Dialled Bikes Love/Hate

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  • Dialled Bikes Love/Hate
  • ron jeremy
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    Anyone got one anyone used one? Am looking at getting one, what are they like as a geared hardtail and what are they like as a SS, oh and has anyone ran one as a rigid? Just really after feedback thoughts and comments really, cheers all and enjoy your Sunday

    I've got one, running SS rigid. Have absoluetly no complaints about it at all. Feels tight, but not too harsh and seems to cope with everything I've thrown at it

    MrSmith
    Member

    the new ones look like this

    ron jeremy
    Member

    Cheesyfeet i do like the look of that bike, where is the mech hanger on the images of the new ones?

    the new ones are SS only I think – so no mech hanger

    I keep meaning to cut mine off.

    I have been runnning ridgids on mine – but I am going to try some rebas this winter for a change

    Premier Icon allyharp
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    Doesn't no mech hanger now contradict the name of love/hate singlespeed?

    MTB-Idle
    Member

    don't think so, the point is you either love singlespeeding or you hate it. I don't see a mech hanger making a difference.

    Karl33to
    Member

    absolutely loved my old l/h but didn't get on with the ebb so replaced it with an inbred, which is almost as nice to ride, but not as nice to look at

    bikemonkey
    Member

    There are so many good geared frames out there, why bother making a half-arsed one?

    Premier Icon Shackleton
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    I've got one and it's great as a singlespeed, EBB is excellent. Works well as a 1×9 but must confess to only having used it as such a couple of times. I think either go the whole hog with gears or just use 1! I run it with rigid carbon forks, DT 4.2d/HopeXC with light tyres and it feels so fast, light and flickable. I think it is also much more attractive than other singlespeed frames out there (on-one, cotic, etc) and the olive green is ace.

    Incidentally it is for sale following the purchase of a Singular Swift and finally admitting after 2.5 years that the 17.5" L/H is a bit small for me (I'm a long legged 6ft).

    Medium/17.5", Olive green, VGC. Mail me if interested 😀 Based in Newcastle area.

    The new current (Mk2) versions don't have the mech hanger. Hardly anybody used them on the previous version and loads of people cut them off, so I thought I'd save em the trouble.

    ron jeremy
    Member

    cheers for clearing that up MIke, you dont have any of the Mk1 versions in orange knocking about do you?

    Err, I've got one. It's currently sitting in my garage, un-used about 9 miles from your front door. do you want it?

    ron jeremy
    Member

    Ant,for real why have you not mentioned this before!!!!

    (probably as i've only been looking for one since today, as the full bounce Marin might be leaving my shed)

    Oh and a quick edit Abbi says she isn't suprised that you have one in your shed/garage!

    Sorry Ron, the Mk1s are all long gone. I wasn't even gonna do another batch, but quite a few people ask about them so I thought I'd give the Love/Hate one more dance.

    ron jeremy
    Member

    All sorted, thanks TrustyRusty!

    Had mine since SSUK06 and it's a cracking bike, but after I built my Karate Monkey I nicked half the bits from it and I've been waiting to put it together again…

    It looks like I might get something long travel and Giantish so It's yours if you want it, I'd rather see it used and loved

    ron jeremy
    Member

    cheers mate, pop on over in the week (i'm free apart from Pilates on Wednesday) and there may well be some food and beer as well

    scratch
    Member

    Noooooo! I'm looking for a good steel frame I can run SS then convert to gears in a few years when I'm bored of twiddling around.

    Looked on the DB site the other day to see it'd been removed so gave up hope, show me where and I'll weld me own hanger on!

    Scratch, not seen the Voodoo Wanga then…. 😀 A mate of mine has one and likes it a lot.

    Or even a S/H Unit with Explosif dropouts or Explosif?

    Scratch, the new site should be live very soon. I know I've been saying that since Q2 this year, but it's not far away now.

    People who want to run gears on the Love/Hate can still go down the Alfine/Rohloff route.

    scratch
    Member

    Alfine / Wanga's both good options I'd not considered

    Premier Icon mangoridebike
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    Scratch

    If you can get hold of a Hone rear hub and mech then that would work, as the Hone rear mech hangs off the axle, not from a mech hanger.

    KINGTUT
    Member

    Lovely looking frames, the EBB works really well but it was just too harsh a ride for me and ended up selling it.

    Good point Mango, I'd forgotten about the Hone and Saint axle mounted mechs.

    Head for the Hills also do a clamp on front mech cable stop if people wanna run a front mech.

    ron jeremy
    Member

    Big thanks to the one and only Trustyrusty, my new(old) love/hate 1×9 is now up and running will give it a proper run in at the weekend… oh happy days,

    cheers again mate

    (photos to follow later)

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