Patience is a Virtue - SS finally finished (Pic Heavy)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:11 pm    Post subject: Patience is a Virtue - SS finally finished (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Well - here it is finally












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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still a couple of tweeks needed, but it works well and climbs like a dream

Currently testing it on tarmac only to start with (hence the tyres) but even then, it's hard to wipe the smile off my face riding it.

Think I can get used to this single speed melarchy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, that's a pretty bling looking bike. Looks lovely.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not normally a fan of Single Speeds but that looks fecking awesome! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

SS wasn't what I had in mind to start with. The original idea was to build this up as a 1 x 10 with expander cog - and move to SS at a later date.

Although this sounded logical - financially it was a little retarded. Why spend all that money on gears etc - only to remove them at later date?

Used it on the commute this morning and it's quite a lazy ride on this machine - although the climb at the end was lightning quick compared to the GT.

I thought I would struggle with 32/16 ratio, but both on the park run yesterday and commute today, i never had to stand up once. I can see me dropping to a 32/15 quite soon for this kind of terrain. Off road though I may go 32/18 with some of the climbs around here

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bike looks superb. Great job & love the colour scheme. Very tidy. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike art right there. Cool Cool in fact with all that gold it is so bling, the Asian brethren around Leicester would absolutely love it Very Happy especially if you were to ride it up the Belgrave road.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Mile_(Leicester)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three I have to ask the question why SS when you have such a mixed terrain where you are? what was the thinking behind this decision?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnus wrote:
Three I have to ask the question why SS when you have such a mixed terrain where you are? what was the thinking behind this decision?


Something I always wanted to try and to be honest, I am quite hooked.

Most steep climbs I do are Tarmac and farm roads - usually on long tour rides - and the GT takes care of all that anyway.

Now I all need a a gold bell - preferably one that goes "bling bling" Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threevok wrote:
Magnus wrote:
Three I have to ask the question why SS when you have such a mixed terrain where you are? what was the thinking behind this decision?




Now I all need a a gold bell - preferably one that goes "bling bling" Laughing


there you go bud

https://www.athleteshop.co.uk/basil-bicycle-bell-portland-55mm-gold?gc lid=CjwKEAjwudW9BRDcrd30kovf8GkSJAB3hTxFXD0lnRg0kNCNaIF5pPokZIMT4S20KX vbNOH7GyHcuBoCklPw_wcB

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell that IS retro Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proper nice that shagger Cool

SID's look well chunky Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is my first set of air forks, but my God - they are good !!!

and I haven't really tested them on anything demanding yet. Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for a good set of tires too. Those Halo Twin rails look pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are pretty good and cheap as chips at £17.99 each - bit heavy though at 696g

OK for the odd lose bit of gravel or dry trail, but for anything more demanding, I would go for the lighter but more expensive H-Block or Choirmaster-R if it's tanwalls you're after

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