel 26'ers...dekerf, brodie, tons of konas, spec-eds and you name it like gt psyclone...all very nice

    29ers in lynskey, vassago, fisher, kona, redline....

    all left me lookin'.....found this silly soma on a 3 year old unsold deal and bought it for the heck of it....and will never sell it...

    something about the xl frame in prestige just gives me a correct firm/flex mix. and the longer than advised forks give me a 68.5 headtube angle.

    for what it's worth I have only kept 2 other bikes ... an old breezer jet now morphed into a gravel grinder (awesome ride btw) and my best 26er I ever rode by far....crazy but it's a production diamondback WCF carbon/steel thingy...rides like nothing else....just wish they still made them in 27.5 or 29er flavors...an amazing magic carpet ride.

    but yeh, this cheap little tubed soma is rockin' it better than my vassago only because of the sliders and 650b wheels.
  • 11-20-2016
    Shinkers
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jaseyjase View Post
    My 'monsterslate' all weather commuter, CAAD4 F700 with 110 Lefty DLR2 converted to SS running 44/16, 26x2.4 Holy Rollers on Mavic Crosslands. SRAM S500s to TRPs.


    This has to be one of the coolest bikes I've seen in a while.
  • 11-21-2016
    jaseyjase
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    that's a pretty cool conversion. did you have to mess with spacers to restrict fork travel or adjust height? probably pretty fun!

    cheers mate, no adjustment needed for me. I ride it locked out as its mainly used a commuter, hence the gearing. Makes for a very comfy road/path thrasher.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    This has to be one of the coolest bikes I've seen in a while.

    cheers bud! shes a hoot to ride!
  • 11-28-2016
    gsteitz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jaseyjase View Post
    My 'monsterslate' all weather commuter, CAAD4 F700 with 110 Lefty DLR2 converted to SS running 44/16, 26x2.4 Holy Rollers on Mavic Crosslands. SRAM S500s to TRPs.



    This thing is so good.
  • 11-29-2016
    Johnny Rhubarb
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  • 11-29-2016
    fishwrinkle
    Mother klunker that's a nice ride.
  • 11-29-2016
    Johnny Rhubarb
    thanks mate!
  • 11-29-2016
    mongol777
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    Mother klunker that's a nice ride.

    And a coastie to boot!

    @Johnny Rhubarb - what bars are these? and which rear hub did u use?
  • 11-29-2016
    Johnny Rhubarb
    It's a pretty much stock Transition Klunker, the bars came with it but are quite similar to the cheapest MX bars i got off ebay for another bike, the rear hub is a Hi-Stop, apparently identical to the Shimano CB-E110, once the Hi-Stop is down, I'm going to switch to Shimano guts.
    Cheers
  • 12-04-2016
    slipperyb
    ^^Yup, good looking' klunker, and a nice bright orange too!

    Here's my orange rig, recently built it up. Fun stuff.




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  • 12-04-2016
    mdilthey
    New framebag for the dirt road explorer.

  • 12-05-2016
    socal_jack
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    Fresh DHF 29x3s, should be like a new bike, lunch ride will be fun.

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  • 12-05-2016
    Natedogz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Fresh DHF 29x3s, should be like a new bike, lunch ride will be fun.

    Looks great, love the color too!

    Lunchtime ride??? I'm in! :)
  • 12-05-2016
    socal_jack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Natedogz View Post
    Looks great, love the color too!

    Lunchtime ride??? I'm in! :)

    Thanks! Awesome ride, DHFs fix the only niggling issues I had with the prior DWs mostly having to do with the low center knob height. Just need to get some Millers tire black for those awful yellow MAXXIS letters.
  • 12-05-2016
    Natedogz
    Agreed on the giant yellow tires lettering...yuck. :)
  • 12-06-2016
    socal_jack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Natedogz View Post
    Agreed on the giant yellow tires lettering...yuck. :)

    Bought some of this stuff last night, will update.
    1 Quart Black Tire Paint - m. e. MILLER tire
  • 12-06-2016
    Natedogz
    Sounds good and all the reviews are very positive, looking forward to how it works for you.
  • 12-10-2016
    socal_jack
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Natedogz View Post
    Sounds good and all the reviews are very positive, looking forward to how it works for you.


    Came out pretty good, applied with 1" foam brush, but needed several coats For best results you really have to let it completely dry between coats or it comes off. It's cool and humid today so drying took awhile and I was impatient. You can kind of make out the edge of the Maxxis A in this shot. Tire color and sheen match well, a bit of dirt and probably won't be able to tell at all.
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