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    Don't laugh at me

    Can I make a SS out of a full suspension?

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    This question was just asked today by someone else.

    stupid question

    But yes, with a chain tensioner and enough chain to allow the suspension to move there's no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid
    Can I make a SS out of a full suspension?

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    Only if you put cincher's on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhattTyre
    This question was just asked today by someone else.

    stupid question

    But yes, with a chain tensioner and enough chain to allow the suspension to move there's no problem.
    No, that was also posted by Rancid.

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    I had the same idea. Try to find an old unified rear triangel frame from the 90's. Something like the old schwinn homegrown. I think one of the big online retailers has a similar frame on close-out for like $200, I think it was a catamount (sp?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by labratmatt
    No, that was also posted by Rancid.
    My bad... didn't notice that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhattTyre
    My bad... didn't notice that.
    Sorry. Didn't mean to sound like an as$hole.

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    Eschew Obfuscation! enduro's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by labratmatt
    Well said

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    I'm sure someone on here last year posted pic's of a cheap k-mart brand suspension bike that they made single speed, just an old beater, but it looked pretty good.

    edit* here you go icebike

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    theres also the option of finding a full suspension frame with a concentric bottom bracket pivot and no pivots between the main one and the rear axle, then finding that perfect gear ratio or using an eno hub to get the chain tention right... or find a kona "a" frame... it was made for that...

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