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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    Never had the best luck with tensioners. ...
    ...keep having to replace springs/rebuild the tensioner,
    No need to fiddle with springs etc. if you have a tensioner that does not have springs. My Rennen tensioner has been totally reliable without any tweaking.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    i really liked the sette knock off. oh, and the singulator was a huge disappointment.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Just re-posting my bike because the photo site I've used will disappear in not-too-distant future and I cannot edit my old posts.



    Oh, nowadays the bike with the Rennen tensioner is my road bike, AKA Suburban Assault Vehicle.


    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    I'm so disappointed that I got to the end of the thread!

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    Just ordered the sette SS conversion kit and tensioner off pricepoint. Might have to order some spacers somewhere if I can't get the right chainline. But we'll see. My LBS had none of the parts required for the conversion.

    Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be able to actually post a picture in this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbruner View Post
    I'm so disappointed that I got to the end of the thread!
    do not frown, we have two more threads for you:

    Post your singlespeed!

    Post your singlespeed!

    and if you dig old bikes:

    Show off your Vintage SS Rigs
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    do not frown, we have two more threads for you:

    Post your singlespeed!

    Post your singlespeed!

    and if you dig old bikes:

    Show off your Vintage SS Rigs
    I've posted in those too. Just saying when I see a SS w/a loose chain I wanna fix it...
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    cormac: Surley makes a spacer kit that has all chainlines covered.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    with a new fork

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    Went on some epic rides this weekend on the KM. This bike just eats up the miles and generates many smiles along the way....

    Snapped some pics of the big wheel in it's natural habitat.


    after the ride, it was kinda mucky in spots, but it looks good dirty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    Went on some epic rides this weekend on the KM. This bike just eats up the miles and generates many smiles along the way....

    Snapped some pics of the big wheel in it's natural habitat.
    Sick bike. I dig the purple bars. So whats the story with those Surly stickers? I have seen that font on one other bike. Is it a certain year or are they aftermarket?

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    Cruz de Piedra, San Luis, ARG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westrider7 View Post
    Sick bike. I dig the purple bars. So whats the story with those Surly stickers? I have seen that font on one other bike. Is it a certain year or are they aftermarket?
    thanks!

    The stickers are OEM. They're off the Surly Pacer, a road bike. I just think they look better and less gaudy than the standard surly decal set.

    The Bars are Chromag Fubar OSX's. They rule. One of the best mods I've made in a while was shorting the stem, getting wide ass bars and changing my stack height a bit. Made worlds of difference.

    Only downside with them being so wide (which I like 99% of the time) is that there is that 1% of places where it's a tight squeeze between the trees with those bars, lol. Learned hard the other day bombing down some pipeline trail and snagged a sapling with my bars, and it sent me ass over teakettle.
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    Gotta learn to do wheelies with the bars turned to get through trees Super fun and effective! I do it on tight squeezes even if I can fit

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    my transition trans am

    love it!!!!
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    ^^^ That looks great! How wide are those bars? Like 780?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Gotta learn to do wheelies with the bars turned to get through trees Super fun and effective! I do it on tight squeezes even if I can fit
    Oh I do, but it's kinda hard, for me at least, to wheelie bombing down a steep hill

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCannon View Post
    ^^^ That looks great! How wide are those bars? Like 780?
    They look like the same bars I have, just in yellow. If they are uncut, they are 780mm
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    I like yours as well. Love me some wide bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCannon View Post
    I like yours as well. Love me some wide bars.
    ME too. The feeling of control and extra stability you get from them rocks.

    You have the answer bars on that c-dale right? How wide are those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    ME too. The feeling of control and extra stability you get from them rocks.

    You have the answer bars on that c-dale right? How wide are those?
    They are actually the Easton Havoc. A little wider that the Answer. They are 750mm and I love them! Noticeably better climbing due to all the extra torque I can apply with my upper body. Great control too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCannon View Post
    They are actually the Easton Havoc. A little wider that the Answer. They are 750mm and I love them! Noticeably better climbing due to all the extra torque I can apply with my upper body. Great control too.
    Werd
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    Finally got her dialed in, complete with stem slam. This bike eats singletrack for breakfast!

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    sweet ride trutone. it looks all business.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Don't laugh! This is the start of a project.




    I got this because I want to make a 1890/1900s style path racer similar to these:




    They were very similar to a modern single speed 29er and the weights were not that much higher, and some were just over 20lbs.

