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    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
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    Show us your singlespeeds....

    I'll start then; Kinesis Decade Versa, 2nd hand frame and bits from a donor bike:


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    how does it ride, always fancied a Versa after singletrack went all moist over the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serge the seal of death View Post
    how does it ride, always fancied a Versa after singletrack went all moist over the frame.
    Beautifully Serge. I came from a Genesis Altitude which has been compared to just one below a Cotic.

    For me, the Kinesis is more comfy than the Genesis, but not flexy at all. Its also shorter in the TT and has a slightly slacker HA for its given ST size and this gives it a very playful feel, whereas the Genesis was just "ok". Generally it feels light and snappy.

    Bear in mind though I've only done winter rides on it, so if the trails ever dry out then riding at speed promises to be a hoot. It comes with both sets of dropouts too so you can slam some gears on if you want.

    My summary would be that, where the Gensis did everything I asked it to do without complaining but was a tad dull, this does more yet livens up the whole experience and puts a grin on my face.

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    Eddie has my single speed........... :(

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    I'll post up a pic for you LG, just need to get the camera and bike in the same place sometime. If it helps, its looking pretty similar to when you sold it to me (although a little dirtier and more dinged now)

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    Mine's just a pile of bits waiting for the frame to arrive.

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    I'm rebuilding mine at the moment. Photos soon hopefully.

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    Haven't got a singlespeed.

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    My singlespeed isn't a mountain bike. BTW, she now has beautiful purple anodised pedals

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    Ah, there it is. Loved that bike, me.


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    Slight hijack - talk to me about chain tugs. I know what they're for but I often see SS bikes without any. A nice chap at On One recommended I use 'em & confirmed they come in pairs but when my bits arrived today there was only 1. Will using 1 work? I've emailed him again but am intrigued as to whether 1 would be sufficient.

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    Here's my only ss at the moment. I did have the Soda ss for a while but that's now 1x10.

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    J Boys

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    Nobby, one will hold the wheel in place against your mighty power (I'll let you decide which side to fit it ) but two makes adjusting the chain tension accurately easier.

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    Chain tug only needed on the drive side Nobby. What OldNick said.

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    Well there's another on its way FOC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    Well there's another on its way FOC.
    It'll weigh you down and you'll be slow(er)

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    I'm not sure my knees will be able to take it anyway but I want it give it a go. Having two speeds (slow & stopped) doesn't bother me tbh & I'd like to have something that doesn't sound like it's dissolving as I ride in the cack

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    I find a SS much lighter when pushing it up a hill

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    I'm considering a BMX stylee pad on the top tube o make carrying it more comfy

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