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    My Stickel got a bit of a change

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    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    New SS - Rock Lobster 29

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    Here's my Krampus in single speed mode. Love this bike.

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    Ran it 1x10 for a while, but it feels much better balanced with only one cog at the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkC View Post
    Everyone always asks me "How do you ride a single speed out here?"

    I tell them "Usually, in front of you" Then ride off

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    Carver 420ti, carver trail fork.
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    broke down and bought an Odis fork to go with my Jabber. now I just need to find time to ride it between work and school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    broke down and bought an Odis fork to go with my Jabber. now I just need to find time to ride it between work and school.
    Nice, what were you running before? How does it ride?

    Vassago's website is seems to be lacking key information. What is the offset? What is the A-C?

    Tell me more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by santabooze View Post
    Carver 420ti, carver trail fork.
    What's the carver fork like. I've been tempted a few times but never pulled the trigger.


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    Got a new Phil Wood bottom bracket installed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    Got a new Phil Wood bottom bracket installed.


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    Wow! That looks like a BOSS! What sort of B.B. shell is that? What bike? Looks cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Nice, what were you running before? How does it ride?

    Vassago's website is seems to be lacking key information. What is the offset? What is the A-C?

    Tell me more!
    I'll let you know when the dust settles and I get a chance to ride it.

    I have been on a 100mm Reba. My bikes are usually part-time rigid/squish fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    Wow! That looks like a BOSS! What sort of B.B. shell is that? What bike? Looks cool.
    Thanks! It is a standard BSA bottom bracket shell with the Phil Wood Philcentric bottom bracket and so far it's been great. Reading the install directions makes it seem hard to do, but once you do it and grasp the concept of how it works, it's surprisingly simple to set up.

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    The frame is a Workswell 062 which is a generic carbon frame. The geometry is very similar to the 2015 Specialized Stumpjumper HT frames. Here is the spec sheet.

    Frame: Workswell 062 18.5" BSA
    Fork: RS Sid XX 120mm travel
    F Brake: SLX M675 180 CL rotor
    R Brake: XTR Race M9000 160 CL rotor
    Stem: ANVL Swage 50mm
    Bars: Easton Haven 35 carbon
    Headset: FSA supplied by Workswell
    Saddle: Bontrager Affinity RXL carbon
    Seatpost: Nashbar carbon
    Post clamp: Circus monkey QR
    Crankset: Sram XO carbon 175mm
    Ring: Blackspire 32t GXP round
    Chain: SLX 10 speed
    Cassette: Origin8 18t sprocket
    Wheels: Stans Crest MK3, DT Swiss 350 hubs 54t ratchet, DT AeroComp spokes, Sapim self-locking nipples
    Tires: Bontrager XR2 29x2.2

    Ready to ride weight is 20lbs give or take a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I'll let you know when the dust settles and I get a chance to ride it.

    I have been on a 100mm Reba. My bikes are usually part-time rigid/squish fork.
    I want more info, too! I also looked at their site and it doesn't list the specs as Onespeed pointed out. Is it about the same A-C as your 100mm Reba?
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    nearly certain the Odis is 480mm 100x15 tapered 45mm offset

    Priced way lower than Soma's (nearly identical specs) even when not on sale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross1200 View Post
    What's the carver fork like. I've been tempted a few times but never pulled the trigger.


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    Good enough for 14 laps at OP, and tons of miles after. More compliant than my Niner fork, and almost as precise.

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    This may be a short-lived experiment, since I can really appreciate both higher and lower gears on this bike, but I've been dying to try it. If we don't get more rain, testing will commence in the morning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    This may be a short-lived experiment, since I can really appreciate both higher and lower gears on this bike, but I've been dying to try it. If we don't get more rain, testing will commence in the morning...
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    Omg. Iím stunned. Stunning. Looks like fun, why let rain hold you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    This may be a short-lived experiment, since I can really appreciate both higher and lower gears on this bike, but I've been dying to try it. If we don't get more rain, testing will commence in the morning...
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    Update me when you get it out. I have a riot also currently Iím putting together a chrome boosted nimble9 for a new single speed. What tensioner did you use on the riot


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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    Omg. Iím stunned. Stunning.
    Thanks! It'll look a little better when it's done. Ran into all kinds of hassles all of a sudden. Between something rattling around in the rear wheel's rim, the rear brake losing pressure due to a seal or something, and one of my super lightweight stem's bolts breaking, I'm running temporary replacements for all of the above, and a different rear tire than usual.
    Shorter Syntace Megaforce stem arriving today, and the rear brake will look like this again, shortly:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    Update me when you get it out. I have a riot also currently Iím putting together a chrome boosted nimble9 for a new single speed. What tensioner did you use on the riot
    I'll try to remember to. Looks like steady rain the next couple days, so...yuck.
    That's a Rohloff 8250 XC/SS tensioner.
    I want to ride more at a place with longer climbs and downhills, so don't know if this will work out. Much prefer SS, though, and will keep it like this for a little while and see how it goes.
    A Riot and SS N9 cover a lot of bases!

