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    The 2016 Post Your Steel Single Speed Thread!

    As the title says, post your steel single speeds!

    Here are mine!

    Chris King Cielo.

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    Finally got those red X2's eh. I need some myself.

    My 2015 Niner SIR 9

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    Redline MonoBelt now mono1/2link. Hahahah
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    Can fat tires play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingervitis View Post
    Finally got those red X2's eh. I need some myself.

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    I needed the black race X2's for my Chumba build so I pulled the trigger on the red Hopes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floorguy724 View Post
    Can fat tires play?

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    If its steel and is a single speed then yes. But NO Dingle speeds, there not welcome!
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    It's still steel and still a single speed.


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    Mmm love it already....I am just waiting for some 15mm adapters for my hubs and then my bike will be all up in this

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    @Nordieboy , what kind of fork is in your Unit
    100 or 120 mm suspension

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    Four is that all you Have.
    Do you let them Outside?
    Just one of TEN Outside
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    2016 So Far 153 miles on...
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    I'm sorry, who has time to stop riding and take a photo? The only time I bother with photos is after I've cleaned, repaired or just built a bike. The VerHauens paint doesn't touch up well and it has dozens of fixes!

    I kid, I kid....
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    2015 Kona Honzo.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt View Post
    Four is that all you Have.
    Do you let them Outside?
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    Great looking bike, SS drop bar Pugsley?

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    Dumbo

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    On One Inbred fixed gear that I built over the winter... don't worry I put a front brake on it, I promise.

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    Steel Singlespeed heaven!

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    You can see my Surly in the background!
    -rides bikes for fun.

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    Snowy SSCX double track on the knards, 44x18 was a little tough

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    I love all the winter pics! It's a very cold 74 degrees today in Houston. It's going to be an even worse 80 this weekend!
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    My mountain bike (my main focus is six hour single speed racing):


    My road bike (great for training on the road):


    Especially this time of year a single speed road bike is great when the trails are wet and sloppy.


    My road bike runs 54/17. I get a training effect just by looking at the chainring.
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    My single speed road/cx bike is running 38/17. I feel so inadequate

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    Vassago VerHauen

    My Vassago VerHauen in Prescott, AZ. Looking for dry dirt out on the Whiskey Off-Road course.

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    Sweet VerHauen. I love mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Click Click Boom View Post
    Sweet VerHauen. I love mine!
    Thanks!

    You've got a pretty sweet fleet. Many of which are high on my "next bike" list.

    I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on ride quality of the Stella versus the Vassago.

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    One of the positive/negative things about working in a bike shop is that bikes keep appearing at my home. Parts just accumulate until one day it becomes a bike.

    Take my Chumba as an example... I had the wheels, tires, pedals, handle bar, grips, stem, Ti bolts, and cranks laying around and when I wanted a rigid bike back in my fleet the Cielo was the best candidate. So on whent the rigid fork leaving the Fox Fork. Now my red on red on red VerHauen "NEEDED" red Hope brakes so that left me with brakes.

    So then this frame just happened to be purchased. Then a few parts here and there started to show up against my will. All sorts of trucks (UPS, DHL, FedEX and USPS) dropping things off and then one day there is another bike I can't find room for!
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    Definitely some sweet steel bikes in this thread!

    I also have a Ti Mukluk which hasn't been ridden since my Krampus was built.

    The Krampus for me was a frame for now until I decided on a Ti frame/fork? Since riding the Krampus and looking at some of the bike in this thread, I'm starting to second guess my Ti purchase? Steel is real man.....

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    my Kona Unit

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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    I'll play
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    Here's mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie View Post
    Here's mine...
    Dude's got a Black Cat!!!

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    Still one of the best bikes I've every seen.

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    Pedal through it!

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    Some great looking steel in this thread!

    Here is my current steel single speed bike.

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    Great to see another Coconino here as well!
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    I stopped during a perfectly nice ride today in amazing 78 degree sunny weather to snap these pics for ya' bud!



    These are the local trails that run near the creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt View Post
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    Sweet cruisers Vader! The green is looks really good with the curved top tube.

    Jealous of your weather CCB. Upper 40s and rain here and than back to normal for Chicago temperature wise for the week.
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    Thanks guys. It rides even better then it looks!

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    Hair under 20lbs ready to ride.
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    Got these two rolling into '16.

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    Pedal through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt View Post
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    Sick. That's all. Wow.

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    Did you repaint the VerHauen? It looks great! I love the black label Vassago's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Click Click Boom View Post
    Did you repaint the VerHauen? It looks great! I love the black label Vassago's!

    Thanks man, yes it was originally the Curly's Gold.

    Dig your Chumba BTW, I know those guys well. They are doing some killer stuff!
    Pedal through it!

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    My VerHauen has a lot of trail rash and I'm ocd as hell about bike maintenance and appearance. After every ride its cleaned, lubed and polished. My Bikes get torn down and overhaul often.

    With all the scratches its time for a repaint but Vassago doesn't do that translucent red anymore.

    Who did the paint work? Can they do translucent red?
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    I rode that bridge yesterday. that section is amazing. secret spot!

