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    WW Black/Black Single Speed Build

    While I still enjoy my full-sus ride, I thought it was time for a lightweight / low budget, single speed. The obvious frame choice was a Hong-Fu "ebay frame" and a Mosso Carbon Rigid fork to keep the price and weight down. The rest of the build was made up of parts bin components. The final weight, only $430 later is 16.1 lbs.

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    This bike is a really fun, aggressive ride. It feel like a bmx bike when hitting jumps and is flickable. So far the Maxxlite's are not giving me too many worries, other than two flats so far (expected) but they are performing fine on hard-packed dirt and some technical trails.


    Build List:

    Frame: Hong-Fu 19"
    Fork: Mosso Carbon-wrapped (decals removed)
    Headset: Neco
    Stem: FSA OS99
    Handlebars: Zeus Carbon
    Grips: Ritchey WCS
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail
    Rotors: Aligator Windcutter w/Dt Swiss Centerlock adapter
    Saddle: Selle San Marco (foam/leather removed, 3 layers of clearcoat)
    Seatpost: Bontrager Race Lite
    Cranks: Rotor Agilis
    Pedals: Crank Bros. 2ti
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    Chainring: Blackspire 32t
    Cog: 18t
    Wheels: Mavic 717 Disc w/ XTR hubs
    Tires: Maxxis Maxxlite 310
    Tubes: Bontrager standard butyl

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    That's not half bad for $430. Is that $430 including the "parts bin parts"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    That's not half bad for $430. Is that $430 including the "parts bin parts"?
    Most of the parts bin stuff Is not included in that price. What is included in the price though is the rotor crankset: $30 and the Mavic 717 wheels: $50 (scored big at a local bike parts swap)

    Realistically, It would have cost a lot more I I hadn't already had most of the parts and if I didn't get lucky with such great deals on parts from nice people

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    How do you tension your chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seppk View Post
    Most of the parts bin stuff Is not included in that price. What is included in the price though is the rotor crankset: $30 and the Mavic 717 wheels: $50 (scored big at a local bike parts swap)

    Whoa, major score on those cranks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seppk View Post
    Most of the parts bin stuff Is not included in that price. What is included in the price though is the rotor crankset: $30 and the Mavic 717 wheels: $50 (scored big at a local bike parts swap)

    Realistically, It would have cost a lot more I I hadn't already had most of the parts and if I didn't get lucky with such great deals on parts from nice people
    That's awesome though. Nice work.
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    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002maniac View Post
    How do you tension your chain?
    I am using a magic gear: http://www.eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

    32x18 is pretty much the only combo I can run with this frame unless I use a chain tensioner. For what I'm riding, 32x18 is fine. The chain tension with this magic gear is a little to tight but it still gets the job done. I'm not aiming for complete performance out of this bike, I'm just getting by with what I have so I can keep the cost down.

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