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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:03 pm 
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I'd been tempted to try single speed for a while so when this frame came up cheap I couldn't resist the iconic colour scheme as a base for the project.
While I was scratching the SS itch I figured I may as well scratch the wheel building one as well so this is my first attempt on both scores !
It is mainly a parts bin special, with some bits treated to a touch of rattle can colour coding, just to see how I get on with it.
It had it's first outing on Saturday and apart from an annoying rattle, which is now sorted, I think I could get used to it - as long as I avoid anything too hilly !

Frame: 1991/92 Marin Muirwoods
Fork: Marin

Headset: Shimano LX
Stem: Marin
Handlebar: Unbranded
Grips: Ritchey True Grip

Brakes: Shimano LX
Brake Pads: Madison Aztec
Brake Cables: Clarks
Cantilever cable hangers: TecArt
Brake Levers: Dia Compe Drilled SS7

Freewheel: Dicta 18t Screw On
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Shimano LX
Crank Bolts: Shimano LX
Chainring: Shimano 42t
Chainring bolts: Unbranded
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Tensioner: Gutted & trimmed Shimano LX Rear Mech
Pedals: Wellgo WPD800

Hub Skewers: Odyssey Svelte
Rims: Mavic Oxygen M6 CD
Hubs: Shimano Deore MT60/Sachs Screw on
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: Plain Gauge
Tyres: Continental Cross Country 1.5
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Kalloy
Seatpost Binder: Marin


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Nice! I have just done the same to my pine mountain, pics soon :-)


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Change that 42 ring for a 36 and go find some big hills :D ........
nice bike by the way !!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:39 pm 
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A great looking bike that outrode a lot of more illustrious machinery at the Sherwood ride. The matching green hubs are a master stroke, Gav, I might have to nick that idea when I get round to re-painting my Muirwoods!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Get to something like a 2:1 gear ratio and then ride it loads. 8)

You'll get fitter and tougher and wonder why anyone needs gears. It worked for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Love the hubs/derailleur.

Hard man SS talk aside - watch your knees - I tore the cartilage in my right knee climbing out of the saddle on a very steep hill - now my doctor says no more SS for me. :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:14 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments guys :D

hamster wrote:
Get to something like a 2:1 gear ratio and then ride it loads. 8)

You'll get fitter and tougher and wonder why anyone needs gears. It worked for me.


It's just for playing when the mood and terrain suits really, I'm never going to be a SS only rider. I used the 42 as it was what I had on the chainset already and went a little bit higher than the 2:1 recommended ratio as I tend to push bigger gears when I ride anyway, always have, plus it was always meant to be used at places where I'd need to keep a gear going rather than get up a hill.


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