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    MTB Single Speed Sticky

    Is there a thread in existence? because I sure would love to see your conversions or projects. I'll add mine as soon as I finish painting.

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    Well, there is an entire SS/FG forum, so I don't think a sticky will get made here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    Well, there is an entire SS/FG forum, so I don't think a sticky will get made here...
    I tried that section once, it is mostly guys on fixies and road bikes.

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    Is the need really worth it?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    My vote:
    BS start a thread and let it get bumped as people post and show interest. If indeed there is quite a bit of response then sure, consider a sticky. But I think the mods do a nice job of not stickying everything that is a species of the mtb genus (bad attempt at science talk from a philosopher?).

    Not that I would want to send anyone away from here, but there is an entire forum for SS mtb at mtbr.com. I do agree though that the SS/FG forum on BF is almost exclusively road (and primarily FG).

    That said I would love to check out people's SS's, especially creative resurrections of old bikes through conversions (oops, hope that isn't too religious).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoeglassjd
    That said I would love to check out people's SS's, especially creative resurrections of old bikes through conversions (oops, hope that isn't too religious).
    That's probably okay since it's almost Ether.
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    Interesting this just came up. As I just finished a new build, I'm thinking of putting my rigid fork on my Stumpjumper and making it a SS. I looked at the SS forum and didn't really find what I was looking for.

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    The few SS MTB's on the FG SS thread are surleys and while I love looking at a 1x1 surley... I wouldn't mind seeing what others have done for ideas (since I lack orginal ones) and i'm too lazy to sift through 700+ pages of flatbar road bikes.

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    This was my SS MTB 'till I broke the frame:

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Here's mine:


    Brodie Unibomber. Fully rigid aluminum with track ends. Classic XC race geometry, handles awesome in singletrack. Currently set up with:
    Deore XT front hub laced to some rim I found in the basement, Conti Vertical Pro 2.3"
    On-One rear SS hub with cheap Taiwanese 20T freewheel laced to DT Swiss rim with 14/15/14 spokes and alloy nipples, WTB Velociraptor 2.1"
    Truvativ Stylo Team GXP cranks with 22T and 42T rings removed, leaving the 32T ring in place. Perfect chainline.
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    Kalloy 410mm seatpost with some seat off a RM Slayer
    Avid Ultimate Ti rear v-brake
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    Titec 135mm stem and handlebar, unknown grips

    I started out with 1.9" tires front and rear, but they are just too narrow for the type of trails I ride. I also switched from a 32Tx16T [2:1] gearing ratio because of local trail conditions. On my geared bike, a lot of the climbs require a 22Tx20T spin, so going to a 32x20 and standing works fine [read: my patellas are still intact]. I was thinking about putting on front suspension, but I'll see if the 2.3" tire can take the edge off.
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    in, got it a few weeks ago. cant wait to hit the trails again after going on hiatus for a few years cuz my bmx bike got too small



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    wethepeople and diaper_eater: Are your seats low in reverence to your BMX heritage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    wethepeople and diaper_eater: Are your seats low in reverence to your BMX heritage?
    I think they're low in reverence to their nuts.

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    Noice...that Brodie says bombin the streets to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    wethepeople and diaper_eater: Are your seats low in reverence to your BMX heritage?
    While I did build it up as a street rig, I actually got out of mountain biking more or less and got into BMX. It started low as a street bike and then remained low as I used it for DH.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    What is a good chain tensioner for the price and will itthey work with the chain I currently have on the seven speed Stumpjumper I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejo
    What is a good chain tensioner for the price and will itthey work with the chain I currently have on the seven speed Stumpjumper I have?
    You can use your existing derailleur and chain if you want. It's really easy to set your derailleur up exactly in line with your cog by using a short piece of shift cable. Converting to SS is mostly about taking stuff off your bike, and is pretty cheap to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Noice...that Brodie says bombin the streets to me.

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    Thin Blue Line Ozone Pro..pics to come.
    Looking forward to the pics...

    The Brodie is definitely not a great street bike, at least the way I have it set up. There's a 4" drop from saddle to bars, and geometry is great for tight singletrack. It's a real pig on pavement, but okay in snow.
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    the brodie is awesome looking.
    Booyah!!

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    It's treated me well. A friend of mine just got a used one online - it's exactly the same as mine! We'll be dorky-looking twins until we start the bling war. I bet he puts on a Chris King headset, which I'll counter with a carbon bar. Then he'll add Ti pedals, which means a Ti seat for me. I hope it doesn't come down to wheels - I don't want to pay for Industry 9 SS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    It's treated me well. A friend of mine just got a used one online - it's exactly the same as mine! We'll be dorky-looking twins until we start the bling war. I bet he puts on a Chris King headset, which I'll counter with a carbon bar. Then he'll add Ti pedals, which means a Ti seat for me. I hope it doesn't come down to wheels - I don't want to pay for Industry 9 SS!
    Your war games strategy and predictions made me chuckle. Keep the photos coming as you upgrade.

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    Now that Ti seat is a solid piece of titanium yes? Not just the rails right?

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    Salsa Juan Solo

    Thought I'd put mine in the mix.
    Namaste.

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    Why not...
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

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