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    All my singlespeeds.

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    All my singlespeeds. The Kona Titanium 18.5lbs. is a 69er full rigid. The 2 Wojciks are no longer with me but missed. In fact if I could find it I'd love to buy back the orange one it was absolutely mint when I sold it.

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    Pick your poison


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    Here is mine. 2010 Cannondale flash 29er 1. Last year they were made in the U.S. Team Beer eccentric bottom bracket making it a clean looking single speed. 20 1/2 lbs. Great use of my old hardtail. I love this bike!

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    Not the baddest by any means but i love this Pine mountain. A better set of wheels and she'll be perfect...


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    I do.

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    It's about time someone posted a Dissent on this thread.

    Here are a couple more - my 2012 ALC-B and my semi-retired 2007 AL (which has had the snot ridden out of it for many a season)
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    Did somebody say DiSSent???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    It's about time someone posted a Dissent on this thread.
    Mine's a Canfield Yelli Screamy.

    Good looking bikes those Dissents, esp. your red & black, Zippy. I've never heard of that brand here in the UK.

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    Thanks ghetto, I actually built this one for my son but I am in love with how it came out. MisfitPsycles is a small one man show out of Canada but he makes some killer singlespeed frames. 2014 is his 10th anniversary and he redesigned the frame a little (updated to todays standards). 142mm rear with thru axle and 44mm head tube to accept a tapered or straight steerer. I might be in the market for one of his new ones, but cant decide because the new Surly Karate Monkey looks insane!
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    I submit my entry...


    I enjoyed the shit out of breaking this beauty in today on some real trail. It's dirty...as it should be.
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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?



    Here's my long travel single speed beast.


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    nice rides boys

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    New(ish) and improved

    Out with the puny 32 Fox, in with a Pike. 20% more badass with corresponding decrease in dandiness.Who has the baddest singlespeed?-img_20140521_143825_377.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    It's about time someone posted a Dissent on this thread.

    Here are a couple more - my 2012 ALC-B and my semi-retired 2007 AL (which has had the snot ridden out of it for many a season)
    I posted my diSSent on the previous page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
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    New Cielo Single

    Cielo Mountain Frame medium
    Cielo Racer stem 95mm
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    Chris King-Iso SS hub, Iso front hub, Inset 7 headset, bottom bracket, 20 tooth cog
    Thomson-Carbon handlebars, seatpost and clamp
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    Cielo Mountain Frame medium
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    Here's mine:
    Small Niner One 9 RDO
    I9 hubs laced to Nox Composites XCR rims, 28h, Maxxis 2.35 Ikon front, Speciaized Ground control rear
    Niner RDO fork
    Formula R1 brakes w/ Shimano IceTech rotors
    Modded M960 cranks and 34t ring from RD, 19t Niner cog, random 8sp chain
    Niner RDO seatpost and WTB saddle
    Niner bars w Ergons, Thomson stem
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    Wide...

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

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    So It's been a while since I posted a pic of my bike..I ended up swapping a couple parts this season, keeping in line with the "baddest SS" idea. Added a Specialized Phenom carbon saddle, S-Works carbon bar and M987 race brakes. I re-laced my wheels with LB carbon rims and DT revolution spokes and managed to drop about 1lb of weight off my old Arch EX setup.

    I was hoping to really finish off my SS with the Sid World Cup BRAIN fork from my SW-Epic......No dice, about 1" short on the steerer..Oh, what could have been!


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    SS Verhauen?

    Is this a SS VerHauen? The one they had a special sale on? Think the color was None More Black?
    Have you found that the finish is not so durable?

    I have one and it seems the finish damages pretty easily but I am willing to chalk it up to me being clumsy...

    Nice bike either way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mryan1967 View Post
    Is this a SS VerHauen? The one they had a special sale on? Think the color was None More Black?
    Have you found that the finish is not so durable?

    I have one and it seems the finish damages pretty easily but I am willing to chalk it up to me being clumsy...

