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    Montana Ben i like it , im keen to hear how she goes on the first dirt ride .

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    Love your hillbilly bike, Montana Ben. Business in the front, party in the back! My Trek 950 was stolen last year and I still haven't gotten over it...

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    Thanks fellers, yes I actually think it rides pretty well, once I got the cockpit kind of figured out--had a couple of different stems on there but the original makes it right...for me anyway. You can stand and crank as hard as you can, and get into the 'slot' when you come down--it's pretty nimble. Only bad is those stock Kona grips I had laying around, might as well put a couple rough rider condoms on there and call it good.
    PS sorry to hear about the 950, hang all bike thieves...

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    Went on a ride today with a friend on some serious rock slab roll's, knarly roots and drop offs. It was like riding out west, in the midwest! Ate my friends Tall Boy alive! He lost his front tire and rear derailur and front chain ring to damage from the trail/defects. poor guy.

    The SS just keeps on truckin. I stopped to take this pic while we were fixing a flat. Not a bad view. No the blue in the background isn't all sky, Lake Superior makes for a great backdrop, too bad you don't notice it as much in the pic

    -Eric
    Keeping the hardtail dream alive, one ride at a time.

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    Here's my next SS build. Picked up the carbon Lurcher frame from On-One USA at their Father's day sale ($400, I couldn't help myself). The fork just came in and while the color isn't an exact match, I think it looks pretty nice together. For anyone watching their weights, it's 1500 gr for the frame, 630 grams for the fork.
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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1342398634.900463.jpg

    Just picked up this Surly 1x1 off eBay a few days ago to replace my stolen Gary Fisher Mullet. Love the bike and lovin single speed!


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    Thats a nice 1x1!
    -Eric
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    Nice bikes guys this thread inspired me to build my own as. I'm new to the forum and need 5 posts before I can start a thread, but I wanted to introduce myself. So hi everyone hope to learn a lot from you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsilva View Post
    Nice bikes guys this thread inspired me to build my own as. I'm new to the forum and need 5 posts before I can start a thread, but I wanted to introduce myself. So hi everyone hope to learn a lot from you all.
    Welcome to the SS world. Its not a fad, its a way of life.
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    Here's my SS, just before my first race. Monocog Flight 29er, RaceFace carbon bars, 32-21 gearing, Esi Chunky grips and BB7's.
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    Here's my SS on a rigid diet until the squish gets out of the shop. It looks out of place shoehorned into my office, but soon we'll be out enjoying the trails.

    She's a Voodoo Wanga SS, great bike. Under 20 lbs with the carbon fork.

    Don't mind the crazy cabling, I was about to tweak the brakes when I took this picture.
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    Good to see she's getting some (ab)use! Is that a 50mm stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaskaranddriver View Post
    Good to see she's getting some (ab)use! Is that a 50mm stem?
    Ha, I told you I couldn't handle the 100mm stem you left on there. I've also put on a 750mm bar. Slightly larger than the one you had on there as well.

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    2007 GF Rig, some take off seat I got from the LBS, and some 7yr old Pedro grips i had in the garage.
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    EDIT: okay... better pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    Here's my next SS build. Picked up the carbon Lurcher frame from On-One USA at their Father's day sale ($400, I couldn't help myself). The fork just came in and while the color isn't an exact match, I think it looks pretty nice together. For anyone watching their weights, it's 1500 gr for the frame, 630 grams for the fork.
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    Love the green! Looking forward seeing your final build.

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    Here's mine.

    rigid Vassago Jabberwocky 29er
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
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    That is a sweet looking bike. Just curious, what do you think about the Tsali rear tire? Looks a lot like the possible 650b Vee Rubber Vee 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    That is a sweet looking bike. Just curious, what do you think about the Tsali rear tire? Looks a lot like the possible 650b Vee Rubber Vee 6.
    I have used the Dartmoor, Tsali and Pisgah Forte tires and plan to do a complete review of all three on my blog in the next week - but I'll give you my impression of the Tsali...

    It's a great tire! I actually used it as a front (with a Dartmoor in the rear) at Sea Otter XC, and it even worked well up there. Rolls fast and actually has some good stick to it. From what I've learned about the Forte' tires (well, anything Forte') is that they are just re-branded from a major manufacturer. The Tsali is lightweight, and mounts tubeless just fine.

