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    Sorry I don't have any pics, but close your eyes and picture a Dos with
    a Singulator. Thought that maybe some of you were thinking about this
    set-up so here is my opinion. First, I have several years experience on
    singles but this is the first ss softail that I've ridden. The softail does add
    a bit of traction and cush(same as riding it geared). The main thing that I
    could feel was quite a bit of bb flex. This wasn't to noticable as a geared
    bike but as an ss it's hard to ignore. I know that the bike was not designed
    to be ridden this way but I thought it would be fun to try. For what it's worth
    I weigh all of 150lbs and the bb moves quite a bit under that weight.

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    Darn, I'm 210, just drooled over the pics from Interbike and had convinced myself I would do the same, set it up for SS.
    Thanks for the info

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    I have several hundred miles on a DOS SS and have no issues, other than having to use a singleator. The bike has a nice amount of flex when run rigid up front but I have never tried it with a sus fork.

    -tom
    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Just wondering... Would the chain slacken too much too much to be safe when in stead of a spring loaded tensioner, a fixed-in-place tensioner like the Rollenlager was used?
    I had a couple of ratios that I was able to run no tensioner with no issues. I don't think there is any chainstay growth to speak of so any tensioner will work IMO.

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    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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    Just wondering... Would the chain slacken too much too much to be safe when in stead of a spring loaded tensioner, a fixed-in-place tensioner like the Rollenlager was used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyKnocker
    I had a couple of ratios that I was able to run no tensioner with no issues. I don't think there is any chainstay growth to speak of so any tensioner will work IMO.

    -tom
    Which ratios?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    Which ratios?
    33-20 and 32-21, both pretty low but i'm sure otehrs will work too.

    -t
    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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