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Old 09-19-2008, 09:58 PM
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PMTB people. Let's post our single-speeder rides to compliment, criticize (creative/suggestive lang ha ) and pagkuhanan ng ideas and configurations.

My fair share:
Started out as a Trek 3900 Disc from January this year and as usual, splurge/impulse/indulge/fix-what-isn't-broken syndrome got the best of me. Moved over, to the rougher side of MT'biking and kawawa naman, the frame was just stashed away and "naka/kina-limutan"

I was a bit bothered by the tough ride on roads with my FS, the big, heavy knobbed tires were just taking more of my total distance, not to mention nauubos ang threads sa kalsada lang. So, saka ko lang naalala, why not recycle the Trek to a no-nonsense, non-geared, slick-packin', road-specific daily commuter.

Final build:

Starboard


Portside


Starboard Off-road mode (Thanks Sir Mikec for them mean green tires!)

Weird enough, the build is starting to look more like a road-specific bike!

Some specifications:
Frame: Trek® 3900 HT 46cm(18")
Fork: Bontrager™ Race Switchblade
Handlebar: Turbolite™ Al-2014 Riser 31.8mm
Stem: Turbolite™ Al-2014 6°x100mm
Grips: Velo™ Flower-power VLG-105
Seat collar: Trek OEM Bontrager™ Select 31.9
Seatpost: Turbolite™ Al-2014 31.6mm
Saddle: Velo® Gel Flower-power
Headset: Cane Creek® S-3
Crank: FSA® Gravity Light 32T-Bash ISIS
Converter: Surly® Cog and spacers 16T
Chain: KMC® Z410 Gold
Hubs: Shimano® FH/RH-M475 36H/6B
Rims: Weinmann™ XP2002 36H
Spokes: Generic Black
Tires: Tioga® City Slicker (Armored) 26x1.50 or Geax® Hook200 26x2.00 (Soft-direct front, hard rear)
Tensioner: Surly® Singleator (changed plates)
Brakes: Shimano® BR-M545 Mechanical
Rotors: Avid™ G2 Cleansweep (160/140mm)
Brake Levers: Avid™ SD-7

The beauty of the Internet is things like these. Maybe before I even install a part, some guy/gal who had previous experience with the specific part, could suggest a better alternative. Case-in-point: Was about to purchase one of those cheap aluminum rigid fork when Sir WCoastBo suggested a fork with a certain axle-to-crown length to keep a safe geometry!

Teka this is a cheap road-specific daily commuter?! Haaay...

Post your SS na!

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Old 09-20-2008, 10:20 AM
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Nice SS paolo! Welcome!

Here's my SS history:

SS#1 - 1st SS was my trusty Spez Stumpjumper with a generic Al rigid fork, thudbuster, and budget parts. it didnt last too long as I hated the fork. Strictly for commuting only. 32x18
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...m/CIMG3380.jpg


SS#2 - Stumpy parin, but with a Bomber Z1 then later a Fox F80X fork (sweeeet) and FSA wheels. Went on maybe 200km of trails. This really hooked me on SS. Snappy acceleration. Sold since I needed the cash. 32x18



SS#3 - Bridgestone MB1 circa 1991 - Vintage Steel.
This was a junkshop/surplusshop find. 34x19. Its a geared commuter I turned SS on occassion. Excellent climber, Scary descender due to the narrow, low and flat bars. Changed to high risers and wide bars and it was better. Cant get past the rigid front end though. Altogether a great project SS. Sold to make room for....


SS#4 - Voodoo Wanga - 32x19 . Steel frame, Sliding dropouts, excellent handling geometry. Versatile. Snappy, but forgiving. Weighs around 27 lbs, but its FAST!


Component highlights: Fox VanR fork reduced to 100mm, Ringle hubs with MachIV rims, Deore disc brakes, Thomson, Deore cranks, and a 19t Endless cog. I recently installed a King headset and Mary bars - great upgrade.


At the top of AFP reverse in Maarat

This is a keeper
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:38 PM
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here's mine:

FORK - marzocchi `08 XC600 TST2
FRAME - da bomb tora bora
STEM - truvativ hussefelt
GRIPS - odyssey
SADDLE - gt
DISC BRAKE SYSTEM - shimano deore xt (hydraulic)
ROTORS - shimano xtr
CRANKS - truvativ hussefelt '08
PEDALS - da bomb fire bomb
TIRES - moto digger (size 26, 2.35)
RIMS - fireye excellerant
HUBS - shimano deore xt, QR (front & rear)

GEAR: 32x18
WEIGHT: 31.5lbs.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:19 PM
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The Cross Bike


The Mountain Bike


The Cruiser Bike and The Girlfriend's Bike (Both one gear)
http://lh5.ggpht.com/doy2xd/SI0qyBlz...0/CM190595.JPG

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:13 AM
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Here's mine again...

