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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 03-17-08, 06:49 AM   #1
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Angry Ape 29er frames Down Under

I think I just found my new frame. These look the business!
http://www.angryape.com.au/pink29_ze...pe+Function%5D
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Old 03-17-08, 06:56 AM   #2
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Very nice. The tubing is joined perfectly. $1500 for a frame seems a bit much but I guess they are producing rather limited numbers of these.
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Very limited. But gourmet! Great attention to details, if you read the blurbs about his other frames and ideas.
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Old 03-17-08, 07:06 AM   #4
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Damn, those are sexy.
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Old 03-17-08, 07:08 AM   #5
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Quality steel.
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Old 03-17-08, 08:06 AM   #6
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Can someone explain its drivetrain to me.

I see two front chainrings and no chain tensioner and vertical drop outs.
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Eccentric BB, you just move the chain to the smaller ring and then adjust the BB to take slack out of the chain.
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Old 03-17-08, 08:30 AM   #8
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^^^ I know it's because of the rear disc, but that sucks for a $1500 frame designed for ss.
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Old 03-17-08, 08:39 AM   #9
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^^^ I know it's because of the rear disc, but that sucks for a $1500 frame designed for ss.
They could've done it with a sliding dropout. I think that might be the best way to do a singlespeed where you need to have disc brakes.

And those frames look really good. Really really good.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:21 AM   #10
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Eccentric BB, you just move the chain to the smaller ring and then adjust the BB to take slack out of the chain.
almost...it has a Dos Eno freewheel in the back.
move the chain to small chainwheel and large cog configuration.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:39 AM   #11
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That bike is the tits. I love that rear disc placement.
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Love the rear disc mount.

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Old 03-17-08, 09:59 AM   #13
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Those dropouts are awesome. I am a huge EBB advocate, so this bike tickles me.

Is it fillet brazed, or are the welds just ground down? Either way it makes for a pretty bike.
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Old 03-17-08, 10:28 AM   #14
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If it were me, I would want a DR hanger on there just in case or a bolt on hanger. Looks like the builder is into custom fabrications which is cool in my book.
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I thought they named it "Angry ****" at first. Inappropriate.

But congrats on a seriously good-looking bike. That's a cool crankset on the photo model. I haven't been keeping up with Race Face much; is that this year's singlespeed Deus XC? And is that chainring stock?
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Good god, those are ****ing ugly.
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That bike is the doggie's dangles!


We need more SS MTB threads.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:21 PM   #18
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Good god, those are ****ing ugly.
Adjust your eyeballs.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:51 PM   #19
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Good god, those are ****ing ugly.
I have to agree. I can appreciate the workmanship, but Ill never own another EBB bike again, unless its a tandem.
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I have to agree. I can appreciate the workmanship, but Ill never own another EBB bike again, unless its a tandem.
why not? can you elaborate?
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The more I look at these the more I want a hardtail 29er SS with discs and a rocking front fork.
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EBB's scare me. Too many moving parts. And if something fails, it is expensive to fix.

Sliding drops are a good solution, but I've heard that many designs can twist when the brake is applied hard.

I'll just stick to track ends and readjust my brake when I need to swap gears. Is there any way to mount the caliper in front of the rotor so that the wheel can be more easily slid out the back?

Bike looks good though. For $1500, they could probably give it a better paint job.
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Needs more dropout.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t=#post6360929
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Fail.
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