    Nice bike either way!
    Thats the one. I have not noticed any issues with the finish so far, but I've had it only about a month. I try not to crash so it doesn't scratch!
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    Just added a dropper post to better weaponize my SS. Zoom zoom. Can click my sig link for a bigger pic. Who has the baddest singlespeed?-moots2-small.jpg

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    I am pretty happy with this bike. Super short chainstays, 70 degree head tube angle, Thomson parts, bling wheels from Industry 9, carbon cranks, and black powder coating to make somewhat "bad ass".


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    Nice bike Mark! The rear tire looks slammed against that seat tube.
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    Re: Who has the baddest singlespeed?



    I've been out on the new Cielo for a few rides and I can't believe how great it feels to ride this bike. Climbs like a goat and flows like water down the hill. I think I'm developing a steel addiction.

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    more steel fun....

    I don't know how bada$$ but I love her!
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    Indy Fab Steel Deluxe SS 29. Hope to have some better pics soon.
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    Vassago Verhauen

    King Headset
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    Vassago Jabberwocky

    King Headset
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    Vassago Verhauen

    King Headset
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    SLX Crank
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    Vassago Jabberwocky

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    All nice bikes but I have a question about the Vassago Verhauen and Jabberwocky.
    Is the Verhauen made to go either ss or geared? In other words, if you have it set up to go ss, but later decide to throw some gears on there, it's not a problem?
    The Jabberwocky is strictly ss?

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    This is why we have internets: vassagocycles - Home

    (Minus the snark, based on what their site says, you are correct).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie88 View Post
    All nice bikes but I have a question about the Vassago Verhauen and Jabberwocky.
    Is the Verhauen made to go either ss or geared? In other words, if you have it set up to go ss, but later decide to throw some gears on there, it's not a problem?
    The Jabberwocky is strictly ss?
    Yes sir, the Verhauen is American Made with paragon sliders to go geared or ss. the jabberwocky can go geared, but only with the use of a gearplug (also on vassago's site) and a bunch of zip ties. Just got the Verhauen a few weeks ago. Definitely the best frame i've ever ridden! Hands down!
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    Bad ass for what I use it for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    Yes sir, the Verhauen is American Made with paragon sliders to go geared or ss. the jabberwocky can go geared, but only with the use of a gearplug (also on vassago's site) and a bunch of zip ties. Just got the Verhauen a few weeks ago. Definitely the best frame i've ever ridden! Hands down!
    Wish I can test ride one of those Vassago Verhauen's.

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    Wifey's Q ball has me in serious component envy mode. My SIR 9 build is prison ward special by comparison :|



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    '14 N9, 26.5 lbs
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    Uav honey badger

    Honey Badger XL , Geared for Urban Warfare 55 x 26 , Specialized Armadillo Slicks a take off from there Uber $$$ Pedal assist Electric offering , Sticky on Hard surfaces decent on gravel and Grass Sux on Sand. Crest Wheels and some Trick parts. 22. 11 lbs.
    Belt is Awesome and is Perfect for this Bike and it's purpose.
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    I know I've posted before, but I got a new chain tensioner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edubfromktown View Post
    Wifey's Q ball has me in serious component envy mode. My SIR 9 build is prison ward special by comparison :|



    Really digging the Q-Ball! Though I have to say your Niner looks pretty darn good. Is that a Knard up front?
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    Odd Sheep

    Oddity 29+ steel frame, Black Sheep Ti fork, post, bar. Pure sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    Really digging the Q-Ball! Though I have to say your Niner looks pretty darn good. Is that a Knard up front?
    Thanks- wifey is luvin the Q-Ball and people have saucer eyes when they see it crusin past 'em

    Yup- that's a Knard 120 tpi up front on a 28mm rim (comes out to 2.71" of girth). Main thing I'm not a fan of on the SIR 9 is short chain stays. I am just about 6'2" and at times it feels like the rear of the bike hopped/lofted in the air too easily.

    What I really liked about the SIR:

    EBB (v1) was stellar, rarely creaked and compared to horizontal dropouts, much easier to deal with. I can get horizontals to move even with a bolt-on Halo 9mm : /

    The rear was wide enough to accommodate a 2.4" tire on a 28mm rim.

