- 29er XC singlespeed… More racey and lightweight than tough and heavy
that fast pink Dirty Harry is no more alas. Awesome n’fast, but I had a bombhole incident a year or so ago…..and it snapped… 🙁 . Good though whilst it lasted.
Makes me a little sad- what broke? At least it died doing something fun!
I loved that thing in summer, on dry trails and fast tyres, with carbon forks, one gear and light wheels- it made you want to attack every climb flat out and what you could get up was astonishing. The problem was I wanted a winter hack!Posted 2 months agoYakSubscriber
It broke at the top-tube/seat tube junction and the seat tube/bottom bracket. I had a rider-error moment and went sideways into the bombhole.
Yeah, sad too as it had been brilliant. V fast. I raced it a bit, did loads on it. Fast and comfy and very capable too. I still see one other pink one around at the odd race/event.Posted 2 months agomarkwsfMember
The OPs end goal sounds soooo much like my Scandal 29er SS. Reba forks and Crest wheels – weighs as much as a Sparrows Fart. Plenty quick handling (AKA nervous as ****) – great fun.
Note – the original Scandal 29er, not the 2019 one. I’ve got one one those too and it’s a very different kettle of fish.Posted 1 month agospooky_b329Subscriber
Am I correct in thinking any frame that takes a PF30 pushfit bottom bracket can be converted to an eccentric BB? Thats my understanding and if correct, it does open up the singlespeed options a bit 🙂
I’ve been dreaming of a singlespeed Shand Bahookie for a few months now…anyone here got one? (apologies, bit off topic as it doesn’t fit the OPs budget)Posted 1 month agostayhighMember
Another vote for a On One Scandal mk2. Have mine set up single speed with a carbon fork for commuting and pootling duties and its fab.
If its of any interest I have a 19″ 2013 Trek Rig with sliding drop outs and drop outs for geared or SS doing not a lot in the garage 😉Posted 1 month ago
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