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Old 05-13-05, 06:38 PM   #1
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new guy needs advice, part 84927

hey all y'all
i'm a regular over on the fixed/ss forum, and i've only recently become interested in mountain bikes, specifically singlespeed mtb. three questions:
1. is the bianchi b.a.s.s. a good bike for a beginner?
2. how about those oldschool bridgestones? the mb-1 for a singlesped conversion?
3. what are the more trusted (preferably classic- which i guess in mountainbike terms would be 89-94, right?) names out there?
anyhow, thx for any info you have to offer.
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Old 05-13-05, 07:14 PM   #2
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Horizontal or track ends make for the easiest conversions... most Bridgestones I've seen were vertical as recall making a tensioner device necessary. The BASS is a fine bike, but is aluminum as I recall, but still a nice bike. A good cheap SS new would be a Redline Monocog or for a little more a Monocog Flite.
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http://www.firstflightbikes.com/atb.htm Old mtb's.
http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/links.html T.R bikes.
A Bridgestone would be nice, Ritchey -nicer. IMO 1990 the frames became less decorative and mtb racing\incline frames started\ T.R anyway.
No suspension? Go chromoly.
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