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  • GrumpyDave
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    It’s time for a new singlespeed frame. The ideas I’ve come up with are:
    On-one Inbred
    Dialled Bikes Love/Hate
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Cotic Simple

    Any other ideas?

    Cheers
    Dave

    toxicsoks
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    Genesis IO

    djglover
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    Whyte 19, very nice frame

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    Sanderson Soloist

    rowley
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    Singular?

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    I like the look of the Singular in the latest magazine. But i had a question about it:

    It says it can run a 29 front with rigid fork but the frame is also designed to run a normal 26 wheel with a sus fork.

    What’s different then to running a rigid 29’er fork and wheel on the front of any standard 26’er hardtail to get the same effect?

    Only thing I can think of is the toptube length and does it make issues with overlap, etc. But as most bikes now tend more towards the long TT / short stem is that really going to be an issue.?

    OS Bikes BlackBuck frame and forks. Amazing handling, the best EBB system I have used and looks the dogs too! Only down side is one size only (29er 18″ frame and 24″ ETT)

    $500USD plus $60 for the rigid forks. Email Mark for more info.

    The best off the peg frame I have ever had…and I have had a few! Pics HERE

    SSP

    Dibbs
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    Whyte 19, very nice frame

    but more than £500, (and worth every penny IMHO).

    clunker
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    Wait or the next batch of Cotic Simples

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    Voodoo Wanga

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    Orange P7one

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    Any normal frame and use a white industries eno rear hub?

    Anthony
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    By the time you have bought the hub, built the wheel and bought the disc adapter it doesn’t leave you much for the frame!

    Sam
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    It says it can run a 29 front with rigid fork but the frame is also designed to run a normal 26 wheel with a sus fork.

    What’s different then to running a rigid 29’er fork and wheel on the front of any standard 26’er hardtail to get the same effect?

    Only thing I can think of is the toptube length and does it make issues with overlap, etc. But as most bikes now tend more towards the long TT / short stem is that really going to be an issue.?

    A rigid 29er fork will be far too long. The supplied rigid fork will be 445mm axle to crown, the same length as many rigid forks designed for 26″ wheel 100mm suspension corrected frames. Yes, you can just put any ~445mm fork on a ‘regular’ 26″ wheeled frame, throw a 29″ front wheel in there and ride it. IME this results in fairly sluggish steering for most common head angles. The Hummingbird fork has a lot (55mm) of offset/rake to keep the steering sharp (and also keep the front wheel out of the way of your toes).

    Plus it’s painted the same colour as the frame so it looks nice.

    Sam

    Shack
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    Value for money wise you cant fault the inbred though I might now be tempted to wait till the SS Scandal materialises.

    IWH
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    Go for the Singular Swift. Lovely, lovely bike.

    avdave2
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    Thorn still have some 853 Enduro frames left at £299. Option of fitting a Rohloff later if your knees give up but you still want low maintenance

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    Cheers Sam for that explanation.

    Now I really want to try this but in doing so I’d have to get shot of my SS Tinbred, which is probably a bridge too far…..

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    Why o why do people always suggest the Eno rear hub route even when it clearly doesn’t keep to the budget! 😀

    Excentriker or this may be more in budget. Never used one so can’t comment but be interested if anyone has?

    zaskar
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    Well for me I just used an old frame lying in the shed!

    Onone, Genesis and Surly do some nice Singhle Speed frames

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    You’re gonna have to buy some wheels anyway!

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    Specializedneeds – I got as far as actually paying the guy in the States for the forward components one – but it never turned up. Loads of delays with his suppliers, and he had me going round the houses a lot, which made me a bit suspicious. It looks the bees knees – if anything, nicer than the Excentriker, and the feature where you can perhaps more easily adjust it with the chain on than the Excentriker was quite appealing too.

    I’m now waiting for John Atkins Cycles to come back to me about the Excentriker – I think they may have some stock coming. I think both options are great, but the prices seem to have shot up recently. When I ordered the Forward one before xmas, it was well under £100, so in conjunction with even a decent vertical dropout frame, it looked like a brilliant solution.

    I’d love to hear feedback on either technology from anyone, and if / when something turns up here, I’ll let the whole sodding world know if it works!

    carver 96er, under your budget, plus another 15% off………

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    my vassago jabberwocky which is up for sale…

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    I have a 17″ voodoo wanga full build for sale. 2 months old. Pristine condition. Looking for £550 posted.

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    If you’re still looking – I’ve got a Simple (med Black, White panel graphics) with an XLII h/set and white U-turn Revelations for sale – open to offers? Also have some white 5.1 rims to go with it….

    Very little use….

    MrSparkle
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    Voodoo Wanga here, too. Mine’s not for sale though…

    New (Mk2) Love/Hates won’t be in stock until June.

    simply_oli_y
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    i’m gonna be selling an endorfin speed r.

    technically for the rohloff, (rohloff dropout) but there sliding, so perfect ss too…

    JxL
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    this thread lacks pictures! 🙂

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    Got to be a Voodoo Wanga. Great frame. I love mine even more than the Chameleon it replaced.

    And when you come to your senses, you can put put gears on it 🙂

    mansonsoul
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    Cotic Simples are the best ss frames, so much fun. I love mine!

    bigeyedbeans
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    yep wot mansonsoul said!

    AdamT
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    I have a surly 1×1 and love it. “rides like a bike” as they say in their literature.

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    sillyoldman – Member

    If you’re still looking – I’ve got a Simple (med Black, White panel graphics) with an XLII h/set and white U-turn Revelations for sale – open to offers?

    If the OP isn’t interested, could you email with info please? (details in profile) – couldn’t find another way to contact you!

    cheers

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    Here’s some Forward Components and Excentriker info and opinions – the Excentriker opinions are mine and in my experience it works well with no major problems. That’s about it really….

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