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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:28 am 
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Well, Maybe I should have posted my build here, not in a seperate thread. doh!

My karma (but fake) cannondale. :
22lbs. 39>16 gear. 32.9mph top speed so far, lol 8)

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And on the road where it should be!...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:57 pm 
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dmdmdm wrote:
Well, Maybe I should have posted my build here, not in a seperate thread. doh!

My karma (but fake) cannondale. :
22lbs. 39>16 gear. 32.9mph top speed so far, lol 8)

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And on the road where it should be!...

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I like the way you self-censored your rolled up trouser leg. Good man! Some of us old chaps mourn the passing of the bicycle clip. :cry:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:29 pm 
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here is my bmix single speed.

1999 Sunn bmix
Rock shox sid 100 forks
Sunn team 3pc cranks
Mavic rims
Dx v brake

this bike unfortunately has a flared head tube.
so i have a replacement frame waiting in the wings to replace this one.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:44 am 
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dmdmdm wrote:

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I know where that was taken.... just off Deansgate?
I will have to look out for you


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I need some help and this is the best place for it I think...

Do I HAVE to runs a singlespeed-specific chain or can I run a lighterweight one, with a tensioner??


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Depends on what chainring and cog you are using. For instance a 3/32 chain will not work with 1/8 chainrings or cogs. Generally singlespeed chains are 1/8 and a lightweight one (I guess your taking about a geared chain) will be 3/32. But not all singlespeed chainrings and cogs are 1/8....Confused yet?


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kaiser wrote:
Depends on what chainring and cog you are using. For instance a 3/32 chain will not work with 1/8 chainrings or cogs. Generally singlespeed chains are 1/8 and a lightweight one (I guess your taking about a geared chain) will be 3/32. But not all singlespeed chainrings and cogs are 1/8....Confused yet?


Cheers fella,

The cog is a 3/32 and the chainring is just your average chainring for a conventional triple setup,

Based on your info, I should be ok to run a 'geared' chain (3/32) then? and hopefully without a tensioner (although I don't have horiz. dropouts)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:34 am 
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you can just use a regular 8 speed chain :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Hmmm! 2013 Unit. I'm sure it'll be controversial but I like this! A lot!


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8) Quite like that


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