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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:23 am 
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Looks nice.

You are not running a tug-nut though? MKS make some very subtle ones...or a Surly. And a bolt-up rear skewer, Halo, Control Tech etc for a cleaner look


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 Post subject: Tug-nut
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:32 am 
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Don't suppose you could send me some links? I'm rubbish at finding stuff!

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:42 am 
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http://surlybikes.com/parts/tuggnut

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/hal ... 1209-p.asp

MKS tugs may be for 10mm axles...can't remember


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Why single speed may I ask?

Not sure why anyone would put so much into a bike a not enjoy the luxry of multiple gears.

Not trying to be offensive - just curious.


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 Post subject: Gears???
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:10 pm 
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As you can see from the links to my other bikes this is the only singlespeed bike I have.

I understand people build singlespeed bikes for many different reasons.

Mine is simple:

Its a beer bike!

If you live around Cambridge you'll probably see it chained to some railings. You don't need gears for biking around town and you certainly don't need gears after a few pints. With this build I can just jump on it and ride home.

See...........a bike for every occasion.

(also, check out my Yeti Arc build. That's my sober bike ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
http://surlybikes.com/parts/tuggnut

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/hal ... 1209-p.asp

MKS tugs may be for 10mm axles...can't remember

I can recommend Halo skewers. They grip tight enough that you don't need tugs!


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 Post subject: Halo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:18 pm 
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I think I'll be purchasing some of those Halo skewers!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:20 am 
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How about a dirty pic including a good shot of a nice tight chain? This is a great bike BTW!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:40 am 
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Not being happy with the bars and stem, I've decided to change them for RaceFace Carbon Next SL bars (100 grams exactly) and BLACK RaceFace Deuz stem. Should look much nicer hopefully.

NOTE: I want to replace the seatpost for an inline 27.2 Syncros or RaceFace. If you have one for sale please PM me.


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 Post subject: Finally finished
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:36 pm 
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The final changes have been made............


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