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    Singlespeed is THE WORST forum on MTBR

    And should be forever banned from the site.

    Singlespeed forum should be removed, deleted and otherwise forgotten.



    You guys are putting really really bad thoughts into my head. I just acquired a geared full-suspension and have a nice hardtail Klein sitting around.


    I AM GOING TO BE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE if I even begin to think about converting my Klein.


    This forum is evil, evil, evil...

    I shall never click on it EVER AGAIN!

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaleid
    And should be forever banned from the site.

    Singlespeed forum should be removed, deleted and otherwise forgotten.



    You guys are putting really really bad thoughts into my head. I just acquired a geared full-suspension and have a nice hardtail Klein sitting around.


    I AM GOING TO BE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE if I even begin to think about converting my Klein.


    This forum is evil, evil, evil...

    I shall never click on it EVER AGAIN!

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!



    Look on the brightside it's inexpensive to make a SS....

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    however......if you are a weak pathetic man like myself, while it "can" be cheaper, don't mean it is gonna be

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    Quote Originally Posted by bozizle
    Look on the brightside it's inexpensive to make a SS....
    At FIRST

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    however......if you are a weak pathetic man like myself, while it "can" be cheaper, don't mean it is gonna be
    Haha....I feel you there....
    Moving to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

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    you're an idiot

    which is something you might be telling yourself after you convert your Klein and stop riding your gearie

    that's exactly what got me into trouble. Here's a shot of my converted '91 Klein Attitude that was built up a few short months after buying a rad new sussy C'dale. Long story short - stopped riding the C'dale, sold it, rode the Klein until I had a custom steel SS built.

    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/234043Klein_SS_1.JPG"border=5>

    Short story shorter: you're F'ed.

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    SS'ing...

    ..Oooohhhhhh the pain....

    .. Oohhhhh the pain...


    ..Ohh the pain...

    ..Oh.. the pain.. ?

    .. Oh yeah, the pain..


    .... Hmmm, yum....the Pain


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    and here I thought it was just some trol l!!!

    Nice looking Klein Hollywood.

    My 2nd generation '04 Giant NRS is rode so much that it has a flat tire!!

    Still has nipples on the tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    At FIRST

    hahaha, best reply... evar

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    Resistance is futile...

    Quote Originally Posted by kaleid
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    Singlespeed forum should be removed, deleted and otherwise forgotten.
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    I AM GOING TO BE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE if I even begin to think about converting my Klein.
    ...
    ...you will be assimilated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    ..Oooohhhhhh the pain....

    .. Oohhhhh the pain...


    ..Ohh the pain...

    ..Oh.. the pain.. ?

    .. Oh yeah, the pain..


    .... Hmmm, yum....the Pain


    R.
    Just had to quote that. Brilliant. Best post in weeks.

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    Evil Forum

    I agree this is the worst forum on MTBR. I bought a new full suspension bike last winter and I'm already thinking about selling it for a blinglespeed. I don't even want to convert my hardtail Gary Fisher Big Sur because I know I'll just buy a Surly or worst yet some custom steel frame. I think Surly is putting subliminal messages (buy a surly, buy a surly) in this forum because I spend more time here than any other forum and don't even have a singlespeed. I think all these fully rigid singlespeed converts just have more enthusiasm than my full suspension breathren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    which is something you might be telling yourself after you convert your Klein and stop riding your gearie

    that's exactly what got me into trouble. Here's a shot of my converted '91 Klein Attitude that was built up a few short months after buying a rad new sussy C'dale. Long story short - stopped riding the C'dale, sold it, rode the Klein until I had a custom steel SS built.

    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/234043Klein_SS_1.JPG"border=5>

    Short story shorter: you're F'ed.

    You are NOT helping..

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    indeed....I sold a VERY SWEET FS bike to fund a blinglespeed.....while I actually miss that FS at times, it pales in comparison to the bike that replaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaleid
    And should be forever banned from the site.

    Singlespeed forum should be removed, deleted and otherwise forgotten.



    You guys are putting really really bad thoughts into my head. I just acquired a geared full-suspension and have a nice hardtail Klein sitting around.


    I AM GOING TO BE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE if I even begin to think about converting my Klein.


    This forum is evil, evil, evil...

    I shall never click on it EVER AGAIN!

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
    avoid the 29er board while you're at it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    avoid the 29er board while you're at it.....
    OH! Yeah SS plus 29er equals beyond EVIL.
    You are on a very slippery slope my friend, RUN whilst you still can.
    Or be just like the rest of us Zombies and come to the light.(red, sort of flame type light)

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    almost neville.....only sissies use suspension forks on 29ers so the algorithm is actually 29er + SS + fully rigid > EVIL

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    You guys suck.


    Well, I wanted to trade the bike for a P1 and found my 3 month old bike only worth $300. Ok, so I rode an SS. Blah, a 15 inch Specialized HR SS. I found it odd feeling to ride a fitting bike. I could manual for miles after about 5 minutes. Needless to say, I am saving to buy my friend's $400 SS with a DJ3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    almost neville.....only sissies use suspension forks on 29ers so the algorithm is actually 29er + SS + fully rigid > EVIL
    Ok it gets worse.

