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PICTURES: Your Converted Mountain Bikes!

Old 05-05-08, 07:38 PM
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these bikes are awesome! moar!!!
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Ooo

Eno Hub P0rn!!


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Nice thick drop outs.
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This isn't converted.

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Hey,

Isn't it better to have a front brake as opposed to a rear one? My rear wheel go crazy when I use rear brake too much. I was planning to go for a disk brake when I replace my front fork. (eventually) So I am curious. With my eno hub I can do the rear disk brake, too. But then I can't use TomiCog.

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Old 05-06-08, 05:05 AM
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Bianchi, I like your drop outs.
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Old 05-06-08, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
I did it for several reasons:
  1. The stock suspension forks were cheap and didn't work well anyway.
  2. They're normally considerably heavier than rigid forks.
  3. I don't need any suspension since I ride on the road.
  4. I like the feel of a rigid front end... suspension forks feel too squishy and bouncy to me.
Or you could just put a Fox on there and have suspension that tracks very well and isn't squishy or bouncy when properly adjusted....
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Old 05-06-08, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
Hey,

Isn't it better to have a front brake as opposed to a rear one? My rear wheel go crazy when I use rear brake too much. I was planning to go for a disk brake when I replace my front fork. (eventually) So I am curious. With my eno hub I can do the rear disk brake, too. But then I can't use TomiCog.

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Thats the way I got the bike, now it has new pads and disks front and back. Just need to bleed the system.

And having just a rear brake is actually pretty ok for riding around town, but after one off road session I need a front brake.
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Apologies for the pic quality. It was taken this weekend at the 'knife fight' sprints here in Van. This is my Coyote Pass ATB. It was given to me by my wife's grandpa, who found it in his alley. I fixed it recently, threw on some chopped drops, ground off the outer ring, and added a Mavic Helium front wheel (also found in an alley). Then I strapped rockets to it.

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Old 05-06-08, 10:12 AM
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That is priceless... how much boost do you get from the rockets ?
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Old 05-06-08, 10:37 AM
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That so totally needed to be captured on video...
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truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??
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Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
Or you could just put a Fox on there and have suspension that tracks very well and isn't squishy or bouncy when properly adjusted....
Believe me, I'm with you on the merits of a properly designed and dialed in suspension. However
I changed from the stock suspension forks to a rigid for those reasons listed. But to address your suggestion:
  1. a Fox still isn't as light as a rigid
  2. I still wouldn't need it no matter how good it is because my fixie is my daily commuter and hooligan bike for street riding.
  3. it would make the bike feel more sluggish than in it's present state... the increased length of the forks will change the head angle and therefore increase rake.
  4. a suspension fork will add unnecessary complexity. One of a fixie's virtues is simplicity which is a concept I thoroughly embrace.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:25 PM
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Not a conversion, I like dedicated SS mountain bikes :
This is the first bike I reach for every time

This was the cruiser, currently out on extended loan.

I picked this one up for a friend and brought it down to LA for him.


And here's my bike hanging out with his stable (we have very similar tastes):
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Old 05-10-08, 06:29 PM
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Nice. What size is that Monocog?
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I'm pretty sure the monocog was a 15". My red bike's a nominal 14", so that sounds about right.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:51 PM
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Which means mine is a 17 (as seen in first post). I have no idea; I got the bike from someone for cheap cheap. Loving it, though.
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Old 05-10-08, 07:06 PM
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1997 Schwinn Mesa converted to rigid 2x2. Actually it is able to run 3 different ratios of 32/14, 32/20, 22/20. I ride the crap outta this bike and am faster on it than my road bike for some reason. My legs can spin at the speed of sound.






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Originally Posted by Robbykills View Post


My NOS Dirt Research Kobuk. Set up 38x17 in this pic but soon to be 38x20

Looks good, but I run that same tensioner and it skips like crazy if I have my chain that loose. I think if you go to a 20T cog, you might have a long enough chain already in this pic.
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Old 05-10-08, 08:29 PM
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Hey,

Why do you guys you spring-loaded chaintensioners? Bolted tensioners are pretty good too.

https://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...-Tensioner.htm

Chains stay better I think.

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I wrote a review of the other doofer, a bolted tensioner. https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/414050-review-one-other-doofer.html

It held up pretty well on it's inaugural ride, but dropout positioning may limit two point mounted tensioners. Having had that experience, I'd likely use a single mount point bolted tensioner like the Soulcraft Convert.
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Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
Ooo

Eno Hub P0rn!!


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I have no need for eccentric hubs, but I do love me some white industries..
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Old 05-10-08, 09:20 PM
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95ish Trek Mountain Track:



My wifes mid-nineties Giant:


Both single speeds.
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
I have no need for eccentric hubs, but I do love me some white industries..
That is a beautiful freewheel!!!! Isn't that 72 stepped freewheel from White Ind? Mines like 32 or something, but it was so incredibly better than 16 steps I am used to. I wonder what's that like ... makes me giggle with excitement.

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