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Old 09-28-10, 06:05 PM   #1
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My Montague Paratrooper commuter build.....fold pics!

Still have a while to go yet, im still debating transmission choices. So Ive noticed the Paratrooper folds more compactly using these pizza-cutter thin 26"wheels and 1.5 tires (fat nobbie tires made frame fold fatter/wider) Also, you'll notice the Nashbar adjustable stem allows me to quickly remove the super wide bars im using...making for a more compact fold, i'll just keep an allen key handy.

Id really like to make it a 1X9 but cant find ANYone who has made a 1X9 MTB commuter using a large enough chain ring (44T+). Any help here would be appreciated!
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Old 09-29-10, 02:20 AM   #2
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So No love for montagues? I changed my mind I'm going to make it a singlespeed 46x16 i'm thinking...mild hills here in downtown L.A ...I'd be happy to get some gearing advice...but maybe this isn't the forum to ask...anyone?.....Bueller?
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Can't help with the 1x9 info, but I dig those bars. What are they?
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That handlebar is the Titec H-Bar, which is a licensed derivative of the Jeff Jones bars. I've used a few pairs of them in the past, and they're pretty good for ergonomics and control. I have a personal preference for bars like the On One Mary bar in the end though, as they're easier to fit various accessories / levers to (31.8 clamp version, the 25.4 version of the mary is no better than the H-Bar), although the H-Bar has a bit more real estate.

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So No love for montagues? I changed my mind I'm going to make it a singlespeed 46x16 i'm thinking...mild hills here in downtown L.A ...I'd be happy to get some gearing advice...but maybe this isn't the forum to ask...anyone?.....Bueller?
It isn't clear what you are asking. Why can't you make it a single speed or a 1x9 commuter?
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Fit a bigger chainring? The MTB ness of a bike is only the cranks and tyres really. Bigger chainring on a more 'roady' crank and you'll be fine as a 1x9.
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My goal is to make this bike simple lightish and trouble free .
Finding an affordable mtb singlespeed crankset with a tall enough chainring is my current head-ache as the smallest cog I can use is 16t. A roadie crankset might rub against the MTB frame. I'd go 1x9 but finding the parts(knowing which parts) is not easy..... This is my 1st frame up build I think I need a bike mechanic in LA who is open minded to my build goal. Thanks I'll post picks when I'm done

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Put a road double crank (50-53) on there and remove the smaller chainring - no way you'll have rub, but you're chainline will be favoring your smaller cogs.
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Actually the Montague is one of the few bikes I`m interested in

Looks like a nice project! I think Montague have a site up on Facebook and you might get better responses there.

This thread was started last year so maybe you`re finished at this point. Love to see more pictures!
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If you're trying to fit a larger chainring onto a common 4-arm (104mm/64mm BCD) MTB crank, Shimano and Salsa make them in both 44t and 48t. I haven't seen any 46t, though it was a common size in the '90s on the older 5-arm (110mm) cranks.

The Salsa 48t is cheaper than the Shimano, though still around $50. Any shop with a QBP account can order it for you.

Or you could use an old road crank and you'll have any number of choices in large rings available.
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Aren't you afraid of getting impaled on that stem?
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Sweet looking bike - did you do the paint job yourself? I thought the Paratroopers were green?
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I finally have all the parts to finish this Monty paratrooper. Going to be a 1x9 city/commuter . I'll post picks here in week or so
yes paratroopers come green, but I rattle-can it flat black
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