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Old 01-19-07, 02:24 PM   #18426
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Old 01-19-07, 02:35 PM   #18427
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Old 01-19-07, 02:36 PM   #18428
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It only slaps when I jump off curbs and stuff..

42x16 = fast

I'm rolling on 1.95" tires!
Maybe if I had some 1.5 I'd dare use that ratio.

SEALED BB FTW!
SEALED everything for that matter.
I'm on 2inch+ fatty knobbies.... in the spring the hunt for 1 inch 26ers continues.
It slaps comin' off a curb? the singulator by surly is 60buck not 75 as seen on urbane's site.
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Old 01-19-07, 02:40 PM   #18429
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hey that's exactly what Keith has put together for me.....do you get alot of slap with that tensioner? I'll be 42x18&16. Can't wait to try it. So Keith told me that despite my having never cracked open the BB in the entire time I owned the bike and hosing it down it was surprisingly not a BB of rust and filth. Woohooo couple more hours and I get to see it.
i used a tensioner like that on my old SS MTB and it giggled and slapped a little when the spring was in the push-down position. not sure if you can switch the spring on yours (the old surly ones you could); i would recommend switching it (or having keith do it) so that the spring pushes the chain up so you get more chain wrap around the cog and eliminate the chain slap problem. but, he's probably already on top of that...
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Old 01-19-07, 02:54 PM   #18432
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Old 01-19-07, 02:56 PM   #18433
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i used a tensioner like that on my old SS MTB and it giggled and slapped a little when the spring was in the push-down position. not sure if you can switch the spring on yours (the old surly ones you could); i would recommend switching it (or having keith do it) so that the spring pushes the chain up so you get more chain wrap around the cog and eliminate the chain slap problem. but, he's probably already on top of that...
Firstly I had to modify the chain tensioner I bought.
I didn't want to spend 60+ on it.. cuz I'd be smashing the $h1T out of it while learning trials.
The original spring and hex bolt were a POS.
Burly is the manufacturer.. not so burly from what i found.

I am sure the surly singlator is much better quality then the one i have.

In my experience, don't use a tensioner if you can find the magic ratio.
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Old 01-19-07, 02:59 PM   #18434
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I'm on 2inch+ fatty knobbies.... in the spring the hunt for 1 inch 26ers continues.
I've had my eye on some Tioga slicks at MEC for a while. 1.25-1.5" i think. 20$ each..
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Old 01-19-07, 03:03 PM   #18435
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I'm looking for the skinniest I can get...1's are seemingly hard to find
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Specialized Fat boys 1" dumb slick.
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Old 01-19-07, 03:07 PM   #18437
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I'm looking for the skinniest I can get...1's are seemingly hard to find
can you run those on your MTB rims without getting a pinch flat?

i was just out running errands and looks like i got home in the nick of time; get a load of that snow squall happening!
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Old 01-19-07, 03:08 PM   #18438
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I've had my eye on some Tioga slicks at MEC for a while. 1.25-1.5" i think. 20$ each..
I'm running those on my city bike @90psi and they're great. Really tough too Highly recommended.

Someone posted a link where you could get 26X1, but being the smart guy I am I didn't save the link and can't remember what thread it was in
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Old 01-19-07, 03:10 PM   #18439
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Yea I have nice skinny mavic rims I'm pretty sure they'll fit. Famous last words.
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Old 01-19-07, 03:11 PM   #18440
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Old 01-19-07, 03:21 PM   #18442
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I guess this is for TJ to hype up his new SS.

Here's my SS, or rather 2 speed.
32 : 15/16 (I wanted a 14T)

The rubber knot keeps the chain/tensioner from slapping the chainstay.
It happens a lot when I'm riding like a fun-boi.

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I'll swap you my 14t for either the 15 or 16.
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I'm looking for the skinniest I can get...1's are seemingly hard to find
I have the cheapo $9 IRC form MEC. I love them almost as much as the Kenda Kwests. I had 1" tires before and found them to be a pain. Too many flats and brutal to get on/off. They weren't worth the extra momentum they gave IMO. You can get some here
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not to scale obviously
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Does reading forums consitute as working? and posting not?
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sorry, i meant that to be directed at brad.... i'm actually at home, bored and waiting!
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Cool, post pics when it is done. What plans do you have for it? Fixed? I think it would make a great commuter as it has eyelets for fenders.
No. it won't be fixed. Either a s/s or I'm going to build it geared with some older 'retro' parts.
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