Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:16 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: s/s curious
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:52 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:03 pm
Posts: 11796
Location: Returning
is it me or are there a few more potential SINGLE SPEED devotees
on here now
zigzag, kaiser,gazz,me rode one geared wonders on saturday
and there seems to be a bit of interest from "others"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:00 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:04 pm
Posts: 8771
Location: scotland
tbh , i never gave the ss marin i had a chance as i only done a couple of miles on it :oops: if someone was to sell me a cheap tensioner then i'd maybe give it another go :roll: (i have the rear cog/spacers already :wink: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:03 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8661
As for off road SS then I'm to blame.

Taken part in SSUK/SSEC 04 at Aviemore and SSUK 08 at Drumlanrig plus persuaded Kaiser, Gaz, DaveDH, Jamie Dyer and Jimi Hendrix to join me at SSUK 09 at Dalby with other retrobikers from around the country. Also heading to SSEC 2010 in the Forest of Dean with Jamie Dyer and ZigZag in April. Also I plan to go to SSUK 2010 in Wales in August !

Gaz is a definite convert, Kaiser, Jamie, ZZ and Jimi all have an SS in their stable, I have 2 at any given time one of which is fixed.

SS suits retro as it is unsophisticated and tough like our bikes, keeps you fit too :D

Fancy a SS only meet, just say and you'll see loads :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:04 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
I love my SSE3, used it at Dunkeld last year and it was great, it's weight is a bonus though, i'm guessing it's around 21lb

Image

Hey Eck, i have a tensioner you can have, DMR i think :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:13 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:28 pm
Posts: 4179
Location: rutland
I like that bike too jimi , picked it up at ssuk09 and I'd say it was more than a couple of pounds lighter than my 23lb cinder cone . I wouldn't be surprised if it was in the 20lb area .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:18 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8661
I'm convinced Jimi's bikes made of Helium Alloy or the gas from the fizzy pop inside the tubes is stopping the coke can thin tubes from collapsing :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:20 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
perry wrote:
I like that bike too jimi , picked it up at ssuk09 and I'd say it was more than a couple of pounds lighter than my 23lb cinder cone . I wouldn't be surprised if it was in the 20lb area .


Cheers Perry :wink: , it's lighter now than it was at Dalby, i've ditched the heavy Maguras for TRP V's, USE post to replace the Kalloy one and White Industries cranks (real ones not Sugino's) to replace the ones i snapped :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:26 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
velomaniac wrote:
I'm convinced Jimi's bikes made of Helium Alloy or the gas from the fizzy pop inside the tubes is stopping the coke can thin tubes from collapsing :lol:


Could be right :) , but just as the bikes are getting lighter the rider is getting heavier, today = two bridies, a whole tube of Pringles, a heap of cheese and crackers left over Haribo's from yesterday and a two litre bottle of Pepsi Max, it's a wonder i make it up hills at all :lol:

Could be all the farting from the gas in the Pepsi Max :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: SS
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:13 pm
Posts: 25
Location: Clydebank, Scotland
I will be joining too as i want to put SS on my Hardrock frame, any recommendations of what and where to buy etc,

Cheers,

Mac :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:14 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8661
Hello Newbie :D

SS is dead simple to achieve and the parts are readily available, chainreactioncycles.com to name but one has a large selection of SS convertion kits and tensioners.

First remove all of that geared nonsense and if your bikes rear wheel has a freehub cassette remove that as well. Choose a single front chainring, middle for preference usually with 32 teeth and remove if possible the inner and outer rings. A SS specific middle chainring is best as it has taller teeth and no shifting ramps to dislodge the chain but the original will do as a start point.

Fit a SS specific single cog 16 or 18 teeth to the rear freehub body with a load of spacers that you get with the kit. Site along sprocket to chainring to ensure they're perfectly or as near as damit in line, this is important !.
Secure everything in place.

Choose a 1/8th inch pitch chain (BMX) for preference and connect up with minimum slack if possible. Then mount the tensioner youve chosen, provided its a rear derallier mounted type to the derallier mount to hold the chain in tension so it will not bounce off.

Get on bike and ride :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group