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    Any have recommendations for a 27.5 ss hardtail? Hoping to run a 120/130 fork on it. Besides that I'm all ears. Already know about the Soma B-side and Kona Explosif.

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    I recently converted my race bike and made other changes as well.

    '17 Scott Scale 900RC now was 120mm SID RCT3, Purgatory/Ground Control 2.3" and 36/18 gearing. In the stand, without a chain tensioner, the chain tension was perfect but after one ride it has slightly stretched and I have since installed one(just in case).
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    My Yeti BigTop. An oldie but a goodie


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    2016 Vassago Optimus

    Loving my 2016 Vassago Optimus wt 120 Reba. 2.40 F 2.25 R Ardents. Usually run 32/22 for the hilly/punchy/rocky trails in Western Massachusetts.
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    New steel Voodoo fork.

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    ^ Your skewer is installed backwards.
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aybee View Post
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    Like the fat front more than the 29er front setup. Perfect for bombing down the descents. Probably need to lower the gearing as 32x17 just won't do with the type of terrain I ride.
    I know this photo is 2+ years old, but it is furthering my desire to singlespeed my jones plus

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    A couple of pics from yesterday. Winter Solstice on the SweetSpotSingleSpeed. I'm liking this thing more and more.

    You can see traces where the fire came down the ridge into Annadel State Park, toward the lake.
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    2018 Vassago VerHauen
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    Raceface next post
    Bontrager pro 90mm stem
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    Esi grips and togs
    Travail 2.6 tires (for now)
    26.3 lbs (Those tires !!)
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    Stunning!

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    I'm back baby

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    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    A couple of pics from yesterday. Winter Solstice on the SweetSpotSingleSpeed. I'm liking this thing more and more.

    You can see traces where the fire came down the ridge into Annadel State Park, toward the lake.
    I have that picture of almost every bike I have owned in the last 20 years
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    Another Krampus on a quick ride this afternoon in Scotland
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    This may be a short-lived experiment, since I can really appreciate both higher and lower gears on this bike, but I've been dying to try it. If we don't get more rain, testing will commence in the morning...
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    Any updates on this? Looks great and FS SS may be my next ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    I'm back baby
    Firstly, super sweet NS in the black. Love those frames. Just wondering if you've tensioned this with an EBB as I can't seem to find a version of this frame with a tensioner? I may be blind.

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    Just neutered him. Can't wait for the weekend. First time trying a singlespeed.
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    I revived my 2000 GT Avalanche with some new bars,
    stem, saddle, brakes converted it single. I have some tubeliss rims that will be going on it with some new tires as well. Those are the original rims and I've been breaking a lot of spokes lately so time for an upgrade. So far I've been loving it.

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    Cobbled my old Marin hybrid together into a bit of a gravel grinder as I've been missing ss. 39/17 gearing

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    Just finished building up a (new to me) Lenz Milk Money.

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    Just finished building up a (new to me) Lenz Milk Money.
    I miss my MM so much. They're a lot of fun. My Inbred is as well but they're two very different bikes.

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    Pacific NorthWest wonderland

    got out the other day
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    ^ooooh wee!
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    The &quot;New&quot; Post Your Singlespeed!-img_2268.jpg

    Ditched the steel hardtail for a slopestyle bike. It's definitely not for everyone, but it will be a lot of fun at White Ranch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Any updates on this? Looks great and FS SS may be my next ride.
    No, my back has been really screwed up, and I'm just getting to where I can ride(or walk, for that matter). Short one about two weeks ago has been it. 10sp again, until I can be sure about standing and mashing without any spasms.
    Freaking disc pushing on a nerve when I'd try to stand up straight
    Been having some dramatic ups and downs, but seem to be having less and less problem with it. Would have ridden some easy trails today but for the rain...
    Hopefully be SSing it again, soon!