    All the weight loss was from removing as much unnecessary metal as possible, no light alloys, so there's going to be a lot of grinding and filing going on over the next few months, so all the upgradeitis will be achieved with sweat, not cash.

    The intention is to race it in a 12 hour or a SS race for fun.

    I've got a few NOS parts accumulated, and it's surprising how light many of them are. For example the steel small flange front hub is about the weight of a modern disk hub. I'll be using 29er rims because I can't find 2" tyres for a 28" (635mm), but that's only 13mm difference in diameter. The rims are wood and weigh around 500 gms.

    Edit: btw the bike as is rides nicely, can get up and maintain a good turn of speed, and is silent with no rattles or squeaks. When you consider the mileage it has done, that's good. The geometry means there's a bit of flop at low speed, but a different fork will cure that (or maybe it's the unaccustomed feel of upright narrow bars). Braking is more of a gentle retardation process though...
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    cool idea!! You should race in 1890's garb too, sweet facial hair and all!!
    -Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    cool idea!! You should race in 1890's garb too, sweet facial hair and all!!
    Don't worry, that is going to happen too.

    I've got a roll of Harris Tweed for the natty race wear and I've already got the facial hair - just need to source some authentic moustache wax for a proper handlebar moustache.
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    wide bars

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCannon View Post
    ^^^ That looks great! How wide are those bars? Like 780?
    it is 780, race face atlas, i like wide bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cale Maybin View Post
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    Very nice.

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    Goodness

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    nice redline!
    -Eric
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    nice redline!
    What, that old thing? Thanks... and a +1 rep to you sir.
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    I was highly considering building one, but I did the KM instead. Still like em tho. Simplicity at its finest.
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    Those Monocogs just look "right".

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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    I was highly considering building one, but I did the KM instead. Still like em tho. Simplicity at its finest.
    Yeah, but the KM is not too shabby either.

    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    Those Monocogs just look "right".
    Here's another pic for your viewing pleasure.
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    I just love rigid SS 29er's.. They're just like big BMX bikes that you can ride all day. They are bikes that encourage hooliganism. And that's ok by me
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    I'm really just a bit curious if anyone has ever successfully utilised any disassembled cassettes in between those spacers. My LBS is selling an old Sunrace cassette that doesn't involve machining which makes the job easier.

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    My Carve

    here is mine. no touching please...
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    My trail stomper on a recent ride:



    And my curb hopper:


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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey View Post
    And my curb hopper:
    ^ tits. my 24" curb hopper is still having some on-going changes..



    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Holy Rollers look so beastly. I may look into them when my Country Rock tires fade out. I had them on my P3 back in 2004 and liked them. What's the width on those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey View Post
    Holy Rollers look so beastly. I may look into them when my Country Rock tires fade out. I had them on my P3 back in 2004 and liked them. What's the width on those?
    size is 24 x 2.4

    i love holy rollers so much that i have them in all of my bikes. they perform better than k-rads in both pavement and hardpack.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    this page is all goodness, I need to get me a set of Holy Rollers.

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    I built this up a week ago ... On One 456 with 650b front and 26 back and a 34/15 gear combo
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    Mine so far

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    I have successfully used the cassette spacers to space a single cog for SS use with absolutely no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divernick View Post
    I have successfully used the cassette spacers to space a single cog for SS use with absolutely no issues.
    That way you wont need to use SS/BMX chains, is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2 View Post
    I built this up a week ago ... On One 456 with 650b front and 26 back and a 34/15 gear combo
    Looks great! Why did you go with the 456 instead of the Inbred if you were going single speed? Does it have a favorably geometry or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneshiro76 View Post
    That way you wont need to use SS/BMX chains, is that correct?
    I use "normal" 9 speed chains with SS specific cogs and chainrings, and plan to keep doing so. Just have to make sure I don't buy extra wide cogs..

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    I use "normal" 9 speed chains with SS specific cogs and chainrings, and plan to keep doing so. Just have to make sure I don't buy extra wide cogs..
    Thanks for the info sir! I really plan to as well. The cogs that came with Da Bomb SS conversion kit aren't that bad to be honest. Like 2 credit cards stacked together and they seem really flat to me. But my LBS's mechanic insists I get the BMX chains. I'm starting to think its the 10speed Deore crank chainrings that's gonna be throwing the chains off.

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