    I'm putting the finishing touches on an old skoo custom steel frame and forked 29er build that is definitely badder than the SIR...
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    ]This is my latest abomination. Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 single speed via a Yess ETR/D tensioner. Works really, really well.

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    Niner SIR9 SS

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    this thread makes me cri evrytim

    I love the SS, but sadly, i have to have gears.

    Lyme about destroyed my knee a few years back, and although I am 100% cured of lyme, it left me with a knee that 'may' bark at me and if I am on the SS I have no option other than keep hammering high torque...therefore need gears

    so sorry to drop SS I thought I could keep on it, and i can, but sometimes the knee will lock or do something 'odd' and when that occurs...I can use gears to lighten load for a bit and unf*ck it while not losing the chase...

    SS rules sadly I can't stay on them reliably. Lyme blows, people.

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    Trail work day.


    Oldie but a goodie

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    ibis tranny 29
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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    ive posted this before but since then I've put I9 ss wheel set the bars and stem from my sqishy stumpy on it and it's pretty bad ass for a xc frame that I've converted to a long travel ss and it's held up to about 500 miles of riding so far this year. Long live Raleigh!!!

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    The baddest? There's little doubt, it's gotta be mine
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    This one (the Red Roach) is really bad. In fact it's terrible.
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    This one (the Silver Maggot) is even worse, I use it in the winter when the snow bike trails are super hard.
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    Not the baddest but I definitely dig it. Its chrome for chrissakes!

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    No moss...

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    Chrome?!!!

    That's sharp!
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    Here's my submission.

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    That bike looks fast !! Great build !!


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    I'll Throw my hat in the ring

    Long time lurker, Both of my SS, I love both of them but like kids both are very different. Everyone wants to ride the RetroTec and pick up the IF. RetroTec is 650b, IF 26"Who has the baddest singlespeed?-if-ss.jpgWho has the baddest singlespeed?-retrotech-ss.jpg

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    Love that RetroTec! I'm talking to Curtis about one for me!

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

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    Good job! I think its the best riding bike I've ever owned.

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    It a Unit beefed up and down to 24 lbs. complete. It rides great. No spindly weight weenie parts. It's set up for business in the rocks.

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    Fun SS that I recently parted with. Only 21# as built in the pic. Miss it already...

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    I hadn't added the brakes to this one yet, and did end up changing out the crankset before somebody else HAD to have it. Stolen from my truck's locked rack... going to have to build another. Both of these SS bikes were a blast.

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    I'd love to post my recent InBred ltd build, but don't know how to do that here.
    Anyone know how ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikaguilera View Post

    I hadn't added the brakes to this one yet, and did end up changing out the crankset before somebody else HAD to have it. Stolen from my truck's locked rack... going to have to build another. Both of these SS bikes were a blast.
    oh sh*t, sorry to hear that!

    what are those rims on the redline? they look ace!


    edit: thanks for the info on the wheels!

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    They are "Sun Ringle" GOLD series wheels. They are seriously cool. Yea, hate thieves...

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    It's now clear that my earlier arrogance was, at the time, somewhat unjustified (see post 292). After ****ing around with 5 different bars, 6 different stems, 4 different cogs and 6 different rear tires over the last year, my bike is now almost worthy of my prior claims (still missing a dropper, Supernatural broke, waiting on a LEV). Had a hell of time figuring out it was the stack height causing me problems, not the short reach. Also had a hell of a time getting the chainstays SHORT without a tensioner with as big of tires as possible (settled for 2.3" HR2). Feels a lot more like my old STP now, which means things are as they should be.





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    I make no judgements, but I gotta say that is a goofy bar setup. I haven't seen anyone flip a bar like that since I saw a hipster running a wald touring bar upside down. He said it made him feel like Superman. Hope it's doing the same for you. Nice Walt, likin' the army green.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    I make no judgements, but I gotta say that is a goofy bar setup.
    Why not invert the stem and use a flat bar? Components are engineered to take loads in a certain direction and if that bar is upside down then it's taking a force in the opposite direction to which it was designed.

