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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-10-03, 05:49 PM   #1
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What do people think about single speed mtn.

I guess the only way people can get a single speed mountain bicycle is from a custom frame builder or do there own modifying.I asked myself the question why do people want that?...The answer is pobably because there in 2nd or 3rd most of the time anyway thats why?
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Old 05-10-03, 06:56 PM   #2
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1) bianchi sells a production single speed mountain bike.

2) singlespeeders coming in 2nd or 3rd most of the time? where do you place? 30th? don't underestimate the mass by your experience with a couple. a good friend of mine is ranked semi-pro and races singlespeed. and he's very, very fast. him and his team (composed of none other than Keith Bontrager and a bunch of other guys on singlespeeds) won their class at a 24 hours of adrenaline earlier this year, while he managed to win the fastest lap award.
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Old 05-10-03, 07:11 PM   #3
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I'll remember that Bianchi sells a single speed mtn. I did not know that.Thanks a bunch for the good advise.I would like to hear about other bicycle manufacturs that do the same?Good to know.!
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Old 05-10-03, 09:22 PM   #4
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Besides Bianchi there's also surly,spot,redline and I think Kona makes one too.Plenty of custom bldrs as well.Bianchi sells a couple diff models...one with disks one w/o.The DISS is freakishly light....and relatively cheap,try one at your local LBS,you will be suprised.
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thanks a bunch..We can see the direction there going now great
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Old 05-12-03, 09:44 AM   #6
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You can get a singlespeed by simply converting any existing hardtail frame.
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Old 05-19-03, 06:57 AM   #7
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You know it's pretty scary when Cannondale produces a Single Speed. Check out their website and the latest issue of Mountain Bike Action. Their bike is called the 1 FG. Anyone venture to guess what "F G" stands for?

My buddy and I are speculating the "G" stands for Gear, but since it's not a fixie, it rules that out for the "F". We think it's for "F$*king" gear.

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I guess the only way people can get a single speed mountain bicycle is from a custom frame builder or do there own modifying.I asked myself the question why do people want that?...The answer is pobably because there in 2nd or 3rd most of the time anyway thats why?
Yeah, that makes no sense what so ever....
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Old 09-22-08, 07:12 AM   #9
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back from the dead!! Sorry.
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Old 09-22-08, 07:36 AM   #10
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The Raleigh XXIX is cool.



Trials bikes are neat too.
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Old 09-22-08, 08:47 AM   #11
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I saw guys rocking SS MTBs at the 4th 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Been wanting to try an SS since but figured I'd start with one on the pavement first.
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Old 09-22-08, 08:54 AM   #12
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Surly's 1x1 frame is excellent for a SS MTB. It comes with disc tabs.

Also the Voodoo Wanga is really cool, too.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:40 AM   #13
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Here's another:

Jamis Exile SS 29er
http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...08exile29.html
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Old 09-22-08, 10:37 AM   #14
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The Monocog 29er is available, out the door, for under $500. Its a bike that will take you as far as you want to ride it and won't let you down. Not to mention that its disc compatable, eaisly converts to fixed with a Tommicog, and will climb anything you have legs for!

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Old 09-22-08, 12:09 PM   #15
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My first conversion was an old Trek 930. It was a bit big for me so found asmaller kona lavadome to convert. ItLs a blast to ride and my 13 yr old son uses it now, although just around the block withv his younger brothers.

The key is finding the magic gear to use without having to use a chain tensioner with vertical dropouts.
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Why, azukisingle? Why?
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I barely remember 2003. Half the people posting here were still in elementary school way back then.

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I have a Soma Juice, which is a 29er frame, with "Track ends" and a derailluer hanger. I also had a Voodoo Dambala, which was also a 29er with sliding dorpouts. SS MTB is much more common for "29er" riders for some reason.
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Old 09-22-08, 02:35 PM   #19
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I barely remember 2003. Half the people posting here were still in elementary school way back then.

bf
haha you are right... until you mentioned it i didn't notice this was an ancient thread (which i hate when they are brought back up)

my initial thought was "what the heck, this idiot doesn't know what he's talking about, EVERYONE makes a SS mtb" but yeah, back in 2003, bianchi was probably one of the only ones. this thread makes a lot more sense now, lol.
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Old 09-22-08, 03:00 PM   #20
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Here's my Jamis (singlespeed 29er):



I love it.
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Old 09-22-08, 03:23 PM   #21
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Why, azukisingle? Why?
This was yesterdays drunken experiment,sorry.
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Old 09-22-08, 03:45 PM   #22
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Holy ****. 5 year old thread.
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Funny to read this blast from the past...

I am hoping to have my new ss built in the nest few weeks so I can enjoy some fall riding on the singletrack.

It will be a rigid ss.

And it will be green.

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