    This probably isn't the bike most people would choose to go SS with, and that wasn't my original plan, either, but it really isn't horribly heavy. ~29.3lb 10sp, 28.1 SS, and I may be able to drop another pound of mostly wheels and tires before it's all over with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinlikethebird View Post
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    And just for fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by inclinelongboards View Post
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    Ditched the steel hardtail for a slopestyle bike. It's definitely not for everyone, but it will be a lot of fun at White Ranch!
    I've always wondered about doing this! Have you gotten any rides in? Seams like the ultimate BMXish d*ckin' around funbike for the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snox700 View Post
    I've always wondered about doing this! Have you gotten any rides in? Seams like the ultimate BMXish d*ckin' around funbike for the trails.
    I am riding Longhorn at White Ranch on Sunday. I was looking for a full suspension bike that had about 4" of travel and could work singlespeed with the components I had on my steel hardtail. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It would be miserable to sit and pedal for a long time, but I rarely have to do that for the stuff I like to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inclinelongboards View Post
    It would be miserable to sit and pedal for a long time, but I rarely have to do that for the stuff I like to ride.
    Precisely why I think the slopestyle bike for a SS would be fun, haha. Enjoy!

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    The SweetSpot on hero dirt in Annadel. Sticky, chunky singlespeed goodness.
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    One gear is all you need.

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    The &quot;New&quot; Post Your Singlespeed!-image.jpg

    Just got this, anyone else tried one ? gonna be making some changes but should be fun.

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    ^ nice Unit... I mean, cool bike. Yeah I had an older one, super fun. Your going to enjoy that thing!!
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Haven't been able to find much material on the new one. Definitely gonna be upgrading the fork and bars etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grgritss View Post
    Haven't been able to find much material on the new one. Definitely gonna be upgrading the fork and bars etc
    Iíve got an old one still. Let me know if you sell the fork, Iíd be interested. Itís still one of my favorite bikes...thinking about sending it to do some commuting duties.

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    Throwing my entry into the fray:

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    On-One Parkwood 27.5+ SingleSpeed

    Flats - 2.8 nobby nics on i45 rims - 130mm fork - 32/18 gearing

    Only about 50 miles on this setup and have already claimed quite a few PRs with it.

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    Finished to build my new ride and had some fun last weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox View Post
    Firstly, super sweet NS in the black. Love those frames. Just wondering if you've tensioned this with an EBB as I can't seem to find a version of this frame with a tensioner? I may be blind.
    Sorry Chum, missed your reply. I was going to get a Ragley from CRC, but this frame popped up on a FB group 5 mins from home. Magic gear FTW. Oval 32 front and 21 surly rear. I ran with 1x10 for a while before fighting my way back to the dark side. It's a a little heavy at just over 12kg, but with a 150 fox 34 it destroys the descents.

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    The Kona Unit is my main ride. The axle on the stock crankset snapped at about 11,000 miles. I took this photo yesterday after installing the new crankset, BB, chain ring and chain. She's back baby!
    The G29's job is to keep the Unit clean and dry when it's raining or for salty road rides.
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    Stache SS

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    2017 Stache aluminum frameset, 2018 Trek 1120 Carbon Boost Fork, 2017 Shimano SLX brakes, Ibis 938 (34mm internal) wheelset, Woodman GT2 Carbo seat post, Ergon SMR3 Saddle, Raceface SIXC 785 bar, WTB Moto X grips, Thomson stem (70mm 10*), Sram GX Eagle crankset (boost with 32T NW ring), Surly SS 22T rear cog and spacers, Sram GX NW chain, Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3 pedals, WTB Ranger LT 3.0 tires F & R.

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    Built up a 2013 Karate Monkey SS, going to have it onboard the ship where i work for everyone to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    Its coming together!

    2017 Stache aluminum frameset, 2018 Trek 1120 Carbon Boost Fork, 2017 Shimano SLX brakes, Ibis 938 (34mm internal) wheelset, Woodman GT2 Carbo seat post, Ergon SMR3 Saddle, Raceface SIXC 785 bar, WTB Moto X grips, Thomson stem (70mm 10*), Sram GX Eagle crankset (boost with 32T NW ring), Surly SS 22T rear cog and spacers, Sram GX NW chain, Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3 pedals, WTB Ranger LT 3.0 tires F & R.

