- Rigid SS – who has got one?
I’ve got a Kona Explosif of around 2005, the one with the slidey drop-outs. Not ridden it much in the last year due to a back op but used it round Thetford last week and had a great time on it.Posted 8 years ago
Think I will be out on it a little more now.
No pics I’m afraid, only when it has those suspension fork things on it – lol.tooslowMember
Classifieds special here.
2nd Merlin frame, Superstar carbon forks plus bits from the shed.
The forks, stem and chainring bolts are the only new parts on it.
It makes a nice contrast with my main bike (5″ forked hardtail).
I’ve also got a fixed Pompino with ‘cross tyres on but that’s a whole different ball game 🙂Posted 8 years ago40mpgSubscriber
I started with ss’ing my 93 kona explosif, then got a cheap on-one inbred (slot dropout) with carbon forks, which has been great fun and nearly indestructible.
For mountain mayhem i swapped the forks and ss bits onto my geared tinbred, which was amazing, very light and fast and still comfortable with an amazing degree of control with the rigid forks. I was zooming round the mayhem course, and our team ended up 2nd ss and something like 15th overall!
Now keeping an eye out for a singlespeed tinbred frame so i can do it ‘properly’ 🙂Posted 8 years agoDoctorRadSubscriber
Rode one years ago, though my ‘single’-speed bikes usually had two chainrings and a rear mech tensioner for on-/off-road or climbing / everything else use.
Don’t think my back would stand for a true singlespeed these days unless it was pretty flat. I tried 1×8 speed too, but found the chain was always falling off the chainring without some sort of device to keep it in place.Posted 8 years agoKinavitMember
It’s not built because I took it apart a couple of years ago and never re-built it, but I have a rigid fixed wheel mountain bike. The frame was built by a mate who was going into frame building, and is the same geometry as my rigid ’94 Zaskar. I really must re-build and ride it.Posted 8 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I’ve a rigid singlespeed Inbred and a rigid singlespeed Solitude. They’re my only off-road capable bikes. Apart from one run down the skills loop at Hamsterley on a borrowed Kona Stinky, I’ve somehow still not got around to having a go on a bike with any suspension.
Here’s my Inbred on the way up to Hamsterley yesterday:
And here it is on the way back:Posted 8 years ago
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