Mountain Biking - Rode my new single speed conversion today...
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03-03-06, 07:26 PM
Amazing, absolutely amazing. I don't see my self taking the suspended geared bike out for a while. Granted the rigid fork took and will take a little more getting used to, but the weight savings was worth it! Good times!!
03-03-06, 08:13 PM
Glad to hear that. How about a picture? I might be building a SS from an old Yeti frame And spare parts.
03-03-06, 08:18 PM
Coolness. You will soon find yourself trying to figure out how to convert the suspended geared bike to SS.
03-03-06, 09:54 PM
Congrats, yet another singlepeeder! Gotta love it!
03-03-06, 10:15 PM
Do you ever find you want a harder gear? I wouldnt be concerned about the easy ones (i rarely ever used them) but i used to love my hardest gear on my old 3x7. Id be concerned about having too high a cadence at speed....or are most SS set pretty hard anyway?
03-04-06, 02:25 AM
If on the road between trails, you'll want a higher gear. Otherwise, you won't miss it.
03-04-06, 07:06 AM
Come on, Pics! Don't be a tease
03-04-06, 11:55 AM
If you're not going to post pics, at least tell what kind of bike it is!
03-04-06, 06:39 PM
Oh yeah, sorry. It is really nothing special; I ordered a Gary Fisher Mako...GREEN!! and had the shop convert it. I don't really know how to post pics but I'll give a general description. I changed the one piece stem to a 1 1/8 stem with a Profile Design chunk of metal that manages to lower the handlebars to a more XC oriented height and allows me to use a real stem and handlebar. Throw an XT front brake and some older Deore cranks that were laying around the shop, an LX rear brake hiding in my garage, a Salsa chainring ( 32 tooth),a Shimano free wheel(16 tooth? ) and some lovely black Deore brake levers ( to match all the other stuff of course, it is imperative to color match parts)and you get what is currently hanging in my garage right now, waiting for the rain to leave. The great green frame fufilled three requirements, GREEN, cheap and new. Did I mention that I bought the bike for it's color? It's green you know. Some say it is not easy being green but I say they are wrong. Find your self a Trek/GF dealer and plunk down $410 (US dollar) come back a few days later and......BAM! There it is. Easy, and Green. When I find one I like ,that hideous seat will be sent packing.
Please forgive my comma massacare, sometimes I get carried away with them.
Peek the Geek
03-04-06, 10:06 PM
Don't forget to keep your chain clean with Simple GREEN
03-04-06, 10:42 PM
Nice, great tip.
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