    You work really hard, save like crazy and finally get your dream 29er, Rigid, SS and then some EVIL person rubs his BARE BUTT on it. So then you have to throw it away and start again.
    Watch out the Evil is everywhere on this forum.

    You know who you are now, but in a while you will be under the spell.

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    There are other forums on MTBR?????????

    Mojoe

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    so neville....is the "bare butt" rub a Canadian thing? i am a little scared right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    so neville....is the "bare butt" rub a Canadian thing? i am a little scared right now...
    I must admit I had never really seen it before one of your countrymen "performed the act".
    Still Dumb and innocent I thought nothing of it( like Eskimo's rubbing noses) until the Canadians i work with saw it, and then told me that this was an Evil thing.
    So 2 and 2 makes this whole thing Evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    I must admit I had never really seen it before one of your countrymen "performed the act".
    Still Dumb and innocent I thought nothing of it( like Eskimo's rubbing noses) until the Canadians i work with saw it, and then told me that this was an Evil thing.
    So 2 and 2 makes this whole thing Evil
    i cant help but feel you are obligated to warn the rest of us who this person is.....my saddle is only for my buttocks, and clothed buttocks mind you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i cant help but feel you are obligated to warn the rest of us who this person is.....my saddle is only for my buttocks, and clothed buttocks mind you!
    Just don't leave your bike unattended or he could do it to you as well.
    Who knows he may have allready, be very carefull where you sit.

    And don't, I say don't, under any circumstance utter his name.
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    Turner, Bontrager, DeSalvo

    I still ride my Turner, even after building out my Bontrager as probably the best single speed ever. (and, BTW, not the cheapest)

    This could all change when my new custom 29er SS arrives....


    Avoid the 29er board.
    "Welcome to my underground lair...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    Just don't leave your bike unattended or he could do it to you as well.
    Who knows he may have allready, be very carefull where you sit.

    And don't, I say don't, under any circumstance utter his name.
    is this the culprit?
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    Yeah, really!

    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    OH! Yeah SS plus 29er equals beyond EVIL.
    You are on a very slippery slope my friend, RUN whilst you still can.
    Or be just like the rest of us Zombies and come to the light.(red, sort of flame type light)
    I've been on a '90 Trek 9500 rigid converted to SS. Love it, at least all of me but my wrists. I just bought a new SS chain and half link to try to get rid of the stupid tensioner.

    I've been having divorce inducing thoughts about that Fisher Rig. I better not try one out with my credit card on me or my wife will dump my ass like a bad habbit... but I'll have a Rig! Muuuaaa haa haaa haa!

    Mmmmm, tasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    is this the culprit?
    He takes many forms, could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    You work really hard, save like crazy and finally get your dream 29er, Rigid, SS and then some EVIL person rubs his BARE BUTT on it.
    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Just when I had that damned image wiped from my mental hard drive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Just when I had that damned image wiped from my mental hard drive...
    I have bad nightmares STILL, probably will for a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    avoid the 29er board while you're at it.....
    I have managed to push off the 29" urge for awhile. Too bad it is above the SS board...right within reach. I lurk.
    Tuff Schist

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    Oh yeah......

    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    At FIRST
    I converted my 1999 GT Zaskar after buying my VT-1 a couple years ago. It was kind of a cheap conversion.........initially. It is a good thing my wife knows nothing about things like Chris King, Paul, Thomson, White Industries, XTR, Salsa and Raceface. I would be sleeping under the doghouse, if she had any idea how much I have gradually put into my baby this past year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i cant help but feel you are obligated to warn the rest of us who this person is.....my saddle is only for my buttocks, and clothed buttocks mind you!
    What, no naked crits?

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    I'll admit to being a recent convert after resisting for 4-5 years, thinking my pals were nuts. They wore me down without any trying on their parts. (Thanks a lot Sparty, Shiggy, General Coonskins!). And to think I introduced the General and ML to MTBing only 11 years ago, sheesh!
    Long story somewhat short, I got a Zion EBB frame and put odds & ends on it to get a nice ride. Eight rides later, I'm hooked. By the way, just what is a "single-speed friendly" ride. I have been told that none of the ones i have been on except for BC qualify. Tire Mountain and cougars at night, Yeeha!

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    omnipresent.

    Quote Originally Posted by neville
    He takes many forms, could be.
    watch yourselves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    watch yourselves...
    I just woke up in a cold sweat to the sound of my saddle screaming.
    It's the one who never should be named.

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    My Progression

    It starts out innocently enough. I had a buddy who singlespeeded. It looked like a fun idea, so I went and bought a Redline Monocog. How expensive could it be to singlespeed. Here is how it progressed:

    1-Redline Monocog
    2-Bianchi DISS
    3-Converted Cannondale F3000SL
    4-Converted Merlin Extra Fat softtail
    5-Full Custom Steel Bystickel with Headshock

    You are screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    ...I'm hooked. By the way, just what is a "single-speed friendly" ride. ...
    Yo Brandmaster T.,

    Eventually almost every ride becomes a "single-speed friendly" ride. Just ask anyone who's completed the Cream Puff on an SS. (Don't construe this twisted comment to imply that the Cream Puff is "SS friendly!" It's barely even bike friendly!)