    Tomorrow it gets its first shake down ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    How was the ride? Did you notice any frame flex? What was the final weight?
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    20.5lbs. No frame flex. This marks the 3rd day in a row on the SS. It is so much fun! (and painful)

    I live in rural northern New Mexico--we have lots of mountains toping out over 12,000. The town is at 7,000. Unfortunately we are not having winter this year (normally we receive over 315" of snow in the Ski Valley and this year so far we have had about 40") so that means the trails are ready to roll.

    The first day I didn't have much time to ride so I just rode up to the local town trails, did a quick lap of one of the smaller loops and went home. The second day I saw a friend who was heading out at the same time so we rode together up something I thought would be near impossible: Atalaya Mountain (via Picachio). I had to walk just a few spots, but was able to clean 90-95% of it. Crazy! Today I did the town trails again, but this time I rode all the loops--about 20 miles worth. Because it is rigid, I can't fly down stuff, but going up I have to just hammer it. (no frame flex and quiet) It does everything so well. I didn't know a SS would be so much fun! I didn't know 3" wide tires would make such a drastic change to ride qualities. The whole package is superb. I am very happy.

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    Already posted this bike a year or 3-4 ago, but after breaking my hand in a way too stupid crash I didn't ride it for almost 1,5years.

    Took her for a second ride this week and I forgot how much I loved it.
    Although I forgot the pain an SS can give you after 30k of forest

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    Its coming together!

    2017 Stache aluminum frameset, 2018 Trek 1120 Carbon Boost Fork, 2017 Shimano SLX brakes, Ibis 938 (34mm internal) wheelset, Woodman GT2 Carbo seat post, Ergon SMR3 Saddle, Raceface SIXC 785 bar, WTB Moto X grips, Thomson stem (70mm 10*), Sram GX Eagle crankset (boost with 32T NW ring), Surly SS 22T rear cog and spacers, Sram GX NW chain, Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3 pedals, WTB Ranger LT 3.0 tires F & R.

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    Youíre gonna want to get rid of that cheap, thin cog and get one with a wider base. The thinner it is, the more it will chew up your hub body.


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    Pugsley w/MX Bars = perfection

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    Youíre gonna want to get rid of that cheap, thin cog and get one with a wider base. The thinner it is, the more it will chew up your hub body.


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    ...surly cogs are pretty damn good


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    Quote Originally Posted by MudderNutter View Post
    ...surly cogs are pretty damn good


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    Chris King cogs are awesome.
    The price also contributes in thinking it should very durable

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    New wheels King Iso SS Hubs, Stans Arch MKIII
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    Youíre gonna want to get rid of that cheap, thin cog and get one with a wider base. The thinner it is, the more it will chew up your hub body.


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    I wondered about the thickness of this Surly cog, 4.5mm does seem a little thin. Only problem is that I ride some fairly steep and long terrain and there don't seem to be many other options for a 22T cog. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    I wondered about the thickness of this Surly cog, 4.5mm does seem a little thin. Only problem is that I ride some fairly steep and long terrain and there don't seem to be many other options for a 22T cog. Any suggestions?
    You could go 20T in de back and put a new chainring in front with 2-3 teeth less than you have now.

    20T is widely available from several manufacturers

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    I wondered about the thickness of this Surly cog, 4.5mm does seem a little thin. Only problem is that I ride some fairly steep and long terrain and there don't seem to be many other options for a 22T cog. Any suggestions?
    What kind of hubs, and what's the freehub material? You should be fine with a Surly cog, but I think some others are wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    I wondered about the thickness of this Surly cog, 4.5mm does seem a little thin. Only problem is that I ride some fairly steep and long terrain and there don't seem to be many other options for a 22T cog. Any suggestions?
    Iíd get this; as a matter of fact, I just ordered a 21T so I can run 34x21 for a 24-hour solo effort this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    Iíd get this; as a matter of fact, I just ordered a 21T so I can run 34x21 for a 24-hour solo effort this weekend.
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    That's what he has!
    Ha...now I see the description, but it doesnít look like the normal, thick-based Surly cog. It looks to be one of the cheap, thin cogs. If it is, indeed, one of the Surly cogs I posted, youíre good to go!


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    Endless makes cogs all the way up to 25t. Endless Bike Company | Anodized Kick Ass Cogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    Ha...now I see the description, but it doesnít look like the normal, thick-based Surly cog. It looks to be one of the cheap, thin cogs. If it is, indeed, one of the Surly cogs I posted, youíre good to go!


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    It's great to see the new bikes. They're awesome, as of course are their riders!

    I have a question for riders of the new school geometry bikes, and plus size tires.

