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    Finally Did It

    I finally turned my Bontrager Race into a SS.
    Haven't taken it out on the trails yet, probably tomorrow.
    I used a Surley Singleator, 34 Real ring up front, an 18 SS cog in the rear, and a BMX chain. The chain line is nice and straight and the Singleator keeps good tension on the chain. I have it pushing the chain down because I didn't have enough room to push it up.
    The Bonty looks stripped down, tough, and purposeful now.
    I can't wait.
    Any tips for a SS newby?
    Lenny

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    yes

    This is the TT of my Inbred (the boys at my LBS take care of me):
    "The physician heals, Nature makes well" - real fortune cookie

    CCCMB trail work for trail access - SLO, CA

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    ride report?

    My wise a$$ reply was not meant to stop this thread, just to encourage you to ride.

    Didja ride it yet? Tell us the fun you had and what you learned on an SS.
    "The physician heals, Nature makes well" - real fortune cookie

    CCCMB trail work for trail access - SLO, CA

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    I so need a set of those stickers, and I can't find them on the site....

    Ow yeah anybody else got some cool stickers?
    / hijack


    How's the ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiDaDunlop
    I so need a set of those stickers, and I can't find them on the site....

    Ow yeah anybody else got some cool stickers?
    / hijack


    How's the ride?
    I like my sticker:

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    yeah that's what i am talking about. Where can I get it? BTW I am in europe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiDaDunlop
    yeah that's what i am talking about. Where can I get it? BTW I am in europe....
    I don't know about europe, they might send you one there. I got mine at http://www.carsrcoffins.com/

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    Took it off road yesterday.
    Fortunately for me, this was a new trail and was very non technical.
    Some climbs, some swooping downhills, some rail trail.
    I liked it.
    Obviously, I stood a lot more and almost made it to the top of all the climbs.
    The main reason I wanted to ride a SS is so that I can strengthen my legs so I can push bigger gears on my geared bike.
    Still need a new front wheel cuz my Ringle Super Duper Bubba keeps breaking spokes.
    I"ll probably just get an LX or XT and keep my Mavic 517 to relace it with.
    Also need a new BB.
    Other than that, the bike is great.
    Nice chain line, and it's quiet in the woods.
    Kinda freaky.
    Lenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny
    Any tips for a SS newby?
    Lenny
    pedal, pedal, pedal, and when you are spun out and cannot go any faster, sit back and coast. Enjoy the ride.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny
    The main reason I wanted to ride a SS is so that I can strengthen my legs so I can push bigger gears on my geared bike.
    hehehe

    If you get bitten, you can hang up that geared bike. BTW, a Bonty Race, now there is a good place to start.
    aLaN AT BikeMojo DOT com

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