    Anyway, once you quit shifting whenever you're riding your geared sleds, it suddenly dawns on you that you've arrived in SSfriendlyrideland.

    AKA you done been assimilated, Brutha.

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    Yep, this place and the 29er room is a dangerous combo. There I was, riding along happily on my gearie.....but nooooooooo. Now all I want is a SS 29er. Cheap is not the first word that comes to mind, that's for sure.

    For now, I'm planning on accumulating components over the winter and getting a frame with my tax return. That way I can spread the cost out and fly below the WRADAR (wife radar).

    So, before I got married, expensive purchases were never a problem. If I had the cash, I bought it. If not, I waited. I never over extended myself and everything worked out fine. In theory, this shouldn't have changed! I still make the same amount of money....she makes the same.....why am I broke?! Damn committee decisions! Half of the presiding committee doesn't see the potential of owning more than one bike! Solutions, people! I need solutions!

    *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky 7
    ...Solutions, people! I need solutions!

    *sigh*
    The solution is even MORE expensive...



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    Listen to Sparty ...

    He knows what he's talking about.

    You've barely dipped your goes in the water, and the monster is going to drag you in now. Fett's right ... here's my personal progression:

    1. '92 Fuji Sundance, converted using magic ratio.
    2. Bianchi Volpe cyclocrosser, too-easy conversion using horizontal dropouts.
    3. Early 90s KHS frame, again found the magic ratio.
    4. Surly Karate Monkey. Notice the 29" thing weaseling its way in. Was ridden singlespeed the first year-plus, then converted to a 3-speed internal hub (more madness!) once I got the next bike:
    5. Custom 29" Vulture w/EBB and White Bros. fork.

    Will it end there? No one knows. If my singlespeed madness has settled down, it is only because my 29" madness has flared up. I have at least 2, no 3, 29"ers on the mental drawing board. Some SS, some not.
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    Hey, if you're ever in the neighborhood and want to try mine..... lemme know. Its fun. I'll probably be at my normal haunt tomorrow AM if interested
    Now I'm looking at upgrades and the bike's only a couple weeks old. Sheesh.
    Don't harsh my mello

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    Why resist when you know eventually you are going to end up riding a fully rigid 29-inch singlespeed anyway. I did not fight it and embraced it.

    Those epic rides that I used to break out the 5-Spot for are becoming fewer and fewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Yo Brandmaster T.,

    Eventually almost every ride becomes a "single-speed friendly" ride. Just ask anyone who's completed the Cream Puff on an SS. (Don't construe this twisted comment to imply that the Cream Puff is "SS friendly!" It's barely even bike friendly!)

    Anyway, once you quit shifting whenever you're riding your geared sleds, it suddenly dawns on you that you've arrived in SSfriendlyrideland.

    AKA you done been assimilated, Brutha.

    --Sparty
    So you say. Steve said I was much faster on Olallie on the Giant full squish sled 2 weeks ago, but just give me time to get used to the Z-bike. We can get used to anything, after all, I used to ride Sketch-the wonder bike reasonably quickly (it's a wonder anyone can stay on top of that 72 deg head angle-39.8" wheelbase ride, Oh that's right I built that frame, on purpose Anyway, see you out at the trailwork affair tomorrow.

    Now, can I brand your damn tires, I only need another sixpack to be much more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    The solution is even MORE expensive...



    --Sparty
    Ouch.

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    I got into SS because I felt it was a perfectly wrong idea. More specifically, I kicked myself for being such a lazy pedaler that I had to use 12-27 road cassettes offroad, and shift like a trigger happy machine gunner. More shifting than pedaling, and it clearly affected my ability to race. Did some rides without shifting, but had already ordered a Karate Monkey. Within a year I bought 2 other Surly's, also SS's. Later a Banshee, SS. It's bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Hey, if you're ever in the neighborhood and want to try mine..... lemme know. Its fun. I'll probably be at my normal haunt tomorrow AM if interested
    Now I'm looking at upgrades and the bike's only a couple weeks old. Sheesh.
    ... but why do I get the feeling that 'the first sample is free, but the next hit will cost you.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    He knows what he's talking about.

    You've barely dipped your goes in the water, and the monster is going to drag you in now. Fett's right ... here's my personal progression:

    1. '92 Fuji Sundance, converted using magic ratio.
    2. Bianchi Volpe cyclocrosser, too-easy conversion using horizontal dropouts.
    3. Early 90s KHS frame, again found the magic ratio.
    4. Surly Karate Monkey. Notice the 29" thing weaseling its way in. Was ridden singlespeed the first year-plus, then converted to a 3-speed internal hub (more madness!) once I got the next bike:
    5. Custom 29" Vulture w/EBB and White Bros. fork.

    Will it end there? No one knows. If my singlespeed madness has settled down, it is only because my 29" madness has flared up. I have at least 2, no 3, 29"ers on the mental drawing board. Some SS, some not.
    And a mighty nice Vulture that is too Glow Boy. I notice you kept it away from the fire at BC.
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