Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-05, 07:22 PM   #1
Rancid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Rancid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: oPt via Spokane, WA
Bikes: Chromoly Allez comp with Ultegra/DA, IRO Rob Roy
Posts: 842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't laugh at me

Can I make a SS out of a full suspension?
Rancid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 07:27 PM   #2
PhattTyre
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 07 Fisher Paragon, 00' Lemond Buenos Aries, Specialized Langster, Schwinn World Sport SS townie, 99 SS-Works single speed conversion, early 90s Raleigh roadie rain bike, 07 Fisher Rig, Trek 520, and a home-modified chopper
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
PhattTyre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 07:30 PM   #3
labratmatt
Total Hack
 
labratmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancid
Can I make a SS out of a full suspension?
labratmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 07:31 PM   #4
SD Fixed
Traffic shark
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: California
Bikes: 2 fixies, 1 road, 29er in the works.
Posts: 4,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Only if you put cincher's on it...
SD Fixed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 07:34 PM   #5
labratmatt
Total Hack
 
labratmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
labratmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 08:01 PM   #6
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 5,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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?)
Cynikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 08:03 PM   #7
PhattTyre
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 07 Fisher Paragon, 00' Lemond Buenos Aries, Specialized Langster, Schwinn World Sport SS townie, 99 SS-Works single speed conversion, early 90s Raleigh roadie rain bike, 07 Fisher Rig, Trek 520, and a home-modified chopper
Posts: 707
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by labratmatt
No, that was also posted by Rancid.
My bad... didn't notice that.
PhattTyre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 09:01 PM   #8
labratmatt
Total Hack
 
labratmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhattTyre
My bad... didn't notice that.
Sorry. Didn't mean to sound like an as$hole.
labratmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 09:06 PM   #9
enduro
Eschew Obfuscation!
 
enduro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: over here!
Bikes: 2005 Rocky Mountain ETSX, Surly Crosscheck, 2000 Enduro Expert (sold), 1999 Rockhopper, 1984 Trek 520 (STOLEN-but recovered!), $7 rigid MTB from a police auction (broken, then stolen)
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by labratmatt
Well said
enduro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-05, 10:13 PM   #10
wasted weasel
---
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: '05 iro mark V, '04 specialized epic, '04 lemond nevada city, '96 KHS aero comp, '03 norco evolve, '01 louis garneau 2.1, '91 VeloSport, '09 Kona DewPlus
Posts: 466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
wasted weasel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-05, 01:46 AM   #11
invisible
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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...
invisible is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:37 AM.