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  1. #3451
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    My Chumba HX1 reborn as a 26" SS.

    I used to run this bike 1x9 with 650B wheels. Moved that stuff over to a full suspension frame and rebuilt it to use at an indoor mountain bike park opening nearby.

    It came stock with an eccentric bottom bracket. Bought a cheap SS conversion for an old 26er wheel I had hanging on the wall in the garage. Truvative Stylo SS crank from the parts box. 32/20 gearing. BB7 brakes, Fox Float RLC @120mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
    Okay, excuse me for the road version, but there is very little chance to find dirt tracks in the area i live now...

    This is my only bike at the moment, a commuter, a tourer and a monstercross wannabe. It's a dinglespeed with 32x18 as a main gear and 28x22 as a backup option. Never needed the lower gear up to now, and switched to 32x15 since the photo was made. The hills are really less of a problem than flats that's why the higher gear.. It's a zero elevation sea shore area here, so the tallest "hills" are actually river banks.

    May get a second wheelset with an 8 speed IGH somewhen in the future but so far really liking the SSer..

    This looks hecka fun. Especially with the kiddos.
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    Here are some new pics of my SS...






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    Giant Xtc

    My dad finally let me build up a singlespeed from parts laying around the garage. I'm excited to take it out for a spin today!



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    you build that withh parts lying o the garage? NICE

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    i wish i had xtr cranks lying around my garage
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
    Okay, excuse me for the road version, but there is very little chance to find dirt tracks in the area i live now...

    This is my only bike at the moment, a commuter, a tourer and a monstercross wannabe. It's a dinglespeed with 32x18 as a main gear and 28x22 as a backup option. Never needed the lower gear up to now, and switched to 32x15 since the photo was made. The hills are really less of a problem than flats that's why the higher gear.. It's a zero elevation sea shore area here, so the tallest "hills" are actually river banks.

    May get a second wheelset with an 8 speed IGH somewhen in the future but so far really liking the SSer..

    Wow, that looks fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmunoz View Post
    My dad finally let me build up a singlespeed from parts laying around the garage. I'm excited to take it out for a spin today!
    I don't like Giant but I like your bike. I love the color theme and the red tensioner is just perfect. I don't like the color of the fork but who care with color it's Fox.

    I bet that's a lightweight bike.

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    Here's an upgraded pic of my IF. I still have to put the new brakes on.

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    Here's my other single speed.

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    Now that I have one I can post...here it is...just finished the build today...

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    Salsa El Mariachi ...my first singlespeed!
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    OH MY GOODNESS! I love the Salsa Mariachi. I think I would trade my Spearfish for one of these.
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    Very nice! But ok, I am a Stone fan...

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    Salsa El Mariachi ...my first singlespeed!

    What hubs are this?
    Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)

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    Hope Pro 2 Evo singlespeed hub with 20t surly cog.

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    That is a sweet FIRST SS!
    "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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    How are you liking the X King tire on the rear?

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    Re-build of my old steel bike for on-road climb purpose with some lying around parts. I love the silent of cheapo slick 26x1.50 tires but hates top speed on flats and the momentum LOL - well, it's basically a bike for training.

    All I need is toe clip and wider bar or barend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    Hope Pro 2 Evo singlespeed hub with 20t surly cog.
    Are the bolts stock?
    The ones on my "previous model" Hopes look totally different, and leave something to be desired.

    "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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    As soon as I get my post count up I'll post mine.
    Sorry for this useless entry
    Too soon old-Too late smart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    Are the bolts stock?
    The ones on my "previous model" Hopes look totally different, and leave something to be desired.
    Yes they came with the hub.

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    Ready to post pics!

    Since this pic I installed Elixir brakes and Sram replaced the crank/BB under warranty. Too bad the crank wet the bed, I really liked the polished alum. arms....





    Too soon old-Too late smart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey View Post
    How are you liking the X King tire on the rear?
    I love them.Hammered them on technical terrain with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    I love them.Hammered them on technical terrain with no problems.
    I have a pair of 29x2.2 s-kings I wouldlike to sell. Less than 100 miles. Message me if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    I love them.Hammered them on technical terrain with no problems.
    I have a pair of 29x2.2 x-kings I wouldlike to sell. Less than 100 miles. Message me if interested.

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    That's a pretty bike, blocker.

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    Here's my "other" singlespeed, which I set up almost the same as my mtb, with riser bars and SPDs:





    Weighs a tad less than 16 pounds.

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    Looks like a fun setup.

    Not much tire clearance there!

