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    presenting...the Azonic KZ-1x1

    hi guys

    took the SS plunge and converted my hardtail. frame and rigid fork are alloy (yes, harsh and stiff and not ideal), but i had to keep it well under budget. from my old parts bin came the Mavic 230BSP and Deore wheelset, IRC Mythos XC tires, Azonic stem, Go Fast riser, and Time Alium pedals. Scored the Deore crankset and Magura rim brakes from a friend for a song...saddle and grips are brand new hehe

    Gearing is 32x16 for now, and so far it works for me. Climbs are a challenge but isn't that part of SSing?

    still thinking of tweaks...in the meantime, hope you like the photos
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    Sweet!

    Are you sure you can't take out another link? Push-up mode will always give you more joy if you can figure out how to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Are you sure you can't take out another link? Push-up mode will always give you more joy if you can figure out how to make it work.
    will drop by the LBS to see if that'll work. chain did derail once (thanks to a bad dip which i hit FS style)...rear wheel needs to be dished too...

    thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Are you sure you can't take out another link? Push-up mode will always give you more joy if you can figure out how to make it work.
    Eddie is right.
    I bet you could take out 2 links and have the desirous "push up" position.

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    thanks again!

    the wrench at the LBS said we'd have to change the tensioner to one that does push ups

    they didn't have the part, but we removed a few links...will ride it this weekend and see how it goes!

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    Push Down Works

    Push down mode on that tensioner works, so you don't necessarily need to change out the spring, but shortening the chain is a must. That is probably why it fell off earlier.

    Looks Sweet!

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    I'm pretty sure the Singleator works in the push up position. You might have to remove that little guide on it though....

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    Nice Hydros, and...

    The Singulator has a reverse spring for the push up position.
    Which is removed via this retaining clip.
    The push up spring has a reverse rotation compared to the push down spring.

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/515/medium/240170singulator-1.jpg /img>

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/515/medium/240170singulator-pushup.jpg /img>

    Something else I found useful (and somewhere on the forums a little ways back) was to change out the pulley with an MRP roller. It's quieter than the pulley and is sort of does what the Soulcraft Convert does, except it uses spring tension to stay in place.

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/515/240170singulator-MRP.jpg /img>

    Good job going single. Enjoy!

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    thanks again for the tips!

    will head back to the LBS with the photos in tow.

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    ok now im intrigued...


    does someone have a pic of a push-up mode?
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    maybe

    I need to clarify, the Singulator comes with (2) springs, the default (installed) spring is the push down spring, with the optional push up spring being loose, with instructions on how to install it. Hope this helps.

    Here's a picture of the push-up position (borrowed from singlespeed.net).

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/515/240170singulator.jpg /img>

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    ohhhhhhh... thanks! im enlightened!
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    Thanks again

    Couldn't find the spare spring of my chain tensioner- I'll phone the LBS tomorrow to find out if they got it.

    Thinking of going 32x18 (from 32x16) too...



    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    I need to clarify, the Singulator comes with (2) springs, the default (installed) spring is the push down spring, with the optional push up spring being loose, with instructions on how to install it. Hope this helps.

    Here's a picture of the push-up position (borrowed from singlespeed.net).

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/515/240170singulator.jpg /img>

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    Agree

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Are you sure you can't take out another link? Push-up mode will always give you more joy if you can figure out how to make it work.
    My singleator works better pushing up - I never drop the chain since I switched it.

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