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    Soft Tail SS, can you post some of your picturers......

    Having a difficult time shaking the SS bug, I think I am going to give it one last shot. This time around I think a soft tail may be helpful. Trying to get some ideas together about a frame/design to use.

    Thanks for posting and fell free to describe the ride feel and pros and cons you may be having with your soft tail SS.

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    Solo-one pic

    Heres a pic taken at Sea Otter that happens to show my black bike pretty well. I borrowed it from another thread.
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    It's gone but not forgotten

    This 2000 Dean Duke XC rode like a charm once I got a dedicated King 17t SS rear cog, SS 34t front ring, and a BMX non shifting chain. I never dropped a chain.

    The second photo I got from this site a few years back. Don't know who's it is but thought it looked super sano.
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    I have been pondering the same question: Soft tail or FS SS setup. Have you ever seen one of these Kona A frames. It is the frame at the top of this page: http://www.konaworld.com/frame_shop.cfm

    SS specific 3 or 4 inch travel 4-bar linkage frame. It has some kind or rotating BB sleeve so the chain will stay in line with the moving rear triangle. Looks really trick. Frame only $599 with shock.

    Here is an UltraBig photo: http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/im...ame_A_1300.jpg
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    Yes, I pondered about the Kona A

    I asked about the frame a few months ago here as well......almost bought one, but decided not to because it's just heavy as shi!....about 7lbs. Plus I called Kona asking about it and they really did not have much info to offer.
    Hence my new search for a soft Tail frame, but I really want to make sure I can build the frame without using a tensioner. Would also like to use disc.
    I am checking on a Dean Duke with an EBB or just a standard dean using an ENO disc hub.


    Also possbily a Johnny Rotten built as a soft tail (steel)...not sure if this can even be done)


    Airborne Paka-Wallup


    Trek STP

    unfortunately with the Trek STP I can't use a rear disc so I would need a rear wheel for V-brakes.

    Also the KHS Solo One, cheap but may do the job....


    Heck for that matter I would even think a Cannondale Scaple might work....



    Just a gadzillion different avenues to consider.

    KMan


    Quote Originally Posted by 2WheelFreak
    I have been pondering the same question: Soft tail or FS SS setup. Have you ever seen one of these Kona A frames. It is the frame at the top of this page: http://www.konaworld.com/frame_shop.cfm

    SS specific 3 or 4 inch travel 4-bar linkage frame. It has some kind or rotating BB sleeve so the chain will stay in line with the moving rear triangle. Looks really trick. Frame only $599 with shock.

    Here is an UltraBig photo: http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/im...ame_A_1300.jpg
    Last edited by KMan; 04-29-2004 at 07:11 AM.

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    i've seen a member of the sobe/cannondale team run a singlespeed scalpel at boyne mountain...well, i watched him from behind as soon as the race started. he was running a tensioner on it and a HUGE ring (40-44) on front. that guy was fast as hell on it, so it is an option.

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