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    SingleSpeedAttitude.com

    Hi all singelspeeders out there!
    I have just started a page called singleSpeedAttitude.com where I would like to collect some nice ss mtb’s to show for other riders as inspiration for new bike builds. If you have a picture of your ss mtb that you would like to share with others I would be happy to add it to the page. I have made some stickers with the logo (shown on tio of the page) that I send to all that contributes.

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    This will always remain a static webpage and is NOT intended to challenge forums or facebook groups who today talk about bicycles. Just to clarify now when I post here on MTBR !!
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    Two new bikes on display now
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    The specification that single speeds with tensioners will not be posted on the site meets my approval! Bravo.

    There was no stipulation about dingles. Unsure of this. Given the required bike pose, from the side, with the front wheel to the right, it would be hard to tell if it was a Dingle unless scrutiny is paid to the rear end, depending.

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    Hi Jack!

    When i started this project I had an instruction saying that it had to be a "dedicated" singlespeed frame. I acctually changed this yesterday to "with no tensioner". The reason for this was that I just could not say no to an awesome bike that used a hub in the back wheel that allowed tensioning of the chain on a "not dedicated fram".

    I love the dedication in the singlespeed community and don't want to step on anyones toes with my webpage! So I don't judge people by what bike they ride. All singlespeeders to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    Given the required bike pose, from the side, with the front wheel to the right, it would be hard to tell if it was a Dingle unless scrutiny is paid to the rear end, depending.
    Paying scrutiny to rear ends can be a very pleasant activity.


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    I love the dedication in the singlespeed community and don't want to step on anyones toes with my webpage!
    Stepping on people's toes can be a very useful activity.


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    My race day bike.

    Don't judge me.

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    Hahaha!! As I said befor.. no judgeing from my part! Love the bar ends! Also see that you are true to the "old-school" style with a coaster brake and all!

    And a new 29:er up for display on the homepage today
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    Sent in my Civilian.

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    And now it's on display here: Single Speed Attitude
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    Oh well, no Anthem SS then...

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    Anhem SS.. Is it a Giant Anthem that you have converted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedAttitude View Post
    Anhem SS.. Is it a Giant Anthem that you have converted?
    Yep, to go with the rigid Kona Unit, Chameleon hard tail and Avanti CX single speeds.

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    Send me a pic of your Kona
    Would love to hade a CX single speed bike. Do you race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedAttitude View Post
    Send me a pic of your Kona
    Would love to hade a CX single speed bike. Do you race?
    RACE CX and XC
    The CX has a tensioner though.

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    Looks like great fun! Must try CX next year! Just realised I'm one bike short!
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    - won't be posting there, I run a tensioner......why throw away a good Ti 29er frame because it requires a tensioner? - my SS gets the job done just fine ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_chrome View Post
    - won't be posting there, I run a tensioner......why throw away a good Ti 29er frame because it requires a tensioner? - my SS gets the job done just fine ........
    It counts in my book if you stand on the climbs... I think we all prefer a proper chain tensioning method but the bottom line is a singlespeed is still a singlespeed so long as it's got one gear.

    Likewise when you race SS CX your welcome to do it on a geared bike so long as you zip tie your shifter.
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    Just posted up my 2015 Trek Superfly SS and 2011 Trek Superfly SS Carbon Gary Fisher Edition.

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    Sounds like a great bike mr_chrome! Used to rida a tensioner on my old bike that my son now is rideing. Workes like a charm
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    Quote Originally Posted by aminkman View Post
    Just posted up my 2015 Trek Superfly SS and 2011 Trek Superfly SS Carbon Gary Fisher Edition.
    Great bikes!! And light
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_chrome View Post
    - won't be posting there, I run a tensioner......why throw away a good Ti 29er frame because it requires a tensioner? - my SS gets the job done just fine ........
    Yeah, kind of an odd delineator, but it's his site, so whatever. One gear is one gear, so the commitment is already there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Yeah, kind of an odd delineator, but it's his site, so whatever. One gear is one gear, so the commitment is already there.
    All true, yet there remains at least more level of commitment, and that is the one where the rider obligates the bike as a purpose built single speed. I think that is a fair distinction.

    Magic gear is in between; on the threshold so to speak.

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    What about "magic" ratios on a geared frame?

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    I should have read more before asking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    All true, yet there remains at least more level of commitment, and that is the one where the rider obligates the bike as a purpose built single speed. I think that is a fair distinction.

    Magic gear is in between; on the threshold so to speak.