    It only breaks loose when I'm not adjusting my weight for the steep stuff, but I have yet to break it loose that wasn't my fault. It is wearing a little fast (even though it claims to have a Durometer 70 compound in the middle), so that is my biggest beef with it.

    Sidewalls are tough, even in a tubeless set-up. For reduced rolling resistance and grip, I would recommend this over the Small Block 8 for a rear tire.

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    Finally finished my bike with a ton of help from Adam at Company Bicycle. After doing a lot of math, ended up with a 29t granny ring up front, and an 18t in the back. Seems to be a bit of a magic gear for me. Deore DX hub in the back for the vintage flair. It's set up to be a possible dingle down the road, and my next purchases are going to be tires, pedals and a new seatpost.

    SO MUCH FUN!!!! I'm hooked for life.




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    Loving that Jabber!

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    My uphill and roller bike - looks and feel fine with 420mm fork.
    New cheapo lightweight frameset- planning to get Mosso rigid fork ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_ben View Post
    The Victim: Trek 930 that was destined for the trash.

    The Crime: Stick some Kona Unit takeoff parts on, make it a cheap 69er single-steed.

    Oddities: the rear hub is really cool, a shimano silent clutch. Didn't know a thing about it, but it really is totally quiet and engagement is instant. Apparently uses cams instead of pawls? Long may she run...

    32x18 is close enough to 'Magic' to ride...bonus.

    Looks weird but I like my bars and seat the same height, and original stem and the 'ape hangers' get it there.

    Scrap piece of copper pipe for a stem spacer.

    Power grips allow for the teva footwear on hot summer evening rides. Begging for a broken toe.

    Is it called a 'Mullet' if you run v-brakes in back and disc up front?

    Sweet true temper OX frame made in the USA that would have been a shame to leave rotting in some alley.

    Some seriously sweet calendar worthy rides in this thread, sort of a hillbilly cousin here, I call her Montucky Magic. Gimme a beer...
    Montana_ben

    I have the same Shimano LX silent-clutch on my SS. Did some maintenance work on it. Indeed it's an instant engagement design. I've read somewhere that this design was discontinued since it can't handle large amounts of torque unlike the pawled hubs. The only trouble I had with this hub was when I used "heavier" automotive grease on the rollers which caused it to freewheel in both directions. Problem was solved when I repacked with a lighter Finish Line grease. I tried to attach images showing the hub's innards but wasn't able to do so since a minimum of 10 posts is required before I could attach images to my post. Btw, I have only 2 posts to my name.

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    My uphill and roller bike - looks and feel fine with 420mm fork.
    New cheapo lightweight frameset- planning to get Mosso rigid fork ASAP.[/QUOTE]

    Jackspade

    I'm currently using the Mosso FK26MD5 rigid aluminum fork. It's triple butted and has brake bosses for vees and ISO tabs for disc brakes. It's a lightweight at less than 700 grams with uncut steerer tube! Did some light trail rides with it and it held well. I think it's strong enough for XC rides.

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    I have the same Shimano LX silent-clutch on my SS
    Thanks for that info ITplong, I've been torn between don't fix if it ain't broke, and get in there to make sure it isn't dried out. Might give it a try...think it's probably a bit heavy but man it works great.

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    Cool bike you have there! Are you from the Philippines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_ben View Post
    Thanks for that info ITplong, I've been torn between don't fix if it ain't broke, and get in there to make sure it isn't dried out. Might give it a try...think it's probably a bit heavy but man it works great.
    Montana_ben

    I was in that same situation as yours but still decided to give it a go. Yes the hub's a heavyweight but works great. Checkout youtube for a very informative video on this type of hub. Search: "trapped roller bearing" by Renolds. I attempted to attach this video in my previous post.

