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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Moustache, moustache!

(feels like a klunker!)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:51 pm 
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...looking good - looks like you have managed to set it up without a tensioner?

Glad to see the old girl back on the road

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Yep, the 1cm of play in the sloping dropouts is enough :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:27 pm 
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2003 Slingshot SingleShot

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My favourite bike. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:32 pm 
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2003 Slingshot SingleShot

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My favourite bike. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:53 am 
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Bit late to the party but I do seem to have a SS fetish, ideally twinned with steel frames! :-S

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As an experiment it's a sort of Fixed Gear Freestyle lookalike, though at some point I'm going to alter bits and pieces as I go to try out combos, the bar/stem/tyres and maybe try it fixed off road and freewheeling everywhere!
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The 24 experiment

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and the trio inc slightly customised Day One.

BMX and Trailstar next!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:31 pm 
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Just a question (don't have a SS to show yet) - does it make sense to convert a full suspension bike to single speed? The chainrings, chain and sprocket are in rather bad condition, so is the front mech ... but put many new parts on it and need a commuter anyway. Any thoughts?

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Mathias


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Doesnt sound like best idea in theory, some full suss need the chain to extend and shorten as the swing arm moves so at minimum would need a spring loaded chain tensioner, some designs are less affected. Full suss isn't the best commute tool either, alternative could be a chain device and a few fresh gears at the back. Or a radical Full suss supermoto SS street cruiser! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:55 am 
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Thanks :D it would look little like the one above since it is a Kona FS (the Manomano in my signature), I guess I'd need a chain tensioner anyway since the dropouts are vertical and not horizontal ones. Supermoto SS street cruiser sound interesting, this could be a working title should i decide to go for singlespeed.


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