- Singlespeeding a full sus – how?
You need a heavy duty chain tensioner to allow for chaingrowth, like one of these: http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=58&products_id=480Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
on the trail you need either to use the mech or lock the suspension – you’ll either brake the chain or the frame if you try to SS the bike with a fixed length chain.
As a more permanent solution as above, a decent tensioner, I used a Rohloff DH tensioner on my Giant NRS;Posted 4 years ago
I beleive part of the Spesh suspension design is that chainstay growth is kept to a minimum, I have seen an early Enduro turned SS as a get home, it worked fine but not something for everyday use.
A mech hangar is a must in the backpack for any big day out, that is usually enough to get a fix.Posted 4 years agoPimpmaster JazzMember
I love half the rubbish people on STW carry about in their camelbaks for all occasions. Shock pumps, spare mechs, mech hangars, lengths of chain, survival kits. Hilarious.
I love it when the maintenance-hating muppet in our group is asking nicely to borrow tools as his bike fails for the Xth time during the ride, as he’s not carrying any tools or spares. Hilarious. 😛Posted 4 years ago
I think not carrying a mech hanger is strange, in fact selling a bike with out a spare mech hanger is strange in my book.Posted 4 years ago
i’ve given my spare to a mate who was a sticky stick victim at the top of the 1st climb at penmachno, you know just as you turn off the double track and in to the woods. He was wasn’t happy!
A mech hanger and a power link later he was fixed up.
we normally have a shock pump in the group. everyone doesn’t need one or a tyre pump that will do high ish pressures.forzafkawiMember
I love it when the maintenance-hating muppet in our group is asking nicely to borrow tools as his bike fails for the Xth time during the ride, as he’s not carrying any tools or spares. Hilarious.
Why would he need to when he obviously has a domestique to carry them for him? 🙂Posted 4 years ago
As I already said.
beleive part of the Spesh suspension design is that chainstay growth is kept to a minimum, I have seen an early Enduro turned SS as a get home, it worked fine but not something for everyday use.
If you still worried Rob, I can help no more, its a doctor you need! 🙂Posted 4 years agoDufferMember
I’ve genuinely never known a Mech Hanger to break and leave the Mech intact
duffer – are you serious??
Totally serious. I understand the function of the hanger, and appreciate it’s value, but I’ve never experienced one fail correctly.
I should caveat that; I’ve never had a mech fail on my own bike, this is all experience gained from witnessing the misfortunes of riding buddies / folk i’ve stopped to help at the trailside.Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I’ve genuinely never known a Mech Hanger to break and leave the Mech intact…
I have, several times. You may need to bend the cage back into something resembling a straight line as well.
Why would you not carry a few, light, potentially ride-saving spare bits? A set of brake pads, a chain quick link or two and a few links, a mech hanger, a couple of cleat bolts, a caliper-mount bolt and a few chain-ring bolts. I’ve used all the above at one time or another usually to fix someone else’s bike.
I’ve bailed out other people three times with missing chain-ring bolts before now, it does happen oddly enough.
But really, for the sake of carrying 50g or so extra in your pack, why would you not bother unless you really enjoy walking?Posted 4 years ago
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