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    hey itplong, I have two of those hubs and love them!
    one has had some problems but I was always todl you can't pull them apart to re-grease.
    If you could shoot me some info as to how you did it I'd love to try.
    (guess the message people should retain is don't always trust the LBS when they say "can't be done")
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock622 View Post
    GT Traffic 5
    A very nice skinny bike. City rides would be a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    hey itplong, I have two of those hubs and love them!
    one has had some problems but I was always todl you can't pull them apart to re-grease.
    If you could shoot me some info as to how you did it I'd love to try.
    (guess the message people should retain is don't always trust the LBS when they say "can't be done")
    Byknuts

    On my 7th post. Replying to some posts so that when I'm on my 10th, I can post the pics I got while regreasing my silent-clutch hub. Later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    for my ss peeps that don't pop by the commuter board...
    rocky mountain experience lawwill fork, silent clutch hub, supermotos.
    old parts and fresh tires... recipe since time immemorial.
    Cool bike you have there Byknuts. So this one has the silent-clutch hub. Btw the hubs that we have are the preferred type of cops-on-bikes, to sneek up on bad guys. They can't do that on CK hubs, hehe. No disrespect intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomvader View Post
    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
    Preeeetty ride you have there!

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    So wheres the pics....this thread need some pink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmmeyerIII View Post
    Two new SS in the family. My son got a new bike which spurred my desire for one as well.
    My first mountain bike purchased in 1993 was in need of a new BB. That lead to a whole crankset. Still running original derailer. Waiting for Surly Singleator to arrive.
    What fun! MY Motobecane may follow suit, or just may have to build another bike with a modern frame. Thanks for all the inspiration on this forum!
    Whoa! Girvin flex stem and cantilever brakes! Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    hey itplong, I have two of those hubs and love them!
    one has had some problems but I was always todl you can't pull them apart to re-grease.
    If you could shoot me some info as to how you did it I'd love to try.
    (guess the message people should retain is don't always trust the LBS when they say "can't be done")
    Here are the pics I took after disassembling my silent-clutch hub. The digicam really helped in my reassembly. Btw, I replaced all the loose ball bearings of the hub before regreasing.



    rollers partially filled in



    the freehub body



    steel outer race



    steel inner race


    Here's the cropped video on the Renold trapped roller clutch. This helped me understand how my hub works.


    Use a light grease for the rollers. I hope this would help in your regreasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITplong View Post
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    Cool bike you have there! Are you from the Philippines?
    Itplong- born in the U.S. but parents are Filipino

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITplong View Post

    Jackspade

    I'm currently using the Mosso FK26MD5 rigid aluminum fork. It's triple butted and has brake bosses for vees and ISO tabs for disc brakes. It's a lightweight at less than 700 grams with uncut steerer tube! Did some light trail rides with it and it held well. I think it's strong enough for XC rides.
    I wonder what's the a/c length of the MD5 fork since I am planning to get that.

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    first singlespeed

    This is my first singlespeed. I LOVE IT! Its a 1997 specialized stumpjumper m2. perfect for a beginner singlespeeder!
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    I like ITplong. Posts helpful stuff so he can get his postcount up to where he can post even more helpful stuff. +rep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Godude
    a Cross Country Rider from Westminster, CO

    Date Reviewed: May 10, 2008

    Strengths: Climbing hills on a 33/16 is great! It's just like a big BMX bike - it flies!

    Weaknesses: don't care for the seat post clamp or the handle bars - otherwise - hardware is decent for the price

    Bottom Line:
    Love the singlespeed life since I bought this bike. I have a 2006 (hard-tail) model and my 1st memorable experience on it was AWESOME!. I was drunk off my @ss cranking on a trail in north Denver at about 12:30am (which I often do). One single headlight was all I needed. I rode through a path by the AMC 24 theater in Westminster Colorado and a f**King pig pointed and yelled at me! I turned around real quick and got the heck out of there (geez dude, it's not like I'm holding up a nearby bank with a sawed-off shotgun!). I started home on a 5 mile bike path and next thing I know, there's a bike cop tailing me (pretty far behind too). He tailed me almost all the way (about 1000 feet behind) until we got to a nice hill behind a college, then I roasted his donut snarfing @ss. I could see the pig at the bottom of the hill huffin' & puffin' downshifting trying to make it on his 27 speed Trek, poor basr@rd! I turned off my headlight and kept on riding towards home. I felt great and my KHS made it happen! LOL!!!
    Now I know the real story. Cop couldn't put all his power through the silent hub.

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    Here are the pics I took after disassembling my silent-clutch hub. The digicam really helped in my reassembly. Btw, I replaced all the loose ball bearings of the hub before regreasing.

