• 03-30-2017
    fssmikey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    lol, no, I meant you were just trying not to die.

    it only took me 2 days, but now i understand what you were trying to say. lol


    what can i say? im not the brightest tool in the hen house...
  • 03-30-2017
    HPIguy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    Attachment 1129252
    Not quite done, and wearing some old Hayes brakes/rotors while waiting on warranty replacements for a SRAM Guide RS set, but I'll put it here since it just went SS after a few weeks of riding in the same gear.

    2016 Canfield Yelli Screamy
    -Reba "RCT3" 120mm
    -Arch Mk3/DT350(36T) w/XR3 Team Issue rear
    -Flow Mk3/DT350 w/XR4 Team Issue front
    -shimmed KS Lev 272 dropper
    -huge PITA SS conversion w/a Blackspire Stinger that required Dremeling it to clear the chainstays, plus a 0 offset direct mount chainring and way outboard cog to match, but it works as well as any fixed tensioning method could with an oval. When it comes time to replace the chainring, I'm going back to a Singleator, though(no slop with an oval).

    'Course I can't tell any difference pedaling it, but I sure did enjoy pulling that shifter and RD off.
    Freedom!!!:cool:

    Good to have you back!
  • 03-31-2017
    inclinelongboards
    1 Attachment(s)
    Bee's Knees
    The Bee's Knees got some new parts today!

    Attachment 1129838
  • 03-31-2017
    OwenM
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    Good to have you back!

    Thanks! Less is more;)
  • 04-04-2017
    Angelojose
    1 Attachment(s)
    Hello! I´m new here!
    Hi! Greetings from Cádiz, Spain. Here is mine Unit 2016.
    Attachment 1129992
  • 04-05-2017
    Johnny Rhubarb
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  • 04-05-2017
    rockhopper97
    2 Attachment(s)
    my most recent build.... 1990 rockhopper, got it for free..... cut off some of the cable stops, accessory mounts and the deraileur hanger..... everything I had on hand so it didnt cost anything.... just needs a front brake cable.... the one thing I didnt have.... the ones I did have were too short
  • 04-06-2017
    Jack Burns
    The SS pea we her man went on another fascinating voyage this evening. Don't lose any sleep. It's really that exciting, you already knew it, because my girl friends dig the SS.

    Zzzzz...SS.....Zzzzz.

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  • 04-06-2017
    mack_turtle
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1130322

    Ros 9, Reba 120, SLX cranks and brakes, 34/19. Tons of fun on trails. Also rode a 100k gravel grind on Saturday. Only slightly heavier than my previous Soma Juice.
  • 05-02-2017
    rockhopper97
    1 Attachment(s)
    if one SS is good, two must be better.....89 and 97 specialized rockhoppers, rigid and hardtail... town and country.....32x20 on the green 89 and 32x16 on the grey 97
  • 05-02-2017
    Johnny Rhubarb
    1 Attachment(s)
    mud, finally
    Attachment 1135142
  • 05-04-2017
    fishwrinkle
    nice klunker, wish i would've scooped one up when they were available. bet ya feel 12 again
  • 05-04-2017
    tatuowen
    2 Attachment(s)
  • 05-05-2017
    Johnny Rhubarb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    nice klunker, wish i would've scooped one up when they were available. bet ya feel 12 again

    thanks, yeah but more like 16, much more mature :thumbsup:
  • 05-05-2017
    ShawnsSOMA29er
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 2017 Soma Juice 29er SS Gates Carbon Belt Drive. Fresh Build
  • 05-05-2017
    3-Vok
    ^^^^ sweet !! ^^^^
  • 05-05-2017
    Sizzler
    Those are some fine, sexy Niners Tatuwen!
  • 05-09-2017
    pade
    1 Attachment(s)
    2017 Update
    Attachment 1136388

    My Highball for 2017. Swapped to a black chainring purely for aesthetics lol, and an Ergon seat, still have some Ergon grips to throw on.

    Found a ss wheelset, Arch EX rims built on some ss Hope hubs, but I'm still unsure if I should grab it. The front hub being a 15mm would push me to upgrading my fork as well, which I've been planning for a while. I realize that Hope hubs are convertible, but I've been debating getting a new fork since I got this bike last spring. Any tips?

    Also, I agree with the comments about those Niners, they are the t*ts.
  • 05-09-2017
    ShawnsSOMA29er
    thanks
  • 05-09-2017
    fishwrinkle
    tip: carbon fork

    judging by the horizon in your pic it looks like that would suit you well
  • 05-09-2017
    pade
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    tip: carbon fork

    judging by the horizon in your pic it looks like that would suit you well

    I've toyed with the idea, but I'm not sold. I mean Ontario isn't exactly filled with mountains, but the trails aren't as flat as the farms around my home.
  • 05-09-2017
    socal_jack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pade View Post
    Attachment 1136388

    My Highball for 2017. Swapped to a black chainring purely for aesthetics lol, and an Ergon seat, still have some Ergon grips to throw on.