    My 2c..

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Why not invert the stem and use a flat bar? Components are engineered to take loads in a certain direction and if that bar is upside down then it's taking a force in the opposite direction to which it was designed.

    My 2c..
    I was going to say something along those lines, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    After ****ing around with 5 different bars, 6 different stems, 4 different cogs and 6 different rear tires over the last year, my bike is now almost worthy of my prior claims. Feels a lot more like my old STP now, which means things are as they should be.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I agree with the statement in general about engineering of parts, but if handlebars are engineered to take loads in only one direction I think we'd all be spending much more time in the hospital. Which direction would that be - pulling up or pushing down? There are times on grinding climbs on the singlespeed that I'm pulling up on the bar hard enough I feel like it ought to snap in half. It took me quite awhile to learn to trust carbon bars because of that (but I do now). Other times, downward impact forces from bombing downhill on technical stuff with a rigid fork gives me a similar fear. If I was worried a particular bar was weaker in a certain direction, I'd change bars...
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    Definitely a goofy setup and it was, I assure you, not my first choice. Got so frustrated with the fit that I thought it was worth a try, at least to confirm it was a dumb ass idea. Turns out, it worked. Still need to tweak it a bit but need a few more rides to be sure which direction the bars need to go.

    With regards to running the bar upside down, it's certainly possible strength has been reduced. In my favor is that the bars are DH/FR bars (Azonic World Force) so I suspect they'll be strong enough. If not, I'm sure they'll bend before snapping.

    The big issue is finding a stem (not a lightweight XC stem either) with 25 or 30 degrees of rise. I do have a Hope stem which I could use to see if it'll even clear the headset, but I need that on the bike its currently on and Hope quit making them. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    The big issue is finding a stem (not a lightweight XC stem either) with 25 or 30 degrees of rise. I do have a Hope stem which I could use to see if it'll even clear the headset, but I need that on the bike its currently on and Hope quit making them. Any suggestions?
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    Fat, Fully Rigid, and One #!$%^&* Speed !!

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    I got that same raceface sticker, now I just need the Pugs. Nice.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    Cannondale f29 carbon with a fox float.


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    Custom ti/steel con-cock-tion.

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    ^ would love to see a build spec/ more info on that con-cock-tion. Looks like a beaut.
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    That's a big cock

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    My Stooge

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    Larry, Moe and Curly got nothing on that!
    Fun sea foam green too.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    My new Carbon F29 with 29+ setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_w_sage View Post
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    Do the tires rub? What are your build specs? How does it ride? Do you use a EBB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_w_sage View Post
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    That's Bad Azz!!!!

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    Krampus SS

    Newly Single-ized. Haven't gotten her out on the trails yet.

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    My bike has only 1 gear. This is what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdog100 View Post
    Do the tires rub? What are your build specs? How does it ride? Do you use a EBB?
    Tires clear fine. The front is offset a few mm to clear the fork but it is hardly noticeable.

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    Hope evo2 hub out back stands rim with a WTB vigilante 2.3 tire
    Ebb is in order but right now it is sitting at 34/18 with near perfect tension

    The thing is a blast to ride and I am super happy with it so far

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    My bike has only 1 gear. This is what it looks like.

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    I'll take your trail any day.

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    My new ROS9 clyde build, very fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I'll take your trail any day.
    ...you should see the good part of that trail

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    Finished building it a couple of days ago but the trails are all closed so I've only ridden it around the block.
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    @atom12 that is a bad ass bike. Titanium frame, hydraulic rim brakes, telescoping fork! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikaguilera View Post
    @atom12 that is a bad ass bike. Titanium frame, hydraulic rim brakes, telescoping fork! Love it!
    Thanks rikaguilera, the frame is an Ibis silk ti, the brakes are magura hs11's with Racing Line levers, and the fork is an Amp Research F3 carbon.

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    I'll Raise you a Dillinger 5 on the Front with Sun Ringle MuleFut 80SL rims

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    Here's more info on the builder. Good dude, very crafty.
    This bike is stiff, yet the steel is very buttery. It's basically a dream come true.

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