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    There is a ton of VerHauen love!
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    Carbon SS

    My Carbon SS

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    Spot Rocker SS - Belt Driven

    I haven't seen a belt drive or a Spot yet. Here's my Rocker single speed.
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    Kona Unit

    Love this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Click Click Boom View Post
    My VerHauen has a lot of trail rash and I'm ocd as hell about bike maintenance and appearance. After every ride its cleaned, lubed and polished. My Bikes get torn down and overhaul often.

    With all the scratches its time for a repaint but Vassago doesn't do that translucent red anymore.

    Who did the paint work? Can they do translucent red?
    Sent you a PM.
    Pedal through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjbtexas View Post
    My Carbon SS

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    Steel is real!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    Thanks man, yes it was originally the Curly's Gold.

    Dig your Chumba BTW, I know those guys well. They are doing some killer stuff!

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    ^luv that combo. Carbon fork is the sexy time

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^luv that combo. Carbon fork is the sexy time
    Thanks, the Verhauen was my first build ever and I do like how it turned out. Love the Crank Bros. wheel design but had some reservations on quality. Happy to report they have survived 2 summers and my 220 lbs. Bike came in at 23 lbs with the Whiskey Carbon fork. Thanks again

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    The Coconino in it's rigid form. You can also see my house if you squint.

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    My Verhauen is currently in a 1x10 although it often runs as SS when I'm wanting a bike with a shock.
    Love the Verhauen, but this has to be the worst paint on a bike I've ever had...

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    Just got yesterday. 2nd SS, sold my Ver Hauen last summer, biggest mistake I have ever made. But this will help with my recovery this year!



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    That Black Cat ... wow. Perfect in every way.

    My SS in 2016 mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
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    Soma Juice! Nice!

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    Next up: Swapping the Jones bar back to a flat bar, swapping the BB7_S brakes from my fatbike to this bike, and going to 2.2" bikepacking tires! Yeehaw!

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    Surly Straggler

    My 'road' bike. A training tool, a commuter, a get around, just something different to ride for when I get off the trails. I just converted it to single after having initially run it 1x10 from when I first set it up. I figure if I'm gonna go in I might as well go all in 'road' bike and all.

    Pic from my ride last Friday... wet and cold and cold and wet. January in BC, can't expect much else.
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    My main rig. Waltworks custom built mid 2012.
    I've ridden this thing as a 3x10, 1x10, Rohloff'd, single, dingle, tringle. I like to mess around with drivetrain stuff for fun and for different trips and times of year etc.
    After last years Colorado Trail Race the first thing I did when I got home was pull the gears off (1x10) and set it up single. I just needed a change, needed not to think about riding and just ride for fun.

    After the first ride I was so excited about the way my bike rode. It instantly took me back to my BMX days. A light, silent bike that made my local trails hard again. Climbing, steep punchy stuff, ugh, we all go through it, longer sustained climbs made me suck wind again and super responsive and fun on the descents without the extra weight and crap clanging around back there.
    It's perfect for our ever (d)evolving trails out here on the North Shore. Bikes get better, trails get smoother and easier, I don't get it. I wanted to get back to the roots and feel the trails again. This thing is perfect for the riding I do.

    Picture from my ride today. The rain went away and sun came out for a bit. Amazing how invigorating that can be when you've been under rain and clouds for the last while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Addy Marx View Post
    My 'road' bike. A training tool, a commuter, a get around, just something different to ride for when I get off the trails. I just converted it to single after having initially run it 1x10 from when I first set it up. I figure if I'm gonna go in I might as well go all in 'road' bike and all.

    Pic from my ride last Friday... wet and cold and cold and wet. January in BC, can't expect much else.

    That is a nice ride! What is the build sheet on that beauty? I am not much for road riding but that is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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    Another Chumba Stella to add to the mix.

    I wanted to try some Chinese wider carbon wheels and got tubulars by accident. Decided to try and make lemonade out of lemons and got some tires on closeout for really cheap. I might end up trying a race on them later this summer and see how they feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariop View Post
    That is a nice ride! What is the build sheet on that beauty? I am not much for road riding but that is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for the compliment Mariop, I'm the same way. While I like *some* road riding, by myself, randonerding/touring type solo rides I didn't want some plastic whiz bang electric thing. It's a solid bike as all the parts are take offs from my mountain bike, posted in the next post below. Once I had enough stuff I figured I may as well put something together. The straggler checked most of the boxes, I just wish it had more tire clearance to run 2" rubber. Ah well, can't have it all for a $500 frame set.

    *Surly Straggler Frame/Fork
    *Race Face Turbine Cranks, 38T RF NW ring, King 18T cog
    *King headset
    *Thompson post and stem, Salsa Woodchipper 42cm bars.
    *Chromag Trailmaster LTD seat.
    *King/Stans Arch wheels with Soma Cazadero tires run tubeless.
    *SRAM carbon single speed levers to TRP Spyre brakes (the only roadie parts I had to get)
    *SRAM 8 speed chain
    *King bottle cages.
    *Planet Bike 29er fenders.

