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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    So, I herniated a disc last week and spent a good majority of the last 7 days on the couch keeping myself busy reading up on everything the world wide web has to offer...I'm building up a new SS 29er at the beginning of the year and was looking for inspiration..I realize that SS and all-out no expense-spared builds don't necessarily go hand in hand, but for those who said f-the budget let me see what you have!

    Even if it's not yours post up some pics, love to see what's out there.

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    I stole the OP's picture from that thread to get the inspiration going. Bad-ass singlespeeds can be carbon, ti, steel, alloy, rigid..doesn't matter to me. I'm talking custom built, or stock and customized, one off paint schemes, cool wheels or custom bits..Lets see what you have mtbr!


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    Seems like "question asked-question answered"

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    If you are looking for a weight-weenie 29er, this isn't it

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    That is one burly machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post


    If you are looking for a weight-weenie 29er, this isn't it
    Mine either. No pic at the moment. Custom steel frame/rigid fork, stans flow wheels, dh cranks ( I used to be 230 lbs) thomson stem/seatpost, a seat, some grips, hydro brakes.

    It weighs more than a lot of the guys' bikes around here. I spend a lot of time fretting about my bikes weight..........at the trail head waiting for everyone else

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    My new SS

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    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Cool paint!

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    ^very cool!


    I'm a big fan of my Monocog. Probably not the baddest ss around, but in my mind it is. No frills 08 Monocog frame with an upgraded wheelset (hopes laced to i23 hoops) and other misc stuff. I have put about $800 in this bike since it was given to me as a gift from my wife about 5 years ago:


    Sorry for the bad photos...bad meaning bad not bad meaning good.
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    I like mine ...

    Ventana El Comandante
    Kings with Flows.
    Modified XTR960.
    King Headeset.
    King Bottom Bracket.
    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost.
    Thomson seat collar.
    Thomson X4 Stem.
    Niner Carbon handlebar.
    Magura Marta SL brakes.
    Niner carbon fork.



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    Here is a custom Strong single that I had built up a few years back.
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    Check out www.zencyclery.com for fully customizable, handbuilt wheels.

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    Some rad bikes so far!

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    We already have a thread called "Post your SS."


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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    We already have a thread called "Post your SS."

    Believe me I know that thread, and I have nothing against completely stock off the shelf bikes or geared conversions, but that's a majority of them....

    I'm hoping to see some awesome custom stuff, unique builds, built to the max bikes, to give me some ideas for the bike I'm putting together over the winter. That doesn't mean it has to weigh 8lbs or Cost $11k....but it would cool if there was something like that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Cyclery View Post
    Here is a custom Strong single that I had built up a few years back.
    Yes!!

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    I like my Monocog too. I've replaced just about everything but the wheels.
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    Seeing those wheels makes me wish I didn't already have set for the build...Digging it!

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    On One 4569er

    Steel rigid SS

    On One 456 frame with a Salsa 29er fork

    I have a 26", 650b and 29" front wheel for this bike and swap them depending on the ride

    I carry a 14,15 and 16T cog. I use the Yess tensioner for the 14 and 15 and I bypass the tensioner for the 16

    I like to think of it as a SS with a lot of variety

    set up 69er in these pics
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    aha! this is the thread where everyone tosses in a vote and a pic for their own bike ok I'll play

    Independent Fabrication custom Titanium Deluxe SS with team paint scheme (the first one to fly the latest team color scheme). Had them build it up with a bit stiffer rear end than normal for racing applications.

    Frame only outta the box:


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    That is close to what I'm hoping my bike will look built up..Well, component-wise. I've been trying to trade a new M985 crankset that I have for a 980 double trail so I can run the same setup as you.

    I have a Lynskey Pro29 SL frame on order, I would love to support Indy Fab, but I didn't have the budget for one of those truly bad-ass TI frames.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    aha! this is the thread where everyone tosses in a vote and a pic for their own bike ok I'll play

    Independent Fabrication custom Titanium Deluxe SS with team paint scheme (the first one to fly the latest team color scheme). Had them build it up with a bit stiffer rear end than normal for racing applications.

    Frame only outta the box:


    Built


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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    i like my Hunter...

    I like this pic because you can tell it gets the hell ridden right out of it.

    Two miss matched water bottles, a light, yet consistent patina of dust and a Big Air taped to the seatpost.

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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    That is the easiest question here.

    I do. and i'm making it better.
    Gunnar w/ a on/one carbon fork, super Easton SS wheel and lots of other kick ass parts.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Who has the baddest singlespeed?

    I do.
    U do.
    We all do.
    I'm amazed at how "kick ass" my bike is and the fact that you may have a nice bike and it may be better than mine. I still "think" mine is better. And my SS may looks stupid to you, but it's still better than yours.
    But what happens when my 29 SS is ready to ride?
    Right now my 26 SS Rules.
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    Interesting thread with some good "baddest" bikes and I think I get what the original poster is looking for. I think is goal is to see what can be done for an ultimate bike.

