Single speed curious….
Ignoring the fact that you’ve already started receiving bit, everyone else has had a chance to show their off so I’ll join in 😉
Must really grab a better picture when I’m next out.
32:20 as it stands, have a 16 kicking around for when I want something bigger to push. Horizontal dropouts and a full-carbon rigid fork.Posted 3 years ago
Dan nice bits there – what happened to the rigid fork though?
Cheers! 😀 Looking at the parts I have I think my new “SS bike” will be a “super snob” bike rather than just a “single speed” 😳 Not super glamorous but not the klunker I had in mind when starting building…
In my heart I think a rigid fork is needed but having spent more than planned already and having both Fox and Magura forks lying around it doesn’t make too much sense at the moment. Aesthetically I love the on-one straight bladed forks with the silver crown but they were out of stock. The weightweenie in my likes the look of Trigon forks which are good value too. The curved forks look a little gash though 😕
Just waiting on a Yess tenstioner from Clee, KMC Z610 HX chain from Charlie the Bikemonger, Xpedo Ti pedals from JE James and a 130g, £50 Chinese carbon seatpost. Can’t wait!Posted 3 years agoGotamaMember
Dan, before you go for the rigid on one forks have a google search for them on here. If my memory serves me correctly (and you’re referring to the cromo ones) they are apparently very harsh and not that pleasant to ride. At the cheaper end the swift forks are highly rated and mine have a nice amount of flex …..or you could flog the suspension and get a second hand niner carbon 😀Posted 3 years ago
Ha ha – budgets are for girls!
I totally blew the budget already and don’t need any encouragement to keep going! 😀
There’s lots of the Sanderson frames cheap on ebay at the mo too if anyone is looking for other sizes. That red does look awesome!
Dan, before you go for the rigid on one forks have a google search for them on here. If my memory serves me correctly (and you’re referring to the cromo ones) they are apparently very harsh and not that pleasant to ride.
The ones I like aesthetically are similar to the ones on the Sanderson above. Big carbon legs and curved blades just don’t appeal aesthetically…
Good or bad?
Posted 3 years agomjsmkeMember
Heres my first SS build. My aim was to build a very cheap SS play bike for short commutes and a bit of fun. Built mostly from old spares. Total cost was about £150. The frame was my old 1999 Jamis Durango. Brakes are old XT 4 pots that i bought in 2000 or 2001 and have never been bled since!
I know the steerer needs cutting down…but i’ve not had a chance to ride it yet.
Posted 3 years ago
Slow progress at the moment with my first SS, most bits are now here, so I thought some may appreciate a gander at how its looking so far 🙂
Waiting frame and forks
Some of the bits
Wheels are Crests with Hope 2Pro’s and as soon as the hub spacers arrive, I’ll have no excuses 😀Posted 3 years ago
Thanks Yak! Definitely, up for that 🙂
As it was my birthday yesterday…. A day of self indulgence and pretty crap weather… Ta….
All built up and ready to go after many months of gathering bits. A quick zoot up and along the road and it feels good! 8)
Set up with an 18t cog for the time being and whilst my legs get used to this only one gear thing!Posted 3 years ago
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