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    Anyone ever singlespeed a Motobecane Fly Team Ti 29er?

    Because I am thinking about it. $1100 including frame, RS shock, and head set.

    This:
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    Prolly need a tensioner tho. Shrug, ok by me. Should be able to build it out pretty light.
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    Do it

    I've thought about that frame many times, I just wish it was offered as a dedicated SS like my Outcast 26. Looks-wise a tensioner is a deal breaker for me.

    I wonder if you could run a EBB conversion instead?

    edit: here ya go!
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    Not for me if I can bring it in under 20lbs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Yes! That's the move right there!
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    rode with a dudeman from Georgia who had a magic gear, I think it was 32x19...

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    Yeah according to Fix Me Up! 32x19 is pretty close for 44cm stays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattybfat View Post
    rode with a dudeman from Georgia who had a magic gear, I think it was 32x19...

    Matty...Are you talking about me? Yeah, i rode w/ you and your friend at DP when i was up in NJ visiting my relatives. Matter of fact, i'll be there June 4-10. Maybe we can hook up again.

    You're right, the Magic gearing for this bike is 32x19. Perfect gearing for most trails. I still got mine and it's easily < 20 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snellvilleGAbiker View Post
    Matty...Are you talking about me? Yeah, i rode w/ you and your friend at DP when i was up in NJ visiting my relatives. Matter of fact, i'll be there June 4-10. Maybe we can hook up again.

    You're right, the Magic gearing for this bike is 32x19. Perfect gearing for most trails. I still got mine and it's easily < 20 lbs.
    Hell yeah hit me up and we'll do that triple mooch again. On the 5th will be racing the bearscat50 in waway so I will be in pain after that rocky abuse.

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    I single speeded mine and really like it. I went back and forth between an eccentric hub or one of the new eccentric BB's that will work with a standard BB. Due to budget concerns I went with a Surley chain tension-er and I think that is the way to go.
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Seriously thinking of doing this, especially since I now know there's a magic gear out there. I don't have a problem running a singleator if I need to. I might even part out the RS fork and go with rigid carbon in front.

    Is there such a thing as too light?
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    too light w/ the rigid carbon fork, you're gonna be looking at <18lbs SS for sure. good luck

    @Matty...I got you on speed dial bro. We'll hit the mooch for sure. good luck w/ the race and be safe. Not sure if you're awared but i busted my shoulder 4wks ago. Grade V ac separation, no surgery needed and i'm healing fast. Just doing physical therapy and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog View Post
    Seriously thinking of doing this . . .
    Sorry to be a wet blanket, but they appear to be sold out!

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    I guess I'll just have to get aMoots then... About the same price, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog View Post
    I guess I'll just have to get aMoots then... About the same price, right?
    What size are you lookig for?

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    too big. I have a 16 small sitting in my garage that's collecting dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snellvilleGAbiker View Post
    too big. I have a 16 small sitting in my garage that's collecting dust.
    PMed you give me a text...

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    I thought about doing this very thing myself but would go with a EBB from Forward Concepts. This would allow not having to deal with adjusting the rear brake caliper every time the rear wheel was pulled. However, I believe that my buddy had to mill down his bb shell slightly due to fitment issues when running a M960 crank (which is what we both have). Not sure sure how successful I would be facing a ti frame. None the less, a ti frame will more than likely be my next set up...whenever that comes???

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    BM was doing something special. My M960s harmonized with the FCEBB without milling.

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    ^^^Oh snap!!! Makes me feel alot better now!

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