    Also in this pic is a partial frame bag I made myself and Porcelain Rocket Charlene Seat bag. I did a few nice long rides on it last year when I got it and am looking forward to better weather and longer days to continue those fun exploratory/touring type rides this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addy Marx View Post
    *King/Stans Arch wheels with Soma Cazadero tires run tubeless.
    No problems running them tubeless? I have a set that I've been thinking about converting to tubeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Addy Marx View Post
    Thank you for the compliment Mariop, I'm the same way. While I like *some* road riding, by myself, randonerding/touring type solo rides I didn't want some plastic whiz bang electric thing. It's a solid bike as all the parts are take offs from my mountain bike, posted in the next post below. Once I had enough stuff I figured I may as well put something together. The straggler checked most of the boxes, I just wish it had more tire clearance to run 2" rubber. Ah well, can't have it all for a $500 frame set.

    *Surly Straggler Frame/Fork
    *Race Face Turbine Cranks, 38T RF NW ring, King 18T cog
    *King headset
    *Thompson post and stem, Salsa Woodchipper 42cm bars.
    *Chromag Trailmaster LTD seat.
    *King/Stans Arch wheels with Soma Cazadero tires run tubeless.
    *SRAM carbon single speed levers to TRP Spyre brakes (the only roadie parts I had to get)
    *SRAM 8 speed chain
    *King bottle cages.
    *Planet Bike 29er fenders.

    Also in this pic is a partial frame bag I made myself and Porcelain Rocket Charlene Seat bag. I did a few nice long rides on it last year when I got it and am looking forward to better weather and longer days to continue those fun exploratory/touring type rides this year.

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    Hey Adam,

    Thanks. That is one of the nicest builds I have ever seen. Maybe it's the Chromag leather seat; I have one on my Redline SS! Thanks to you I am looking to build one for myself.

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    Here is my Chumba Stella in the wild. I'm going to wait until the newness wears off but so far I'm loving this thing. I have some Carbon EC70 Trails coming for her.

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    Nice Chumba! Any idea on weight?

    I have a Vassago Verhauen on the way and plan on having it built up by the end of next week!

    Currently riding (and loving) my Surly Krampus and Ti Mukluk for now until the Verhauen gets here. The Verhauen will be my everyday bike for a long time.

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    I changed the seat post and got it down to 20 pounds 1oz. It my dip below 20 with the new wheels.



    I do love my VerHauen as well. The VerHauen is going to be my fun ride/long ride rig going forward.
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    Nice man!

    I'm hoping for sub 23lbs on my 29+ Verhauen. We will see.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    No problems running them tubeless? I have a set that I've been thinking about converting to tubeless.
    They mount up tubeless quite easily and hold air very well. I haven't had any issues with that. The Cazadero's are made by Panaracer in Japan which from the intersearching I did mount up quite well tubeless. It's one of the reasons I went with them. Also they are about as fat as I can comfortably fit in the Straggler frame and they look pretty cool in my opinion.
    I've had 2 flats. Ran over a screw, pulled it and plugged it. Ran over a piece of glass, pulled it and plugged it. Both repairs took all of 5 minutes thanks to the generous amount of Stans doing it's job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariop View Post
    Hey Adam,

    Thanks. That is one of the nicest builds I have ever seen. Maybe it's the Chromag leather seat; I have one on my Redline SS! Thanks to you I am looking to build one for myself.

    Harris
    No problem Harris, again appreciate the comments. Check out 'Blue Lug' online. They're a bike shop out of Japan and have, in my opinion built up some of the nicest looking Surly's anywhere. I used a lot of their images as inspiration for my build. Just clean, simple nice looking bikes. And their builds really made me appreciate the aesthetic value of Surly's.
    I'm a huge fan of the Chromag LTD, it's the best one I've used. Comfortable for all day, day after day riding and it looks great too.
    Awesome! post some pics once you get it built up!

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    i stopped during a perfectly nice ride today in amazing 78 degree sunny weather to snap these pics for ya' bud!



    These are the local trails that run near the creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul34 View Post
    2015 Surly Pugsley30x18~29 lbs
    Twenty-nine pounds?! WOW. I have almost the exact same bike, and mine is 36lbs.I figure you probably have a pound on me from the cockpit and seatpost, since I upgraded from stock but not by much. Then you likely went tubeless, and that's a pound or two. Finally, I have a rear derailleur and cassette, so that's another pound... dang. Makes me want to go SS like my mountain bike.
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    Yeah, I can't wait to get it out on trails this Spring, as it will see the majority of my local trail riding time here in Iowa. The front end is nice and light. The rear could definitely be lighter if I replaced the stock hub. I bought it stock knowing I was going to replace some parts and didn't want to spend a lot building it from frame. I basically got it at cost during the Surly blowout, so I only have maybe $300 in extras after selling a few of the take-offs. It helped having some XT brakes laying around and I won the Husker Du at a local fat bike race raffle.

    I had my other Pugs set up as SS a couple years ago and absolutely loved it, and it didn't have nearly as nice of components so was probably around 32-33 pounds.

