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    Vik's Surly Black Ops 1x1...



    Starting with the Surly 1x1 fixed gear urban assault bike shown above...



    Inspired by my never quite realized Thorn Sterling project bike...



    In memory of the recently deceased Black Ops Pugsley...



    Motivated by a recent ride with my friend Scott aka Porcelain Rocket Bag Wizard!...



    I have decided to tear down my Surly 1x1 fixed gear rig and create a Black Ops tribute bike...
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    Don't tell my boss I spent the morning wrenching on a bike!...

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    Der Rohloff!....

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    Rear fender added for winter slop protection...
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    I want to hate you for having a Rohloff just laying around, but I can't.

    Isn't there some sort arm to keep the axle from rotating? Whatever would engage that fancy slot on the new Troll/Ogre dropouts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimhazy View Post
    I want to hate you for having a Rohloff just laying around, but I can't.
    Great thing about a Rohloff is once you've paid the steep entry price... you'll have it for the rest of your life and it can be setup for just about any bike...

    And there are deals to be had on Rohloffs if you hunt hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by slimhazy View Post
    Isn't there some sort arm to keep the axle from rotating? Whatever would engage that fancy slot on the new Troll/Ogre dropouts...
    I'm using a Monkey Bone for that purpose.

    Vik's Big Dummy: Monkey Bone

    ...works with any bike that has disc brake mounts...
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    2 things:

    1. Why the crotchpads?

    2. I hate seeing bikes like this. Every time I think my stable of bikes is complete, I see this one new, cool, totally different sub-genre...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm View Post
    2 things:

    1. Why the crotchpads?
    The TT pad - covers the Rohloff cables/zipties I routed on the TT.

    The stem pad - covers the excess steerer hump while I figure out where I want to place the bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    The TT pad - covers the Rohloff cables/zipties I routed on the TT.

    The stem pad - covers the excess steerer hump while I figure out where I want to place the bars.
    Makes sense.

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    Your rear rotor is on backwards....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk3Rider View Post
    Your rear rotor is on backwards....
    I have yet to hear a practical explanation of why it matters which way the rotor is mounted. Especially considering the limited braking forces a rear rotor sees.
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    That looks awesome Vik, good job! What pedals are those?

    Jagwire C-Clip Housing/Hose Guide at JensonUSA.com

    Those work really well instead of zipties for holding the cables, in case you wanted to tidy it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    That looks awesome Vik, good job! What pedals are those?

    Jagwire C-Clip Housing/Hose Guide at JensonUSA.com

    Those work really well instead of zipties for holding the cables, in case you wanted to tidy it up.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll keep those in mind. I'm going to run the 1x1 for a bit and see what happens. If it makes the cut I'll work on some of the finer points...



    The pedals and NRG Slabalanche low profile bmx platforms:

    Bow Cycle | Vik's Picks NRG Slabalanche BMX Pedal

    ...they've served me well on other bikes for a few years...
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