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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:18 am 
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How short is the commute?

Haha my commute would have to be from one bed to another in that temperature wearing that! :wink: :lol:

Yeah I really love single speed, my record to work is fastest on my single speed road bike, the geared one even though it's technically betterbin everyday isn't as quick - and they weigh the same!!!!

Ride home isn't as quick single speed though :cry:

Really want to try single speed off road :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
How short is the commute?


Today I walked it instead.... :shock:


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Bit snowy, wish I had a short little commute.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:25 pm 
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I'm feeling a bit of deja vu...

Now we've come full circle, if you remember on page 1 the Stumpjumper frame originally replaced a Rocky Mountain Blizzard. I then sold that to Claret73 who's done a fine job restoring it, which made me yearn for another Rocky. Then recently along came Raidan73's Fusion in the for sale section. I think you can guess the rest :wink:

The Stumpy has done me well, light and quick, but ultimately too small for a commuter (no matter how much I kid myself) and I've always had a soft spot for Rocky Mountains.

So here's an end, and soon a beginning, keep your eyes open for a Fusion thread in the near future... :D

Update: Fusion thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=238641


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Stumpjumper M2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Back again! :lol:

I unearthed a pair of forgotten Bombers last week, saw the Stumpy frame in the corner looking sorry for itself, and a plan was hatched... Why not build a spare-parts single-speed for messing around town on?

Unlike most of my builds (ask Lee :wink: ) this one is gonna go fast, a two-nighter hopefully. Here's the progress after the first night. The first pic is finding the right gearing/chain length, the second, a rolling chassis. I'll finish it off one night this week and post the result.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:55 pm 
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As promised...

All good! That is apart from the ‘Golden Boy’ Umma Gumma wannabe that I found NOS for a couple of quid in a roadside secondhand store. Went out for a quick spin round the block for a test ride and the tyre not only managed to pop off the rim, but a huge spilt appeared too :shock: Swapped it as soon as I got home (shame I love grey tyres).
Golden Boy? Golden Shower more like… :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Mini update...

Couldn't get on with the Bombers for street riding so I changed them for a pair of Direct Drives. Having lots of fun on this. It's an uncoordinated, spare-parts-box build but there's something about it, maybe it's because it reminds me of my first (secondhand) BMX my parents bought me BITD... :lol: :D


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