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    08 stumpjumper SS?

    Ridden a monocog flight, and got hooked.

    Will my stumpy feel to flexy to ride SS compared to the flight, is it worth it?

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    Here is my stumpy set up as a SS and no issues at all. I went for a moncog also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlespeedrider
    Here is my stumpy set up as a SS and no issues at all. I went for a moncog also.
    did you go with a kit, or a SS hub?

    If a kit, what did you use?

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    I am pretty sure this is an 09 and they made it with sliders so no kit was needed. Not the best pic but you can kinda see the sliders.

    You might have to go with a kit but as far as frame stiffness I can not see where you would have any issues.
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    Aluminum frames for the most part will never be too flexy. Aluminum is super stiff and for some people rather uncomfortable compared to steel or other expensive materials.
    Still a great way too start.
    My first SS was an AL frame and it tossed me around a bunch while in the saddle, did not think it was much of an issue until i tried a few steel and Ti frame and then i realized what i was missing


    Quote Originally Posted by Jester1911
    Ridden a monocog flight, and got hooked.

    Will my stumpy feel to flexy to ride SS compared to the flight, is it worth it?

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    I went for AL to Steel back to AL. I do not thik the AL is bad if you combine it with a suspension fork. Riding AL full rigid that is a different story all together.

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    ok, I'm looking at the surly spacers, cog, chainring, using my spare 9 speed chain, and getting a half link just in case.

    I have the sliders for my stumpy also.

    I'll probably also take my fork back to 80mm to help out some.

    The flight seemed to take off when pedaled, where as the stumpy just seems to be sluggish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester1911
    ok, I'm looking at the surly spacers, cog, chainring, using my spare 9 speed chain, and getting a half link just in case.

    I have the sliders for my stumpy also.

    I'll probably also take my fork back to 80mm to help out some.

    The flight seemed to take off when pedaled, where as the stumpy just seems to be sluggish.
    That just sounds like the difference between SS and geared (it does depend on the SS gearing too) as well as the difference between rigid and susp fork. An SS bike feels more direct when putting power down. Not sure of the best words to describe it, but it sounds like you felt it yourself

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    I run my fork at 100mm with no issues at all. You should not need a half link and spend they few extra bucks and get a KMC 810 or 710 chain.

    And take some pics when you are all done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlespeedrider
    I run my fork at 100mm with no issues at all. You should not need a half link and spend they few extra bucks and get a KMC 810 or 710 chain.

    And take some pics when you are all done.
    you mean there 1 speed chain?

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    yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlespeedrider
    I am pretty sure this is an 09 and they made it with sliders so no kit was needed. Not the best pic but you can kinda see the sliders.

    You might have to go with a kit but as far as frame stiffness I can not see where you would have any issues.

    What quick release skewer is that?

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    Hope

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    What quick release skewer is that?

    Hope skewer

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    Nice looking bike.

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