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    Newbie

    Just waving a hand and showin' a pic of my old Ritchey beater turned singlespeed.
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    Man...

    I thought I was the only person left with a U-Brake ! Good thing singlespeedings about flow and not braking....

    How's she ride?

    MC

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    Just waving a hand and showin' a pic of my old Ritchey beater turned singlespeed.
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    Good job!

    Beautiful....

    Can she be run sans tensioner?? Tensioner in "push UP" mode should be easy.. shorten your chain a link or two.

    IMO, get ridda the squishy fork and put a proper steel one in place.

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    I hate the u-brake , never seems to feel right and always gets packed with mud.
    I plan to build or buy a new single or geared XC ride maybe a 29"er. This frame is a small/med size and doesn't fit my 5'11" middle aged body as good as it used to. I plan to use it for beer runs and short trails. As for running with out a tensioner, I tried and the chain hit the u-brake and the forks gotta stay on there untill I find a rigid thats 1" threadless for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuk88
    the forks gotta stay on there untill I find a rigid thats 1" threadless for cheap.
    how much steerer do you need? i have several rigids that might work. low cost, you'd probably wanna rattlecan to match the frame betta tho.

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    But if he loses the tensioner....

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    Beautiful....

    Can she be run sans tensioner?? Tensioner in "push UP" mode should be easy.. shorten your chain a link or two.
    That U brake might interfere with either losing the tensioner or having it push up.

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    zuk88 do you think you'll be using the rear brake for those beer runs and short trails?

    You could do without, and have less hassle with a better chain tension.

    If you'd like a rigid, maybe loads of epoxy on the stanchions might work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonowee
    zuk88 do you think you'll be using the rear brake for those beer runs and short trails?

    You could do without, and have less hassle with a better chain tension.

    If you'd like a rigid, maybe loads of epoxy on the stanchions might work?

    Yea I need the rear brakes. My wife rode it around the other day, which by the way was the first time I ever saw her on a bike, and she needs all the brakes she can get.
    I also have not thrown a chain or had any problems with the tensioner......yet.

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