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    Lets see some Monocogs (and anyone elses ride too)

    I just got a Monocog that I'm building up, it's not quite finished yet but I will surely be posting pics of it when I'm done. I just wanted to see everyone elses tricked out Monocogs (or stock) And if you don't have one why not post a pic of your SS anyway.

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    <img src="https://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/wangx/3-14/small/monocog_drive.jpg">
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    <img src="https://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/wangx/3-14/small/monocog_rearwheel.jpg">
    (i had to file a bit off the chain tug to clear the freewheel)
    <img src="https://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/wangx/3-14/small/monocog_stem.jpg">

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    My monocog

    Quote Originally Posted by FLYBYU
    I just got a Monocog that I'm building up, it's not quite finished yet but I will surely be posting pics of it when I'm done. I just wanted to see everyone elses tricked out Monocogs (or stock) And if you don't have one why not post a pic of your SS anyway.

    Here is my '02 monocog, it is a 19" and the pictures are a bit outdated, I've now got a thomson seatpost, and since spring is here, I've taken my roadie tires off and have put the red&black panaracer Fire XC's on. . . I've put a smaller chainring on, a 32 tooth, and I am using the flip-flop hub, I run 32-15 to commute to school, and 32-18 on the mountain (I may go 32-20 soon because I'm getting my ass kicked). . .I just got some BAD ASS older crupi hubs off of ebay for a NICE price, and a couple of mavic 517's off of cambriabike for 29.99. . .very nice as well. Pictured below are my beautiful crank, the bike, and my new hubs. . . .
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    ... and if we just ... Action shot

    I'm not one for couch shots, so here's an action shot of me going down some stairs on my '04. Sorry for the stupid face.

    This went along with a story about single speed biking I did for my student newspaper - I'm the editor. The story will be up on our website shortly, and I'll post a link when it's up.

    The marks on my legs are scars from multiple run-ins with my pedals last summer. 12 stiches over two separate incidents = scarred for life (I scar very easily).
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    no pictures yet but....

    I have a 04 mono-cog 98% stock with the expection of a manitou sx fork my next upgrade will be hubs & disc brakes. Both of you seem to have different decals on your are you sure those are 04's? the guy I bought one from had those same stickers but he is something like yours. Just asking! Anyway so far I love the bike & plan to get pictures up very very soon!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm '03 / '04 differences

    Quote Originally Posted by KRN
    I have a 04 mono-cog 98% stock with the expection of a manitou sx fork my next upgrade will be hubs & disc brakes. Both of you seem to have different decals on your are you sure those are 04's? the guy I bought one from had those same stickers but he is something like yours. Just asking! Anyway so far I love the bike & plan to get pictures up very very soon!
    Those are, as far as I know, '03s. The '04s have 'vintage' anniversary edition stickers and disk tabs on the rear. I'll try to get a better pic of the decals soon. There's also an anivversary headbadge, which appears to be held on with 2-sided tape.

    My 04 is stock except for 1664 pedals, Envy 38th ring and bashguard (now 38X16, still spinning out), PC58 chain, and Core Rat pads. (this photo is pre-38th ring, no bashguard)
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    My '02.....

    an Ebay Special! With an action picture.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Here ya go`

    Nothing I haven't posted before4, but ... It's got a Kooka Crankcase, and since I bend the drive side chain tensioner recently, it'll be sporting a set of Haro tensioners next time it's captured on pixels. The X-Fly is staying put. The bike was never stock, I built it from the frame up.
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    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    Awesome photos guys. Bikehigh, you have the same brake levers as mine. I got mine at Webcyclery.com, wheels and frame/fork for $199. Except I didn't get the same wheels as listed on the Redline website, I got the Alex rims, but the Redline hubs are sealed and the spokes are 14/15 double butted, also the front rim is radial spoked.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Well

    Quote Originally Posted by FLYBYU
    Awesome photos guys. Bikehigh, you have the same brake levers as mine. I got mine at Webcyclery.com, wheels and frame/fork for $199. Except I didn't get the same wheels as listed on the Redline website, I got the Alex rims, but the Redline hubs are sealed and the spokes are 14/15 double butted, also the front rim is radial spoked.
    I've got the Redline/Rhino combo on the rear that Jenson was selling a couple years ago, but when I put the X-Fly on, the 14mm front axle had to go. I stuck an old LX/Mustang wheel I had laying around on, and it's still going strong. I put Alex rims on the BMX I built up last year. Seem like nice rims so far.
    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    Here mine...............

