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  1. #1
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    My new single speed

    After weighing up a;; the options I have gone with a new bike. spec as follows. cost me
    $900nz last new 2010 size large 48cm. Afew more set-ups to finalise brakes, bars/stem are going maybe even the wheel set for a lighter
    Frame: ADT 4130 Cr-Mo w/ Eccentric BB
    Fork: Rock Shox Recon XC Air, 100mm Travel
    Brake Levers: Avid Juicy-3 Hydraulic Disc
    Crankset: Truvativ Firex 1.1 G w/ 33T Chainring swapped out for Race Face turbine LP
    180mm & Salsa 30 tooth ring. Sold the Firx for $150nz
    Brakes: Avid Juicy-3 Hydraulic Disc
    Novatech Hubs: Alloy Sealed bearing Disc, SingleSpeed Specific Cassette rear, Ano Colour
    Cassette: 18T Single Cog
    Handlebar: Easton EA30 Riser 31.8mm
    Grips: Zero Single-Lock swapped for syncros lock on
    Handlebar Stem: Easton EA50 31.8mm
    Pedals: Shimano M-505 Clipless sold for $50nzswapped out for my old time ATAC's
    Rims/Wheel Set: Alex XD-Lite Double Wall
    Spokes: DT Stainless Steel
    Tyres: Kenda Small Block 8 26 x 2.1 swapped out for mud tires; it is muddy here....
    Saddle: Zero Rola swapped out for a Vetta SL.
    Seat Post: Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm swapped out for a syncros
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GIGA X Type sold with crank setswapped out for ISIS BB
    Headset: FPD STS-2K Ahead 1-1/8" w/ Avanti Top Cap, Anodized Colour
    Chain: KMC Z-82
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  2. #2
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    I like the bike. A lot. You ever gonna trim those brake lines, though?
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

  3. #3
    The need for singlespeed
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    That's a good looking ride! How do you like the rear Novatec hub? How many points of engagement?

  4. #4
    Drinking the Slick_Juice
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    holy heart failure batman, what a long seatpost you got hanging out there
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

  5. #5
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    Not my first SS, but a first complete package specific build .
    Brakes I will swap these for Hope race X2s like my other bike once $ permitt.
    Seat post well it's a 19" frame. I have a silver tompson 410mm as well but the syncros is lighter and just long enough to fit. I'm blessed with long legs/short trunk (I'm 6'2")
    Novatech hub, I don't really like it, but a Hope Pro 2 trials hub & Pro 2 front hub is on the wish list, with DT Rev DB spokes & alloy nipples. Can't decide to keep the alex rims or go with 717 to save 43g each. My other geared wheels are Pro 2s/717/Rev DB.
    The stem is ok but the bars are a brick. Easton EC70 straignt would drop 100+g.
    So thanks for the input, any suggestions on improvements would be g8.
    She willl get lighter & performe like the frame was designed too.

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