    So stoked for some dirt trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul34 View Post
    Yeah, I can't wait to get it out on trails this Spring, as it will see the majority of my local trail riding time here in Iowa. The front end is nice and light. The rear could definitely be lighter if I replaced the stock hub. I bought it stock knowing I was going to replace some parts and didn't want to spend a lot building it from frame. I basically got it at cost during the Surly blowout, so I only have maybe $300 in extras after selling a few of the take-offs. It helped having some XT brakes laying around and I won the Husker Du at a local fat bike race raffle.I had my other Pugs set up as SS a couple years ago and absolutely loved it, and it didn't have nearly as nice of components so was probably around 32-33 pounds. So stoked for some dirt trails.
    Very similar story on my end. Got the bike during the sale with the intent to replace all the OEM parts and eventually that rear hub. I was happy with the Avid BB7_S brakes though, no need to replace those.I have mine set up with HuDu's (sold the Knards), a slightly lighter stem/seatpost, and a WTB Pure-V.I ran it singlespeed for a while but the ratio was too high for snow and intense climbing. So, I put a cassette on it and a 10sp shifter/derailleur, that's been good to have this winter. I'm running it 1x with the fancy 28T narrow-wide Surly specced on some of their Moonlanders. I am thinking when the weather gets nice, I will run it 28/19 or 28/17 and see how I like it.I don't totally mind having gears on the Pugsley, as I get my fix on a singlespeed Soma Juice (32/18) and that makes me feel plenty badass enough to wuss out when I get on the fatbike without bruising my ego.Doesn't matter what drivetrain I put on it, I'm going to destroy it before April:
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    Just built up tonight. A few more little touches and it'll be done! First ride tomorrow!

    Vassago Verhauen 29+ with Whisky 9 fork


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    Quote Originally Posted by floorguy724 View Post
    Just built up tonight. A few more little touches and it'll be done! First ride tomorrow!

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    Nice! looks pretty sweet. the Verhauen 29+ is on my short list. i'm curious to hear your impressions of it vs the Krampus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Nice! looks pretty sweet. the Verhauen 29+ is on my short list. i'm curious to hear your impressions of it vs the Krampus.
    Thanks man.

    I had a chance to do a 16.7 mile ride today. The Verhauen is definitely a way more plush ride and flexes a lot more in a good way. I never realized how stiff the Krampus was until today.

    By just swapping all of the parts directly from the Krampus to the Verhauen, in lost roughly 3 lbs. My Krampus weighed 26.25lbs with my parts and the Verhauen note weighs 23.5lbs.

    When I first started the ride, I had to stop and look at the frame to make sure there were no cracks in the frame (lol) since the back tire was washing all-over the place.

    On my my Krampus, I'd run 7.5psi front and 9psi rear for the tires (40mm Nexties setup tubeless) and on the Verhauen I had to bump up the pressure to 10psi front and 11.5psi rear for my 215lbs. Once I had the pressure right it was night and day.

    Once I was all setup, I was able to get out and hammer it. This bike just plain rocks! It has just the right amount of flex, yet stays stiff enough for out-of-the-saddle climbs. The Whisky 9 fork with 15mm thru is definitely stiffer and takes the edge off of bumps. Climbing is a blast and I absolutely love the post mount drop outs.

    Even though it's a similar build, the ride is totally different. The Verhauen honestly rides more plush than my Ti Mukluk. I still have a few more tweaks to do, but I'll be sure and report back!


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    08 Mary SS just randomly found a fork for it, I need some better pics





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    awesome, thanks. what about geo? how does it handle by comparison?

    your description of the frame flex is interesting (i'm also 210lbs). I've experienced the same thing on 29ers. Kona Unit SS (4130) vs Jamis Dragon (853) geared. the Kona has a big gusset where the chainstays meet the BB shell, makes the frame really stiff laterally which i like for SS. the Jamis is much lighter for sure, but when i stand and climb the frame flexes so much the back of the bike wanders back and forth. for the longest time i kept having to stop and check if the rear tire was flat. it wasn't.

    i don't think i would like the Jamis set up SS for that reason. i think part of the problem was also the American Classic wheels that came on that bike. i just recently built up a new sturdy wheelset with Velocity Blunt 35 rims and converted the hubs to TA f/r. i only have one ride on the new wheels and it was slippery out so i don't have a good impression of how much of an improvement the new wheels will make. I know i could feel the front end was stiffer, but i'll have to wait for the snow to melt before i can draw any more conclusions.

    I'm still trying to decide if i will end up with a Krampus or the Verhauen. I really love the Kona frame. i don't wish it was made any differently, or of any other steel. which is why i'm still favoring the Krampus. i think.
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    Geo is spot on. Feels absolutely perfect. I'm 5'10" (with riding shoes) and rode a medium Krampus and am now on a 18" Verhauen. Both were setup with 70mm-0 stems and straight seatposts and both feel just right.

    As far as handling....even though they are the same size and parts, they are 2 different rides? The Krampus is stiffer and feels more "bomb proof" while the Verhauen is WAY more comfortable and requires finesse if that makes sense? I honestly think the Verhauen will handle better once I'm used to it.

    Again, I'm still getting used to a frame with more flex and a carbon fiber fork. Wierd....

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    Chromag Surface. Got lucky and was able convert with magic gearing, a slightly worn chainring and stretched single speed chain with a couple of Slinks. Fun bike.

