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    Pair of single speed Homegrowns

    I finished building up my friend's old Homegrown Sweetspot carbon frame into a SS for him to use, so right now I have two single speed Homegrowns sitting in my house. Yeah, it's pretty cool.

    My hardtail:


    My friend's full suspension:

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    Good job!

    I think sweetspot bikes are perfect as SS
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    do you have an ENO hub or magic gear on the HT? if a magic gear what is the ratio?
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    oops, nevermind...
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by velopax
    I think sweetspot bikes are perfect as SS
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    do you have an ENO hub or magic gear on the HT? if a magic gear what is the ratio?
    Eno eccentric hub with a White freewheel. Worth every penny.
    Last edited by bad mechanic; 10-28-2009 at 04:45 AM.

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    Any old full suspension bike with a URT (unified rear triangle) is a prime candidate for a SS full suspension beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Any old full suspension bike with a URT (unified rear triangle) is a prime candidate for a SS full suspension beauty.
    In my opinion, the Schwinn Sweetspot is the best URT for SS conversion, since the rear suspension becomes about three to four times as stiff when standing as opposed to sitting. This makes it pretty ideal for grinding up hills standing up.

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    castellano- man's a minor genius.
    (he's the guy who designed the sweet spot pivot that schwinn adn my old breezer use)

    his newest bike is the zorro, 26 with fatties or 29" 6" travel, sliding drops for SS use...
    it gives me needs.
    http://www.castellanodesigns.com/Zorro.html
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    similar to mine (the homegrown pro) ... but mine is a 650b (27.5 wheels)
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    Seatpost size

    Anyone know what size seatpost the S10 uses? Thanks

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    Many Thanks Bad Mechanic! Sorry for bombarding you with messages. I bought a 27.2 today and was getting really frustrated! Thank again.

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    Is that an Origin8 conversion kit on the fully?
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    Nope, DMR STS tensioner - a rigid tensioner. The Origin 8 kit uses a sprung tensioner, which really has no place on a single speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    castellano- man's a minor genius.
    (he's the guy who designed the sweet spot pivot that schwinn adn my old breezer use)

    his newest bike is the zorro, 26 with fatties or 29" 6" travel, sliding drops for SS use...
    it gives me needs.
    http://www.castellanodesigns.com/Zorro.html
    Hey, I like the thought of the Zorro very much. And I'm generally not a fan of FS SS bikes. But Castellano's mid-pivot bikes change everything. Not always for the better, but in this case, about as good as a FS SS could get, IMO.

    I'm gettin' one assuming I find a suitcase full on money by the side of the road on my way home tonight.

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    Pic Whoring!!

    it's shiny... and slicked for roadie use (for now) but it gives you an idea how easily these can get tossed together.
    magic gear's 38x15 as it sits, will find a new one when it gets knobbed up (oo'er guv'na!)
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    You seem to have something stuck on your bars.

    What shock is that?

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    that's my watchdoog, had him since I was riding clifford (my big red bike)

    shock's a cane creek, i like it! responds well enough but it's OE for a decade old frame (older than a decade actually) so you keep an eye on it even if it's in mint condish!

    think this bike's being sent to the cottage, least the wife seems convinced it is so chunkies and better brakes soon.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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