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    The rear wheel's slammed in the dropouts. I can still fit a few sheets of paper between the tire and the seat tube.

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    That Langster looks like a riot-load of fun.

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    It's awesome. Hops curbs like a bmx bike!

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    how do you guys feel about a ss with a front suspension....seems like all your climbing power comes from pushing down on the rigid fork???

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibikeguy1 View Post
    how do you guys feel about a ss with a front suspension....seems like all your climbing power comes from pushing down on the rigid fork???
    It would seem that your power comes from pushing down on the pedals, but that's just me.

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    this is my nashbar ss 29" $650 invested as it sits...rides great!!! If you read some of my posts on headsets not staying tight you will know why I have an overly stout stem...never any play...ever..three bolt stem...had to graffiti it though cause its so big and ugly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadWagon View Post
    It would seem that your power comes from pushing down on the pedals, but that's just me.
    you know what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadWagon View Post
    It would seem that your power comes from pushing down on the pedals, but that's just me.
    i know i wouldnt be able to climb some stuff if i had suspension up front

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaskaranddriver View Post
    The rear wheel's slammed in the dropouts. I can still fit a few sheets of paper between the tire and the seat tube.
    does it ever rub? seems like it would

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibikeguy1 View Post
    i know i wouldnt be able to climb some stuff if i had suspension up front
    Rigid bikes feel more responsive, and I like that... a lot. However, I've also spent a lot of time with a suspension fork up front and I haven't noticed myself making any climbs with the rigid fork that I don't/can't make with a squishy fork up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibikeguy1 View Post
    how do you guys feel about a ss with a front suspension....seems like all your climbing power comes from pushing down on the rigid fork???
    That's why i got a fork with lockout. So i get the squish when I need it and on long, smooth climbs, a little flip of a switch makes it rigid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibikeguy1 View Post
    this is my nashbar ss 29" $650 invested as it sits...rides great!!! If you read some of my posts on headsets not staying tight you will know why I have an overly stout stem...never any play...ever..three bolt stem...had to graffiti it though cause its so big and ugly...
    Every time somebody builds a cool bike for under $1k God makes two dozen puppies.

    Nice work!
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    I have both rigid SS and front sus SS (with lockout of course). I am fastest by a little with the suspension fork, but ride the full rigid the most since I don't have to clean the forks when I get home. If I could only have one, I would probably choose the full rigid.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibikeguy1 View Post
    how do you guys feel about a ss with a front suspension....seems like all your climbing power comes from pushing down on the rigid fork???
    It's not really a downward pushing force on the handlebars, more like a side-to-side seesawing where you are pulling up opposite the pedal you are mashing on or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boostin View Post
    ...pulling up opposite the pedal you are mashing on...
    I tried your technique and ended up in a ravine. You owe me a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    This looks hecka fun. Especially with the kiddos.
    Thanks, it was fun, that's for sure. However after few more rides I must admit with that trailer and two ladies in it i'd prefer to have at least few gears... That trailer is like a sail and a heavy anchor, you lose the momentum too quickly... And suddenly singlespeed is not that fast nor fun anymore.

    Today had a long ride on the same bike but with an Alfine 8 and no trailer. I wish it was an SS, when going light SS rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaskaranddriver View Post
    I tried your technique and ended up in a ravine. You owe me a beer.
    See, you missed my disclaimer (...or something like that). I actually went out and tested this. Seems when standing and mashing, I pull up on the side that I am pedaling downward. (I had a 50/50 shot of getting it right the first time)

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    Yeah I was just picking your nit. Still owe me a beer though

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    trek "gary fisher collection" sawyer build
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    Niner Air 9 SS

    Just picked up this pink wonder this week! Custom powder coated Susan G. Komen Pink for breast cancer awareness by the previous owner (great guy).

    Rode it today for the first time. What a blast!!

    I swapped some of the parts out from the original build. Here are some of the current specs:

    Fox 29 RC Front Fork,
    Shimano XT Brakes
    Shimano XT Rotors
    Shimano XT Wheelset
    Shimano SLX Cranks
    Shimano SPD Pedals
    Q-ring 34x20
    Richey Carbon Stem
    Easton EC 70 Carbon Bars
    Specialized Phenom saddle
    Bontrager FR3 front tire
    Specialized Fast Track rear tire
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    Mb-5

    Needed a beater to keep in the camper for the weekends at the lake. This is what I ended up with so far:



    1991 era Bridgestone MB-5, chain is not as tight as I would like, but I've put some miles on it and so far so good so no tensioner needed.

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