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PICTURES: Your Converted Mountain Bikes!

Old 05-01-08, 10:03 PM
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PICTURES: Your Converted Mountain Bikes!

In the fixed-gear galleries and picture thread are mostly fixie (and ss) roadbikes and tracks. I would love to see more pictures of everyone's converted mountain bikes -- as a fixed gear or a single speed, and even with SLICKS!

Please share yours, and perhaps this can be an official thread on converted mountain bikes.

This is my a Monocog-turned-fixie. I bought it a few nights ago for 100 bones. Cheap cheap. It has been fun commuting on this thing.









And, not really a fixie, but just as fun.



Thanks for looking. Would love to see your mountain bike converters!
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that motor having bike is beefy as ****
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Old 05-01-08, 10:26 PM
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how many gear inches is that red one pushing...I think I could take you haha
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Old 05-01-08, 10:32 PM
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SS Voodoo Wanga, Profile cranks, Woodman hub and stem, XT brakes, Avid levers, Shimano DX pedals
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Great fun thinking of building up a 700 cc wheel set for it though. Rear hub is an on one single speed disk hub with a bolt on cog from https://www.londonfixiebike.co.uk/
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Great pictures of mountain-bike-turned-fixed-gear-bikes so far.
Keep them coming!

Is it possible to install 700c wheels on a mountain bike frame? What are the required adjustments to install them?
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My old converted IF

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Originally Posted by powerband View Post
Great pictures of mountain-bike-turned-fixed-gear-bikes so far.
Keep them coming!

Is it possible to install 700c wheels on a mountain bike frame? What are the required adjustments to install them?

You need to run either NoBrakes™ or Pauls components do a v-brake that will allow you to use 700 c wheels in a frame designed for 26" wheels but you only need a short pull leaver or run disks. Or do a hack.
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My fixed gear mtb, year round ride. An old late 1980's Wheeler mtb.



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This really makes me want to convert that mountain bike I never ride anymore.
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I totally forgot about this bike. I bent a crank arm, and haven't rode it since.







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Last year I converted My old MTB to a SS/BMX type ride using spare BMX stuff I had around as an experiment. Liked it enough that this year I've been slowly improving it. Still have some changes I want to make, but I really like it as a SS/BMX style ride more than I did as a geared MTB.

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Originally Posted by wds178 View Post
Last year I converted My old MTB to a SS/BMX type ride using spare BMX stuff I had around as an experiment. Liked it enough that this year I've been slowly improving it. Still have some changes I want to make, but I really like it as a SS/BMX style ride more than I did as a geared MTB.
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Yeah, sometimes you just don't want to mess with any gear shifters. Its nice to just ride.
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I don't have a SS mountain bike but I got one of these.

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I'd rather have a single speed MTB!
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I'd rather have a single speed MTB!
AHH but if you look in the background you'll see my prized Giant CFR!! I have an Iron Horse MK III it's not SS but I like it. I'm looking at a 29er.
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Originally Posted by wds178 View Post
Last year I converted My old MTB to a SS/BMX type ride using spare BMX stuff I had around as an experiment. Liked it enough that this year I've been slowly improving it. Still have some changes I want to make, but I really like it as a SS/BMX style ride more than I did as a geared MTB.

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I've been thinking of doing something similar since my old 20" bmx is just too tiny for me. Looks like a blast to ride.
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I took this out on some trails last night for the first time and it was the most fun I've had on a bike since I first rode my fixed gear. I think I am going to move most of the parts onto a new frame, though. Something a little more aggressive.
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