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    First go around with SS. I love it. Simplicity brings happiness. It's light, fun, and makes old trails new again. My build started with the premise that $$ spent on a great set of carbon wheels will pay larger dividends than the same $$ spend on a super expensive frame. So I found an alum. frame on clearance and went to work. After many hours fretting on pieces and parts here is my build. As you will see, in my opinion the XT level of brakes is the "happy spot" as an additional $200 for Xtr seemed frivolous, and after riding the XTs they performed better than expected. Most importantly I am a "very satisfied" customer of Dave at SpeedDream wheels. The reviews are spot on, he communicates thoroughly prior to building, and then he delivers!

    Weight: 20lbs with xt pedals.
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    Industry Nine hubs (must they be "that" noisy - but I love the ability to "ratchet" through the nasty stuff)
    Kent Erikson Ti seat post (with an alum. frame the Ti post seemed like a perfect combo.- and it rides with plenty compliance)
    Niner carbon RDO bar
    Oozy 50 mm stem (did the math- originally concerned 50 mm would be too short - but with the 780 mm bar it feels just right, and climbing is no problem)
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    Niner EBB 2 paired with sram gxp bottom bracket ( super easy to install - no creaks or slippage- just follow instructions - especially torque measurements!)
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    8 speed Sram master link chain (wide & large - strong - lots of heavy pulling on SS - no problems)
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    Notes: I started with the Ardent 2.4 front // Ikon 2.35 rear. This tire combo. felt Ok, but not great, as I am accustomed the light and responsive 2.2 Ikon on the rear. So I changed to the Ikon 2.35 front//Ikon 2.2 rear. The Farlow's 29 mm id makes the 2.35 plenty cushy and the Teocalli's 26 mm id is a perfect fit for the light and grippy Ikon 2.2. Gearing 32-19. This combo is great for everything but the "steep switch back" type stuff. I will probably get a 21 for the rear to put in my quiver when verticality necessitates. I originally wanted an Absolute Black Oval chainring, but after placing cranks I'm doubtful the 34mm portion of the oval will fit. Boo Hoo , I have plenty to work with for now. Just thought this might assist others in the SS building mode. Happy Trails.
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    ^ not hating on you, but this thread is for steel singlespeeds.

    try this one instead

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    Sorry. I tried to delete the previous post as it pertains to a lightweight aluminum single speed . Perhaps moderator can. I shan't do it again.
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    Sorry. I tried to delete the previous post as it pertains to a lightweight aluminum single speed . Perhaps moderator can. I shan't do it again.
    As penance, you have 90 days to build up a steel SS and post it.
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    There's a carbon one crashing the party too!
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    Needs a shorter fork but this is what I had. For being a collection of cheapo parts it is a fun commuter & has seen a lot of use lately. hoping to try my hand at CX racing next winter.

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    Went to the bike shop to buy a bleed kit. You know how it goes. Steel is real.





    They said make go. Name your price. Don't ever go to the atm before the bike shop!!!

    Add this to my other 2..



    And my Monkey





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    2007 IF STEEL DELUX 29'er w/ Pace Carbon Fork
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    Here is my Chumba Ursa 29+ SS. Best mountain bike I have ever had

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    love this bike. 34/16 ~30lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_w_sage View Post
    Here is my Chumba Ursa 29+ SS. Best mountain bike I have ever had

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    Possibly one of the best-looking bikes so far (depending on your taste).

    As to my taste, this is now my desktop background. Absolutely wicked. Well done!
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    getting close to 10yrs old and very few other bikes compare.
    the Chris King hubs are original, noisy but reliable. I recently built a bike with gears plus a suspension fork and my only comment was "i never knew mountain biking was so easy!"

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    First go around with SS. I love it. Simplicity brings happiness. It's light, fun, and makes old trails new again. My build started with the premise that $$ spent on a great set of carbon wheels will pay larger dividends than the same $$ spend on a super expensive frame. So I found an alum. frame on clearance and went to work. After many hours fretting on pieces and parts here is my build. As you will see, in my opinion the XT level of brakes is the "happy spot" as an additional $200 for Xtr seemed frivolous, and after riding the XTs they performed better than expected. Most importantly I am a "very satisfied" customer of Dave at SpeedDream wheels. The reviews are spot on, he communicates thoroughly prior to building, and then he delivers!

    Weight: 20lbs with xt pedals.
    Niner One Nine frame.
    Niner Carbon Fork
    Nox farlow front- Teocalli rear. (Combined weight with tape: 1595 gms.)
    Industry Nine hubs (must they be "that" noisy - but I love the ability to "ratchet" through the nasty stuff)
    Kent Erikson Ti seat post (with an alum. frame the Ti post seemed like a perfect combo.- and it rides with plenty compliance)
    Niner carbon RDO bar
    Oozy 50 mm stem (did the math- originally concerned 50 mm would be too short - but with the 780 mm bar it feels just right, and climbing is no problem)
    Shimano xt-8000 brakes ( 180 rotor front- 160 rear)
    Sram GX 1400 cranks 170 mm (fits perfect 5-11 tall -minimizes rock strikes- and is very affordable, yet comparable in weight & performance to the other "blingy" cranks )
    Niner EBB 2 paired with sram gxp bottom bracket ( super easy to install - no creaks or slippage- just follow instructions - especially torque measurements!)
    Fizik saddle
    Esi grips
    8 speed Sram master link chain (wide & large - strong - lots of heavy pulling on SS - no problems)
    Chris King 19 tooth rear cog - surly spacer kit
    Ikon 2.35 front - Ikon 2.2 rear.

