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    Quote Originally Posted by scamry View Post
    Deadeye frame, loaded precision bar and wheels ( nice and loud), truvativ stem, selle saddle, oury lock-ons, recon solo air. Just a quick and cheap way to see if I really liked the 29er size. May be swapping most of these parts on to an inbred soon.
    The name just refers to the color scheme, which was pretty much happenstance.
    Thanks, colors look great! Is the DeadEye frame brake tabs and tubes lined up pretty good or?

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    That is a mahoosive photo, dude. I had to go exploring into the unknown to find the reply button
    The way they should be! The better to see the bike porn!

    Quote Originally Posted by ononecarbon456 View Post
    What do you do with a garage full of old parts and nearly zero budget for new parts? Yup. build a single speed. From my collection of old parts dis-guarded only because of upgrades on my other bikes. I was missing basically a drive train, no cassette, chain, shifter and mechs. Easy a 3 figure sum in anyone's money. Or turn it into a single speed for about 20.

    Using a Outland converter, and a doofer 'esk' tensioner, it wasn't branded on one, but looks basically like the same item and a 1/8th chain i was set. Running 34/17 atm.

    Inaugural ride was this morning. Mixed thoughts really made sense on the parts locally that was single track, out the saddle pedaling furiously and getting on with it. But it was tedious on the open road and wider paths. I think i will call it my 'waggly thumb bike.' My thumb was always wagging looking for the shifter for more speed and the next gear. I'll have a play with the ring sizes.

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    Looks great, nice colors too. Waggly thumb bike....lol.
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    The Schitterend SS

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    ^^ Those bars are massive! ^^^
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    Got the SS bug so I'm trying it for awhile. So far it's pretty fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    ^^ Those bars are massive! ^^^
    Some may say I'm compensating for my small, ahem, tubing. What do they know?
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    ononecarbon456, you'd need a 36 inch fork to really balance the look . That down tube is massive.

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    Brand shiney new BD Gravity G29 with a bunch of leftover parts from the sell of my Bandersnatch. Methinks it looks all snazzy,won't get to see if it rides as such until this dang headcold from haites is beaten though,LOL!

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    Been too long since I owned a budget priced SS ( I dig inexpensive things that work almost as much as I dig nice things that do :P )
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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!-photo.jpg

    My first SS (and first rigid since 199-what?).

    SS is around to stay fo sho ... I will probably grab a suss fork at some point to see if I like that better, but overall,
    I don't feel for lack of anything on the trails I have been riding the bike on; but it might allow me to ride more of the some of the more techy
    trails that I like that I have yet to venture on.

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    Diamondback Axis SS starter

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    Got this 1994 or so Diamondback Axis last weekend for $6 at a yard sale. The girl who sold it to me said her boyfriend was at work and she asked if $5 or $6 was ok, so I said I'd give her $6. It was complete and original except for some slick tires, which were good and I put on something else. The 7-speed shifter had a piece broken inside and I thought: Single Speed! Replaced tires: had them for Free. Replaced bars with some very wide purple steel ones I got off an old Magna girls bike: Free. Put on a T-Bone neck I got at a thrift store for about $1 because I thought it looked cool at the time. Put on a seat I got for $3 at Good Will, even though it's a girls CRMO Terry Butterfly one. The seat post is stuck in the frame, but luckily it's perfect for me. Did some touch-up paint and cleaning. I know it's a bootleg setup with original cassette and derailler, but it's not a bad bike to throw around and jump some curbs. The hubs and components are Deore. The bike is solid and quiet to ride. Front gear is 36 and back is on the 3rd ring. There it is, the $10 SS miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specialfreakinstein View Post
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    Got this 1994 or so Diamondback Axis last weekend for $6 at a yard sale. The girl who sold it to me said her boyfriend was at work and she asked if $5 or $6 was ok, so I said I'd give her $6. It was complete and original except for some slick tires, which were good and I put on something else. The 7-speed shifter had a piece broken inside and I thought: Single Speed! Replaced tires: had them for Free. Replaced bars with some very wide purple steel ones I got off an old Magna girls bike: Free. Put on a T-Bone neck I got at a thrift store for about $1 because I thought it looked cool at the time. Put on a seat I got for $3 at Good Will, even though it's a girls CRMO Terry Butterfly one. The seat post is stuck in the frame, but luckily it's perfect for me. Did some touch-up paint and cleaning. I know it's a bootleg setup with original cassette and derailler, but it's not a bad bike to throw around and jump some curbs. The hubs and components are Deore. The bike is solid and quiet to ride. Front gear is 36 and back is on the 3rd ring. There it is, the $10 SS miracle.
    Probably your best ever fun/$ ratio. Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Probably your best ever fun/$ ratio. Nice one


    +2! And welcome to MTBR
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    Quote Originally Posted by ononecarbon456 View Post
    What do you do with a garage full of old parts and nearly zero budget for new parts? Yup. build a single speed. From my collection of old parts dis-guarded only because of upgrades on my other bikes. I was missing basically a drive train, no cassette, chain, shifter and mechs. Easy a 3 figure sum in anyone's money. Or turn it into a single speed for about 20.

