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    Post your Urban Built SS

    Hi everyone, just picked up my first 26 ss for urban riding and wanted to see all the urban bike builds out there in one place.

    Specs should include

    1) Bikes must be build in which you can roll on in your normal clothes and cruise around the neighborhood while riding sidewalks, going to the grocery store, and some light trails or jumping off a staircase here and there.
    2) Singlespeed with a rigid or suspension fork
    3) 26er or 29er wheels
    4) any thing you can think of that will benefit urban riding
    5) No fixies, skinny tire rollers, something with a BMX feel to it

    I will start off. Here is my Fetish Fixation I just picked up rolling on some 1.95 Tioga City Slickers.
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    so basically a SS with fast rolling tires..

    then all of my bikes are considered urban.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    so basically a SS with fast rolling tires..

    then all of my bikes are considered urban.
    Awesome! Yea i just browse ur gallery n all those bikes do fit in the category. Loving ur rocky mountain.. what r u using for ur rigid forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    so basically a SS with fast rolling tires..

    then all of my bikes are considered urban.
    Yeah, dood. Wut r u rollin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncruz408 View Post
    what r u using for ur rigid forks?
    most of them have Kona P2s.

    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Yeah, dood. Wut r u rollin'?
    same old same old, mang. i am missing all the good deals lately. how's your ti build going?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Take your pick. Grocery store is about 1.5 miles away with either sidewalk, street or an old semi-abandoned hidden trail with some rocks and jumps that are fun to play on. Even the street trip has some outdoor cable and power junction boxes here and there that make fun obstacles to hop on/down.

    This one is good all-rounder. Not fast, not slow, but reliable and was my first 100% solo build ever so I gotta show her some love from time to time. I'll load this one up with the trailer and haul back $250 in groceries couple times a month and she just eats it up without issue, always willing to go.


    Trusty old HT and has always taken any abuse I can throw at it. Thing just won't break. This one I take if I'm looking to have a bit of fun between A and B and time to kill. This picture is from one of about 8 stump jumps from 1-3.5ft in size I built last summer on the trails between me and the store.


    Newest build, superlight and fast. I use this one for quick runs when I don't have to carry much and just running for a quick candy bar or bag of chips in the 3 minutes of commercials while watching Family Guy or something.


    Heavy, slow and a bear to pedal, this is my beer run bike. The plush suspension soaks up all the little bumps and curbs between A and B so that a case of beer hanging from each grip doesn't get all shook up and turn in to a foamy mess once the trip is done. Of course, you ALWAYS have to buy cases in pairs so you don't throw off your balance.

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    Awesome rides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    most of them have Kona P2s.



    same old same old, mang. i am missing all the good deals lately. how's your ti build going?
    Doesn't have anything to attach the front wheel to the frame, so it is forked for right now. And I am still shy a headset..

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    Post your Urban Built SS-246825_122863204462390_100002161347529_191519_3137441_n.jpg
    DJ, "Because I'm sure the world need's more dudes stalking the woods stoned out of their mind carrying a deadly weapon."

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    Sweet ride Jeff, can I ask what type of fork? I just got a p2 copy cromo fork but notice it was about 1.5-2" smaller in length from the crown to the axle than my cheap suspension fork. I wonder how the positioning and riding will be once mounted. I talked with a local shop and they said it is common with the rigid forks in 26er to be shorter than your suspension forks. They recommended a 29er rigid fork similar to VOODOO CYCLES ZOMBIE DISC ONLY 26/29" RIGID FORK 1-1/8". I searched the web and it seems the 29er rigid forks is comparable to a 130mm suspension fork as far as length. Does anyone have experience in this?

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