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    Well you wouldn't want to get mud all over the tyres would you?

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    There are actually three speeds on a single speed - slow, stopped and walking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen J View Post
    There are actually three speeds on a single speed - slow, stopped and walking
    Actually that's 3 gears, sitting, standing and walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    I'm considering a BMX stylee pad on the top tube o make carrying it more comfy
    The pipe lagging that LG kindly included with the bike on my SS stayed there till it disintegrated, made a brilliant cushion for getting the bike up the hills

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    Well it's here & built, mostly.

    So, SS & chains - what's the deal? If not a normal 9spd, then what's best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    Well it's here & built, mostly.

    So, SS & chains - what's the deal? If not a normal 9spd, then what's best?
    Kmc or wipperman

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    Pork wah?

    read a few articles that say 3/32 chains are as strong as 1/8. The slight issue I have is that there's not quite enough adjustment on t'chain tugs so would a half link (single or full chain) help?

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    I've always used standard lengths of old chain...of which I have many :-)

    I love the looks of Half links and used them for years on BMX but couldn't find a half link chain that didn't seem baggy on the old 9sp running gear... can't see how you've not got enough adjustment on a sliding dropout frame though?

    Wheel tugs use two.

    I must have a photo/video of a single speed did the soggy bottoms series on it...I know I did the clif climb once without pushing and pre-baby I've done the Cwm Carna and Whytes climbs...in fact I might try and find a cheap clown frame to build one with the OEM wheels that came with my new bike :-)
    Last edited by BHB 10.6.6; 05-03-13 at 08:33.

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    The lack of adjustment isn't on the frame - it's the tugs themselves:


    Currently, with the adjustment screws all the way in they just touch the rear of the dropouts. I guess using them without the lock nuts would do.

    Have found a single half-link for a 3/32 chain so will get that & see whether it fixes the issue.

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    Looks like this so far:



    *apologises for bad phone shot in over-filled garage*

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    DSC_0359.jpg

    Hmm can only find one image of my on-one in SS format.

    Note bodged, exage tensioner and improvised top tube hose shortening method.

    and here's the front end (#68) riding up the Clif climb :-@

    DSC_0313.jpg

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    Looks good Nobby. Judging by the amount of seatpost you've let someone else test it.

    Ridden it their? How'd you get on?

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    It's only a 16" frame you cheeky fekker.

    Went for a quick 10k local loop with one longish climb & a few short, sharp ones - all okay really. Made a few adjustments here & there & confirmed my 2 main worries- the forks are a tad iffy & the tyres have to go. How we ever rode on fire XC pros is beyond me :-/

    must have done something right though, got a KOM!

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    Presumably uphill? I find its faster cause you're forced into a gear you normally change down from.

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    Nah, a twisty root fest along the river - can't remember the last time I rode that way on anything other than the FS.

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    Maybe conscious of the lack of gears you carried more speed.....?

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    Probably. That and the lack of rear suss made me look to get over/through the rootiest bits quicker.

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    Addictive, that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    Addictive, that is all.
    ...and because of that some Pro2 dedicated SS hub wheels have just gone on to make the green machine a permanent fixture.

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