    Notes: I started with the Ardent 2.4 front // Ikon 2.35 rear. This tire combo. felt Ok, but not great, as I am accustomed the light and responsive 2.2 Ikon on the rear. So I changed to the Ikon 2.35 front//Ikon 2.2 rear. The Farlow's 29 mm id makes the 2.35 plenty cushy and the Teocalli's 26 mm id is a perfect fit for the light and grippy Ikon 2.2. Gearing 32-19. This combo is great for everything but the "steep switch back" type stuff. I will probably get a 21 for the rear to put in my quiver when verticality necessitates. I originally wanted an Absolute Black Oval chainring, but after placing cranks I'm doubtful the 34mm portion of the oval will fit. Boo Hoo , I have plenty to work with for now. Just thought this might assist others in the SS building mode. Happy Trails.
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    Whoring out my bike.


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    Such a fun bike!

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    Added some blue crank arm boots, blue eggbeater 3's, went down to a 16t blue endless and put a panaracer fat b nimble 29 x 3.0 on the front. Non-boost hub/fork. This thing is horribly mislabled, measured out to 64mm at 15 psi on velocity blunt ss. Obviously would be slightly wider on a 35mm+ ID rim. Pretty stoked it fits though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingervitis View Post
    Added some blue crank arm boots, blue eggbeater 3's, went down to a 16t blue endless and put a panaracer fat b nimble 29 x 3.0 on the front. Non-boost hub/fork. This thing is horribly mislabled, measured out to 64mm at 15 psi on velocity blunt ss. Obviously would be slightly wider on a 35mm+ ID rim. Pretty stoked it fits though!
    Nice, this is very much in line with what I want to do. I've been wondering how I can get away with a fat tire on a 100mm fork on a Sir 9. What fork is that?

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    It's a 2016 RS SID RCT3 non-boost. I believe with a boost fork/hub on the front you could fit a bigger tire in there. I've read the panaracer fat b nimble is much closer to a 2.8 on a true plus rim. It's just over 2.5 on my blunt ss.
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    Fresh from powdercoat

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    It's looking good!

    Are you liking the half, half fat bike.... I think I got that right....

    I'm putting up for sale Both Vassago's and the Cielo so I can fund another bike project. I only will part with one and can't decide so which ever one sells first will be the one that goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gingervitis View Post
    Added some blue crank arm boots, blue eggbeater 3's, went down to a 16t blue endless and put a panaracer fat b nimble 29 x 3.0 on the front. Non-boost hub/fork. This thing is horribly mislabled, measured out to 64mm at 15 psi on velocity blunt ss. Obviously would be slightly wider on a 35mm+ ID rim. Pretty stoked it fits though!

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    Good eye! I have not been able to get a good picture of the color. Prismatic Powders Illusion Malbec.

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    Yea that's a sweet color, great choice.

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    Here is my freshly built drop bar Karate Monkey
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    mid way through a 50 mile gravel ride
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    how do you like the drop bar monkey? I was gonna build one up but went in another direction. Did you a size smaller to make the fit better?

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    Wrong place

    This is the wrong place for my SS, sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaneDetroitCity View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Click Click Boom View Post
    It's looking good!

    Are you liking the half, half fat bike.... I think I got that right....

    I'm putting up for sale Both Vassago's and the Cielo so I can fund another bike project. I only will part with one and can't decide so which ever one sells first will be the one that goes.
    Quarter fat . Trade me your red tech x2's for my race x2's since you're getting rid of the menstrual cycle.

    @jonshonda that color is sick
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    I just need one of the three sold. It may stay.
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    Just finished this build about a week ago:

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    Got a better pic of the Inbred fixie:

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    Pugs back together

    Some pics of my 2010 Singlespeed Pugsley after its repaint and now back together. It was powdercoated silver and then cleared with a fine magenta metalflake.
    Changed out the H bars for a NOS pair of Torsion bars I had aside and basically just swapped out the black stem, spacers and seatpost for polished.
    It used to be white and I ride it all the time and thought if I am going to freshen it up, I will make it mine, in a colour I want.
    Nothing flash or bling but its mine and rides great
    Has always been singlespeed, never geared
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    I finally joined the club! Came in at 23.14lbs. Medium Vassago VerHauen in IPA cooper, Xfusion Trace fork, Stans Arch hoops with i9 hubs, Endless cog (19), Absolute black 32, slx brakes, race face next seat post, bontrager evoke seat, bontrager evoke stem, xt pedals, Renthal carbon bars, race face ride cranks, fsa headset.

