• 02-01-2011
    Click Click Boom
    Just ordered a Ragley TD:1 How Should I build it?
    I just pulled the trigger on a Ragley TD:1. How should I build it?

    This will be my second single speed rigid Ti 29er and my third Ti single speed. All I have so far is the frame in the mail and an e.thirteen crankset/bb. I want to build it at about 20 lbs. Any suggestions?

    My other 2 single speeds are a Lynskey built 2010 Vassago Optimus Ti built as a rigid S.S that comes in at 18lbs 11 oz. and a Pride Cycles built as a H.T. I wanted a fast handling 29er single speed a opposite handling bike to my Vassago.

    All of my bikes have Paragon sliders and I have a X0 rear /XTR front group sitting in a box unused.
  • 02-02-2011
    Stevob
    Get a custom Ti 440mm rigid fork with more offset, maybe 48mm. That'll quicken the handling somewhat. Throw some Ragley Carnegie's carbon bars on it (raw kevlar colour). Thomson stem silver. Cane Creek headset silver. Thomson silver seat post. Ragley saddle. Silver Paul Component hubs built to Crest rims. White Industries freewheel. You can figure out the rest.

    Should be easy to get 20lbs with this.
  • 02-02-2011
    umarth
    If I ever go the 29er route again, it will be with a TD:1. Snag a short stem, a wider titanium handlebar, a titanium seatpost, a carbon fiber saddle. Carbon fiber fork, please. Don't put gears on it, or I'm using my titanium bat on your knees.

    Anyway, mist the bottom of the downtube and seattube, the rear of the fork and bottom of the chaintstays. Find a three letter crank that starts with 'x' and get it ceramic coated the color of your housing, nipples and headset. Dust it with the popular soil of the region. Wait over night to ensure that it dries.

    Take off front wheel and easily hoist your light and compliant rig onto your rooftop mount and head out to the popular trailhead about noon on Saturday and Sunday. Bring a six pack and plan on staying until four. With luck, you'll see about 95% of the riders finishing their courses and you can point out that you have more parts in titanium than they ever knew existed. If they ask how it handles, say, "Better than a penis in a pornstar's hands." They'll drool and not know why. Loaded with what is hopefully the finest IPA and dozens of complements, you can head home and never feel the need to upgrade ever again.

    Just take off the bike before you head into the garage.

    I think too many of your bikes are similar. Give this one to me and start over with a 650b FS.
  • 02-02-2011
    powpig2002
    umarth
    :thumbsup:
  • 02-02-2011
    Click Click Boom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stevob
    Get a custom Ti 440mm rigid fork with more offset, maybe 48mm. That'll quicken the handling somewhat. Throw some Ragley Carnegie's carbon bars on it (raw kevlar colour). Thomson stem silver. Cane Creek headset silver. Thomson silver seat post. Ragley saddle. Silver Paul Component hubs built to Crest rims. White Industries freewheel. You can figure out the rest.

    Should be easy to get 20lbs with this.

    This is very similar to how my Optimus Ti is built. Ti frame with White Bros. carbon fork, Thomson seatpost and stem, (in silver) Eno cranks, (silver) slalsa Skewers/collar (silver) and some off the shelf Mavic C29SSMAX wheels sporting some s-works renegades. This bike comes in at 18lbs 11oz and has held up to my weight.

    Both of my bikes get plenty of miles. They share 60-70 miles a week in the winter and 100 plus miles a week in the summer. I work three miles from a good single speed trail. After work I hop on the bike and ride down to the trails.