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    What has to be on your bike?

    Not a singlespeed specific question, but we seem to be set in our ways. Just curious about what needs to be on your bike.
    I'll go first.

    Oury grips
    XT brakes (XTR if wallet was thick)
    WTB silverado titanium/ Thompson layback
    Eggbeaters
    Sram 850 chain, I guess

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    Cane creek bar ends...no matter single speed or geared.
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    a bell
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    Spds and a bell

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    What has to be on your bike?

    Dropbars
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    +3 on a bell.

    Ring a bell on the trail to alert other users that you are approaching and they'll give you a wave and a smile as you pass by.

    Blast past without warning or shout a warning prior to passing... it's just not as nice.

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    lock-on grips
    bell
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Since both my bikes do commuter duty, mech disc brakes, a rear rack, bell, and dynamo lights qualify. Fenders (with a flap on the front) for the winter/wet bike.

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    I like to keep all my contact points with the bike common across all my bikes:
    ATAC pedals
    Terry Fly saddle
    ODI rogue grips
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    Bell

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    Water bottle/cage
    Rocket V saddle
    700mm bar
    SPD's
    2.2"+ tires

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    SPD's
    ESI grips
    Garmin mount
    Bottle cage

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    Ericksen layback sweet post. Ill never own a ht without one.
    Bells are cool too.
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    Is this a trick question?

    I have to be on my bike.

    Duh........
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    King cage, steel or ti, 1 or 2
    Oury or esi grips
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    Crank bros pedals. Seem to like egg beaters more than candies
    At least a 2.35 tire on front
    Brooks b-17
    Thomson stem and post

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    Me.

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    Time ATAC pedals.

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    Dirt

    Odi Oury lock on grips

    WTB Rocket V saddle

    Wide, flat, angled bar

    My @arse
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    Good question!

    Funny how many bikes one can go thru, yet maintain a few standards.

    Since this is a SS thread, I insist on a SS specific hub, no conversion. Stupid I know, but hey..

    Also, ESI Chunks and Ebeaters. That's about it. The fun in a new build is trying new parts imo.

    I am surprised at all the bells. I never hear/see bells on bikes in So. Calif. We certainly should start using them though!

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    Dropper post.

    Lock on grips.

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    I usually need some pedals on my bike. And some wheels, those tend to be important also. A drivetrain helps move the thing. The frame is a given. Some sort of cockpit, too. Brakes? Yeah, I need those. I think that's really all I need. Oh yeah! I need myself to be on the bike too. I think that's it, though.
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Dropper post.

    Lock on grips.
    +1
    and the bell sounds good!
    FG | SS | FS | CX

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    SPDs. Beyond that I don't think any of my last 5 bikes have had anything in common other than I really enjoyed owning all of them.

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    Wheels.
    Ride more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavonseine View Post
    +1
    and the bell sounds good!
    I don't see other people too often, well, almost never, but it is something I should get for bears, a pissed off/surprised bear is way worse than a surprised hiker...

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