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    My Jabber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus99ss View Post
    I finally joined the club! Came in at 23.14lbs. Medium Vassago VerHauen in IPA cooper, Xfusion Trace fork, Stans Arch hoops with i9 hubs, Endless cog (19), Absolute black 32, slx brakes, race face next seat post, bontrager evoke seat, bontrager evoke stem, xt pedals, Renthal carbon bars, race face ride cranks, fsa headset.

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    What do you think you have $$ into it? Looking at about the same build rigid. Thanks. You can pm me if you want to keep personal.

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    Finally found a matching rear hub and built up the rear wheel. I think I'll be getting a setback seatpost and a shorter stem soon. Trails should be rideable pretty soon here.

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    unknown year Hardrock. just finished getting it rolling. I have alot more to do but I wanna ride it first. My other bike is in the shop with a cracked frame. after riding it for a bit tear it down, paint ect... still waiting on a part for the rear cantis.

    This is the first build I have done. I found the bike in my inlaws back yard. they said take it.

    I just need to decide on the color. not sure yet. input would be great! Im thinking dark grey gunmetal frame and orange fork.




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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Almost ready for this weekends race.
    Undecided on whether the dropper should go back on for this one.

    If you're gonna run a dropper, might as well put gears on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACree View Post
    If you're gonna run a dropper, might as well put gears on too.
    Nah, gears are annoying. Droppers are useful.

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    ROS9 just updated brakes from BB7 to XT M8000
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    Hey jtcallahan, could you say/share more about your build? I'm curious how tight those plus size 27.5+ tires fit in the rear triangle.

    Seems like a way to make the SIR9 very AM-trail worthy!
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    ... and if we just ... Posted before, when I furst purchased

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    but have made upgrades.

    Replaced the so called Speed Discs with some Easton EA90's.

    Huge difference.

    Using WTB Weirwolf in the 2.5 size for some cushion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepedalingfool View Post
    Hey jtcallahan, could you say/share more about your build? I'm curious how tight those plus size 27.5+ tires fit in the rear triangle.
    Seems like a way to make the SIR9 very AM-trail worthy!
    Rims - Blunt 35s
    Tires - Fat B Nimble (F) Trailblazer (R)
    Fork - XFusion Slide 29 (set at 110 travel)

    Plenty of clearance front and back. Here is a pic of the chainstay clearance:

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    Picked up a rolling chassis for this Surly Instigator 2.0 about a month ago and pulled some parts off my Monocog and out of the parts bin to build it up. One test ride and its an awesome rig. Running 35/20 currently with BB7s doing the stopping.

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    Half fat SE Stout 69er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LonelyDwarfProd. View Post
    Picked up a rolling chassis for this Surly Instigator 2.0 about a month ago and pulled some parts off my Monocog and out of the parts bin to build it up. One test ride and its an awesome rig. Running 35/20 currently with BB7s doing the stopping.

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    Just picked this guy up:



    It's my first 29er, first single speed (other than my commuter), and first steel mtb. I love it so far, though I was getting some nagging back pain on my ride yesterday, which tells me that I need to work on my set up some.

    Tried my first lap with 32x18 gearing. That hurt. Back at the parking lot, I swapped the 18 for a 20, which felt much better for my legs that were used to sittin' n' spinnin' up hills.

    I still need to fix my brake hose, but other than that this set up is how I'm going to roll.
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    i hope you have a lot o' post in that ST.

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    21.64 LBS or 9.83 KG

    Tires weren't very good on first outing...may go with Thunder or Fred and finally also closer to 20.0 LBS
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky73 View Post
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    MAXXIS Ardent 2.25 Front


    Tires weren't very good on first outing...may go with Thunder or Fred and finally also hit under 20+ LBS
    There's your problem! Too many front tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    i hope you have a lot o' post in that ST.
    Lol!! Yeah, it's a combo of bad angle and a 400mm post. There's plenty in the ST

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbeck620 View Post
    Lol!! Yeah, it's a combo of bad angle and a 400mm post. There's plenty in the ST
    My bike is the same way. Truly ridiculous seatpost length.

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one. Sometimes wish I chose an 18" instead of 16", but it almost fits me perfect.

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    My New Custom Built Trek Superfly SS

    I had the frame powder coated translucent green , looks like coolant size is a 19.5 large weighs in at 19.2 lbs as shown The 2016 Post Your Steel Single Speed Thread!-ss1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceline View Post
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    That does not look like "Steel" but it is purdy....
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    Is there now a Plus option on the Jabberwocky, or is that a Verhauen Plus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceline View Post
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    It's okay. Your punishment? Toss that piece of alu. Steel is real! Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbandkab View Post
    Ti Gnarvester.

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    Just noticed the heading!! Delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdbandkab View Post
    You are correct. Ti.
    Ti is made from aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Is there now a Plus option on the Jabberwocky, or is that a Verhauen Plus?
    2016 Jabberwocky - Only one model and it is designed to fit regular 29, 27.5+ or 29+, mine built up 29+ has plenty of clearance for 3.0's

    There is some information on their website already... JabberWocky 29er Frame
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    I replaced all the salt corroded bits from the winter with new hotness, this bike felt especially fresh today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingervitis View Post
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    what tyres and rims do you use? have you any pics of the clearence of the frame?
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisherceg View Post
    what tyres and rims do you use? have you any pics of the clearence of the frame?
    thanks!
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    Vee Trax Fatty 26x3.0 tires on Velocity rims. Not sure which model Velocity, though they are relatively narrow (thinking maybe the Aeroheats). They only measure 60mm from sidewall to sidewall, but added a lot of height. These tires a pretty heavy too, but choices for 26+ are rather limited and they were pretty cheap from BTI (industry employee).

