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    Pardon the appearance, just ditched the other 8 gears.

    Back on a hardtail which is set up as a SS. Just disregard the cassette and deraillieur, that will be changed tomorrow. And I'm NOT going back to a full suspension bike.



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    Why not?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Due to my dislike of moving parts and felt like I was getting lazy with picking lines.

    I've given full suspension a shot for one year, and I've always felt somewhat out of place on it and had more trouble with it than I have ever had with my 4 previous hardtails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Due to my dislike of moving parts and felt like I was getting lazy with picking lines.

    I've given full suspension a shot for one year, and I've always felt somewhat out of place on it and had more trouble with it than I have ever had with my 4 previous hardtails.
    So you're gonna put a shifter on it or you're gonna make it a proper SS?

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    Making it a proper SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Making it a proper SS.
    Do you climb much?

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    Have something to do with the new statement under your name?

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    Got to do some fine adjustments to the drivetrain yet , ditch the cassette and get some spacers for it and set the chainline.

    I do climb, but there is nothing here that I haven't been able to climb on a SS before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Got to do some fine adjustments to the drivetrain yet , ditch the cassette and get some spacers for it and set the chainline.

    I do climb, but there is nothing here that I haven't been able to climb on a SS before.
    ...and Smashy becomes a real man while Chelboed cannot exit the 1x9 stage of life.

    I like the DMR.

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    What ratio ya thinkin?

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    Not sure yet. I'll probably run a combo that I have always had luck with on previous singlespeeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Not sure yet.
    I rode mine in 32/17 for a while yesterday. I think if I were going to be dedicated SS...I'd either do that or an 18...I'm too outta shape for 2:1, haha.

    Prob. change it out to a 14-16 when I went to my lesser frequented trail with few climbs.

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    I'm thinking maybe 32/16, am strong enough to pull that combo due to the fact I run 50x15 on my fixed gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    50x15



    On road...right?

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    Yes
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    As is always the case, nice garage door.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Wound up making my own spacers with pvc pipe. Which allowed me to dial in a perfect chainline and got lucky with a 36x16 gearing that I didn't need a chain tensioner.
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