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Nant



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Let see your single speeders! Reply with quote

After being inspired by Motozulu's thread, Thought I would also convert my old cube frame!

Can't see a standalone thread for Single Speeds only?

Anyway here is my random put together.

Used an on one doofer chain tension and a bmx chain i had kicking about. Bought a single 18 tooth rear cog and adapter kit. and took an old shimano crankset apart and just used the middle ring with a bash plate on.
Missing a seat though....

Edit- spelt moto's avatar name wrong!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres my Trek I've converted to SS, needs to be stripped and new head set etc, but will get some rigid forks when it does. Been perfect for riding arounf into town etc where I wouldnt leave my cube, and even my wife used it whilst we were waiting for new parts for her bike to turn up.





it no longer has the gold post and bars, not sure what i was thinking lol!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres mines



Now got XT cranks a different mud guard, saddle and pedals, also changing all the red bits to black
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thread!
I asked Gunner for a S/S section but he didn't think there would be enough interest Razz

Changed the stem, new brakes and shortened the brake cables and 34T chain ring for a 32T on mine, just waiting for wider bars to arrive and it'll be done. Picture to follow.

I like it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine last year, got rid of it, definitely regret it, was very quick.
Got a brand new rigid 29er in the garage, it's 1x9 now, not sure weather to go ss on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All look very good. It would seem rigid is the way forward for now then! Maybe ill get the saddle first
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some cracking looking S/S bikes. Would definitely say go rigid if it's a S/S. Can't believe the difference in weight it's made to mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hendo wrote:
Mine last year, got rid of it, definitely regret it, was very quick.
Got a brand new rigid 29er in the garage, it's 1x9 now, not sure weather to go ss on it.


Just wondering as I was thinking of building a ss, can you run the chain over or under the chasing tensioner. May just be the photo.

I'm not picking fault just asking for advice. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ga-rat wrote:
Hendo wrote:
Mine last year, got rid of it, definitely regret it, was very quick.
Got a brand new rigid 29er in the garage, it's 1x9 now, not sure weather to go ss on it.


Just wondering as I was thinking of building a ss, can you run the chain over or under the chasing tensioner. May just be the photo.

I'm not picking fault just asking for advice. Very Happy


I've had 3 bikes set up as singlespeed and that was the only one I could run the chain like that, you get a better wrap around the cog and the tensioner is out the way. The other two bikes I've done wouldnt work that way so have been set up the other way. There has been no difference to be honest except if you don't get the chain spot on with those jockey wheel tensioners the chain slips under load.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Fidel .... Reply with quote

a proper vintage SS Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Fidel .... Reply with quote

noodles wrote:
a proper vintage SS Cool



That looks smart. Because i suppose of the horizontal dropouts you managed to get round having a chain tensioner altogether. Everything looks so simple. Love the nice shiny hubs too.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally finished! most of it second hand but well pleased with the final outcome - really pleased with the Funn stem/bar combo for £25, also got a Surly stainless steel 32T chainring for a fiver - a very light, very nimble, very fast bike!





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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty that Zulu, nice of them to let you into St Andrew's to take photos aswel.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha now THAT made me genuinely LOL.

Well done Sir. If work don't call me in i'm off to Blues on Saturday and I'll be remembering what you said all game Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha nice1, another tough season for yas isnt it. That Carson Yeung business must have had you up the wall
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