• 01-05-2014
    Twebb
    How are you keeping tension? Magic gear?
  • 01-05-2014
    StJoeRider
    This I believe.

    "Bottom Bracket: Biocentric II w/Random Shimano parts bin BB"

    I run the W.I. Essentric ENO rear hub. Very sweet.
  • 01-18-2014
    Pauldotcom
    1 Attachment(s)
    My version of BA
    2012 OnOne Scandal that I built for around $1000
  • 01-19-2014
    0351
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gabriel J View Post
    Well Christmas came early this year and my frame came a month earlier than I had expected.. Within a couple hours of receiving it, my "baddest singlespeed" was born. I had to cut back on the parts budget a bit, so a few items were scaled down, but after 30mi I am in love.

    -Gabe


















    I really like this bike!
  • 01-19-2014
    Pauldotcom
    Scaled down? Really? Chris King, XTR, etc?
  • 01-19-2014
    SlowPokePete
    Very nice, 0351.

    SPP
  • 01-19-2014
    zeppy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    Scaled down? Really? Chris King, XTR, etc?

    Agreed. Scaled down from what?
  • 01-19-2014
    Fuglio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    Agreed. Scaled down from what?

    Carbon rims.. and those funky metal shift cables that you have to buy one 5mm piece at a time
  • 01-20-2014
    Vader
    2 Attachment(s)
    A better pic of my Coconino
  • 01-20-2014
    austinTRON
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 0351 View Post
    I really like this bike!

    I know it's brand new, but bikes that are this clean make me kind of sad. Post some dirty pics!
  • 01-21-2014
    vaultbrad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    A better pic of my Coconino


    For me it's between your Coconino and ptwood's McClung for baddest SS in this thread.
  • 01-21-2014
    fishtattoo
    2 Attachment(s)
    2012 Salsa El Mariachi SS
    XT Brakes and Crank & pedals
    Chris King Headset
    Chris King ISO SS rear hub
    SRAM X9 front hub
    Salsa CroMoto Grande fork
    Stanís Flow EX rear rim
    Stanís Flow front rim
    Thomson seatpost
    WTB Pure V saddle
    EThirteen chainring 33t
    Chris King stainless cog 20t
    Ritchey WCS carbon bar
    Salsa ProMoto stem
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin tires
  • 01-22-2014
    shreddr
    What's the weight of the el mariachi?
  • 01-22-2014
    Gabriel J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 0351 View Post
    I really like this bike!

    Thanks! Still loving it a year later
  • 01-22-2014
    fishtattoo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shreddr View Post
    What's the weight of the el mariachi?

    It comes in just under 23lbs. Not bad for a steel bike with Flow rims.
  • 01-22-2014
    Gabriel J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    Agreed. Scaled down from what?

    I wanted to use a full ENVE cockpit/rims, as well as a different saddle..But reality set in that I was already going pretty much balls to the wall. I may change a couple minor details for this race season.

    -Gabe
  • 01-22-2014
    Gabriel J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by austinTRON View Post
    I know it's brand new, but bikes that are this clean make me kind of sad. Post some dirty pics!

    I promise it gets ridden! Found a couple pics...





  • 01-25-2014
    austinTRON
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gabriel J View Post
    I promise it gets ridden! Found a couple pics...






    Beautiful! This is how it's meant to look! :D I can't get my bike muddy because it never rains here... just super dusty. Plus I can't stand it when people put nasty ruts through our trails so I can't do it myself. :/
  • 01-26-2014
    tTramp14
    1 Attachment(s)
    Baddest SS!!!
    Attachment 865085

    what do you think?
  • 01-26-2014
    shreddr
    Do the twisted tubes serve any function other than being different and identifiable? I don't care for it myself.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gabriel J View Post
    I promise it gets ridden! Found a couple pics...






  • 01-26-2014
    ChaosCelt
    They add a great deal of "stiffness" to the frame. We had a few oldschool Ti mountain bikes at the shop i work at and they all felt very noodley to me but we got in a few of those and they are far from it.
  • 01-27-2014
    Pauldotcom
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the whole purpose of a Ti frame was to have some "play" and not be as still as aluminum and carbon.
  • 01-27-2014
    Jem7sk
    There are some great looking bikes here! Have we figured out yet who has the baddest?
  • 01-27-2014
    BuFFy-ZA
    All of them...
  • 01-27-2014
    J3SSEB
    1 Attachment(s)
    My contribution. Nothing special.
  • 01-27-2014
    goodoljake
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    My contribution. Nothing special.

