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Old 01-02-08, 09:04 PM   #1
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whats a good 29'er to convert?

for single track and mountain riding, hell yeah!
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Old 01-02-08, 09:14 PM   #2
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Wait, what?

Convert a random 29er to singlespeed ... or convert something else into a 29er?

I don't know if we're talking ENO hubs or tire clearance.
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http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...tcast29_08.htm



Flip flop hub
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I would spend a bit more and get a Redline Monocog. Or a bit more and get a Ti IF...
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Soma Juice. The drops allow single speed or geared use.
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I have no idea what the OP is talking about. If you're gonna buy a 9er, just get one that's already single speed. It makes absolutely no sense. It's like saying "what kind of new car should swap a manual transmission into?"
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yeah, i guess I was not clear. What i mean is, what is a good MTB frame i can pick up for cheeps that will take 29" tires to make a fixie MTB.
that motobecane is NICE, i was lusting over it just yesterday, just bolt a tomi cog on that baby and im good to go!
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The motobecane comes with a fixed cog on a flip/flop hub. No need to bolt anything.
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just get a gt peace9r or a motobecane outcast both very inexpensive and alot of fun
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just get a gt peace9r or a motobecane outcast both very inexpensive and alot of fun
On the serious, just do this.

How's your Motobecane working out, Retem?
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ok thanks, ill start saving my pennies
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I really like the Redline Monocog. Im sure the other 29ers around that price range are just as good. I dont think the motobecane comes with as good stock components, though I could be off on that.

Edit: I made a thread about this a few months ago and got some GREAT suggestions and info.

here is link - Which 29er Single Speed?
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my Monocog fixed townie:



15" MC 29er frame, Halo Freedom disc rims, Schwalbe 2.35" Big Apples, Surly fixed free rear hub, 17t Surly Cog, Odyssey 33t chainwheel, Profile Racing cranks, Brooks B17, and profile riser bar. I'll mount my Cetma rack when I can get a hold of a skewer that will clear the lawyer tabs. The seat's been raised since this pic was taken last may.

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so i already have a SS mtb (redline monocog, older version with bmx rear-spacing), and i'm interested in trying out a 9er. Am i better off just getting a new SS 29er or converting my existing 26" monocog (with new parts, that way, the cost comparisons are for only new product)? It seems like the conversion would be a cheaper though not a long-term attempt at riding a 29er (a bad choice if you're already committed but not so bad if unsure).
Does this sound right? Anybody been in a similar situation?
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so i already have a SS mtb (redline monocog, older version with bmx rear-spacing), and i'm interested in trying out a 9er. Am i better off just getting a new SS 29er or converting my existing 26" monocog (with new parts, that way, the cost comparisons are for only new product)? It seems like the conversion would be a cheaper though not a long-term attempt at riding a 29er (a bad choice if you're already committed but not so bad if unsure).
Does this sound right? Anybody been in a similar situation?
Im pretty sure it would be rather hard (impossible?) to convert from 26" to 29" on the same frame. The chain/seat stays/fork would be too short and the placement of brakes wrong.
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Im pretty sure it would be rather hard (impossible?) to convert from 26" to 29" on the same frame. The chain/seat stays/fork would be too short and the placement of brakes wrong.
If you run discs and your frame can take 2.5-3" tyres, then you will probably be able to fit 29er wheels with skinny XC tyres.

It will be very tight, and your bottom bracket will be too high. If you are thinking of doing a custom 29er build in the long run then there is no harm in getting some wheels first and giving it a try. At the very least some nice fat 700x37-42 touring tyres will fit for some on tarmac speed thrills.
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On the serious, just do this.

How's your Motobecane working out, Retem?
its groovy I have replaced the pedals the bars/stem headset and saddle as well as the tires and freewheels I have new wheels on the way and full fenders

it is a work bike after all

however it is still a great ride and its fun
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I really like the Redline Monocog. Im sure the other 29ers around that price range are just as good. I dont think the motobecane comes with as good stock components, though I could be off on that.

Edit: I made a thread about this a few months ago and got some GREAT suggestions and info.

here is link - Which 29er Single Speed?
stock redline monocog 29ers are tanky and the components stink

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stock mc 29ers are tanky and the components stink
Yeah, I figured.

Bikesisland.com sells just the frame, which isnt that bad a deal.
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Yeah, I figured.

Bikesisland.com sells just the frame, which isnt that bad a deal.
I meant rl monocog

how do you get motobecane from mc?
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I meant rl monocog

how do you get motobecane from mc?
theres a m and a c!

The stock parts on the monocog arent too bad, none failed before I replaced them. Still using the stock wheels.
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eh I just don't really like vp the 07' and 08' comes with the bottom of the barrel canecreek hs same as the moto cheapy pedals same as the moto
some cheapy rpm cranks(moto comes with truvativ stylo)
vp bars and stem same as moto
same brakes too
the wheels are probably better better seeing as the moto's rear axle is bad (or atleast mine is)

I test rode a monocog and didn't like the handling or the weigh
the moto is a 30# al bike the monocog is a 35# steel bike
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15" MC 29er frame, Halo Freedom disc rims, Schwalbe 2.35" Big Apples, Surly fixed free rear hub, 17t Surly Cog, Odyssey 33t chainwheel, Profile Racing cranks, Brooks B17, and profile riser bar. I'll mount my Cetma rack when I can get a hold of a skewer that will clear the lawyer tabs. The seat's been raised since this pic was taken last may.

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Do you ride it brakeless? If so, does that mean you're into park/street or jump it on dirt? If yes, hows the frame for those things....
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I want that motobecane 29er in white so bad now
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I dunno about you guys but I kind of really really want a Karate Monkey.
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