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  • Oxboy
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    I wanna live where u do, bikes grow on trees!
    :mrgreen:

    fu_manchu
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    nice looking machine, thought one of the advantages of a SS was less to clean in the winter muddy months, not just a light nights ride 🙂

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i’ve been indulging in the FS lifestyle though and have gone soft!

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Just remember

    if it doesn’t kill you it will only get you fitter

    sslowpace
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    Or shag your knees…

    Premier Icon postierich
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    WHITE GRIPS You TART!

    fu_manchu
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    never found knee’s an issue. Maybe I have been lucky (so far), but I do a lot of time trials so leg strength is good so maybe I don’t notice it.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    knees are fine 🙂

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    That would look lovely if you extended the white to the tyre sidewalls.
    Would look like Travolta’s car in “Grease”.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    🙂
    I predict the future.
    A pic of a badly maintained drive will appear…

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    white grips and saddle are enough!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    fist ride on a bike with one gear for about 3 months and my goodness did it hurt, blimey gears do flatter your fitness, thankfully the lighter nights are here so i can only improve 😐

    AIfonzo
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    Will you talk me through your build i’m looking to build up a new single speed, been looking at a couple of on*ones but i really like the look of this.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Voodoo Wanga frame (19″)
    hope hubs with shimano bmx cog (17T)
    mavic 517 rims
    Avid BB7 discs
    LX HTII crank and BB
    race face XY post
    Flite saddle
    Thomson stem
    easton EA 50 bars
    RS Revs (set to minimum travel, could really do with a Reba or similar)

    anything else you wanna know?

    AIfonzo
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    How much it set you back? You should be running a 16 on the back that’ll test your fitness 🙂 Cheers for the info.

    fu_manchu
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    does look good RocketDog, quite enough white forr me (not a big fan of white). What chain ring have you got to match the 17? I tend to ride the “traditonal 32×16”

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i yea forgot that, it’s a spot 34T

    Surfr
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    What’s with the Eighteen chainstay protector on the wrong side?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Alfonzo, frame cost £198, rest of stuff is just what i had lying around, its had a few incarnatons including…

    AIfonzo
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    very nice!

    fu_manchu
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    ok, 34T is not too good, it’s fairly flat where I ride so 32×16 suites fine. But I may play with other ratios shortly

    Is that a bell on the bar in the 1st pick? 😯

    fu_manchu
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    allways had a bad impression about bells, but tbh if ppl are around they are quite useful 😐

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    yup, bell came in handy down some singletrack earlier, gave early warning to an old codger who then had time to gather his dogs in an allowed me to pass unhindered, very civilised are bells 🙂

    aw
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    love that Voodoo…I have been quite frustrated on my SS so bought a geared Klien Attitude with hydraulic discs and front suspension…been out on it twice and want to convert it to SS and make it fully rigid!

    Maybe I have the bug 😉

    Maybe I should go the whole hog and get a hair shirt or something?

    fu_manchu
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    “almost” thinking of fitting one, on the trails on sat, bikey was using one and I could honesty see the avantaage, god I must be getting old!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    people hear a bell and 99% of the time know exactly what it means, i.e. ‘i am here and would like to pass please’ rather than shouting, braking hard to skid so the walkers hear etc etc,much more civil and evryone stays happy after the encounter, a win win situation if you will

    aw
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    some bells look quite nice these days 😉

    fu_manchu
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    plus if there are more than one of you with bells you get the advantage of playing a tune 🙂

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    white saddle too now

    james
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    “34T is not too good, it’s fairly flat where I ride so 32×16 suites fine”

    34:17T is the same ratio as 32:16T

    MrSparkle
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    Er, no it isn’t.

    MrSparkle
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    Btw, your Voodoo looks very similar to mine ‘cept mine has a brown Spoon saddle, and brown grips!

    james
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    “Er, no it isn’t”

    Am I being stupid again?

    34:17 = 2:1
    32:16 = 2:1

    no?

    (= should be equivalent)

    aphex_2k
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    MrSparkle – Member

    Er, no it isn’t.

    I’m intrigued. How is 34:17 not the same ratio to 32:16?

    taka
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    is 22:16 or 22:18 any good and what sort of riding would it be for?

    weelies, about all your 8″ forked sub5’d be safe for anyway, just be carefull when putting the front wheel down.

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Er, no it isn’t.

    Er, yes it is. As is 36:18. Or 44:22 and so on.

    FACT 🙂

    taka
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    ive changed mind about sub5 now anyways reebas or revs and the ss
    was goin on a malt1

    Premier Icon ash
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    Er, no it isn’t.

    Er, shoosh.

    james
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    “is 22:16 or 22:18 any good and what sort of riding would it be for?

    Not a lot

    If you must use a 22T ring, an 11T (smallest on a typical ring 8/9spd casette) will give you 2:1, the typical MTB singlespeed ratio

    aw
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    2:1 is the way to go either 32:16 or 34:17

    MrSparkle
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    Er, ok then. Yes it is! maths was never my strong point.

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