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    Perhaps the Sexiest Singlespeed Ever?

    This is a Strong Cycles titanium custom 29er belt drive. It has Edge Composites rims built onto Phil Wood Hubs by Zen Cyclery. Also, the cogs were designed in house by Phil Wood.
    The brakes are Hope M4 with custom red pistons.
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    perhaps to some people. perhaps.

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    Where is the break to get the belt through? Is it a two-piece seatstay? (holes 1/3rd up the seatstay are at the break?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohpossum
    Where is the break to get the belt through? Is it a two-piece seatstay? (holes 1/3rd up the seatstay are at the break?)

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    It is just about halfway up the seatstay. Here is a link to more close up pictures of the break where the belt is inserted.

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    Sorry, but it lacks the curved lines my Schwinn Typhoon has, and I bet I might not have as much $ into it over the decades of ownership as your seat or handlebars cost.


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    Sexy ? I wouldnt go that far , it is however a nice ride .

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    Yup sure is purdy!

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    Mmmmmmmmmm. It's like porno for bikers. Once you see one, you want to see all the rest.
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    What is taht kind of chain called? Belt drive? love it. Must cost a mint?

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    Looks very large so proportionally it seems unbalanced but then I like ickle frames and 26" wheels

    The belt drive is always cool but the custom cogs look like bad news as the normal ones have cutouts to let the mud/crap get pushed through where these look solid to me. If they are solid they will be a fair bit heavier

    Oh and the rims don't suit the bike

    and a SS should be a slot dropout IMHO simplicity is the name of the game

    other than that very nice

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    looks cool

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    I adore the Phil hubs and the belt cogs. Wonderful pieces of craftsmanship!
    The frame is nice, too, but I don't think the pictures do it justice.

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    Sexy? Have you all skipped the Full Suspension SS's thread?

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    Uh no, not even close.

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    I wouldn't take it out of the wagon to make room for cat food, but I don't know if it's really SSSE.

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    Although very nice bling , If you had a Triton Ti Frame paired with all those components then yes it would be sexy. that frame looks kind of bland like the lynskeys , not that I wouldn't want one just not as nice as other frames
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    Dude, the bike is beautiful, but the problem is you called it out yourself. If someone else had put the sexy beast name on the bike it'd have a lot more cred than you doing it.

    That being said, there's nothing sexier than a SS spaceframe. Curves are sexy.

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    There is an old saying that "booty is in the eyes of the beholder" or something to that effect. It is a nice bike and if you think it is the SSSE then sure it is. Others will be riding a beat up steel frame half rusted thru and be thinking their ride is the SSSE.

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    Nice build
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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    There is an old saying that "booty is in the eyes of the beholder" or something to that effect. It is a nice bike and if you think it is the SSSE then sure it is. Others will be riding a beat up steel frame half rusted thru and be thinking their ride is the SSSE.
    yea, i think my beat up PUSS is the sexiest thing to ride ever. Most of the guys i ride with dont think so though.














    (my Bianchi PUSS, you pervs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    yea, i think my beat up PUSS is the sexiest thing to ride ever. Most of the guys i ride with dont think so though.





    (my Bianchi PUSS, you pervs)
    yea dont get me started on my Trek 850 ,its hated by most , rejected by all, but I think its the sexiest bike ive ever owned
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    yea, i think my beat up PUSS is the sexiest thing to ride ever. Most of the guys i ride with dont think so though.
    (my Bianchi PUSS, you pervs)
    Oh yeah? But does your PUSS have a pink furry sack like my buddy Tim's PUSS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    Oh yeah? But does your PUSS have a pink furry sack like my buddy Tim's PUSS...
    no, but mine has some other pink accessories!


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    FWIW..Carl does build some nice stuff!

    To each their own, beauty's in the eye of the beholder, and I'm holding these two.

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    Don't listen to the haters- that thing is sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    Sexy? Have you all skipped the Full Suspension SS's thread?

    Check out this beaute: http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...31&postcount=5
    IMO, this bike looks like A$$! The seat angles, the shock covers, the pad on the stem, the damn fender! I thought SS was supposed to be about simplicity, not how much more crap you can add to the bike.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not my bike and if the owner is happy then that is what really matters. Just not my taste.

    I do like the the featured bike though! Phil Wook hubs are always an added bonus. The all pink PUSS looks pretty cool as well. But I like stand out colors. To each his own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    IMO, this bike looks like A$$! The seat angles, the shock covers, the pad on the stem, the damn fender! I thought SS was supposed to be about simplicity, not how much more crap you can add to the bike.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not my bike and if the owner is happy then that is what really matters. Just not my taste.

    I do like the the featured bike though! Phil Wook hubs are always an added bonus. The all pink PUSS looks pretty cool as well. But I like stand out colors. To each his own!
    That was my thoughts exactly. SS = simplicity, a FS SS seems like an oxymoron to me. I wouldn't run a front shock either, guess I am purist (or as most people know me the "anti-" of everything). To each his own though.

    I like the PUSS and would have one over my MUSS, but I don't like alloy rigidness. Steel is zeal.

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    I like it as well. I don't understand the holes in the seat tube to get the belt through though. Is the tube actuall two parts and the holes are where connecting screws go through? Obviously, the belt is not going to fit through the holes. I looked at the other pictures but still can't really make it out.

    I think I am also partial to the Ti color w/ red! My old Merlin Extra lite was set up like that!

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    sorry man but ghostriders' Lynskey cruiser belt drive is the sexiest bike ever.

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    I remember a Quiring Ti singlespeed finished in a Rat Fink scheme. THAT is the sexiest bike ever IMO.
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    Strong makes some of the best, and that bike looks kinda cool except for the Fox fork, which is trashy looking and useless on such a fine frame.

    Speaking of the sexiest bike and pink...my "Think Pink" Gunnar is the sexiest bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohpossum
    Where is the break to get the belt through? Is it a two-piece seatstay? (holes 1/3rd up the seatstay are at the break?)

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    They should just put the belt on there before finishing the welding in the back.....
    You better just go ahead and drop that seatpost down to the reflector... the trail gets pretty rough down there.

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    Sorry but its too bling for me.

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    Can't be sexy-it isn't even rigid yet

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    Where is the rule that says SS has to be about simplicity, i already have 2 hard tail SS rigid, looking forward to building up a full suspension SS as well, it's all about the direct drive-chain to me, and yes that belt drive bike is Sweet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    IMO, this bike looks like A$$! The seat angles, the shock covers, the pad on the stem, the damn fender! I thought SS was supposed to be about simplicity, not how much more crap you can add to the bike.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not my bike and if the owner is happy then that is what really matters. Just not my taste.
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    where are the wide angle pics of the belt drive bike? posting close-ups and calling it the SSSE is like posting a picture of a lady's bellybutton and elbow, and calling her the sexiest woman of all time.

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