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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Picked this up last night after winning on e bay.

The plan is to build the bike up as a single speed for three main reasons -

1. To reduce the budget of the build.
2. To keep things simple and light.
3. I have never had a single speed and fancy trying it out. I can always build it back to DX geared spec at a later date.

From the previous owner (Dan b) I got the frame, forks, headset, qr skewers, x lite seat post and a DX crank. Thanks again Dan.

I have been busy today cleaning and polishing and thought that I would put up a few piccies.

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I will post more pics as I go along.

Jim


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Gave the seat post a polish using varying grades of wet and dry followed by metal polish.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:40 pm 
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These frames Rock, guess as they are fairly easy to source in the UK, we don't rate them that highly, but they ride really superbly and are very fast over the ground and light with it, looking forward to theis build! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:53 am 
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Cheers Wold Ranger. I have heard good reviews about these from others. Do you own one?

Today I have -

Split my DX chainset, polished and then re built using deep cut bmx style single 39 tooth ring and some nice new shiny short bolts.

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May restore forks today if the sun shows. Need to sand them back, prime, then paint again.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:25 pm 
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Nice good polishing skillz. Re-using components is a good ethos

Not into the single speed thing myself, maybe it's all the hills around here, but I love these frames

I fully expect your build is going to look very cool!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:56 pm 
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hi jimbog....welcome to the site!....i had the same ethos a few years ago when i did the same thing for the same reasons with a cannondale m1000.....

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single speeding has a unique carachter, the bike will seem simplified and light, easy to maintain, great for fitness and pedalling cadence control, and offroad you will learn to read the ground ahead in a different way and maintain momentum much in the same way as a more advanced driver would in a car.....


.....i have three bikes with no gears now, and they are great....i look forward to seeing what you do with yours....good luck and keep the pics coming.... :D


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Those frames do look great.. you got me thinking now, I want a british classic!

Whats the weight of that frame, did you check?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:12 am 
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Good to see yet another frame I missed out on being built on here.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I will keep the photos coming as and when I progress.

jujupunk -

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Started stripping the forks ready for re painting.

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