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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Here's mine, fitted with slicks as my commuter bike (slicks make so much more sense if you're doing mainly road riding on the bike!), was also my 1st singlespeed attempt, goes well (now with 46-18 gearing), fortunately it's fairly flat between home & work :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Ran Schwalbe City Jets 1.5" on my P7 for ages, but normal service has since resumed :D

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Bugger,dont have a pic and 1/2 of it is in bits.Ill post tomorrow if ive time :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:21 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Here's mine, fitted with slicks as my commuter bike (slicks make so much more sense if you're doing mainly road riding on the bike!), was also my 1st singlespeed attempt, goes well (now with 46-18 gearing), fortunately it's fairly flat between home & work :lol:

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Hubba Hubba... some pretty nice detailing there dude. But partial to a a flash of gold myself (see sig)
I am surprised that your 46:18 comes out at a lower gear than my 36:11... out of interest, do you know your chainstay length?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
my Kona that is now split and long gone:
Slicked it up for the Surrey100 ride. I quite liked it in this guise actually as it had a real skinny look to it.

Absolutely love how an old-school steel Kona looks on narrow slicks. Want one someday.
Here's my '99 Cannondale, the full story is linked in my signature.

Specialized All-Conditions Pro II 26x1.0 F+R
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Specialized All-Conditions Pro 26x1.0 Front / Hutchinson Top Slick Gold 26x1.0 Rear
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:33 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
I am surprised that your 46:18 comes out at a lower gear than my 36:11... out of interest, do you know your chainstay length?


It does? :?

No idea of chainstay length, I'll find out though...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:45 pm 
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:lol: :lol: I know where this has come from

Nothing wrong with making your bikes more versatile so therefore more usable depending on the conditions and use.

semi slicks are the furthest I have ever gone and at the time worked a treat


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:00 pm 
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My Cannondale has had knobbly tyres mounted on it fewer than five times since new, and they've never been left on for more than a week.
Rigid hardtails make ace commuters in dense, flat-ish cities. Good brakes and the right gearing make them more accelerative and nimble than 700c machines, and they can take far more abuse in terms of hopping/hitting potholes, kerbs, etc. If I ever move back to London I might have to build an Explosif on slicks.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:30 pm 
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My 1990 Timberline tourer.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I should also add mums orange :

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Feel free to take the piss with regards bar end positions and saddle, but its her bike and that's how she likes it ! (And its got some nice kit on it ;-))

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