    I've had mine for about a month-since the pic, I've added a suspension seatpost. Can't beat it for the money!

    George


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    Somewhat tricked

    Quote Originally Posted by FLYBYU
    I just got a Monocog that I'm building up, it's not quite finished yet but I will surely be posting pics of it when I'm done. I just wanted to see everyone elses tricked out Monocogs (or stock) And if you don't have one why not post a pic of your SS anyway.
    My old mono, before she was sold....
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    Here's Beckylou!

    Yeah I'm nut's But I love my Redline mono-cog she's a 04 17.5 frame with a maniotu SX fork she's stock expect for that.I plan to add mech dics brakes this fall & stronger hubs,not sure which kind yet.She goes on Atkins this summer I might for to a shorter stem not sure how short but I want to get her down to about 23lbs by this fall I hope.Ok I'm not sure about a few things yet but just you wait.... say Hi beckylou!
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    Quote Originally Posted by York_PA_Rider
    I've had mine for about a month-since the pic, I've added a suspension seatpost. Can't beat it for the money!

    George

    still not posting to you cuz you have disc on yours & I dont YET!

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    Sorry just got a digital cam & I've been playing with it heres some more pics of my Redline Yes I know if I play with it too much I'll go blind!
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    just thought i would throw my monocog in on this thread. i have been riding it and nothing but for about 7 months now and love it.
    it is a heavy beast, but did well against some geared competition in sport and expert class races this past summer.
    But...
    i am getting bit by the upgrade bug and am thinking of going for an aluminum frame just to cut some weight.
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    I caught the SS bug with a cheap monocog from JensonUSA. when I knew I loved SS, I ordered a custom Curtlo Solo Mountaineer:
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    Here's my medium '02 Monocog. Got it on e-bay for $250 and upgraded it with parts from my FS bike. It is now my only bike and beat to hell, but I love it.
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    what fork is that? it looks tall.

    -rob in SF

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerms
    Pictured below are my beautiful crank
    I'm not in the habit of saying this to other guys but.... NICE CRANK, Dude.

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    The only modifications/replacements (so far) are:

    Thompson Seapost
    (bent stock post)

    CODA cranks
    (ripped the pedal out of the eye on the non-drive side, then racked teh drive side)

    32T chainring
    (my knees like it much better)

    Speedplay Frogs
    (my knees dig them)

    Longer steeper stem
    (becasue I needed it)

    ODI Rouge Lock-On grips
    (needed them for all the torque I put on the bars)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub347
    Here's my medium '02 Monocog. Got it on e-bay for $250 and upgraded it with parts from my FS bike. It is now my only bike and beat to hell, but I love it.
    Oh, yeah.........gotta love those Surly tensioners.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpet
    what fork is that? it looks tall.

    -rob in SF
    It's an '02 Marzocchi Marathon 105mm

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    just another member of the monocog-nation

    that picture was taken at the beginning of the summer before the first ride. fast foward four months still the same with a healthy coat of mud and grit attached.

    i had to swoop in for the awesome webcyclery 199 deal for the frame, fork and wheels..... that plus some donated parts and scraps of my own kept the cost down to under 300 bucks complete... by far the best bang for buck ratio i ever got in a bike!

    it might get suspended soon; but it also might not....

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    04 monocog

    my mono has been modified to accept 135mm rear hub. The ride totally rocks.
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    How did you modifiy your frame to fit 135mm spacing? Cold set? I would love to do this this to a frame I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaBarrows
    How did you modifiy your frame to fit 135mm spacing? Cold set? I would love to do this this to a frame I have.

    You could always stand on one side and lift the other.
    If that doesn't work try a bigger hammer.

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    What wheels / hubs are those? They look cool.

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    wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by gspot
    What wheels / hubs are those? They look cool.


    spinergy m1 spox . carbon hub and carbon composite spokes. very light and my 190lb
    dont even send them out of true.

    the spacing was done with a spindle and nuts. put the nuts inside the dropout and spread em out. The spindle needs to be 175mm or more in length so when you loosen
    back down the dropouts return to 135mm width. It's steel bend away. I happened to check for straightness at a l.b.s. and it was all good. Bye-bye warranty but doubt I'd
    need it anyway.

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