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    Two2one build finally done

    Between inception and first ride, this build has taken over six months. Too busy being a new dad, work, homeownership, etc, as well as a few setbacks on the build itself. In that time my surrogate singlespeed has been



    my trusty Asics. Nowhere near as fun but at least I PRed on my last 5k. Without further delay, here's some mullet porn:







    I guess one of the unique features is the road crankset. I found this Kuota CK03 (rebranded Truvative Rouleur) for $95 and sold the rings for $40. This is no weight weenie build, but with the HBC ring and GXP bottom bracket with Enduro bearings, it comes to 675g. I had to mill 2 mm off the NDS side of the shell to get both crankarms to clear the chainstays. Chainline is 48 mm. The narrow Q lets me get away with narrower bars.





    Out back is a Surly road hub, which gives a 47.5 mm chainline. I replaced the axle with a hollow one and tapped it for M6 bolts so I don't have to carry a 15 mm wrench around.



    Some pics on my local singletrack:





    Time to go ride!

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    Very cool bike and congratulations on the being new dad thing..

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    Holy cow! SS XTC! Mind I ask where u got the frame from? TQVM

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    I spent a couple months looking on the used market. I think the two2one frames were made only in 2004 and 2005.

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    Thanks for the tips zaskaran. Appreciated it

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    Wow, nice build! I really dig the cranks and the rear V set up...that's cool you how you got the chain line figured out too and made it all sano (do people still say "sano"? I don't think so). Sounds like this build made you work for it...

    And yeah congrats on being a Dad (and having a job and a house)!

    Enjoy it, looks fun.

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    Nice mods to get the cranks and hub to mate up so well. I'm rocking those pedals on my bikes and think they might outlast me.

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    Congrats on getting the build done. Nicely finished, and quite unique.

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    Ultra sweet build. Very impressive.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    beautiful bike.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Looks awesome.

    You really like long stems on your bikes! I had to take the 110 off of the wanga...

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    Beautiful build! Where is that -- Seneca Ridge?

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    Is that a used frame? Looks brand new!

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    Yep, I held out for one in good condition. It enjoyed easy miles as a Canadian road commuter.

    That's at Fairland. Can't wait to try out the SRT!

    The stem's a 105. I'm kind of old school like that. Tires are also less than 2" wide, but at least they're tubeless.

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    congrats on being a dad and house ownership! I am in the similar boat so I know where you coming from!
    Friends don't let friends ride geared bikes

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    Thanks for the kind words, all.

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    Ok, I said congrats on all that crap before.

    When are we going riding? Wanna come out on Thursday? I can skip the MORE group ride and take you out on the SRT if you want! Seriously, its been a while, let me know when you think you can get out man!

    Ok, the bike looks alright..i guess! Man, I'm just glad to see you got it done after all the crap you have been telling me about. Way to go...Now lets go ride-not today though as I am stuck on Daddy Day Care due to the wife having to book up to Bmore to deal with some family drama her sister is going thru! Thank God I got out at lunch!

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    I'm IN for SRT on Thursday!

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    I mean no offense when I say this Josh!

    I know Zaskar (aka Josh) hasn't been able to get out and ride too much with all the other things life has brought his way so the ride on the SRT if he is able to make it may not be a fast paced ride. If you are down with that then I have no problem saying, "sure, come on out!"

    If I don't hear back from him or he can't make it then I will more than likely just do the MORE ride on Thursday, unless you have never been on the SRT and then I would be more than happy to be a guide. We did the SRT on the MORE ride last Thursday as well. Two groups headed out. I opted to ride with the casual group which turned into just 4 of us which then split to myself and another fella putting a little gap on the other two. Seriously though, we weren't riding fast, they were just a little slower but one of the guys is a ride leader for a Monday night ride so it was all good. (oh, there was another group of faster guys that also headed out on the SRT-3 of them)

    I shouldn't say that it was a MORE ride last week since none of the normal ride leaders were there. We just sort of went out on our own since we didn't sign any of the normal waivers and what not. Just some guys out enjoying the trail!

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    Sounds good to me. 6pm at the Schaeffer lot?

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    Ok, so we will link up at some point!

    Group ride tonight is on at 6 PM in the Schaeffer Farms lot. There will be at least two groups (provided the normal fellas show up). I figure I'll give the fast group a shot again tonight since it has been a few weeks since I have been out with them! Come out if you can fellas!

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    Nice ride man, it came together beautifully.

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    Sick what!!!!! Back in the game baby!

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