    Many of you have been SS riders on old school geometry.

    To those who have ridden the old and the new, what do you think about the differences in terms of climbing, handling, overall performance, weight, and about the quality of the parts?

    I'm still riding old single speeds. I'm pretty sure the new bikes are better in general than the old ones. How much better, if at all, are they?

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    I have not been on the trails on the Moxie "enduro" single speed yet, but I have enough rides on it to love it. I live on Vancouver Island and slacker bikes are de riguer. Mine is the slackest, longest, with the steepest STA bike in my crew, and this includes a Warden and a Spartan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    It's great to see the new bikes. They're awesome, as of course are their riders!

    I have a question for riders of the new school geometry bikes, and plus size tires.

    Many of you have been SS riders on old school geometry.

    To those who have ridden the old and the new, what do you think about the differences in terms of climbing, handling, overall performance, weight, and about the quality of the parts?

    I'm still riding old single speeds. I'm pretty sure the new bikes are better in general than the old ones. How much better, if at all, are they?

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    3" 29er + tires are revolutionary. I don't know if you can find an "old school geo" bike that will take 3" tires. I have been riding the current geo on my FS bikes for the past years on a few different bikes. Yes, the new geometry is amazing, making many moves much easier. But it is the 3" tires that are the biggest difference on my Stache SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    3" 29er + tires are revolutionary. I don't know if you can find an "old school geo" bike that will take 3" tires. I have been riding the current geo on my FS bikes for the past years on a few different bikes. Yes, the new geometry is amazing, making many moves much easier. But it is the 3" tires that are the biggest difference on my Stache SS.
    I dunno if it counts as new skool but I have a kona raijin. Short chainstays and 120 fork. Anything that I enjoy riding I can ride on it too. For rough descents I'm about 10% slower on the raijin but I am much more involved and satisfied in the end than on a modern fs bike.

    I've ridden a kona honzo cr and a canfield epo, they're new skool. They allow much more seatpost drop which is great, the extra slackness and bigger forks in the front means I could drive through much rougher terrain - but I think those bikes were bit too slack for normal riding, sorta lost some steering zip, sorta lost the fun of a flowy trail.

    Before the raijin I had a V2 jabberwocky and while it was fab for carving long smooth turns it was terrifying in the rough - made my normal rides impossible because I couldn't manual, I was crashing into all sorts of stuff because I couldn't get the front wheel up. The long stays also meant I had a hard time keeping adequate weight on the rear wheel so climbing posture was brutal. Thats my model of old skool and it was unridable for the trails I like.

    Plus tires... I ride in the pnw. Its wet and muddy here and wet slippy roots. I enjoy riding it all on feeble 2.35 ikons. The big tires take away too much sketch for me, I dont' like the weight and don't enjoy all that grip and rolling resistance. Just my opinion. The big tires would probably be great in big loose chunk.

    So... jabberwocky->raijin == love, love, love
    raijin->slack honzo or epo == it has its place, but not for ideal general bike
    Plus tires... heavy... for pnw... meh...
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    I considered a Honzo with an angle adjusting headset, it's a very cool frame.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    My first crack at a SS. Wanted to keep this a 'vintage' build with some of my 90's parts. GT-Outpost, 1st gen Rock Shox Judy DH, Ringle bling, XTR, John Tomac DH bars. Had some small issues with the conversion, but happy with the way it turned out. I will hit the trails tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
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    Thatís a good looking bike man


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    TAOS1, you have a Judy that works? If so good on ya. Very cool.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    TAOS1, you have a Judy that works? If so good on ya. Very cool.
    haha, not exactly. I gutted it and installed speed springs. Not great, but I'm also not hucking to flat anymore
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    Speed Springs, nice.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Sweet Moxie Bickle!

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    Resurrecting the Altitude

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    Resurrecting the Altitude

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    The Altitude may cause SSickness...

    What hbar?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    The Altitude may cause SSickness...

    What hbar?
    it's the stock bar that came with a Transition Klunker, basically a random cheap MX bar.

    what's SSickness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rhubarb View Post
    it's the stock bar that came with a Transition Klunker, basically a random cheap MX bar.

    what's SSickness?
    altitude sickness, a common malady for some attempting to climb mountains

    SS: single speed

    slang usage of sick

    just a play on words, nice retro build. It's sick! Happy rollin'!
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Ha, I had a little bit of that today...
    Cheers and thanks
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    I love that old Altitude!
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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