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    Need a build list...

    hello all,

    i currently ride a kona coiler deelux...perfect bike for what i used to ride quite often. now i am a resident of a metro area with tons-o-trails. because of my change in location i have decided to build up a Surly 1x1 single speed. with this said i need help in creating a build list for my project. i am looking for a "modest" build for i am not a weight weenie. i am have one issue at hand, i am 240lbs and not afraid of falling. strength and durability is a necessity!!!

    please fill in the blanks with recommendations and/or change my current choices...

    Frame Surly 1x1 22"
    Fork Surly
    Stem Truvativ Holzfeller
    Handlebars Truvativ Holzfeller
    Grips Oury Lock-on
    Brakes Hayes 9
    Crankset Truvativ Hussefelt
    BB Truvativ Howitzer
    Chain
    Cogs 32t/16t
    Pedals Easton Flatboys
    Wheelset
    Tires WTB WeirWolf
    Seat WTB Pure V
    Seatpost

    my biggest issue is that on the drivetrain...i need knowledge, opinions and suggestions...

    thank you all,
    adam
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    Ok, I'm ~200 lbs and I put a lot of mucky miles on my mountain mount.

    Your kit sounds good- depending on where you are buying the parts, I've heard good things about the generic Sette stuff- so there is your seatpost.

    Here is a decent deal on wheels... if you like red.

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    gots the seatpost...and seat already...headset will be fsa pig...(enough of forgotten parts)

    what is the consensus of on the drivetrain...? 101 please...?
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    Considered going with the K.M or wanting to stay with a 26 inch wheel?
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    What do you need to know about the drivetrain?

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    actually a 1x1 with a km fork...69er 1x1...honestly no joke...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    What do you need to know about the drivetrain?
    who to trust with cranks, chainrings, cogs, chain, and spacer kit...? any suggestions...?
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    get an unramped chainring, and a true singlespeed cog. as for the chain, a decent 8 speed or bmx chain will work. you dont want to use chainrings and cogs from a geared bike because they will kick your chain off all the time. Also, you're going to want some chain tugs so your wheel doesnt move forward on you when you're climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adubb25
    actually a 1x1 with a km fork...69er 1x1...honestly no joke...!!!
    you might be used to alot of rake from your kona already so it might not be an issue, but it's gunna steer slow with that geometry

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    Looks like you have a crank and I assume it is as good as anything, cause I don't know. I'd pick up chainring, cog and tug from ISuckAtRiding, pick up an 8 speed SRAM chain. Spacer kit.. do you make spacers, ISAR?

    I just have spacers from the performancebike kit.

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    the stock 1x1 fork will fit a 29er and not effect the geo too much, it will also fit a 29er in the rear as well
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Looks like you have a crank and I assume it is as good as anything, cause I don't know. I'd pick up chainring, cog and tug from ISuckAtRiding, pick up an 8 speed SRAM chain. Spacer kit.. do you make spacers, ISAR?

    I just have spacers from the performancebike kit.
    thanks for the plug!
    i don't make spacers because they're so cheap and you cant really screw them up... i cant even anodize them for the price of the made in china ones lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    the stock 1x1 fork will fit a 29er and not effect the geo too much, it will also fit a 29er in the rear as well
    learn something new everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    the stock 1x1 fork will fit a 29er and not effect the geo too much, it will also fit a 29er in the rear as well
    really...29er in the rear eh...? i got a 650b blunt that i was going to use on the tail...

    what size of 29" tire can you run on a 1x1 rear...?
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