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    29.6 lbs of good ol' plushness


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    i approve of this bicycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20inchesoflove View Post
    i approve of this bicycle
    I approve of your approval.

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    That looks like a very nice frame. But is your commute along singletrack ? Gear ratio looks way too low for riding in traffic.

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    The stock gearing is 32x18. I can ride on the flats/trails @ 14 mph without spinning like crazy. Or push it @ 25 if need be. I can also climb like a goat whether it be on or off road.

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    Very cool. Who makes the frame?
    Currently one bike: Singular Gryphon do-it all bike with Nuvinci N360
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    Very cool. Who makes the frame?
    It looks to be a Dawes Deadeye from bikesdirect.

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    With those big tubes it looks like the Moto Outcast. I'm considering one as well.
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    29+ lbs for a singlespeed!? That frame must me made of pig iron! My geared FS mtb weighs less than that!

    Hard to tell from the pics, are you using a travel agent to get the correct cable pull with your road lever / v-brake set-up?
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    They look like drop bar v-brake levers.

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    Looks like Tektro RL-520s (have the same set).

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    I'm dying to know the build. It looks like a couch on wheels.

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    I'd also love to know where all the weight is coming from.

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    It's a 2010 Dawes Dead Eye I bought in Jan. '10. I never ran it with the stock flat bars. I had the intention of converting it when I ordered it. The stock chain tug doubles as a derailleur hanger.

    Build List:
    cro-moly frame/fork w/ disc tabs f/r
    Sette stem/seat post
    FSA Omega Compact bars
    Cane Creek Drop V levers
    Jagwire cables/housing (not stock)
    Tektro v brakes (stock)
    WTB saddle (not mine)
    32x18 w/ KMC chain (stock)
    Gravity Maximus cranks (free ride/dh durability) (stock)
    Demolition (plastic) pedals (cheaper/lighter than alloy)
    Alex Rims/Deore hubs/DT Swiss spokes (handbuilt from BWW)
    WTB Nano (wire bead) tires and tubes (stock)

    So all that equals to 29.6 lbs. I'm only 150 lbs., so I can run low pressure. It may be heavy, but it's a smooth ride on/off road. I had just removed a Sette suspension seat post too. By no means was it cheap. You can adjust the rebound and lock it out.

    It's a big, heavy one-geared bike. But I love the challenge and discipline. Someday I plan on racing it as a mtb/cyclocross bike. With some changes of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cato_mcfly View Post
    I'd also love to know where all the weight is coming from.
    I'd guess it's from the kickstand.
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    an SS bulldozer.

    awesome.

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    Uh... You've built a single speed that can't carry anything and yet somehow weighs as much as my steel, disc-braked, 27 speed touring bike.

    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commodus View Post
    Uh... You've built a single speed that can't carry anything and yet somehow weighs as much as my steel, disc-braked, 27 speed touring bike.

    I don't get it.
    Beat me to it.

    Of course, I have a similar build that weighs just a bit more. But it also has an 8 speed drivetrain with a double, Avid BB7 road disc brakes, and a Reba fork. And fenders. Same big Nano tires that the OP is using. It was built for snow and other ugliness.
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    I bought the bike complete. I then converted it by installing drops, etc. I then replaced the stock wheels after they crapped out. It is a heavy bike. But I'm used to it. Plus, it makes me a stronger rider.

    I used to have a Nashbar Mini Rack that I used sometimes. Most of the time I just use a backpack. I can always get OMM racks and mount them via skewers/brake bosses.

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