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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

    LIke most things in life, it's the singer, not the song.
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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.
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    Thomson Masterpiece seatpost.
    Thomson seat collar.
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    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 Hunter...

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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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    i like my Hunter...


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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:


    Built


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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


    moar pics here:
    The Independent Fabrication Owners' Club :: Ti Deluxe Singlespeed in Team Colours :: ifrider.com

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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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