Think you are right about the grips- The ones on now look pretty but are really no good comfort wise. I might try bigger tyres but could get just as much joy with lower pressure
, I tend to run the wheels pretty firm.
Yeah single speed rocks no two ways about it- so quiet, the sound of velo crunching gears and then as a result his chain snapping made me realise that the simpler the better for bikes. I will always have a geared bike but will prob ride SS the most. How did you find the dale when you took it to CV? And what ratio you going for? I had 32/16 but went to 32/17 and think I have just about got it right.
true grips and pressure might be the first port of call. oury grips are meant to be good for shock absorption , retro too. The dale at CV was....... tough, great on the climbs but too hard for me too handle on the rough stuff. I need my front bounce if it has to be used in ernest, rigid will be for retro meets and projects only. Got to say though that your handling skills more than make up for no bounce, doesn't seem to stop you much if at all?