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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 actually don't use the cogs from a cassette, just the spacers - I use single speed specific cogs that have a higher tooth profile. This prevents the chain from skipping off the cog if I get my chain tension wrong. (read: if I am too lazy to adjust my non-sprung tensioner)

    I have a 1/8" wide chainring up front so I do need to use a BMX-width chain, even though my cog at the rear is 3/32" (8/9-speed) compatible.

    I find BMX chains are cheap and strong so I don't mind using them. I pay about $7 for a chain and it lasts me about 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divernick View Post
    I actually don't use the cogs from a cassette, just the spacers - I use single speed specific cogs that have a higher tooth profile. This prevents the chain from skipping off the cog if I get my chain tension wrong. (read: if I am too lazy to adjust my non-sprung tensioner)

    I have a 1/8" wide chainring up front so I do need to use a BMX-width chain, even though my cog at the rear is 3/32" (8/9-speed) compatible.

    I find BMX chains are cheap and strong so I don't mind using them. I pay about $7 for a chain and it lasts me about 6 months.
    That's good info as well and I appreciate it sir!
    The only problem with the specific BMX chain model that the mechanic prescribed is that it's been out of stock for quite a bit. He recommends a KMC K70 (product code is K810). I got a non-sprung tensioner as well (Da Bomb RL-4) but in as much as the chain is concerned there's really no advise whether the stores here will have it in stock any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneshiro76 View Post
    I'm starting to think its the 10speed Deore crank chainrings that's gonna be throwing the chains off.
    My first SS bike had a regular Deore 9 speed ring for pretty long. It wasn't quite ideal, with lower tooth profile and the ramps, but worked OK, as long as I didn't have much chain slack.

    Since then, I've gone for 3/32" wide SS or Downhill chainrings, cogs with wide base and 3/32" teeth, and high quality 9 speed chains like Shimano CN-7701. Cheap chains seem to stretch more and are also harder to keep clean.

    "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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    Update on my Diamondback SS

    Now with ESI grips and carbon fork.

    10.5kg


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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    My first SS bike had a regular Deore 9 speed ring for pretty long. It wasn't quite ideal, with lower tooth profile and the ramps, but worked OK, as long as I didn't have much chain slack.

    Since then, I've gone for 3/32" wide SS or Downhill chainrings, cogs with wide base and 3/32" teeth, and high quality 9 speed chains like Shimano CN-7701. Cheap chains seem to stretch more and are also harder to keep clean.
    I'll look into those items and see which I can find here. 'Not really planning on keeping all 3 chainrings on the Hollowtech. Maybe 32T until I can find a better chainring or crankset if I get lucky. Thanks for the advise sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by divernick View Post
    Now with ESI grips and carbon fork.

    10.5kg

    Nice rig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneshiro76 View Post
    Nice rig!
    Thanks bud!

    Now I need to do something about the frame - strip and polish, anodise or powdercoat....can't decide

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    Anodize if you can find someone to do it for a reasonable price. Your best bet might be Co-Motion Bikes. Otherwise powder-coat.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Anodised! And share the photos!

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    My new One9. I've had it for about five weeks now - this photo taken right after I built it up.

    Great bike.


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    ^^^^Good God!^^^^ That deserves a rep. +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by newportl View Post
    My new One9. I've had it for about five weeks now - this photo taken right after I built it up.

    Great bike.

    Props to the owner!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Anodize if you can find someone to do it for a reasonable price. Your best bet might be Co-Motion Bikes. Otherwise powder-coat.
    Wow, just been quoted $50 to anodise my frame if I strip it myself - now to choose the colour.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by divernick View Post
    Wow, just been quoted $50 to anodise my frame if I strip it myself - now to choose the colour.........
    Holy hell where did you find that deal? I have frame that would be pink in a heart beat if I could find a price like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post
    Holy hell where did you find that deal? I have frame that would be pink in a heart beat if I could find a price like that.
    I'm in Johannesburg, South Africa....

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    Quote Originally Posted by divernick View Post
    I'm in Johannesburg, South Africa....
    Ha, fair enough. I missed that little detail. Looking forward to what you come up with.

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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1335396481.094458.jpg
    Sold my full suspension cadabra,its not high end but I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campdog View Post
    Sold my full suspension cadabra,its not high end but I really like it.
    That's all that matters! Besides then you can laugh at all the guys who've spent twice as much on their bikes as you blow past em!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    My new Highball SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by newportl View Post
    My new One9. I've had it for about five weeks now - this photo taken right after I built it up.

