Any single speed fans out their?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Alnamvet, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Alnamvet

    Alnamvet New Member

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    Just brought out my '2000 Schwinn Panther out of mothballs, put it back together sans fenders, took a ride thru downtown Norfolk, and realized what real bike riding was and should be all about.
    Share your stories if you love NFG's.:cool:
     
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  2. troyq

    troyq New Member

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    Im building one up as I speak... on-one inbred. Once its finished (and i've ridden it) i'll hopefully have something further to say. The world championships are here (Vic, Australia) in a couple of weeks so i would be hoping it will be by then!
     
  3. Alnamvet

    Alnamvet New Member

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    OK....anybody ride monocog?
     
  4. devon inbred

    devon inbred New Member

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    yep i have a dawes edge one at the moment, will be getting an ebb on one inbred come next summer.
     
  5. awtye

    awtye New Member

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    Too many too count,

    Mongoose ss
    Kona Pahoehoe ss, this is my racing baby and lovechild
    Old road bike with fixed wheel

    If anyone has not hearsd the white brothers eccentric hub is da' bomb, converts any vertical dropout bike to singlespeed with nfwoories about chain tension and runs like a bloody dream.

    By the way the sswc '03 in Victoria rocked!!!

    Angus, Melbourne,
     
  6. climbo

    climbo New Member

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    yep, Salsa converted to EBB with disc tabs by Tom Teesdale, also a Teesdale rigid straight blade fork, it's a fantsatic bike to ride !!
     
  7. festus

    festus New Member

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    I'm currently working on winter project..a 92 serrotta t max
    with paul ss dropouts being brazed in..red paul hubs,need a salsa
    or syncros 1" quill stem..120- 130mm.. can't decide on color thought about a classic bridgestone zip "bone" color..with
    candy red panels to match the hubs..single speeds make
    you remember why you ride...
     
  8. badline

    badline New Member

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    Glad I found this thread.
    I'm converting my Ibis Ti Mojo into my first SS and I'm taking the less expensive route for now. Any feed back would be appreciated.

    Like which tensioner do you prefer/use?
    Front chainring? I see that Spot makes a chainring with a spider that, I assume will work on an XTR crankset? Or should I just use a bolt on?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  9. roguedubb

    roguedubb New Member

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    regarding chain tensioners :
    I recently set up my Cannondale F800 with a DMR tensioner and am still not happy with it. Its noisy, refuses to tension properly for more than a few days at a time, which means I end up checking it every time I ride. The little chain guide that hangs over the cog on the tensioner also has a nasty habit of turning back, so the chain ends up running against it. The DMR is one of those ones with a single cog and I've been thinking that the double cog ones (similar to the tensioner on a derailleur) may be the better option, because this one sucks.
     
  10. Marx SS

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    Can I can the DMR chain tensioner too here? :mad: My SS convert MTB runs the DMR tensioner & I’ve had heaps of problems with the mounting alloy bolt. It shredded the thread so I used a mount bolt out of an old rear derailleur I had – metal.
    The DMR tensioner does not take advantage of any of the common rear derailleur points on the frame to provide tension & relies on the tightness of the mounting bolt to the frame (which is soft-ish alloy & had stripped it’s thread).
    The little cog on the tensioner is now the loudest thing on the bike when not freewheeling.

    My SS MTB is a pavement commuter so the gearing is a tallish 44/18.

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  11. wanderer390000

    wanderer390000 New Member

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    Nice bike mate :D
     
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