    Found a ss wheelset, Arch EX rims built on some ss Hope hubs, but I'm still unsure if I should grab it. The front hub being a 15mm would push me to upgrading my fork as well, which I've been planning for a while. I realize that Hope hubs are convertible, but I've been debating getting a new fork since I got this bike last spring. Any tips?

    Also, I agree with the comments about those Niners, they are the t*ts.

    Nice Highball! If I was upgrading to 15mm I'd go boost for future proofing. And if you ever feel like throwing a plus tire up front it makes the choices much easier.
  • 05-11-2017
    bikeny
    1 Attachment(s)
    Monster Truck!
  • 05-11-2017
    Jack Burns
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeny View Post

    I love where the designs are heading these days! That's a beautiful SS.

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  • 05-11-2017
    *OneSpeed*
    I like the wooden kickstand.
  • 05-11-2017
    jmmUT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeny View Post

    Is your fork a Jones or a custom? What's the hub spacing?
  • 05-11-2017
    Chiang Mai

    Fisher Rig seen in Sapporo, Japan. Nice bike I demoed one (black) about 12 years back. Too big for me, one size smaller would have been good.
  • 05-12-2017
    bikeny
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jmmUT View Post
    Is your fork a Jones or a custom? What's the hub spacing?

    It's a 135mm spaced Jones Truss. The Waltworks frame was specifically designed for this fork. It's by far the most solid and confidence inspiring rigid fork I've ridden, and I've ridden quick a few!
  • 05-28-2017
    erb16
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1139378

    '15 Rockhopper
    MRP Rock Solid QR 490mm A2C
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Stock rims BHS hubs w/ Wheelsmith DB14 alum nips
    DT Swiss RWS thru bolt axles
    DMR Tensioner drilled to fit RWS axle
    XT 3x10 crank 32t Wolftooth Drop Stop
    XTR Race pedals
    18t Wolftooth aluminum SS cog
    KMC X9.99 chain
    Problem Solvers cog spacer kit
    XTR 12t aluminum lockring
    Thomson XC carbon handlebar
    ESI Chunky grips
    Thomson 70mm 0deg stem
    Thomson Setback seatpost
    Thomson Seatpost clamp
    WTB Volt Team saddle
    Deore M615 Brakes
    Ikon 2.2 EXO/TR/MaxxSpeed

    22 pounds on the button.
  • 05-31-2017
    Jesper_F_K
    1 Attachment(s)
    Santa Highball :thumbsup:

    Attachment 1139798
  • 05-31-2017
    chuckha62
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's mine in use:

    I prefer the classics, I guess.

    '01 Schwinn Homegrown
    Chris King SS disc hubs
    Stans Alpines
    Hutchison Python Tubeless
    Thomson Post
    Easton Carbon bars
    Easton Aluminum stem
    Rock Shok TK 30 Gold
    Hayes Stroker Grams
    32:18

    Weighs in right at 20 lb.
  • 05-31-2017
    Shinkers
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by erb16 View Post
    Attachment 1139378

    '15 Rockhopper
    MRP Rock Solid QR 490mm A2C
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Stock rims BHS hubs w/ Wheelsmith DB14 alum nips
    DT Swiss RWS thru bolt axles
    DMR Tensioner drilled to fit RWS axle
    XT 3x10 crank 32t Wolftooth Drop Stop
    XTR Race pedals
    18t Wolftooth aluminum SS cog
    KMC X9.99 chain
    Problem Solvers cog spacer kit
    XTR 12t aluminum lockring
    Thomson XC carbon handlebar
    ESI Chunky grips
    Thomson 70mm 0deg stem
    Thomson Setback seatpost
    Thomson Seatpost clamp
    WTB Volt Team saddle
    Deore M615 Brakes
    Ikon 2.2 EXO/TR/MaxxSpeed

    22 pounds on the button.

    I dig this build. Love the MRP fork (my Carve kicks ass).
  • 05-31-2017
    erb16
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    I dig this build. Love the MRP fork (my Carve kicks ass).

    Thanks! It has been fun putting it together. Even more fun to ride. She really hauls a$$!
  • 05-31-2017
    Sizzler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jesper_F_K View Post
    Santa Highball :thumbsup:

    I really like it, well done!
  • 06-02-2017
    Johnny Rhubarb
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 06-04-2017
    MTB Pilot
    Final config on my Gnarvester SS with the RS 120mm. Also swapped out dropper post from another bike to match the black fork. I keep toying with the idea of replacing this frame with a Pivot LES Fat or Borealis Echo, but I just love this bike too much. Coming upon 3 years old now.





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  • 06-08-2017
    Dave_Oz
    First post alert!