    Personally I like bikes with a custom touch and a consistent theme. A friend of mine has what I think is a fairly nice looking build with a nice selection of components and colors that look good together.


    My own dream bike is a few years away. My current bike is a work in progress and not yet ready for this thread.

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    You got it....I may have to dig through my history and add some pics of bikes that come to mind. Sometimes things as simple as high-quality matching off the shelf parts can really make a bike stand out. It's how it comes together.

    Your friends bike is sweet!


    Quote Originally Posted by febikes View Post
    Interesting thread with some good "baddest" bikes and I think I get what the original poster is looking for. I think is goal is to see what can be done for an ultimate bike.

    Personally I like bikes with a custom touch and a consistent theme. A friend of mine has what I think is a fairly nice looking build with a nice selection of components and colors that look good together.


    My own dream bike is a few years away.

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    My (now sold) A9C
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    Nothing bad about my A9C SS..


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    Tyrone wins.

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    My Vertigo Cycles titanium fat bike is the best bike I've ever had

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    Tough to beat these...


    Not taking away from the other bikes posted....they're very nice!
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    I think mine is pretty fun!


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    From the original poster...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel J View Post
    ....looking for inspiration..I realize that SS and all-out no expense-spared builds don't necessarily go hand in hand, but for those who said f-the budget let me see what you have!
    We can make this yet another post a photo of your bike thread but I think the OP was thinking it would be more of a collection of super high end builds.

    I am not trying to hate but in my book quite a few of the bikes posted on the thread are not up to the standards the OP was asking for. Seriously BB7s, china cromo is fun and all but I think the OP was looking for seriously high end stuff. I mean please... if rims are made in Taiwan the label should say "Taiwan Classic".

    For me, a seriously high end bike would be a top of the line frame dressed up with top of the line components with things like ENVE rims with I9, King, Hadley, hubs. I have some nice stuff on my bike but it is not nearly at the level the OP was looking for so I did not post my own bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    My Vertigo Cycles titanium fat bike is the best bike I've ever had

    Very nice bike!

    That is a seriously long seat post, is it custom and how long is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by febikes View Post
    Very nice bike!

    That is a seriously long seat post, is it custom and how long is it?
    Thanks. The seatpost is a titanium Eriksen 30.9 layback with a custom length of 450mm. I wanted as much standover as possible so I can jump around on it more easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by febikes View Post
    For me, a seriously high end bike would be a top of the line frame dressed up with top of the line components with things like ENVE rims with I9, King, Hadley, hubs. I have some nice stuff on my bike but it is not nearly at the level the OP was looking for so I did not post my own bike.
    I share the same sentiment. I love quality parts and craftsmanship and whenever possible will use it on my bikes. Based on some of the SS builds i've seen in person I know we aren't alone.

    There are some ENVE parts on my build list..If they replace the Easton carbon parts I have now will depend on how much side work and overtime I can do.

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    What the heck, I'll show off my bike again.

    Black Sheep Luna Vista frame and Faith Truss Fork
    CK Headset, bottom bracket and hubs
    Stans 355 rims, DT supercomps
    XTR M960 crank, cut and polished with HBC rings
    Thomson Seatpost and stem
    Bontrager RXL carbon seat, Ti Cycles Double S Bar
    Candy 2 Ti's with aftermarket Ti axles
    Juicy Ultimates

    I'm happy with it... sorry for the crappy picture, I just ran outside to grab it !!
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    Because I built the frame myself...

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    Love my Juice!!!
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    I'd say this, Ned's championship bike from a couple years ago. It has a couple nice bits but I'd say it's a lot more than the bike in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120 View Post
    Tough to beat these...


    Not taking away from the other bikes posted....they're very nice!
    oh man, gotta love Engins!! Nice bike!

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    I hate threads like this,one day Im gonna build a bike
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    Take the opportunity to show My badass homemade 29er:P

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Because I built the frame myself...
    Kudos on building the frame!

    Mine isn't the most high end build, but for a Dawes frame it's probably 90 percentile. I LOVE this frame.

    Wheels: Sun Ringle MTX 33 (36 hole) laced 4-cross with swaged DT Swiss spokes to Hope Pro II hubs. Built by Mike Curiak.
    Cranks/pedals: Shimano XT, Crank Bros Eggbeaters
    Brakes: Avid BB7 with Avid Speed Levers (I have no desire to ever upgrade from these). 180mm up front, 160mm in back.
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Saddle: Brooks B17, held in place by a Thomson seatpost clamp
    Stem: Specialized Comp (adjustable by means of shims)
    Bars: Stock Dawes baby! Love these things... sturdy, great riding position.
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro

    It's my $180 CL special outfitted with $1500 of parts.


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    This one is still a work in progress... But I'm digging my Lurcher budget build so far.




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    This one is still a work in progress... But I'm digging my Lurcher budget build so far.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    This one is still a work in progress... But I'm digging my Lurcher budget build so far.
    Do theses frames have swap outs?

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