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  • TimP
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    Complete post?

    Rickos
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    Yes, completed now. On the phone and my finger brushed the send post button. 🙄

    TimP
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    Someone at Brighton Big Dog had a Maverick with an Alfine if that helps?

    Rickos
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    Toying with the idea of a full sus ss bike and was thinking that a GT or Mongoose may be a good candidate with their nearly a URT type rear end. Anyone used one for ss or care to confirm my suspicions? Or totally obliterate them as well…

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    the issue might be….

    nearly a URT type rear end

    Rear axle and BB centers don’t remain a constant distance apart, so you’d need a sprung device of some sort… kind of defeating the whole point of he exercise…

    Kona A or Cowan FS, Old cove G spot or hustler? Mr Big ST10? Maverick as mentioned above… There’s a few options…

    zerocool
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    GT/Mongoose bikes don’t quite work single speed. I’ve had to do it a few times when I’ve wrecked my mech on holiday or many miles from home. But they would probably work with a chain tensioner. As said above you would really need something that pivots around the BB such as a Cowan DS or Commencal SX

    cynic-al
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    Rickos…ebay beckons:

    Anything with a proper URT or a rear end that pivots around the BB will work. Someone on here a while back (br?) SS’d an old Klein Mantra (and ran it with rigids!). Looked ace but I suspected rode like it was broken.

    Gotama
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    Just use an old mech as a chain tensioner and lock it in place with the limit screws. Then pick whatever suss frame you like. I’d suggest that you use something with a suspension design that reists squat when you stand up and mash or those hills are going to be a reaaaaal pita.

    Premier Icon psling
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    Be nice to find a Kona A for sale somewhere [rocking horse poo?]

    Anything that pivots around the bottom bracket with a fixed chain stay length.

    phinw
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    DMR Bolt
    NS Soda Slope

    Both rotate around the bb shell.

    thepodge
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    I ran my trance with an alfine and as a SS, bit of a faff to setup but fine after that.

    I’m now running a commencal absolut sx and it’s the best bike I’ve ever owned

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