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    SS Specific Frame To Swap Parts To.

    I have a SC 5010c I am seriously considering getting rid of. But before I do, I was wondering if there is a solid SS option frame that I could move wheels and components over to, including the fork. Obviously itís a 27.5, and I have really no interest in tires larger than 2.4/2.5. Realistically it would just need to take a tapered fork and a 142x12 dropout. Built in tensioner would be helpful, I could always relace a rim to an eno if needed. Steel preferably. Not custom.

    Does anything like this exist that I am not thinking of?


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
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    Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!


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    Kona Unit. More built for B+, but if you're running a sus fork, that would raise the BB up more than enough to make pedal strikes a non issue. Has a 44mm HT so an external cup and you're good to go for tapered, sliding drop outs. So far very happy with mine, only on it now for just over 2 weeks, geared. Frameset comes with SS and geared QR drop outs, you'd have to buy the 142 drop outs, but as a plus, you also get a rigid fork, should you decide to give that a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Kona Unit. More built for B+, but if you're running a sus fork, that would raise the BB up more than enough to make pedal strikes a non issue. Has a 44mm HT so an external cup and you're good to go for tapered, sliding drop outs. So far very happy with mine, only on it now for just over 2 weeks, geared. Frameset comes with SS and geared QR drop outs, you'd have to buy the 142 drop outs, but as a plus, you also get a rigid fork, should you decide to give that a go.
    Karate Monkey is a similar frame to consider, with a slightly smaller BB drop than the Unit. Has slotted dropouts with options to go 135, 142 or 148.

    Looks like there are still purple & black framesets out there in warehouses, not all sizes. My LBS told me the next batch is supposed to come out in May.
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    The Unit and Karate Monkey are 29/27+ frames afaik. Putting 27.5x2.4ís on them is going to bring your bb pretty low. A Kona Explosif on the other hand would work perfectly. Steel frame, sliding dropouts and geo based on a suspension fork. And theyíre pretty cheap.

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    Vassago Jabberwocky or Verhauen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter-01 View Post
    The Unit and Karate Monkey are 29/27+ frames afaik. Putting 27.5x2.4ís on them is going to bring your bb pretty low. A Kona Explosif on the other hand would work perfectly. Steel frame, sliding dropouts and geo based on a suspension fork. And theyíre pretty cheap.
    Good point. I never paid much attention to that model since I'm in the 29er camp. Looks like they take the same dropout conversions to go from boost to 142.

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    A Surly Instigator 2.0 would also fit the bill if you can still find a frame kicking around somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyCharm4x4 View Post
    Vassago Jabberwocky or Verhauen?
    29"ers, right? I am looking for 27.5
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    And now for something completely different:

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FROODD...hardtail-frame

    142x12, steel, 140-160mm fork. Not SS-specific, so you'd need a tensioner or ENO. Even with a $108 shipping charge it still comes in under $370 USD.
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    Jabberwocky is not available either.
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    I completely understand moving everything over from your 5010, but if your planning on selling the 5010 IMO it may sell better as a complete bike. You would obviously get more $ for it as a complete, maybe not enough to completely cover a SS build. But if you choose your parts carefully I bet you could get very close with a damn nice build. Most importantly you could go to 29er and have way more frame options. Not trying to change your mind, just thinking out loud. Sorry not very helpful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbell View Post
    But if you choose your parts carefully I bet you could get very close with a damn nice build. Most importantly you could go to 29er and have way more frame options.
    ^ Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbell View Post
    I completely understand moving everything over from your 5010, but if your planning on selling the 5010 IMO it may sell better as a complete bike. You would obviously get more $ for it as a complete, maybe not enough to completely cover a SS build. But if you choose your parts carefully I bet you could get very close with a damn nice build. Most importantly you could go to 29er and have way more frame options. Not trying to change your mind, just thinking out loud. Sorry not very helpful...
    Agreed, thatís an option. But I do not want a 29Ēer, I am only 5í8 and am more comfortable on 27.5. Actually my current SS is a 26 and other than declining tire selection and lack of disc compatibility, Iím perfectly happy on it! Maybe Iíll just sell the 5010 and keep flogging my 98 Rockhopper.



    I have had several 29Ēers, and Iíve just never been comfortable on them.


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    Dude that Hopper' is cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbell View Post
    Dude that Hopper' is cool!
    Thank you


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    I would be looking for a Transition TransAm (27.5 variant)
    Used or NOS as its OOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbell View Post
    Dude that Hopper' is cool!
    Iíll second that. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Maybe Iíll just sell the 5010 and keep flogging my 98 Rockhopper.
    What bars are those? Looking for something similar for a cruiser build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    What bars are those? Looking for something similar for a cruiser build.
    Getting lots of questions on these! Here is my post in another thread that has the info.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/singlespeed/f...l#post13552007

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Agreed, thatís an option. But I do not want a 29Ēer, I am only 5í8 and am more comfortable on 27.5. Actually my current SS is a 26 and other than declining tire selection and lack of disc compatibility, Iím perfectly happy on it! Maybe Iíll just sell the 5010 and keep flogging my 98 Rockhopper.



    I have had several 29Ēers, and Iíve just never been comfortable on them.


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    I am 5'7" and ride 29ers. Vassago Verhauen size small 29 and older SC Highball medium 29er for geared bike. However my 5010 is a large with short 50mm stem, but it does feel bigger than my 2 29ers. I put 27.5x2.6 on my 5010 to give it better roll over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    I am 5'7" and ride 29ers. Vassago Verhauen size small 29 and older SC Highball medium 29er for geared bike. However my 5010 is a large with short 50mm stem, but it does feel bigger than my 2 29ers. I put 27.5x2.6 on my 5010 to give it better roll over.
    That's cool, like I said I have had several 29'ers (including a Verhauen) and at my height I prefer the smaller wheels.
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