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    Recycled Single Speed...

    I had a Dean Jester that was just laying around not getting ridden so I decided to do a conversion... Total cost: $45 bucks...
    It built up relatively light as I had a bunch of old school stuff laying around. I'm thinking about 20lbs or less. My other SS is fully rigid but weighs about 18 lbs... Gears for the Dean are 34X18 (I run a 34X21 on the rigid SS) so I'm calling this bike the Knee Buster!
    If anyone wants details of the build process... Let me know and I'll post them... It was pretty easy...
    This is the before picture...
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    The after picture

    Conversion took a couple of hours (if you don't include the running around different bike shops looking for used parts to throw on)...
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    Perty...
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    Thanks Red...

    But my favorite SS is still this one (I thought that you may appreciate it).... Light, stiff and fast.. Point and shoot. You gotta love recycling old race bikes, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    But my favorite SS is still this one (I thought that you may appreciate it).... Light, stiff and fast.. Point and shoot. You gotta love recycling old race bikes, eh?
    I remember when you first ss'd that frame...8 years ago? I was dumbfounded that day at Loch Raven as you ripped us to shreds.
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | ssoft | flickr

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    Drevil.. them were the good ole' days...

    I think that was more like 10 or 11 years ago. Riding that Klein out East was painful... That thing is sooo rigid.
    BTW- Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll begin making Ti SS frames... I'm taking a Ti framebuilding class in June and want to build custom frames since I'm now offically "retired".... Want one?

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by flipinidaho
    Riding that Klein out East was painful... That thing is sooo rigid.
    When you weigh 110 lbs, no bike will flex under you



    BTW- Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll begin making Ti SS frames... I'm taking a Ti framebuilding class in June and want to build custom frames since I'm now offically "retired".... Want one?
    Heck yeah, put me on the list. Let me know when to stop by the spud state so I can get sized up!
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    110 lbs? I wish dude...

    Although the goal this year is to ride at less than 120 lbs.. I'm about 3 lbs away. Heck dude, I'm lighter now than when I used to race back in the day when we all used to ride Patapsco, Loch Raven, etc...
    Come on up late this year or early next year, bring your favorite SS. We'll measure you and your bike, go for a ride or 10, I'll show you around the shop, then we'll get cranking on your frame. Don't worry, it won't cost as much as a Seven or IF (not even close). Plus, flips from back in the day get the special discount... Heck, even Lawrence will get a good deal... hehe..

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    wow - you've got two really amazing Single Speeds in those two hardtails! Nice!

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    That Dean looks much better as a single speed!
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