    Mine must not be special either!! ;)
  • 01-28-2014
    HAL 9000
    8 Attachment(s)
  • 01-28-2014
    HAL 9000
    3 Attachment(s)
    Wife's magic bike in the 1x11 configuration

    Attachment 865634

    And....POOF!! 1x1 badassness

    Attachment 865635

    GET Er' Done!!!

    Attachment 865638
  • 01-28-2014
    gsteitz
    That Ritchey is so rad, I'd love to ride that!


    (wife looks like she's riding in central Texas, yes?)
  • 01-28-2014
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    That Ritchey is so rad, I'd love to ride that!


    (wife looks like she's riding in central Texas, yes?)

    Yes last weekend at the 2014 Miles Of DisComfort Marathon at Flat Rock Ranch in Comfort Texas she finished 4th in the SS class outta 8 racers just gearing up for our Texas MTB series since they have a Women's Open SS Class this year.
  • 01-28-2014
    driver bob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    Here I'll throw my hat into the ring...

    That's proper nice !!
  • 01-28-2014
    gsteitz
    Right on, that's what I thought!
  • 01-28-2014
    sasquatch rides a SS
    Absolutely love the Ritchey!
  • 01-28-2014
    J3SSEB
    I need a Ritchey in my life.
  • 01-30-2014
    Mr. 68 Hundred
    I still need a couple parts before it's complete. 2.3" DHR on MTX 33. 411 mm chainstays. 3/16" tire clearance on each side.

  • 01-30-2014
    Nubster
    Not sure if these qualify as bada$$, but it's what I got...



    and...

  • 01-30-2014
    austinTRON
    The baddest single speed is the bike that gives it's rider the most fun. In my opinion.
  • 01-30-2014
    kyttyra
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by austinTRON View Post
    The baddest single speed is the bike that gives it's rider the most fun. In my opinion.

    In that case, here's mine ;)

  • 01-30-2014
    jetboy23
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nubster View Post

    Holy steerer tube Batman! Magic gear is the one that you can pedal without a chain. Bazinga!

    JK.
  • 01-30-2014
    Forster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    VERY nice! Love the gold chain tying the fork together.

    De-sticker those hoops!! (my pet peeve)

    What post is that?

    Whats up with the wire on the brake bolts? Never seen that.

    I thought only "Old Guys" still safety wired in place of (hope it) Loctite (s).
  • 01-30-2014
    Nubster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    Holy steerer tube Batman! Magic gear is the one that you can pedal without a chain. Bazinga!

    JK.

    haha...yeah, I wanted infinite adjustability in handlebar height. And the chain...that's just how awesome those HBC rings are. Worth the one year I had to wait.
  • 02-01-2014
    Mr. 68 Hundred
    This thread title is a bit misleading...
    I don't see a whole lot of 'baddest,' I do see a whole lot of 'dandiest.'

    :)

    My P-Walter. No carbon fiber fairy bike here. Supertherm. Deity. Supernatural. ENVE. Chromag. Pacenti. MTX. Hope. DT. Brass balls...um, nipples to match the Portland Design Works brass trail bell.

    Puny Fox 32 that needs to be put on my sisters bike.





    No action shots because after 2 months of very, un-winter like BEAUTIFUL weather, I received my frame/parts. It snowed the next day :|
  • 02-01-2014
    Fuglio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    I don't see a whole lot of 'baddest,' I do see a whole lot of 'dandiest.'

    :)

    Uh oh talking smackright out the gate, lets hope you dont bungle this


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    My P-Walter. No carbon fiber fairy bike here. Supertherm. Deity. Supernatural. ENVE. Chromag. Pacenti. MTX. Hope. DT. Brass balls...um, nipples to match the Portland Design Works brass trail bell.

    Uh oh, goes right from call carbon fiber frames "fairys" to bragging about his carbon bars (he must be trying to tell us somthing) Then makes a joke about balls. AND hes got a bell on it. Yup definitely a fairies bike. (Not that theres anything wrong with that)




    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    Puny Fox 32 that needs to be put on my sisters bike.

