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    Quote Originally Posted by theMotoMan
    I've done 3 singlespeed bikes by finding the magic gear, thereby eliminating the tensioner. There are various websites and articles that are useful...
    http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php
    I'm convinced that you can find the magic gear for any bike.
    Help a newbie out. What does the magic gear refer to? I used the website mentioned above and 32/19 appears to be a magic gear combo since it is in the shaded area for a Kona Unit with a 17.1 chainstay length. I ordered a 20t rear cog and should receive it in a week or two. Did I make a mistake or is the magic gear not as important with a horizontal slide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KanzaKrūzer
    Help a newbie out. What does the magic gear refer to? I used the website mentioned above and 32/19 appears to be a magic gear combo since it is in the shaded area for a Kona Unit with a 17.1 chainstay length. I ordered a 20t rear cog and should receive it in a week or two. Did I make a mistake or is the magic gear not as important with a horizontal slide?
    If you have horizontal slides every and any gear is the magic gear.

    "Magic gear" applies to a bike with a fixed BB shell and vertical dropouts (typically a geared bike converted to SS). With these frames if you want to run a gear with no tensioning system you have to find the right combo of chainring - cog vs chainstay length so the chain does not have excess slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    If you have horizontal slides every and any gear is the magic gear.
    "Magic gear" applies to a bike with a fixed BB shell and vertical dropouts (typically a geared bike converted to SS). With these frames if you want to run a gear with no tensioning system you have to find the right combo of chainring - cog vs chainstay length so the chain does not have excess slack.
    Thanks for the clarification. The Kona Unit comes with 32/18 and I wanted to try out 32/20. Both those combinations do not line up as a magic gear. I thought magic gear applied to vertical dropout bikes, but wanted to make sure.
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    You may need a new chain, depends how generous Kona were with the stock one

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    You maY need a new chain depends how generous Kona were with the stock one
    I already have a new 3/32 chain waiting for my new cog. Thought I would keep the original cog and chain in case I wanted to switch back.
    Ordered a 20t cog from HBC three weeks ago, so it should be delivered in a week or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    ive seen a couple people run zip ties to pull the tensioner up. prolly what ill try when i SS my reken again.
    I did the zip tie thing once and it works fairly well. One disadvantage is you need to cut the zip tie to get the rear wheel off, so make sure you carry an extra zip tie or two with you. Another thing that works is to take the spring off entirely, mount it in the push up position, add a few washers to the tensioner pivot bolt and tighten it down to where it locks in place and doesn't pivot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    what bars are those?
    Answer ProTaper

    Sorry for missing these back when they were posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu
    How are you tensioning the chain?

    I'm thinking of doing something similar. I have a '93 or '94 Diamondback DBR Titanium hardtail with an old Rockshox Mag21 fork. I still have the original steel fork, and I'm thinking of converting this bike to a fully rigid singlespeed.
    Apologies for being so tardy, somehow missed this one too.

    It's a White Industries Eno hub. Works nicely for this. That Diamondback Ti frame would make a sweet SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabulatodd@mac.com
    My singlespeed project. Looks better moving.
    Enjoy!!
    Very tasty!!

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    [QUOTE=boude]My purple DEAN :
    Frame : DEAN ti
    Weight : 7.5kgrs = 16.53pds



    Hotness. I have a weak spot for sweet ti SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J


    Here's my new Orange P7, its made of Reynolds 631 Steel and is pure fun to ride!

    Always wanted one of these!
    Like the Orange P7 frames. Nicely done.
    Last edited by Overdrive; 04-30-2011 at 02:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel


    Still dead sexy.
    Excellent bike in the best color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overdrive
    Like the Orange frames. Nicely done.
    Thank you!

    That frame actually went back with a warranty problem with the paint, I now have a brand new one finished in black cherry. It's now running 1x9 too but here it is from a ride yesterday



    PS - I still have a SS, it's a 29er Soul Cycles Dillinger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    Thank you!

    That frame actually went back with a warranty problem with the paint, I now have a brand new one finished in black cherry. It's now running 1x9 too but here it is from a ride yesterday



    PS - I still have a SS, it's a 29er Soul Cycles Dillinger!

    Nice looking rides and that's some stellar scenery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolefee
    Just converted my raSScal...sorry for the link, don't know how to post pics.

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/3150027...12325/sizes/l/
    Nicely done. How are the NP hubs holding up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overdrive
    Nice looking rides and that's some stellar scenery!
    The North York Moors were looking rather lovely yesterday! Pity I fell off 4 times and had to walk the last 4 miles! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by LonsiXCI
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    Nice. Would love to find a fork like that in 1" w/ or w/o v-mounts. Non-sus corrected. White Bros may have something close ..
    Last edited by Overdrive; 04-30-2011 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    The North York Moors were looking rather lovely yesterday! Pity I fell off 4 times and had to walk the last 4 miles! LOL
    That's a long walk with a bike.
    Simply hoping for the rain to stop and the trails to dry out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overdrive
    That's a long walk with a bike.
    Simply hoping for the rain to stop and the trails to dry out here.
    It was a VERY long walk when my knees were busted up and with suspected broken ribs but that will teach me a lesson for trying to keep up with my friend on his Carbon Nomad whilst I'm on my hardtail! LOL
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    Surly 1X1

    Heres a couple of pics of my 1X1 taken on the weekend on the Isle of Skye.
    Its a work in progress but hopefully soon it will have BB7's on a new wheelset based on some Spank rims I have sitting around.
    I love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiedyer
    Heres a couple of pics of my 1X1 taken on the weekend on the Isle of Skye.
    Its a work in progress but hopefully soon it will have BB7's on a new wheelset based on some Spank rims I have sitting around....
    I recognised that scenery instantly. Going to give us a pic up on MacLeod's Tables?

    It looks nice and clean with the v-brakes. Seatpost is a nice touch too.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1Gear
    Picked up this used frame/fork/wheelset a few weeks ago and swapped over a few things from my Monocog and added some new items as well. Planning on a couple of more upgrades along the way also....
    Freakin beautiful. That's my dream bike at the moment.

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    Surly 1X1

    I recognised that scenery instantly. Going to give us a pic up on MacLeod's Tables?

    It looks nice and clean with the v-brakes. Seatpost is a nice touch too.
    Hi Velobike
    I didnt get over to MacLeod's Tables this time round, not that it mattered as we had a great weekends riding. The weather was brilliant as well and I have never seen so many people camped at the Sligachan camp ground. I was a bit worried when i showed up and the others were on geared rides with front suspension but it was never a problem as it was easier on the SS and a couple had gear 'issues' so it all evens out.
    I think we met last year if I am thinking of the right person at the SSEC down in England. IIRC you are based up at Strathpeffer? If you are the one and same, I am the Aussie that rode to the start from the campsite with yourself and your daughter?
    Maybe head for a ride out some day. I used to live in Garve but am now up near JOG's.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiedyer
    Hi Velobike...IIRC you are based up at Strathpeffer? If you are the one and same, I am the Aussie that rode to the start from the campsite with yourself and your daughter?
    Maybe head for a ride out some day. I used to live in Garve but am now up near JOG's.
    Hi Jamie,
    that's me. I'm planning riding up to the JoG area this summer - trying to put together an offroad route taking in Strath Naver etc and a look at where the ancestors were cleared from.

    These days I tend to be on the fatbike forum.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Posted my GT Peace a few pages back... Just got this new Singlespeed that has been getting some mileage!

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