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    Cool-blue Rhythm My '05 S-works Epic SS

    I just finished the conversion last night and only have riden around Downtown L.A. but she rides real nice. First off-road ride will be at the corba fat tire fest.

    build as follows:

    S-works Epic '05 M
    Fox F100X fork
    DT-Swiss 1480 wheelset
    raceface dues xc crankset
    Chris King 17t rear gog, 32t RF chainring
    pc-991 9 spd chain
    thompson masterpiece seatpost
    Spec stem and rival sl seat
    FSA XC-190 riser bar
    Paul love levers
    Avid SD SL brakes
    Kool stop pads red
    Hope skewers and seat post binder
    Time Atac Carbon Ti pedals
    Torelli tubes
    Roll-X pro tires (will be change to Small Block Eights if it doesn't rain)
    nokon brake cables
    Soulcraft and Kore chain tensioner
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    Looks very sweet

    I just sold my Epic.. I should have thought of converting it

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    THATS a singlespeed???,looks a little complicated to me!

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    ENO eccentric

    lf,
    You could buy a ENO eccentric hub and and strip all that 'stuff' off the chain.
    I assume you have the cash since you live in a 'castle' in downtown LA!!
    Oh, I guess the whole full suspension thing shoot s that in the ass.........nevermind.

    Also, lose the granny ring, or not.
    It adds a certain 'character'.....................

    C.



    Quote Originally Posted by lakerfan
    I just finished the conversion last night and only have riden around Downtown L.A. but she rides real nice. First off-road ride will be at the corba fat tire fest.

    build as follows:

    S-works Epic '05 M
    Fox F100X fork
    DT-Swiss 1480 wheelset
    raceface dues xc crankset
    Chris King 17t rear gog, 32t RF chainring
    pc-991 9 spd chain
    thompson masterpiece seatpost
    Spec stem and rival sl seat
    FSA XC-190 riser bar
    Paul love levers
    Avid SD SL brakes
    Kool stop pads red
    Hope skewers and seat post binder
    Time Atac Carbon Ti pedals
    Torelli tubes
    Roll-X pro tires (will be change to Small Block Eights if it doesn't rain)
    nokon brake cables
    Soulcraft and Kore chain tensioner

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    Ah ha ha ha ha!
    I see you have the custom "purple" Race Face cranks too! Mine turned that color (colour?) after a month of riding. I guess one or two of the first couple of batches had issues with the ano process.

    Sweet bike though!

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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsalty
    lf,
    You could buy a ENO eccentric hub and and strip all that 'stuff' off the chain.
    C.
    Nope, bike need's the tensioner, maybe not the two, but due to the slight chaingrowth, an ENO wouldn't be ideal, wouldn't allow for tension release, and re-tension to occur without throwing the chain.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The granny gear will be removed next week, who ever installed it must superman because i couldn't remove the crank myself, i'll drop it of at the Specialized concept store in Santa Monica next week. I haven't riden the bike off-road yet so I really don't how the chain will react when the suspension is activated. My brother has 6" bike and converted it to a single chain ring up front and had alot of problems with dropping his chain. Hoepfully the Kore tensioner will keep the chain on the front chainring and the Soulcraft tensioner will do the same for the rear cog.

    I can't wait to start riding it. It should be a blast.

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    That's just nasty

    Quote Originally Posted by lakerfan
    I just finished the conversion last night and only have riden around Downtown L.A. but she rides real nice. First off-road ride will be at the corba fat tire fest.

    build as follows:

    S-works Epic '05 M
    Fox F100X fork
    DT-Swiss 1480 wheelset
    raceface dues xc crankset
    Chris King 17t rear gog, 32t RF chainring
    pc-991 9 spd chain
    thompson masterpiece seatpost
    Spec stem and rival sl seat
    FSA XC-190 riser bar
    Paul love levers
    Avid SD SL brakes
    Kool stop pads red
    Hope skewers and seat post binder
    Time Atac Carbon Ti pedals
    Torelli tubes
    Roll-X pro tires (will be change to Small Block Eights if it doesn't rain)
    nokon brake cables
    Soulcraft and Kore chain tensioner
    some bikes are better off with gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Nazi
    some bikes are better off with gears.
    No way, I love the dual tensioner setup. Way to be creative.

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    To each his own, Now the Lakers

    Quote Originally Posted by toyota200x
    No way, I love the dual tensioner setup. Way to be creative.
    That's another story.

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    cool

    i was riding a race in germany this summer
    i couldn't have my bike with me
    so i could ride an epic-testbike from a shop ther

    after the race i thought of having a singlespeed FS bike with that frame

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