    She has some limitations from a bone disease and wanted to try something ultra wide to give her a little bit more stability on our sandy trails. So far she really enjoys the way they ride, but noted they felt draggy and harder to push.
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    Vee Trax Fatty 26x3.0 tires on Velocity rims. Not sure which model Velocity, though they are relatively narrow (thinking maybe the Aeroheats). They only measure 60mm from sidewall to sidewall, but added a lot of height. These tires a pretty heavy too, but choices for 26+ are rather limited and they were pretty cheap from BTI (industry employee).

    She has some limitations from a bone disease and wanted to try something ultra wide to give her a little bit more stability on our sandy trails. So far she really enjoys the way they ride, but noted they felt draggy and harder to push.
    usefull infos, thanks again!

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    just finished building this one up. 4130 Civilian frame, BB7's, Ultegra crank, American Classic wheels, 39:17, knobby rubber for single track. total blast to ride!

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    Pink Pink & Pink 1x1

    It's finally done. It includes:
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    Here's my other steel single speed.

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    Bianchi WUSS, 26" SS has been Raced 2x this year both muddy hard rides, when I was cursing the avid BB7's which don't adjust their pads automatically. The fork is from Kelly custom made in northern California, I called him up and once I got ahold of him, after a couple attempts described what I wanted and he made it up and shipped it out a couple weeks later for about $225 I think, great fork.
    Running maxis Ikon in 2.35 Front and 2.2 rear with CK hubs, rear spaced out for the single 18t king cog with the fun bolts and Mavic tubeless rims, craigslist local find for the wheels, came with some knobby niks which I used for awhile before changing out-they were fairly worn when I got the wheels.
    XT 180 cranks and a 32T ring and a guard from the original Truvative stylo crank that came on the frame, but had a failure, kept coming loose and broke. King HS Thomson stem and post, and Answer pro taper OS riser bars.
    I think it's 22-23# or so, not sure how much longer I will have it, I recently set my Kona Kula Deluxe 29er to SS , and it will be a better racing bike than the Bianchi. But the bianchi has been fun so far, just have too many bikes.
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    Only a couple rides in but this thing absolutely rips!


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    Got out and on it today. I have posted a pic before, but this is more about the steel. I have a great network of good cross country, beginner-ish trails that I can access right from the house (which is what got me single speeding in the first place - just to change it up). Mostly smooth, nice single and double track, a good jeep road climb etc. When I venture from here to the more rocky technical trails that are a car drive from me, I usually bring the aluminum full squish. Today, for the first time I hit one of these on my Sawyer. This is my second steel single speed, the first being a Kona Unit. This was the first time I could actually feel the compliance of the steel as I hammered up some technical and pretty rocky trails, it was AWESOME. I had one of the best rides in a long time. I finally have the bike dialed in and I guess have finally been on it enough and ridden enough other bikes to really start to feel how the frame works. Great ride today!

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    Thanks, its a fun ride, though a 29er makes things easier, I was the only one in the Cat 1/Expert SS class on a 26er @ one of the races, the other race had another Bianchi but it was a Black Diss SS 26er

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    This afternoon I just built a Fixie/Free SS. Steel content is a used Steel fork. Yeah the Soul Cycle frame is aluminum. For fans of steel you may be delighted to know that the original aluminum fork bent running into a log some years ago. I don't think this Orange steel fork would have.

    First time I rode fixed ever. Took an easy flat 8 mile ride without brakes!

    Yes I will "improve" this bike.

    Just showing it here for posterity. LOL.

    I liked the cruiser-ish bars a lot. Also a new thing to me.

    Also made this a 96'er mostly due to parts laying around, but like this also, a lot.

    There was some silly single track and having the cranks a wee bit higher, especially since this bike has 180 cranks, and is fixed, made it okay to pedal through, since I had no choice.

    Also first time with platform pedals since I was a kid.

    So much fun. Just the thing I needed right now. Been taking riding perhaps way too seriously

    Obvi! My wife, who rides a steel SS would say.


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    This bike is slated to get a BB7 up front and a V in back.

    The idea started when I saw Origin8 6 bolt disc brake cogs for sale cheap. I had a 26 disc wheel and this frame without a fork. So I put a 20t on both sides. The original M952 creaky crank octalink v1 on this bike mates to a 36t Surly chainring, and so I have a climbing gear.

    I want to make this a Twingle speed with a road gear and ride it to work freewheel, and then ride to the dirt afterwards this summer and try fixed trail riding.

    This bike is not going to set the world on fire, but it will be a ton of fun a long as I don't wreck myself first!

    I will have to look for an appropriate forum for this project.

    Just felt so new to ride this way I had a blast and the legs were throbbing afterwards even though it was an easy ride.

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