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    Or the rider is committed to finding a frame that has the geometry they want, or riding fully suspended and therefore must run a tensioner.

    Singlespeeding is singlespeeding. I think all of this 'if it has a tensioner it's not a singlespeed' or 'less of a singlespeed' stuff is complete bullshit.

    If someone can kick my ass on their singlespeed, I don't really care whether or not they have a tensioner.

    Yeah it's his site, but to further divide an already small group of riders doesn't benefit anyone.

    But honestly, I don't really care all that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Or the rider is committed to finding a frame that has the geometry they want, or riding fully suspended and therefore must run a tensioner.

    Singlespeeding is singlespeeding. I think all of this 'if it has a tensioner it's not a singlespeed' or 'less of a singlespeed' stuff is complete bullshit.

    If someone can kick my ass on their singlespeed, I don't really care whether or not they have a tensioner.

    Yeah it's his site, but to further divide an already small group of riders doesn't benefit anyone.

    But honestly, I don't really care all that much.
    Alright Shinkers, that's cool. Sorry if I appeared to be parsimonious. Single speeding is single speeding when it comes right down to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Or the rider is committed to finding a frame that has the geometry they want, or riding fully suspended and therefore must run a tensioner.

    Singlespeeding is singlespeeding. I think all of this 'if it has a tensioner it's not a singlespeed' or 'less of a singlespeed' stuff is complete bullshit.

    If someone can kick my ass on their singlespeed, I don't really care whether or not they have a tensioner.

    Yeah it's his site, but to further divide an already small group of riders doesn't benefit anyone.

    But honestly, I don't really care all that much.
    Hi Shinkers!
    Sorry if you feel that I bring bad vibes with my site! NOT my intention. I just want to collect SS MTB's built on ss frames for people to look at and find inspiration in for future builds. I have never said or written that I think that a bike with a tentioner Is less of a singlespeed. All people on one gear kick ass if you ask me
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    It counts in my book if you stand on the climbs... I think we all prefer a proper chain tensioning method but the bottom line is a singlespeed is still a singlespeed so long as it's got one gear.

    Likewise when you race SS CX your welcome to do it on a geared bike so long as you zip tie your shifter.
    - I stand all the time on the climbs, living in North Georgia......my chain is set as tight as it will go and the tensioner takes the remaining slack out.........SingleSpeedAttitude.com-imag0529.jpg
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    - sliding dropouts, eccentric bottom brackets, or tensioners, it doesn't matter, they're all designed to do the same thing but SingleSpeedA claims the tensioner doesn't belong because it adds a rotational cog (inline with the chainring / cog) that somehow makes it an "impure" single speed.......hmmmm, splitting hairs it appears.......my bike rides incredibly smooth, easily as good as my bro's Niner w/eccentric BB or my former KHS SoloSE with sliding dropouts........
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_chrome View Post
    - sliding dropouts, eccentric bottom brackets, or tensioners, it doesn't matter, they're all designed to do the same thing but SingleSpeedA claims the tensioner doesn't belong because it adds a rotational cog (inline with the chainring / cog) that somehow makes it an "impure" single speed.......hmmmm, splitting hairs it appears.......my bike rides incredibly smooth, easily as good as my bro's Niner w/eccentric BB or my former KHS SoloSE with sliding dropouts........
    You put words in my mouth there bro! Have never talked about "impure"... etc. But can we at least agree on that some bikes can only be ridden as ss and other bikes can be used in more ways then ss? Have been rideing a ss with tensioner, with magicgear and with sliding dropouts. All ss bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedAttitude View Post
    You put words in my mouth there bro! Have never talked about "impure"... etc. But can we at least agree on that some bikes can only be ridden as ss and other bikes can be used in more ways then ss? Have been rideing a ss with tensioner, with magicgear and with sliding dropouts. All ss bikes.
    I've also never seen this specifically mentioned. I've read over G's page a few times, and he only states without a chain tensioner, no mention whatsoever of any of those things anywhere on his page.
    perhaps he said it somewhere else, in another thread or who knows, but his page never says anything of the sort. And so far, G's been great in communicating with me.
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    Not to screw up the categorization or make any heads explode, but:

    Dedicated SS's w/ a tensioner...

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    And non-dedicated SS w/o a tensioner

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Not to screw up the categorization or make any heads explode, but:

    Dedicated SS's w/ a tensioner...

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    ... and they’re all wicked bikes!!!

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    Thanks for the bonus stickers, SingleSpeedAttitude!!
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    Glad to hear that they arrived safely after traveling all the way cross the atlantic!!

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