    Why you gotta put your sister down? Since shes a women the lighter fork is more sutied for her? I dont get you. I think you should be nice to your sister, who knows she might trade you one of her ex boyfriends phone numbers for that fork. ;)


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post

    No action shots because after 2 months of very, un-winter like BEAUTIFUL weather, I received my frame/parts. It snowed the next day :|

    Oh no! After all that machismo your letting the snow make excuses for you? What a wuss. I cant say i blame you after all it would be a shame to get mud all over you brass bell
  • 02-01-2014
    SlowPokePete
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Uh oh talking smackright out the gate, lets hope you dont bungle this




    Uh oh, goes right from call carbon fiber frames "fairys" to bragging about his carbon bars (he must be trying to tell us somthing) Then makes a joke about balls. AND hes got a bell on it. Yup definitely a fairies bike. (Not that theres anything wrong with that)






    Why you gotta put your sister down? Since shes a women the lighter fork is more sutied for her? I dont get you. I think you should be nice to your sister, who knows she might trade you one of her ex boyfriends phone numbers for that fork. ;)




    Oh no! After all that machismo your letting the snow make excuses for you? What a wuss. I cant say i blame you after all it would be a shame to get mud all over you brass bell

    Plus your chain looks tight.

    SPP
  • 02-01-2014
    Mr. 68 Hundred
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Oh no! After all that machismo your letting the snow make excuses for you? What a wuss. I cant say i blame you after all it would be a shame to get mud all over you brass bell

    Ha, I saw your post with the actual action shots, that's why I put my disclaimer up. BTW, I'm out near Gallup, we do need to ride sometime. Anyone who can (and actually will) patch a chainstay with a bracket and epoxy and hit jumps would be fun to ride with.


    SPP, I will have to check chain tension again. If I can loosen it a mm or two, it'll put me at <415 mm.


    For the record, 'carbon fiber fairy bike' refers to one that weighs less than my wheels + drivetrain.
  • 02-01-2014
    Fuglio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr. 68 Hundred View Post
    Ha, I saw your post with the actual action shots, that's why I put my disclaimer up. BTW, I'm out near Gallup, we do need to ride sometime. Anyone who can (and actually will) patch a chainstay with a bracket and epoxy and hit jumps would be fun to ride with.


    SPP, I will have to check chain tension again. If I can loosen it a mm or two, it'll put me at <415 mm.


    For the record, 'carbon fiber fairy bike' refers to one that weighs less than my wheels + drivetrain.


    Sweet gallup kicks ass. theres lots of options as far as riding goes. have you heard of a group called the "res riders"? hit me up if your ever in Abq we got lots of fun stuff off the beaten path

    I gotta put some pics up of my single speed i just got it built up last night, mid ride ;)

    edit: here it is

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0201142032a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0201142032a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0201142032a.jpg"/></a>


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  • 02-02-2014
    Mr. 68 Hundred
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Sweet gallup kicks ass. theres lots of options as far as riding goes. have you heard of a group called the "res riders"? hit me up if your ever in Abq we got lots of fun stuff off the beaten path

    I gotta put some pics up of my single speed i just got it built up last night, mid ride :thumbsup:


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0201142032b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0201142032b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0201142032b.jpg"/></a>


    Awesome picture. Did a rock/log help you with the conversion?

    I've heard mention of 'res riders.' Usually in whispers or under the breath comments. Not sure of who's in it but I'm positive I've ridden with some of them. Friend of a friend or so and so knows...

    There are a couple of pretty decent trails on the reservation. Since they don't get a lot of traffic, they're oftentimes pretty soft (powdery/sink-in-deep dust), depending on weather. Much of the year, fat bikes are the way to go though we do have some very fun sandstone sections.

    I'll definitely hit you up when I'm in ABQ, new trails are always good.
  • 02-02-2014
    Fuglio
    It got hung up on the mud some how. I think a big glob fell of the tyre and tangled it when i was.in granny gear so i just felt a little resistance then the hanger popped and after a quick trail.side.repair i was in the single.speed club. My sister.lives in chinle just north of gannado and theyran into the res.riders on a ride up there. Do they.do a lot of technical riding/ free.riding?
  • 02-02-2014
    shamrok
    the biggest/baddest SS: the one we all go suffer and get dirty on
  • 02-10-2014
    robbieb80
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gabriel J View Post
    Well Christmas came early this year and my frame came a month earlier than I had expected.. Within a couple hours of receiving it, my "baddest singlespeed" was born. I had to cut back on the parts budget a bit, so a few items were scaled down, but after 30mi I am in love.

    -Gabe


















    you have my vote for baddest single speed fo sho