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Old 11-23-18, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
IRO Rob Roy, now in SSCX mode. Switched out the risers for drops, wrapped them in Zipp Service Course CX tape, and swapped the 46t ring that came on it for a 39. I'm terrible at off-road stuff but this bike is fun as hell.
Oh hell yeah. Lower gearing = more shred in the woods.
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Old 11-23-18, 10:17 AM
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That stem is perfect on that bike.
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Old 11-24-18, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
IRO Rob Roy, now in SSCX mode. Switched out the risers for drops, wrapped them in Zipp Service Course CX tape, and swapped the 46t ring that came on it for a 39. I'm terrible at off-road stuff but this bike is fun as hell.

That's a cool bike! Set up pretty similar to my Nature Boy, except I have disc brakes. Have you actually tried any SSCX races, or think you will?
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Old 11-24-18, 07:43 AM
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It wasn't too long back I snagged this steel Langster off ebay. I used to brouse pink bike and drool over one of these.
Its been built for awhile now and its about too fun. 46x17 with 25's, set back post and some flats with straps. I love this thing😃
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Originally Posted by Broctoon
That's a cool bike! Set up pretty similar to my Nature Boy, except I have disc brakes. Have you actually tried any SSCX races, or think you will?
I haven't yet, but it would definitely be cool to try sometime.
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Old 11-25-18, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by coffinjewel
That holdsworth is really adorable I'm a fan! I'm dying to build up a step through frame just trying to find the perfect one.
Originally Posted by 50voltphantom
That stem is perfect on that bike.
Thanks!

I built this bike for my wife last year in the hope that bicycling would be something we could do together. I was pretty proud of it but unfortunately my hopes were in vain. Due to her antipathy towards riding and my whining about giving up my beloved Bianchi mountain bike to make room in our place - she regifted it to me the other day. Now I have to decide what I want to do with it
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Old 11-25-18, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
I haven't yet, but it would definitely be cool to try sometime.
Do it, but be ready for addiction.

Bike looks great too man.
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Old 11-26-18, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam
Thanks!

I built this bike for my wife last year in the hope that bicycling would be something we could do together. I was pretty proud of it but unfortunately my hopes were in vain. Due to her antipathy towards riding and my whining about giving up my beloved Bianchi mountain bike to make room in our place - she regifted it to me the other day. Now I have to decide what I want to do with it
That’s easy. Keep the bike and find a new wife who likes to ride and will appreciate a lovely bicycle.
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Old 11-26-18, 03:47 AM
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That’s easy. Keep the bike and find a new wife who likes to ride and will appreciate a lovely bicycle.
Lol XDXD
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Old 11-26-18, 07:04 PM
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My new to me jammer.
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Is that A. C fixxed there Carcosa?
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Old 11-27-18, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by hay
Is that A. C fixxed there Carcosa?
Not yet. Having too much fun jumping off s***. Sooner or later though I plan on playing with it some fixed.
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Old 11-27-18, 02:33 PM
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This is my first handmade Single Speed project. A Merida Extreme 900 from the early 90s.

The bike had a 52/42T crank so I removed the biggest. Using 42/18T as normal and a 16t to more flat rides, because it's very hilly here in Norway The brake handles are from a CX bike.

It's not finished yet, I have used part of the back derailleur as a chain tensioner and it works quite good (I rode 30km the last day with no problems). I will a real chain tensioner soon, as well as spacers (used part of the cassette as spacers..), and a higher black stem.

The bike looks good anyway XD


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Old 11-27-18, 06:30 PM
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At first I was like that's not a single speed! Then I noticed you removed your shifters. However I would keep some shifters on it and use it as a road bike in the current configuration you only need one and you have a downtube boss so you could mount a shifter quite easily without mussing anything and for pretty cheaply. I just don't like seeing gears going to waste. One should have a single speed or fixed gear or two or three or four or five or more but if the bike has gears make use of them or get rid of them.

It is a cool looking bike though!
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Old 11-29-18, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa
Not yet. Having too much fun jumping off s***. Sooner or later though I plan on playing with it some fixed.
I was asking because my Bianchi is and its fun as ****
Your bike looks geared simular.
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new esi grips on the ranfla.
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Old 12-04-18, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hay


I was asking because my Bianchi is and its fun as ****
Your bike looks geared simular.
What is the blue tape on the straps for?

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new esi grips on the ranfla.
I would do very naughty things for that bike
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie

new esi grips on the ranfla.
Always nice to see pics of this bike - one of the coolest ones on here. Quality all around, and just beautiful in its no-frills efficiency.
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Old 12-05-18, 12:39 AM
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sew ups take the basket bike to higher levels. im never letting this one go.
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Old 12-07-18, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by mouse
What is the blue tape on the straps for?



I would do very naughty things for that bike

The blue tape holds the straps open. For big feet:/
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The blue tape holds the straps open. For big feet:/
ahhhh, I see, clever. I Just recently took off a pair of hold fast straps and switched to cages... but they seem to hold shape pretty well. I'm sure given enough time they'd start to get floppy though. I thought about fishing bailing wire through the material to create a sort of skeleton if they ever do
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It wasn't too long back I snagged this steel Langster off ebay. I used to brouse pink bike and drool over one of these.
Its been built for awhile now and its about too fun. 46x17 with 25's, set back post and some flats with straps. I love this thing😃
Love the head badge😉
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Old 12-09-18, 06:39 PM
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My 2016 Cannondale Cujo 2 converted to single speed. Im running a 36x22 gear. Tried to run it as a 2x10 geared setup to "get in the mainstream" and it didnt work for me. Bike is much, much better now. Rock Shox Recon fork, Tektro Auriga brakes, WTB Ranger 27.5+ tires. Been a singlespeed rider only for many years, probably why having a traditional geared bike felt unnatural
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