    Great bike.

    Awesome bike!
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    Keeping the hardtail dream alive, one ride at a time.

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    Very nice FerrouSS, Are the Santa Cruz Drop out kits now available for the highball? Also, do you have a weight on the bike?

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    I think the dropouts are available. 21 lbs. And it is pretty comfy after 4 or 5 hrs

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    Not a bad weight at all, What did you change from stock?

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    Wheels are Hope/Stan's, cranks are XTR, bar is Truvativ WC, BB7's. It was a frame only.

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    Good job! My everyday ride



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    Quote Originally Posted by velopax View Post
    This reminds me Swiss military bikes quite a bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    ^ tits. my 24" curb hopper is still having some on-going
    Specs on this?? Cool bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by velopax View Post


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    Here's mine. 32x20t. Started riding S/S last year after derailleur hanger snapped and had to either single speed or walk out of the woods. It wasn't as tough as I'd thought it might be, but very challenging. Built this one to ride during the week after work to build strength and stammina, then ride 1x9 FS for longer weekend rides.
    >>"Every chance I get!"

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    Without cross-posting too much, here's one shot of my new build... There are more pics among a few other threads(Triton Thread, Rigid 29er Thread)...


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    New Bike

    Just finished building her last night, let the fun begin...
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    Dual SS

    Converted my 69er geared to rigid 69er SS. Waiting for my HBC spiderless front chainring, otherwise it was pretty cheap. 30 dollar steel fork and 30 dollar 17 degree salsa handlebar added to parts bin items.

    Didn't worry too much about weight as the combined total shown is about 260 pounds and I'm not sure how much help I'll get from my SS "stoker".
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    just picked up a 2007 rig today. already swapped the stem, handlebar, and grips. eggbeaters on order and i plan to swap my thomspon seat post and rxl carbon saddle between this bike and my 2011 paragon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoRacing View Post
    Without cross-posting too much, here's one shot of my new build... There are more pics among a few other threads(Triton Thread, Rigid 29er Thread)...

    This one deserves another post and a rep! Nice freaking Triton.
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    Heres mine...british Dawes, reynolds tubing, 32x19. Wasnt sure if i'd like the SS style of riding, but can honestly say i love it. Love the simplicity, the challenge and not handing money over to the bike manufacturers every 5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoRacing View Post
    Without cross-posting too much, here's one shot of my new build... There are more pics among a few other threads(Triton Thread, Rigid 29er Thread)...

    Nice!
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    I call this one Dog Walker. I walk my dog on local trails with it


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    Very nice- here's my 47 Schwinn- middle child had me slam the seat so she could rock it:
    Actually I abhor cycling- I just like wearing tight shorts

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    Nice bar frame. Love it. I'm looking for one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_sdca View Post
    Converted my 69er geared to rigid 69er SS. Waiting for my HBC spiderless front chainring, otherwise it was pretty cheap. 30 dollar steel fork and 30 dollar 17 degree salsa handlebar added to parts bin items.

    Didn't worry too much about weight as the combined total shown is about 260 pounds and I'm not sure how much help I'll get from my SS "stoker".
    That's not a 69'er, that's a 469'er with the 24 at the rear..

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    My other SS was getting lonely, so I built a SS commuter. 47x17 gearing and 35mm knobbies:

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by 251 View Post
    My other SS was getting lonely, so I built a SS commuter. 47x17 gearing and 35mm knobbies:

    Love it! I need a commuter and this is exactly what I have in mind when I have the money. Commuting on the MTB gets old and so does swapping out cogs to go between what I need for off road vs on road.

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    GFs new bike.

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    Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post

    GFs new bike.
    Wow- for an honest moment, I was thinking, "why would Gary Fisher be riding a Niner?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    Wow- for an honest moment, I was thinking, "why would Gary Fisher be riding a Niner?"
    I was totally with you on that one! LOL!
    -boom

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    Dude its May how do you still have two boxes of candy canes and a candy cane leave of jelly beans.

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    2010 GT Peace 9r

    Love the white Kona Unit and the white Surly Steamroller.. Here's my white single speed:



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    I love my single speed mountain bike so much that I bought a single speed cyclocross rig for commuting to go along with it. Love this thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoRacing View Post
    Without cross-posting too much, here's one shot of my new build... There are more pics among a few other threads(Triton Thread, Rigid 29er Thread)...

    That's gorgeous. Nice build!
    Not without incident.

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    Now that's a perfect set up and the picture is amazing

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