    Thanks for the pics ITplong, very helpful--might get in there and give it shot on my hub--lightweight grease as you recommend. More plus rep from me...ride silent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airvoltaire View Post
    Itplong- born in the U.S. but parents are Filipino
    thought so...the SMB cap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackspade View Post
    I wonder what's the a/c length of the MD5 fork since I am planning to get that.
    just measured my Mosso MD5, axle-to-crown (A-C) is 410mm, so it's not suspension- corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_ben View Post
    Thanks for the pics ITplong, very helpful--might get in there and give it shot on my hub--lightweight grease as you recommend. More plus rep from me...ride silent...
    You're welcome Montana_ben. Take care not to insert the plastic roller cage the wrong way. Anyway there's a notch in the cage that goes into the steel thingie that's about 3mm long near the base of the inner race. Document everything, it helps a lot in the reassembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITplong View Post
    just measured my Mosso MD5, axle-to-crown (A-C) is 410mm, so it's not suspension- corrected.
    Thanks for the info mate.
    I am planning to get the MD2 since it's ready stock at my LBS I hope the length is 420mm, but still looking for the MD5 which looks cooler IMO.

    I check the clearance with maxxis ardent 2.25 the gap with my toe clip around 1cm so I think it's safe enough to have 2.10 tires on front even with 410mm fork although the steering kinda feel lose - maybe my cheap headset is just too awesome low friction. I still believe it's because of the head tube angle though.

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    '08 GT Peace 26"

    Several upgrades, recently I just installed BB7's, SD7 levers, jagwire ripcord cables, and Easton XC One wheels.
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    Mamasita SS conversion

    I just finished my Mamasita singlespeed conversion. I didn't end up being able to run the gearing I wanted (32x18), so I am trying 32x17 which worked out to be a magic gear. It's a tough gear combo and I will probably end up trying 19 or 20.

    Easton Haven carbon bar
    Easton Haven stem
    CK headset
    Fox RL 80mm fork
    SLX brakes
    XT crank 32t + bash
    Stans Arch wheelset (Ardent 2.4/Ignitor 2.1)
    Thomson Elite seatpost

    I haven't weighed it yet, but before I did the SS conversion it was 25lbs
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    I dont know why.....but i luv posting pics almost as much as riding the Jabber


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    (Not a MTB but I thought I'd share anyways)

    I am the founder of an initiative in South Africa called Build-a-Bike. I accept donations of old parts, bikes and spares and build up robust, reliable bikes for people in the community to use as daily transportation. The monthly income of these recipients is generally less than $300 per month and their transportation costs run between $50 and $100 per month - riding a bike saves them a lot of money!

    I have just built up this Bianchi as a single speed and plan to auction it off to raise funds to buy parts that I need to complete some of the bikes that I'm building as well as to fund purchase of high-visibility vests for my neighbourhood commuters.

    Spec sheet:

    Bianchi Gold Race alloy frame
    Carbon fibre fork
    Velocity Deep-V rims laced to Shimano 105 Hubs
    Continental Gatorskin tyres
    Shimano Tiagra Octalink crankset with 42t chainring
    Origin-8 saddle on Dura-ace aero seatpost
    VP-components pedals
    ESI Chunky grips
    Ritchey flat bar and stem
    PRO headset
    Acera brake levers and 105 calipers
    Tiagra RD as chain tensioner (May or may not change to dedicated SS chain tensioner)


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    Hi all, below are my newly build SS 16.4 lbs/7.4 Kg 2012 Lynskey 29 Ridgeline, gearing at 15/42 as i do all my riding on the street... Enjoying the bike so much... Enjoy...

    Frame: Lynskey 29 Ridgeline M size
    Fork: Niner Carbon Fork
    Headset: Canecreek 110
    Stem: KCNC SC Wing
    Handle bar: Easton EC90 SL
    Seatpost: KCNC Ti Pro Lite
    Saddle: Tioga Twin Tail
    Brake lever: Ultralite
    Brake caliper: Avid BB7
    Rotor: KCNC Razor
    Crankset: KCNC XC2 K-type
    Chain: KMC 9 SL
    SS gear: Gusset six-speed
    Bolt: Full Titanium bolts
    Wheelset: ZTR Race Gold
    Tyre: Maxxis Maxlite







    Last edited by Gary1402; 07-23-2012 at 06:30 PM.

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