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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:01 am
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Location: Vancouver, USA
Not a bad ride for less than 10 dollars US. Rear end feels a little dead so I kinda suspect Hi-Ten rear triangle.

When I got her there was no rear derailer, so I put on a nearly dead Suntour XC Pro for shakedown runs.

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Stem was a little stubby for my tastes and I had to try out the 160mm tiller I'd recently acquired. Of course it's too lengthy. Got some cheapo riser bars on there as well. Found an almost magic ratio @ 34x15 and put her to work in single speed mode. Chain's a bit tight but if I add a link and go to 17T in the rear the online magic ratio calculator sez I'll be in business.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Location: Third stone from the sun.
Looks decent enough 8), cant remember those in the UK ?, BTW my last single speed had a magic ratio of 32-16, a new chain was very slightly tight but was perfect after 50 miles or so when it bedded in.


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