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    My SS completed (for now)

    It started as a simple Raleigh M40, my first mountain bike I got in 7th grade. Well I grew up bought more expensive bikes, for 2 or 3 years I never rode it. But as I grew up I got tired of the same ol' same ol', and now she has found her place among them.

    The SS project started out with stripping everything off the bike using an old rear derailleur as a tensioner this picture is just after that process was finished.



    Next I changed the Stem, Grips, headset, and messed with the BB
    Which lead to me wanting more, I wanted to get rid of that darn tensioner, so i bought a half link a new crankset, and BB Now I have one chain ring one gear and no regrets!






    Build Sheet:
    Frame: Raleigh Steel M40
    Fork: Manitou Magnum 74mm (soon to be rigid)
    Stem: Race Face System 140mm
    Headset: Cane Creek S-6
    Bars: Flat
    Levers: Avid FR-5
    Brakes: Avid Single Digit 3
    Wheels: Bontager Select
    Tires: Miss matched?
    Seat: WTB Speed V
    Chainring: Salsa 32T
    Rear cog: Gusset 16T
    Cranks: Specialized S-works
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105

    Gear Ration 2:1
    Last edited by willis.4; 03-15-2007 at 04:50 PM.
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    Nice build, but that chain tension looks sketchy at best...

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    'Tis true 'tis true but as with anything adjustments are to come, and hopefully that is one of the things I will be able to dial in on. The more I look at the photos the more I notice it myself, I however had no initial problems on the inaugural ride, but I'm sure its one of those little demons that will come back to haunt me if I don't take care of it. I appreciate the suggestion.
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    Maybe try one of those chains that are all half links. I have no experience with them, but it might be worth a shot

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    I have considered that and it may be an st. paddy's day present to myself.
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    maybe a small change in your gearing could also help... so that you find your "magic ratio"

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