    Here's my SS. Just got the conversion done yesterday. Surprisingly the bike weighs in at 9.5kg. Its a blast to ride in this format.

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  • 06-08-2017
    frito_mosquito
    1 Attachment(s)
    My El Mar frame cracked at the chainstays, but my friendly local mechanic had a 2012 Unit lying around. So I cannibalized the cockpit, brakes, drivetrain, rear wheel, and tires from the El Mar and put this together.
  • 06-08-2017
    Sizzler
    nice!
  • 06-08-2017
    akindofbrian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by frito_mosquito View Post
    My El Mar frame cracked at the chainstays, but my friendly local mechanic had a 2012 Unit lying around. So I cannibalized the cockpit, brakes, drivetrain, rear wheel, and tires from the El Mar and put this together.

    That seems like an awesome substitute! Congrats on the frame score!
  • 06-08-2017
    frito_mosquito
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by akindofbrian View Post
    That seems like an awesome substitute! Congrats on the frame score!

    I really like how it rides so far. I got really lucky!
  • 06-08-2017
    patski
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dave_Oz View Post
    First post alert! Here's my SS. Just got the conversion done yesterday. Surprisingly the bike weighs in at 9.5kg. Its a blast to ride in this format.

    Nice, send pix from Whitsundays!!
  • 06-08-2017
    jct
    1 Attachment(s)
    my chubber...
  • 06-08-2017
    Dave_Oz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by patski View Post
    Nice, send pix from Whitsundays!!

    Will do! Doing the most scenic track in the area in a couple weeks!

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  • 06-09-2017
    Ross1200
    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!
    My new (to me) Cotic Simple xl 29er. So excited to get riding this. Still waiting for the rear brake mount, rear hub conversion kit and a 10mm dt Swiss axle. Gearing is 34x17 to start with.








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  • 06-13-2017
    peacob
    Been a few years since i posted her. Although i've spent most of my time and money on newer bikes in the recent years, i've still managed to keep her up to date on all her shots and checkups. One of these days i'll get around to updating to a lighter crank. In current form shes sitting just under 17lbs.


  • 06-14-2017
    Johnny Rhubarb
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 06-14-2017
    MikeRed
    1 Attachment(s)
    2016 XL Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Attachment 1142106
    23.8lbs with 2014 150mm Fox 34.
  • 06-24-2017
    The STIG
    4 Attachment(s)
    Just built this spot up a month or so ago. Pretty sweet ride. The frame is new, parts are stuff i had hanging around.
    Attachment 1143407Attachment 1143408Attachment 1143409Attachment 1143410
  • 06-25-2017
    ARandomBiker
    2 Attachment(s)
    Even though I've had this bike since Dec, I haven't added it to this thread for some reason.
    My 2016 Vassago Jabberwocky

    Rigid with Whisky parts No.9 fork
    Attachment 1143589

    100mm Reba (boost width)
    Attachment 1143593
  • 06-26-2017
    Ross1200
    Quote:

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  • 06-27-2017
    Buster Bluth
    A pirate walks into a bar with a giant steering wheel on his crotch.
    The bartender says, "hey buddy, what's with the steering wheel on your crotch?"
    Pirate says, "Arrr, it drives me nuts."
  • 06-27-2017
    Ross1200
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Buster Bluth View Post
    A pirate walks into a bar with a giant steering wheel on his crotch.
    The bartender says, "hey buddy, what's with the steering wheel on your crotch?"
    Pirate says, "Arrr, it drives me nuts."

    Nice.


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  • 07-11-2017
    greensound
    1 Attachment(s)
    I think this is my first post -apparently I signed up sometime in the past?

    Anyway, here is an old pic of my '07 Raleigh XXIX. She's got an Easton Monkey Lite XC bar and some different pedals now, but otherwise what you see is what I got.
  • 07-11-2017
    fishwrinkle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Buster Bluth View Post
    A pirate walks into a bar with a giant steering wheel on his crotch.
    The bartender says, "hey buddy, what's with the steering wheel on your crotch?"
    Pirate says, "Arrr, it drives me nuts."

    too much spongebob.
  • 07-20-2017
    Woodzy
    1 Attachment(s)
    Finally finished swapping all the parts to my new frame. Can't wait to hit the trails!Attachment 1147526
  • 07-26-2017
    tuidp
    3 Attachment(s)
    My Steel SS from Brazil
    My Steel SS from Brazil
  • 07-26-2017
    blaklabl
    3 Attachment(s)
    My New Toy
    So, almost done with this. Finally sourced the correct year rigid fork, just need to strip it raw and clear it as I don't plan on re-powdering the entire frame since it's in such good shape (the paint and decals). I like to call it a "modernized classic" :thumbsup:

    1997 Rockhopper Comp FS (RS Indy fork replaced with correct vintage rigid version)
    Changed out bars/stem to be a little higher, wider, shorter
    Shimano XT 730 cranks circa 1993
    Original rims intact (they were perfect), had the front re-laced with original hub, had the rear re-laced with new WI ENO Eccentric hub by Dave Thomas of Dave's Speed Dream Wheels
    Parts bin Avid brake levers
    New tires, went with the Performance Forte Tsali 2.25, although I wish I had gone with some Maxxis IKONs
    NOS (parts bin) Flite Ti saddle

    I'm happy with it, will probably eventually repowder the frame & fork to match but for right now the goal is just to ride it. I haven't had a SS in my quiver for a long time and was longing for a classic 26" bike, I have always had an affinity for late 90's steel Specialized bikes. I'm blessed to have this and a SC 5010c to choose from, no matter what ride I decide to do.

    Attachment 1148570Attachment 1148568Attachment 1148569
  • 07-26-2017
    Mariop
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    So, almost done with this. Finally sourced the correct year rigid fork, just need to strip it raw and clear it as I don't plan on re-powdering the entire frame since it's in such good shape (the paint and decals). I like to call it a "modernized classic" :thumbsup:

    1997 Rockhopper Comp FS (RS Indy fork replaced with correct vintage rigid version)
    Changed out bars/stem to be a little higher, wider, shorter
    Shimano XT 730 cranks circa 1993
    Original rims intact (they were perfect), had the front re-laced with original hub, had the rear re-laced with new WI ENO Eccentric hub by Dave Thomas of Dave's Speed Dream Wheels
    Parts bin Avid brake levers
    New tires, went with the Performance Forte Tsali 2.25, although I wish I had gone with some Maxxis IKONs
    NOS (parts bin) Flite Ti saddle

    I'm happy with it, will probably eventually repowder the frame & fork to match but for right now the goal is just to ride it. I haven't had a SS in my quiver for a long time and was longing for a classic 26" bike, I have always had an affinity for late 90's steel Specialized bikes. I'm blessed to have this and a SC 5010c to choose from, no matter what ride I decide to do.

    Attachment 1148570Attachment 1148568Attachment 1148569


    That is awesome!! I love it just the way it is. Keep the fork raw as it is now. Classic beauty. Nicely done.
  • 07-26-2017
    Ertje
    My 2016 Kona Unit (XL size), slightly modified :cool:



    Modifications:
  • 07-26-2017
    blaklabl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mariop View Post
    That is awesome!! I love it just the way it is. Keep the fork raw as it is now. Classic beauty. Nicely done.

    Thanks! The fork was still the original clear coat over raw that was sort of yellowing and had quick a few nicks and some small rust, so I stripped off the clear and polished with super fine steel wool. I'm in a really dry climate (az) so I'm not too worried about rust forming quickly, so eventually I'll get it clear powdered.



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  • 07-27-2017
    Jack Burns
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Thanks! The fork was still the original clear coat over raw that was sort of yellowing and had quick a few nicks and some small rust, so I stripped off the clear and polished with super fine steel wool. I'm in a really dry climate (az) so I'm not too worried about rust forming quickly, so eventually I'll get it clear powdered.



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    A friend of mine once had one of those hardtail Robin's Egg Blue Stumpjumpers (it came with a Judy fork). They were from the late 90's maybe. Another friend had a Rockhopper just like that one here.

    It was a simpler time. The trails were skinnier, and there were fewer riders.

    To have a classic single speed is a great way to ride and celebrate a life of riding. A lot of riders don't understand the perspective we have.

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  • 07-27-2017
    bikeny
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here's my latest singlespeed, sorry for the crappy basement pictures:
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  • 07-27-2017
    blaklabl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    It was a simpler time. The trails were skinnier, and there were fewer riders.

    To have a classic single speed is a great way to ride and celebrate a life of riding. A lot of riders don't understand the perspective we have.

    2017 marks 30 years of riding mountain bikes for me. Started with a 1987 Schwinn High Sierra in black chrome, that my dad drove me to Redland's Schwinn to buy when I was 12 years old, complaining the whole time about the insanity of a "$500 bicycle".

    What you said is true, it was certainly a simpler time. I have run the gamut in 30 years, spent more than I care to add up in bikes and parts, as well as dabbled in just about every discipline from weight weenie XC to full on DH/FR. I have always had nice bikes, the latest and greatest, and it's been fun - in fact it still is!

    But hands down the most fun I have had over the years, rides and sensations I remember & cherish most, have always been on a nice quiet light steel SS bikes. I don't care about the wheel size debate, I've had them all and they all have their merits. I'm not racing anyone or anything, I just want to have the childlike fun that a good SS affords its pilot. And so far, this "new old modernized classic" of mine seems to fit the bill.

    Sorry to go OT, but what you said struck me.