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    Morpheus Vimana Cont'd (on my phone)

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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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    Easton carbon bars, seatpost
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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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    It's all about the firecuts

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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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    Re: Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    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!
    It's all about the firecuts

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    Here's my submission.

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    That bike looks fast !! Great build !!


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    Here's an old picture of mine,
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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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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?



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

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?



    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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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    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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    1) Portland Design Works brass trail bell. Got smashed 3 times, finally destroyed, but protected my XTR brake lever each time. RIP.
    2) Girly Fox 32 fork. Talas cartridge kept breaking. Good riddance. Thanks Fox for making a shitty fork.
    3) MTX rim. Killed by a rock in Albuquerque.
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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.
    "There are two kinds of mountain bikers in the world: those who are faster than me, and me."

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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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    Finished a few months ago Who has the baddest singlespeed?-bike.jpg

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    My new Carbon F29 with 29+ setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_w_sage View Post
    My new Carbon F29 with 29+ setup
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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
    My new Carbon F29 with 29+ setup
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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.

    Specs:
    F29 carbon large
    Lefty pbr
    Velocity dally rim up front with a gravity 29x3.0 (planning on swapping when a few more options become available)
    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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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

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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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