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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 7:48 pm 
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nice day today - took the SS road and tow path warrior for a bit of tracking. 42T front ring (magic gear) can be a bit tough in places - but it's flat round here ;)

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:00 am 
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got a 42 up front on mine sswiss, it makes for great flat riding, doesn't it

latest pic of mine in summer shoes, thank you Rich!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:48 pm 
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Anyone had a geared frame converted to track ends? Got an old frame I'd like to make a dedicated SS. However, my two local frame builders suggest that it isn't possible to use track ends with a fixed disc mount and that you'd need to go with either Rohloff dropouts or an EBB - the frame isn't worth either. Obviously, they know better than me. But if a fixed disc mount doesn't work with track ends, why are there so many frames with track ends and a fixed disc mount? Just wondered if anyone had gone down this route.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:56 pm 
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beagle wrote:
Anyone had a geared frame converted to track ends? Got an old frame I'd like to make a dedicated SS. However, my two local frame builders suggest that it isn't possible to use track ends with a fixed disc mount and that you'd need to go with either Rohloff dropouts or an EBB - the frame isn't worth either. Obviously, they know better than me. But if a fixed disc mount doesn't work with track ends, why are there so many frames with track ends and a fixed disc mount? Just wondered if anyone had gone down this route.

it does work but you do need a slotted disc mount for adjustment


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Ritchey P29 singlespeed 29"
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Egg ring?

How does that work in an ss setup?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:35 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Egg ring?

How does that work in an ss setup?


Everyone wonders that....
But think about it, the chain is always on 50% of the ring, long and narrow or short and fat, if you get my drift?

Egg rings work!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:56 am 
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I did think that after i posted.

I guess in real simple terms its just a squashed round ring with same amount of teeth etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:28 am 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
cyfa2809 wrote:
Egg ring?

How does that work in an ss setup?


Everyone wonders that....
But think about it, the chain is always on 50% of the ring, long and narrow or short and fat, if you get my drift?

Egg rings work!


Yes, it's right, no problem for chain :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:11 pm 
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brusque wrote:
Ritchey P29 singlespeed 29"
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Expecting delivery of my P29er frame any day which I'm going to run singlespeed with a rigid fork. It'll be my first MTB after a few years without - sold one of my 3 CX bikes to make way for this. Funnily enough, paintjob isn't too dissimilar to my first MTB - Cannondale M600:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81144


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