Full suss SS works a treat

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  • Full suss SS works a treat
  • rogerthecat
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    Here it is on it’s maiden voyage – Single speed full susser using the Yess tensioner and a Taz wobbly ring. Transformed the bike, I used to hate riding it as it felt like riding a sofa with a parachute on to slow it down as it pogoed along. Singlespeed meant no worrying about gear selection, wobbly ring eliminated any bob from the suspension and a longer stem made it feel much more like my old rigid bike – 25 Peak District miles and when I got home I was still grinning, it even climbed the steep hill back to our house quite happily. πŸ˜€

    thepodge
    Member

    Where did you get the tensioner?

    I considered one for my SS / alfine full suspension bike

    johnellison
    Member

    wobbly ring

    Snurk…

    rogerthecat
    Member

    @thepodge
    Got it from here:
    http://labs.yesspro.com/

    This is it in action:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBKoQHlFMVs[/video]

    fodmtbguides
    Member

    That tensioner looks awesome.

    thepodge
    Member

    Looks good but I wouldn’t mind one that pushes up, my trance used to slip in some ratios possibly due to not enough chain wrap

    Interesting to hear the wobble ring helps reduce bob, I’m due a new transmission soon, I’ll have to look into one

    Tom83
    Member

    Want. How much was the tensioner? Says it’s out of stock on the website.

    tazzymtb
    Member

    nice to hear the wonky ring has found another convert πŸ˜€

    rogerthecat
    Member

    @ThePodge – the top roller is so close to the cog there is no room for slippage. You work in Hope, happy to show you and let you have a blast to see how it works. It was a bit expensive at Β£80 inc shipping and tax (comes from Canada), but it has meant a bike that cost a few hundred pounds is now a joy to ride.

    Taz – wonky is the way to go, the second one is being saved for my lightweight rigid bike.

    fodmtbguides
    Member

    nice to hear the wonky ring has found another convert

    πŸ˜‰

    tazzymtb
    Member

    fodmtb I’ll sort yours out this week matey πŸ™‚

    thepodge
    Member

    rtc, I’m currently on holiday but maybe we could sort a bike swap for an hour or so at some point

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    wobbly rings +1

    man up and go 3 teeth up too, I only went 2 and regret it

    Neil F
    Member

    Yukon FX, great bike. Never thought of SSing it though……. πŸ˜€

    I don’t understand πŸ˜•

    rogerthecat
    Member

    mattjg – Member
    man up and go 3 teeth up too, I only went 2 and regret it

    In the Peaks?!?! Are you mad? 😯

    I’m still not getting this. I can’t see ANY purpose to it, straight jacket on wheels or over biked.

    thepodge
    Member

    You don’t need to, its not your bike

    I think it’s ace but I like singlespeeds & suspension

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Fair point Roger, I’m riding in soft-shandy-drinking-Surrey.

    I think I’m an SSer but I’ve yet to take on a ‘real’ hill. That pleasure is to come.

    rogerthecat
    Member

    doctorgnashoidz – Member

    I’m still not getting this. I can’t see ANY purpose to it, straight jacket on wheels or over biked.

    Why do you need suspension at all, or 29″ wheels or a Jones, or anything else bike related – you don’t, but it’s fun messing about with them to try something new.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Liked my NRS Singlespeed πŸ™‚

    gibbonarms
    Member

    Always interesting to see another FS-SS, I’ve got a Transition Bandit 29er done SS πŸ™‚ 130mm fun!

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