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Old 08-01-08, 08:41 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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