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  • mamadirt
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    After whinging about singlespeeding in the mud then briefly rebuilding my Blood which proved no easier with 8 more gears I now have a little Cove Hooker on the way and am quite keen to give F/S S/S a go again (I’ve owned a couple of Kona Cowan DS bikes in the past) so just ordered a Zinger tensioner from Superstar. I’m guessing I’d need a top guide up front too.

    Show me your set-ups please 😛

    mamadirt
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    Loving that Killswitch 8) . What’s the bottom one?

    tazzymtb
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    it’s a lenz 29er SS fully. Uses the pivot bearings around the BB like the old Kona A, so chain tension stays constant.

    tazzymtb
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    solid flair

    Damn you mama, i’ve got urges for a SS loony play bike now!!!!

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    crosses fingers and hopes this is an n+1 bike and you have not sold the blood?

    mamadirt
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    He he, go on, you know you want to. Flair looks good – quite a bit of travel for an S/S though.

    When I pressed ‘buy’ for the Hooker I’d not given a thought to singlespeeding it – just fancied getting rid of everything (BMX and Blood frame are now sold and the lovely Sanchez frame will be hitting a well-known auction site later tonight) and replacing the lot with a do-it-all frame – but took the Sanchez out for a farewell blast this morning and figured I’m gonna miss singlespeed too much 😕

    mamadirt
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    Rusty, yes the Blood is now sold . . . but check this out 😛

    Quite a few images online singlespeeded. I’m excited! Pimp my Hooker! 😆

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    Don’t get me wrong it is a lovely looking frame but i thought the blood may have been a bike for life for you…

    Guess i should have known better!

    mamadirt
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    i thought the blood may have been a bike for life for you…

    Guess i should have known better!

    Me too! Never say never, eh? 😆

    mamadirt
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    All done and it’s rather blinkin’ nice 😛

    Singlespeed too . . . gears are now sold . . . commitment or what?

    One bike . . . one gear . . . what could possibly go wrong? 😆

    thepodge
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    Mine isn’t SS but it is alfine, I should get some pics of it up really

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    looks good that does, needs blue hubs though 😉 think your next upgrade should be some blue pro 2 evos on flow or arch ex rims.

    mamadirt
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    Yep, pics please. Never ran my Absolut singlespeed – wish I’d given it a go now . . . so quiet.

    Hmmmmm, gold hubs surely. I can feel more bling coming on 😛

    I just know there are gonna be tears when this gets scuffed 😉 despite it being well helicopter-taped . . .

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Very nice!

    All hubs should be gold, as should all rims, spokes and nipples be black….

    Rickos
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    Kona Howler. Missed my old one so bought another to singlespeed and fit a shorter shock to slacken and lower it. Also had the seat tube reamed by18 Bikes to fit a dropper.


    Kona Howler SS by Rick T., on Flickr


    Untitled by Rick T., on Flickr

    mamadirt
    Member

    That looks great Rick – perfect do-it-all bike right there! I’ve never owned a Howler (actually that’s not true – I bought one off ebay once but it turned out to be a 15.5 not a 15 and was quite a long frame so sold it on). Had a couple of Cowan DS frames though and a Dudu, hence the interest in the Hooker.

    thepodge
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    I’ll try get some pics tomorrow.

    You’ll have to report on how well that tensioner runs as I’m not a huge fan of horizontal dropouts so a tensioner is ideal but I’ve had problems with single arm ones before

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Wot no DMR Bolts? Is disappoint 🙁

    Love the idea of that salsa, but that’s just not a pretty execution of it. The seatstays/actuation rocker just dont look right.

    thepodge
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    The Bolt never comes up second hand

    I’ve offered to buy the 853 sample off dmr as it is supposedly much lighter

    mamadirt
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    Tensioner seems fine so far – I’m running a longer chain with not a massive amount of tension just to see how things go (looks like Rickos has his set up a little tighter) and I’ve run it all week without the front guide with no problems – seems pretty taut. I guess a top guide is a bit belt ‘n’ braces but hey, it keeps the oil off my furry Converses on the commute 😆

    thepodge
    Member

    Sounds like it could be a good option then, annoyingly I only need to take up 3/4 of q link at most

    Rickos
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    I run a bash guard and a Raidium guide on the inside (like a skinny bash guard that mounts on the granny ring tabs) but that’s more for when I switch to the 10 speed set up.

    mamadirt
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    Yes, I reckon the rear tensioner is probably more than enough but it’s good to have something up front for piece of mind. Mine is a Superstar branded model but yours looks identical Rick.

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