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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Hi guys,

Built this up as another 'something to do project' whilst off the bike,

I aiming currently aiming for 20-30 builds this year of various types, only some will stay, most will go :)

Since being ill I have really taken a shine to sourcing and building bikes , reminds me of days in the trade.. :)

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What do ya think guys.. :)

Watch out for the next build coming soon :) :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:14 pm 
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spot on, im after something like this for my 'going to the gym' bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:19 pm 
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What size is the frame?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:10 pm 
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I like that, a lot! If I had the money and wasn't building a SS I would buy that one.
I am looking to build at least 4-5 bikes this year myself.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:31 pm 
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That looks rather good (for a SS :P )

Quite like 'dales, might have to get one at some point...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:35 am 
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Looks nice.

What size chainring and cog are you using?

Looking to turn my old Fisher into a single speed and was wondering what ratios most people use - have built a SS roadie, but not a MTB.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:34 am 
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The ring sizes are 39 at the front and 21 at the rear :) , worked spot on this using a full half link chain, meaning I did not have to fit a unsightly tensioner, which is one thing that I hate on a singlespeed bike.. :)

Now sold and going to a better home, where it will be loved and cared for :)


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The ring sizes are 39 at the front and 21 at the rear :) , worked spot on this using a full half link chain, meaning I did not have to fit a unsightly tensioner, which is one thing that I hate on a singlespeed bike.. :)

Now sold and going to a better home, where it will be loved and cared for :)


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Sithlord wrote:
Now sold and going to a better home, where it will be loved and cared for :)



:wink: looking forward to getting fitter with it, cheers 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:27 pm 
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Ho sithlord. Just about to purchase a caad2 frame for the very same purpose as this lovely build.

Could you detail the specifics of the SS parts so I can consider sourcing and replicating? What did this one ride like?

Never heard of a half link chain before - how does it fix chain tension? Does it require special cogs/teeth?

Thanks

Tricky


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