Specs:

> Frame: Mosso M1.
> Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Drop-off 2 (20mm thru axle & 150 mm travel).
> Brake System: Hayes 9 Carbon w/ 8 inches rotors (front & rear).
> Stem and Handle bar: 31.8 taken from a Jamis Komodo.
> Grips: Propalm.
> Crankset: FSA Gravity Light (32T) with Polycarbonate Clear Bash Guard.
> Pedals: Crank Brothers 5050xx (Gold/Black w/ short pins).
> Seatpost: Race Face.
> Seatpost Clamp: Essen.
> Saddle: Da Bomb Da Chariot.
> Front hubs: Quando TX (20 mm thru axle).
> Rear Hubs: Shimano Deore.
> Sprocket: Da Bomb 9-1 converter (16T).
> Tensioner: Da Bomb RL3 ( I opted to use this to increase the gap between the chain and the chain stay. Malaki kasi yun Boxed chain stay ng frame. If the tensioner (in pull down mode) is not installed, the chain will slap on the boxed chain stay during landing... I don't like to hear it... hehehehehe...).
> Chain: Shimano IG51.
> Rims: Sun Rims Ditch Witch.
> Tires: Maxxis Holy Rollers (26 x 2.4)
> Tubes: Btwin.
> Spokes and Nips: 14G black.
> Headset: Sars (sealed bearing).
> Bolt-on rear axle: Decathlon.




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Sasuke Uchiha













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My 32X16



ASP (Axle Stabilization Platform)



16T (Caged)



32T (SS Specific)



for Viewing!

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Old 09-24-2008, 10:10 PM
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Before when my commuter was a soccer mom mini van.




Now as a simple more versatile mini suv.

Replaced the fork with a Fire Eye rigid.
Mary Bar with Salsa Chili Pepper grips, their long so it fits the Mary.
The SS conversion is c/o Da Bomb, chainring is KCNC. Its a 32x16
Replaced the 1.75 Commuter Kendas with 2.1 Maxxis CrossMarks
Pedals are Shimano cage SPDs
Replace the Lazy Boy saddle with a WTB Rocket V
The whole transformation cost me around 7k. I just had to be patient to wait for pre-owned stuff.

I wanted a decent short travel fork that had a fender boss at the brake bridge but couldn't find any so I decided to go rigid. I had to remove the fenders when I installed the bigger tires. I remove the rear carrier when I go on the trail. The 2.1s made the ride with the rigid a lot more comfortable. Set up is basically the advice that I read in the SS thread of PMTB-from using 2.1 tires on a rigid to the tensioner pushing up, so thanks mucho guys! Interestingly the present set up is lighter.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:13 AM
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i want to share my wife's orange vision pursuit 2008.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:55 PM
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lord paolo, nice bike! i was eyeing that fork too in paulinas several months ago for my ss project. but i ended up buying a susp fork.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:19 PM
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lord paolo, nice bike! i was eyeing that fork too in paulinas several months ago for my ss project. but i ended up buying a susp fork.
Ma'am Paulie was even recommending the 13,000+ all-carbon rigid fork, and I was like, "Pang-aaraw-araw ko kasi 'to madam. Ang hirap na nga bitawan nang 7K para sa rigid fork eh. Hehehe!"

That maybe is the bigger predicament when I was scoping the fork out. Marami s'yang katabing murang suspended-fork not to mention 'yung Fox'es na bubulong-bulong sa'yo sa likuran.
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@gnob-Tires looks familiar

@jeRICHo- Thanks Bro! Sure! Urban Ride tayo soon as mabuo sayo.

@lordPAOLO- Thanks! Similar except for a few components. The bike posted on the Distributor Info page of the Fireeye website belongs to Sam of Cycle Options.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:54 AM
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Here's my humble SS / commuter bike.











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Old 09-28-2008, 01:57 PM
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good looking bike, paolo. I think your fork will work well for you. since you're riding the SS on road only, have you tried a taller gear? 2:1 is pretty low for the road and is better for trail use. I'm using 40x15 for road and 36x20 for trail on my dingle.

if you want to ride without brakes, turn it into a fixie. drill out the cog using a rotor as a template and bolt the cog to the disc side of the hub. you might need to adjust the chainline by moving the chainring to the outside of the spider. I recommend using a front brake until you get used to braking with your legs.
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Here's my old 1996 cromo Raleigh converted to singlespeed -



I'm running a 34/21 gear - need it for the climbs

It has a 1" standard sized headtube - I was lucky to get a Zoke bomber for it with a 1" steerer.

It works great on the trails - I haven't been riding the full-sus gearies since I built it up a month or two ago

Here's a thread devoted to how much fun being in one gear has been -

My Singlespeed Adventure

Happy singlespeeding everyone!
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SS community is getting bigger! Here's my share....my old steed converted into SS. Ride safe everybody!

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Nice bikes!
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Here's the evolution of my SS

My very first setup, Ellsworth Enlightenment.


The setup with the Generic Ti Frame as 26" hardtail.




The 26er hardtail in action, Chi Ma Wan Trail, Lantau Island.


Exotic 69er, Full Rigid.


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Here's the evolution of my SS

My very first setup, Ellsworth Enlightenment.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...on/Dback03.jpg

The setup with the Generic Ti Frame as 26" hardtail.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...on/CMWBB22.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...on/CMWBB12.jpg

The 26er hardtail in action, Chi Ma Wan Trail, Lantau Island.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...on/CMWBB81.jpg

Exotic 69er, Full Rigid.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...ion/69er03.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...ion/69er06.jpg
Nice looking SS bikes Banny...You still got all of these 'til now? Really hooked on SS huh?

Will post mine later..it's already built and done..your Mary is on it already
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This bike got me really interested on the full-rigid set-up. Tested mine and instantly, BOOM! flew me into the "Bagets" era. Old-school, classic riding feel talaga. Never tested mine on trails yet but I guess that's what the FS is for.
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