    Using a Outland converter, and a doofer 'esk' tensioner, it wasn't branded on one, but looks basically like the same item and a 1/8th chain i was set. Running 34/17 atm.

    Inaugural ride was this morning. Mixed thoughts really made sense on the parts locally that was single track, out the saddle pedaling furiously and getting on with it. But it was tedious on the open road and wider paths. I think i will call it my 'waggly thumb bike.' My thumb was always wagging looking for the shifter for more speed and the next gear. I'll have a play with the ring sizes.

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    You probably know this already but On-one sells horizontal drop-outs for that frame so you can get rid of the tensioner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Probably your best ever fun/$ ratio. Nice one
    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker View Post
    +2! And welcome to MTBR
    +3. My SS cost ~170x what yours did and I doubt it is 170% more fun. Great find! Congrats.

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    Singular Swift

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    This is my Singular Swift. I have the frame now for 2 years and recently installed a new DT Swiss fork, works pretty sweet

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    Frame: Singular Swift XL

    Fork: DT Swiss XMM 100
    Headset: Cane Creek S1
    Stem: RaceFace Turbine
    Handlebars: Salsa Pro Moto
    Grips: Odi Rogue

    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Fizik Gobi

    Brakes: Avid BB7
    Discs: G2 185 front / G3 160 rear

    Tyres: Bontrager Jones
    Rims: Mavic TN 317
    Spokes: DT Competition
    Hubs: Shimano SLX

    Chainwheel: Surly 34t
    Sprocket: Surly 19t
    Chain: KMC X9sl
    Crankset: FSA
    Spacerkit: Velo Solo
    Pedals: Shimano XT

    Bottle Cages: King Cage Osiris

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    Probably your best ever fun/$ ratio. Nice one
    You know it! I got most of my inspiration from the awesome bikes on this thread, and some from pedalroom.com. I'm only through page 60 on this thread and loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwu_1 View Post
    You probably know this already but On-one sells horizontal drop-outs for that frame so you can get rid of the tensioner.
    I totally relate to that post. My thumb reached for the shifter hundreds of times during my trip today, even when I really didn't need a shift that bad. I also could have easily, or more easily, made this bike a shifting bike. I had some extra shifters, etc. I like having it SS and will use it as my trainer. Unfortunately I won't take it too far off the trail until I can fix the "seat stuck in the frame" issue. I was thinking of laying the frame on a fire pit and let it heat up a little. So far I tried tons of WD40 and a pipe wrench.

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    Just finished my custom SS build. Pretty stoked on how it turned out, not to mention it came in at 21 lbs without even trying.

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    Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.

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    2004 Specialized Rockhopper SS Conversion
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    2012 Surly Steamroller

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbug67 View Post
    Just finished my custom SS build. Pretty stoked on how it turned out, not to mention it came in at 21 lbs without even trying.
    This is very nice. I'd like to know what frame it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialfreakinstein View Post
    I totally relate to that post. My thumb reached for the shifter hundreds of times during my trip today, even when I really didn't need a shift that bad. I also could have easily, or more easily, made this bike a shifting bike. I had some extra shifters, etc. I like having it SS and will use it as my trainer. Unfortunately I won't take it too far off the trail until I can fix the "seat stuck in the frame" issue. I was thinking of laying the frame on a fire pit and let it heat up a little. So far I tried tons of WD40 and a pipe wrench.
    Try PB Blaster, makes WD40 look like the water that it is.
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    i hate stuck seatpost, good luck with yours.

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    We built a rig to put on the seat post in place of the seat. It was a really stupid drunken idea that worked really well. Was basically a 4' pipe welded to rails but it let two full grown men grab and twist.

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    i was drunk too when i torched and cut the seat tube.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    I had another bike that it was stuck in a while back. I did the wd40 thing while using a screwdriver to open the edge of the frame tube where the post fits in. I cranked on it until my arm hurt and I gave up. Then, a month later I tried again and it came lose with about the same effort. It takes a little for the stuff to work sometimes. I must have faith in my little miracle, because we have places to go. The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!-picture-video-062.jpg

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